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Modeling Congenital Hyperinsulinism with ABCC8-Deficient Human Embryonic Stem Cells Generated by CRISPR/Cas9

118 views | Feb 12 2019

Guo D et al. found that pancreatic differentiation of ABCC8-deficient cells recapitulated the CHI disease phenotype in vitro, which represents an attractive model to further elucidate the function of SUR1 and to develop and screen for novel therapeutic drugs. [Read the Full Post]

Cyclopiazonic acid, an inhibitor of calcium-dependent ATPases with antiviral activity against human respiratory syncytial virus

0 views | Sep 06 2018

Cui R et al. provide a new strategy for anti-RSV therapy via increasing intracellular calcium concentration. [Read the Full Post]

PCSK9-deficiency does not alter blood pressure and sodium balance in mouse models of hypertension

340 views | Sep 06 2018

Berger JM et al. found that PCSK9-deficiency did not alter both basal blood pressure and its increase in salt-insensitive (l-NAME) and salt-sensitive (Ang-II and DOCA-salt) hypertension models. [Read the Full Post]

Structure-dependent complexation of Fe3+ by anthracyclines. 2. The roles of methoxy and daunosamine functionalities

355 views | Aug 18 2018

Nawara K et al. illustrated the important role of methoxy and daunosamine moieties in anthracycline-iron(III) complex formation and stability. [Read the Full Post]

Tetrandrine has anti-adipogenic effect on 3T3-L1 preadipocytes through the reduced expression and/or phosphorylation levels of C/EBP-α, PPAR-γ, FAS, perilipin A, and STAT-3

656 views | Oct 07 2017

Jang BC et al. show that tetrandrine has strong anti-adipogenic effect on 3T3-L1 preadipocytes and the effect is largely attributable to the reduced expression and/or phosphorylation levels of C/EBP-α, PPAR-γ, FAS, perilipin A, and STAT-3. [Read the Full Post]

P-glycoprotein confers acquired resistance to 17-DMAG in lung cancers with an ALK rearrangement

551 views | Sep 20 2017

Kim HJ et al. observed that the growth-inhibitory effect of 17-DMAG was decreased in A549/PR and H460/PR cells generated to over-express P-gp by long-term exposure to paclitaxel, and these cells recovered their sensitivity to 17-DMAG through the inhibition of P-gp. [Read the Full Post]

Tetrandrine has anti-adipogenic effect on 3T3-L1 preadipocytes through the reduced expression and/or phosphorylation levels of C/EBP-α, PPAR-γ, FAS, perilipin A, and STAT-3

1185 views | Nov 22 2016

Jang BC et al. showed that tetrandrine has strong anti-adipogenic effect on 3T3-L1 preadipocytes and the effect is largely attributable to the reduced expression and/or phosphorylation levels of C/EBP-α, PPAR-γ, FAS, perilipin A, and STAT-3. [Read the Full Post]

Levetiracetam mitigates doxorubicin-induced DNA and synaptic damage in neurons

1834 views | Oct 27 2016

Manchon JF et al. found that levetiracetam might be part of a valuable new approach for mitigating synaptic damage and, perhaps, for treating cognitive disturbances in cancer patients and survivors. [Read the Full Post]

Brefeldin A used to enhance intracellular cytokine staining signals

2611 views | Dec 23 2013

Brefeldin A is a lactone antibiotic and ATPase inhibitor for protein transport with IC50 of 0.2 μM in HCT 116 cells, induces cancer cell differentiation and apoptosis. [Read the Full Post]

Ouabain isolated from plants is widely used by scientists in in vitro studies

2829 views | May 30 2013

In many non rodent species, low concentrations of this substance (i.e., in the subnanomolar range) may stimulate the Na-K-ATPase. The mechanism of the stimulatory effect is not understood and remains controversial. Further, the issue in rodents is more complicated because there are different isoforms of the Na-K-ATPase - some of which are very sensitive to ouabain while others are not. [Read the Full Post]