Ataxia Telangiectasia Mutated (ATM) is an important signalling molecule in the DNA damage response and inhibitors of ATM are under clinical development. We identified a synthetic lethal interaction between ATM inhibition and Phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) loss which was the result of increased oxidative stress. Inhibition of ATM therefore represents a novel strategy to target PTEN associated cancers.
- PTEN Phosphohydrolase
- Ataxia Telangiectasia Mutated Proteins
- Prostate cancer