Inhibition of DNA polymerase kappa and its structural homologs and orthologs to augment chemotherapeutic or antimicrobial effectiveness
OHSU # 1165
Inhibition of DNA Polymerase Kappa
Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have identified human DNA polymerase kappa (pol κ) as essential for repairing DNA containing interstrand crosslinks (ICLs) and the use of inhibitors of DNA polymerase, such as pol κ for the treatment of hyperproliferative, autoimmune or infectious disease. Additionally, pol κ inhibitors may be used to enhance the efficacy of ICL-inducing agents since the mechanism of action of a number of chemotherapeutic and antimicrobial agents is the induction of ICLs. In collaboration with the National Chemical Genomics Center at the NIH, Dr. Lloyd developed a novel assay for ultra high throughput screening systems and has identified inhibitors of pol κ that range in activity from low μM to low-mid nM (e.g. 100 – 500 nM); an ideal range for lead selection and initiation of lead optimization.
Investigator: R. Stephen Lloyd, PhD
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- Robert (Stephen) Lloyd, CR.Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences
- Irina Minko, CR.Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology
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