Jinha Yu

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BACKGROUND A number of oncoproteins and tumor suppressors are known to be neddylated, but whether the neddylation pathway is entirely activated in human cancer remains unexplored. METHODS NEDD8-activating enzyme (NAE) (E1) and NEDD8-conjugating enzyme (E2) expression and global-protein neddylation were examined by immunohistochemistry, immunoblotting, and(More)
Neddylation is a new type of protein post-translational modification which adds the ubiquitin-like molecule Nedd8 to target proteins. The well-identified targets of neddylation are cullins, which serve as essential components of Cullin-RING E3 ligases (CRL). It is reported that inhibition of neddylation repressed NF-κB-mediated proinflammatory cytokine(More)
PURPOSE Targeting the protein neddylation pathway has become an attractive anticancer strategy; however, the role of death receptor-mediated extrinsic apoptosis during treatment remained to be determined. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN The activation of extrinsic apoptosis and its role in MLN4924 treatment of human esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) were(More)
On the basis of the potent antiviral activity of acyclovir and ganciclovir, selenoacyclovir (2a) and selenoganciclovir (2b) were designed based on bioisoteric rationale and synthesized via the diselenide 7 as the key intermediate. Compound 2a exhibited potent anti-HSV-1 and -2 activities while 2b exerted moderate anti-HCMV activity, indicating that these(More)
Salvage radiotherapy (SRT) is the first-line treatment for prostate cancer patients with biochemical recurrence following radical prostatectomy, and new specific radiosensitizers are in urgent need to enhance SRT effect. MLN4924 (also known as Pevonedistat), a specific inhibitor of NEDD8-activating enzyme, has recently entered phase I/II clinical trials in(More)
Based on the hypothesis that the bulky selenium atom, with 4p orbitals, can sterically hinder the approach of a cellular kinase to 5'-OH for phosphorylation, 4'-selenonucleosides with one-carbon homologation were designed and synthesized via a novel seleno-Michael reaction, with the stereoselectivity controlled by steric effects.(More)
Writer's blocks: The first synthesis of RNA purine building blocks, 4'-selenoadenosine and 4'-selenoguanosine was achieved from D-ribose by regioisomeric rearrangement, which was confirmed by X-ray crystallography. 4'-Selenoadenosine exists in an unusual mixture of north and south conformers in the solid state.
Inhibition of protein neddylation pathway has emerged an attractive anticancer strategy in preclinical studies by using Nedd8-activating enzyme (NAE) inhibitor MLN4924 (Pevonedistat). Previous studies have reported the antitumor activity of MLN4924 mediated by its efficacy on apoptosis, autophagy and senescence. However, whether MLN4924 has any effect on(More)
It has been reported that MLN4924 can inhibit cell growth and metastasis in various kinds of cancer. We have reported that MLN4924 is able to inhibit angiogenesis through the induction of cell apoptosis both in vitro and in vivo models. Moreover, Neddylation inhibition using MLN4924 triggered the accumulation of pro-apoptotic protein NOXA in Human umbilical(More)
A series of acyclic selenopurine nucleosides 3a-f and 4a-g were synthesized based on the bioisosteric rationale between oxygen and selenium, and then evaluated for antiviral activity. Among the compounds tested, seleno-acyclovir (4a) exhibited the most potent anti-herpes simplex virus (HSV)-1 (EC50 = 1.47 µM) and HSV-2 (EC50 = 6.34 µM) activities without(More)