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Title: Dual blockade of the lipid kinase PIP4Ks and mitotic pathways leads to cancer-selective lethality
Authors: Dai, Lingyun
Prabhu, Nayana
Diam, Go Ka
Sobota, Radoslaw
Larsson, Andreas
Nordlund, Pär
McCormick, Frank
Ghosh, Sujoy
Epstein, David M.
Dymock, Brian W.
Lee, Sang Hyun
Kitagawa, Mayumi
Liao, Pei-Ju
Lee, Kyung Hee
Wong, Jasmine
Shang, See Cheng
Minami, Noriaki
Sampetrean, Oltea
Saya, Hideyuki
Keywords: Cancer-selective Lethality
Dual Inhibitory
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Kitagawa, M., Liao, P.-J., Lee, K. H., Wong, J., Shang, S. C., Minami, N., et al. (2017). Dual blockade of the lipid kinase PIP4Ks and mitotic pathways leads to cancer-selective lethality. Nature Communications, 8(1), 2200-.
Series/Report no.: Nature Communications
Abstract: Achieving robust cancer-specific lethality is the ultimate clinical goal. Here, we identify a compound with dual-inhibitory properties, named a131, that selectively kills cancer cells, while protecting normal cells. Through an unbiased CETSA screen, we identify the PIP4K lipid kinases as the target of a131. Ablation of the PIP4Ks generates a phenocopy of the pharmacological effects of PIP4K inhibition by a131. Notably, PIP4Ks inhibition by a131 causes reversible growth arrest in normal cells by transcriptionally upregulating PIK3IP1, a suppressor of the PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway. Strikingly, Ras activation overrides a131-induced PIK3IP1 upregulation and activates the PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway. Consequently, Ras-transformed cells override a131-induced growth arrest and enter mitosis where a131’s ability to de-cluster supernumerary centrosomes in cancer cells eliminates Ras-activated cells through mitotic catastrophe. Our discovery of drugs with a dual-inhibitory mechanism provides a unique pharmacological strategy against cancer and evidence of cross-activation between the Ras/Raf/MEK/ERK and PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathways via a Ras˧PIK3IP1˧PI3K signaling network.
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-02287-5
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