Vitekta (elvitegravir) Research

05:36 EDT 23rd May 2018 | BioPortfolio

FSH receptor binding inhibitor restrains follicular development and possibly attenuates carcinogenesis of ovarian cancer through down-regulating expression levels of FSHR and ERβ in normal ovarian tissues.

The current study aimed to investigate FSH receptor binding inhibitor (FRBI) effects in the expressions of FSH receptor (FSHR) and estrogen receptor-beta (ERβ) in the mice ovaries at the gene and protein levels, also to find the potential efficacy of FRBI on suppressing ovarian cancer through down-regulating over-expression of FSHR and ERβ in the normal ovarian tissues.

Mevalonate pathway blockage enhances the efficacy of mTOR inhibitors with the activation of retinoblastoma protein in renal cell carcinoma.

Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most common malignancy of kidney and remains largely intractable once it recurs after resection. mTOR inhibitors have been one of the mainstays used against recurrent RCC; however, there has been a major problem of the resistance to mTOR inhibitors, and thus new combination treatments with mTOR inhibitors are required. We here retrospectively showed that regular u...

Protein kinases are involved in the cardioprotective effects activated by platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor tirofiban at reperfusion in rats in vivo.

The thrombolytic effect of platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors (GP IIb/IIIa inhibitors) in myocardial infarction has been well established. Nevertheless, data on the mechanism of the cardioprotective effect of GP IIb/IIIa inhibitors in ischemic-reperfusion injury (IR) are lacking. Sprague-Dawley rats received 120min of coronary ischemia and 180min of reperfusion. A GP IIb/IIIa inhibitor was ...

Aberrant modulation of ribosomal protein S6 phosphorylation confers acquired resistance to MAPK pathway inhibitors in BRAF-mutant melanoma.

BRAF and MEK inhibitors have shown remarkable clinical efficacy in BRAF-mutant melanoma; however, most patients develop resistance, which limits the clinical benefit of these agents. In this study, we found that the human melanoma cell clones, A375-DR and A375-TR, with acquired resistance to BRAF inhibitor dabrafenib and MEK inhibitor trametinib, were cross resistant to other MAPK pathway inhibito...

Tremor induced by Calcineurin inhibitor immunosuppression: a single-centre observational study in kidney transplanted patients.

Tremor is the most frequent and disabling neurological side effect under Calcineurin inhibitor-induced immunosuppression, but no studies have defined its phenomenology, severity, distribution, the impact on quality of life, as well as of other neurological symptoms associated.

Optimization of pre-analytical heat treatment for inhibitor detection in haemophilia A.

Factor VIII (FVIII) antibody formation is the greatest clinical and laboratory challenge within the haemophilia centre. The Nijmegen-Bethesda assay (NBA) is the gold standard for inhibitor quantification, but affected by pre-analytical variables including a patient's FVIII activity (FVIII:C). Pre-analytical heat treatment (PHT) provides a methodology for inhibitor testing when measurable FVIII:C i...

Fostemsavir: a new CD4 attachment inhibitor.

Even in the era of modern HAART, antiretroviral (ARV) failure and emergence of drug resistance is still a problem worldwide. New classes with different mechanisms of action are needed to overcome this challenge. After the integrase inhibitors were launched, more than a decade ago, no new classes were added to the ARV armamentarium.

Extremely halophilic pleomorphic archaeal virus HRPV9 extends the diversity of pleolipoviruses with integrases.

Certain pleomorphic archaeal viruses are highly infectious even at saturated salt. These viruses belong to the genus Betapleolipovirus of the recently described archaeal virus family Pleolipoviridae. Pleolipoviruses comprise single-stranded or double-stranded, circular or linear DNA genomes that share countless homologs among various archaeal genetic elements. Here we describe a new extremely halo...

Phytochemical compounds and anti-corrosion activity of Veronica rosea.

The aim of this work is the phytochemical study of the butanolic extract of the aerial parts of Veronica rosea. Four compounds 1-4 have been isolated using different chromatographic methods. The structures of these compounds were determined by NMR spectral analysis and mass spectroscopy. The adsorption and anticorrosion effects of this extract were investigated towards the corrosion of copper in 1...

Pentabromopseudilin: a myosin V inhibitor suppresses TGF-β activity by recruiting the type II TGF-β receptor to lysosomal degradation.

Pentabromopseudilin (PBrP) is a marine antibiotic isolated from the marine bacteria Pseudomonas bromoutilis and Alteromonas luteoviolaceus. PBrP exhibits antimicrobial, anti-tumour, and phytotoxic activities. In mammalian cells, PBrP is known to act as a reversible and allosteric inhibitor of myosin Va (MyoVa). In this study, we report that PBrP is a potent inhibitor of transforming growth factor-...

Multi-kinase inhibitor with anti-p38γ activity in cutaneous T cell lymphoma.

Current cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL) therapies are marked by an abbreviated response, subsequent drug resistance, and poor prognosis for patients with advanced disease. An understanding of molecular regulators involved in CTCL is needed to develop effective targeted therapies. One candidate regulator is p38γ, a mitogen-activated protein kinase crucial for malignant T cell activity and growth....

Effect of DS-2969b, a novel GyrB inhibitor, on rat and monkey intestinal microbiota.

DS-2969b, a novel GyrB inhibitor, transiently and reversibly altered the counts of limited intestinal microbiota at around 10 μg/g of faecal levels in rats and monkeys. Considering the high activity of DS-2969b against Clostridium difficile, 10 μg/g of faecal levels would be sufficient for clearing C. difficile from the intestine.

Everolimus with Reduced Calcineurin Inhibitor Exposure in Renal Transplantation.

Everolimus permits reduced calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) exposure, but the efficacy and safety outcomes of this treatment after kidney transplant require confirmation. In a multicenter noninferiority trial, we randomized 2037 kidney transplant recipients to receive, in combination with induction therapy and corticosteroids, everolimus with reduced-exposure CNI (everolimus arm) or mycophenolic acid ...

A phase II study evaluating the efficacy of zoledronic acid in prevention of aromatase inhibitor-associated musculoskeletal symptoms: the ZAP trial.

Aromatase inhibitor-associated musculoskeletal symptoms (AIMSS) are common adverse events of AIs often leading to drug discontinuation. We initiated a prospective clinical trial to evaluate whether bisphosphonates are associated with reduced incidence of AIMSS.

HBV polymerase-derived peptide exerts an anti-HIV-1 effect by inhibiting the acetylation of viral integrase.

Here, we found that a 6-mer peptide, Poly6, derived from the hepatitis B virus (HBV), which overlaps with a polymerase corresponding to a preS1 deletion reported to contribute to liver disease progression, can elicit an antiviral effect against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 by inhibiting HIV-1 integrase (IN) activity of infected cells. Mechanistic studies revealed that the anti-HIV-1 effect...

Met receptor inhibitor SU11274 localizes in the endoplasmic reticulum.

We discovered that SU11274, a class I c-Met inhibitor, fluoresces when excited by 488 nm laser light and showed rapid specific cellular uptake accumulation in distinct subcellular compartments. Given that SU11274 reduces cancer cell viability, we exploited these newly identified spectral properties to determine SU11274 intracellular distribution and accumulation in human pancreatic cancer cells....

An inhibitor of soluble epoxide hydrolase ameliorates diabetes-induced learning and memory impairment in rats.

Pharmacological inhibition of soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) enhances the synaptic function in the CNS and has a protective role in cognitive decline. We hypothesized that the sEH inhibitor TPPU might prevent the diabetes-induced decline in learning and memory which is associated with alteration in the level of neurotransmitters and oxidative stress.

Structure-activity relationships of rationally designed AMACR 1A inhibitors.

α-Methylacyl-CoA racemase (AMACR; P504S) is a promising novel drug target for prostate and other cancers. Assaying enzyme activity is difficult due to the reversibility of the 'racemisation' reaction and the difficulties in the separation of epimeric products; consequently few inhibitors have been described and no structure-activity relationship study has been performed. This paper describes the ...

Cabotegravir: its potential for antiretroviral therapy and preexposure prophylaxis.

Analyzing the evidence for the strand transfer integrase inhibitor cabotegravir (CAB; GSK744, GSK1265744), its properties and differences from other compounds in the class, as well as reviewing the preclinical and clinical evidence for its potential in antretroviral therapy and medical HIV prevention.


In this review, we will highlight and discuss the recent efficacy and safety data of bictegravir (BIC), a novel second-generation integrase strand transfer inhibitor (INSTI) that has been recently approved, in coformulation with emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide (B/F/TAF), for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in antiretroviral naïve subjects and in those with suppressed viremia.

The transition to dolutegravir and other new antiretrovirals in low- and middle-income countries - what are the issues?

: There are currently approximately 16 million people taking NNRTI-based first-line treatment in low- and middle-income countries. Most of these patients are using the combination of tenofovir (TDF), lamivudine (3TC) and efavirenz (EFV). The integrase inhibitor dolutegravir (DTG) has shown an improved safety profile compared to EFV in randomised studies. DTG also has a high barrier to development ...

Identification of a peptide inhibitor for the histone methyltransferase WHSC1.

WHSC1 is a histone methyltransferase that is responsible for mono- and dimethylation of lysine 36 on histone H3 and has been implicated as a driver in a variety of hematological and solid tumors. Currently, there is a complete lack of validated chemical matter for this important drug discovery target. Herein we report on the first fully validated WHSC1 inhibitor, PTD2, a norleucine-containing pept...

Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases 1 enhances rod survival in the rd1 mouse retina.

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP), an inherited retinal degenerative disease, is characterized by a progressive loss of rod photoreceptors followed by loss of cone photoreceptors. Previously, when tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 1 (TIMP1), a key extracellular matrix (ECM) regulator that binds to and inhibits activation of Matrix metallopeptidase 9 (MMP9) was intravitreal injected into eyes of a tran...

A Tick Cysteine Protease Inhibitor RHcyst-1 Exhibits Antitumor Potential.

We previously identified a potent and tight-binding inhibitor of cysteine proteases from Rhipicephalus haemaphysaloides, RHcyst-1, which belongs to the cystatin type 1 family. Cathepsins, which are members of the cysteine protease family, participate in various pathological processes, including the initiation and development of cancers. The present study aimed to investigate the antitumor effects ...

The complexity of blocking bivalent protein-protein interactions: development of a highly potent inhibitor of the menin-Mixed Lineage Leukemia (MLL) interaction.

The protein-protein interaction between menin and Mixed Lineage Leukemia 1 (MLL1) plays an important role in development of acute leukemia with translocations of the MLL1 gene and in solid tumors. Here, we report the development of a new generation of menin-MLL1 inhibitors identified by structure-based optimization of the thienopyrimidine class of compounds. This work resulted in compound 28 (MI-1...

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