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Proliferation Markers Are Associated with MET Expression in Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Predict Tivantinib Sensitivity In Vitro

0 views | Apr 15 2018

Rebouissou S et al. indicated that tivantinib acts as an antimitotic compound, and cell proliferation markers are the best predictors of its antitumor efficacy in cell lines. Ki67 expression should be tested in clinical trials to predict tivantinib response. [Read the Full Post]

Polyphyllin I induces mitophagic and apoptotic cell death in human breast cancer cells by increasing mitochondrial PINK1 levels

402 views | Apr 15 2018

Li GB, et al. describe the mechanism by which PINK1 contributes to polyphyllin I-induced mitophagy and apoptosis and suggest that polyphyllin I may be an effective drug for breast cancer treatment. [Read the Full Post]

Inhibition of autophagy enhances effects of PF-04691502 on apoptosis and DNA damage of lung cancer cells

1714 views | Apr 14 2018

Fei HR et al. suggested that a strategy of blocking autophagy to enhance the activity of PI3K/mTOR inhibitors warrants further attention in treatment of NSCLC cells. [Read the Full Post]

COPS5 amplification and overexpression confers tamoxifen-resistance in ERα-positive breast cancer by degradation of NCoR

1483 views | Apr 14 2018

Lu R et al. demonstrated that genetic inhibition of the isopeptidase activity of COPS5 is sufficient to re-sensitize the resistant breast cancer cells to tamoxifen-treatment, offering a potential therapeutic approach for endocrine-resistant breast cancer patients. [Read the Full Post]

Evodiamine inhibits PDGF‑BB‑induced proliferation of rat vascular smooth muscle cells through the suppression of cell cycle progression and oxidative stress

1149 views | Apr 13 2018

Ge X et al. provided important insights into the mechanisms underlying the vasoprotective actions of evodiamine and suggested that it may be a useful therapeutic agent for the treatment of vascular occlusive disease. [Read the Full Post]

The neuroprotection of Sinomenine against ischemic stroke in mice by suppressing NLRP3 inflammasome via AMPK signaling

383 views | Apr 12 2018

Qiu J et al. demonstrated that SINO exerts a neuroprotective effect in ischemic stroke by inhibiting NLRP3 inflammasomes via the AMPK pathway, which also provides evidence of a novel treatment for clinical stroke therapy. [Read the Full Post]

Tanshinone I inhibits tumor angiogenesis by reducing Stat3 phosphorylation at Tyr705 and hypoxia-induced HIF-1α accumulation in both endothelial and tumor cells

391 views | Apr 12 2018

Wang Y et al. revealed unique characteristics of tanshinone-1 and its improved derivatives as promising angiogenesis inhibitors. [Read the Full Post]

Synergistic effects of selective inhibitors targeting the PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway or NUP214-ABL1 fusion protein in human Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

0 views | Apr 11 2018

Simioni C et al. indicated that either single or combined administration of drugs against the different targets displayed inhibition of cellular viability associated with a concentration-dependent induction of apoptosis, cell cycle arrest in G0/G1 phase and autophagy, having the combined treatments a significant synergistic cytotoxic effect. Co-targeting NUP214-ABL1 fusion gene and PI3K/Akt/mTOR signaling pathway could represent a new and effective pharmacological strategy to improve the outcome in NUP214-ABL1 positive T-ALL. [Read the Full Post]

The HER2 inhibitor TAK165 Sensitizes Human Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cells to Retinoic Acid-Induced Myeloid Differentiation by activating MEK/ERK mediated RARα/STAT1 axis

1249 views | Apr 11 2018

Shao X et al. indicated that our study is the first to evaluate the synergy of TAK165 and ATRA in AML cell differentiation and to assess new opportunities for the combination of TAK165 and ATRA as a promising approach for future differentiation therapy. [Read the Full Post]

Anaplastic lymphoma kinase regulates binge-like drinking and dopamine receptor sensitivity in the ventral tegmental area

742 views | Apr 10 2018

Dutton JW 3rd et al. supported the possibility that ALK might be a novel target of pharmacotherapy for reducing excessive alcohol consumption. [Read the Full Post]

FcγRIIB-Independent Mechanisms Controlling Membrane Localization of the Inhibitory Phosphatase SHIP in Human B Cells

1428 views | Apr 10 2018

Pauls SD et al. indicated that FcγRIIB is not uniquely able to promote membrane recruitment of SHIP, but rather modulates its function via formation of distinct signaling complexes. Membrane recruitment of SHIP via Syk-dependent mechanisms may be an important factor modulating immunoreceptor signaling. [Read the Full Post]

Susceptibility of porcine endogenous retrovirus to anti-retroviral inhibitors

390 views | Apr 09 2018

Argaw T et al. indicated that some of the licensed anti-retroviral drugs may be useful for controlling PERV infection. However, the efficacy at nanomolar concentrations put forward integrase inhibitors as a drug that has the potential to be useful in the event that xenotransplantation recipients have evidence of PERV transmission and replication. [Read the Full Post]

Novel Akt activator SC-79 is a potential treatment for alcohol-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head

1134 views | Apr 09 2018

Chen YX et al. showed that alcohol-induced ONFH is associated with suppression of p-Akt-Ser473 in the Akt/GSK3β/β-catenin signaling pathway in bone mesenchymal stem cells. We propose that SC-79 treatment to rescue Akt activation could be tested in the clinic as a potential therapeutic approach to preventing the development of alcohol-induced ONFH. [Read the Full Post]

4-Hydroxy-2-nonenal induces apoptosis by activating ERK1/2 signaling and depleting intracellular glutathione in intestinal epithelial cells

832 views | Apr 08 2018

Ji Y et al. provided new insights into a functional role of MKP-1 in oxidative stress-induced cell death by regulating ERK1/2 MAP kinase in intestinal epithelial cells. [Read the Full Post]

ABCB1 as predominant resistance mechanism in cells with acquired SNS-032 resistance

488 views | Apr 08 2018

Löschmann N et al. showed that ABCB1 expression represents the primary (sometimes exclusive) resistance mechanism in neuroblastoma cells with acquired resistance to SNS-032. Thus, ABCB1 inhibitors may increase the SNS-032 efficacy in ABCB1-expressing cells and prolong or avoid resistance formation. [Read the Full Post]

The Bub1-Plk1 kinase complex promotes spindle checkpoint signalling through Cdc20 phosphorylation

813 views | Apr 07 2018

Jia L et al. showed that human checkpoint kinase Bub1 not only directly phosphorylates Cdc20, but also scaffolds Plk1-mediated phosphorylation of Cdc20. [Read the Full Post]

Synergistic effects of selective inhibitors targeting the PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway or NUP214-ABL1 fusion protein in human Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

0 views | Apr 07 2018

Simioni C et al. found that co-targeting NUP214-ABL1 fusion gene and PI3K/Akt/mTOR signaling pathway could represent a new and effective pharmacological strategy to improve the outcome in NUP214-ABL1 positive T-ALL. [Read the Full Post]

Cancer-associated fibroblasts attenuate Cisplatin-induced apoptosis in ovarian cancer cells by promoting STAT3 signaling

675 views | Apr 06 2018

Yan H et al. suggested that CAFs could activate the anti-apoptotic STAT3 signaling, thereby decrease the Cisplatin-induced apoptosis and promote chemoresistance in ovarian cancer. [Read the Full Post]

Neuroprotective effects of piperine on the 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine-induced Parkinson's disease mouse model.

0 views | Apr 06 2018

Yang W et al. showed that piperine exerts a protective effect on dopaminergic neurons via antioxidant, anti-apoptotic, and anti-inflammatory mechanisms in an MPTP-induced mouse model of PD [Read the Full Post]

In situ electrochemical evaluation of dsDNA interaction with the anticancer drug danusertib nitrenium radical product using the DNA-electrochemical biosensor

2153 views | Apr 05 2018

Diculescu VC et al. indicated the danusertib nitrenium cation radical redox metabolite was covalently attached to the C8 of guanine residues preventing their oxidation. An interaction mechanism of dsDNA-danusertib is proposed and the formation of the danusertib redox nitrenium radical metabolite-guanine adduct explained. [Read the Full Post]