By Erik S. Knudsen, Wesley A. Braden (auth.), Wei Dai PhD (eds.)
Extensive examine has exposed a suite of molecular surveillance mechanisms – mostly known as "checkpoints" – which tightly visual display unit cell-cycle methods. Today’s anticancer drug improvement has pointed out lots of those cell-cycle checkpoint molecules as potent ambitions. examine now provides to discover a brand new iteration of anticancer medicines with superior healing indices in keeping with their skill to focus on rising checkpoint parts. Checkpoint Responses in melanoma treatment summarizes the advances revamped the previous twenty years, making a choice on elements of cell-cycle checkpoints and their molecular legislation in the course of checkpoint activation and validating using checkpoint proteins as pursuits for the advance of anticancer medicines. This book’s exotic panel of authors takes an in depth examine themes starting from the key molecular gamers affecting DNA synthesis and the reaction to DNA harm to advances made within the id of chemicals in a position to inhibiting person mitotic kinases. Illuminating and authoritative, Checkpoint Responses in melanoma remedy bargains a severe precis of findings for researchers within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and a important source for educational scientists in melanoma study and the research of cell-cycle law, sign transduction and apoptosis.
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NMR spectroscopy using a humanized version of Xenopus MDM2 (127) was applied to select compounds that reversibly bind to the primary binding pocket of MDM2 for further optimization (170,171). Nutlins bind to MDM2 with high affinity and Chapter 2 / Targeting the p53/MDM2 Pathway for Cancer Therapy 35 displace p53 with IC50 in the 100–300 nM range (126). The first high resolution crystal structure of MDM2 in complex with a small molecule, nutlin-2, confirmed that these compounds bind MDM2 in the p53-binding pocket (Fig.
Other Recent Small Molecule MDM2 Antagonists Following the discovery of the nutlins, several reports have been published that describe novel small-molecule MDM2 antagonists with in vitro and cellular activity (reviewed in (173,182,183)). Recently, a novel series of benzodiazepinedione antagonists of the HDM2-p53 interaction have been described (Fig. 2B). The comparison of the co-crystal structures of nutlin-2 and a 1,4-benzodiazepine2,5-dione in complex with MDM2 (Fig. 3C) showed that indeed the p53-MDM2 interaction can be mimicked by chemically diverse 38 Klein and Vassilev small molecules (126,184).
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