Publications by authors named "Wen-Ting Kang"

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Discovery and synthesis of novel indole derivatives-containing 3-methylenedihydrofuran-2(3H)-one as irreversible LSD1 inhibitors.

Eur J Med Chem 2019 Aug 29;175:357-372. Epub 2019 Apr 29.

Key Laboratory of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology, Ministry of Education of China, Co-innovation Center of Henan Province for New Drug R & D and Preclinical Safety, School of Pharmaceutical Science, Institute of Drug Discovery and Development, Zhengzhou University, 100 Kexue Avenue, Zhengzhou, Henan, 450001, China. Electronic address:

Lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1), demethylase against mono- and di - methylated histone3 lysine 4, has emerged as a promising target in oncology. More specifically, it has been demonstrated as a key promoter in acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and several LSD1 inhibitors have already entered into clinical trials for the treatment of AML. In this paper, a series of new indole derivatives were designed and synthesized based on a lead compound obtained by a high-throughput screening with our in-house compound library. Among the synthetic compounds, 9e was characterized as a potent LSD1 inhibitor with an IC of 1.230 μM and can inhibit the proliferation of THP-1 cells effectively. And most importantly, this is the first irreversible LSD1 inhibitor that is not derived from monoamine oxidase inhibitors. Hence, the discovery of 9e may serve as a proof of concept work for AML treatment.
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August 2019

Sanggenon O induced apoptosis of A549 cells is counterbalanced by protective autophagy.

Bioorg Chem 2019 06 4;87:688-698. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Collaborative Innovation Center of New Drug Research and Safety Evaluation, Henan Province, PR China; Key Laboratory of Advanced Drug Preparation Technologies (Zhengzhou University), Ministry of Education of China, PR China; Key Laboratory of Henan Province for Drug Quality and Evaluation, PR China; School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001, PR China. Electronic address:

Sanggenon O (SO) is a Diels-Alder type adduct extracted fromMorus alba, which has been used for its anti-inflammatory action in the Oriental medicine. However, whether it has regulatory effect on human cancer cell proliferation and what the underlying mechanism remains unknown. Here, we found that SO could significantly inhibit the growth and proliferation of A549 cells and induce its pro-apoptotic action through a caspase-dependent pathway. It could also impair the mitochondria which can be reflected by mitochondrial membrane permeabilization. Besides, SQSTM1 up-regulation and autophagic flux measurement demonstrated that exposure to SO led to autophagosome accumulation, which plays a protective role in SO-treated cells. In addition, knocking down of LC3B increased SO triggered apoptotic cell rates. These results indicated that SO has great potential as a promising candidate combined with autophagy inhibitor for the treatment of NSCLC. In conclusion, our results identified a novel mechanism by which SO exerts potent anticancer activity.
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June 2019

[Effect of anti-TGF-beta antibody on ex vivo expansion and expression of adhesion molecules of human cord blood CD34+ cells].

Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue Za Zhi 2005 Aug;13(4):664-8

Department of Hematology, Beijing Tongren Hospital Affliated to Capital University of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100730, China.

TGF-beta, as an inhibitor of hemopoiesis, excreted by hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells, down-regulates the expression of cytokines such as Flt-3 ligand, SCF, IL-3 etc on the stem and progenitor cells. The effect of anti-TGF-beta antibody on ex vivo expansion and expression of adhesive molecules on cord blood CD34(+) cells was studied in this research. The CD34(+) cells from six units of fresh umbilical cord blood were enriched by density gradient sedimentation and purified by miniMACS cell isolation system, and plated them into the SFEM serum free culture system which containing SCF, Flt-3L, TPO and IL-3 in the condition of 37 degrees C, 5% CO2, and saturated moisture. There were three groups in this experiment: (1) blank group: same as the culture system described above; (2) control group: added with normal rabbit IgG into the mentioned culture system; (3) test group: the same culture system with anti-TGF-beta1 antibo-dy. Cultured for 6 days, the number of mononuclear cells (MNC) was counted, the expression of CD34 antigen, CD117 (c-kit) antigen, CD11a antigen, CD49d antigen and CD33 antigen was tested with FCM. Meanwhile, cells of the three groups were plated in the methylcellulose culture system for 14 days, the number of CFU-GEMM, BFU-E, CFU-GM was counted. The results indicated that the expansion multiples of MNC, CD34(+) cells, CD34(+)c-kit(+) cells, CFU-GEMM in the test group (41.82 +/- 13.49, 15.62 +/- 6.95, 13.36 +/- 6.12, 11.07 +/- 4.05) were significantly higher than in the control group (28.86 +/- 9.03, 10.40 +/- 4.98, 9.04 +/- 4.40, 6.36 +/- 2.37) (P = 0.001, 0.002, 0.003, 0.002) respectively. The expansion multiple of more primitive CD34(+)c-kit(-) subpopulation in the test group (69.10 +/- 41.06) was even higher than in the control group (27.29 +/- 10.40) (P = 0.024). Adhesion molecule expression on the CD34(+) cells after short-term expansion: the expression of CD11a on the CD34(+) cells of the original cord blood was (61.73 +/- 4.13)%, and CD49d was (55.12 +/- 5.22)%. After expansion in each group the expression of CD11a on the CD34(+) cells did not change with statistical significance (P > 0.05), the expression of CD49d increased (P < 0.05). Compared with blank group and control group, anti-TGF-beta antibody did not impact on the expression of CD11a and CD49d (P > 0.05). It is concluded that anti-TGF-beta antibody can synergize other cytokines to effectively enhance the proliferation of cord blood NC, CD34(+) cells, progenitor subpopulation of CD34(+)c-kit(-) cells, and increase the output of more primitive progenitor colony, CFU-GEMM and BFU-E. At the same time, anti-TGF-beta antibody did not depresss the expression of adhesion molecules on CD34(+) cells.
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August 2005