Blog of Signaling Pathways

Molecular detection of Hsp90 inhibitor suppressing PCV2 replication in host cells

276 views | May 13 2019

Liu J et al. highlighted the importance of cellular proteins during PCV2 infection and the possibility of targeting cellular chaperones for developing new anti-rotaviral strategies. [Read the Full Post]

Dependency of Cholangiocarcinoma on Cyclin D-Dependent Kinase Activity

164 views | May 13 2019

Sittithumcharee G et al. proposed that the CDK4/6-pRB pathway is a suitable therapeutic target for CCA treatment. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. [Read the Full Post]

Update Breast Cancer 2019 Part 2 - Implementation of Novel Diagnostics and Therapeutics in Advanced Breast Cancer Patients in Clinical Practice

184 views | May 10 2019

This review summarises the latest studies and publications and evaluates them in regard to the relevance for clinical practice. [Read the Full Post]

The Chk1 inhibitor MK-8776 increases the radiosensitivity of human triple-negative breast cancer by inhibiting autophagy

209 views | May 09 2019

Zhou ZR et al. suggested that MK-8776increases human TNBC radiosensitivity by inhibiting irradiation-induced autophagy and that MK-8776 may be a potential agent in the radiosensitization of human TNBC. [Read the Full Post]

Menin regulates the serine biosynthetic pathway in Ewing sarcoma

311 views | May 09 2019

Svoboda LK et al. demonstrated that the SSP is highly active in Ewing sarcoma and that its oncogenic activation is maintained, at least in part, by menin-dependent epigenetic mechanisms involving trithorax complexes. [Read the Full Post]

Puromycin based inhibitors of aminopeptidases for the potential treatment of hematologic malignancies

158 views | May 08 2019

Singh R et al. indicated that effective inhibitors of Puromycin-Sensitive Aminopeptidase (PSA) are di sclosed here. These potential therapeutic agents display superior in vitro antitumor potency against two leukemic cell lines, as compared to known inhibitors of aminopeptidases. [Read the Full Post]

Coformulated bictegravir, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide versus dolutegravir with emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide, for initial treatment of HIV-1 infection (GS-US-380-1490): a randomised, double-blind, multicentre, phase 3, non-inferiority trial

232 views | May 08 2019

Sax PE et al. indicated at 48 weeks, virological suppression with the bictegravir regimen was achieved and was non-inferior to the dolutegravir regimen in previously untreated adults. There was no emergent resistance to either regimen. The fixed-dose combination of bictegravir, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide was safe and well tolerated compared with the dolutegravir regimen. [Read the Full Post]

Lorlatinib in non-small-cell lung cancer with ALK or ROS1 rearrangement: an international, multicentre, open-label, single-arm first-in-man phase 1 trial

364 views | May 07 2019

Shaw AT et al. indicated lorlatinib might be an effective therapeutic strategy for patients with ALK-positive NSCLC who have become resistant to currently available TKIs, including second-generation ALK TKIs, and is being investigated in a phase 3 randomised controlled trial comparing lorlatinib to crizotinib (, NCT03052608). [Read the Full Post]

Barasertib (AZD1152), a Small Molecule Aurora B Inhibitor, Inhibits the Growth of SCLC Cell Lines In Vitro and In Vivo

280 views | May 07 2019

Helfrich BA et al. suggested that SCLC tumors with cMYC amplification/high gene expression will frequently respond to Aurora B inhibitors and that clinical studies coupled with predictive biomarkers are indicated. [Read the Full Post]

Drug sensitivity profiling identifies potential therapies for lymphoproliferative disorders with overactive JAK/STAT3 signaling

377 views | May 06 2019

Kuusanmäki H et al. showed alternative approaches to inhibit STAT3 activity and suggest Hsp90 as a therapeutic target in lymphoproliferative disorders with constitutively active STAT3. [Read the Full Post]

MPP+ induces necrostatin-1- and ferrostatin-1-sensitive necrotic death of neuronal SH-SY5Y cells

0 views | May 06 2019

Ito K et al. found that MPP+ predominantly induced non-apoptotic death of neuronally differentiated SH-SY5Y cells. This cell death was strongly inhibited by necrostatin-1 (Nec-1), a necroptosis inhibitor, and by an indole-containing compound (3,3'-diindolylmethane: DIM). However, it occurred independently of receptor-interacting serine/threonine-protein kinase 1/3 (RIP1/RIP3), indicating that this form of cell death was not necroptosis. MPP+-induced cell death was also inhibited by several inhibitors of ferroptosis, including ferrostatin-1 (Fer-1). Although MPP+-induced death and ferroptosis shared some features, such as occurrence of lipid peroxidation and inhibition by Fer-1, MPP+-induced death seemed to be distinct from ferroptosis because MPP+-induced death (but not ferroptosis) was inhibited by Nec-1, was independent of p53, and was accompanied by ATP depletion and mitochondrial swelling. Further investigation of MPP+-induced non-apoptotic cell death may be useful for understanding the mechanisms of neuronal loss and for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease. [Read the Full Post]

Superior anti-tumor activity of the MDM2 antagonist idasanutlin and the Bcl-2 inhibitor venetoclax in p53 wild-type acute myeloid leukemia models

0 views | May 04 2019

Lehmann C et al. provided functional and molecular insight on the superior anti-tumor activity of combined idasanutlin and venetoclax treatment in AML and support its further exploration in clinical studies. [Read the Full Post]

Suppression of human T cell proliferation by the caspase inhibitors, z-VAD-FMK and z-IETD-FMK is independent of their caspase inhibition properties

345 views | May 04 2019

Lawrence CP et al. demonstrated that both z-VAD-FMK and z-IETD-FMK are immunosuppressive in vitro and inhibit T cell proliferation without blocking the processing of caspase-8 and caspase-3. [Read the Full Post]

Simultaneous long-lasting regression of multiple nevi and melanoma metastases after ipilimumab therapy

174 views | May 03 2019

Plaquevent M et al. suggested that a major regression of multiple nevi on ipilimumab might be associated with immunotherapy response. [Read the Full Post]

Embryonic stem cells differentiated into neuron-like cells using SB431542 small molecule on nanofibrous PLA/CS/Wax scaffold

230 views | May 03 2019

Hoveizi E et al. revealed that electrospun PLA/CS/Wax scaffolds associated with the induction medium can assemble proper conditions for stem cell differentiation into NLCs. [Read the Full Post]

Vemurafenib Treatment of Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma in a Child With Down Syndrome

156 views | May 02 2019

Petruzzellis G et al. report the case of an 8-years-old child with DS that presented to our attention for neurological and endocrinological issues. [Read the Full Post]

Mortalin (GRP75/HSPA9) Promotes Survival and Proliferation of Thyroid Carcinoma Cells

128 views | May 02 2019

Mito-CP-induced cell death was partially rescued by mortalin overexpression, suggesting that Mito-CP may inactivate a mechanism that requires mortalin function. These findings support the significance of mortalin and mitochondrial activity in a broad spectrum of thyroid cancer. [Read the Full Post]

On the Mechanism of Cytoprotection by Ferrostatin-1 and Liproxstatin-1 and the Role of Lipid Peroxidation in Ferroptotic Cell Death

225 views | Apr 30 2019

Zilka O et al. demonstrated that potent RTAs subvert ferroptosis and suggest that lipid peroxidation (autoxidation) may play a central role in the process. [Read the Full Post]

Treatment of γ-Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB) and γ-Butyrolactone (GBL) Overdose with Two Potent Monocarboxylate Transporter 1 (MCT1) Inhibitors, AZD3965 and AR-C155858

452 views | Apr 29 2019

Follman KE et al. indicated that inhibition of MCT1 is an effective treatment for GHB/GBL overdose. SIGNIFICANCE STATEMENT: This research demonstrates the efficacy of a potent MCT1 inhibitor, AZD2965, as a treatment for GHB overdose. AZD3965 was shown to reduce the brain exposure of GHB, and therefore reduce the toxic impact of GHB. This compound may have the potential to be developed to treat GHB overdose clinically. [Read the Full Post]

A Preclinical Model for Studying Herpes Simplex Virus Infection

205 views | Apr 29 2019

Tajpara P et al. discovered that both drugs had a comparable efficacy for inhibiting HSV-1 replication, suggesting that pritelivir could be an alternative therapeutic agent for patients infected with acyclovir-resistant strains. To our knowledge, we present a previously unreported ex vivo HSV-1 infection model with abdominal human skin to test antiviral drugs, thus bridging the gap between in vitro and in vivo drug screening and providing a valuable preclinical platform for HSV research. [Read the Full Post]