Improved coiled-coil design enhances interaction with Bcr-Abl and induces apoptosis.

@article{Dixon2012ImprovedCD,
  title={Improved coiled-coil design enhances interaction with Bcr-Abl and induces apoptosis.},
  author={Andrew S. Dixon and Geoffrey D. Miller and Benjamin J. Bruno and Jonathan E. Constance and David W. Woessner and Trevor P. Fidler and James C. Robertson and Thomas E. Cheatham and Carol S Lim},
  journal={Molecular pharmaceutics},
  year={2012},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={187-95}
}
The oncoprotein Bcr-Abl drives aberrant downstream activity through trans-autophosphorylation of homo-oligomers in chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML).(1, 2) The formation of Bcr-Abl oligomers is achieved through the coiled-coil domain at the N-terminus of Bcr.(3, 4) We have previously reported a modified version of this coiled-coil domain, CCmut2, which exhibits disruption of Bcr-Abl oligomeric complexes and results in decreased proliferation of CML cells and induction of apoptosis.(5) A major… CONTINUE READING

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