Defactinib attenuates osteoarthritis by inhibiting positive feedback loop between H-type vessels and MSCs in subchondral bone

8 views | Nov 13 2020

Yanjun Hu et al. demonstrated that defactinib inhibited OA by suppressing the positive feedback loop between H-type vessels and MSCs in subchondral bone. [Read the Full Post]

An exon skipping screen identifies antitumor drugs that are potent modulators of pre-mRNA splicing, suggesting new therapeutic applications

16 views | Oct 14 2020

Yihui Shi et al.supported the broad potential for the development of agents that targeted the spliceosome for the treatment of cancer and other diseases, as well as new avenues for the discovery of new chemotherapeutic agents for a range of diseases. [Read the Full Post]

Protein tyrosine kinase 2: a novel therapeutic target to overcome acquired EGFR-TKI resistance in non-small cell lung cancer

146 views | Feb 03 2020

Tong X et al. suggested that this combination therapy may be a viable option to overcome EGFR-TKI resistance in NSCLC. [Read the Full Post]

miR-193b-Regulated Signaling Networks Serve as Tumor Suppressors in Liposarcoma and Promote Adipogenesis in Adipose-Derived Stem Cells

168 views | Dec 16 2019

Mazzu YZ et al. indicated that miR-193b not only functions as a tumor suppressor in liposarcoma but also promotes adipogenesis in ASC. Furthermore, this study reveals key tyrosine kinase and DNA methylation pathways in liposarcoma, some with immediate implications for therapeutic exploration. [Read the Full Post]

Maintenance Defactinib Versus Placebo After First-Line Chemotherapy in Patients With Merlin-Stratified Pleural Mesothelioma: COMMAND-A Double-Blind, Randomized, Phase II Study

262 views | Jul 07 2019

Fennell DA et al. indicated that neither PFS nor OS was improved by defactinib after first-line chemotherapy in patients with merlin-low MPM. Defactinibcannot be recommended as maintenance therapy for advanced MPM. [Read the Full Post]

High-throughput Chemical Screening Identifies Focal Adhesion Kinase and Aurora Kinase B Inhibition as a Synergistic Treatment Combination in Ewing Sarcoma

301 views | Apr 14 2019

Wang S et al. indicated that FAK and Aurora kinase B inhibitors synergistically impair Ewing sarcoma cell viability and significantly inhibit tumor progression. This study provides preclinical support for the consideration of a clinical trial testing the safety and efficacy of this combination for patients with Ewing sarcoma. [Read the Full Post]

Efficacy of focal adhesion kinase inhibition in non-small cell lung cancer with oncogenically activated MAPK pathways

634 views | Sep 27 2018

Zhang H, et al. demonstrated efficacy both in vitro and in vivo in lung cancers with either oncogenic RAS or EGFR mutations. In addition, FAK inhibition in combination with inhibitors of Bcl-2 family of anti-apoptotic proteins has synergistic activity in these MAPK-activated non-small cell lung cancer cell line models. [Read the Full Post]

Inhibition of adhesion, migration and of α5β1 integrin in the HCT-116 colorectal cancer cells treated with the ruthenium drug NAMI-A

1580 views | Sep 26 2018

Pelillo C et al. supported the new concept that metal-based drugs can inhibit tumour metastases through targeting of integrins and of other proteins which mediate tumour progression-related cell functions such as adhesion and migration. [Read the Full Post]

Focal adhesion kinase depletion reduces human hepatocellular carcinoma growth by repressing enhancer of zeste homolog 2

792 views | May 01 2018

Gnani D et al. demonstrated that FAK depletion reduces HCC cell growth by affecting cancer-promoting genes including the pro-oncogene EZH2. Furthermore, we unveil a novel unprecedented FAK/EZH2 crosstalk in HCC cells, thus identifying a targetable network paving the way for new anticancer therapies. [Read the Full Post]

METTL13 is downregulated in bladder carcinoma and suppresses cell proliferation, migration and invasion

0 views | Mar 18 2018

Zhang Z et al. identified METTL13 as a tumor suppressor and might provide promising approaches for bladder cancer treatment and prevention. [Read the Full Post]