Apoptosis plays a crucial role in tissue homeostasis, development and many diseases. The relevance of Apaf1, the molecular core of apoptosome, has been underlined in mitochondria-dependent apoptosis, which according to a growing body of evidence, is involved in various pathologies where the equilibrium of life-and-death is dysregulated, such as heart attack, stroke, liver failure, cancer and autoimmune diseases. Consequently, great interest has emerged in devising therapeutic strategies for regulating the key molecules involved in the life-and-death decision. Here we review recent progress in apoptosis-based pharmacological therapies and, in particular, we point out a possible role of the apoptosome as an emerging and promising pharmacological target. © 2007 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

D'Amelio, M., Tino, E., & Cecconi, F. (2008). The apoptosome: Emerging insights and new potential targets for drug design. PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH, 25(4), 740-751 [10.1007/s11095-007-9396-z].

The apoptosome: Emerging insights and new potential targets for drug design

CECCONI, FRANCESCO
2008

Abstract

Apoptosis plays a crucial role in tissue homeostasis, development and many diseases. The relevance of Apaf1, the molecular core of apoptosome, has been underlined in mitochondria-dependent apoptosis, which according to a growing body of evidence, is involved in various pathologies where the equilibrium of life-and-death is dysregulated, such as heart attack, stroke, liver failure, cancer and autoimmune diseases. Consequently, great interest has emerged in devising therapeutic strategies for regulating the key molecules involved in the life-and-death decision. Here we review recent progress in apoptosis-based pharmacological therapies and, in particular, we point out a possible role of the apoptosome as an emerging and promising pharmacological target. © 2007 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
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English
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Apoptosis and disease; Apoptosis induction; Apoptosis inhibition; Apoptosome regulation
D'Amelio, M., Tino, E., & Cecconi, F. (2008). The apoptosome: Emerging insights and new potential targets for drug design. PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH, 25(4), 740-751 [10.1007/s11095-007-9396-z].
D'Amelio, M; Tino, E; Cecconi, F
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