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Repurposing FDA Approved Drugs as JNK3 Inhibitor for Prevention of Neuroinflammation Induced by MCAO in Rats

505 views | Jan 06 2021

Zikra Zulfiqar et al. demonstrated that the novel FDA-approved medications attenuate ischemic stroke-induced neuronal degeneration, possibly by inhibiting JNK3. [Read the Full Post]

Real-World Safety of CFTR Modulators in the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis: A Systematic Review

234 views | Jan 05 2021

Renée V E Dagenais et al. thought that pharmacists played a key role in the safe initiation and monitoring of people with CF on CFTR modulator therapies. [Read the Full Post]

The Integrin Inhibitor Cilengitide and Bleomycin-Induced Pulmonary Fibrosis : Cilengitide and Bleomycin-Induced Pulmonary Fibrosis

224 views | Jan 05 2021

Jeffrey D Ritzenthaler et al. suggested that, despite its in vitro activity in fibroblasts, daily injections of cilengitide (20 mg/kg) did not inhibit the development of or ameliorate bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis in mice. [Read the Full Post]

Inhibition of Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinase γ by IPI-549 Attenuates Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Formation in Mice

480 views | Jan 04 2021

Rui Liu et al. found that inhibition of PI3Kγ limited AAA formation. Targeting PI3Kγ prevented inflammatory cell infiltration through inhibition of AKT phosphorylation in AAA. [Read the Full Post]

Kinase activity-independent role of EphA2 in the regulation of M-phase progression

279 views | Jan 04 2021

Yuichiro Kaibori et al. suggested that EphA2 regulated M-phase progression in a manner independent of its kinase activity. [Read the Full Post]

The Role of Actin in Muscle Spasms in a Case Series of Patients with Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma Treated with a Hedgehog Pathway Inhibitor

354 views | Jan 03 2021

Natalie Teh et al. presented a case series of patients with muscle spasms during treatment with sonidegib and proposed an alternate etiology related to increased actin expression. [Read the Full Post]

Synergistic Utilization of Necrostatin-1 and Z-VAD-FMK Efficiently Promotes the Survival of Compression-Induced Nucleus Pulposus Cells via Alleviating Mitochondrial Dysfunction

551 views | Jan 03 2021

Songfeng Chen et al. found that the synergistic utilization of Necrostatin-1 and Z-VAD-FMK was a very worthwhile solution in preventing compression-mediated NP cells death, which might be largely attributed to restored mitochondrial function. [Read the Full Post]

Identification of SARS-CoV-2 3CL Protease Inhibitors by a Quantitative High-Throughput Screening

327 views | Jan 02 2021

Wei Zhu et al. demonstrated a set of SARS-CoV-2 3CLpro inhibitors that might have potential for further clinical evaluation as part of drug combination therapies to treating COVID-19 patients and as starting points for chemistry optimization for new drug development. [Read the Full Post]

A Vismodegib Experience in Elderly Patients with Basal Cell Carcinoma: Case Reports and Review of the Literature

395 views | Jan 02 2021

Anna Passarelli et al. reported two case reports of BCC elderly patients in order to demonstrate both efficacy and safety of the Hedgehog inhibitors. [Read the Full Post]

HDAC6 Degradation Inhibits the Growth of High-Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer Cells

478 views | Jan 01 2021

Ahlam Ali et al. found that inhibition of HDAC6 catalytic activity with first generation HDAC6 inhibitors has limited efficacy as a monotherapy in HGSOC. [Read the Full Post]

Design and characterization of telecentric f- θ scanning lenses for broadband terahertz frequency systems

74 views | Jan 01 2021

Zachery B Harris et al. found the way for the design and implementation of highly precise and fast telecentric imaging systems in the THz frequencies. © 2020 Author(s). [Read the Full Post]

Activity of Birinapant, a SMAC Mimetic Compound, Alone or in Combination in NSCLCs With Different Mutations

258 views | Dec 31 2020

Marika Colombo et al. showed how the use of Birinapant could be a viable therapeutic option for patients with LKB1-mutated NSCLCs. [Read the Full Post]

Phase 1 trial of ralimetinib (LY2228820) with radiotherapy plus concomitant temozolomide in the treatment of newly diagnosed glioblastoma

215 views | Dec 31 2020

J Biau et al. showed the phase 1 trial.This phase 1 trial was the first trial to study the combination of a p38-MAPK inhibitor, ralimetinib, with radiotherapy (RT) and chemotherapy (TMZ), in the treatment of newly diagnosed glioblastoma (GBM) patients. [Read the Full Post]

EGFR C797S as a Resistance Mechanism of Lazertinib in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer with EGFR T790M Mutation

349 views | Dec 30 2020

Sehhoon Park et al. reported the first case of resistance mechanism to the novel third-generation EGFR TKI, lazertinib, which showed promising clinical efficacy in phase 1-2 study. [Read the Full Post]

Prostate Cancer Foundation Hormone-Sensitive Prostate Cancer Biomarker Working Group Meeting Summary

241 views | Dec 30 2020

Martin R Hofmann wt al. proposed that there was no high level clinical evidence for treatment selection among these choices based on biological drivers of clinical disease. [Read the Full Post]

A High-Content Screen for Mucin-1-Reducing Compounds Identifies Fostamatinib as a Candidate for Rapid Repurposing for Acute Lung Injury

438 views | Dec 29 2020

Maria Kost-Alimova et al. suggested fostamatinib as a repurposing drug candidate for ALI. [Read the Full Post]

Potent and Specific Inhibition of NTCP-Mediated HBV/HDV Infection and Substrate Transporting by a Novel, Oral-Available Cyclosporine A Analogue

415 views | Dec 29 2020

Yang Liu et al. found that 27A served as a promising lead for the development of novel anti-HDV/HBV agents. [Read the Full Post]

Deciphering the Inhibition Mechanism of under Trial Hsp90 Inhibitors and Their Analogues: A Comparative Molecular Dynamics Simulation

476 views | Dec 28 2020

Asma Nazar et al. suggested that under trial Hsp90 inhibitors MPC-3100 could be a potential starting point into the development of potential anticancer agents with the possibility of future directions for the improvement of early existing Hsp90 inhibitors CNF-2024 and SNX-5422 as an anticancer agent. [Read the Full Post]

Gli affects the stemness and prognosis of epithelial ovarian cancer via homeobox protein NANOG

500 views | Dec 28 2020

Huan Zhao et al. found that Gli and NANOG might be effective indicators of platinum resistance and prognosis in EOC. [Read the Full Post]

Pan- and Isoform-specific Inhibition of the Bromodomain and Extra-terminal Proteins and Evaluation of Synergistic Potential With Entospletinib in Canine Lymphoma

398 views | Dec 27 2020

Weibo Kong et al. showed that Entospletinib did not enhance the inhibitory effects of the pan- or isoform-specific BET. [Read the Full Post]