Front Mol Biosci 2019 28;6:164. Epub 2020 Jan 28.
Laboratory of Tumor Targeted and Immune Therapy, Clinical Research Center for Breast, State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy, West China Hospital, Sichuan University and Collaborative Innovation Center for Biotherapy, Chengdu, China.
For cancer treatment, in addition to the three standard therapies of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy, immunotherapy has become the fourth internationally-recognized alternative treatment. Indoleamine 2, 3-dioxygenase 1 (IDO1) catalyzes the conversion of tryptophan to kynurenine causing lysine depletion, which is an important target in the research and development of anticancer drugs. Epacadostat (INCB024360) is currently one of the most potent IDO1 inhibitors, nevertheless its inhibition mechanism still remains elusive. Read More