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Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology


ISSN (Print): 1389-2010
ISSN (Online): 1873-4316

Transcription Factors as Potential Targets for Therapeutic Drugs

Author(s): David S. Latchman

Volume 1, Issue 1, 2000

Page: [57 - 61] Pages: 5

DOI: 10.2174/1389201003379022


Although drugs which target transcription are in wide therapeutic use, they were all identified on the basis of their effect on a specific biological process such as inflammation or hormone responses and were only subsequently shown to target transcription. Our recent progress in understanding the mechanism of action of these drugs and the mechanisms of transcriptional regulation in general offers hope for a new generation of drugs isolated on the basis of their ability to modulate either the synthesis of transcription factors, the regulation of their activity by ligands or phosphorylation events, their protein-protein interactions or their binding to DNA.

Keywords: Transcription factors, Potential targets, Therapeutic drugs, Transcriptionsl regulation, Promoter activity

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