Blog of Signaling Pathways

Activation of Aurora A kinase through the FGF1/FGFR signaling axis sustains the stem cell characteristics of glioblastoma cells

1989 views | Sep 09 2016

Hsu YC et al. identified a novel mechanism for the malignancy of GBM, which could be a potential therapeutic target for GBM. [Read the Full Post]

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

3990 views | Sep 09 2016

Wu M et al. demonstrated that targeting inflammation through resveratrol could be a new strategy for PKD treatment in the future. [Read the Full Post]

Metabolic alterations and drug sensitivity of tyrosine kinase inhibitor resistant leukemia cells with a FLT3/ITD mutation

0 views | Sep 08 2016

Huang A, et al. revealed a metabolic signature of sorafenib-resistant cells and suggests that glycolytic inhibition may override such resistance and warrant further clinical investigation. [Read the Full Post]

Targeting FGFR2 with alofanib (RPT835) shows potent activity in tumour models

1774 views | Sep 08 2016

Tsimafeyeu I, et al. found that alofanib is a potent FGFR2 inhibitor and provide strong rationale for its evaluation in patients with FGFR2-driven cancers. [Read the Full Post]

A high-throughput-compatible assay to measure the degradation of endogenous Huntingtin proteins

1856 views | Sep 07 2016

Peng Wu, et al. have established the first high-throughput-compatible assay capable of measuring endogenous, tag-free HTT degradation, providing a valuable tool for HD research and drug discovery. The method could be applied to other proteins and can facilitate research on other neurodegenerative disorders and proteinopathies. [Read the Full Post]

A Synthetic Cell-Penetrating Dominant-Negative ATF5 Peptide Exerts Anticancer Activity against a Broad Spectrum of Treatment-Resistant Cancers

1309 views | Sep 07 2016

Karpel-Massler G, et al. found that CP-d/n-ATF5-S1, administered as a single reagent or in combination with other drugs, holds promise as an innovative, safe, and efficient antineoplastic agent against treatment-resistant cancers. [Read the Full Post]

Endoplasmic reticulum stress in mouse decidua during early pregnancy

1489 views | Sep 06 2016

Xiao Wei Gu, et al. suggested that the GRP78/Ire1/Xbp1 signaling pathway of ER stress-UPR is activated and involved in mouse decidualization. [Read the Full Post]

Heterogeneous Nuclear Ribonucleoprotein L is required for the survival and functional integrity of murine hematopoietic stem cells

2049 views | Sep 06 2016

Gaudreau MC, et al. suggested that hnRNP L is critical for the survival and functional integrity of HSCs by restricting the activation of caspase-dependent death receptor pathways. [Read the Full Post]

Beneficial metabolic actions of a stable GIP agonist following pre-treatment with a SGLT2 inhibitor in high fat fed diabetic mice

1465 views | Sep 05 2016

Millar PJ, et al. demonstrated possibility of a targeted and personalized approach using a GIP agonist and SGLT2 inhibitor for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. [Read the Full Post]

The cyclic GMP/protein kinase G pathway as a therapeutic target in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

0 views | Sep 04 2016

Tuttle TR, et al. found that several drugs which either activate sGC or inhibit PDE5 are approved for treatment of nonmalignant conditions. These drugs could be repurposed as novel and effective therapeutics in patients with head and neck cancer. [Read the Full Post]

Hydrogen sulfide suppresses endoplasmic reticulum stress-induced endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition through Src pathway

1708 views | Sep 02 2016

Ying R, et al. revealed that H2S could protect against ER stress-induced EndMT through Src pathway, which may be a novel role for the cardioprotection of H2S. [Read the Full Post]

HDAC4 mediates IFN-γ induced disruption of energy expenditure-related gene expression by repressing SIRT1 transcription in skeletal muscle cells

3942 views | Sep 02 2016

Fang M, et al. revealed a role for HDAC4 in regulating cellular energy output and as such provide insights into rationalized design of novel anti-diabetic therapeutics. [Read the Full Post]

Protein Inhibitor of Activated STAT3 Regulates Migration, Invasion, and Activation of Fibroblast-like Synoviocytes in Rheumatoid Arthritis

1342 views | Sep 01 2016

Lao M, et al. suggested that PIAS3 suppression may be protective against joint destruction in RA by regulating synoviocyte migration, invasion, and activation. [Read the Full Post]

Insulin-like growth factor I promotes oocyte maturation through increasing the expression and phosphorylation of epidermal growth factor receptor in the zebrafish ovary

1290 views | Sep 01 2016

Xie L, et al. sheded light on the cross-talk between two important growth factors in the zebrafish ovary and the mechanism underlying the IGF-I induction on oocyte maturation. [Read the Full Post]

Activation of the p62-Keap1-NRF2 pathway protects against ferroptosis in hepatocellular carcinoma cells

2674 views | Aug 31 2016

Sun X, et al. demonstrated novel molecular mechanisms and signaling pathways of ferroptosis; the status of NRF2 is a key factor that determines the therapeutic response to ferroptosis-targeted therapies in HCC cells. [Read the Full Post]

Tcfap2c acts as a key factor in mammary tumorigenesis

4449 views | Mar 27 2015

Park et al. conducted a serious experiments to gain greater insight into functions of TFAP2C on mammary tumorigeneisis in MMTV-Neu transgenic female mice. [Read the Full Post]

The role of nuclease FAN1 in DNA crosslink repair in Arabidopsis thaliana

2453 views | Mar 26 2015

Herrmann et al. demonstrated that FAN1 homolog is present in plants and is proved to be involved in Arabidopsis thaliana CL repair. [Read the Full Post]

Linking IFNα to apolipoprotein A-I provides a novel therapy of chronic hepadnavirus infection

2134 views | Mar 25 2015

Berrondo et al. demonstrated a molecule called InterApo (IA) with IFNα links to apolipoprotein A-I, has antiviral and immunostimulatory activities and lacks IFNα-induced hematological toxicity. In this study, they further explore the safety of IA for chronic HBV infection. [Read the Full Post]

The interferon-related developmental regulator 1 is a key factor for human papillomavirus-induced NFкB inhibition

4573 views | Mar 24 2015

Tummers et al. found hrHPV impairs immune response by inhibiting the acetylation of NFкB/RelA K310 in keratinocytes. [Read the Full Post]

Bromodomain and extra-terminal proteins are required in STAT5-mediated transcription

4811 views | Mar 23 2015

Pinz et al. found deacetylase inhibitors lead to the delocalization of the bromodomain and extra-terminal (BET) protein Brd2, as well as Brd2-related factor TBP to hyperacetylated chromatin, via the global upregulation of histone acetylation. [Read the Full Post]