Pharmacological Protein Kinase C Modulators Reveal a Pro-hypertrophic Role for Novel Protein Kinase C Isoforms in Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes

2 views | Feb 16 2021

Lotta Pohjolainen et al. showed similar hypertrophic responses to PKC modulators in NRVMs and hiPSC-CMs. [Read the Full Post]

Augmenter of Liver Regeneration (ALR) regulates bile acid synthesis and attenuates bile acid-induced apoptosis via glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β) inhibition

14 views | Feb 02 2021

Sara Ibrahim et al. thought that rALR might contribute to protecting hepatocytes from toxic concentrations of bile acids by down-regulating their denovo synthesis, attenuating apoptosis by activation of PI3K/Akt - GSK3β pathway and inhibition of JNK signaling. [Read the Full Post]

Effect of leech-centipede medicine on improving erectile function in DIED rats via PKC signalling pathway-related molecules

8 views | Jan 22 2021

Ji-Sheng Wang et al. found that "leech-centipede" medicine could improve erectile dysfunction by inhibiting the expression of PKC pathway-related molecules in DIED rats and protected endothelial function and anti-platelet activation. [Read the Full Post]

The α1-adrenergic receptors in the amygdala regulate the induction of learned despair through protein kinase C-beta signaling

7 views | Jan 22 2021

Shisui Fujita et al. suggested that the α1-adrenoreceptor in amygdala regulated the induction of learned despair via PKCβ. [Read the Full Post]

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

21 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

36 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

198 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

205 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

184 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

302 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]