The PI3K inhibitor arsenal: choose your weapon!


Crabbe, T., Welham, M. and Ward, S., 2007. The PI3K inhibitor arsenal: choose your weapon! Trends in Biochemical Sciences, 32 (10), pp. 450-456.

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Owing to its widespread activation in inflammation and cancer, a growing appreciation of the therapeutic potential of inhibitors of the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) pathway has stimulated intense interest in compounds with suitable pharmacological profiles. These are primarily directed toward PI3K itself. However, as class I PI3Ks are also essential for a range of normal physiological processes, broad spectrum PI3K inhibition could be poorly tolerated. In recent years, patents describing a new generation of PI3K inhibitors have started to appear, with a particular focus on the development of compounds with enhanced isoform selectivity for use as anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory therapies. However, challenges remain for the efforts to pharmacologically target this enzyme family in a successful manner.


Item Type Articles
CreatorsCrabbe, T., Welham, M. and Ward, S.
DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Pharmacy & Pharmacology
ID Code7642
Additional InformationID number: ISI:000250999600002


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