Porcine Picornavirus 3C Protease Degrades PRDX6 to Impair PRDX6-mediated Antiviral Function

5 views | Apr 12 2021

Congcong Wang et al. found that PRDX6 played an important antiviral role during porcine picornavirus infection, and the viral 3Cpro induced the degradation of PRDX6 to overcome PRDX6-mediated antiviral function. [Read the Full Post]

Identification of SARS-CoV-2 3CL Protease Inhibitors by a Quantitative High-Throughput Screening

21 views | Jan 02 2021

Wei Zhu et al. demonstrated a set of SARS-CoV-2 3CLpro inhibitors that might have potential for further clinical evaluation as part of drug combination therapies to treating COVID-19 patients and as starting points for chemistry optimization for new drug development. [Read the Full Post]

Target inhibition of caspase-8 alleviates brain damage after subarachnoid hemorrhage

40 views | Nov 04 2020

Da-Qiang Ke et al. suggested that caspase-8 inhibition alleviated subarachnoid hemorrhage-induced brain injuries by suppressing inflammation. [Read the Full Post]

Pyroptosis is involved in the inhibitory effect of FL118 on growth and metastasis in colorectal cancer

52 views | Aug 26 2020

Zhenxue Tang et al. found that FL118 restrained the growth and metastasis of colorectal cancer by inducing NLRP3-ASC-Caspase-1 mediated pyroptosis, which provided important evidence in the study on the role of pyroptosis and different tumors. [Read the Full Post]

Cannabinoid 1 Receptor Antagonists Play a Neuroprotective Role in Chronic Alcoholic Hippocampal Injury Related to Pyroptosis Pathway

53 views | Aug 26 2020

Dingang Zhang et al. indicated that cannabinoid receptors were regulated during this process, which suggested promising therapeutic strategies against alcohol-induced neurotoxicity through pharmacologic inhibition of CB1R. [Read the Full Post]

Giardia duodenalis induces extrinsic pathway of apoptosis in intestinal epithelial cells through activation of TNFR1 and K63 de-ubiquitination of RIP1 in vitro

84 views | Aug 11 2020

Lin Liu et al. suggested that Giardia trophozoite stimulation could activate CASP3/8 signaling pathways via activation of TNFR1 and K63 de-ubiquitination of RIP1 caused by up-regulated expressions of CYLD and A20, and promoted Caco-2 cell apoptosis. [Read the Full Post]

Advanced bioinformatics rapidly identifies existing therapeutics for patients with coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19)

129 views | Jul 15 2020

Jason Kim et al. highlighted the potential use of two bioinformatics technologies to rapidly discover existing therapeutic agents that warranted further investigation for established and emerging disease processes. [Read the Full Post]

Prediction of Therapeutic Outcome and Survival in a Transgenic Mouse Model of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Treated With Dendritic Cell Vaccination or CDK Inhibitor Using MRI Texture: A Feasibility Study

126 views | Jun 17 2020

Aydin Eresen et al. demonstrated that MRI texture features had great potential to generate diagnosis and prognosis models for monitoring early treatment response following dinaciclib drug or DC vaccine treatment and also predicting histopathological tumor markers and long-term clinical outcomes. [Read the Full Post]

Cooperativity Between Orthosteric Inhibitors and Allosteric Inhibitor 8-Anilino-1-Naphthalene Sulfonic Acid (ANS) in Cyclin-Dependent Kinase 2

128 views | Jun 16 2020

Erik B Faber et al. detailed the positive cooperativity between ANS and orthosteric Cdk2 inhibitors dinaciclib and roscovitine, which increased the affinity of ANS toward Cdk2 5-fold to 10-fold, and the relatively noncooperative effects of ATP. [Read the Full Post]

Inhibition of Apoptosis by Caspase Inhibitor Z-VAD-FMK Improves Cryotolerance of in Vitro Derived Bovine Embryos

0 views | May 26 2020

Maria Elena Pero et al. found that the addition of 20 μM Z-VAD-FMK during vitrification/warming and post-warming culture partially inhibited cryopreservation-induced apoptosis by reducing the level of active caspase 3, suggesting a potential used as an additive to ameliorate the efficiency of embryo cryopreservation in cattle, critical for a further diffusion of IVEP technology in the field. [Read the Full Post]