Blog of Signaling Pathways

Small molecular compounds efficiently convert human fibroblasts directly into neurons

0 views | Dec 26 2020

Jijuan Yang et al. found that a novel combination of existing small molecular compounds that efficiently reprogramed human fibroblasts into neurons. [Read the Full Post]

The phosphorylation of CHK1 at Ser345 regulates the phenotypic switching of vascular smooth muscle cells both in vitro and in vivo

309 views | Dec 25 2020

Chen Xin et al. demonstrated that phosphorylation of CHK1 under DNA damage stress modulated VSMCs phenotypic switching. [Read the Full Post]

Y-27632 Induces Neurite Outgrowth by Activating the NOX1-Mediated AKT and PAK1 Phosphorylation Cascades in PC12 Cells

231 views | Dec 25 2020

So Yeong Park et al. suggested that Rac1/NOX1-dependent ROS generation and subsequent activation of the AKT/PAK1 cascade contributed to Y-27632-induced neurite outgrowth in PC12 cells. [Read the Full Post]

ScatLay: utilizing transcriptome-wide noise for identifying and visualizing differentially expressed genes

375 views | Dec 24 2020

Thuy Tien Bui et al. provided a wider coverage of DE genes, and would likely pave way for finding more novel regulatory genes in future works. [Read the Full Post]

Targeted therapy of TERT-rearranged neuroblastoma with BET bromodomain inhibitor and proteasome inhibitor combination therapy

173 views | Dec 24 2020

Jingwei Chen et al. showed that OTX015 and carfilzomib combination therapy was likely to be translated into the first clinical trial of a targeted therapy in TERT-rearranged neuroblastoma patients. [Read the Full Post]

Evaluation of NTRK immunohistochemistry as a screening method for NTRK gene fusion detection in non-small cell lung cancer

616 views | Dec 23 2020

Hedvig Elfving et al. found that the presence of NTRK fusion genes in non-small cell lung cancer was exceedingly rare. The use of the immunohistochemical NTRK assay would result in a small number of false positive cases. [Read the Full Post]

Crystal Structure of the Kinase Domain of MerTK in Complex with AZD7762 Provides Clues for Structure-Based Drug Development

221 views | Dec 23 2020

Tae Hyun Park et al. determined the crystal structure of the MerTK:AZD7762 complex and revealed the binding mode of AZD7762 to MerTK. [Read the Full Post]

Artesunate induces autophagy dependent apoptosis through upregulating ROS and activating AMPK-mTOR-ULK1 axis in human bladder cancer cells

382 views | Dec 22 2020

Xuejian Zhou et al. indicated that Artesunate induced autophagy dependent apoptosis through upregulating ROS and activating AMPK-mTOR-ULK1 pathway in human bladder cancer cells. [Read the Full Post]

Clinicopathologic, Genomic, and Protein Expression Characterization of 356 ROS1 Fusion Driven Solid Tumors Cases

600 views | Dec 22 2020

Richard S P Huang et al. characterized a large cohort of ROS1 fusionpos NSCLC and non-NSCLC solid tumors and discovered 10 novel ROS1 fusions. [Read the Full Post]

Small molecular compounds efficiently convert human fibroblasts directly into neurons

377 views | Dec 21 2020

Jijuan Yang et al. provided a novel combination of existing small molecular compounds that efficiently reprogramed human fibroblasts into neurons. [Read the Full Post]

AMPK mediates energetic stress-induced liver GDF15

426 views | Dec 21 2020

Logan K Townsend et al. proved that AMPK played a role in mediating the induction of GDF15 under conditions of energetic stress in mouse liver in vivo. [Read the Full Post]

A novel multistage antiplasmodial inhibitor targeting Plasmodium falciparum histone deacetylase 1

394 views | Dec 20 2020

Zhenghui Huang et al. found that PfHDAC1 was a potential drug target for overcoming multidrug resistance and that JX21108 treated malaria and blocked parasite transmission simultaneously. [Read the Full Post]

FTY720 induces ferroptosis and autophagy via PP2A/AMPK pathway in multiple myeloma cells

533 views | Dec 20 2020

Yuan Zhong et al. provided a new perspective on the treatment of MM. [Read the Full Post]

A Phase Ib Study to Evaluate the MEK Inhibitor Cobimetinib in Combination with the ERK1/2 Inhibitor GDC-0994 in Patients with Advanced Solid Tumors

319 views | Dec 19 2020

Colin Weekes et al. thought that overlapping AEs and cumulative toxicity could not be adequately managed on either dosing schedule, restricting the ability to further develop this combination. [Read the Full Post]

HDAC Inhibition Increases HLA Class I Expression in Uveal Melanoma

388 views | Dec 19 2020

Zahra Souri et al. found that epigenetic drugs (in this case an HDAC inhibitor) may influence the expression of immunologically relevant cell surface molecules in UM, demonstrating that these drugs potentially influence immunotherapy. [Read the Full Post]

Decreased activation of ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM) in monocytes from patients with systemic sclerosis

426 views | Dec 18 2020

Komei Sakata et al. found that decreased ATM activation in monocytes was associated with SSc-interstitial lung disease and that impaired ATM activation in monocytes may contribute to the disease process of SSc via uncontrolled reactive oxygen species production. [Read the Full Post]

Establishment of multiplex allele-specific blocker PCR for enrichment and detection of 4 common EGFR mutations in non-small cell lung cancer

406 views | Dec 18 2020

Hongyuan Chen et al. provided a solution for minor allele detection from ctDNA. [Read the Full Post]

HSP90 Inhibitor Ganetespib (STA-9090) Inhibits Tumor Growth in c-Myc-Dependent Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

564 views | Dec 17 2020

Liuliu Guan et al. supported that the HSP90 inhibitor, STA-9090, suppressed the expression of the MYC protein and interferes with HSP90-MYC protein-protein interaction. [Read the Full Post]

Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors and Papillary Thyroid Cancer

466 views | Dec 16 2020

Eleftherios Spartalis et al. showed that HDACIs had no significant effect as monotherapy against PTC but further research needed to be conducted in order to investigate their potential effect when used as an additional modality. [Read the Full Post]

Empagliflozin and the Diabetic Kidney: Pathophysiological Concepts and Future Challenges

398 views | Dec 16 2020

Georgios S Papaetis discussed the safety of empagliflozin therapy and its future role in order to ameliorate the global burden of CKD both in patients with and without diabetes. [Read the Full Post]