A Search for Inhibitors of S100B, a Member of the S100 Family of Calcium-Binding Proteins

Author(s): Joseph Markowitz, Alexander D. MacKerell, David J. Weber

Journal Name: Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 7 , Issue 6 , 2007

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Typically, malignant melanoma has wild-type p53, and yet this cancer proliferates. S100B, which binds p53 and is up-regulated in melanoma, down-regulates wild-type p53 tumor suppressor function. Inhibitors of the S100B-p53 interaction were identified using computer aided drug design (CADD) combined with NMR methodologies and represent potentially new chemotherapeutics for melanoma.

Keywords: S100B, p53, calcium, inhibitors, drug design, cancer

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Year: 2007
Page: [609 - 616]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/138955707780859422
Price: $65

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