A Contaminant Impurity, Not Rigosertib, Is a Tubulin Binding Agent

10 views | Apr 21 2021

Stacey J Baker et al. found that these cells failed to proliferate in the presence of rigosertib at concentrations that are lethal to wild-type cells. [Read the Full Post]

Therapeutic targeting PLK1 by ON-01910.Na is effective in local treatment of retinoblastoma

13 views | Apr 21 2021

Huan Ma et al. demonstrated targetability of PLK1 in retinoblastoma by efficiently causing cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. [Read the Full Post]

PLK1 inhibition sensitizes breast cancer cells to radiation via suppressing autophagy

19 views | Mar 04 2021

Baiyao Wang et al. indicated that PLK1 inhibition enhanced the radiosensitivity of breast cancer cells in a manner associated with the suppression of radiation-induced autophagy. [Read the Full Post]

Small molecule 2,3-DCPE induces S phase arrest by activating the ATM/ATR-Chk1-Cdc25A signaling pathway in DLD-1 colon cancer cells

47 views | Oct 29 2020

Bingjun Bai et al. suggested that 2,3-DCPE caused DNA damage in colon cancer cells and that 2,3-DCPE-induced S phase arrest was associated with the activation of the ATM/ATR-Chk1-Cdc25A pathway. [Read the Full Post]

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

95 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

102 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)

94 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

212 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]