A Rho Kinase (ROCK) Inhibitor, Y-27632, Inhibits the Dissociation-Induced Cell Death of Salivary Gland Stem Cells

164 views | Jun 23 2021

Kichul Kim et al. demonstrated the protective effects of Y-27632 against dissociation-induced apoptosis of SGSCs during their culture in vitro. [Read the Full Post]

Netarsudil: A new ophthalmic drug in the treatment of chronic primary open angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension

153 views | Apr 18 2021

Mansi Batra et al. showed that the discovery of netarsudil was a breakthrough in the therapy of glaucoma with proven efficacy in a wide range of eye pressures and was well tolerated in cases with ocular hypertension and chronic glaucoma. [Read the Full Post]

Chemical Reprogramming of Somatic Cells in Neural Direction: Myth or Reality?

178 views | Oct 27 2020

E M Samoilova et al. found that reprogramming with small molecules without additional factors modifying gene expression did not allow reproducible production of human neural stem cell-like progenitors that could be used as the source of neural tissue for the regenerative therapy. [Read the Full Post]

Glucagon-like peptide 1 reverses myocardial hypertrophy through cAMP/PKA/RhoA/ROCK2 signaling.

324 views | May 14 2020

Fan S et al. suggested that GLP-1 might reverse myocardial hypertrophy through the PKA/RhoA/ROCK2 signaling pathway. [Read the Full Post]

The Rho-associated kinase inhibitor fasudil can replace Y-27632 for use in human pluripotent stem cell research

718 views | May 12 2020

So S et al. suggested that fasudil can replace Y-27632 for use in stem research. [Read the Full Post]

Rho-kinase ROCK inhibitors reduce oligomeric tau protein

425 views | Feb 10 2020

Hamano T et al. suggested that ROCK inhibitors represent a viable therapeutic route to reduce the pathogenic forms of tau protein in tauopathies, including Alzheimer's disease. [Read the Full Post]

Generation of Urine Cell-Derived Non-integrative Human iPSCs and iNSCs: A Step-by-Step Optimized Protocol

0 views | Jan 03 2020

Cheng L et al. showed the optimized protocol is an easy and fast procedure to yield both iPSC and iNSC lines from a convenient source of human urine in a single experiment. [Read the Full Post]

NK2 receptor mediated detrusor muscle contraction involves Gq/11-dependent activation of voltage-dependent calcium channels and the RhoA-Rho kinase pathway

567 views | Aug 30 2019

Dér B et al. identified potential therapeutic targets of bladder dysfunctions related to upregulation of TKs. [Read the Full Post]

Airway Progenitor Clone Formation Is Enhanced by Y-27632-Dependent Changes in the Transcriptome

593 views | Jul 10 2019

Reynolds SD et al. concluded that Y-27632 fundamentally alters cell-cell and cell-ECM interactions, which preserves basal progenitor cells and allows greater cell amplification. [Read the Full Post]

KD025 (SLx-2119) suppresses adipogenesis at intermediate stage in human adipose-derived stem cells

616 views | May 31 2019

Diep DTV et al. indicated that KD025suppresses adipocyte differentiation by modulation of key factors activated at the intermediate stage of differentiation, and not by inhibition of ROCK2. [Read the Full Post]