The BTK/PI3K/BRD4 axis inhibitor SRX3262 overcomes Ibrutinib resistance in mantle cell lymphoma

Dhananjaya Pal, Kendra R. Vann, Shweta Joshi, Namood E. Sahar, Guillermo A. Morales, Dalia El-Gamal, Tatiana G. Kutateladze, Donald L Durden

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Abstract

Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is an aggressive subtype of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and one of the most challenging blood cancers to combat due to frequent relapse after treatment. Here, we developed the first-in-class BTK/PI3K/BRD4 axis inhibitor SRX3262, which simultaneously blocks three interrelated MCL driver pathways – BTK, PI3K-AKT-mTOR and MYC. SRX3262 concomitantly binds to BTK, PI3K, and BRD4, exhibits potent in vitro and in vivo activity against MCL, and overcomes the Ibrutinib resistance resulting from the BTK-C481S mutation. Our results reveal that SRX3262 inhibits IgM-induced BTK and AKT phosphorylation and abrogates binding of BRD4 to MYC loci. SRX3262 promotes c-MYC destabilization, induces cell cycle arrest and apoptosis, and shows antitumor activity in in vivo xenograft models. Together, our study provides mechanistic insights and rationale for the use of the triple BTK/PI3K/BRD4 activity inhibitors as a new approach to treat MCL.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number102931
JournaliScience
Volume24
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 24 2021

Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Molecular Physiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General

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