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mbined use of metformin and atorvastatin attenuates atherosclerosis in rabbits fed a high-cholesterol diet

10 views | Mar 13 2020

Luo F et al. suggested that atorvastatin/metformin combination therapy may achieve additional anti-atherosclerotic benefits likely through increasing cholesterol efflux in macrophages. [Read the Full Post]

Rho-kinase ROCK inhibitors reduce oligomeric tau protein

35 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]

Melatonin alleviates hypoxia-induced cardiac apoptosis through PI3K/Akt pathway

39 views | Jan 19 2020

Luo GP et al. demonstrated that melatonin confers cardioprotection by inhibiting apoptosis through the activation of PI3K/Akt signaling pathway in hypoxic cardiomyocytes. [Read the Full Post]

PI3K inhibitor LY294002, as opposed to wortmannin, enhances AKT phosphorylation in gemcitabine-resistant pancreatic cancer cells

55 views | Jan 06 2020

Wang Y et al. revealed that LY294002 displays the opposite effect on PI3K-dependent AKT phosphorylation, which maintains cell survival from the cytotoxicity introduced by LY294002 itself in GEM-resistant pancreatic cancer cells. We suggest that targeting the PI3K/AKT signaling pathway with inhibitors may be counterproductive for patients with PC who have acquired GEM-resistance. [Read the Full Post]

Sesamin suppresses NSCLC cell proliferation and induces apoptosis via Akt/p53 pathway

53 views | Jan 02 2020

Chen Y et al. demonstrated that sesamin suppresses NSCLC cell proliferation by induction of G1 phase cell cycle arrest and apoptosis via Akt/p53 pathway. Therefore, sesamin may be a promising adjuvant treatment for NSCLC therapy. [Read the Full Post]

P53 inhibitor pifithrin-α prevents the renal tubular epithelial cells against injury

104 views | Jan 02 2020

Shen YL et al. indicated that pifithrin-α can facilitate the progression of renal tubular epithelial cells through G2/M phase, protecting them against injury. [Read the Full Post]

The successful use of pembrolizumab in a renal transplant recipient with metastatic melanoma

56 views | Nov 16 2019

Hanna DL et al. reported a case in which a renal transplant recipient with metastatic melanoma had an excellent response to treatment with second line programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) inhibitor therapy, pembrolizumab. [Read the Full Post]

Intra-articular injection of Torin 1 reduces degeneration of articular cartilage in a rabbit osteoarthritis model

74 views | Oct 30 2019

Cheng NT et al. demonstrated that intra-articular injection of Torin 1 reduces degeneration of articular cartilage in collagenase-induced OA, at least partially by autophagy activation, suggesting a novel therapeutic approach for preventing cartilage degeneration and treating OA.Cite this article: N-T. Cheng, A. Guo, Y-P. Cui. Intra-articular injection of Torin 1 reduces degeneration of articular cartilage in a rabbit osteoarthritis model. [Read the Full Post]

Screening of epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors in natural products by capillary electrophoresis combined with high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry

133 views | Oct 09 2019

Li F et al. demonstrated a significant merit of our method in the identification of the bioactive compounds in natural products. [Read the Full Post]

ABT-737 potentiates cisplatin-induced apoptosis in human osteosarcoma cells via the mitochondrial apoptotic pathway

114 views | Sep 22 2019

Zhang F et al. demonstrated that ABT-737 alone has a nominal influence on human U-2OS cells when treated within the clinically administered range, but when combined with DDP, it can inhibit the proliferation of human U-2OS cells by inducing apoptosis via the mitochondrial apoptotic pathway. [Read the Full Post]