Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12779/5797
Title: Novel dual Src/Abl inhibitors for hematologic and solid malignancies
Authors: S., Schenone
C., Brullo
F., Musumeci
Botta, Maurizio 
Keywords: Brc-Abl; dual inhibitors; Tyrosine kinases; hematologic malignancies; Src; solid tumors
Issue Date: 2010
Project: None 
Journal: EXPERT OPINION ON INVESTIGATIONAL DRUGS
Abstract: 
Importance of the field: c-Src and Bcr-Abl are two non-receptor or cytoplasmic tyrosine kinases (TKs) that play important roles in the development of solid and hematological malignancies. Indeed, Src is overexpressed or hyperactivated in a variety of solid tumors, while Bcr-Abl is the causative agent of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), where Src is also involved. The two enzymes share significant sequence homology and remarkable structural resemblance.Areas covered in this review: ATP-competitive compounds originally developed as Src inhibitors, showed to be also potent Abl inhibitors. Dasatinib, the first dual Src/Abl inhibitor approved by the US FDA in 2006 for the treatment of imatinib-resistant CML, is currently being tested in several clinical trials for the treatment of different solid tumors. SKI-606 and AZD0530 are two other important dual Src/Abl inhibitors extensively tested in animal models and in clinical trials, but not entered into therapy yet.What the reader will gain: In this review we will report the latest results regarding dasatinib, SKI-606 and AZD0530, but also the knowledge on new compounds that have appeared in the literature in the last few years, including AP24163, AP24534, XL228, DC2036. We will focus on the most recent clinical trials or on preclinical studies that are in progress on these small-molecule TK inhibitors that represent a targeted therapy with high potential against cancer.Take home message: Molecularly targeted therapies, including the inhibition of specific TKs hyperactivated or overexpressed in many human cancers, could be less toxic than the classical non-specific cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agents; they could offer important therapeutic effects, especially if used in association with other agents such as monoclonal antibodies.
Description: 
22447
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12779/5797
ISSN: 1354-3784
DOI: 10.1517/13543784.2010.499898
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