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Protein-protein interactions (PPIs) may represent one of the next major classes of therapeutic targets. So far, only a minute fraction of the estimated 650,000 PPIs that comprise the human interactome are known with a tiny number of complexes being drugged. Such intricate biological systems cannot be cost-efficiently tackled using conventional… (More)
The development of small molecule drugs targeting protein-protein interactions (PPI) represents a major challenge, in part owing to the misunderstanding of the PPI chemical space. To this end, we have manually collected the structures, the physicochemical and pharmacological profiles of 1650 PPI inhibitors across 13 families of PPI targets in a database… (More)
Protein-protein interactions (PPI) are involved in vital cellular processes and are therefore associated to a growing number of diseases. But working with them as therapeutic targets comes with some major hurdles that require substantial mutations from our way to design drugs on historical targets such as enzymes and G-Protein Coupled Receptor (GPCR). Among… (More)
In the past decade, the spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk) has shown a high potential for the discovery of new treatments for inflammatory and autoimmune disorders. Pharmacological inhibitors of Syk catalytic site bearing therapeutic potential have been developed, with however limited specificity towards Syk. To address this topic, we opted for the design of… (More)
A new series of FTase inhibitors containing a tricyclic moiety--dioxodibenzothiazepine or dibenzocycloheptane--has been designed and synthesized. Among them, dioxodibenzothiazepine 18d displayed significant inhibitory FTase activity (IC(50)=17.3 nM) and antiproliferative properties.
The dominant strategy for discovery of new antimalarial drugs relies on cell-free assays on specific biochemical pathways of Plasmodium falciparum . However, it appears that screening directly on the parasite is a more rewarding approach. The "drug to genome to drug" approach consists of testing a small set of structural analogues of a drug acting on human… (More)
The tyrosine kinase activity of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is widely involved in signaling pathways and often deregulated in cancer. Its role in the development of prostate cancer is well established, and therapeutic strategies such as blockade of the intracellular tyrosine kinase domain with small-molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitors have… (More)
Cell cycle control in the G1 phase has attracted considerable attention in recent cancer research, because many of the important proteins involved in G1 progression or G1/S transition have been found to play a crucial role in proliferation, differentiation, transformation, and programmed cell death (apoptosis). E7070 is a novel antitumor sulfonamide, with a… (More)
New benzoindolinothiazepines containing a piperazine moiety are described as potent antiproliferative agents against PC3 human prostatic cell lines. This activity could be explained by an accumulation of cells in G1 phase.