Journal article

BRD4 bimodal binding at promoters and drug-induced displacement at Pol II pause sites associates with I-BET sensitivity

P Khoueiry, A Ward Gahlawat, M Petretich, AM Michon, D Simola, E Lam, EE Furlong, V Benes, MA Dawson, RK Prinjha, G Drewes, P Grandi

EPIGENETICS & CHROMATIN | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Deregulated transcription is a major driver of diseases such as cancer. Bromodomain and extra-terminal (BET) proteins (BRD2, BRD3, BRD4 and BRDT) are chromatin readers essential for maintaining proper gene transcription by specifically binding acetylated lysine residues. Targeted displacement of BET proteins from chromatin, using BET inhibitors (I-BETs), is a promising therapy, especially for acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and evaluation of resistance mechanisms is necessary to optimize the clinical efficacy of these drugs. RESULTS: To uncover mechanisms of intrinsic I-BET resistance, we quantified chromatin binding and displacement for BRD2, BRD3 and BRD4 after dose response trea..

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