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

2626 views | Sep 27 2016

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]

Uroguanylin modulates (Na++K+)ATPase in a proximal tubule cell line: Interactions among the cGMP/protein kinase G, cAMP/protein kinase A, and mTOR pathways

1863 views | Sep 27 2016

Arnaud-Batista FJ et al. suggested that the molecular mechanism of action of UGN on sodium reabsorption in PT cells is more complex than previously thought. [Read the Full Post]

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

1810 views | Sep 26 2016

Zhang S et al. found 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. [Read the Full Post]

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

2060 views | Sep 26 2016

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Human Cytomegalovirus Induces an Atypical Activation of Akt To Stimulate the Survival of Short-Lived Monocytes

1835 views | Sep 23 2016

Cojohari O et al. demonstrated that HCMV induces the activation of Akt, an antiapoptotic protein, in a manner distinct from that of normal myeloid growth factors. [Read the Full Post]

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

449 views | Sep 23 2016

De Rycker M et al. indicated 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]

MAP3K19 Is a Novel Regulator of TGF-β Signaling That Impacts Bleomycin-Induced Lung Injury and Pulmonary Fibrosis

1951 views | Sep 22 2016

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

2173 views | Sep 22 2016

Oppliger J et al. revealed novel fundamental aspects of the LASV-host cell interaction and highlights a possible candidate drug target for therapeutic intervention. [Read the Full Post]

Dual Targeting of Akt and mTORC1 Impairs Repair of DNA Double-Strand Breaks and Increases Radiation Sensitivity of Human Tumor Cells

1961 views | Sep 21 2016

Holler M et al. dual targeting of mTORC1 and Akt1 inhibits repair of DNA-DSB leading to radiosensitization of solid tumor cells. [Read the Full Post]

P53 Is Involved in a Three-Dimensional Architecture-Mediated Decrease in Chemosensitivity in Colon Cancer

1220 views | Sep 21 2016

He J et al. suggested that p53 is involved in a 3D architecture-mediated decrease in chemosensitivity to platinum in colon cancer. [Read the Full Post]

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

1215 views | Sep 20 2016

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]

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

5479 views | Sep 20 2016

Yi H et al. found that 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]

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

1853 views | Sep 19 2016

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 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

1737 views | Sep 19 2016

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

1675 views | Sep 18 2016

De Graaff MA, et al. found that Bcl-2 family proteins contribute to soft tissue leiomyosarcoma chemoresistance. [Read the Full Post]

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

1100 views | Sep 18 2016

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]

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

1896 views | Sep 14 2016

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

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

7379 views | Sep 14 2016

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

1448 views | Sep 13 2016

Fu M, et al. found 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

1478 views | Sep 13 2016

Li Z, et al. showed 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]