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Haematologica ; 2019 Jul 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31296574

RESUMO

CD38 is expressed in several types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and constitutes a promising target for antibody-based therapy. Daratumumab (Darzalex) is a first-in-class anti-CD38 antibody approved for the treatment of relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. It has also demonstrated clinical activity in Waldenstrom macroglobulinaemia and amyloidosis. Here, we have evaluated the activity and mechanism of action of daratumumab in preclinical in vitro and in vivo models of mantle cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma and diffuse large B cell lymphoma, as monotherapy or in combination with standard chemo-immunotherapy. In vitro, daratumumab engages Fc-mediated cytotoxicity by antibody-dependent cell cytotoxicity and antibody-dependent cell phagocytosis in all lymphoma subtypes. In the presence of human serum, complement-dependent cell cytotoxicity was marginally engaged. We demonstrated by Selective Plane Illumination Microscopy that daratumumab fully penetrated a 3D lymphoma organoid and decreased organoid volume. In vivo, daratumumab completely prevents tumor outgrowth in models of mantle cell and follicular lymphoma, and shows comparable activity to rituximab in a disseminated in vivo model of blastic mantle cell lymphoma. Moreover, daratumumab improves overall survival in a mouse model of transformed CD20dim follicular lymphoma, where rituximab showed limited activity. Daratumumab potentiates the antitumor activity of CHOP and R-CHOP in mantle cell and follicular lymphoma xenografts. Furthermore, in a patient-derived diffuse large B cell lymphoma xenograft model, daratumumab anti-tumor activity was comparable to R-CHOP and the addition of daratumumab to either CHOP or R-CHOP led to full tumor regression. In summary, daratumumab constitutes a novel therapeutic opportunity in certain scenarios and these results warrant further clinical development.

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Oncoimmunology ; 8(3): 1554175, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30723586

RESUMO

Follicular lymphoma (FL) is a common non Hodgkin's lymphoma subtype in which immune escape mechanisms are implicated in resistance to chemo-immunotherapy. Although molecular studies point to qualitative and quantitative deregulation of immune checkpoints, in depth cellular analysis of FL immune escape is lacking. Here, by functional assays and in silico analyses we show that a subset of FL patients displays a 'high' immune escape phenotype. These FL cases are characterized by abundant infiltration of PD1+ CD16+ TCRVγ9Vδ2 γδ T lymphocytes. In a 3D co-culture assay (MALC), γδ T cells mediate both direct and indirect (ADCC in the presence of anti-CD20 mAbs) cytolytic activity against FL cell aggregates. Importantly, PD-1, which is expressed by most FL-infiltrating γδ T lymphocytes with ADCC capacity, impairs these functions. In conclusion, we identify a PD1-regulated γδ T cell cytolytic immune component in FL. Our data provide a treatment rational by PD-1 blockade aimed at boosting γδ T cell anti-tumor functions in FL.

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Mol Ther Methods Clin Dev ; 12: 134-144, 2019 Mar 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30623002

RESUMO

Genetically modifying autologous T cells to express an anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) has shown impressive response rates for the treatment of CD19+ B cell malignancies in several clinical trials (CTs). Making this treatment available to our patients prompted us to develop a novel CART19 based on our own anti-CD19 antibody (A3B1), followed by CD8 hinge and transmembrane region, 4-1BB- and CD3z-signaling domains. We show that A3B1 CAR T cells are highly cytotoxic and specific against CD19+ cells in vitro, inducing secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines and CAR T cell proliferation. In vivo, A3B1 CAR T cells are able to fully control disease progression in an NOD.Cg-Prkdc scid Il2rd tm1Wjl /SzJ (NSG) xenograph B-ALL mouse model. Based on the pre-clinical data, we conclude that our CART19 is clearly functional against CD19+ cells, to a level similar to other CAR19s currently being used in the clinic. Concurrently, we describe the implementation of our CAR T cell production system, using lentiviral vector and CliniMACS Prodigy, within a medium-sized academic institution. The results of the validation phase show our system is robust and reproducible, while maintaining a low cost that is affordable for academic institutions. Our model can serve as a paradigm for similar institutions, and it may help to make CAR T cell treatment available to all patients.

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J Control Release ; 296: 81-92, 2019 Feb 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30639692

RESUMO

Auristatins are a class of highly cytotoxic tubulin-disrupting peptides, which have shown limited therapeutic effect as free agents in clinical trials. In our continuing effort to develop acid-sensitive albumin-binding anticancer drugs exploiting circulating serum albumin as the drug carrier, we investigated the highly toxic drug payload auristatin E to assess whether the corresponding albumin-binding prodrugs were a viable option for achieving significant and concomitant tolerable antitumor activity. To achieve our goal, we developed a new aromatic maleimide-bearing linker (Sulf07) which enhanced both water solubility and stability of the prodrugs. In this study, we describe two auristatin E-based albumin-binding drugs, AE-Keto-Sulf07 and AE-Ester-Sulf07, which were designed to release the active compound at the tumor site in a pH-dependent manner. These prodrugs incorporate an acid-sensitive hydrazone bond, formed by the reaction of a carbonyl-containing auristatin E derivative with the hydrazide group of the water-solubilizing maleimide-bearing linker Sulf07. A panel of patient- and cell-derived human tumor xenograft models (melanoma A375, ovarian carcinoma A2780, non-small-cell lung cancer LXFA737 and LXFE937, and head and neck squamous cell carcinomas) were screened with starting tumor volumes in the range of either 130-150 mm3 (small tumors) or 270-380 mm3 (large tumors). Both albumin-binding prodrugs showed compelling anticancer efficacy compared to the parent drug auristatin E, inducing statistically significant long-term partial and/or complete tumor regressions. AE-Keto-Sulf07 displayed very good antitumor response over a wide dose range, 3.0-6.5 mg/kg (5-8 injections, biweekly). AE-Ester-Sulf07 was highly efficacious between 1.9 and 2.4 mg/kg (8 injections, biweekly) or at 3.8 mg/kg (4 injections, weekly), but caused cumulative skin irritation due to scratching and biting. In contrast at its MTD, auristatin E (0.3 mg/kg, 8 injections, biweekly) was only marginally active. In summary, AE-Keto-Sulf07 and AE-Ester-Sulf07 are novel acid-sensitive albumin-binding prodrugs demonstrating tumor regressions in all of the evaluated human tumor xenograft models thus supporting the stratagem that albumin can be used as an effective drug carrier for the highly potent class of auristatins.

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Br J Haematol ; 184(3): 373-383, 2019 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30565652

RESUMO

Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) comprise a family of non-coding transcripts that are emerging as relevant gene expression regulators of different processes, including tumour development. To determine the possible contribution of lncRNA to the pathogenesis of follicular lymphoma (FL) we performed RNA-sequencing at high depth sequencing in primary FL samples ranging from grade 1-3A to aggressive grade 3B variants using unpurified (n = 16) and purified (n = 12) tumour cell suspensions from nodal samples. FL grade 3B had a significantly higher number of differentially expressed lncRNAs (dif-lncRNAs) with potential target coding genes related to cell cycle regulation. Nine out of the 18 selected dif-lncRNAs were validated by quantitative real time polymerase chain reaction in an independent series (n = 43) of FL. RP4-694A7.2 was identified as the top deregulated lncRNA potentially involved in cell proliferation. RP4-694A7.2 silencing in the WSU-FSCCL FL cell line reduced cell proliferation due to a block in the G1/S phase. The relationship between RP4-694A7.2 and proliferation was confirmed in primary samples as its expression levels positively related to the Ki-67 proliferation index. In summary, lncRNAs are differentially expressed across the clinico-biological spectrum of FL and a subset of them, related to cell cycle, may participate in cell proliferation regulation in these tumours.


Assuntos
Pontos de Checagem da Fase G1 do Ciclo Celular , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Linfoma Folicular/metabolismo , RNA Longo não Codificante/biossíntese , RNA Neoplásico/biossíntese , Pontos de Checagem da Fase S do Ciclo Celular , Feminino , Humanos , Linfoma Folicular/genética , Linfoma Folicular/patologia , Masculino , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , RNA Neoplásico/genética
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Haematologica ; 104(4): 778-788, 2019 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29954928

RESUMO

Constitutive activation of the chemokine receptor CXCR4 has been associated with tumor progression, invasion, and chemotherapy resistance in different cancer subtypes. Although the CXCR4 pathway has recently been suggested as an adverse prognostic marker in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, its biological relevance in this disease remains underexplored. In a homogeneous set of 52 biopsies from patients, an antibody-based cytokine array showed that tissue levels of CXCL12 correlated with high microvessel density and bone marrow involvement at diagnosis, supporting a role for the CXCL12-CXCR4 axis in disease progression. We then identified the tetra-amine IQS-01.01RS as a potent inverse agonist of the receptor, preventing CXCL12-mediated chemotaxis and triggering apoptosis in a panel of 18 cell lines and primary cultures, with superior mobilizing properties in vivo than those of the standard agent. IQS-01.01RS activity was associated with downregulation of p-AKT, p-ERK1/2 and destabilization of MYC, allowing a synergistic interaction with the bromodomain and extra-terminal domain inhibitor, CPI203. In a xenotransplant model of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, the combination of IQS-01.01RS and CPI203 decreased tumor burden through MYC and p-AKT downregulation, and enhanced the induction of apoptosis. Thus, our results point out an emerging role of CXCL12-CXCR4 in the pathogenesis of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and support the simultaneous targeting of CXCR4 and bromodomain proteins as a promising, rationale-based strategy for the treatment of this disease.

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Int J Cancer ; 144(11): 2762-2773, 2019 06 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30468254

RESUMO

The Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor ibrutinib has been shown to be highly effective in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and is approved for CLL treatment. Unfortunately, resistance and intolerance to ibrutinib has been observed in several studies, opening the door for more specific BTK inhibitors. CC-292 (spebrutinib) is a BTK inhibitor with increased specificity for BTK and less inhibition of other kinases. Our in vitro studies showed that CC-292 potently inhibited B-cell receptor signaling, activation, proliferation and chemotaxis of CLL cells. In in vivo studies using the adoptive transfer TCL1 mouse model of CLL, CC-292 reduced tumor load and normalized tumor-associated expansion of T cells and monocytes, while not affecting T cell function. Importantly, the combination of CC-292 and bendamustine impaired CLL cell proliferation in vivo and enhanced the control of CLL progression. Our results demonstrate that CC-292 is a specific BTK inhibitor with promising performance in combination with bendamustine in CLL. Further clinical trials are warranted to investigate the therapeutic efficacy of this combination regimen.


Assuntos
Acrilamidas/farmacologia , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/farmacologia , Cloridrato de Bendamustina/farmacologia , Leucemia Linfocítica Crônica de Células B/tratamento farmacológico , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/farmacologia , Pirimidinas/farmacologia , Acrilamidas/uso terapêutico , Adulto , Tirosina Quinase da Agamaglobulinemia/antagonistas & inibidores , Idoso , Animais , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Cloridrato de Bendamustina/uso terapêutico , Medula Óssea/patologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Ensaios de Seleção de Medicamentos Antitumorais , Sinergismo Farmacológico , Feminino , Humanos , Leucemia Linfocítica Crônica de Células B/sangue , Leucemia Linfocítica Crônica de Células B/genética , Leucemia Linfocítica Crônica de Células B/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Transgênicos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Cultura Primária de Células , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/uso terapêutico , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas/genética , Pirimidinas/uso terapêutico , Células Tumorais Cultivadas
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J Immunol ; 200(8): 2581-2591, 2018 04 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29531171

RESUMO

Mechanisms of immune regulation may control proliferation of aberrant plasma cells (PCs) in patients with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) preventing progression to active multiple myeloma (MM). We hypothesized that CD85j (LILRB1), an inhibitory immune checkpoint for B cell function, may play a role in MM pathogenesis. In this study, we report that patients with active MM had significantly lower levels of CD85j and its ligand S100A9. Decreased CD85j expression could also be detected in the premalignant condition MGUS, suggesting that loss of CD85j may be an early event promoting tumor immune escape. To gain insight into the molecular mechanisms underlying CD85j functions, we next enforced expression of CD85j in human myeloma cell lines by lentiviral transduction. Interestingly, gene expression profiling of CD85j-overexpressing cells revealed a set of downregulated genes with crucial functions in MM pathogenesis. Furthermore, in vitro functional assays demonstrated that CD85j overexpression increased susceptibility to T cell- and NK-mediated killing. Consistently, ligation of CD85j decreased the number of PCs from individuals with MGUS but not from patients with MM. In conclusion, downregulation of inhibitory immune checkpoints on malignant PCs may provide a novel mechanism of immune escape associated with myeloma pathogenesis.


Assuntos
Antígenos CD/imunologia , Receptor B1 de Leucócitos Semelhante a Imunoglobulina/imunologia , Mieloma Múltiplo/imunologia , Plasmócitos/imunologia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Linfócitos B , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Regulação para Baixo/imunologia , Feminino , Humanos , Células Matadoras Naturais/imunologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Linfócitos T/imunologia , Transcriptoma/imunologia
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Sci Rep ; 7(1): 13946, 2017 10 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29066743

RESUMO

Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is a hematologic neoplasm characterised by the t(11;14)(q13;q32) translocation leading to aberrant cyclin D1 expression. The cell functions of cyclin D1 depend on its partners and/or subcellular distribution, resulting in different oncogenic properties. We observed the accumulation of cyclin D1 in the cytoplasm of a subset of MCL cell lines and primary cells. In primary cells, this cytoplasmic distribution was correlated with a more frequent blastoid phenotype. We performed immunoprecipitation assays and mass spectrometry on enriched cytosolic fractions from two cell lines. The cyclin D1 interactome was found to include several factors involved in adhesion, migration and invasion. We found that the accumulation of cyclin D1 in the cytoplasm was associated with higher levels of migration and invasiveness. We also showed that MCL cells with high cytoplasmic levels of cyclin D1 engrafted more rapidly into the bone marrow, spleen, and brain in immunodeficient mice. Both migration and invasion processes, both in vivo and in vitro, were counteracted by the exportin 1 inhibitor KPT-330, which retains cyclin D1 in the nucleus. Our data reveal a role of cytoplasmic cyclin D1 in the control of MCL cell migration and invasion, and as a true operator of MCL pathogenesis.


Assuntos
Movimento Celular , Ciclina D1/metabolismo , Citoplasma/metabolismo , Linfoma de Célula do Manto/metabolismo , Linfoma de Célula do Manto/patologia , Transporte Ativo do Núcleo Celular , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Animais , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Transformação Celular Neoplásica , Citosol/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Invasividade Neoplásica , Metástase Neoplásica , Proteômica
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Haematologica ; 102(10): 1776-1784, 2017 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28751557

RESUMO

Most patients with multiple myeloma treated with current therapies, including immunomodulatory drugs, eventually develop relapsed/refractory disease. Clinical activity of lenalidomide relies on degradation of Ikaros and the consequent reduction in IRF4 expression, both required for myeloma cell survival and involved in the regulation of MYC transcription. Thus, we sought to determine the combinational effect of an MYC-interfering therapy with lenalidomide/dexamethasone. We analyzed the potential therapeutic effect of the combination of the BET bromodomain inhibitor CPI203 with the lenalidomide/dexamethasone regimen in myeloma cell lines. CPI203 exerted a dose-dependent cell growth inhibition in cell lines, indeed in lenalidomide/dexamethasone-resistant cells (median response at 0.5 µM: 65.4%), characterized by G1 cell cycle blockade and a concomitant inhibition of MYC and Ikaros signaling. These effects were potentiated by the addition of lenalidomide/dexamethasone. Results were validated in primary plasma cells from patients with multiple myeloma co-cultured with the mesenchymal stromal cell line stromaNKtert. Consistently, the drug combination evoked a 50% reduction in cell proliferation and correlated with basal Ikaros mRNA expression levels (P=0.04). Finally, in a SCID mouse xenotransplant model of myeloma, addition of CPI203 to lenalidomide/dexamethasone decreased tumor burden, evidenced by a lower glucose uptake and increase in the growth arrest marker GADD45B, with simultaneous downregulation of key transcription factors such as MYC, Ikaros and IRF4. Taken together, our data show that the combination of a BET bromodomain inhibitor with a lenalidomide-based regimen may represent a therapeutic approach to improve the response in relapsed/refractory patients with multiple myeloma, even in cases with suboptimal prior response to immunomodulatory drugs.


Assuntos
Acetamidas/farmacologia , Azepinas/farmacologia , Dexametasona/farmacologia , Fator de Transcrição Ikaros/metabolismo , Mieloma Múltiplo/metabolismo , Mieloma Múltiplo/patologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-myc/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Talidomida/análogos & derivados , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Sinergismo Farmacológico , Feminino , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Lenalidomida , Masculino , Camundongos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mieloma Múltiplo/tratamento farmacológico , Mieloma Múltiplo/genética , Proteínas/antagonistas & inibidores , Talidomida/farmacologia , Carga Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Clin Cancer Res ; 23(6): 1493-1505, 2017 Mar 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27637890

RESUMO

Purpose: To establish a proof-of-concept for the efficacy of the anti-CD38 antibody daratumumab in the poor prognosis CD38+ chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) subtype.Experimental Design: The mechanism of action of daratumumab was assessed in CLL primary cells and cell lines using peripheral blood mononuclear cells to analyze antibody-dependent cell cytotoxicity (ADCC), murine and human macrophages to study antibody-dependent cell phagocytosis (ADCP), or human serum to analyze complement-dependent cytotoxicity (CDC). The effect of daratumumab on CLL cell migration and adhesion to extracellular matrix was characterized. Daratumumab activity was validated in two in vivo models.Results: Daratumumab demonstrated efficient lysis of patient-derived CLL cells and cell lines by ADCC in vitro and ADCP both in vitro and in vivo whereas exhibited negligible CDC in these cells. To demonstrate the therapeutic effect of daratumumab in CLL, we generated a disseminated CLL mouse model with the CD38+ MEC2 cell line and CLL patient-derived xenografts (CLL-PDX). Daratumumab significantly prolonged overall survival of MEC2 mice, completely eliminated cells from the infiltrated organs, and significantly reduced disease burden in the spleen of CLL-PDX. The effect of daratumumab on patient-derived CLL cell dissemination was demonstrated in vitro by its effect on CXCL12-induced migration and in vivo by interfering with CLL cell homing to spleen in NSG mice. Daratumumab also reduced adhesion of CLL cells to VCAM-1, accompanied by downregulation of the matrix metalloproteinase MMP9.Conclusions: These unique and substantial effects of daratumumab on CLL viability and dissemination support the investigation of its use in a clinical setting of CLL. Clin Cancer Res; 23(6); 1493-505. ©2016 AACR.


Assuntos
ADP-Ribosil Ciclase 1/genética , Anticorpos Monoclonais/administração & dosagem , Leucemia Linfocítica Crônica de Células B/tratamento farmacológico , Microambiente Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , ADP-Ribosil Ciclase 1/imunologia , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Citofagocitose/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Leucemia Linfocítica Crônica de Células B/genética , Leucemia Linfocítica Crônica de Células B/imunologia , Leucemia Linfocítica Crônica de Células B/patologia , Metaloproteinase 9 da Matriz/genética , Camundongos , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Oncotarget ; 7(5): 5507-20, 2016 Feb 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26701728

RESUMO

Clinical responses to bendamustine in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) are highly heterogeneous and no specific markers to predict sensitivity to this drug have been reported. In order to identify biomarkers of response, we analyzed the in vitro activity of bendamustine and the gene expression profile in primary CLL cells. We observed that mRNA expression of CD69 (CD69) and ITGAM (CD11b) constitute the most powerful predictor of response to bendamustine. When we interrogated the predictive value of the corresponding cell surface proteins, the expression of the activation marker CD69 was the most reliable predictor of sensitivity to bendamustine. Importantly, a multivariate analysis revealed that the predictive value of CD69 expression was independent from other clinico-biological CLL features. We also showed that when CLL cells were co-cultured with distinct subtypes of stromal cells, an upregulation of CD69 was accompanied by a reduced sensitivity to bendamustine. In agreement with this, tumor cells derived from lymphoid tumor niches harbored higher CD69 expression and were less sensitive to bendamustine than their peripheral blood counterparts. Furthermore, pretreatment of CD69 high CLL cases with the B-cell receptor (BCR) pathway inhibitors ibrutinib and idelalisib decreased CD69 levels and enhanced bendamustine cytotoxic effect. Collectively, our findings indicate that CD69 could be a predictor of bendamustine response in CLL patients and the combination of clinically-tested BCR signaling inhibitors with bendamustine may represent a promising strategy for bendamustine low responsive CLL cases.


Assuntos
Antígenos CD/metabolismo , Antígenos de Diferenciação de Linfócitos T/metabolismo , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Cloridrato de Bendamustina/farmacologia , Lectinas Tipo C/metabolismo , Leucemia Linfocítica Crônica de Células B/tratamento farmacológico , Leucemia Linfocítica Crônica de Células B/metabolismo , Purinas/farmacologia , Pirazóis/farmacologia , Pirimidinas/farmacologia , Quinazolinonas/farmacologia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Antígenos CD/genética , Antígenos de Diferenciação de Linfócitos T/genética , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos Alquilantes/farmacologia , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Lectinas Tipo C/genética , Leucemia Linfocítica Crônica de Células B/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Prognóstico , RNA Mensageiro/genética , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase Via Transcriptase Reversa , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Transcriptoma , Células Tumorais Cultivadas
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Eur J Med Chem ; 86: 664-75, 2014 Oct 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25222877

RESUMO

A new family of 4-aminopyrido[2,3-d]pyrimidines active against non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHLs) is described. Among these compounds, 19 inhibits the most upstream tyrosine kinases in the B cell receptor (BCR) signaling pathway which are involved in the mature B cell neoplasms. Thus, 19 showed antiproliferative activity at 24 h and 48 h against a panel of 20 NHLs cell lines with GI50 ranging from 1.3 to 6.9 µM at 24 h, and 1.4-7.2 µM at 48 h, being this effect related to a significant (20-90%) inhibition of the phosphorylation of the BCR-related kinases Btk, Syk, and Lyn. Most importantly, 19 was able to induce a 63% reduction in Rec-1 cell proliferation, which was significantly greater than the 31% and 3% blockade of proliferation observed after cell treatment with R406, a Syk inhibitor, and ibrutinib, a Btk inhibitor, respectively. The computational blind docking and ligand binding within the pockets of Btk, Syk and Lyn kinases showed that compound 19 presents the same kind of interactions of described cocrystallized inhibitors.


Assuntos
Linfoma não Hodgkin/tratamento farmacológico , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/farmacologia , Piridinas/farmacologia , Pirimidinonas/farmacologia , Receptores Proteína Tirosina Quinases/antagonistas & inibidores , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Humanos , Linfoma não Hodgkin/enzimologia , Linfoma não Hodgkin/patologia , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Estrutura Molecular , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/síntese química , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/química , Piridinas/síntese química , Piridinas/química , Pirimidinonas/síntese química , Pirimidinonas/química , Receptores Proteína Tirosina Quinases/metabolismo , Relação Estrutura-Atividade
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Oncotarget ; 5(16): 6788-800, 2014 Aug 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25216518

RESUMO

Phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway activation contributes to mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) pathogenesis and drug resistance. Antitumor activity has been observed with mTOR inhibitors. However, they have shown limited clinical efficacy in relation to drug activation of feedback loops. Selective PI3K inhibition or dual PI3K/mTOR catalytic inhibition are different therapeutic approaches developed to achieve effective pathway blockage. Here, we have performed a comparative analysis of the mTOR inhibitor everolimus, the pan-PI3K inhibitor NVP-BKM120 and the dual PI3K/mTOR inhibitor NVP-BEZ235 in primary MCL cells. We found NVP-BEZ235 to be more powerful than everolimus or NVP-BKM120 in PI3K/Akt/mTOR signaling inhibition, indicating that targeting the PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway at multiple levels is likely to be a more effective strategy for the treatment of MCL than single inhibition of these kinases. Among the three drugs, NVP-BEZ235 induced the highest change in gene expression profile. Functional validation demonstrated that NVP-BEZ235 inhibited angiogenesis, migration and tumor invasiveness in MCL cells. NVP-BEZ235 was the only drug able to block IL4 and IL6/STAT3 signaling which compromise the therapeutic effect of chemotherapy in MCL. Our findings support the use of the dual PI3K/mTOR inhibitor NVP-BEZ235 as a promising approach to interfere with the microenvironment-related processes in MCL.


Assuntos
Linfoma de Célula do Manto/tratamento farmacológico , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/farmacologia , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/antagonistas & inibidores , Aminopiridinas/farmacologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células , Quimiocina CXCL12/metabolismo , Everolimo , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana , Humanos , Imidazóis/farmacologia , Interleucina-4/antagonistas & inibidores , Interleucina-4/metabolismo , Interleucina-6/antagonistas & inibidores , Interleucina-6/metabolismo , Linfoma de Célula do Manto/metabolismo , Morfolinas/farmacologia , Quinolinas/farmacologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Sirolimo/análogos & derivados , Sirolimo/farmacologia , Transcriptoma , Microambiente Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos
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Angew Chem Int Ed Engl ; 53(31): 8122-6, 2014 Jul 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25044294

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A facile synthesis of chiral cyclic alkyl aminocarbene-gold(I) complexes from gold-free 1,7-enyne substrates was developed. The novel cyclization-rearrangement reaction sequence is triggered by the addition of (Me2S)AuCl to different 1,7-enynes and leads to structurally unique carbene-gold(I) complexes in high yields. These novel complexes are catalytically active and inhibit the proliferation of different human cancer cell lines.


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Alquinos/química , Ciclização , Dioxolanos/química , Ouro/química , Estereoisomerismo
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Clin Cancer Res ; 20(13): 3458-71, 2014 Jul 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-24799524

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PURPOSE: To uncover the signaling pathways underlying follicular lymphoma-follicular dendritic cells (FL-FDC) cross-talk and its validation as new targets for therapy. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: FL primary cells and cell lines were cocultured in the presence or absence of FDC. After 24 and 48 hours, RNA was isolated from FL cells and subjected to gene expression profiling (GEP) and data meta-analysis using DAVID and GSEA softwares. Blockade of PI3K pathway by the pan-PI3K inhibitor BKM120 (buparlisib; Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation) and the effect of PI3K inhibition on FL-FDC cross-talk were analyzed by means of ELISA, RT-PCR, human umbilical vein endothelial cell tube formation, adhesion and migration assays, Western blot, and in vivo studies in mouse FL xenografts. RESULTS: GEP of FL-FDC cocultures yields a marked modulation of FL transcriptome by FDC. Pathway assignment by DAVID and GSEA software uncovered an overrepresentation of genes related to angiogenesis, cell adhesion, migration, and serum-response factors. We demonstrate that the addition of the pan-PI3K inhibitor BKM120 to the cocultures was able to downregulate the expression and secretion of proangiogenic factors derived from FL-FDC cocultures, reducing in vitro and in vivo angiogenesis. Moreover, BKM120 efficiently counteracts FDC-mediated cell adhesion and impedes signaling and migration induced by the chemokine CXCL12. BKM120 inhibits both constitutive PI3K/AKT pathway and FDC- or CXCL12-induced PI3K/AKT pathway, hampers FDC survival signaling, and reduces cell proliferation of FL cells in vitro and in mouse xenografts. CONCLUSIONS: These data support the use of BKM120 in FL therapy to counteract microenvironment-related survival signaling in FL cells.


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Aminopiridinas/farmacologia , Células Dendríticas Foliculares/imunologia , Células Dendríticas Foliculares/metabolismo , Linfoma Folicular/imunologia , Linfoma Folicular/metabolismo , Morfolinas/farmacologia , Animais , Adesão Celular/imunologia , Comunicação Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Comunicação Celular/imunologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/imunologia , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/imunologia , Quimiocina CXCL12/metabolismo , Análise por Conglomerados , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Matriz Extracelular/metabolismo , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Linfoma Folicular/genética , Linfoma Folicular/patologia , Camundongos , Neovascularização Patológica/genética , Neovascularização Patológica/imunologia , Receptores CXCR4/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Carga Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Oncotarget ; 5(3): 726-39, 2014 Feb 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-24519895

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Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is considered one of the most challenging lymphoma, with limited responses to current therapies. Acadesine, a nucleoside analogue has shown antitumoral effects in different preclinical cancer models as well as in a recent phase I/II clinical trial conducted in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Here we observed that acadesine exerted a selective antitumoral activity in the majority of MCL cell lines and primary MCL samples, independently of adverse cytogenetic factors. Moreover, acadesine was highly synergistic, both in vitro and in vivo, with the anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody rituximab, commonly used in combination therapy for MCL. Gene expression profiling analysis in harvested tumors suggested that acadesine modulates immune response, actin cytoskeleton organization and metal binding, pointing out a substantial impact on metabolic processes by the nucleoside analog. Rituximab also induced changes on metal binding and immune responses.The combination of both drugs enhanced the gene signature corresponding to each single agent, showing an enrichment of genes involved in inflammation, metabolic stress, apoptosis and proliferation. These effects could be important as aberrant apoptotic and proinflammatory pathways play a significant role in the pathogenesis of MCL. In summary, our results suggest that acadesine exerts a cytotoxic effect in MCL in combination with rituximab, by decreasing the proliferative and survival signatures of the disease, thus supporting the clinical examination of this strategy in MCL patients.


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Aminoimidazol Carboxamida/análogos & derivados , Anticorpos Monoclonais Murinos/farmacologia , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/farmacologia , Linfoma de Célula do Manto/tratamento farmacológico , Ribonucleosídeos/farmacologia , Aminoimidazol Carboxamida/administração & dosagem , Aminoimidazol Carboxamida/farmacologia , Animais , Anticorpos Monoclonais Murinos/administração & dosagem , Anticorpos Monoclonais Murinos/imunologia , Antígenos CD20/imunologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Estudos de Coortes , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Sinergismo Farmacológico , Feminino , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos SCID , Distribuição Aleatória , Ribonucleosídeos/administração & dosagem , Rituximab , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Haematologica ; 98(11): 1739-47, 2013 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-23850807

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Phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase pathway is constitutively activated in chronic lymphocytic leukemia mainly due to microenvironment signals, including stromal cell interaction and CXCR4 and B-cell receptor activation. Because of the importance of phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase signaling in chronic lymphocytic leukemia, we investigated the activity of the NVP-BKM120, an orally available pan class I phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase inhibitor. Sensitivity to NVP-BKM120 was analyzed in chronic lymphocytic leukemia primary samples in the context of B-cell receptor and microenvironment stimulation. NVP-BKM120 promoted mitochondrial apoptosis in most primary cells independently of common prognostic markers. NVP-BKM120 activity induced the blockage of phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase signaling, decreased Akt and FoxO3a phosphorylation leading to concomitant Mcl-1 downregulation and Bim induction. Accordingly, selective knockdown of BIM rescued cells from NVP-BKM120-induced apoptosis, while the kinase inhibitor synergistically enhanced the apoptosis induced by the BH3-mimetic ABT-263. We also found NVP-BKM120 to inhibit B-cell receptor- and stroma-dependent Akt pathway activation, thus sensitizing chronic lymphocytic leukemia cells to bendamustine and fludarabine. Furthermore, NVP-BKM120 down-regulated secretion of chemokines after B-cell receptor stimulation and inhibited cell chemotaxis and actin polymerization upon CXCR4 triggering by CXCL12. Our findings establish that NVP-BKM120 effectively inhibits the phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase signaling pathway and disturbs the protective effect of the tumor microenvironment with the subsequent apoptosis induction through the Akt/FoxO3a/Bim axis. We provide here a strong rationale for undertaking clinical trials of NVP-BKM120 in chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients alone or in combination therapies.


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Aminopiridinas/farmacologia , Proteínas Reguladoras de Apoptose/fisiologia , Fatores de Transcrição Forkhead/fisiologia , Leucemia Linfocítica Crônica de Células B/tratamento farmacológico , Proteínas de Membrana/fisiologia , Morfolinas/farmacologia , Proteína Oncogênica v-akt/fisiologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas/fisiologia , Microambiente Tumoral/fisiologia , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Aminopiridinas/uso terapêutico , Proteína 11 Semelhante a Bcl-2 , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Movimento Celular/fisiologia , Técnicas de Cocultura , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/fisiologia , Proteína Forkhead Box O3 , Humanos , Leucemia Linfocítica Crônica de Células B/metabolismo , Leucemia Linfocítica Crônica de Células B/patologia , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Morfolinas/uso terapêutico , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Microambiente Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos
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