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An Iron Shield to Protect Epigallocatehin-3-Gallate from Degradation: Multifunctional Self-Assembled Iron Oxide Nanocarrier Enhances Protein Kinase CK2 Intracellular Targeting and Inhibition

35 views | Sep 10 2021

Luca Fasolato et al. found that the nanohybrid was able to successfully deliver EGCG into cancer cells, displaying impressive protein kinase CK2 inhibition comparable to that obtained with the most specific CK2 inhibitor, CX-4945 (5.5 vs. 3 µM). [Read the Full Post]

Small Molecule "Silmitasertib" Repurposed as Inhibitor of Transforming Growth Factor Beta 1 for the Development of Therapeutics for Oral Submucous Fibrosis

35 views | Sep 10 2021

Nezar Boreak et al. suggested that the molecule could be validated and implemented for the treatment of OSMF. [Read the Full Post]

Peptide 11R‑VIVIT promotes fracture healing in osteoporotic rats

174 views | Jul 20 2021

Changju Hou et al. demonstrated that 11R‑VIVIT promoted fracture healing in osteoporotic rats and enhanced the osteogenic differentiation of osteoporotic BMSCs by dysregulating the AKT/NFATc1 signaling pathway. [Read the Full Post]

LGR5 induces β activation and augments tumor progression by activating STAT3 in human intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma

133 views | Dec 04 2020

Keishi Kawasaki et al. thought that LGR5 was an excellent prognostic predictor and a promising therapeutic target for ICC. [Read the Full Post]

Casein kinase 2 inhibitor CX-4945 elicits an anti-Warburg effects through the downregulation of TAp73 and inhibits gastric tumorigenesis

143 views | Aug 27 2020

Shengli Tang et al. suggested that CX-4945 elicited an anti-Warburg effects in gastric cancer overexpressing Tap73 and inhibited gastric tumorigenesis. [Read the Full Post]

Protein Kinase CK2 in Cancer Energetics

157 views | Aug 27 2020

Eduardo Silva-Pavez et al. proposed that the specific inhibition of CK2 might lead to a catastrophic death of cancer cells, which could become a feasible therapeutic strategy to beat this devastating disease. [Read the Full Post]

Effects of the PI3K/Akt Signaling Pathway on the Apoptosis of Early Host Cells Infected With Eimeria Tenella

287 views | Jun 21 2020

Xuesong Zhang et al. investigated the role of PI3K/Akt signaling pathway on host cell apoptosis in the early infection of Eimeria tenella,the early development of E. tenella could inhibit host cell apoptosis by downregulating the Caspase-3 activity. [Read the Full Post]

CX-4945: the protein kinase CK2 inhibitor and anti-cancer drug shows anti-fungal activity

297 views | Nov 07 2019

Masłyk M et al. indicated their data unveil the dual-activity of CX-4945; when used in anti-cancer therapy, it may simultaneously prevent cancer-associated candidiasis. [Read the Full Post]

CX-4945, a Selective Inhibitor of Casein Kinase 2, Synergizes with B Cell Receptor Signaling Inhibitors in Inducing Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma Cell Death

417 views | Jun 08 2019

Mandato E et al. suggested a role for CK2 downstream of the BCR in controlling survival pathways crucial for cell growth of different DLBCL subtypes. Also, the use of CX-4945 in combination with BCR signaling blockers could represent a novel rational therapeutic approach in the DLBCL. [Read the Full Post]

CK2 inhibition with silmitasertib promotes methuosis-like cell death associated to catastrophic massive vacuolization of colorectal cancer cells

450 views | Apr 13 2019

Silva-Pavez E et al. suggested that an aberrantly elevated expression/activity of CK2 may play a key role in CRC, promoting cell viability and proliferation in untreated cells, however, its inhibition with silmitasertib promotes methuosis-like cell death associated to massive catastrophic vacuolization, accounting for decreased tumorigenicity at later times. These characteristics of silmitasertib support a potential therapeutic use in CRC patients and probably other CK2-dependent cancers. [Read the Full Post]