Blog of Signaling Pathways

PTC725, an NS4B-Targeting Compound, Inhibits a Hepatitis C Virus Genotype 3 Replicon, as Predicted by Genome Sequence Analysis and Determined Experimentally

0 views | Oct 09 2018

Graci JD et al. identified previously unreported amino acid substitutions selected by PTC725 treatment which further demonstrate that these compounds target the NS4B first transmembrane region. [Read the Full Post]

Cyclic tensile strain promotes the osteogenic differentiation of a bone marrow stromal cell and vascular endothelial cell co-culture system

511 views | Oct 08 2018

Jiang Y et al. demonstrated that cyclic tensile strain promotes osteogenic differentiation in BMSC/VEC co-culture systems, possibly via a VEC-mediated paracrine effect of VEGF on BMSCs. [Read the Full Post]

The phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitor roflumilast augments the Th17-promoting capability of dendritic cells by enhancing IL-23 production, and impairs their T cell stimulatory activity due to elevated IL-10

198 views | Oct 08 2018

Bros M et al. suggested that PDE4 inhibitors aside from their broad overall anti-inflammatory effects may enhance the Th17-polarizing capacity in DCs as an unwanted side effect. [Read the Full Post]

Synergistic cytotoxicity of BIIB021 with triptolide through suppression of PI3K/Akt/mTOR and NF-κB signal pathways in thyroid carcinoma cells

1418 views | Oct 07 2018

Kim SH et al. suggested that BIIB021 has a cytotoxic activity accompanied by regulation of hsp90 client proteins in thyroid carcinoma cells. Moreover, the synergism between BIIB021 and triptolide in induction of cytotoxicity is associated with the inhibition of PI3K/Akt/mTOR and NF-κB signal pathways, the underexpression of survivin and the activation of DNA damage response in thyroid carcinoma cells. [Read the Full Post]

Artesunate enhances the therapeutic response of glioma cells to temozolomide by inhibition of homologous recombination and senescence

429 views | Oct 07 2018

Berte N et al. showed the amelioration of TMZ-induced cell death upon ART co-treatment provides a rational basis for a combination regime of TMZ and ART in glioblastoma therapy. [Read the Full Post]

Inactivation of Lsd1 triggers senescence in trophoblast stem cells by induction of Sirt4

218 views | Oct 06 2018

Castex J et al. showed that by repression of Sirt4, Lsd1 directs the epigenetic control of TSC immortality via maintenance of metabolic flexibility. [Read the Full Post]

Novel role of STRAP in progression and metastasis of colorectal cancer through Wnt/β-catenin signaling

0 views | Oct 06 2018

Yuan G et al. suggest that STRAP increases invasion and metastasis of CRC partly through inhibiting ubiquitin-dependent degradation of β-catenin and promoting Wnt/β-catenin signaling. [Read the Full Post]

Modification of tumour cell metabolism modulates sensitivity to Chk1 inhibitor-induced DNA damage

230 views | Oct 05 2018

Massey AJ suggested the expression and activation of Chk1 kinase is associated with cells undergoing active DNA replication. Glutamine starvation rendered tumour cells more resistant to Chk1 inhibitor-induced DNA damage and reversal of the glutamine starvation restored the sensitivity of tumour cells to Chk1 inhibitor-induced DNA damage. Chk1 inhibitors may be a potentially useful therapeutic treatment for patients whose tumours contain a high fraction of replicating cells. [Read the Full Post]

An RNA interference screen identifies new avenues for nephroprotection

293 views | Oct 05 2018

Zynda ER et al. shed new light on the mechanisms of stress response in mammalian cells, and open new avenues to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with renal injury. [Read the Full Post]

Genome-Wide Studies Reveal that H3K4me3 Modification in Bivalent Genes Is Dynamically Regulated during the Pluripotent Cell Cycle and Stabilized upon Differentiation

0 views | Oct 04 2018

Grandy RA et al. established a new dimension of chromatin regulation important in the maintenance of pluripotency. [Read the Full Post]

High-expressing cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator interacts with histone deacetylase 2 to promote the development of Ph+ leukemia through the HDAC2-mediated PTEN pathway

0 views | Oct 04 2018

Yan T et al. provides strong evidence that high-expression CFTR plays an important role in the development of Ph+ leukemia through the HDAC2-mediated PTEN pathway. [Read the Full Post]

ATM induces MacroD2 nuclear export upon DNA damage

744 views | Oct 03 2018

Golia B et al. identified a novel feedback regulation between two crucial DNA damage-induced signaling pathways: ADP-ribosylation and ATM activation. [Read the Full Post]

WEE1 inhibition targets cell cycle checkpoints for triple negative breast cancers to overcome cisplatin resistance

0 views | Oct 03 2018

Zheng H et al. demonstrated that combined cisplatin treatment and WEE1 inhibition synergistically inhibits xenograft cancer growth accompanied by markedly reduced expression of TNBC signature genes. [Read the Full Post]

AT-101 inhibits hedgehog pathway activity and cancer growth

0 views | Oct 02 2018

Wang J et al. revealed a novel molecular mechanism responsible for the anticancer action of AT-101 and contributes to the further development of AT-101 as an anticancer drug. [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

193 views | Oct 02 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]


722 views | Oct 01 2018

Deng W et al. provided novel insight suggesting that pharmacological inhibition of NOX by apocynin may be considered a novel therapeutic method for the treatment of intestinal injury in SAP. [Read the Full Post]

Cytokine correlation analysis based on drug perturbation

0 views | Oct 01 2018

Wallner FK et al. showed that cytokines are highly co-regulated, which provide valuable information for how a therapeutic drug might affect clusters of cytokines. [Read the Full Post]

Experimental observation of human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell transplantation into rabbit intervertebral discs

406 views | Sep 30 2018

Tao H et al. indicated that in the sections of specimens removed at 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks post-transplantation, no GFP-positive cells were observed in the control groups, whereas GFP-positive cells were apparent in the nucleus pulposus at all periods in the GFP-labeled human BMSCs group, and the cell density at 6 and 8 weeks was significantly less than that at 1, 2 and 4 weeks post-transplantation (P<0.001). [Read the Full Post]

Efficient extravasation of tumor-repopulating cells depends on cell deformability

305 views | Sep 30 2018

Chen J et al. suggested that tumor cell deformability is a key factor in controlling extravasation dynamics during metastasis. [Read the Full Post]

Angiotensin II induces apoptosis of human pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells in acute aortic dissection complicated with lung injury patients through modulating the expression of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1

244 views | Sep 29 2018

Wu Z et al. found that the production of MCP-1 and cellular apoptosis induced by AngII in hPMVECs are closely related to the pathogenesis of AAD complicated with ALI. The association between MCP-1 and AngII is crucial in the apoptosis of hPMVECs. [Read the Full Post]