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Effect of A-769662, a direct AMPK activator, on Tlr-4 expression and activity in mice heart tissue

1 views | Dec 09 2019

Rameshrad M et al. demonstrated that activation of AMPK, by A-769662 agent, could inhibit Tlr-4 expression and activity, suggesting a link between AMPK and Tlr-4 in heart tissue. [Read the Full Post]

Dorsomorphin induces cancer cell apoptosis and sensitizes cancer cells to HSP90 and proteasome inhibitors by reducing nuclear heat shock factor 1 levels

24 views | Oct 19 2019

Li N et al. indicated that dorsomorphin is an HSF1 inhibitor. It induces cancer cell apoptosis, sensitizes cancer cells to both HSP90 and proteasome inhibitors, and suppresses HSP upregulation by these drugs, which may prevent the development of drug resistance. Hence, dorsomorphin and its derivates may serve as potential precursors for developing drugs against cancer. [Read the Full Post]

AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activator A-769662 increases intracellular calcium and ATP release from astrocytes in an AMPK-independent manner

163 views | May 23 2019

Vlachaki Walker JM et al. indicated that AMPK is required to maintain basal eATP levels but is not required for A-769662-induced increases in eATP. A-769662 (>50 μM) enhanced intracellular calcium levels leading to ATP release in an AMPK and purinergic receptor independent pathway. [Read the Full Post]

Compound C induces protective autophagy in human cholangiocarcinoma cells via Akt/mTOR-independent pathway

90 views | Mar 08 2019

Zhao X et al. demonstrated that compound C inhibited the phosphorylation of JNK and its target c-Jun. Blocking JNK by SP600125 or siRNA suppressed autophagy induction upon compound C treatment. Moreover, compound C induced p38 MAPK activation, and its inhibition promoted autophagy induction via JNK activation. In addition, compound C induced p53 expression, and its inhibition attenuated compound C-induced autophagic response. Thus, compound C triggers autophagy, at least in part, via the JNK and p53 pathways in human CCA cells. In conclusion, suppresses autophagy could increase compound C sensitivity in human CCA. [Read the Full Post]

In vivo structure-activity relationship study of dorsomorphin analogues identifies selective VEGF and BMP inhibitors

95 views | Mar 07 2019

Hao J et al. demonstrated the potential of zebrafish as an attractive complementary platform for drug development that incorporates an assessment of in vivo bioactivity and selectivity in the context of a living organism. [Read the Full Post]

Regulatory Mechanisms Underlying the Expression of Prolactin Receptor in Chicken Granulosa Cells

178 views | Dec 08 2018

Hu S et al. provided new insights into the regulatory mechanisms controlling the expression of PRLR in granulosa cells. [Read the Full Post]

AMPK activator acadesine fails to alleviate isoniazid-caused mitochondrial instability in HepG2 cells

233 views | Dec 04 2018

Zhang TG et al. showed that AMPK activator acadesine (AICAR) alleviated INH-caused impairment of mitochondrial biogenesis by activation of silent information regulator two ortholog 1 (SIRT1)-peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ coactivator 1α (PGC1 α) pathway in HepG2 cells. [Read the Full Post]

Adiponectin promotes human jaw bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell chemotaxis via CXCL1 and CXCL8

0 views | Sep 03 2018

Pu Y et al. suggested that APN can promote h-JBMMSC chemotaxis by up-regulating CXCL1 and CXCL8. [Read the Full Post]

GSK621 Targets Glioma Cells via Activating AMP-Activated Protein Kinase Signalings

354 views | Jul 26 2018

Jiang H et al. summarized that GSK621 inhibits human glioma cells possibly via activating AMPK signaling. This novel AMPK activator could be a novel and promising anti-glioma cell agent. [Read the Full Post]

Serine/Threonine Kinase Unc-51-like Kinase-1 (Ulk1) Phosphorylates the Co-chaperone Cell Division Cycle Protein 37 (Cdc37) and Thereby Disrupts the Stability of Cdc37 Client Proteins

361 views | Jun 01 2018

Li R et al. provided evidence for an anti-proliferative role of Ulk1 in response to Hsp90 inhibition in cancer cells. [Read the Full Post]