Blog of Signaling Pathways

Nitric oxide generation by the organic nitrate NDBP attenuates oxidative stress and angiotensin II-mediated hypertension

1893 views | Oct 26 2016

Porpino SK et al. suggested that NDBP treatment is associated with sustained NO release and attenuated activity of NADPH oxidase, which to some extent requires functional xanthine oxidase. [Read the Full Post]

Synergistic effect of pacritinib with erlotinib on JAK2-mediated resistance in epidermal gowth factor receptor mutation-positive non-small cell lung Cancer

2384 views | Oct 25 2016

Ochi N et al. found that pacritinib combined with EGFR-TKI might be a potent strategy against JAK2-mediated EGFR-TKI resistance. [Read the Full Post]

Epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor cancer drug gefitinib modulates cell growth and differentiation of acute myeloid leukemia cells via histamine receptors

1674 views | Oct 25 2016

Yadav M et al. found that HRs play critical roles in anti-cancer effects of gefitinib in both EGFR-deficient and EGFR-rich environments. [Read the Full Post]

Phosphorylated heat shock protein 27 promotes lipid clearance in hepatic cells through interacting with STAT3 and activating autophagy

2084 views | Oct 24 2016

Shen L et al. provided a novel mechanism by which the phosphorylated Hsp27 promotes hepatic lipid clearance and suggested a new insight for therapy of steatotic diseases such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). [Read the Full Post]

Erastin Disrupts Mitochondrial Permeability Transition Pore (mPTP) and Induces Apoptotic Death of Colorectal Cancer Cells

1436 views | Oct 24 2016

Huo H et al. demonstrated that erastin is cytotoxic and pro-apoptotic to colorectal cancer cells. [Read the Full Post]

Increased aerobic glycolysis is important for the motility of activated VSMC and inhibited by indirubin-3'-monoxime

2110 views | Oct 21 2016

Heiss EH et al. demonstrated that increased aerobic glycolysis is an important factor for the motility of activated VSMC and that the anti-migratory property of I3MO may partly depend on impairment of glycolysis via a compromised STAT3/HK2 signaling axis. [Read the Full Post]

PI3K p110β isoform synergizes with JNK in the regulation of glioblastoma cell proliferation and migration through Akt and FAK inhibition

1235 views | Oct 21 2016

Zhao HF et al. suggested that combined inhibition of PI3K p110β isoform and JNK may serve as a potent and promising therapeutic approach for glioblastoma multiforme. [Read the Full Post]

Fibronectin-1 expression is increased in aggressive thyroid cancer and favors the migration and invasion of cancer cells

1236 views | Oct 20 2016

Sponziello M et al. indicated that FN1 overexpression is an important determinant of thyroid cancer aggressiveness. [Read the Full Post]

Myofibril growth during cardiac hypertrophy is regulated through dual phosphorylation and acetylation of the actin capping protein CapZ

2540 views | Oct 20 2016

Lin YH et al. showed that PE treatment of NRVMs results in decreased binding of HDAC3 to myofibrils, suggesting a signal-dependent mechanism for the regulation of sarcomere-associated CapZβ1 acetylation. [Read the Full Post]

Multiple Sclerosis Patient-Specific Primary Neurons Differentiated from Urinary Renal Epithelial Cells via Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

3783 views | Oct 19 2016

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Bafetinib (INNO-406) reverses multidrug resistance by inhibiting the efflux function of ABCB1 and ABCG2 transporters

2565 views | Oct 19 2016

Zhang YK et al. found that bafetinib reversed ABCB1- and ABCG2-mediated MDR by blocking the drug efflux function of these transporters. [Read the Full Post]

The effect of hyperlipidemia on the pharmacokinetics, hepatic and pulmonary uptake of posaconazole in rat

1628 views | Oct 18 2016

Khalil HA et al. found that poloxamer induced lipoprotein level elevation caused alterations in the PSZ pharmacokinetics and decreased its hepatic and pulmonary uptake. [Read the Full Post]

Inhibition of local estrogen synthesis in the hippocampus impairs hippocampal memory consolidation in ovariectomized female mice

1461 views | Oct 18 2016

Tuscher JJ et al. found that hippocampally-synthesized E2 is necessary for hippocampus-dependent memory consolidation in rodents. [Read the Full Post]

Arsenic trioxide mediates HAPI microglia inflammatory response and subsequent neuron apoptosis through p38/JNK MAPK/STAT3 pathway

1757 views | Oct 17 2016

Mao J et al. highlighted that the secretion of IL-1β and STAT3 activation induced by Arsenic trioxide can be mediated by elevation of P38/JNK MAPK in HAPI microglia cells and then induced the toxicity of neurons. [Read the Full Post]

Targeting survivin as a potential new treatment for chondrosarcoma of bone

1399 views | Oct 17 2016

De Jong Y et al. found that survivin is important for chondrosarcoma survival and chondrosarcoma patients might benefit from survivin inhibition using YM155, for which TP53 mutational status can serve as a predictive biomarker. [Read the Full Post]

ErbB2-dependent downregulation of a pro-apoptotic protein Perp is required for oncogenic transformation of breast epithelial cells

2901 views | Oct 14 2016

Khan IA et al. identified a novel mechanism of ErbB2-mediated mechanism of anoikis resistance of ErbB2-overproducing breast epithelial cells. [Read the Full Post]

EGFR Activation Leads to Cell Death Independent of PI3K/AKT/mTOR in an AD293 Cell Line

2939 views | Oct 14 2016

Treda C et al. showed another EGFR function, dependent on environmental factors, which could be employed in therapy and drug design. [Read the Full Post]

Hiding inside? Intracellular expression of non-glycosylated c-kit protein in cardiac progenitor cells

3747 views | Oct 13 2016

Shi H et al. demonstrated for the first time that c-kit is not only expressed in CDCs but may also directly participate in CDC differentiation into an endothelial lineage. [Read the Full Post]

Seminal plasma induces inflammation in the uterus through the γδ T/IL-17 pathway

1664 views | Oct 13 2016

Song ZH et al. found a new mechanism by which seminal plasma could influence the inflammation in the uterus through the γδ T/IL-17 pathway to regulate the expression of various chemokines and cytokines. [Read the Full Post]

Myocardial commitment from human pluripotent stem cells: Rapid production of human heart grafts

2052 views | Oct 12 2016

Garreta E et al. provided a suitable platform for cardiac engineering and disease modeling in the human setting. [Read the Full Post]