Tag: VEGF

ABT-510 is an Anti-Angiogenic Thrombospondin Peptide

Angiogenesis is the growth of new capillaries from existing blood vessels. Steps toward angiogenesis include protease production, endothelial cell migration, and proliferation, vascular tube formation, anastomosis of newly formed tubes, synthesis of a new basement membrane, and incorporation of pericytes and smooth muscle cells. The process of angiogenesis is...

Henatinib is an Orally Active Multikinase Inhibitor with Broad Antitumor Activities

Tumor growth and development involve many complex pathways, such as malignant cell proliferation and angiogenesis. Kinases are the enzymes that control signal transduction in these pathways, including VEGF, PDGFR, c-kit, and so on. They are present in stromal vascular or cell-matrix, and when they are dysfunctional (such as overactivation), they...

VAL-083 Creates DNA N7 Methylation with Antitumor Activity

Glioblastoma (GBM) is one of the most difficult tumors. Many new agents fail to cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and it has intrinsic drug resistance. VAL-083 is an alkylating agent that creates N7 methylation on DNA. Additionally, VAL-083 suppresses U251 and SF188 cell growth and induces apoptosis after 72...

Tasisulam, an Antitumor Agent, Inhibits Mitotic Progression and Induces Apoptosis

Tasisulam is an acyl sulfonamide with a unique antitumor dual mechanism of action. It involves antiangiogenesis and mitotic inhibition. Tasisulam has a broad range of activity in 60 tumor cell lines. It includes leukemia, melanoma, non-small-cell lung cancer, colon, ovarian, renal, and breast cancers. In this study, Tasisulam is...

PTC299 is an Oral Active and Dual Inhibitor of DHODH and VEGF

De novo pyrimidine nucleotide biosynthesis is activated in proliferating cancer cells in response to an increased demand for synthesis of DNA, RNA and phospholipids. The synthesis activates via oncogenic pathways, such as Myc, PI3K, PTEN and mTOR. Dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (DHODH) locates on the surface of the inner mitochondrial membrane,...