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Nutrients 2015, 7(11), 8987-9004;

Polyphenol Compound as a Transcription Factor Inhibitor

Department of Applied Chemistry, Dongduk Women’s University, Seoul 136-714, Korea
Received: 15 July 2015 / Revised: 12 October 2015 / Accepted: 23 October 2015 / Published: 30 October 2015
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A target-based approach has been used to develop novel drugs in many therapeutic fields. In the final stage of intracellular signaling, transcription factor–DNA interactions are central to most biological processes and therefore represent a large and important class of targets for human therapeutics. Thus, we focused on the idea that the disruption of protein dimers and cognate DNA complexes could impair the transcriptional activation and cell transformation regulated by these proteins. Historically, natural products have been regarded as providing the primary leading compounds capable of modulating protein–protein or protein-DNA interactions. Although their mechanism of action is not fully defined, polyphenols including flavonoids were found to act mostly as site-directed small molecule inhibitors on signaling. There are many reports in the literature of screening initiatives suggesting improved drugs that can modulate the transcription factor interactions responsible for disease. In this review, we focus on polyphenol compound inhibitors against dimeric forms of transcription factor components of intracellular signaling pathways (for instance, c-jun/c-fos (Activator Protein-1; AP-1), c-myc/max, Nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB) and β-catenin/T cell factor (Tcf)). View Full-Text
Keywords: transcription factor; c-jun/c-fos (AP-1); c-myc/max; NF-κB; β-catenin/Tcf; polyphenol. transcription factor; c-jun/c-fos (AP-1); c-myc/max; NF-κB; β-catenin/Tcf; polyphenol.

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