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Antiviral activity of PLK1-targeting siRNA delivered by lipid nanoparticles in HBV-infected hepatocytes

38 views | Aug 10 2020

Adrien Foca et al. emphasized that a specific PLK1 inhibition could help in achieving an improved HBsAg loss in CHB patients, likely in combination with other HBsAg-targeting strategies. [Read the Full Post]

Polo-like kinase 1 as a promising diagnostic biomarker and potential therapeutic target for hepatocellular carcinoma

55 views | Jul 22 2020

Eman H Yousef et al. found that Polo-like kinase 1 might be a potential biomarker for hepatocellular carcinoma diagnosis and follow-up during treatment with chemotherapies. [Read the Full Post]

DrugSniper, a Tool to Exploit Loss-Of-Function Screens, Identifies CREBBP as a Predictive Biomarker of VOLASERTIB in Small Cell Lung Carcinoma (SCLC)

45 views | Jul 21 2020

Fernando Carazo et al. showed the potential of genome-wide loss-of-function screens to identify new personalized therapeutic hypotheses in SCLC and potentially in other tumors, which was a valuable starting point for further drug development and drug repositioning projects. [Read the Full Post]

BI-2536 and BI-6727, dual Polo-like kinase/bromodomain inhibitors, effectively reactivate latent HIV-1

165 views | Oct 19 2019

Gohda J et al. found that BI-2536 synergistically activates the latent provirus in combination with SAHA, a histone deacetylase inhibitor, or the non-tumour-promoting phorbol ester prostratin. Our findings strongly suggest that BI-2536 and BI-6727 are potent LRAs for the "shock and kill" HIV-1 eradication strategy. [Read the Full Post]

BI 6727, a Polo-like kinase inhibitor with improved pharmacokinetic profile and broad antitumor activity

0 views | Sep 30 2019

Rudolph D et al. indicated these findings warrant further investigation of BI 6727 as a tailored antimitotic agent; clinical studies have been initiated. [Read the Full Post]

Inhibition of Suicidal Erythrocyte Death by Volasertib

0 views | Sep 30 2019

Al Mamun Bhuyan A et al. showed that Volasertib is a novel inhibitor of erythrocyte cell membrane scrambling following energy depletion and hyperosmotic shock, effects contrasting the stimulation of K562 cell apoptosis. [Read the Full Post]

Binding of the anticancer drug BI-2536 to human serum albumin. A spectroscopic and theoretical study

245 views | Mar 01 2019

Fernández-Sainz J et al. showed that the main protein-drug interactions are of the van der Waals type although the presence of amide and ether groups in BI-2536 could also allow H-bonding with some residues in the subdomain IIA pocket. [Read the Full Post]

Inhibition of Suicidal Erythrocyte Death by Volasertib

259 views | Feb 04 2019

Al Mamun Bhuyan A et al. volasertib is a novel inhibitor of erythrocyte cell membrane scrambling following energy depletion and hyperosmotic shock, effects contrasting the stimulation of K562 cell apoptosis. [Read the Full Post]

BI 6727, a Polo-like kinase inhibitor with improved pharmacokinetic profile and broad antitumor activity

299 views | Feb 04 2019

Rudolph D et al. showed that with oral and i.v. routes of administration, the total weekly dose of BI 6727 is most relevant for efficacy, supporting the use of a variety of well-tolerated dosing schedules. [Read the Full Post]

Targeted inhibition of Polo-like kinase 1 by a novel small-molecule inhibitor induces mitotic catastrophe and apoptosis in human bladder cancer cells

297 views | Nov 28 2018

Zhang Z et al. demonstrated of bladder cancer growth inhibition and dissemination using a pharmacological inhibitor of PLK1 provides new opportunities for future therapeutic intervention. [Read the Full Post]