The poor prognosis of Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) is mainly attributed to drug resistance mechanisms and to the existence of a subpopulation of glioma stem cells (GSCs). Multi-target compounds able to both affect different deregulated pathways and the GSC subpopulation could escape tumour resistance, and most importantly, eradicate the stem cell reservoir. In this respect, the simultaneous inhibition of Phosphoinositide-dependent kinase-1 (PDK1) and Aurora Kinase A (AurA), each one playing a pivotal role in cellular survival/migration/differentiation, could represent an innovative strategy to overcome GBM resistance and recurrence. Herein, the cross-talk between these pathways was investigated, using the single-target reference compounds MP7 (PDK1 inhibitor) and Alisertib (AurA inhibitor). Furthermore, a new ligand, SA16, was identified for its ability to inhibit the PDK1 and the AurA pathways at once, thus proving to be a useful tool for the simultaneous inhibition of the two kinases. SA16 blocked GBM cell proliferation, reduced tumour invasiveness, and triggered cellular

Dual inhibition of PDK1 and Aurora Kinase A: an effective strategy to induce differentiation and apoptosis of human glioblastoma multiforme stem cells / Daniele, Simona; Sestito, Simona; Pietrobono, Deborah; Giacomelli, Chiara; Chiellini, Grazia; Di Maio, Danilo; Marinelli, Luciana; Novellino, Ettore; Martini, Claudia; Rapposelli, Simona. - In: ACS CHEMICAL NEUROSCIENCE. - ISSN 1948-7193. - 8:1(2017), pp. 100-114. [10.1021/acschemneuro.6b00251]

Dual inhibition of PDK1 and Aurora Kinase A: an effective strategy to induce differentiation and apoptosis of human glioblastoma multiforme stem cells

SESTITO, SIMONA;
2017

Abstract

The poor prognosis of Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) is mainly attributed to drug resistance mechanisms and to the existence of a subpopulation of glioma stem cells (GSCs). Multi-target compounds able to both affect different deregulated pathways and the GSC subpopulation could escape tumour resistance, and most importantly, eradicate the stem cell reservoir. In this respect, the simultaneous inhibition of Phosphoinositide-dependent kinase-1 (PDK1) and Aurora Kinase A (AurA), each one playing a pivotal role in cellular survival/migration/differentiation, could represent an innovative strategy to overcome GBM resistance and recurrence. Herein, the cross-talk between these pathways was investigated, using the single-target reference compounds MP7 (PDK1 inhibitor) and Alisertib (AurA inhibitor). Furthermore, a new ligand, SA16, was identified for its ability to inhibit the PDK1 and the AurA pathways at once, thus proving to be a useful tool for the simultaneous inhibition of the two kinases. SA16 blocked GBM cell proliferation, reduced tumour invasiveness, and triggered cellular
Dual inhibition of PDK1 and Aurora Kinase A: an effective strategy to induce differentiation and apoptosis of human glioblastoma multiforme stem cells / Daniele, Simona; Sestito, Simona; Pietrobono, Deborah; Giacomelli, Chiara; Chiellini, Grazia; Di Maio, Danilo; Marinelli, Luciana; Novellino, Ettore; Martini, Claudia; Rapposelli, Simona. - In: ACS CHEMICAL NEUROSCIENCE. - ISSN 1948-7193. - 8:1(2017), pp. 100-114. [10.1021/acschemneuro.6b00251]
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