Zhuming Zhang

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Restoration of p53 activity by inhibition of the p53-MDM2 interaction has been considered an attractive approach for cancer treatment. However, the hydrophobic protein-protein interaction surface represents a significant challenge for the development of small-molecule inhibitors with desirable pharmacological profiles. RG7112 was the first small-molecule(More)
Weight-loss interventions generally improve lipid profiles and reduce cardiovascular disease risk, but effects are variable and may depend on genetic factors. We performed a genetic association analysis of data from 2,993 participants in the Diabetes Prevention Program to test the hypotheses that a genetic risk score (GRS) based on deleterious alleles at 32(More)
The development of small-molecule MDM2 inhibitors to restore dysfunctional p53 activities represents a novel approach for cancer treatment. In a previous communication, the efforts leading to the identification of a non-imidazoline MDM2 inhibitor, RG7388, was disclosed and revealed the desirable in vitro and in vivo pharmacological properties that this(More)
The field of small-molecule inhibitors of protein-protein interactions is rapidly advancing and the specific area of inhibitors of the p53/MDM2 interaction is a prime example. Several groups have published on this topic and multiple compounds are in various stages of clinical development. Building on the strength of the discovery of RG7112, a Nutlin(More)
This study describes the antiproliferative activity of the multikinase inhibitor R1530 in vitro and its antitumor and anti-angiogenic activity, pharmacokinetics, and tolerability in vivo. The antiproliferative activity of R1530 was investigated in a range of human tumor, endothelial and fibroblast cell lines. Tolerability and antitumor activity were(More)
A new series of 7,8-disubstituted pyrazolobenzodiazepines based on the lead compound 1 have been synthesized and evaluated for their effects on mitosis and angiogenesis. Described herein is the design, synthesis, SAR, and antitumor activity of these compounds leading to the identification of R1530, which was selected for clinical evaluation.
RO4396686 is a small molecule KDR, FGFR, and PDGFR inhibitor with good pharmacokinetic properties in rodents. In a mouse corneal neovascularization assay, this compound inhibited VEGF-induced angiogenesis. Tested in a H460a xenograft tumor model this agent effected significant tumor growth inhibition at doses as low as 50mg/kg.
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