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KAT6 Inhibitor

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KAT6 Inhibitor

PF-07248144 is an investigational compound. Its safety and efficacy have not been established.

Overview + Rationale

  • Functionally active fusions of Lysine Acetyltransferase 6A (KAT6A) with CBP1, p3002 or TIF23 have been described in AML and the resulting aberrant acetylation might contribute to the process of leukaemogenesis
  • KAT6A contributes to the inhibition of cell senescence, and therefore to tumor cell immortality
  • Inhibition of histone acetyltransferases KAT6A/B was shown to induce senescence and to arrest tumor growth in mouse embryonic fibroblasts 
  • Loss of one allele of KAT6A was shown to extend the median survival of mice with MYC-induced lymphoma from 105 to 413 days 
  • PF-07248144 is a small molecule inhibitor of KAT6A

Mechanism of Action

  • As part of the bromodomain- and PHD finger-containing protein 1 (BRPF1) complex, KAT6A acetylates lysine residue 23 on histone H3* 
  • H3K23 acetylation leads to a relaxed chromatin enabling gene transcription • While acetylation by KAT6A potentially affects large parts of the DNA, certain transcription factors, as well as pre-existing epigenetic marks, were shown to recruit the BRPF1 complex for a more localized activity

Stage of Development

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HR+/HER2- Metastatic Breast Cancer
Phase 1 Monotherapy and Combination