One strategy in the development ofantican cer therapeutics has been to arrest malignant proliferation through inhibition ofthe enzymatic activity ofcyclin-dependent kinases (cdks), which are key regulatory molecules of the cell cycle. Over the past few years, numerous compounds with remarkable cdk inhibitory activity have been studied in cancer therapy, although it is very difficult to point out the best cdk to target. An excellent candidate appears to be cdk2, whose alteration is a pathogenic hallmark of tumorigenesis. The small molecule described in our study showed an inhibitory effect on the kinase activity ofcdk2, a significant growth arrest observed in a colony formation assay and a reduction in the size of the tumor in nude mice, thus suggesting its potential role as a promising new type ofmecha nism-based antitumor drug, also for the treatment ofhyperpr oliferative disorders.

A small molecule based on the pRb2/p130 spacer domain leads to inhibition of cdk2 activity, cell cycle arrest and tumor growth reduction in vivo

DE LUCA, Antonio;
2007

Abstract

One strategy in the development ofantican cer therapeutics has been to arrest malignant proliferation through inhibition ofthe enzymatic activity ofcyclin-dependent kinases (cdks), which are key regulatory molecules of the cell cycle. Over the past few years, numerous compounds with remarkable cdk inhibitory activity have been studied in cancer therapy, although it is very difficult to point out the best cdk to target. An excellent candidate appears to be cdk2, whose alteration is a pathogenic hallmark of tumorigenesis. The small molecule described in our study showed an inhibitory effect on the kinase activity ofcdk2, a significant growth arrest observed in a colony formation assay and a reduction in the size of the tumor in nude mice, thus suggesting its potential role as a promising new type ofmecha nism-based antitumor drug, also for the treatment ofhyperpr oliferative disorders.
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