Tropomyosin receptor kinases (TRKs), encoded by neurotrophic receptor tyrosine kinase (NTRK) genes, are involved in cell proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis, and are validated therapeutic targets for cancer treatment.
Researchers at Oncopia Therapeutics Inc. (Proteovant Therapeutics Inc.) and University of Michigan have divulged conjugates comprising a cereblon (CRBN) E3 ubiquitin ligase-binding moiety coupled to an estrogen receptor (ER) or zinc finger protein Helios (IKZF2) and/or zinc finger protein Aiolos (IKZF3) moiety through a linker.
Infection with Helicobacter pylori is a risk factor for the development of gastric cancer. H. pylori initiates a chronic inflammatory response that can lead to the production of excessive radical oxygen species (ROS), which in turn can activate oncogenic signaling pathways leading to gastric cancer development. SUMOylation is a post-translational modification mechanism in cells in response to reactions to stress. A team at The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University hence set out to study the role of SUMO-activating enzyme subunit 1 (SAE1) in gastric cancer, since it is a SUMO-activating effector protein.
Weeks after Roche Holding AG paid a $40 million milestone payment to partner Repare Therapeutics Inc. when the first cancer patient in the phase II Tapistry trial was dosed with camonsertib, the Basel, Switzerland-based pharma backed out of the 20-month-old deal.
Sutro Biopharma Inc. has described antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) comprising a cytotoxic drug linked to an antibody or polypeptide residue through a linker reported to be useful for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.