Blog of Signaling Pathways

Cell alignment induced by anisotropic electrospun fibrous scaffolds alone has limited effect on cardiomyocyte maturation

0 views | Apr 28 2017

Han J et al suggested that electrospun anisotropic fibrous scaffolds, as a single method, have limited effect on improving the maturation of hPSC-CMs. [Read the Full Post]

Induction and differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells into functional cardiomyocytes on a compartmented monolayer of gelatin nanofibers

1094 views | Apr 28 2017

Tang Y et al. found that representative field potential waveforms of matured cardiac tissues with appropriate drug responses. [Read the Full Post]

The apoptotic members CD95, BclxL, and Bcl-2 cooperate to promote cell migration by inducing Ca(2+) flux from the endoplasmic reticulum to mitochondria

884 views | Apr 27 2017

Fouqué A et al. revealed a novel molecular mechanism controlled by BclxL to promote cancer cell migration and supports the use of BH3 mimetics as therapeutic options not only to kill tumor cells but also to prevent metastatic dissemination in TNBCs. [Read the Full Post]

GLI inhibitor GANT61 kills melanoma cells and acts in synergy with obatoclax

1454 views | Apr 27 2017

Vlčková K et al. found that GANT61 treatment might become a hopeful and effective anti-melanoma targeted therapy, especially when combined with the BCL2 family inhibitor obatoclax. [Read the Full Post]

Depletion of FOXM1 via MET Targeting Underlies Establishment of a DNA Damage-Induced Senescence Program in Gastric Cancer

0 views | Apr 26 2017

Francica P et al. suggested that FOXM1 has been identified as a key downstream effector and potential clinical biomarker that mediates MET signaling following infliction of DNA damage in gastric tumors. [Read the Full Post]

Atorvastatin antagonizes the visfatin-induced expression of inflammatory mediators via the upregulation of NF-κB activation in HCAECs

1002 views | Apr 26 2017

Shi KL et al. provided a potential use for atorvastatin and visfatin in the pathogenesis of HCAEC dysfunction. T [Read the Full Post]

Enhancing glioblastoma cell sensitivity to chemotherapeutics: a strategy involving survivin gene silencing mediated by gemini surfactant-based complexes

0 views | Apr 26 2017

Cruz RQ et al showed that survivin downregulation combined with administration of the chemotherapeutic agents temozolomide or etoposide resulted in a synergistic cytotoxic effect, thus revealing to be a promising strategy to reduce the chemotherapeutic doses for GBM treatment. [Read the Full Post]

The small-molecule IAP antagonist AT406 inhibits pancreatic cancer cells in vitro and in vivo

1446 views | Apr 25 2017

Jiang Y et al. suggested that AT406 could be further evaluated as a promising anti-pancreatic cancer agent. [Read the Full Post]

Inhibitory effects of SRT1720 on the apoptosis of rabbit chondrocytes by activating SIRT1 via p53/bax and NF-κB/PGC-1α pathways

1565 views | Apr 25 2017

Liu B et al. suggested that SRT1720 inhibits chondrocyte apoptosis by activating the expression of SIRT1 via p53/bax and NF-κB/PGC-1α pathways. [Read the Full Post]

Human cytomegalovirus induces an atypical activation of Akt to stimulate the survival of short-lived monocytes.

0 views | Apr 24 2017

Cojohari O et al indicated that HCMV hijacks the upstream Akt signaling network to induce a nontraditional activation of Akt and subsequently a prosurvival decision at the 48-h cell fate checkpoint, a vital step for HCMV's dissemination and persistence strategy. [Read the Full Post]

High glucose-induced Matrilin-2 expression in mouse mesangial cells was mediated by transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1).

1254 views | Apr 24 2017

Zhang S et al showed that high-glucose-induced Matrilin-2 expression that was mediated by the TGF-β1/Smad3 signaling pathway might play a role in Diabetic nephropathy (DN) pathogenesis and our finding provided a potential diagnostic and/or therapeutic target for DN. [Read the Full Post]


6243 views | Apr 23 2017

Boehme SA et al suggested that inhibition of MAP3K19 may have a beneficial therapeutic effect in the treatment of IPF and represents a novel strategy to target this disease. [Read the Full Post]

Lassa virus cell entry via dystroglycan involves an unusual pathway of macropinocytosis.

0 views | Apr 23 2017

Oppliger J et al revealed that DG can link LASV to an unusual pathway of macropinocytosis that causes only minimal perturbation of the host cell and identifies cellular kinases to be possible novel targets for therapeutic intervention. [Read the Full Post]

Urotensin II-induced insulin resistance is mediated by NADPH oxidase-derived reactive oxygen species in HepG2 cells

1210 views | Apr 22 2017

Li YY et al. found that UII induces insulin resistance, and this can be reversed by JNK inhibitor SP600125 and antioxidant/NADPH oxidase inhibitor apocynin targeting the insulin signaling pathway in HepG2 cells. [Read the Full Post]

The PARP inhibitor PJ-34 sensitizes cells to UVA-induced phototoxicity by a PARP independent mechanism

1310 views | Apr 22 2017

Lakatos P et al. found that PJ-34 is a photosensitizer and PJ-34+UVA causes DNA damage and caspase-mediated cell death independently of PARP-1 inhibition. [Read the Full Post]

Electrochemical biosensor for protein kinase A activity assay based on gold nanoparticles-carbon nanospheres, phos-tag-biotin and β-galactosidase

2532 views | Apr 21 2017

Zhou Y et al. found the fabricated biosensor can be applied to detect PKA in human normal gastricepithelial cell line and human gastric carcinoma cell line with satisfactory results. [Read the Full Post]

Tetrachlorobenzoquinone induces Nrf2 activation via rapid Bach1 nuclear export/ubiquitination and JNK-P62 signaling

1343 views | Apr 21 2017

Su C et al. found that TCBQ-induced activation of Nrf2 involves c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK)-P62 signaling. [Read the Full Post]

BAG3-mediated Mcl-1 stabilization contributes to drug resistance via interaction with USP9X in ovarian cancer

0 views | Apr 20 2017

Habata S et al. suggested that inhibiting BAG3 in addition to anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 family proteins may be a useful therapeutic strategy for the treatment of chemoresistant ovarian cancers. [Read the Full Post]

Activation of G protein-coupled receptor 30 by thiodiphenol promotes proliferation of estrogen receptor α-positive breast cancer cells

3215 views | Apr 20 2017

Lei B et al. indicated a novel mechanism through which TDP may exert relevant estrogenic action in ERα positive cancer cells. [Read the Full Post]

Alteration of protein prenylation promotes spermatogonial differentiation and exhausts spermatogonial stem cells in newborn mice

1303 views | Apr 20 2017

Diao F et al. found that the prenylation balance in germ cells is crucial for spermatogonial differentiation fate decision during the prepubertal stage. [Read the Full Post]