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

1 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

23 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]

Synthesis and screening of 3-MA derivatives for autophagy inhibitors

20 views | Sep 11 2019

Wu Y et al. demonstrated that chemical modification of an existing autophagy inhibitor is an effective method to generate improved autophagy inhibitors. [Read the Full Post]

Autophagy inhibitor 3-methyladenine protects against endothelial cell barrier dysfunction in acute lung injury

16 views | Sep 11 2019

Slavin SA et al. indicated these data imply a role of autophagy in lung vascular injury and reveal the protective and therapeutic utility of 3-MA against ALI. [Read the Full Post]

Quantifying Risk Pathway Crosstalk Mediated by miRNA to Screen Precision drugs for Breast Cancer Patients

44 views | Sep 03 2019

Xu Y et al. offers an effective way to screen precision drugs for various breast cancer subtype treatments. We also dissected the mechanism of optimal therapeutic drugs, which may provide novel insight into the precise treatment of cancer and promote researches on the mechanisms of action of drugs. [Read the Full Post]

Oncogenic enhancer of zeste homolog 2 is an actionable target in patients with non-small cell lung cancer

42 views | Sep 02 2019

Shi B et al. showed that overexpression of EZH2 is a negative prognostic indicator. Increased EZH2 expression predicts for response to HDAC inhibitors and thus could serve as a biomarker for selecting NSCLC patients for treatment with HDAC inhibitors. [Read the Full Post]

Vorinostat-eluting poly(DL-lactide-co-glycolide) nanofiber-coated stent for inhibition of cholangiocarcinoma cells

45 views | Sep 02 2019

Kwak TW et al. suggested the vorinostat nanofiber-coated stent may be a promising candidate for CCA treatment. [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

43 views | Aug 30 2019

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

Doxorubicin as a fluorescent reporter identifies novel MRP1 (ABCC1) inhibitors missed by calcein-based high content screening of anticancer agents

35 views | Aug 13 2019

Sampson A et al. indicated mifepristone and doramapimod as pan inhibitors of these three drug transporters while celecoxib exhibited selective MRP1 inhibition. Together, our findings signify the importance of MRP1 in drug discovery and demonstrate the effectiveness and value of doxorubicin-based high content screening approach. Anti-cancer agents that exhibit MRP1 inhibition may be used to reverse multidrug resistance or to improve the efficacy and reduce the toxicity of various cancer chemotherapies. On the other hand, anti-cancer drugs that did not interact with MRP1 carry a low risk for developing MRP1-mediated resistance. [Read the Full Post]

Rapamycin: An InhibiTOR of Aging Emerges From the Soil of Easter Island

46 views | Jul 21 2019

Arriola Apelo SI et al. discuss recent advances in understanding the molecular and physiological effects of rapamycin treatment, and we discuss how the use of alternative rapamycin treatment regimens or rapamycin analogs has the potential to mitigate the deleterious side effects of rapamycin treatment by more specifically targeting mTORC1. Although the side effects of rapamycin are still of significant concern, rapid progress is being made in realizing the revolutionary potential of rapamycin-based therapies for the treatment of diseases of aging. [Read the Full Post]