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Developmental expression of STATs, nuclear factor-κB and inflammatory genes in the jejunum of piglets during weaning

2169 views | Apr 18 2017

Yi H et al found weaning caused severe inflammation associated with activation of the NF-κB and STAT-3 pathways and suppression of STAT-1 and STAT-6 in the jejunum of piglets. [Read the Full Post]

Identification of Trypanocidal Activity for Known Clinical Compounds Using a New Trypanosoma cruzi Hit-Discovery Screening Cascade.

0 views | Apr 18 2017

De Rycker M et al reported the use of the cascade in profiling two small libraries containing clinically tested compounds and identify Clemastine, Azelastine, Ifenprodil, Ziprasidone and Clofibrate as molecules having appropriate profiles. Analysis of clinical derived pharmacokinetic and toxicity data indicates that none of these are appropriate for repurposing but they may represent suitable start points for further optimisation for the treatment of Chagas disease. [Read the Full Post]

Inhibition of Phospho-S6 Kinase, a Protein Involved in the Compensatory Adaptive Response, Increases the Efficacy of Paclitaxel in Reducing the Viability of Matrix-Attached Ovarian Cancer Cells.

2887 views | Apr 17 2017

Choi JI et al found that addition of BX795 or CCT128930 to inhibit pS6 (S240/S244) or pS6 (S235/S236) restricted the compensatory adaptive response to paclitaxel in HeyA8 and SKOV3 cells. These inhibitors increased the efficacy of paclitaxel in reducing cancer cell viability. [Read the Full Post]

"RNA polymerase III component Rpc9 regulates hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell maintenance in zebrafish. "

0 views | Apr 17 2017

Wei Y et al illustrated that Rpc9, a component of Pol III, plays an important tissue-specific role in HSPC maintenance during zebrafish embryogenesis and might be conserved across vertebrates, including mammals. [Read the Full Post]

No Significant Cytotoxic Effect of the EZH2 Inhibitor Tazemetostat (EPZ-6438) on Pediatric Glioma Cells with Wildtype Histone 3 or Mutated Histone 3.3

407 views | Apr 16 2017

Wiese M et al suggested that EZH2 inhibition might not offer an effective single agent treatment option for paedHGG patients. However, the therapeutic efficacy in combination with cytotoxic and/or other epigenetically active agents still has to be elucidated. [Read the Full Post]

A causal link from ALK to hexokinase II overexpression and hyperactive glycolysis in EML4-ALK-positive lung cancer.

0 views | Apr 16 2017

Ma Y et al revealed a novel EML4-ALK-HIF1α-HK2 cascade to enhance glucose metabolism in EML4-ALK-positive NSCLC. [Read the Full Post]

Inhibition of Bcl-2 family members sensitises soft tissue leiomyosarcomas to chemotherapy

1479 views | Apr 15 2017

In conclusion,de Graaff MA et al found Bcl-2 family proteins contribute to soft tissue leiomyosarcoma chemoresistance. Antiapoptotic proteins are highly expressed in leiomyosarcoma of soft tissue, and inhibition of these proteins using a BH3 mimetic increases leiomyosarcoma sensitivity to doxorubicin. [Read the Full Post]

EWS-FLI1-mediated suppression of the RAS-antagonist Sprouty 1 (SPRY1) confers aggressiveness to Ewing sarcoma

1440 views | Apr 15 2017

Cidre-Aranaz F et al. suggested that targeting the FGFR/MAPK pathway can constitute a promising therapeutic approach for this devastating disease. [Read the Full Post]

Ligation-free ribosome profiling of cell type-specific translation in the brain

885 views | Apr 13 2017

Hornstein N et al. applied ligation-free ribosome profiling to mouse brain tissue to identify new patterns of cell type-specific translation and test its ability to identify translational targets of mTOR signaling in the brain. [Read the Full Post]

Protein kinase B (AKT) regulates SYK activity and shuttling through 14-3-3 and importin 7

1079 views | Apr 13 2017

Mohammad DK et al. suggested that AKT and 14-3-3 proteins down-regulate the activity of several BCR-associated components, including BTK, BLNK and SYK and also inhibit SYK's interaction with Importin 7. [Read the Full Post]

BH3 mimetic ABT-737 sensitizes colorectal cancer cells to ixazomib through MCL-1 downregulation and autophagy inhibition

1396 views | Apr 12 2017

Yang L et al. found that the combination of ABT-737 with MLN9708 is a promising therapeutic strategy for human colorectal cancer. [Read the Full Post]

Signaling factors and pathways of α-particle irradiation induced bilateral bystander responses between Beas-2B and U937 cells

0 views | Apr 12 2017

Fu J et al disclosed novel signaling cascades of macrophage-mediated bilateral bystander responses that the release of TNF-α and IL-8 regulated by MAPK and NF-κB pathways synergistically increased cellular injury after α-particle irradiation. [Read the Full Post]

miR-30b inhibits autophagy to alleviate hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury via decreasing the Atg12-Atg5 conjugate

0 views | Apr 11 2017

Li SP et al suggested that miR-30b inhibited autophagy to alleviate hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury via decreasing the Atg12-Atg5 conjugate. [Read the Full Post]

Activation of mPTP-dependent mitochondrial apoptosis pathway by a novel pan HDAC inhibitor resminostat in hepatocellular carcinoma cells

0 views | Apr 10 2017

Fu M et al indicated that resminostat (or plus sorafenib) could be further investigated as a valuable anti-HCC strategy. [Read the Full Post]

Resveratrol protects CA1 neurons against focal cerebral ischemic reperfusion-induced damage via the ERK-CREB signaling pathway in rats

0 views | Apr 10 2017

Li Z et al found that the NMDA receptor-mediated ERK-CREB signaling pathway might participates in Res-induced neuroprotection in rats with focal cerebral ischemia. [Read the Full Post]

Resveratrol delays polycystic kidney disease progression through attenuation of nuclear factor κB-induced inflammation

0 views | Apr 09 2017

Wu M et al found that the NF-κB signaling pathway is activated and partly responsible for inflammation in polycystic kidney tissues. Targeting inflammation through resveratrol could be a new strategy for PKD treatment in the future. [Read the Full Post]

mTOR Inhibition Attenuates Dextran Sulfate Sodium-Induced Colitis by Suppressing T Cell Proliferation and Balancing TH1/TH17/Treg Profile

774 views | Apr 09 2017

Hu S et al indicated that cell migration incurs substantial physical stress on the NE and its content and requires efficient NE and DNA damage repair for cell survival. [Read the Full Post]

Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinase/Akt Mediates Integrin Signaling To Control RNA Polymerase I Transcriptional Activity

6364 views | Apr 09 2017

Collectively, Wu C et al revealed, for the first time, a pivotal role of integrin signaling in regulation of RNA polymerase I transcriptional activity and shed light on the downstream signaling axis that participates in regulation of this key aspect of cell growth. [Read the Full Post]

Centrosomal Protein of 55 Regulates Glucose Metabolism, Proliferation and Apoptosis of Glioma Cells via the Akt/mTOR Signaling Pathway

1094 views | Apr 08 2017

Wang G et al. found that CEP55 regulates glucose metabolism, proliferation and apoptosis of glioma cells via the Akt/mTOR signaling pathway, and its promotive effect on glioma tumorigenesis can be a potential target for glioma therapy in the future. [Read the Full Post]

Specificity of anti-prostate cancer CYP17A1 inhibitors on androgen biosynthesis

899 views | Apr 08 2017

Udhane SS et al. concluded that orteronel is a highly specific inhibitor of 17,20 lyase activity. [Read the Full Post]