alexa Novel retinoid-related molecules as apoptosis inducers and effective inhibitors of human lung cancer cells in vivo.
Genetics & Molecular Biology

Genetics & Molecular Biology

Journal of Molecular Biomarkers & Diagnosis

Author(s): Lu XP, Fanjul A, Picard N, Pfahl M, Rungta D,

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Lung cancer causes more than 140,000 deaths annually in the United States alone, and the prognosis for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is particularly poor. Therapies using small molecules that preferentially kill lung tumor cells by inducing cellular suicide (apoptosis) would therefore be highly desirable. Retinoids have shown promise as cancer preventive and cancer therapeutic agents. Retinoid signals are mediated by two classes of nuclear receptors: the retinoic acid receptors (RAR alpha, beta, and gamma) and the retinoid X receptors (RXR alpha, beta and gamma). These receptors usually bind as heterodimers to specific DNA sequences and/or interact with other transcriptional regulators, such as AP-1 (ref. 10) to regulate gene transcription. Synthetic retinoids can be made that activate only specific portions of the complex retinoid response network and activate selective biological programs. To identify retinoids with novel biological activities, we used a high-throughput "biological activity fingerprint" screen on a large library of retinoids and retinoid-related molecules (RRMs). We identified new structures that are highly effective against lung cancer cells in vitro, inducing apoptosis. We show here for one of these compounds that it is very effective against a human NSCLC in vivo in an animal model. These new molecules show a distinct pattern of receptor signaling.
This article was published in Nat Med and referenced in Journal of Molecular Biomarkers & Diagnosis

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

  • 2nd World Congress on Molecular Genetics and Gene Therapy
    July 03-05, 2017 Thailand, Bangkok
  • 9th International Conference and Expo on Molecular & Cancer Biomarkers
    August 23-24, 2017 Birmingham, UK
  • 2nd International Conference on Medical Imaging and Diagnosis
    London, UK
  • 22nd International Conference on Cancer Drugs and Therapeutics
    Paris, France
  • International Conference on Oncology Nursing and Cancer Care
    Singapore City, Singapore
  • World Summit on Cell Signalling and Cancer Therapy
    Toronto, Canada
  • International Conference on Radiology and Imaging
    New York, USA

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords