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A potent and selective inhibitor of the anticancer target Polo-like kinase 1 was found by computer-based molecular design. This type II kinase inhibitor was synthesized as suggested by the design software DOGS and exhibited significant antiproliferative effects against HeLa cells without affecting nontransformed cells. The study provides a proof-of-concept(More)
PKCβ and Plk1 are fascinating targets in cancer therapy. Therefore, we combined Enzastaurin targeting PKCβ and SBE13 targeting Plk1 to test synergistic effects in cells with different p53 status. We analyzed cell proliferation and apoptosis induction, and did Western blot and FACScan analyses to examine the combined PKCβ and Plk1 inhibition. p53-wild-type(More)
In the current study we examined the combination of SAHA and SBE13 in cancer and non-cancer cells. HeLa cells displayed a synergistically reduced cell proliferation, which was much weaker in hTERT-RPE1 or NIH-3T3 cells. Cell cycle distribution differed in HeLa, hTERT-RPE1 and NIH-3T3 cells. SAHA-treated HeLa cells showed slightly increasing cell numbers in(More)
OBJECTIVE Injection drug users (IDUs) often undergo procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) in the emergency department (ED). We compared adverse events (AEs) for IDUs to those for non-IDUs receiving PSA for incision and drainage of cutaneous abscesses. METHODS This was a retrospective analysis of a PSA safety audit. IDU status was prospectively(More)
We synthesized a series of vanillin-derived compounds and analyzed them in HeLa cells for their effects on the proliferation of cancer cells. The molecules are derivatives of the lead compound SBE13, a potent inhibitor of the inactive conformation of human polo-like kinase 1 (Plk1). Some of the new designs were able to inhibit cancer cell proliferation to a(More)
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