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An integrated drug repurposing strategy for the rapid identification of potential SARS-CoV-2 viral inhibitors

17 views | Sep 01 2020

Alfonso Trezza et al. showed that Simeprevir and Lumacaftor bound the receptor-binding domain of the Spike protein with high affinity and prevented ACE2 interaction. [Read the Full Post]

Bucladesine Attenuates Spatial Learning and Hippocampal Mitochondrial Impairments Induced by 3, 4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)

24 views | Aug 31 2020

Ghorban Taghizadeh et al. highlighted the role of cAMP/PKA signaling in MDMA-induced memory and mitochondrial defects. [Read the Full Post]

Palmitate-TLR4 signaling regulates the histone demethylase, JMJD3, in macrophages and impairs diabetic wound healing

23 views | Aug 31 2020

Frank M Davis et al. concluded that palmitate contributed to the chronic Jmjd3-mediated activation of macrophages in diabetic peripheral tissue and a histone demethylase inhibitor-based therapy might represent a novel treatment for nonhealing diabetic wounds. [Read the Full Post]

Combined treatment with CBP and BET inhibitors reverses inadvertent activation of detrimental super enhancer programs in DIPG cells

30 views | Aug 30 2020

Maria Wiese et al. found that combinatorial treatment with CBP and BET inhibitors was highly efficient in H3K27M-mutant DIPG due to reversal of inadvertent activation of detrimental SE programs in comparison with monotherapy. [Read the Full Post]

Role of sirtuin-1 (SIRT1) in hypoxic injury in pancreatic β-cells

28 views | Aug 30 2020

Ye-Jee Lee et al. suggested that SIRT1 was a potential target for the protection of pancreatic β-cells against hypoxic damage during ITx. [Read the Full Post]

Low-Level Ionizing Radiation Induces Selective Killing of HIV-1-Infected Cells with Reversal of Cytokine Induction Using mTOR Inhibitors

16 views | Aug 28 2020

Daniel O Pinto et al. presented a novel approach allowing for the targeting of viral reservoirs, prevention of immune hyper-activation, and selectively killing latently infected HIV-1 cells. [Read the Full Post]

Quercetin promotes human epidermal stem cell proliferation through the estrogen receptor/β-catenin/c-Myc/cyclin A2 signaling pathway

35 views | Aug 28 2020

Zhaodong Wang et al.showed that EpSCs were used not only in clinic to treat skin wounds but also as seed cells in skin tissue engineering.Quercetin was a useful reagent to expand EpSCs for basic research, skin wound treatment, and skin tissue engineering. [Read the Full Post]

Protein Kinase CK2 in Cancer Energetics

41 views | Aug 27 2020

Eduardo Silva-Pavez et al. proposed that the specific inhibition of CK2 might lead to a catastrophic death of cancer cells, which could become a feasible therapeutic strategy to beat this devastating disease. [Read the Full Post]

Casein kinase 2 inhibitor CX-4945 elicits an anti-Warburg effects through the downregulation of TAp73 and inhibits gastric tumorigenesis

35 views | Aug 27 2020

Shengli Tang et al. suggested that CX-4945 elicited an anti-Warburg effects in gastric cancer overexpressing Tap73 and inhibited gastric tumorigenesis. [Read the Full Post]

Cannabinoid 1 Receptor Antagonists Play a Neuroprotective Role in Chronic Alcoholic Hippocampal Injury Related to Pyroptosis Pathway

24 views | Aug 26 2020

Dingang Zhang et al. indicated that cannabinoid receptors were regulated during this process, which suggested promising therapeutic strategies against alcohol-induced neurotoxicity through pharmacologic inhibition of CB1R. [Read the Full Post]

Pyroptosis is involved in the inhibitory effect of FL118 on growth and metastasis in colorectal cancer

23 views | Aug 26 2020

Zhenxue Tang et al. found that FL118 restrained the growth and metastasis of colorectal cancer by inducing NLRP3-ASC-Caspase-1 mediated pyroptosis, which provided important evidence in the study on the role of pyroptosis and different tumors. [Read the Full Post]

MicroRNA-182 exacerbates blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption by downregulating the mTOR/FOXO1 pathway in cerebral ischemia

21 views | Aug 24 2020

Tongshuai Zhang et al. found that miR-182 might be a potential target for the treatment of BBB disruption during cerebral ischemia. [Read the Full Post]

Molecular dynamic simulations to investigate the structural impact of known drug resistance mutations on HIV-1C Integrase-Dolutegravir binding

18 views | Aug 24 2020

Rumbidzai Chitongo et al. suggested the G140S mutant had the strongest effect on the HIV-1C IN protein structure and Dolutegravir binding. [Read the Full Post]

The mTORC1 inhibitor rapamycin and the mTORC1/2 inhibitor AZD2014 impair the consolidation and persistence of contextual fear memory

26 views | Aug 23 2020

Phillip E MacCallum et al. indicated the need to further understand the role of mTORC1/2 kinase activity in the molecular mechanisms underlying memory processing and also demonstrated that the effects of mTORC1 inhibition at different timepoints well after learning on memory consolidation and persistence. [Read the Full Post]

Optimal Care for Patients with Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK)-Positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Review on the Role and Utility of ALK Inhibitors

46 views | Aug 23 2020

Abhay Singh et al. provided a summary of the clinical development of crizotinib, ceritinib, alectinib, brigatinib, and lorlatinib and highlighted current management paradigms, current and evolving clinical information, emerging clinical decision-making and sequencing of therapy in advanced, metastatic, or recurrent ALK-positive NSCLC. [Read the Full Post]

The impact of autophagy on arbovirus infection of mosquito cells

30 views | Aug 20 2020

Doug E Brackney et al. suggested that commonly used chemical modulators of autophagy alter mosquito cells in such a way as to promote viral replication. [Read the Full Post]

Resurrecting a p53 peptide activator - An enabling nanoengineering strategy for peptide therapeutics

50 views | Aug 20 2020

Wangxiao He et al. proposed that this clinically viable drug delivery strategy could be applied not only to peptide activators of p53 for cancer therapy, but also to peptide therapeutics in general aimed at targeting intracellular protein-protein interactions for disease intervention. [Read the Full Post]

F-box protein FBXO31 modulates apoptosis and epithelial-mesenchymal transition of cervical cancer via inactivation of the PI3K/AKT-mediated MDM2/p53 axis

33 views | Aug 19 2020

Keying Liu et al. revealed that FBXO31 down-regulated CC progression by blocking the PI3K/AKT-mediated MDM2/p53 axis, suggesting that FBXO31 might serve as a promising therapeutic target for CC treatment. [Read the Full Post]

GSK3β-Ikaros-ANXA4 signaling inhibits high-glucose-induced fibroblast migration

85 views | Aug 19 2020

Youpei Wang et al. provided a new regulatory mechanism by which GSK3β negatively regulated human skin fibroblast cell migration. [Read the Full Post]

CircPlekha7 plays an anti-fibrotic role in intrauterine adhesions by modulating endometrial stromal cell proliferation and apoptosis

28 views | Aug 18 2020

Wei Xie et al. indicated that circPlekha7 played an anti-fibrotic role in IUA and might serve as a promising prognostic biomarker for patients with IUA. [Read the Full Post]