The Small-Molecule Inhibitor MRIA9 Reveals Novel Insights into the Cell Cycle Roles of SIK2 in Ovarian Cancer Cells

  title={The Small-Molecule Inhibitor MRIA9 Reveals Novel Insights into the Cell Cycle Roles of SIK2 in Ovarian Cancer Cells},
  author={Monika Raab and Marcel Rak and Roberta Tesch and Khayal Gasimli and Sven Becker and Stefan Knapp and Klaus Strebhardt and Mourad Sanhaji},
Simple Summary The current standard therapy of ovarian cancers comprises a reductive surgery followed by a combination of taxane-platinum-based primary chemotherapy. However, despite an initial positive response, patients in the advanced stage showed relapse within months or even weeks. Thus, there is a need to find combinatorial therapies that permit overcoming the paclitaxel-associated resistance in patients. Here, we found that MRIA9, a newly developed small-molecule inhibitor of the salt… 

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