Zelnorm, an agonist of 5-Hydroxytryptamine 4-receptor, acts as a potential antitumor drug by targeting JAK/STAT3 signaling

SummaryThe Janus kinase (JAK)/signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) signaling pathway plays central roles in cancer cell growth and survival. Drug repurposing strategies have provided a valuable approach for developing antitumor drugs. Zelnorm (tegaserod maleate) was originally designed as an agonist of 5-hydroxytryptamine 4 receptor (5-HT4R) and approved by the FDA for treating irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C). Through the use of a high-throughput drug screening system, Zelnorm was identified as a JAK/STAT3 signaling inhibitor. Moreover, the inhibition of STAT3 phosphorylation by Zelnorm was independent of its original target 5-HT4R. Zelnorm could cause G1 cell cycle arrest, induce cell apoptosis and inhibit the growth of a variety of cancer cells. The present study identifies Zelnorm as a novel JAK/STAT3 signaling inhibitor and reveals a new clinical application of Zelnorm upon market reintroduction.
Source: Investigational New Drugs - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

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