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Activating JAK-mutations confer resistance to FLT3 kinase inhibitors in FLT3-ITD positive AML in vitro and in vivo

8 views | Nov 10 2020

Christoph Rummelt et al. characterized a novel mechanism of resistance to FLT3-ITD inhibition and might offer a potential therapy, using dual JAK and FLT3 inhibition. [Read the Full Post]

Sotrastaurin, a PKC inhibitor, attenuates RANKL-induced bone resorption and attenuates osteochondral pathologies associated with the development of OA

25 views | Sep 08 2020

Cong Pang et al. provided evidence for the protective effects of SO against OA by preventing aberrant subchondral bone and articular cartilage changes. [Read the Full Post]

Overexpression of Fibroblast Growth factor-21 (FGF-21) Protects Mesenchymal Stem Cells Against Caspase-Dependent Apoptosis Induced by Oxidative Stress and Inflammation

182 views | Jun 22 2020

Gabriel R Linares et al. provided compelling evidence that FGF-21 played a crucial role in protecting MSCs from apoptosis induced by oxidative stress and inflammation, and merited further investigation as a strategy for enhancing the therapeutic efficacy of stem cell-based therapies. [Read the Full Post]

Staurosporine and NEM Mainly Impair WNK-SPAK/OSR1 Mediated Phosphorylation of KCC2 and NKCC1

190 views | Jun 18 2020

Jinwei Zhang et al. identified phospho-sites that are responsive to staurosporine or NEM application. [Read the Full Post]

Cost-effectiveness of midostaurin in the treatment of newly diagnosed FLT3-mutated acute myeloid leukemia in France

170 views | Jan 25 2020

Tremblay G et al. indicated that MIDO represents a clinically significant advancement in the management of newly diagnosed FLT3-mutated AML. In this analysis, MIDO add-on therapy showed gains in LYs and QALYs versus SOC alone and was found to be a cost-effective option at a €100,000 per QALY threshold for end-of-life treatment. [Read the Full Post]

Alkylation of Staurosporine to Derive a Kinase Probe for Fluorescence Applications

289 views | Aug 18 2019

Disney AJ et al. reported that this fluorescein-staurosporine conjugate binds to cAMP-dependent protein kinase in the nanomolar range. Furthermore, its binding can be antagonised with unmodified staurosporine as well as ATP, indicating it targets the ATP binding site in a similar fashion to native staurosporine. This reagent has potential application as a screening tool for protein kinases of interest. [Read the Full Post]

Midostaurin plus Chemotherapy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia with a FLT3 Mutation

345 views | Jun 07 2019

Stone RM et al. indicated the addition of the multitargeted kinase inhibitor midostaurin to standard chemotherapy significantly prolonged overall and event-free survival among patients with AML and a FLT3 mutation. [Read the Full Post]

Midostaurin/PKC412 for the treatment of newly diagnosed FLT3 mutation-positive acute myeloid leukemia

363 views | May 25 2019

Luskin MR et al. indicated that expert commentary: The approval of midostaurin represents the first new therapy for AML in several decades. It is also the first targeted therapy approved for AML. Future studies will focus on defining mechanisms of resistance to midostaurin as well as establishing the role of midostaurin in combination with hypomethylating agents and as maintenance therapy. Second generation, more potent and selective FLT3 inhibitors are also in development; these agents need to be compared to midostaurin. [Read the Full Post]

Sotrastaurin in calcineurin inhibitor-free regimen using everolimus in de novo kidney transplant recipients

388 views | Mar 03 2019

Tedesco-Silva H et al. indicated that sotrastaurin combined with EVR showed higher efficacy failure rates and some improvement in renal allograft function compared to a CsA-based therapy. [Read the Full Post]

Host Serine/Threonine Kinases mTOR and Protein Kinase C-α Promote InlB-Mediated Entry of Listeria monocytogenes

3475 views | Nov 21 2018

Bhalla M et al. identified mTOR and PKC-α to be host factors exploited by Listeria to promote infection. PKC-α controls Listeria entry, at least in part, by regulating the actin cytoskeleton downstream of the Met receptor. [Read the Full Post]