Published in Blood Weekly, March 2nd, 2006
"Although the Abelson (Abl) tyrosine kinase inhibitor imatinib mesylate has improved the treatment of breakpoint cluster region-Abl (Bcr-Abl)-positive leukemia, resistance is often reported in patients with advanced-stage disease. Although several Src inhibitors are more effective than imatinib and simultaneously inhibit Lyn, whose overexpression is associated with imatinib resistance, these inhibitors are less specific than imatinib," scientists writing in the journal Blood reported.
"We have identified a specific dual Abl-Lyn inhibitor, NS-187 (elsewhere described as...
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