Isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 mutations have been discovered in an array of hematologic malignancies and solid tumors. These mutations could cause the production of high levels of 2-hydroxyglutarate, which in turn implicated in epigenetic changes and impaired cell differentiation. Here, we described the characterization of compound I-8, a novel mutant IDH1 inhibitor, both in vitro and in vivo. Compound I-8 specifically inhibited 2-HG production, reduced histone methylation levels, induced differentiation and depleted stem characteristics in engineered and endogenous IDH1 mutant cells. In addition, oral administration of I-8 also significantly suppressed 2-HG production and histone methylation with dose of 150 mg/kg. And I-8 treatment also could induce differentiation and attenuate stem characteristics in tumor tissue. Together, these studies indicated that compound I-8 has clinical potential in tumor therapies as a effective mutant IDH1 inhibitor, and provided scientific guidance for the development of mutant IDH1 inhibitor in the future.
Keywords: 2-Hydroxyglutarate; Compound I-8; Differentiation; Histone methylation; Isocitrate dehydrogenase 1; Mutant IDH1 inhibitor.
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