NVP-BEZ235 (915019-65-7) is a dual PI3K and mTOR kinase inhibitor.1 It inhibits VEGF-induced proliferation and angiogenesis.2 Reverses lapatinib resistance.3 It induces G1 arrest and reduces cyclin D1 expression in melanoma cells with negligible apoptosis.4 NVP-BEZ235 inhibits the growth of cancer cells with activating PI3K mutations.5 The ability of NVP-BEZ235 to inhibit PI3K has come into question. This study also shows it to be a potent inhibitor of PRKDC (IC50 = 29 nM), ATM (IC50 = 13 nM), and ATR (IC50 = 8 nM).6 Active in vivo.
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