Frank Boschelli

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Resistance to imatinib represents an important scientific and clinical issue in chronic myelogenous leukemia. In the present study, the effects of the novel inhibitor SKI-606 on various models of resistance to imatinib were studied. SKI-606 proved to be an active inhibitor of Bcr-Abl in several chronic myelogenous leukemia cell lines and transfectants, with(More)
Constitutive tyrosine kinase activity of Bcr-Abl promotes proliferation and survival of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) cells. Inhibition of Bcr-Abl tyrosine kinase activity or signaling proteins activated by Bcr-Abl in CML cells blocks proliferation and causes apoptotic cell death. The selective Abl kinase inhibitor, STI-571 (marketed as Gleevec), is(More)
Molecular chaperones have been implicated in the formation of active p60v-src tyrosine kinase. In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, expression of p60v-src causes cell death, a phenomenon that requires functional Hsp90. We show here that mutations in a member of a second class of chaperones, the yeast dnaJ homologue YDJ1, suppress the lethality caused by p60v-src.(More)
Mutations in genes encoding the molecular chaperones Hsp90 and Ydj1p suppress the toxicity of the protein tyrosine kinase p60v-src in yeast by reducing its levels or its kinase activity. We describe isolation and characterization of novel p60v-src-resistant, temperature-sensitive cdc37 mutants, cdc37-34 and cdc37-17, which produce less p60v-src than the(More)
The central role of Src in the development of several malignancies, including breast cancer, and the accumulating evidence of its interaction with receptor tyrosine kinases, integrins, and steroid receptors have identified it as an attractive therapeutic target. In the current study, we have evaluated the effect of a Src/Abl kinase inhibitor, SKI-606, on(More)
We investigated the role of Src family kinases (SFKs) in the regulation of STAT activation in myeloid leukemia cells. Two of 6 AML cell lines displayed constitutive STAT5 activation, whereas four cell lines had constitutive SFK activity. Treatment with the SFK inhibitors suppressed STAT5 activation and decreased viability. Akt phosphorylation and Mcl-1(More)
Subsequent to the discovery of 4-[(2,4-dichlorophenyl)amino]-6,7-dimethoxy-3-quinolinecarbonitrile (1a) as an inhibitor of Src kinase activity (IC(50) = 30 nM), several additional analogues were prepared. Optimization of the C-4 anilino group of 1a led to 1c, which contains a 2,4-dichloro-5-methoxy-substituted aniline. Replacement of the methoxy group at(More)
Cdc37 is a molecular chaperone that is important for the stability and activity of several protein kinases, including Cdk4 and Raf1. We first determined, using in vitro assays, that Cdc37 binds to the amino-terminal lobe of Cdk4. Subsequent mutagenesis revealed that Gly-15 (G15A) and Gly-18 (G18A) were critical for Cdc37-Cdk4 complex formation. Gly-15 and(More)
In the current study, we have examined the efficacy of a Src/Abl kinase inhibitor SKI-606 (Bosutinib) for its effect on prostate cancer growth and skeletal metastasis. Treatment of highly invasive human prostate cancer cells PC-3 and DU-145 with different doses of SKI-606 decreased Src activation, cell proliferation, migration, and invasion as determined by(More)