When cancer forms, your body has ways of trying to stop it from further developing. The four regulators are known as proto-oncogenes (which when mutated are known as oncogenes), tumor suppressor genes, apoptosis, and telomerase genes. When there is a mutation in each of the genes, cancer can develop. Once cancer develops it continues to grow and divide and turn into a tumor. For a tumor to develop it essentially needs something supplying it with blood and nutrients so that it can continue to grow. One player in the game of supplying the tumor with blood is a protein kinase known as Protein kinase C. A protein kinase is simply a molecule that regulates numerous cellular responses including gene expression, protein secretion, cell proliferation, and the inflammatory response. According to researchers at Harvard University, EBC-46 has the ability to target protein kinase C and inhibit it, which in turn causes the tumor to die because it is no longer has the ability to synthesize proteins it needs to survive. According to the Queensland Institute, the inhibition of protein kinase C helps destroy the blood vessels that supply the tumor with the oxygen and the nutrients it would need for survival. Pretty exciting stuff
Optimal management of NSCLC now requires that tumours be screened for a certain range of predictive and prognostic biomarkers that help to predict sensitivity to targeted therapy and estimate prognosis respectively . For NSCLC, much of the work in the past years has been focussed on mutations of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and on the abnormal fusion of the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) being inhibited successfully with EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) and crizotinib respectively. Targeted agents are now being rationally designed to inhibit particular mutations leading to a more streamlined clinical trial process. In this review, we will examine the major subtypes of driver mutations that have been identified in NSCLC and relevant targeted therapies available both now, and in the foreseeable future.
A3352 Description: IC50: 1.5 μM, 3.5 μM and 0.5 μM for Panc02, MCF-7 and T47-D cell lines, respectively Daun02 is a DNA synthisis inhibitor. A DNA synthisis inhibitor is a type of antibacterial acting via inhibiting the production of nucleic acids. DNA inhibitors, such as the quinolones, act upon DNA gyrase as a topoisomerase
C4541 Description: IC50: 79 nM for EphB3 LDN-211904 is an inhibitor of erythropoietin-producing hepatocellular carcinoma (Eph) receptors. Erythropoietin-producing hepatocellular carcinoma (Eph) receptors, a group of highly conserved transmembrane proteins composed of multiple domains, participate in various cell signaling pathways. So far, 16 Eph receptors have been identified in vertebrates, which can be divided into two major classes (EphA and EphB) based on sequence similarity. Mammals including humans have 14 Eph receptors (EphA1–EphA8, EphA10, EphB1–EphB4 and EphB6).
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For each test solution and base HR, the daphnia was submerged for ten-minutes to allow the chemicals to take effect, for daphnia are ectotherms and their body adapts to the surrounding environment. The data in Table 1 and Graph 1 answer the question of whether a daphnia, when exposed two depressants, i.e. melatonin and ethanol, will result in an average heart rate (HR) lower in comparison to the two depressants being administered individually. Over the three trials conducted for each of the test solution for daphnia 1, it can be concluded that 10% ethanol administration resulted in almost 2.6 fold, that is approximately 60%, decrease in HR. Therefore, ethanol had a depressant effect on average BPM, similar to Corotto's findings. (2010) Also, since the first daphnia died after
Per Reporter: Davon has been out of school for a year; he has never been enrolled in school. Davon roam the street all day and night. Davon walks around with a machete. Davon likes fire and guns. Davon has been going around stealing. Davon recently killed a cat 7/8/17. Law enforcement was involved, but nothing was done. Law enforcement will not do anything unless there is blood or Davon is caught in action. The father (unknown) is always inside of the home; he hardly ever comes out of the home. The father appears to be sick. Sue (paternal grandmother) is employed and is rarely home. According to Davon, his father told him to care for himself. Davon is on his own. It is unknown if there are drugs or alcohol used in the home. The basic needs
Immersing Daphnia in the ethanol indicated an increase in the heart rate. This relates to the fact that alcohol can have a big impact in the live of humans. Since the cross sectional part of the heart relates to that of humans. The increase in the heart rate enabled me to understand more about the how the increase in the heart rate when ethanol (Alcohol) is present in the body it can affect one's blood pressure . In contrast, high blood pressure is somewhat indicates how one’s heart is beating really fast. This means that at as the heart is pumping blood through the vein and arteries in the body. The force the heart is using to pump the blood through the artery walls can cause a tear or damage of the arteries which can lead to death. Furthermore,
One of them is Gleevec (Imatinib mesylate), a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, was called a “magical bullet”. This was the first targeted therapy drug used to treat cancer. It was invented in the late 1990’s, to treat “chronic myeloid leukemia and gastrointestinal stromal growth”. Imatinib is tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Tyrosine kinase is a protein that cells use to signal to each other to grow (Iqbal and Iqbal, 2014, p.1). It works by preventing a tyrosine kinase enzyme and therefore inhibits growth factor-induced receptor phosphorylation and blocks the PDGF/PDGFR and P13-k/Akt pathway (Kheradmand, et.al.2016, p.83). According to Richardson (2010, p.679), the drug Velcade was also known as “Bortezomib” is useful in the treatment of multiple myelomas. The main goal of this drug is to lower the tumor growth significantly. The American cancer society (2013, para.20) studies show Bortezomib is a “proteasome inhibitor”. It works by blocking or slowing down the action of proteosome is to break down protein in both healthy and cancerous cells. When proteosome activity is blocked, proteins in the cells accumulate. This accumulation may cause cells to stop growing and multiplying, and cause them to die and Sutent (Sunitinib) is a drug used to treat metastatic renal cell carcinoma. It is currently approved as a second-line treatment of MRCC. Sunitinib inhibits the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor and stops the growth of tumors (Kolesar, et.al. 2008, pp.123 131). It is considered as a multi- targeted kinase inhibitor because it is a type of VEGF inhibitor, an angiogenesis inhibitor, and it blocks an enzyme called tyrosine kinase. By doing all of this, it slows cancer growth and keeps tumors from making their own blood vessels to help them grow and spread (American
Crizotinib Description: IC50: 11 nM and 24 nM for c-Met and ALK Crizotinib (PF-02341066) is a potent inhibitor of c-Met and ALK. Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a molecular subtype of NSCLC with at least 27 ALK-fusion variants identified. c-Met is the prototypic member of RTKs, which is the only known high-affinity receptor for hepatocyte growth factor (HGF). Binding of HGF to the c-Met results in receptor multimerization and phosphorylation of multiple tyrosine residues at the intracellular region.
In a systematic review of nine phase 3 double blind, randomize controlled trials, Watt et al11 described the effect of canagliflozin on bone fracture risk in patients with T2DM. Studies where patients were treated with canagliflozin 100mg or 300mg for 1 year or longer were included in the study. Studies were excluded if they enrolled patients with type 1 diabetes, or severe renal dysfunction. Three of the studies were active controlled [glimepiride (1), and sitagliptin (2)]; canagliflozin was used in the treatment groups as monotherapy, or an add-on to metformin alone, metformin + sulfonylurea, or metformin + pioglitazone. The primary outcome evaluated was incidence of fracture adverse events defined as all fractures occurring at any time post randomization regardless of when the last does of the study medication was given. The primary outcome was assessed at the week
Pazopanib is a small molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitor with multiple targets (8). These targets include VEGF receptors 1, 2, and 3, PDGFR-alpha and beta, and c-KIT. In one randomized controlled trial, Pazopanib demonstrated an increase of 5 months in progression-free survival(PFS) in patients who had undergone 1
Trastuzumab (Herceptin)-Research and Development Introduction Cancer is the uncontrollable division and growth of abnormal cells resulting in formation of an aggressive tumour. In some forms of Breast cancer, the cells proliferate uncontrollably due to over-expression of the protein HER2 (Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2); a receptor embedded within the membrane of cells, allowing for the transfer of signals outside to inside the cell. Trastuzumab is a monoclonal antibody administered through intravenous infusion, to be taken on its own or in combination with one or more chemotherapy regimens. It reduces risk of the cancer reoccurring or spreading by inhibiting the effects of HER2, and enhancing the body’s immune system.
Gardasil is Merck & Co.'s (MRK) leading vaccine franchise. The vaccine is for the prevention of certain strains of sexually-transmitted HPV (human papillomavirus). Total sales for Gardasil in 1Q17 were $532.0 million, a ~41.0% rise over $378.0 million in 1Q16.
Products Unlike Gilead that has only one product in its Oncology line, Bristol-Myers Squibb presently have four different drugs namely: Erbitux –an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) antagonist for the treatment of Head & Neck cancer and Colorectal cancer,(2) Opdivo (nivolumab) for the treatment of unresectable or metastic melanoma and lungs