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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156703/preclinical-efficacy-of-the-novel-competitive-nampt-inhibitor-stf-118804-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Jair Machado Espindola-Netto, Claudia C S Chini, Mariana Tarragó, Enfeng Wang, Shamit Dutta, Krishnendu Pal, Debabrata Mukhopadhyay, Mauro Sola-Penna, Eduardo N Chini
NAD salvage is one of the pathways used to generate NAD in mammals. Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT), the rate-limiting enzyme in this pathway, uses nicotinamide (NAM) to generate nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN). NMN is one of the main precursors of NAD synthesis in cells. Our previous study showed the importance of NAMPT in maintaining NAD levels in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma cells (PDAC), and that the NAMPT inhibitor FK866 decreased pancreatic cancer growth. We now tested the effect of STF-118804, a new highly specific NAMPT inhibitor, in models of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151553/chinese-single-herbs-and-active-ingredients-for-postmenopausal-osteoporosis-from-preclinical-evidence-to-action-mechanism
#2
Jing Lin, Jun Zhu, Yan Wang, Na Zhang, Hans-Jürgen Gober, Xuemin Qiu, Dajin Li, Ling Wang
Postmenopausal osteoporosis is a systemic metabolic skeletal disease generally ascribable to a dearth of estrogen. Whether traditional Chinese medicine is effective in management of postmenopausal osteoporosis remains unclear. This article reviews the experimental evidence of both in vitro and in vivo preclinical studies with the theme of the application of Chinese single herbs and active ingredients in postmenopausal osteoporosis. It includes three single herbs (Herba Epimedium, Rhizoma Drynariae, and Salvia miltiorrhiza) and eight active ingredients (saikosaponins, linarin, echinacoside, sweroside, psoralen, poncirin, vanillic acid, and osthole)...
2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151366/the-150-most-important-questions-in-cancer-research-and-clinical-oncology-series-questions-76-85-edited-by-chinese-journal-of-cancer
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Since the beginning of 2017, Chinese Journal of Cancer has published a series of important questions in cancer research and clinical oncology to promote cancer research and accelerate collaborations. In this article, 10 questions are presented as followed. Question 76. How to develop effective therapeutics for cancer cachexia? Question 77. How can we develop preclinical animal models to recapitulate clinical situations of cancer patients for more effective anti-cancer drug development? Question 78. How can we develop novel effective therapeutics for pancreatic cancer and hepatocellular carcinoma? Question 79...
November 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132091/effect-of-anti-diabetic-drugs-on-bone-metabolism-evidence-from-preclinical-and-clinical-studies
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REVIEW
Mohammad Adil, Rashid Ali Khan, Abul Kalam, Shiva Kumar Venkata, Amit Dattatraya Kandhare, Pinaki Ghosh, Manju Sharma
Diabetes mellitus is associated with abnormal bone health and an increased risk of fracture even though patients have normal or higher BMD. The mechanisms behind diabetes mellitus- induced various skeletal disorders remain unclear. Anti-diabetic drugs may have negative or positive impact on bone metabolism. For instance, thiazolidinediones increases the bone loss and risk of fracture possibly through PPARγ activation in bone marrow cells and hamper osteoblastogenesis via decreasing Runx2 transcription factor, IGF-1 and Wnt signalling pathways...
May 25, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127295/clinical-potential-of-an-enzyme-based-novel-therapy-for-cocaine-overdose
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Ting Zhang, Xirong Zheng, Ziyuan Zhou, Xiabin Chen, Zhenyu Jin, Jing Deng, Chang-Guo Zhan, Fang Zheng
It is a grand challenge to develop a truly effective medication for treatment of cocaine overdose. The current available, practical emergence treatment for cocaine overdose includes administration of a benzodiazepine anticonvulsant agent (e.g. diazepam) and/or physical cooling with an aim to relieve the symptoms. The inherent difficulties of antagonizing physiological effects of drugs in the central nervous system have led to exploring protein-based pharmacokinetic approaches using biologics like vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, and enzymes...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120380/in-vitro-phase-i-metabolism-of-crv431-a-novel-oral-drug-candidate-for-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Daniel J Trepanier, Daren R Ure, Robert T Foster
The cytochrome P450-mediated Phase I in vitro metabolism of CRV431 was studied using selective chemical inhibition and recombinant human enzymes. Additionally, the metabolic profile of CRV431 in human, rat, and monkey liver microsomes was investigated. Liver microsomes were incubated for 0-80 min with CRV431, and the metabolite profile was assessed by electrospray ionization liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (ESI-LCMS). CRV431 was extensively metabolized through oxidation to produce various hydroxylated and demethylated species...
November 9, 2017: Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119968/time-dependent-pharmacokinetics-of-dexamethasone-and-its-efficacy-in-human-breast-cancer-xenograft-mice-a-semi-mechanism-based-pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-model
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Jian Li, Rong Chen, Qing-Yu Yao, Sheng-Jun Liu, Xiu-Yun Tian, Chun-Yi Hao, Wei Lu, Tian-Yan Zhou
Dexamethasone (DEX) is the substrate of CYP3A. However, the activity of CYP3A could be induced by DEX when DEX was persistently administered, resulting in auto-induction and time-dependent pharmacokinetics (pharmacokinetics with time-dependent clearance) of DEX. In this study we investigated the pharmacokinetic profiles of DEX after single or multiple doses in human breast cancer xenograft nude mice and established a semi-mechanism-based pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) model for characterizing the time-dependent PK of DEX as well as its anti-cancer effect...
November 9, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119409/recent-developments-in-adc-technology-preclinical-studies-signal-future-clinical-trends
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REVIEW
Penelope M Drake, David Rabuka
The antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) field is in a transitional period. Older approaches to conjugate composition and dosing regimens still dominate the ADC clinical pipeline, but preclinical work is driving a rapid evolution in how we strategize to improve efficacy and reduce toxicity towards better therapeutic outcomes. These advances are largely based upon a body of investigational studies that together offer a deeper understanding of the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion (ADME) and drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics (DMPK) fates of both the intact conjugate and its small-molecule component...
November 8, 2017: BioDrugs: Clinical Immunotherapeutics, Biopharmaceuticals and Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118584/developing-a-novel-dual-pi3k-mtor-inhibitor-from-the-prodrug-of-a-metabolite
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Yan Zhou, Genyan Zhang, Feng Wang, Jin Wang, Yanwei Ding, Xinyu Li, Chongtie Shi, Jiakui Li, Chengkon Shih, Song You
This study presents a process of developing a novel PI3K-mTOR inhibitor through the prodrug of a metabolite. The lead compound (compound 1) was identified with similar efficacy as that of NVP-BEZ235 in a tumor xenograft model, but the exposure of compound 1 was much lower than that of NVP-BEZ235. After reanalysis of the blood sample, a major metabolite (compound 2) was identified. Compound 2 exerted similar in vitro activity as compound 1, which indicated that compound 2 was an active metabolite and that the in vivo efficacy in the animal model came from compound 2 instead of compound 1...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117990/simultaneous-physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic-pbpk-modeling-of-parent-and-active-metabolites-to-investigate-complex-cyp3a4-drug-drug-interaction-potential-a-case-example-of-midostaurin
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Helen Gu, Catherine Dutreix, Sam Rebello, Taoufik Ouatas, Lai Wang, Dung Yu Chun, Heidi J Einolf, Handan He
Midostaurin (PKC412) is being investigated for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and advanced systemic mastocytosis (advSM). It is extensively metabolized by cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A4 to form 2 major active metabolites, CGP52421 and CGP62221. In vitro and clinical drug-drug interaction (DDI) studies indicated that midostaurin and its metabolites are substrates, reversible and time-dependent inhibitors, and inducers of CYP3A4. A simultaneous pharmacokinetic model of parent and active metabolites was initially developed by incorporating data from in vitro, preclinical, and clinical pharmacokinetic studies in healthy volunteers and in patients with AML or advSM...
November 8, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098111/bile-acid-receptors-link-nutrient-sensing-to-metabolic-regulation
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Jibiao Li, Tiangang Li
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common liver disease in Western populations. Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a more debilitating form of NAFLD characterized by hepatocellular injury and inflammation, which significantly increase the risk of end-stage liver and cardiovascular diseases. Unfortunately, there are no available drug therapies for NASH. Bile acids are physiological detergent molecules that are synthesized from cholesterol exclusively in the hepatocytes. Bile acids circulate between the liver and intestine, where they are required for cholesterol solubilization in the bile and dietary fat emulsification in the gut...
June 2017: Liver Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096568/preclinical-evaluation-of-safety-of-fucoidan-extracts-from-undaria-pinnatifida-and-fucus-vesiculosus-for-use-in-cancer-treatment
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Lata Mathew, Maryam Burney, Anjali Gaikwad, Pranavand Nyshadham, Elizabeth K Nugent, Anneliese Gonzalez, Judith A Smith
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate potential hepatic metabolism-mediated drug interactions with fucoidan from Undaria pinnatifida (UPF) or Fucus vesiculosus (FVF) and potential growth inhibition activity with either fucoidan alone or with chemotherapy. In vivo studies were done to confirm safety and investigate fucoidan-mediated immune modulation. METHODS: Cytochrome P450 (CYP450) 3A4, 2C8, 2C9, and 2D6 inhibition experiments were conducted in vitro followed by an ex vivo human hepatocytes model to evaluate the CYP450 induction potential of each fucoidan at highest theoretical concentrations...
December 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081796/hepatocyte-cyp2b6-can-be-expressed-in-cell-culture-systems-by-exerting-physiological-levels-of-shear-implications-for-adme-testing
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REVIEW
Timothy G Hammond, Holly H Birdsall
Cytochrome 2B6 (CYP2B6) has substantial clinical effects on morbidity and mortality and its effects on drug metabolism should be part of hepatotoxicity screening. Examples of CYP2B6's impacts include its linkage to mortality during cyclophosphamide therapy and its role in determining hepatotoxicity and CNS toxicity during efavirenz therapy for HIV infection. CYP2B6 is key to metabolism of many common drugs from opioids to antidepressants, anesthetics, and anticonvulsants. But CYP2B6 has been extremely difficult to express in cell culture, and as a result, it has been largely deemphasized in preclinical toxicity studies...
2017: Journal of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080699/therapeutic-potential-of-omega-3-fatty-acid-derived-epoxyeicosanoids-in-cardiovascular-and-inflammatory-diseases
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REVIEW
Wolf-Hagen Schunck, Anne Konkel, Robert Fischer, Karsten-Henrich Weylandt
Numerous benefits have been attributed to dietary long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LC-PUFAs), including protection against cardiac arrhythmia, triglyceride-lowering, amelioration of inflammatory, and neurodegenerative disorders. This review covers recent findings indicating that a variety of these beneficial effects are mediated by "omega-3 epoxyeicosanoids", a class of novel n-3 LC-PUFA-derived lipid mediators, which are generated via the cytochrome P450 (CYP) epoxygenase pathway. CYP enzymes, previously identified as arachidonic acid (20:4n-6; AA) epoxygenases, accept eicosapentaenoic acid (20:5n-3; EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (22:6n-3; DHA), the major fish oil n-3 LC-PUFAs, as efficient alternative substrates...
October 25, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066413/effects-of-incretin-based-therapies-on-renal-function
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REVIEW
Vasilis Tsimihodimos, Moses Elisaf
Glucagon like peptide-1 receptor agonists and dipeptidyl peptidase-IV inhibitors (collectively termed incretin-based therapies) represent two of the most widely used classes of antidiabetic drugs. These compounds exert their beneficial effects on carbohydrate metabolism through the activation of specific glucagon like peptide-1 receptors in various organs. Accumulating evidence suggests that glucagon like peptide-1 receptor agonists and dipeptidyl peptidase-IV inhibitors also affect renal function in both glucagon like peptide-1 receptor-dependent and independent manner...
October 21, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065797/self-contained-low-cost-body-on-a-chip-systems-for-drug-development
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REVIEW
Ying I Wang, Carlota Oleaga, Christopher J Long, Mandy B Esch, Christopher W McAleer, Paula G Miller, James J Hickman, Michael L Shuler
Integrated multi-organ microphysiological systems are an evolving tool for preclinical evaluation of the potential toxicity and efficacy of drug candidates. Such systems, also known as Body-on-a-Chip devices, have a great potential to increase the successful conversion of drug candidates entering clinical trials into approved drugs. Systems, to be attractive for commercial adoption, need to be inexpensive, easy to operate, and give reproducible results. Further, the ability to measure functional responses, such as electrical activity, force generation, and barrier integrity of organ surrogates, enhances the ability to monitor response to drugs...
November 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055800/anti-diabetic-potential-of-peptides-future-prospects-as-therapeutic-agents
#17
REVIEW
Marya, Haroon Khan, Seyed Mohammad Nabvi, Solomon Habtemariam
Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder in which the glucose level in blood exceeds beyond the normal level and its effective control is recognized as a global challenge for clinician. Persistent hyperglycemia leads to diabetes late complication and obviously account for a large number of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Numerous therapeutic options are available for the treatment of diabetes including insulin for type I and oral tablets for type II, but its effective management is still a dream. Several options are under investigation in various research laboratories for efficacious and safer agents...
October 18, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050219/preclinical-characterization-of-abemaciclib-in-hormone-receptor-positive-breast-cancer
#18
Raquel Torres-Guzmán, Bruna Calsina, Ana Hermoso, Carmen Baquero, Beatriz Alvarez, Joaquín Amat, Ann M McNulty, Xueqian Gong, Karsten Boehnke, Jian Du, Alfonso de Dios, Richard P Beckmann, Sean Buchanan, María José Lallena
Abemaciclib is an ATP-competitive, reversible kinase inhibitor selective for CDK4 and CDK6 that has shown antitumor activity as a single agent in hormone receptor positive (HR+) metastatic breast cancer in clinical trials. Here, we examined the mechanistic effects of abemaciclib treatment using in vitro and in vivo breast cancer models. Treatment of estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer cells with abemaciclib alone led to a decrease in phosphorylation of Rb, arrest at G1, and a decrease in cell proliferation...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048660/canonical-and-non-canonical-wnt-signaling-in-cancer-stem-cells-and-their-niches-cellular-heterogeneity-omics-reprogramming-targeted-therapy-and-tumor-plasticity-review
#19
Masaru Katoh
Cancer stem cells (CSCs), which have the potential for self-renewal, differentiation and de-differentiation, undergo epigenetic, epithelial-mesenchymal, immunological and metabolic reprogramming to adapt to the tumor microenvironment and survive host defense or therapeutic insults. Intra-tumor heterogeneity and cancer-cell plasticity give rise to therapeutic resistance and recurrence through clonal replacement and reactivation of dormant CSCs, respectively. WNT signaling cascades cross-talk with the FGF, Notch, Hedgehog and TGFβ/BMP signaling cascades and regulate expression of functional CSC markers, such as CD44, CD133 (PROM1), EPCAM and LGR5 (GPR49)...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035547/pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-the-triterpenoid-ursolic-acid-in-regulating-the-antioxidant-anti-inflammatory-and-epigenetic-gene-responses-in-rat-leukocytes
#20
Chengyue Zhang, Chao Wang, Wenji Li, Renyi Wu, Yue Guo, David Cheng, Yuqing Yang, Ioannis P Androulakis, Ah-Ng Kong
The triterpenoid ursolic acid (UA) has been proposed as a potential cancer chemopreventive agent in many preclinical and clinical studies. In the present work, we aimed to characterize the pharmacokinetics (PK) of UA and to quantitatively assess the antioxidative and anti-inflammatory effects of UA, which are potentially linked to its chemopreventive efficacy. UA was administered intravenously (i.v., 20 mg/kg) or by oral gavage (100 mg/kg) to male Sprague-Dawley rats, and blood samples were collected at a series of designated time points...
November 6, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
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