From anecdote to targeted therapy: the curious case of thalidomide in multiple myeloma

Jonathan D Licht, Jake Shortt, Ricky W Johnstone

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Thalidomide and related drugs are key drugs for the treatment of multiple myeloma (MM). These agents bind to cereblon, a component of a ubiquitin ligase complex, altering the specificity of the complex to induce the ubiquitylation and degradation of Ikaros (IKZF1) and Aiolos (IKZF3), transcription factors essential for MM growth.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9 - 11
Number of pages3
JournalCancer Cell
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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