William F Westlin

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UNLABELLED Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with activating EGF receptor (EGFR) mutations initially respond to first-generation reversible EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors. However, clinical efficacy is limited by acquired resistance, frequently driven by the EGFR(T790M) mutation. CO-1686 is a novel, irreversible, and orally delivered kinase(More)
Targeted therapies that suppress B cell receptor (BCR) signaling have emerged as promising agents in autoimmune disease and B cell malignancies. Bruton's tyrosine kinase (Btk) plays a crucial role in B cell development and activation through the BCR signaling pathway and represents a new target for diseases characterized by inappropriate B cell activity.(More)
Members of the integrin family influence several aspects of tumor progression and metastasis, including cell survival, proliferation, and angiogenesis. Specific integrins such as alpha(v)beta(3) and alpha(v)beta(5) are involved in regulating endothelial cell function, and thus angiogenesis. We evaluated the effect of the alpha(v)beta(3)/alpha(v)beta(5)(More)
INTRODUCTION Breast cancer is one of the most common malignancies affecting women in the United States and Europe. Approximately three out of every four women with breast cancer develop metastases in bone which, in turn, diminishes quality of life. The alpha(v)beta3 integrin has previously been implicated in multiple aspects of tumor progression, metastasis(More)
The hallmark of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the progressive destruction of articular joints, characterized by invasive synovial hyperplasia and pathological neovascularization. Here we report that PPI-2458, a member of the fumagillin class of irreversible methionine aminopeptidase-2 (MetAP-2) inhibitors, potently inhibits the proliferation of human(More)
Designing selective inhibitors of proteases has proven problematic, in part because pharmacophores that confer potency exploit the conserved catalytic apparatus. We developed a fundamentally different approach by designing irreversible inhibitors that target noncatalytic cysteines that are structurally unique to a target in a protein family. We have(More)
Osteoclasts are actively motile on bone surfaces and undergo alternating cycles of migration and resorption. Osteoclast interaction with the extracellular matrix plays a key role in the osteoclast resorptive process and a substantial body of evidence suggests that integrin receptors are important in osteoclast function. These integrin receptors bind to the(More)
The integrin alpha(v)beta3 interacts with the arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (RGD) tripeptide recognition sequence of a variety of extracellular matrix proteins. Recent studies show that alpha(v)beta3 plays an important role in tumor-induced angiogenesis and tumor growth and that antagonists of alpha(v)beta3 inhibit angiogenic processes that include(More)
Studies of metastasis can be accelerated and provide more mechanistic information using cell lines which reproducibly and aggressively metastasize, and which are accurately and easily detected in tissues at all stages of the metastatic process. Although reporter proteins such as green fluorescent protein (GFP) and β-galactosidase have improved the tracking(More)
Introduction: Breast cancer is one of the most common malignancies affecting women in the United States and Europe. Approximately three out of every four women with breast cancer develop metastases in bone which, in turn, diminishes quality of life. The αvβ3 integrin has previously been implicated in multiple aspects of tumor progression, metastasis and(More)