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Androgen-Sensitized Apoptosis of HPr-1AR Human Prostate Epithelial Cells

0 views | Jan 31 2018

Chen C et al. proposed that the net effect of these AR-mediated expression changes shifts the balance of BCL2-family proteins, such that androgen signaling sensitizes mitochondria to apoptotic signaling, thus rendering HPr-1AR more vulnerable to cell death signals. [Read the Full Post]

FBW7 mutations mediate resistance of colorectal cancer to targeted therapies by blocking Mcl-1 degradation

0 views | Jan 31 2018

Tong J et al. demonstrated FBW7 mutational status as a key genetic determinant of CRC response to targeted therapies, and Mcl-1 as an attractive therapeutic target. [Read the Full Post]

ART3 regulates triple-negative breast cancer cell function via activation of Akt and ERK pathways

1437 views | Jan 30 2018

Tan L et al. showed that ART 3 overexpression activated AKT and ERK in vitro and in xenograft tumors. Together, our findings demonstrate that ART3 is a critical TNBC marker with functional significance. [Read the Full Post]

Pan-Raf co-operates with PI3K-dependent signalling and critically contributes to myeloma cell survival independently of mutated RAS

707 views | Jan 30 2018

Müller E et al. indicated concomitant pan-Raf/PI3K inhibition was also effective in carfilzomib- and lenalidomide-resistant MM models underscoring that this attractive therapeutic anti-MM strategy is suitable for immediate clinical translation. [Read the Full Post]

ERK5 activation is essential for osteoclast differentiation

782 views | Jan 29 2018

Amano S et al. showed that activation of the MEK5/ERK5 pathway with M-CSF is required for osteoclast differentiation, which may induce differentiation through the induction of c-Fos. [Read the Full Post]

Targeting MUC1-C inhibits the AKT-S6K1-elF4A pathway regulating TIGAR translation in colorectal cancer

1249 views | Jan 29 2018

Ahmad R et al. indicated that MUC1-C is a potential target for the treatment of colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer patients who overexpress MUC1-C may be candidates for treatment with the MUC1-C inhibitor alone or in combination therapy with other agents. [Read the Full Post]

Nanoparticle-Mediated Mitochondrial Damage Induces Apoptosis in Cancer

1079 views | Jan 28 2018

Mallick A et al. presented here clearly stimulate the usage of multiple drugs to perturb simultaneously diverse targets, selectively in mitochondria, as next-generation cancer therapeutics. [Read the Full Post]

Multiple Transduction Pathways Mediate Thyrotropin Receptor Signaling in Preosteoblast-Like Cells

749 views | Jan 28 2018

Boutin A et al. concluded that TSH regulates expression of different bone markers via distinct signaling pathways. [Read the Full Post]

A novel HDAC6 inhibitor Tubastatin A: Controls HDAC6-p97/VCP-mediated ubiquitination-autophagy turnover and reverses Temozolomide-induced ER stress-tolerance in GBM cells

1899 views | Jan 27 2018

Li ZY et al. showed that the balance of HDAC6-p97/VCP was crucial to ERST-associated TMZ resistance and that HDAC6 inhibition might be a synergistic target and strategy along with TMZ for the improvement of clinical glioma treatment. [Read the Full Post]

Differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neutrophil granulocytes from common marmoset monkey (Callithrix jacchus).

1887 views | Jan 27 2018

Schrimpf C et al. indicated cj-iPSC-derived neutrophils bare high hopes in hematologic cell replacement therapy. They exhibit high morphologic similarity to native neutrophils and present neutrophil-specific surface antigens, antimicrobial proteins, and gene products yielding an auspicious approach for continuative experiments including tests in living animals. [Read the Full Post]

Ablation of ferroptosis regulator glutathione peroxidase 4 in forebrain neurons promotes cognitive impairment and neurodegeneration

875 views | Jan 26 2018

Hambright WS et al. suggested that ferroptosis may be an important neurodegenerative mechanism in diseases such as AD. [Read the Full Post]

Nrf2 mediates redox adaptation in NOX4-overexpressed non-small cell lung cancer cells

862 views | Jan 26 2018

Wu Q, et al. revealed that Nrf2 is critically involved in redox adaptation regulation in NOX4-overexpressed NSCLC cells. [Read the Full Post]

MFN2 suppresses cancer progression through inhibition of mTORC2/Akt signaling

706 views | Jan 25 2018

Xu K et al. provided novel insights into the tumor progression associated with MFN2 deficiency and suggests that the importance of mTORC2 inhibitor in the treatment of MFN2 downregulated cancer patients. [Read the Full Post]

CXCL2/MIF-CXCR2 signaling promotes the recruitment of myeloid-derived suppressor cells and is correlated with prognosis in bladder cancer

1861 views | Jan 25 2018

Zhang H et al. identified the CXCL2/MIF-CXCR2 axis as an important mediator in MDSC recruitment and as predictors and potential therapeutic targets in BC patients. [Read the Full Post]

The Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Pathway Facilitates Resistance to the Src Inhibitor Dasatinib in Thyroid Cancer

0 views | Jan 24 2018

Beadnell TC et al. demonstrated that up-front combined inhibition with dasatinib and MEK1/2 or ERK1/2 inhibitors drives synergistic inhibition of growth and induction of apoptosis, indicating that combined inhibition may overcome mechanisms of survival in response to single-agent inhibition. [Read the Full Post]

Inhibition of spleen tyrosine kinase activation ameliorates inflammation, cell death, and steatosis in alcoholic liver disease

1660 views | Jan 24 2018

Bukong TN et al. demonstrated a novel, functional, and multicellular role for SYK phosphorylation in modulating immune cell-driven liver inflammation, hepatocyte cell death, and steatosis at different stages of ALD. [Read the Full Post]

Synthetic lethal interaction of cetuximab with MEK1/2 inhibition in NRAS-mutant metastatic colorectal cancer

835 views | Jan 23 2018

Queralt B et al. showed that synthetic lethal interaction of cetuximab in combination with MEK1/2 inhibition for the NRAS mutant subgroup of mCRC underscores the importance of therapeutic intervention both in the MEK-ERK and EGFR pathways to achieve maximal therapeutic efficacy against NRAS-mutant mCRC tumors. [Read the Full Post]

Differences in MEK inhibitor efficacy in molecularly characterized low-grade serous ovarian cancer cell lines

783 views | Jan 23 2018

Fernández ML et al. showed the greatest anti-proliferative effects. This study serves as a basis for much needed future research on MEKi drug efficacy in LGSC. [Read the Full Post]

THZ1 targeting CDK7 suppresses STAT transcriptional activity and sensitizes T-cell lymphomas to BCL2 inhibitors

0 views | Jan 22 2018

Cayrol F et al. showed that the combination of THZ1 and the BH3 mimetic obatoclax improves lymphoma growth control in a primary PTCL ex vivo culture and in two STAT3-mutant PTCL xenografts, delineating a potential targeted agent-based therapeutic option for these patients. [Read the Full Post]

TP53 mutated glioblastoma stem-like cell cultures are sensitive to dual mTORC1/2 inhibition while resistance in TP53 wild type cultures can be overcome by combined inhibition of mTORC1/2 and Bcl-2

624 views | Jan 22 2018

Venkatesan S et al. suggested that Bcl-2 confers resistance to mTORC1/2 inhibitors in TP53 wild type GSCs and that combined inhibition of both mTORC1/2 and Bcl-2 is worthwhile to explore further in TP53 wild type glioblastomas, whereas in TP53 mutated glioblastomas dual mTORC1/2 inhibitors should be explored. [Read the Full Post]