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Identification of a selective small molecule inhibitor of breast cancer stem cells.

Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsGermain, AR, Carmody LC, Morgan B., Fernandez C., Forbeck E., Lewis TA, Nag PP, Ting A., VerPlank L., Feng Y., Perez JR, Dandapani S., Palmer M., Lander E. S., Gupta PB, Schreiber SL, and Munoz B.
AbstractA high-throughput screen (HTS) with the National Institute of Health-Molecular Libraries Small Molecule Repository (NIH-MLSMR) compound collection identified a class of acyl hydrazones to be selectively lethal to breast cancer stem cell (CSC) enriched populations. Medicinal chemistry efforts were undertaken to optimize potency and selectivity of this class of compounds. The optimized compound was declared as a probe (ML239) with the NIH Molecular Libraries Program and displayed greater than 20-fold selective inhibition of the breast CSC-like cell line (HMLE_sh_Ecad) over the isogenic control line (HMLE_sh_GFP).
Year of Publication2012
JournalBioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters
Date Published (YYYY/MM/DD)2012/05/15
ISSN Number0960-894X