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Fenretinide via NOXA induction, enhanced activity of the BCL-2 inhibitor venetoclax in high BCL-2-expressing neuroblastoma preclinical models

137 views | Sep 06 2019

Reynolds CP et al. found that fenretinide + ventoclax is a synergistic combination that warrants clinical testing in high BCL-2 expressing neuroblastoma. [Read the Full Post]

An in vitro assay for biomarker discovery and dose prediction applied to ibrutinib plus venetoclax treatment of CLL

22 views | Sep 06 2019

Skånland SS et al. suggested that phospho flow should be considered as a novel approach for dose and synergy prediction in a precision medicine setting for CLL. [Read the Full Post]

Optimizing lonafarnib treatment for the management of chronic delta hepatitis: The LOWR HDV-1 study

157 views | Sep 05 2019

Yurdaydin C et al. showed the cytochrome P450 3A4 inhibitor, RTV, allows a lower LNF dose to be used while achieving higher levels of postabsorption LNF, yielding better antiviral responses and tolerability. In addition, combining LNF with PEG-IFNα achieved more substantial and rapid HDV-RNA reduction, compared to historical responses with PEG-IFNα alone. Twelve weeks of LNF can result in posttreatment HDV-RNA negativity in some patients, which we speculate results from restoring favorable immune responses. These results support further development of LNF with RTV boosting and exploration of the combination of LNF with PEG-IFN. [Read the Full Post]

Quantifying Risk Pathway Crosstalk Mediated by miRNA to Screen Precision drugs for Breast Cancer Patients

332 views | Sep 03 2019

Xu Y et al. offers an effective way to screen precision drugs for various breast cancer subtype treatments. We also dissected the mechanism of optimal therapeutic drugs, which may provide novel insight into the precise treatment of cancer and promote researches on the mechanisms of action of drugs. [Read the Full Post]

ZD1839 (Iressa): an orally active inhibitor of epidermal growth factor signaling with potential for cancer therapy

247 views | Sep 03 2019

Wakeling AE et al. indicated the potential utility of ZD1839 in the treatment of many human tumors and indicate that continuous once-a-day p.o. dosing might be a suitable therapeutic regimen. [Read the Full Post]

Vorinostat-eluting poly(DL-lactide-co-glycolide) nanofiber-coated stent for inhibition of cholangiocarcinoma cells

307 views | Sep 02 2019

Kwak TW et al. suggested the vorinostat nanofiber-coated stent may be a promising candidate for CCA treatment. [Read the Full Post]

Oncogenic enhancer of zeste homolog 2 is an actionable target in patients with non-small cell lung cancer

299 views | Sep 02 2019

Shi B et al. showed that overexpression of EZH2 is a negative prognostic indicator. Increased EZH2 expression predicts for response to HDAC inhibitors and thus could serve as a biomarker for selecting NSCLC patients for treatment with HDAC inhibitors. [Read the Full Post]

Activity of Selumetinib in Neurofibromatosis Type 1-Related Plexiform Neurofibromas

151 views | Sep 01 2019

Dombi E et al. suggested that children with neurofibromatosis type 1 and inoperable plexiform neurofibromas benefited from long-term dose-adjusted treatment with selumetinib without having excess toxic effects. [Read the Full Post]

A phase I trial of the MEK inhibitor selumetinib (AZD6244) in pediatric patients with recurrent or refractory low-grade glioma: a Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (PBTC) study

129 views | Sep 01 2019

Banerjee A et al. indicated that selumetinib has promising antitumor activity in children with LGG. Rash and mucositis were the most common DLTs. [Read the Full Post]

NK2 receptor mediated detrusor muscle contraction involves Gq/11-dependent activation of voltage-dependent calcium channels and the RhoA-Rho kinase pathway

374 views | Aug 30 2019

Dér B et al. identified potential therapeutic targets of bladder dysfunctions related to upregulation of TKs. [Read the Full Post]

PARP Inhibition Suppresses GR-MYCN-CDK5-RB1-E2F1 Signaling and Neuroendocrine Differentiation in Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

192 views | Aug 30 2019

Liu B et al. demonstrated efficacy for OLA+DINA combination therapy in NEPC xenograft models. [Read the Full Post]

Functional genomics identifies predictive markers and clinically actionable resistance mechanisms to CDK4/6 inhibition in bladder cancer

146 views | Aug 29 2019

Tong Z et al. found that identification of potential predictive markers, resistance mechanisms and rational combination therapies could be achieved by applying a CRISPR-dCas9 screening approach in bladder cancer. [Read the Full Post]

RG7204 (PLX4032), a selective BRAFV600E inhibitor, displays potent antitumor activity in preclinical melanoma models

165 views | Aug 29 2019

Yang H et al. indicated their findings offer evidence of the potent antitumor activity of RG7204 against melanomas harboring the mutant BRAF(V600E) gene. [Read the Full Post]

XPO1 inhibitor KPT-330 synergizes with Bcl-xL inhibitor to induce cancer cell apoptosis by perturbing rRNA processing and Mcl-1 protein synthesis

140 views | Aug 28 2019

Zhu ZC et al. clarify the reason of apoptosis resistance of cancer cells to XPO1 inhibition and develop a potential strategy for treating solid tumors. [Read the Full Post]

Blocking EZH2 methylation transferase activity by GSK126 decreases stem cell-like myeloma cells

0 views | Aug 27 2019

Zeng D et al. suggested that EZH2 inactivation by GSK126 is effective in killing MM cells and CSCs as a single agent or in combination with bortezomib. Clinical trial of GSK126in patients with MM may be warranted. [Read the Full Post]

The BACE1 inhibitor verubecestat (MK-8931) reduces CNS β-amyloid in animal models and in Alzheimer's disease patients

337 views | Aug 27 2019

Kennedy ME indicated the human data were fit to an amyloid pathway model that provided insight into the Aβ pools affected by BACE1 inhibition and guided the choice of doses for subsequent clinical trials. [Read the Full Post]

Treatment of γ-Hydroxybutyric Acid and γ-Butyrolactone Overdose with Two Potent Monocarboxylate Transporter 1 Inhibitors, AZD3965 and AR-C155858

302 views | Aug 26 2019

Follman KE et al. indicated that inhibition of MCT1 is an effective treatment of GHB/GBL overdose. [Read the Full Post]

Effects of EF-24, RAD001, and paclitaxel on the expression profiles of apoptotic and anti-apoptotic genes

0 views | Aug 26 2019

Alp E et al. showed that response of these cells to paclitaxel, EF-24, and RAD001 was found different at the transcriptional level of apoptotic and antiapoptotic genes. Therefore, understanding transcriptional changes after these drug exposure may give us a change to figure out more realistic results of the apoptotic pathway inhibition. [Read the Full Post]

Metformin and 4SC-202 synergistically promote intrinsic cell apoptosis by accelerating ΔNp63 ubiquitination and degradation in oral squamous cell carcinoma

643 views | Aug 25 2019

He Y et al. revealed that ΔNp63 mediated anticancer effects of metformin and 4SC-202, as overexpression or suppression of ΔNp63 could attenuate or facilitate the apoptosis rate of OSCC under metformin or/and 4SC-202 treatment. Collectively, metformin and 4SC-202 synergistically promote intrinsic apoptosis through accelerating ubiquitin-mediated degradation of ΔNp63 in OSCC, and this co-treatment can serve as a potential therapeutic scheme for OSCC. [Read the Full Post]

Proteasome inhibitor PS-341 limits macrophage necroptosis by promoting cIAPs-mediated inhibition of RIP1 and RIP3 activation

200 views | Aug 25 2019

Zhang Y et al. identified a new role of PS-341 in the cell death of BMDMs and provided a novel insight into the atherosclerotic inflammation caused by proteasome-mediated macrophage necroptosis. [Read the Full Post]