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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100580/venetoclax-in-patients-with-previously-treated-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#1
Andrew W Roberts, Stephan Stilgenbauer, John F Seymour, David C S Huang
Venetoclax is the first BCL2 inhibitor to enter routine clinical practice. It is an orally bioavailable small molecule that binds BCL2 very specifically. Acting as a pharmacological mimic of the proteins that initiate apoptosis (a so-called BH3-mimetic), venetoclax rapidly induces apoptosis in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells which express high levels of BCL2 and rely on it to maintain their survival. As a single agent, daily venetoclax treatment induced durable responses in 79% of patients with relapsed or refractory CLL or small lymphocytic lymphoma in a Phase 1 study, including complete remissions in 20% of patients...
January 18, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094768/bcl-w-has-a-fundamental-role-in-b-cell-survival-and-lymphomagenesis
#2
Clare M Adams, Annette S Kim, Ramkrishna Mitra, John K Choi, Jerald Z Gong, Christine M Eischen
Compromised apoptotic signaling is a prerequisite for tumorigenesis. The design of effective therapies for cancer treatment depends on a comprehensive understanding of the mechanisms that govern cell survival. The antiapoptotic proteins of the BCL-2 family are key regulators of cell survival and are frequently overexpressed in malignancies, leading to increased cancer cell survival. Unlike BCL-2 and BCL-XL, the closest antiapoptotic relative BCL-W is required for spermatogenesis, but was considered dispensable for all other cell types...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079887/drp-1-is-required-for-bh3-mimetic-mediated-mitochondrial-fragmentation-and-apoptosis
#3
Mateus Milani, Dominic P Byrne, Georgia Greaves, Michael Butterworth, Gerald M Cohen, Patrick A Eyers, Shankar Varadarajan
The concept of using BH3 mimetics as anticancer agents has been substantiated by the efficacy of selective drugs, such as Navitoclax and Venetoclax, in treating BCL-2-dependent haematological malignancies. However, most solid tumours depend on MCL-1 for survival, which is highly amplified in multiple cancers and a major factor determining chemoresistance. Most MCL-1 inhibitors that have been generated so far, while demonstrating early promise in vitro, fail to exhibit specificity and potency in a cellular context...
January 12, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074072/targeting-bet-proteins-improves-the-therapeutic-efficacy-of-bcl-2-inhibition-in-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#4
S Peirs, V Frismantas, F Matthijssens, W Van Loocke, T Pieters, N Vandamme, B Lintermans, M P Dobay, G Berx, B Poppe, S Goossens, B C Bornhauser, J-P Bourquin, P Van Vlierberghe
Inhibition of anti-apoptotic BCL-2 has recently emerged as a promising new therapeutic strategy for the treatment of a variety of human cancers, including leukemia. Here, we used T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia as a model system to identify novel synergistic drug combinations with the BH3 mimetic venetoclax (ABT-199). In vitro drug screening in primary leukemia specimens that were derived from patients with high risk of relapse or relapse and cell lines revealed synergistic activity between venetoclax and the BET bromodomain inhibitor JQ1...
January 11, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055968/bh3-mimetics-suppress-cxcl12-expression-in-human-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumor-cells
#5
Christopher D Graham, Niroop Kaza, Hawley C Pruitt, Lauren M Gibson, Barbara J Klocke, Lalita A Shevde, Steven L Carroll, Kevin A Roth
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) are aggressive, Schwann cell-derived neoplasms of the peripheral nervous system that have recently been shown to possess an autocrine CXCL12/CXCR4 signaling loop that promotes tumor cell proliferation and survival. Importantly, the CXCL12/CXCR4 signaling axis is driven by availability of the CXCL12 ligand rather than CXCR4 receptor levels alone. Therefore, pharmacological reduction of CXCL12 expression could be a potential chemotherapeutic target for patients with MPNSTs or other pathologies wherein the CXCL12/CXCR4 signaling axis is active...
December 31, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009301/tight-sequestration-of-bh3-proteins-by-bcl-xl-at-subcellular-membranes-contributes-to-apoptotic-resistance
#6
Jessie Pécot, Laurent Maillet, Janic Le Pen, Céline Vuillier, Sophie de Carné Trécesson, Aurélie Fétiveau, Kristopher A Sarosiek, Florian J Bock, Frédérique Braun, Anthony Letai, Stephen W G Tait, Fabien Gautier, Philippe P Juin
Anti-apoptotic BCL-2 family members bind to BH3-only proteins and multidomain BAX/BAK to preserve mitochondrial integrity and maintain survival. Whereas inhibition of these interactions is the biological basis of BH3-mimetic anti-cancer therapy, the actual response of membrane-bound protein complexes to these compounds is currently ill-defined. Here, we find that treatment with BH3 mimetics targeting BCL-xL spares subsets of cells with the highest levels of this protein. In intact cells, sequestration of some pro-apoptotic activators (including PUMA and BIM) by full-length BCL-xL is much more resistant to derepression than previously described in cell-free systems...
December 20, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990281/mitochondrial-apoptosis-and-bh3-mimetics
#7
REVIEW
Haiming Dai, X Wei Meng, Scott H Kaufmann
The BCL2-selective BH3 mimetic venetoclax was recently approved for the treatment of relapsed, chromosome 17p-deleted chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and is undergoing extensive testing, alone and in combination, in lymphomas, acute leukemias, and solid tumors. Here we summarize recent advances in understanding of the biology of BCL2 family members that shed light on the action of BH3 mimetics, review preclinical and clinical studies leading to the regulatory approval of venetoclax, and discuss future investigation of this new class of antineoplastic agent...
2016: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980105/the-mtorc1-2-inhibitor-azd8055-strengthens-the-efficiency-of-the-mek-inhibitor-trametinib-to-reduce-the-mcl-1-bim-and-puma-ratio-and-to-sensitize-ovarian-carcinoma-cells-to-abt-737
#8
Cécile Pétigny-Lechartier, Charlène Duboc, Abdelghani Jebahi, Marie-Hélène Louis, Edwige Abeilard, Christophe Denoyelle, Pascal Gauduchon, Laurent Poulain, Marie Villedieu
The identification of novel therapeutic strategies is an important urgent requirement for the clinical management of ovarian cancer, which remains the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancer. Several studies have shown that the antiapoptotic proteins Bcl-xL and Mcl-1, as well as the proapoptotic protein Bim, are key elements to be modulated to kill ovarian cancer cells. Pharmacologic inhibition of Bcl-xL is possible by using BH3-mimetic molecules like ABT-737. However, inhibition of Mcl-1 and/or promotion of its BH3-only partners (including Bim, Puma, and Noxa) remains a challenge that may be achieved by modulating the signaling pathways upstream...
January 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960083/s63845-an-mcl-1-selective-bh3-mimetic-another-arrow-in-our-quiver
#9
Anthony Letai
A recent study reports a novel small molecule inhibitor of MCL-1 with efficacy in killing MCL-1-dependent cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. With the advent of S63845, the targeting of BCL-2, BCL-XL, and MCL-1 is now possible in vivo, but optimal clinical use is yet to be determined.
December 12, 2016: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956387/targeting-sphingosine-kinase-1-induces-mcl1-dependent-cell-death-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#10
Jason A Powell, Alexander C Lewis, Wenying Zhu, John Toubia, Melissa R Pitman, Craig T Wallington-Beddoe, Paul A B Moretti, Diana Iarossi, Saumya E Samaraweera, Nik Cummings, Hayley S Ramshaw, Daniel Thomas, Andrew H Wei, Angel F Lopez, Richard J D'Andrea, Ian D Lewis, Stuart M Pitson
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is an aggressive malignancy where despite improvements in conventional chemotherapy and bone marrow transplantation, overall survival remains poor. Sphingosine kinase 1 (SPHK1) generates the bioactive lipid sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) and has established roles in tumor initiation, progression and chemotherapy resistance in a wide range of cancers. The role and targeting of SPHK1 in primary AML, however, has not been previously investigated. Here we show that SPHK1 is overexpressed and constitutively activated in primary AML patient blasts but not in normal mononuclear cells...
December 12, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913204/the-selective-bcl-2-inhibitor-venetoclax-a-bh3-mimetic-does-not-dysregulate-intracellular-ca-2-signaling
#11
Tamara Vervloessem, Hristina Ivanova, Tomas Luyten, Jan B Parys, Geert Bultynck
Anti-apoptotic B cell-lymphoma-2 (Bcl-2) proteins are emerging as therapeutic targets in a variety of cancers for precision medicines, like the BH3-mimetic drug venetoclax (ABT-199), which antagonizes the hydrophobic cleft of Bcl-2. However, the impact of venetoclax on intracellular Ca(2+) homeostasis and dynamics in cell systems has not been characterized in detail. Here, we show that venetoclax did not affect Ca(2+)-transport systems from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) in permeabilized cell systems. Venetoclax (1μM) did neither trigger Ca(2+) release by itself nor affect agonist-induced Ca(2+) release in a variety of intact cell models...
November 30, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895791/nedaplatin-enhanced-apoptotic-effects-of-abt-737-in-human-cancer-cells-via-mcl-1-inhibition
#12
Chong Zhang, Yang-Ling Li, Xu Weng, Li-Yan Li, Ming-Xian Zhou, Da-Yong Zhang, Neng-Ming Lin
Platinum compounds, such as cisplatin, carboplatin, oxaliplatin and nedaplatin, are widely used to treat a number of solid malignancies. Nedaplatin is a second-generation platinum complex, based on its pronounced anti-cancer activities against several solid tumors being equivalent to that of cisplatin, but with lower nephrotoxicity. In this context, the present study aimed to investigate the potential anti-cancer effect by combining nedaplatin with ABT-737. It was found that nedaplatin greatly increased ABT-737-mediated apoptosis in A549 and 95-D cells, accompanied by enhanced cleavage of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase and caspase-3...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890930/histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-interrupt-hsp90%C3%A2-rasgrp1-and-hsp90%C3%A2-craf-interactions-to-upregulate-bim-and-circumvent-drug-resistance-in-lymphoma-cells
#13
H Ding, K L Peterson, C Correia, B Koh, P A Schneider, G S Nowakowski, S H Kaufmann
Histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors, which are approved for the treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma and multiple myeloma, are undergoing evaluation in other lymphoid neoplasms. How they kill susceptible cells is incompletely understood. Here, we show that trichostatin A, romidepsin and panobinostat induce apoptosis across a panel of malignant B cell lines, including lines that are intrinsically resistant to bortezomib, etoposide, cytarabine and BH3 mimetics. Further analysis traces the pro-apoptotic effects of HDAC inhibitors to increased acetylation of the chaperone heat shock protein 90 (HSP90), causing release and degradation of the HSP90 client proteins RASGRP1 and CRAF, which in turn leads to downregulation of mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway signaling and upregulation of the pro-apoptotic BCL2 family member BIM in vitro and in vivo...
December 16, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889784/targeted-therapy-of-cll
#14
Othman Al-Sawaf, Kirsten Fischer, Barbara Eichhorst, Michael Hallek
The landscape of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) has undergone profound changes in the past years. First, the addition of CD20-targeting antibodies to conventional chemotherapy has improved the therapeutic outcome in the majority of CLL patients. Since the establishment of the critical role of the B cell receptor signaling pathway in the pathogenesis of CLL, several agents have been developed to target this pathway. Ibrutinib and idelalisib, 2 potent kinase inhibitors, have both become available for CLL therapy in the first and second line...
2016: Oncology Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872497/bcl-2-protein-family-expression-pattern-determines-synergistic-pro-apoptotic-effects-of-bh3-mimetics-with-hemisynthetic-cardiac-glycoside-unbs1450-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#15
C Cerella, A Gaigneaux, A Mazumder, J-Y Lee, E Saland, F Radogna, T Farge, F Vergez, C Récher, J-E Sarry, K-W Kim, H Y Shin, M Dicato, M Diederich
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 3, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852038/transcriptomic-metabolomic-reprogramming-in-egfr-mutant-nsclc-early-adaptive-drug-escape-linking-tgf%C3%AE-2-bioenergetics-mitochondrial-priming
#16
Praveena S Thiagarajan, Xiaoliang Wu, Wei Zhang, Ivy Shi, Rakesh Bagai, Patrick Leahy, Yan Feng, Martina Veigl, Daniel Lindner, David Danielpour, Lihong Yin, Rafael Rosell, Trever G Bivona, Zhenfeng Zhang, Patrick C Ma
The impact of EGFR-mutant NSCLC precision therapy is limited by acquired resistance despite initial excellent response. Classic studies of EGFR-mutant clinical resistance to precision therapy were based on tumor rebiopsies late during clinical tumor progression on therapy. Here, we characterized a novel non-mutational early adaptive drug-escape in EGFR-mutant lung tumor cells only days after therapy initiation, that is MET-independent. The drug-escape cell states were analyzed by integrated transcriptomic and metabolomics profiling uncovering a central role for autocrine TGFβ2 in mediating cellular plasticity through profound cellular adaptive Omics reprogramming, with common mechanistic link to prosurvival mitochondrial priming...
November 11, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822137/axitinib-has-antiangiogenic-and-antitumorigenic-activity-in-myxoid-liposarcoma
#17
Lauren T Kerr, Jacqueline F Donoghue, Alexander L Wilding, Terrance G Johns
Myxoid liposarcoma is a rare form of soft-tissue sarcoma. Although most patients initially respond well to treatment, approximately 21% relapse, highlighting the need for alternative treatments. To identify novel treatment regimens and gain a better understanding of myxoid liposarcoma tumor biology, we screened various candidate and approved targeted therapeutics and chemotherapeutics against myxoid liposarcoma cell lines. Therapeutics that target angiogenesis showed antitumor activity. The small molecule inhibitor axitinib, which targets angiogenesis by inhibiting the VEGFR and PDGFR families and c-Kit, inhibited cell cycle progression and induced apoptosis in vitro, as well as having significant antitumor activity against MLS 1765 myxoid liposarcoma xenografts in mice...
2016: Sarcoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819377/downsizing-the-bad-bh3-peptide-to-small-constrained-%C3%AE-helices-with-improved-ligand-efficiency
#18
Nicholas E Shepherd, Rosemary S Harrison, Gloria Ruiz-Gomez, Giovanni Abbenante, Jody M Mason, David P Fairlie
Bcl2 Homology (BH) proteins can either trigger or prevent programmed cell death or apoptosis. Deregulation of the BH protein family network leads to evasion of apoptosis, uncontrolled proliferation and is a hallmark of cancer. Inhibition of pro-survival BH proteins is a promising chemotherapeutic strategy for certain cancers. We have examined whether helix-constrained peptides based on the BAD BH3 domain (residues 103-127) can be downsized to much smaller more drug-like peptides. We report the preparation, structural characterisation, in vitro Bcl-xL inhibition and leukemic T-cell killing ability of 45 linear, mono-, bi- and tricyclic helical peptidomimetics between 8- and 19-residues in length...
November 7, 2016: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816990/combined-antitumor-effect-of-%C3%AE-secretase-inhibitor-and-abt-737-in-notch-expressing-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#19
Jun Sakakibara-Konishi, Yasuyuki Ikezawa, Satoshi Oizumi, Junko Kikuchi, Eiki Kikuchi, Hidenori Mizugaki, Ichiro Kinoshita, Hirotoshi Dosaka-Akita, Masaharu Nishimura
BACKGROUND: Inhibition of Notch by γ-secretase inhibitor (GSI) has been shown to have an antitumor effect in Notch-expressing non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and to induce apoptosis through modulation of Bcl-2 family proteins. In particular, Bim, a BH3-only member of the Bcl-2 family of proteins, has an important role in the induction of apoptosis in NSCLC when cells are treated with GSI. ABT-737, a BH3-only mimetic, targets the pro-survival Bcl-2 family and also induces apoptosis...
November 5, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806433/targeting-bcl2-with-bh3-mimetics-basic-science-and-clinical-application-of-venetoclax-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-and-related-b-cell-malignancies
#20
A W Roberts, Dcs Huang
The intracellular protein B-cell-lymphoma-2 (BCL2) has been considered an attractive target for cancer therapy since the discovery of its function as a major promoter of cell survival (an anti-apoptotic) in the late 1980s. However, the challenges of targeting a protein-protein interaction delayed the discovery of fit-for-purpose molecules until the mid-2000s. Since then, a series of high affinity small organic molecules that inhibits the interaction of BCL2 with the apoptotic machinery, the so-called BH3-mimetics, have been developed...
January 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
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