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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 53-66, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892552

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Medulloblastoma (MB) accounts for ~20% of pediatric malignant central nervous system tumors. Treatment strategies, including surgery, radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy, are effective, but recurrence and metastasis frequently occur. Therefore, novel therapies are required. Herein, the effects of fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) and phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitors on MB cells lines were evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MB cell lines (UW228-3, DAOY, Med8a, D425, D283) were tested for sensitivity to FGFR (AZD4547) and PI3K (BEZ235 and BYL719) inhibitors by viability, cytotoxicity, apoptosis, and proliferation assays. RESULTS: Single treatments with FGFR and PI3K inhibitors decreased viability and proliferation in a dose-dependent pattern in most cell lines. Combinination of the two type of drugs, increased sensitivity, especially of the most resistant cell line UW228-3. CONCLUSION: Combination treatments with FGFR and PI3K inhibitors were superior to single treatments with FGFR and PI3K inhibitors, especially with BEZ235, for MB cell lines.


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Meduloblastoma/metabolismo , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinase/metabolismo , Receptores de Fatores de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Humanos , Meduloblastoma/patologia , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/farmacologia , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 87-95, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892556

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Very few studies are available about the biological activity of 3-styrylchromones. Our previous study demonstrated the importance of methoxy group at 6-position of the chromone ring and hydroxyl group at 4'-position of phenyl group in styryl moiety. As a sequel of this study, we synthesized fourteen compounds that include eight 3-styrylchromones where methoxy group was introduced at 7-position of chromone rings, and then evaluated their tumor-specificity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Tumor-specificity (TS) was calculated by relative cytotoxicity against human oral squamous cell carcinoma cell lines versus human normal oral cells. Apoptosis induction and growth arrest were monitored by cell-cycle analysis. Quantitative structure-activity relationship analysis of TS was performed with 3,167 chemical descriptors. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: Two compounds, 7-methoxy-3-[(1E)-2-phenylethenyl]-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one [7] and 3-[(1E)-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)ethenyl]-7-methoxy-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one [14] showed higher tumor-specificity than doxorubicin and 5-FU, suggesting the importance of methoxy group in 7-position of the chromone ring. These compounds induced the apoptosis and mitotic arrest in HSC-2 cells. The tumor-specificity of 3-styrylchromone derivatives were most correlated with descriptors for molecule shape and electronic charge. The present study suggested that modification by introducing methoxy group at 7-position, instead at 6-position, further increased the tumor-specificity of 3-styrylchromone.


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Antineoplásicos/química , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Cromonas/química , Cromonas/farmacologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Humanos , Estrutura Molecular , Relação Quantitativa Estrutura-Atividade
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 109-119, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892559

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Although molecular targeting therapy is an attractive treatment for cancer, resistance eventually develops in most cases. Here, we evaluated chemotherapeutic efficacy on non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with acquired resistance to epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors mechanistically. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Antitumor effects of taxotere were evaluated using multiple models, including xenograft, and patient-derived models developed from adenocarcinoma cancer patients. Protein expressions were analyzed after drug treatment. RESULTS: Taxotere inhibited tumor growth of NSCLC cells harboring drug resistance, and reduced the expression of phosphorylated MET proto-oncogene, receptor tyrosine kinase (MET). A tumor-inhibitory effect of taxotere was also demonstrated in vivo in xenografts in mice, patient-derived primary lung tumor cells and patient-derived xenograft with concomitant repression of phosphorylated MET expression. Chemotherapeutic and MET-targeting drug exhibited a synergistic cell growth-inhibitory effect. CONCLUSION: These results suggest that the anticancer drug taxane may be an adjuvant for lung tumors exhibiting enhanced signaling of MET networks.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Docetaxel/farmacologia , Neoplasias/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-met/metabolismo , Animais , Biomarcadores , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Humanos , Camundongos , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias/patologia , Fosforilação , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/farmacologia , Transdução de Sinais , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 153-160, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892563

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BACKGROUND/AIM: In this study, we evaluated the effect of galloflavin, an inhibitor of lactate dehydrogenase, in combination with metformin, an anti-diabetic drug and inhibitor of oxidative phosphorylation, on pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We explored the effect of galloflavin and metformin on proliferation and cell death of murine 6606PDA and human MIA PaCa-2 cells. RESULTS: We observed that monotherapies of galloflavin and metformin both inhibit proliferation and induce cancer cell death. Moreover, the combination of both agents increased these effects on pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma cells. The inhibition of proliferation by this combination therapy can be detected under hypoxic and normoxic conditions, leading to the assumption that this therapy might impair insufficiently supplied solid tumors as well as small clusters of cancer cells, e.g. after metastatic dissemination. CONCLUSION: Galloflavin, especially in combination with metformin, has a strong anti-cancerous effect on pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma cells.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Isocumarinas/farmacologia , Metformina/farmacologia , Biomarcadores , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Humanos , Hipoglicemiantes/farmacologia , Ácido Láctico/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/metabolismo
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Biosci Biotechnol Biochem ; 84(1): 63-75, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31462179

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A natural isoquinoline alkaloid, berberine, has been known to exhibit anti-tumor activity in various cancer cells via inducing cell cycle arrest. However, it has not been investigated whether berberine and its analogs inhibit the growth of rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), which is the most frequent soft tissue tumor in children. The present study examined the anti-tumor effects of berberine and palmatine on expansions of three human embryonal RMS cell lines; ERMS1, KYM1, and RD. Intracellular incorporation of berberine was relatively higher than that of palmatine in every RMS cell line. Berberine significantly inhibited the cell cycle of all RMS cells at G1 phase. On the other hand, palmatine only suppressed the growth of RD cells. Both of berberine and palmatine strongly inhibited the growth of tumorsphere of RD cells in three-dimensional culture. These results indicate that berberine derivatives have the potential of anti-tumor drugs for RMS therapy.Abbreviations: ARMS: alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma; ERMS: embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma; RMS: rhabdomyosarcoma.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Alcaloides de Berberina/farmacologia , Berberina/farmacologia , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/farmacologia , Rabdomiossarcoma Alveolar/patologia , Rabdomiossarcoma Embrionário/patologia , Antineoplásicos/química , Berberina/análogos & derivados , Berberina/química , Alcaloides de Berberina/química , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Ciclina D1/genética , Inibidor de Quinase Dependente de Ciclina p57/genética , Avaliação Pré-Clínica de Medicamentos/métodos , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/química , Pontos de Checagem da Fase G1 do Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Antígeno Ki-67/genética , Conformação Molecular , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Phellodendron/química , Rabdomiossarcoma Alveolar/metabolismo , Rabdomiossarcoma Embrionário/metabolismo
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J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem ; 35(1): 72-84, 2020 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31682465

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Fibroblast growth-factor receptor (FGFR) is a potential target for cancer therapy. We designed three novel series of FGFR1 inhibitors bearing indazole, benzothiazole, and 1H-1,2,4-triazole scaffold via fragment-based virtual screening. All the newly synthesised compounds were evaluated in vitro for their inhibitory activities against FGFR1. Compound 9d bearing an indazole scaffold was first identified as a hit compound, with excellent kinase inhibitory activity (IC50 = 15.0 nM) and modest anti-proliferative activity (IC50 = 785.8 nM). Through two rounds of optimisation, the indazole derivative 9 u stood out as the most potent FGFR1 inhibitors with the best enzyme inhibitory activity (IC50 = 3.3 nM) and cellular activity (IC50 = 468.2 nM). Moreover, 9 u also exhibited good kinase selectivity. In addition, molecular docking study was performed to investigate the binding mode between target compounds and FGFR1.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Benzotiazóis/farmacologia , Desenho de Drogas , Indazóis/farmacologia , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/farmacologia , Receptor Tipo 1 de Fator de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/antagonistas & inibidores , Triazóis/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/síntese química , Antineoplásicos/química , Benzotiazóis/síntese química , Benzotiazóis/química , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Ensaios de Seleção de Medicamentos Antitumorais , Humanos , Indazóis/síntese química , Indazóis/química , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Estrutura Molecular , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/síntese química , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/química , Receptor Tipo 1 de Fator de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Relação Estrutura-Atividade , Triazóis/síntese química , Triazóis/química
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J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem ; 35(1): 139-144, 2020 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31724435

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A series of naphthalene-chalcone derivatives (3a-3t) were prepared and evaluated as tubulin polymerisation inhibitor for the treatment of breast cancer. All compounds were evaluated for their antiproliferative activity against MCF-7 cell line. The most of compounds displayed potent antiproliferative activity. Among them, compound 3a displayed the most potent antiproliferative activity with an IC50 value of 1.42 ± 0.15 µM, as compared to cisplatin (IC50 = 15.24 ± 1.27 µM). Additionally, the promising compound 3a demonstrated relatively lower cytotoxicity on normal cell line (HEK293) compared to tumour cell line. Furthermore, compound 3a was found to induce significant cell cycle arrest at the G2/M phase and cell apoptosis. Compound 3a displayed potent tubulin polymerisation inhibitory activity with an IC50 value of 8.4 µM, which was slightly more active than the reference compound colchicine (IC50 = 10.6 µM). Molecular docking analysis suggested that 3a interact and bind at the colchicine binding site of the tubulin.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Neoplasias da Mama/tratamento farmacológico , Chalconas/farmacologia , Naftalenos/farmacologia , Moduladores de Tubulina/farmacologia , Tubulina (Proteína)/metabolismo , Antineoplásicos/síntese química , Antineoplásicos/química , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Sítios de Ligação/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias da Mama/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Pontos de Checagem do Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Chalconas/química , Colchicina/antagonistas & inibidores , Colchicina/metabolismo , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Ensaios de Seleção de Medicamentos Antitumorais , Feminino , Humanos , Células MCF-7 , Modelos Moleculares , Estrutura Molecular , Naftalenos/química , Relação Estrutura-Atividade , Moduladores de Tubulina/síntese química , Moduladores de Tubulina/química
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J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem ; 35(1): 172-186, 2020 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31752564

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Sphingosine kinase 1 (SphK1) is a promising therapeutic target against several diseases including mammary cancer. The aim of present work is to identify a potent lead compound against breast cancer using ligand-based virtual screening, molecular docking, MD simulations, and the MMPBSA calculations. The LBVS in molecular and virtual libraries yielded 20,800 hits, which were reduced to 621 by several parameters of drug-likeness, lead-likeness, and PAINS. Furthermore, 55 compounds were selected by ADMET descriptors carried forward for molecular interaction studies with SphK1. The binding energy (ΔG) of three screened compounds namely ZINC06823429 (-11.36 kcal/mol), ZINC95421501 (-11.29 kcal/mol), and ZINC95421070 (-11.26 kcal/mol) exhibited stronger than standard drug PF-543 (-9.9 kcal/mol). Finally, it was observed that the ZINC06823429 binds tightly to catalytic site of SphK1 and remain stable during MD simulations. This study provides a significant understanding of SphK1 inhibitors that can be used in the development of potential therapeutics against breast cancer.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Neoplasias da Mama/tratamento farmacológico , Inibidores Enzimáticos/farmacologia , Fosfotransferases (Aceptor do Grupo Álcool)/antagonistas & inibidores , Antineoplásicos/síntese química , Antineoplásicos/química , Neoplasias da Mama/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Avaliação Pré-Clínica de Medicamentos , Ensaios de Seleção de Medicamentos Antitumorais , Inibidores Enzimáticos/síntese química , Inibidores Enzimáticos/química , Humanos , Modelos Moleculares , Estrutura Molecular , Fosfotransferases (Aceptor do Grupo Álcool)/metabolismo , Relação Estrutura-Atividade
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Expert Opin Ther Pat ; 30(1): 15-25, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31847622

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Introduction: Worldwide, the annual expenditure on anticancer drugs is grossly calculated to be in the order of US$100 billion, and is expected to escalate up to $150 billion by 2020. It is evident that the vast majority of the most recently devised anticancer drugs are unaffordable in economically developing nations, frequently resulting in subpar therapies. In this complex medical and economic scenario, the repurposing of older drugs for anticancer therapies becomes a necessity. The repurposing of antiacid drugs such as the proton pump inhibitors as antitumoral agents and chemosensitizers is probably one of the most recent and promising phenomenon in oncology.Areas covered: Important research articles and patents focusing on proton pump inhibitors as a potential class of therapeutics, published between the period of 2006-2019, have been covered. This review mainly focuses on the therapeutic applications, as direct anticancer agents as well as modifiers of the tumor microenvironment and modulator of chemoresistance.Expert opinion: PPIs have significant anticancer applications and are proving to be safe, effective and inexpensive. Here the authors review the current knowledge regarding the influence of PPIs on the efficacy and safety of cancer chemotherapeutics through the regulation of targets other than the H+/K+-ATPase.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Reposicionamento de Medicamentos , Inibidores da Bomba de Prótons/farmacologia , Animais , Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Patentes como Assunto , Inibidores da Bomba de Prótons/administração & dosagem , Microambiente Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos
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J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem ; 35(1): 265-279, 2020 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31790602

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Benzothiazole (BTA) belongs to the heterocyclic class of bicyclic compounds. BTA derivatives possesses broad spectrum biological activities such as anticancer, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-proliferative, anti-diabetic, anti-convulsant, analgesic, anti-tubercular, antimalarial, anti-leishmanial, anti-histaminic and anti-fungal among others. The BTA scaffolds showed a crucial role in the inhibition of the metalloenzyme carbonic anhydrase (CA). In this review an extensive literature survey over the last decade discloses the role of BTA derivatives mainly as anticancer agents. Such compounds are effective against various types of cancer cell lines through a multitude of mechanisms, some of which are poorly studied or understood. The inhibition of tumour associated CAs by BTA derivatives is on the other hand better investigated and such compounds may serve as anticancer leads for the development of agents effective against hypoxic tumours.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Benzotiazóis/farmacologia , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Antineoplásicos/síntese química , Antineoplásicos/química , Benzotiazóis/síntese química , Benzotiazóis/química , Linhagem Celular , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Humanos , Estrutura Molecular , Neoplasias/metabolismo , Neoplasias/patologia , Relação Estrutura-Atividade
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Gut ; 69(1): 122-132, 2020 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31076405

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OBJECTIVE: We investigated how pancreatic cancer developed resistance to focal adhesion kinase (FAK) inhibition over time. DESIGN: Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) tumours from KPC mice (p48-CRE; LSL-KRasG12D/wt; p53flox/wt) treated with FAK inhibitor were analysed for the activation of a compensatory survival pathway in resistant tumours. We identified pathways involved in the regulation of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) signalling on FAK inhibition by gene set enrichment analysis and verified these outcomes by RNA interference studies. We also tested combinatorial approaches targeting FAK and STAT3 in syngeneic transplantable mouse models of PDAC and KPC mice. RESULTS: In KPC mice, the expression levels of phosphorylated STAT3 (pSTAT3) were increased in PDAC cells as they progressed on FAK inhibitor therapy. This progression corresponded to decreased collagen density, lowered numbers of SMA+ fibroblasts and downregulation of the transforming growth factor beta (TGF-ß)/SMAD signalling pathway in FAK inhibitor-treated PDAC tumours. Furthermore, TGF-ß production by fibroblasts in vitro drives repression of STAT3 signalling and enhanced responsiveness to FAK inhibitor therapy. Knockdown of SMAD3 in pancreatic cancer cells abolished the inhibitory effects of TGF-ß on pSTAT3. We further found that tumour-intrinsic STAT3 regulates the durability of the antiproliferative activity of FAK inhibitor, and combinatorial targeting of FAK and Janus kinase/STAT3 act synergistically to suppress pancreatic cancer progression in mouse models. CONCLUSION: Stromal depletion by FAK inhibitor therapy leads to eventual treatment resistance through the activation of STAT3 signalling. These data suggest that, similar to tumour-targeted therapies, resistance mechanisms to therapies targeting stromal desmoplasia may be critical to treatment durability.


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Aminopiridinas/uso terapêutico , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/tratamento farmacológico , Proteína-Tirosina Quinases de Adesão Focal/antagonistas & inibidores , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Aminopiridinas/farmacologia , Animais , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/enzimologia , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/patologia , Colágeno/metabolismo , Regulação para Baixo/efeitos dos fármacos , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/fisiologia , Feminino , Fibroblastos/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteína-Tirosina Quinases de Adesão Focal/metabolismo , Humanos , Camundongos Endogâmicos , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/enzimologia , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteína Smad3/metabolismo , Células Estromais/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Estromais/patologia , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta/metabolismo , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem ; 35(1): 298-305, 2020 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31809607

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Pursuing on our efforts toward searching for efficient hCA IX and hCA XII inhibitors, herein we report the design and synthesis of new sets of benzofuran-based sulphonamides (4a,b, 5a,b, 9a-c, and 10a-d), featuring the zinc anchoring benzenesulfonamide moiety linked to a benzofuran tail via a hydrazine or hydrazide linker. All the target benzofurans were examined for their inhibitory activities toward isoforms hCA I, II, IX, and XII. The target tumour-associated hCA IX and XII isoforms were efficiently inhibited with KIs spanning in ranges 10.0-97.5 and 10.1-71.8 nM, respectively. Interestingly, arylsulfonehydrazones 9 displayed the best selectivity toward hCA IX and XII over hCA I (SIs: 39.4-250.3 and 26.0-149.9, respectively), and over hCA II (SIs: 19.6-57.1 and 13.0-34.2, respectively). Furthermore, the target benzofurans were assessed for their anti-proliferative activity, according to US-NCI protocol, toward a panel of sixty cancer cell lines. Only benzofurans 5b and 10b possessed selective and moderate growth inhibitory activity toward certain cancer cell lines.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Benzofuranos/farmacologia , Anidrase Carbônica IX/antagonistas & inibidores , Inibidores da Anidrase Carbônica/farmacologia , Anidrases Carbônicas/metabolismo , Sulfonamidas/farmacologia , Antígenos de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Antineoplásicos/síntese química , Antineoplásicos/química , Benzofuranos/química , Anidrase Carbônica IX/metabolismo , Inibidores da Anidrase Carbônica/síntese química , Inibidores da Anidrase Carbônica/química , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Ensaios de Seleção de Medicamentos Antitumorais , Humanos , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Estrutura Molecular , Relação Estrutura-Atividade , Sulfonamidas/síntese química , Sulfonamidas/química
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J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem ; 35(1): 311-324, 2020 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31809612

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Hybridization of reported weakly active antiproliferative hit 5-amino-4-pyrimidinol derivative with 2-anilino-4-phenoxypyrimidines suggests a series of 2,5-diamino-4-pyrimidinol derivatives as potential antiproliferative agents. Few compounds belonging to the proposed series were reported as CSF1R/DAPK1 inhibitors as anti-tauopathies. However, the correlation between CSF1R/DAPK1 signalling pathways and cancer progression provides motives to reprofile them against cancer therapy. The compounds were synthesised, characterized, and evaluated against M-NFS-60 cells and a kinase panel which bolstered predictions of their antiproliferative activity and suggested the involvement of diverse molecular targets. Compound 6e, the most potent in the series, showed prominent broad-spectrum antiproliferative activity inhibiting the growth of hematological, NSCLC, colon, CNS, melanoma, ovarian, renal, prostate and breast cancers by 84.1, 52.79, 72.15, 66.34, 66.48, 51.55, 55.95, 61.85, and 60.87%, respectively. Additionally, it elicited an IC50 value of 1.97 µM against M-NFS-60 cells and good GIT absorption with Pe value of 19.0 ± 1.1 × 10-6 cm/s (PAMPA-GIT). Molecular docking study for 6e with CSF1R and DAPK1 was done to help to understand the binding mode with both kinases. Collectively, compound 6e could be a potential lead compound for further development of anticancer therapies.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Proteínas Quinases Associadas com Morte Celular/antagonistas & inibidores , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/farmacologia , Pirimidinas/farmacologia , Receptores de Fator Estimulador das Colônias de Granulócitos e Macrófagos/antagonistas & inibidores , Antineoplásicos/síntese química , Antineoplásicos/química , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas Quinases Associadas com Morte Celular/metabolismo , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Ensaios de Seleção de Medicamentos Antitumorais , Humanos , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Estrutura Molecular , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/síntese química , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/química , Pirimidinas/síntese química , Pirimidinas/química , Receptores de Fator Estimulador das Colônias de Granulócitos e Macrófagos/metabolismo , Relação Estrutura-Atividade
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J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem ; 35(1): 235-244, 2020 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31760818

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Cyclin-dependent kinase 2 (CDK2) is the family of Ser/Thr protein kinases that has emerged as a highly selective with low toxic cancer therapy target. A multistage virtual screening method combined by SVM, protein-ligand interaction fingerprints (PLIF) pharmacophore and docking was utilised for screening the CDK2 inhibitors. The evaluation of the validation set indicated that this method can be used to screen large chemical databases because it has a high hit-rate and enrichment factor (80.1% and 332.83 respectively). Six compounds were screened out from NCI, Enamine and Pubchem database. After molecular dynamics and binding free energy calculation, two compounds had great potential as novel CDK2 inhibitors and they also showed selective inhibition against CDK2 in the kinase activity assay.


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Antineoplásicos/análise , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Quinase 2 Dependente de Ciclina/antagonistas & inibidores , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/análise , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/farmacologia , Máquina de Vetores de Suporte , Células A549 , Antineoplásicos/química , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Quinase 2 Dependente de Ciclina/metabolismo , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Avaliação Pré-Clínica de Medicamentos , Ensaios de Seleção de Medicamentos Antitumorais , Células HCT116 , Humanos , Estrutura Molecular , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/química , Relação Estrutura-Atividade
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Int. microbiol ; 22(4): 437-449, dic. 2019. graf, tab
Artigo em Inglês | IBECS | ID: ibc-185062

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Azurin, a bacteriocin produced by a human gut bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa, can reveal selectively cytotoxic and induce apoptosis in cancer cells. After overcoming two phase I trials, a functional region of Azurin called p28 has been approved as a drug for the treatment of brain tumor glioma by FDA. The present study aims to improve a screening procedure and assess genetic diversity of Azurin genes in P. aeruginosa and Azurin-like genes in the gut microbiome of a specific population in Vietnam and global populations. Firstly, both cultivation-dependent and cultivation-independent techniques based on genomic and metagenomic DNAs extracted from fecal samples of the healthy specific population were performed and optimized to detect Azurin genes. Secondly, the Azurin gene sequences were analyzed and compared with global populations by using bioinformatics tools. Finally, the screening procedure improved from the first step was applied for screening Azurin-like genes, followed by the protein synthesis and NCI in vitro screening for anticancer activity. As a result, this study has successfully optimized the annealing temperatures to amplify DNAs for screening Azurin genes and applying to Azurin-like genes from human gut microbiota. The novelty of this study is the first of its kind to classify Azurin genes into five different genotypes at a global scale and confirm the potential anticancer activity of three Azurin-like synthetic proteins (Cnazu1, Dlazu11, and Ruazu12). The results contribute to the procedure development applied for screening anticancer proteins from human microbiome and a comprehensive understanding of their therapeutic response at a genetic level


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Azurina/genética , Técnicas In Vitro/métodos , Variação Genética/efeitos dos fármacos , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/genética , Azurina/uso terapêutico , Bacteriocinas/genética , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Metagenômica , Biologia Computacional/métodos , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia
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Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi ; 44(22): 4874-4879, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31872595

RESUMO

According to drug design flattening principle and using podophyllotoxin or 4'-demethylepipodophyllotoxin and aldehydes as starting material,a series of podophyllotoxin derivatives containing an imine structure with low toxicity were highly effective synthesized. Nine target compounds were successfully synthesized,and their structures were confirmed by ~1H-NMR,HR-ESI-MS and melting point data analysis. Using etoposide as positive control drug,nine target compounds were screened for cytotoxicity against He La cells in vitro by MTT method. The antitumor activity screening results showed that compound 6 b,6 d,6 e,6 f,6 g,6 i exhibited higher inhibitory rate against He La cells than those of control drug VP-16. It provides some practical reference value for the further development on the structure modification of podophyllotoxin and study on anti-tumor activity.


Assuntos
Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Ensaios de Seleção de Medicamentos Antitumorais , Podofilotoxina/farmacologia , Desenho de Drogas , Relação Estrutura-Atividade
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J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem ; 34(1): 1573-1589, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31852269

RESUMO

Pyridazine scaffolds are considered privileged structures pertaining to its novelty, chemical stability, and synthetic feasibility. In our quest towards the development of novel scaffolds for effective vascular endothelial growth 2 (VEGFR-2) inhibition with antiangiogenic activity, four novel series of pyridazines were designed and synthesised. Five of the synthesised compounds; namely (8c, 8f, 15, 18b, and 18c) exhibited potent VEGFR-2 inhibitory potency (>80%); with IC50 values ranging from low micromolar to nanomolar range; namely compounds 8c, 8f, 15, 18c with (1.8 µM, 1.3 µM, 1.4 µM, 107 nM), respectively. Moreover, 3-[4-{(6-oxo-1,6-dihydropyridazin-3-yl)oxy}phenyl]urea derivative (18b) exhibited nanomolar potency towards VEGFR-2 (60.7 nM). In cellular assay, the above compounds showed excellent inhibition of VEGF-stimulated proliferation of human umbilical vein endothelial cells at 10 µM concentration. Finally, an extensive molecular simulation study was performed to investigate the probable interaction with VEGFR-2.


Assuntos
Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Descoberta de Drogas , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/farmacologia , Piridazinas/farmacologia , Receptor 2 de Fatores de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/antagonistas & inibidores , Antineoplásicos/síntese química , Antineoplásicos/química , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Teoria da Densidade Funcional , Ensaios de Seleção de Medicamentos Antitumorais , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Modelos Moleculares , Estrutura Molecular , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/síntese química , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/química , Piridazinas/síntese química , Piridazinas/química , Receptor 2 de Fatores de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/metabolismo
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Cell Physiol Biochem ; 53(5): 805-819, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31670920

RESUMO

BACKGROUND/AIMS: Despite effective therapeutic strategies for treating hormone receptor-positive (HR+) breast cancer, resistance to endocrine therapy that is either de novo or acquired still occurs. We investigated epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) as a therapeutic target for overcoming endocrine resistance in HR+ breast cancer models. METHODS: Using clinical data from 2,166 patients who had HR+ breast tumors and received tamoxifen, we analyzed survival rates. Levels of mRNA and protein expression were analyzed by real-time PCR and western blotting, respectively. Cell viability was analyzed by MTT assays and anchorage-independent growth by soft agar colony-formation assays. Efficacy of tamoxifen and/or gefitinib was analyzed using orthotopic xenograft mouse models. RESULTS: EGFR expression was significantly associated with more advanced stage and higher grade. EGFR expression was different in luminal A-like (Lum A, 1.3%) versus luminal B-like (Lum B, 11.4%) subtypes. On multivariate analyses for survival Lum B subtype EGFR+ tumors showed a hazard ratio (HR) of 5.22 (95% CI, 1.29-21.15, P = 0.020) for overall survival (OS) and HR of 2.91 (95% CI, 1.35-6.28, P = 0.006) for disease-free survival (DFS). Levels of EGFR inversely correlated with ER-α expression. Basal ER-α level was completely blocked by TGFA or EGF treatment. With TGFA pretreatment, ER+ breast cancer cells were resistant to 4-hydroxytamoxifen (4-OHT). Conversely, downregulation of ER-α by TGFA was reversed by gefitinib with recovered sensitivity to 4-OHT. Tumorigenicity of EGFR and ER+ breast cancer cells were significantly decreased by combined tamoxifen and gefitinib. CONCLUSION: Aberrant EGFR expression was associated with poor prognosis in ER+ breast cancers, especially the Lum B subtype. Loss of ER by EGFR activation induced tamoxifen resistance. Therefore, EGFR could be a therapeutic target for overcoming recurrence of ER+ breast cancer with high EGFR expression.


Assuntos
Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Receptor ErbB-2/metabolismo , Adulto , Idoso , Animais , Antineoplásicos/química , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Neoplasias da Mama/mortalidade , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Receptor alfa de Estrogênio/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Nus , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gradação de Tumores , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Receptor ErbB-2/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptores Estrogênicos/metabolismo , Taxa de Sobrevida , Tamoxifeno/análogos & derivados , Tamoxifeno/química , Tamoxifeno/farmacologia
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1182: 39-77, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31777014

RESUMO

The antitumor effect of Ganoderma (Lingzhi) is closely related to immunoregulation. Based on our research and other references, this article discussed the antitumor effect of Ganoderma mediated by immunological mechanism, including promoting the function of mononuclear-macrophages and natural killers; promoting M1-type macrophage polarization vs M2-type; promoting maturation and differentiation of dendritic cells, increasing its antigen presentation, activating lymphocytes and increasing cytotoxicity of cytotoxin T lymphocyte; promoting production of cytokines; and inhibiting tumor escape from immune surveillance. Also, clinical studies with immunological indexes were reviewed.


Assuntos
Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Produtos Biológicos/farmacologia , Imunomodulação , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Reishi/química , Apresentação do Antígeno , Diferenciação Celular , Citocinas/imunologia , Células Dendríticas/imunologia , Humanos , Macrófagos/imunologia , Linfócitos T/imunologia
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