The BRCA2-RAD51 interaction remains an intriguing target for cancer drug discovery due to its vital role in DNA damage repair mechanisms, which cancer cells become particularly reliant on. Moreover, RAD51 has many syn-thetically lethal partners, including PARP1-2, which can be exploited to induce synthetic lethality in cancer. In this study, we established a19F-NMR-fragment based approach to identify RAD51 binders, leading to two initial hits. A subsequent SAR program identified 46 as a low micromolar inhibitor of the BRCA2-RAD51 interaction. 46 was tested in different pancreatic cancer cell lines, to evaluate its ability to inhibit the homologous recombination DNA repair pathway, mediated by BRCA2-RAD51 and trigger synthetic lethality in combination with the PARP inhibitor talazoparib, through the induction of apoptosis. Moreover, we further analyzed the 46/talazoparib combination in 3D pancreatic cancer models. Overall, 46 showed its potential as a tool to evaluate the RAD51/PARP1-2 synthetic lethality mechanism, along with providing a prospect for further inhibitors development.

An 19F NMR fragment-based approach for the discovery and development of BRCA2-RAD51 inhibitors to pursuit synthetic lethality in combination with PARP inhibition in pancreatic cancer / Myers S. H., Poppi L., Rinaldi F., Veronesi M., Ciamarone A., Previtali V., Bagnolini G., Schipani F., Ortega Martínez J. A., Girotto S., Di Stefano G., Farabegoli F., Walsh N., De Franco F., Roberti M., Cavalli A.. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY. - ISSN 0223-5234. - ELETTRONICO. - 265:(2023), pp. 1-20. [10.1016/j.ejmech.2023.116114]

An 19F NMR fragment-based approach for the discovery and development of BRCA2-RAD51 inhibitors to pursuit synthetic lethality in combination with PARP inhibition in pancreatic cancer

Poppi L.
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Rinaldi F.
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Ciamarone A.;Bagnolini G.;Di Stefano G.;Farabegoli F.;Roberti M.;Cavalli A.
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2023

Abstract

The BRCA2-RAD51 interaction remains an intriguing target for cancer drug discovery due to its vital role in DNA damage repair mechanisms, which cancer cells become particularly reliant on. Moreover, RAD51 has many syn-thetically lethal partners, including PARP1-2, which can be exploited to induce synthetic lethality in cancer. In this study, we established a19F-NMR-fragment based approach to identify RAD51 binders, leading to two initial hits. A subsequent SAR program identified 46 as a low micromolar inhibitor of the BRCA2-RAD51 interaction. 46 was tested in different pancreatic cancer cell lines, to evaluate its ability to inhibit the homologous recombination DNA repair pathway, mediated by BRCA2-RAD51 and trigger synthetic lethality in combination with the PARP inhibitor talazoparib, through the induction of apoptosis. Moreover, we further analyzed the 46/talazoparib combination in 3D pancreatic cancer models. Overall, 46 showed its potential as a tool to evaluate the RAD51/PARP1-2 synthetic lethality mechanism, along with providing a prospect for further inhibitors development.
2023
An 19F NMR fragment-based approach for the discovery and development of BRCA2-RAD51 inhibitors to pursuit synthetic lethality in combination with PARP inhibition in pancreatic cancer / Myers S. H., Poppi L., Rinaldi F., Veronesi M., Ciamarone A., Previtali V., Bagnolini G., Schipani F., Ortega Martínez J. A., Girotto S., Di Stefano G., Farabegoli F., Walsh N., De Franco F., Roberti M., Cavalli A.. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY. - ISSN 0223-5234. - ELETTRONICO. - 265:(2023), pp. 1-20. [10.1016/j.ejmech.2023.116114]
Myers S. H., Poppi L., Rinaldi F., Veronesi M., Ciamarone A., Previtali V., Bagnolini G., Schipani F., Ortega Martínez J. A., Girotto S., Di Stefano G., Farabegoli F., Walsh N., De Franco F., Roberti M., Cavalli A.
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