Blog of Signaling Pathways

Inhibition of adhesion, migration and of α5β1 integrin in the HCT-116 colorectal cancer cells treated with the ruthenium drug NAMI-A

965 views | Sep 26 2018

Pelillo C et al. supported the new concept that metal-based drugs can inhibit tumour metastases through targeting of integrins and of other proteins which mediate tumour progression-related cell functions such as adhesion and migration. [Read the Full Post]

RAD51 inhibition in triple negative breast cancer cells is challenged by compensatory survival signaling and requires rational combination therapy

0 views | Sep 25 2018

Wiegmans AP et al. highlight a potential compensatory mechanism via p38 that limits DNA targeted therapy. [Read the Full Post]

Lassa Virus Cell Entry via Dystroglycan Involves an Unusual Pathway of Macropinocytosis

0 views | Sep 25 2018

Oppliger J et al. revealed novel fundamental aspects of the LASV-host cell interaction and highlights a possible candidate drug target for therapeutic intervention. [Read the Full Post]

Cyclic cis-Locked Phospho-Dipeptides Reduce Entry of AβPP into Amyloidogenic Processing Pathway

829 views | Sep 24 2018

Fisher CL et al. suggested a model in which pCDP-diBzl and pCDP-diPOM act at a common point to inhibit entry of AβPP into the amyloidogenic AβPP processing pathway but through different targets, and provide important insights for the development of novel AD therapeutics. [Read the Full Post]

Cholesterol Synthetase DHCR24 Induced by Insulin Aggravates Cancer Invasion and Progesterone Resistance in Endometrial Carcinoma

0 views | Sep 24 2018

Dai M et al. demonstrated for the first time the crucial role of the insulin/STAT3/DHCR24/PGR axis in the progression of EC by modulating the metastasis and progesterone response, which could serve as potential therapeutic targets for the treatment of EC with progesterone receptor loss. [Read the Full Post]

Dual inhibition of Bcl-2 and Bcl-xL strikingly enhances PI3K inhibition-induced apoptosis in human myeloid leukemia cells through a GSK3- and Bim-dependent mechanism

388 views | Sep 23 2018

Rahmani M et al. argued that combining PI3K/AKT/mTOR inhibitors with BH3 mimetics warrants attention in AML, particularly in the setting of basal AKT activation and/or addiction. [Read the Full Post]

SGLT inhibitors attenuate NO-dependent vascular relaxation in the pulmonary artery but not in the coronary artery

254 views | Sep 23 2018

Han Y et al. suggested that SGLT inhibitors differentially regulate vascular relaxation depending on the type of arteries, duration of the treatment, and health condition, such as diabetes. [Read the Full Post]

Androgen Deprivation Followed by Acute Androgen Stimulation Selectively Sensitizes AR-Positive Prostate Cancer Cells to Ionizing Radiation

277 views | Sep 22 2018

Hedayati M et al. suggested a potential cooperative effect and improved tumor growth delay with androgen-induced DSBs and radiation with implications for improving the therapeutic index of prostate cancer radiation therapy. [Read the Full Post]

DW09849, a selective phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitor, prevents PI3K signaling and preferentially inhibits proliferation of cells containing the oncogenic mutation p110α (H1047R).

231 views | Sep 22 2018

Liu JL et al. suggested that DW series compounds, especially DW09849, selectively targeting PI3Kα with less off-target effects than PIK-75, provide new clues for the design and discovery of new specific PI3Kα inhibitors for cancer therapy. [Read the Full Post]

Short-term high-fat feeding induces islet macrophage infiltration and β-cell replication independently of insulin resistance in mice

223 views | Sep 21 2018

Woodland DC et al. suggested the existence of MΦ-mediated mechanisms in β-cell replication that are independent of insulin resistance. [Read the Full Post]

Neuregulin 1-activated ERBB4 interacts with YAP to induce Hippo pathway target genes and promote cell migration

243 views | Sep 21 2018

Haskins JW et al. suggested that NRG1-ERBB4-YAP signaling contributes to the aggressive behavior of tumor cells. [Read the Full Post]

Integrated analysis of transcriptomes of cancer cell lines and patient samples reveals STK11/LKB1-driven regulation of cAMP phosphodiesterase-4D

210 views | Sep 20 2018

He N et al. showed that multidimensional analysis of a well-characterized large-scale panel of cancer cell lines provides unprecedented opportunities for the identification of unexpected oncogenic mechanisms and mutation-specific drug targets. [Read the Full Post]

SIRT1 prevents hyperuricemia via the PGC-1α/PPARγ-ABCG2 pathway

0 views | Sep 20 2018

Wang J et al. demonstrated that SIRT1 and its activator, RSV, have clear anti-hyperuricemia functions in this mouse model. [Read the Full Post]

Downregulation of mitochondrial cyclooxygenase-2 inhibits the stemness of nasopharyngeal carcinoma by decreasing the activity of dynamin-related protein 1

331 views | Sep 19 2018

Zhou TJ et al. suggested that mitochondrial COX-2 is a potential theranostic target for the CSCs in NPC. Inhibition of mitochondrial COX-2 could be an attractive therapeutic option for the effective clinical treatment of therapy-resistant NPC. [Read the Full Post]

A regulatory circuit of miR-125b/miR-20b and Wnt signalling controls glioblastoma phenotypes through FZD6-modulated pathways

421 views | Sep 19 2018

Huang T et al. confirmed by targeting differentially enriched pathways in PN versus MES GBM that results in inhibition of distinct GBM subtypes. Correlative expressions of the components of this circuit are prognostic relevant for clinical GBM. Our findings provide insights for understanding GBM pathogenesis and for improving treatment of GBM. [Read the Full Post]

CDK1-PDK1-PI3K/Akt signaling pathway regulates embryonic and induced pluripotency

439 views | Sep 18 2018

Wang XQ et al. demonstrated an essential role for the CDK1-PDK1-PI3K/Akt kinase signaling pathway in the regulation of self-renewal, differentiation, and somatic reprogramming, which provides a novel kinase cascade mechanism for pluripotency control and acquisition. [Read the Full Post]

P-TEFb Kinase Activity Is Essential for Global Transcription, Resumption of Meiosis and Embryonic Genome Activation in Pig

395 views | Sep 18 2018

Oqani RK et al. suggested that P-TEFb kinase activity is crucial for oocyte maturation, embryo development and regulation of RNA transcription in pig. [Read the Full Post]

PI3Kα isoform-dependent activation of RhoA regulates Wnt5a-induced osteosarcoma cell migration

0 views | Sep 17 2018

Zhang A et al. demonstrated that RhoA acts as the downstream of PI3K/Akt signaling (specific PI3Kα, Akt1 and Akt2 isoforms) and mediated Wnt5a-induced the migration of osteosarcoma cells. [Read the Full Post]

Inhibiting PLK1 induces autophagy of acute myeloid leukemia cells via mammalian target of rapamycin pathway dephosphorylation

0 views | Sep 17 2018

Tao YF et al. may provided new insights into the molecular mechanism of PLK1 in regulating autophagy. [Read the Full Post]

Kaempferol suppresses lipid accumulation by inhibiting early adipogenesis in 3T3-L1 cells and zebrafish

356 views | Sep 16 2018

Lee YJ et al. indicated that kaempferol might have an anti-obesity effect by regulating lipid metabolism. [Read the Full Post]