Jodi Moriguchi

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c-Met is a receptor tyrosine kinase often deregulated in human cancers, thus making it an attractive drug target. One mechanism by which c-Met deregulation leads to cancer is through gain-of-function mutations. Therefore, small molecules capable of targeting these mutations could offer therapeutic benefits for affected patients. SU11274 was recently(More)
Recepteur d'origine nantais (RON) is a receptor tyrosine kinase closely related to c-Met. Both receptors are involved in cell proliferation, migration, and invasion, and there is evidence that both are deregulated in cancer. Receptor overexpression has been most frequently described, but other mechanisms can lead to the oncogenic activation of RON and(More)
Deregulation of the receptor tyrosine kinase c-Met has been implicated in human cancers. Pyrazolones with N-1 bearing a pendent hydroxyalkyl side chain showed selective inhibition of c-Met over VEGFR2. However, studies revealed the generation of active, nonselective metabolites. Blocking this metabolic hot spot led to the discovery of 17 (AMG 458). When(More)
Tumorigenesis is a multistep process in which oncogenes play a key role in tumor formation, growth, and maintenance. MET was discovered as an oncogene that is activated by its ligand, hepatocyte growth factor. Deregulated signaling in the c-Met pathway has been observed in multiple tumor types. Herein we report the discovery of potent and selective(More)
The MET receptor tyrosine kinase is involved in cell growth, survival, and invasion. Clinical studies with small molecule MET inhibitors have shown the role of biomarkers in identifying patients most likely to benefit from MET-targeted therapy. AMG 337 is an oral, small molecule, ATP-competitive, highly selective inhibitor of the MET receptor. Herein, we(More)
Bone metastasis is a major health threat to breast cancer patients. Tumor-derived Jagged1 represents a central node in mediating tumor-stromal interactions that promote osteolytic bone metastasis. Here, we report the development of a highly effective fully human monoclonal antibody against Jagged1 (clone 15D11). In addition to its inhibitory effect on bone(More)
Recepteur d’origine nantais (RON) is a receptor tyrosine kinase closely related to c-Met. Both receptors are involved in cell proliferation, migration, and invasion, and there is evidence that both are deregulated in cancer. Receptor overexpression has been most frequently described, but other mechanisms can lead to the oncogenic activation of RON and(More)
GITR/TNFRSF18 is a member of the TNF-receptor superfamily preferentially expressed on regulatory T cells (Tregs) and activated T effector cells. Antibody agonists to GITR claim two distinct mechanisms to overcome the repressive tumor microenvironment and drive anti-tumor efficacy in vivo: receptor agonism (forward signaling) on T effector cells and(More)
Conatumumab is a monoclonal antibody specific for death receptor 5 (DR5) that activates caspases leading to DNA fragmentation and tumor-cell death. Like other Tumor Necrosis Factor-Related Apoptosis-Inducing Ligand (TRAIL) receptor therapies, conatumumab is currently being evaluated in clinical trials across a variety of tumor types. However, molecular(More)