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The Complementarity Effect for Cdc25 Phosphatase Inhibitors

Author(s): Wassila Soufi | Meriem Merad | Faïza Boukli | Saïd Ghalem

Journal: Advances in Molecular Imaging
ISSN 2161-6728

Volume: 01;
Issue: 02;
Start page: 17;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Cancer | Cdc25 Phosphatase | Molecular Modeling (MM | DM | and Docking) | Naphtoquinone

Cdc25 phosphatase have been regarded as attractive drug targets for anticancer therapies due to the correlation of their over expression with a wide variety of cancers. They are key regulators of cell cycle progression and play a central role in the checkpoint response to DNA damage. The role of Cdc25 s in cancer has become increasingly evident in recent years. More than 20 studies of patient samples are from diverse cancers show significant overexpression of Cdc25 with frequent correlation to clinical outcome. Recent screening and design efforts have yielded novel classes of inhibitors that show specificity for the Cdc25 s over other phosphatases and cause cell cycle arrest in vivo. Until now, quinone derivatives are among the most efficient inhibitors of Cdc25 phosphatase activity. Our research objective is to study the inhibition of the phosphathase Cdc25 through the molecular modeling methods.
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