タナベ ケンジ
  田邊 賢司
   所属   研究施設 研究施設
   職種   准教授
論文種別 総説
言語種別 英語
査読の有無 査読あり
招待の有無 招待あり
表題 Microtubule Depolymerization by Kinase Inhibitors: Unexpected Findings of Dual Inhibitors.
掲載誌名 正式名:International journal of molecular sciences
略  称:Int J Mol Sci
ISSNコード:(1422-0067)1422-0067(Linking)
掲載区分国外
巻・号・頁 18(12),2508頁
著者・共著者 Tanabe Kenji
発行年月 2017/11
概要 Microtubule-targeting agents are widely used as clinical drugs in the treatment of cancer. However, some kinase inhibitors can also disrupt microtubule organization by directly binding to tubulin. These unexpected effects may result in a plethora of harmful events and/or a misinterpretation of the experimental results. Thus, further studies are needed to understand these dual inhibitors. In this review, I discuss the roles of dual inhibitors of kinase activity and microtubule function as well as describe the properties underlining their dual roles. Since both kinase and microtubule inhibitors cause cell toxicity and cell cycle arrest, it is difficult to determine which inhibitor is responsible for each phenotype. A discrimination of cell cycle arrest at G0/G1 or G2/M and/or image analyses of cellular phenotype may eventually lead to new insights on drug duality. Because of the indispensable roles of microtubules in mitosis and vesicle transport, I propose a simple and easy method to identify microtubule depolymerizing compounds.
DOI 10.3390/ijms18122508
PMID 29168788