The expression of Annexin A1 and A5 mRNA by gonadotropin-releasing hormone in LβT2 gonadotrope cells

272 views | Nov 21 2021

Takuya Murata et al. found that ANXA1 mRNA expression was stimulated by GnRH through PKC like ANXA5, and the response of ANXA1 was much larger than that of ANXA5. [Read the Full Post]

Dynamic Remodeling of Membranes and Their Lipids during Acute Hormone-Induced Steroidogenesis in MA-10 Mouse Leydig Tumor Cells

393 views | Sep 13 2021

Sathvika Venugopal et al. suggested that PM-ER-mitochondria tethering might be involved in lipid trafficking between organelles. [Read the Full Post]

Component of nicotine-induced intracellular calcium elevation mediated through α3- and α5-containing nicotinic acetylcholine receptors are regulated by cyclic AMP in SH-SY 5Y cells

367 views | Dec 03 2020

Tamayo Takahashi et al. suggested that α3 * and α5 * nAChR-mediated Ca2+ influx was possibly regulated by cAMP at the transcriptional level. [Read the Full Post]

Bucladesine Attenuates Spatial Learning and Hippocampal Mitochondrial Impairments Induced by 3, 4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)

382 views | Aug 31 2020

Ghorban Taghizadeh et al. highlighted the role of cAMP/PKA signaling in MDMA-induced memory and mitochondrial defects. [Read the Full Post]

The Phosphodiesterase 10A Inhibitor PF-2545920 Enhances Hippocampal Excitability and Seizure Activity Involving the Upregulation of GluA1 and NR2A in Post-synaptic Densities

439 views | Feb 15 2019

Zhang Y et al. suggested it would be detrimental to use the drug in seizure patients and might cause neuronal hyperexcitability in non-epileptic individuals. [Read the Full Post]

Sildenafil suppresses the proliferation and enhances the apoptosis of hemangioma endothelial cells

431 views | Jan 13 2019

He X et al. indicated the present study concluded that PDE-5 may be a potential therapeutic target for hemangiomas and Id-1 may serve a vital role in the associated signaling transduction pathways. [Read the Full Post]

A multi-targeted liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry screening procedure for the detection in human urine of drugs non-prohibited in sport commonly used by the athletes

675 views | Oct 09 2018

Mazzarino M et al. indicated this work presents an analytical method for the simultaneous analysis in human urine of 38 pharmacologically active compounds (19 benzodiazepine-like substances, 7 selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, 4 azole antifungal drugs, 5 inhibitors of the phosphodiesterases type 4 and 3 inhibitors of the phosphodiesterase type 5) by liquid-chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry. [Read the Full Post]

The phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitor roflumilast augments the Th17-promoting capability of dendritic cells by enhancing IL-23 production, and impairs their T cell stimulatory activity due to elevated IL-10

512 views | Oct 08 2018

Bros M et al. suggested that PDE4 inhibitors aside from their broad overall anti-inflammatory effects may enhance the Th17-polarizing capacity in DCs as an unwanted side effect. [Read the Full Post]

Targeting the epigenome: Screening bioactive compounds that regulate histone deacetylase activity

752 views | Sep 26 2018

Godoy LD et al. provided the first step in identifying multiple bioactive compound HDAC inhibitors. Taken together, this report sets the stage for future exploration of these bioactive compounds as epigenetic regulators to potentially ameliorate chronic disease. [Read the Full Post]

Integrated analysis of transcriptomes of cancer cell lines and patient samples reveals STK11/LKB1-driven regulation of cAMP phosphodiesterase-4D

585 views | Sep 20 2018

He N et al. showed that multidimensional analysis of a well-characterized large-scale panel of cancer cell lines provides unprecedented opportunities for the identification of unexpected oncogenic mechanisms and mutation-specific drug targets. [Read the Full Post]