1.A phase I study of ABT-510 plus bevacizumab in advanced solid tumors.
Uronis HE1, Cushman SM, Bendell JC, Blobe GC, Morse MA, Nixon AB, Dellinger A, Starr MD, Li H, Meadows K, Gockerman J, Pang H, Hurwitz HI. Cancer Med. 2013 Jun;2(3):316-24. doi: 10.1002/cam4.65. Epub 2013 Mar 21.
Targeting multiple regulators of tumor angiogenesis have the potential to improve treatment efficacy. Bevacizumab is a monoclonal antibody directed against vascular endothelial growth factor and ABT-510 is a synthetic analog of thrombospondin, an endogenous angiogenesis inhibitor. Dual inhibition may result in additional benefit. We evaluated the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of the combination of bevacizumab plus ABT-510 in patients with refractory solid tumors. We also explored the effects of these agents on plasma-based biomarkers and wound angiogenesis. Thirty-four evaluable subjects were enrolled and received study drug. Therapy was well tolerated; minimal treatment-related grade 3/4 toxicity was observed. One patient treated at dose level 1 had a partial response and five other patients treated at the recommended phase II dose had prolonged stable disease for more than 1 year. Biomarker evaluation revealed increased levels of D-dimer, von Willebrand factor, placental growth factor, and stromal-derived factor 1 in response to treatment with the combination of bevacizumab and ABT-510.
2.Hydrophobic benzyl amines as supports for liquid-phase C-terminal amidated peptide synthesis: application to the preparation of ABT-510.
Matsumoto E1, Fujita Y1, Okada Y2, Kauppinen EI2,3, Kamiya H2, Chiba K1. J Pept Sci. 2015 Sep;21(9):691-5. doi: 10.1002/psc.2791. Epub 2015 Jul 22.
C-terminal amidation is one of the most common modification of peptides and frequently found in bioactive peptides. However, the C-terminal modification must be creative, because current chemical synthetic techniques of peptides are dominated by the use of C-terminal protecting supports. Therefore, it must be carried out after the removal of such supports, complicating reaction work-up and product isolation. In this context, hydrophobic benzyl amines were successfully added to the growing toolbox of soluble tag-assisted liquid-phase peptide synthesis as supports, leading to the total synthesis of ABT-510 (2). Although an ethyl amide-forming type was used in the present work, different types of hydrophobic benzyl amines could also be simply designed and prepared through versatile reductive aminations in one step. The standard acidic treatment used in the final deprotection step for peptide synthesis gave the desired C-terminal secondary amidated peptide with no epimerization.
3.Thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1) analogs ABT-510 and ABT-898 inhibit prolactinoma growth and recover active pituitary transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1).
Recouvreux MV1, Camilletti MA, Rifkin DB, Becu-Villalobos D, Díaz-Torga G. Endocrinology. 2012 Aug;153(8):3861-71. doi: 10.1210/en.2012-1007. Epub 2012 Jun 14.
Prolactinomas are the most prevalent type of secreting pituitary tumors in humans and generally respond well to a medical therapy with dopamine agonists. However, for patients exhibiting resistance to dopaminergic drugs, alternative treatments are desired. Antiangiogenic strategies might represent a potential therapy for these tumors. Thrombospondin 1 (TSP-1) is a large multifunctional glycoprotein involved in multiple biological processes including angiogenesis, apoptosis, and activation of TGF-β1. Because tumors that overexpress TSP-1 grow more slowly, have fewer metastases, and have decreased angiogenesis, TSP-1 provides a novel target for cancer treatment. ABT-510 and ABT-898 are TSP-1 synthetic analogs that mimic its antiangiogenic action. In the present study, we explored the potential effect of ABT-510 and ABT-898 on experimental prolactinomas induced by chronic diethylstilbestrol (DES) treatment in female rats. We demonstrated that a 2-wk treatment with ABT-510 and ABT-898 counteracted the increase in pituitary size and serum prolactin levels as well as the pituitary proliferation rate induced by DES.
4.The thrombospondin-1 mimetic ABT-510 increases the uptake and effectiveness of cisplatin and paclitaxel in a mouse model of epithelial ovarian cancer.
Campbell NE1, Greenaway J, Henkin J, Moorehead RA, Petrik J. Neoplasia. 2010 Mar;12(3):275-83.
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) comprises approximately 90% of ovarian cancers and arises from the surface epithelium. Typical treatment of EOC involves cytoreductive surgery combined with chemotherapy. More recent therapies have targeted the tumor vasculature using antiangiogenic compounds such as thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1). TSP-1 mimetic peptides such as ABT-510 have been created and have been in various clinical trials. We have previously shown that ABT-510 reduces abnormal vasculature associated with tumor tissue and increases the presence of mature blood vessels. It has been hypothesized that treatment with antiangiogenic compounds would allow increased delivery of cytotoxic agents and enhance treatment. In this study, we evaluated the potential role of ABT-510 and various chemotherapeutics (cisplatin and paclitaxel) on tumor progression, angiogenesis, and the benefits of combinational treatments on tissue uptake and perfusion using an orthotopic syngeneic mouse model of EOC.