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Cancers have dysfunctional redox regulation resulting in reactive oxygen species production, damaging both DNA and free dNTPs. The MTH1 protein sanitizes oxidized dNTP pools to prevent incorporation of damaged bases during DNA replication. Although MTH1 is non-essential in normal cells, we show that cancer cells require MTH1 activity to avoid incorporation(More)
About one-third of oestrogen receptor alpha-positive breast cancer patients treated with tamoxifen relapse. Here we identify the nuclear receptor retinoic acid receptor alpha as a marker of tamoxifen resistance. Using quantitative mass spectrometry-based proteomics, we show that retinoic acid receptor alpha protein networks and levels differ in a(More)
Paraffin sections of formalin-perfused rat livers were stained immunohistochemically for p53. In livers from untreated rats, no p53 expression was observed. p53 expression was induced in a response to treatment with diethylnitrosamine 24 h prior to sacrifice. Staining for p53 was localized in the nucleus of perivenous hepatocytes. In serial sections(More)
BACKGROUND Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most aggressive brain tumor in adults, and despite state-of-the-art treatment, survival remains poor and novel therapeutics are sorely needed. The aim of the present study was to identify new synergistic drug pairs for GBM. In addition, we aimed to explore differences in drug-drug interactions across multiple(More)
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM, astrocytoma grade IV) is the most common malignant primary brain tumor in adults. Addressing the shortage of effective treatment options for this cancer, we explored repurposing of existing drugs into combinations with potent activity against GBM cells. We report that the phytoalexin pterostilbene is a potentiator of two drugs(More)
Two screening campaigns using commercial (Chembridge DiverSET) and proprietary (Chemical Biology Consortium Sweden, CBCS) compound libraries, revealed a number of pyridone- and pyrimidinone-derived systems as inhibitors of the human dCTP pyrophosphatase 1 (dCTPase). In this letter, we present their preliminary structure-activity-relationships (SAR) and(More)
A high-throughput screening campaign using a commercial compound library (ChemBridge DiverSET) revealed diverse chemotypes as inhibitors of the human dCTP pyrophosphatase 1 (dCTPase). Triazole, triazolopyrimidine, triazinoindole, quinoline hydrazone and arylpiperazine hits were clustered, confirmed by IC50 determinations, and their preliminary(More)
The dCTP pyrophosphatase 1 (dCTPase) is involved in the regulation of the cellular dNTP pool and has been linked to cancer progression. Here we report on the discovery of a series of 3,6-disubstituted triazolothiadiazoles as potent dCTPase inhibitors. Compounds 16 and 18 display good correlation between enzymatic inhibition and target engagement, together(More)
Helge Gad, Tobias Koolmeister, Ann-Sofie Jemth, Saeed Eshtad, Sylvain A. Jacques, Cecilia E. Ström, Linda M. Svensson, Niklas Schultz, Thomas Lundbäck, Berglind Osk Einarsdottir, Aljona Saleh, Camilla Göktürk, pawel Baranczewski, Richard Svensson, Ronnie p.-A. Berntsson, Robert Gustafsson, Kia Strömberg, Kumar Sanjiv, Marie-Caroline Jacques-Cordonnier,(More)
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