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RIP1, a novel oncogenic driver in melanoma

4291 views | Mar 06 2015

u et al. found that RIP1 plays a role as an oncogenic driver in human melanoma. [Read the Full Post]

αB-crystallin induces by matrix detachment via ERK is critical in inhibition of anoikis

6653 views | Mar 05 2015

Malin et al. identified an matrix detachment-induced antiapoptotic molecular chaperone, αB-crystallin, confers anoikis resistance. [Read the Full Post]

The roles of physiological and synthetic IAP antagonism on c-IAP1/2 degradation

2840 views | Mar 04 2015

Kocab et al. took a system approach to extensively compare the transcriptional programs triggered by CD30, which can degrade c-IAPs to SM-164, a synthetic IAP antagonist induces c-IAP degradation. [Read the Full Post]

The role of DNA-dependent protein kinase in dendritic cells in house dust mite-induced asthma

3731 views | Mar 03 2015

Mishra et al. demonstrated the immune role of DNA-PK in response to house dust mite (HDM) antigen in dendritic cells (DCs). [Read the Full Post]

Histone deacetylase inhibitors have negative effects on the elimination of HIV-infected cells by cytotoxic T-Lymphocytes

4317 views | Mar 02 2015

Jones et al. tested the impact of three HDACis, suberanilohydroxamic acid (SAHA), romidepsin and panobinostat, in clinical development on immune effectors functions, such as T-cell effector. [Read the Full Post]

An inverse correlation between homologous recombination and Polθ in epithelial ovarian cancers

3517 views | Feb 27 2015

Ceccaldi et al. reported that HR activity inversely correlated with Polθ expression in EOCs. [Read the Full Post]

Inactivating mutations of SMARCE1 promotes EGFR expression and suppress the responses to MET and ALK inhibitors in lung cancer

5707 views | Feb 26 2015

The study conducted by Papadakis et al. showed inactivating mutations in SMARCE1 gene, which encodes SWI/SNF subunit, upregulate EGFR expression and induce resistance to MET and ALK inhibitors in non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs). [Read the Full Post]

The combination of broadly neutralizing antibodies and viral inducers can suppress the establishment of HIV-1 latent reservoir

5370 views | Feb 13 2015

Halper-Stromerg et al. demonstrated that broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) can suppress the establishment of a silent reservoir in humanized mice. [Read the Full Post]

Magnetic resonance imaging-visible amonafide-eluting alginate microspheres, a novel drug carrier for targeted arterial-infusion chemotherapy for liver tumors

2169 views | Feb 12 2015

Kim et al. demonstrated a novel approach that facilitates arterial-infusion chemotherapy with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-visible amonafide-eluting alginate microspheres, and tested this approach on a xenograft rodent model. [Read the Full Post]

The small GTPase Rap1b acts as a negative regulator of neutrophil recruitment to inflamed lung with acute lung injury

2897 views | Feb 11 2015

Kumar et al. found small GTPase Rap1b acts as a critical suppressor of neutrophil accumulation to inflamed lungs. [Read the Full Post]

Inhibition of proteasome restores bortesomib-induced thrombocytopenia

8836 views | Feb 10 2015

Shi et al. reported clinical proteasome inhibitor enable to block proplatelet formation by megakaryocytes in human and mouse model. [Read the Full Post]

Proteasome inhibitor salvages messense mutated dysferlin in muscular dystrophy patients

3325 views | Feb 09 2015

Azakir et al. demonstrated proteasome inhibitor is able to increase the expression of messense mutated dyferlin, and restores the membrane resealing capacity of myoblasts. [Read the Full Post]

Star27 overcomes synthetic lethal toxicity for FLT3-targeted therapy against acute myeloid leukemia

4152 views | Feb 06 2015

For overcoming myelosuppression, Warkentin et al. reported a staurosporine analog, Star27, that enable to inhibit FLT3 while avoiding KIT inhibition. [Read the Full Post]

Recently identified CHEK2 Y390C mutation facilitates early breast cancer development

5781 views | Feb 05 2015

Wang et al. identified a missense variant Y390C of CHEK2 that related to tumorigenesis in high-risk breast cancer patients. [Read the Full Post]

P2X7 receptor is a key upstream regulator for main signaling pathways involved in neuroblastoma progression

5569 views | Feb 04 2015

Amoroso et al. demonstrated that P2X7 plays a key role in regulating the PI3K/Akt/GSK3β/MYCN and HIF1α/VEGF pathways, two main signaling pathways involved in NB progression. [Read the Full Post]

Suppressing HER3 signaling by interfering with its Sec61-dependent contranlational translocation

3184 views | Feb 03 2015

Ruiz-Saenz et al. demonstrated a novel approach specifically reduces HER3 expression. [Read the Full Post]

A protocol for human pluripotent stem cell differentiation into endoderm related cells

6329 views | Feb 02 2015

Diekmann et al. showed a detailed protocol started from a defined cell number of dispersed single cells of three different human ESC lines, and one human iPSC line. [Read the Full Post]

Unexpected role of Notch signaling on directing the trophectoderm lineage in the mouse blastocyst

5496 views | Jan 30 2015

Rayon et al. showed that Notch signaling plays a key role in mediating TE-specific expression of Cdx2, though interaction with the transcription factor TEAD4. [Read the Full Post]

Alternative functions of K-RAS in endocrine tumors

2216 views | Jan 29 2015

Chamberlian et al. found K-RAS suppresses the growth in pancreatic endocrine cells, in contrast to its promoting effect on other cancer cells. [Read the Full Post]

A novel role of Semaphorin3A on the increase of vascular permeability

5431 views | Jan 28 2015

Hou et al. identified Semaphorin3A (Sema3A) as a critical factor mediates vascular permeability and contributes to ischemic brain damage. [Read the Full Post]