CANCER LETTERS, vol.332, no.1, pp.55-62, 2013 (SCI-Expanded)
There is a need for a comprehensive anti-cancer strategy that simultaneously targets abnormal proliferation, angiogenesis rates, and development of chemotherapy resistance. We have identified a small molecule, OT-404, that effectively inhibited proliferation and angiogenesis of either chemo-sensitive or resistant human cancer cells and enhanced cancer cell sensitivity to different chemotherapy. In vivo studies of human tumor xenografts in nude mice showed that OT-404, used alone or encapsulated into nanoparticles, inhibited the growth of doxorubicin-resistant breast cancer MCF-7 by more than 80%, and by 95% when combined with doxorubicin. These findings provide evidence for the potential of OT-404 in cancer management. (c) 2013 Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.