Blog of Signaling Pathways

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

4175 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

1935 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

2317 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]

Rictor/mTORC2 Drives Progression and Therapeutic Resistance of HER2-Amplified Breast Cancers

2113 views | Oct 12 2016

Morrison-Joly M et al. that Rictor/mTORC2 signaling drives Akt-dependent tumor progression in HER2-amplified breast cancers, rationalizing clinical investigation of dual mTORC1/2 kinase inhibitors and developing mTORC2-specific inhibitors for use in this setting. [Read the Full Post]

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

2180 views | Oct 11 2016

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]

Src as a Therapeutic Target in Biliary Tract Cancer

2133 views | Oct 10 2016

Nam AR et al. suggested that Src might be a potential therapeutic target in BTC. [Read the Full Post]

Constructing and Validating High-Performance MIEC-SVM Models in Virtual Screening for Kinases: A Better Way for Actives Discovery

2696 views | Oct 10 2016

Sun H et al. showed that the optimized MIEC-SVM model, which identified 7 actives with IC50 < 10 μM from 50 purchased compounds and performed much better than Autodock, suggesting that the proposed strategy is a powerful tool in structure-based virtual screening. [Read the Full Post]

Valproic Acid and Other HDAC Inhibitors Upregulate FGF21 Gene Expression and Promote Process Elongation in Glia by Inhibiting HDAC2 and 3

3073 views | Oct 09 2016

Leng Y et al. provided a new mechanism via which histone deacetylase 2 and 3 participate in upregulating fibroblast growth factor 21 transcription and extending process outgrowth in glia. [Read the Full Post]

Effect of the BRCA1-SIRT1-EGFR axis on cisplatin sensitivity in ovarian cancer

2698 views | Oct 09 2016

Li D et al. improved the understanding of the basic molecular mechanism underlying BRCA1-related cisplatin resistance in ovarian cancer. [Read the Full Post]

Transforming growth factor-β-dependent Wnt secretion controls myofibroblast formation and myocardial fibrosis progression in experimental autoimmune myocarditis

2466 views | Oct 08 2016

Blyszczuk P et al. identified TAK1-mediated rapid Wnt protein secretion as a novel downstream key mechanism of TGF-β-mediated myofibroblast differentiation and myocardial fibrosis progression in human and mouse myocarditis. [Read the Full Post]

Utilising the EGFR interactome to identify mechanisms of drug resistance in non-small cell lung cancer - Proof of concept towards a systems pharmacology approach

2758 views | Oct 08 2016

Saafan H et al. identified that differential proteins in the EGFR interactome of HCC4006rERLO0.5 cells could be related to multiple resistance mechanisms including alterations in growth factor receptor expression, cellular remodelling processes suggesting epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition as well as alterations in downstream signalling. [Read the Full Post]

EGFR inhibitors identified as a potential treatment for chordoma in a focused compound screen

3112 views | Sep 30 2016

Scheipl S et al. provided evidence for exploring the efficacy of EGFR inhibitors in the treatment of patients with chordoma and studying possible resistance mechanisms to these compounds in vitro and in vivo. [Read the Full Post]

Inhibition of Bcl-2 potentiates AZD-2014-induced anti-head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cell activity

2959 views | Sep 30 2016

Li Y et al. suggest that AZD-2014 could be further tested as a valuable anti-HNSCC agent, either alone or in combination with Bcl-2 inhibitors. [Read the Full Post]

Neuritin Mediates Activity-Dependent Axonal Branch Formation in Part via FGF Signaling

2513 views | Sep 29 2016

Shimada T, et al. revealed the molecular mechanism underlying mossy fiber sprouting. [Read the Full Post]

The histone deacetylase inhibitor PCI-24781 as a putative radiosensitizer in pediatric glioblastoma cell lines

2738 views | Sep 28 2016

De Andrade PV et al demonstrated that HDACi PCI-24781 has a radiosensitizing profile that compromises the repair of double-strand DNA breaks in cells of pediatric GBM treated with radiotherapy. [Read the Full Post]

Receptor for Activated C Kinase 1 (RACK1) Promotes Dishevelled Protein Degradation via Autophagy and Antagonizes Wnt Signaling

2197 views | Sep 28 2016

Cheng M et al. revealed a novel regulatory function of RACK1 in Wnt signaling by modulating Dvl stability. [Read the Full Post]

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

2985 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

2126 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)

2109 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

2484 views | Sep 26 2016

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