Charles B. Duke

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INTRODUCTION Androgen receptor (AR) antagonists are predominantly used as chemical castration to treat prostate cancer (i.e., in conjunction with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT)). Unfortunately, castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) typically develops that is refractory to targeted therapy. Insights into CRPC biology have led to the emergence of a(More)
To examine the effect of bicalutamide and embelin on the growth of prostate cancer cells in vitro and in vivo Cell viability was determined by MTT assay. Micelles were fabricated with polyethylene glycol-b-polylactic acid (PEG-PLA) copolymer and characterized in terms of particle size, micellar solubilization and drug loading, followed by evaluation in nude(More)
□S Glucuronidation of the Red Clover Isoflavone Irilone by Liver Microsomes from Different Species and Human UDP-Glucuronosyltransferases. Ronald Maul, Diana Siegl, and Sabine E. Kulling . . . . 610 □S Metabolism of Gambogic Acid in Rats: A Rare Intestinal Metabolic Pathway Responsible for Its Final Disposition. Jing Yang, Li Ding, Linlin Hu, Wenjuan Qian,(More)
Overexpression of the androgen receptor (AR) and anti-apoptotic genes including X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein (XIAP) provide tumors with a proliferative advantage. Therefore, our objective was to determine whether novel antiandrogen (CBDIV17) and XIAP inhibitor based combination therapy can treat advanced prostate cancer. CBDIV17 and embelin-6g(More)
Microtubules are one of the most useful subcellular targets in chemotherapy. We identified a novel indole, (3-(1H-indol-2-yl)phenyl)(1H-indol-2-yl)methanone (15), that inhibits tubulin action and exhibits potent antitumor activity in various preclinical models. In vitro cancer cell growth inhibition was measured by SRB or MTT assay in human cancer cell(More)
Women experience a decline in estrogen and androgen levels after natural or surgically induced menopause, effects that are associated with a loss of sexual desire and bone mineral density. Studies in our laboratories have shown the beneficial effects of selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) in the treatment of osteoporosis and muscle wasting in(More)
(3-(1H-indol-2-yl)phenyl)(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)methanone (I-387) is a novel synthetic compound that inhibits tubulin action and exhibits potent antitumor activity in various preclinical models. I-387 inhibited the in vitro growth of several human cancer cell lines with IC₅₀ values in the range of 15 to 39 nmol/L. Nanomolar concentrations of the compound(More)
Several new androgen receptor antagonists were synthesized and found to have varying activities across typically anti-androgen resistant mutants (Thr877 → Ala and Trp741 → Leu) and markedly improved potency over previously reported pan-antagonists. X-ray crystallography of a new anti-androgen in an androgen receptor mutant (Thr877 → Ala) shows that the(More)
3-(1H-Indol-2-yl)phenyl)(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)methanone (I-387) is a novel indole compound with antitubulin action and potent antitumor activity in various preclinical models. I-387 avoids drug resistance mediated by P-glycoprotein and showed less neurotoxicity than vinca alkaloids during in vivo studies. We examined the pharmacokinetics and metabolism of(More)