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The present invention describes the cloning and molecular and cellular characterization of a novel protein with homology to the IL-17 receptor. The gene was cloned by virtue of its proximity to a common site of retroviral integration in a murine acute myeloid leukemia. The gene described herein possibly codes for a novel interleukin receptor that binds an as yet unidentified cytokine ligand, and may be useful in cancer diagnostics and therapies that rely on immune system modulation.
P-Selectin on platelets and endothelium binds cell surface chondroitin sulfate (CS) proteoglycans, which are abundantly and stably expressed on the surface many cancer cells. Binding of the cancer cells through the CS moieties may be blocked to inhibit the interaction of cancer cells with platelets and endothelium. The present inventors disclose compositions and methods for the inhibition of cancer metastasis.
Use of the aminoalkylindole JWH-073-M4 and related compounds as neutral CB1 receptor antagonists for the treatment of alcoholism, drug abuse, obesity, and obesity-related diseases
Novel alkylindoles that bind tightly to cannabinoid receptors and are neutral antagonists for the cannabinoid 1 receptor and agonists for the cannabinoid 2 receptor are provided. These compounds are useful for treating alcoholism and drug abuse and for treating obesity.
Provided herein are compounds, comprising Formula (I) or Formula (II), and their pharmaceutically acceptable salts. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient and at least one compound of Formula (I) and (II), singly or in combination with other pharmaceutically active ingredients, such as anti-inflammatory agents or anticancer agents.
Gene expression profiling based identification of CKS1B as a potential therapeutic target in multiple myeloma
The present invention used gene expression profiling in large uniformly treated population of patients with myeloma to identify genes associated with poor prognosis. It also demonstrated that over-expression of CKS1B gene, mainly due to gene amplification that was determined by Fluorescent in-situ hybridization to impart a poor prognosis in multiple myleoma.
Alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone as topical anti-inflammatory agent for the treatment of allergic contact dermatitis and eczema
A method is presented for treating an inflammatory skin disorder in a human comprising: topically applying to the skin a composition comprising alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (αMSH) or an αMSH analog in an amount effective to reduce skin inflammation in the human.
Compositions and methods for the inhibition of DNA polymerases. The methods and compositions as described herein are useful in the treatment of cancer. In particular, the present disclosure provides compositions comprising one or more of indole-derived compounds useful in treatment of cancers, including those which are resistant to genotoxic therapies.
This invention describes a small molecule proteolysis targeting chimera (PROTAC) strategy to degrade the NEK2 (Never in Mitosis Related Kinase 2) protein and methods of use thereof. The NEK2 PROTAC consists of three, key regions: a NEK2 ligand to bind the NEK2 protein, a linker region to link the NEK2 ligand to a ligase ligand, and the ligase ligand.