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Recent Advances in Small Molecule PROTACs for the Treatment of Cancer

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Wen Li, Reham M. Elhassan, Xuben Hou* and Hao Fang   Pages 1 - 16 ( 16 )

Abstract:


The PROTAC (PROteolysis TArgeting Chimera) technology is a target protein degradation strategy, based on the ubiquitin-proteasome system, which has been gradually developed into a potential means of targeted cancer therapy in recent years. This strategy has already shown significant advantages over traditional small-molecule inhibitors in terms of pharmacodynamics, selectivity, and drug resistance. Several small molecule PROTACs have been in a Phase I clinical trial. Herein, we introduced the mechanism, characteristics, and advantages of PROTAC strategy. And we summarize the recent advances in the development of small-molecule PROTACs for cancer treatment. We hope this review will be helpful in optimizing the design of the ideal small-molecule PROTACs and advancing targeted anticancer research.

Keywords:

Anticancer, E3 ligase, PROTAC, protein degradation

Affiliation:

Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Key Laboratory of Chemical Biology of Natural Products (MOE), School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cheeloo College of Medicine, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong, 250012, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Key Laboratory of Chemical Biology of Natural Products (MOE), School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cheeloo College of Medicine, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong, 250012, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Key Laboratory of Chemical Biology of Natural Products (MOE), School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cheeloo College of Medicine, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong, 250012, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Key Laboratory of Chemical Biology of Natural Products (MOE), School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cheeloo College of Medicine, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong, 250012



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