David Lucas Discusses the Bromodomain Inhibitor OTX015
David Lucas, PhD, assistant professor, division of hematology, Ohio State University, discusses the bromodomain inhibitor OTX015.
Lucas says OTX015 is a fairly new agent in the field of hematologic malignancies that targets BET bromodomain proteins 2, 3, and 4 (BRD2/3/4). There have been no published manuscripts for OTX015, but the agent’s promising activity in hematologic malignancies has been documented in various meeting abstracts.
Targeting BRD2/3/4 might give the agent a broader inhibition of certain types of gene families compared to agents that only target BRD4, for example. Lucus says OTX015 is an interesting molecule that needs to be studied more closely to understand what gene families, in addition to c-MYC, it inhibits.