Blog of Signaling Pathways

Tyrosine receptor kinase B is a drug target in astrocytomas

2475 views | Dec 31 2017

Ni J et al. proposed NTRK2 as a potential therapeutic target in the subset of astrocytoma patients defined by QKI-NTRK2 fusion. [Read the Full Post]

Role of reactive oxygen species-mediated MAPK and NF-κB activation in polygonatum cyrtonema lectin-induced apoptosis and autophagy in human lung adenocarcinoma A549 cells

1315 views | Dec 30 2017

Liu T et al. provided a new perspective of PCL as a potential anti-tumour drug targeting apoptosis and autophagy pathways for future cancer therapeutics. [Read the Full Post]

MEK-ERK inhibition potentiates WAY-600-induced anti-cancer efficiency in preclinical hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) models

1283 views | Dec 30 2017

Wang K et al. demonstrated the potent anti-HCC activity by WAY-600, either alone or with MEK-ERK inhibitors. [Read the Full Post]

Activation of oncogenic pathways in classical Hodgkin lymphoma by decitabine: A rationale for combination with small molecular weight inhibitors.

946 views | Dec 29 2017

Swerev TM et al. concluded that targeting of oncogenic pathways of cHL may improve efficacy of DNA-demethylating therapy in cHL. [Read the Full Post]

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

838 views | Dec 29 2017

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]

High Glucose Causes Human Cardiac Progenitor Cell Dysfunction by Promoting Mitochondrial Fission: Role of a GLUT1 Blocker

534 views | Dec 28 2017

Choi HY et al. demonstrated that high glucose leads to cardiac progenitor cell dysfunction through an increase in mitochondrial fission [Read the Full Post]

Organ-specific efficacy of HSP90 inhibitor in multiple-organ metastasis model of chemorefractory small cell lung cancer

572 views | Dec 28 2017

Takeuchi S et al. suggested that therapeutic effects of HSP90 inhibitors may be organ-specific and should be carefully monitored in SCLC clinical trials. [Read the Full Post]

BCL6 modulation of acute lymphoblastic leukemia response to chemotherapy

483 views | Dec 27 2017

Slone WL et al. suggested that BCL6 is one factor, modulated by microenvironment derived cues that may contribute to regulation of ALL therapeutic response. [Read the Full Post]

Endosulfan induces cell dysfunction through cycle arrest resulting from DNA damage and DNA damage response signaling pathways

1036 views | Dec 26 2017

Ni L et al. provided a new insight for mechanism of endosulfan-induced cardiovascular toxicity which will be helpful in future prevention of cardiovascular diseases induced by endosulfan. [Read the Full Post]

G-quadruplex-based fluorometric biosensor for label-free and homogenous detection of protein acetylation-related enzymes activities

792 views | Dec 26 2017

The potency of this assay is further demonstrated by detecting HAT/HDAC activity in cell lysates and evaluating HAT and HDAC-targeted inhibitors, C464 and EX 527, respectively. [Read the Full Post]

ZSTK474, a specific class I phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase inhibitor, induces G1 arrest and autophagy in human breast cancer MCF-7 cells

496 views | Dec 25 2017

Wang Y et al. supported the application of ZSTK474, which is being evaluated in clinical trials, for breast cancer therapy. [Read the Full Post]

PD-L1 Is Upregulated by Simultaneous Amplification of the PD-L1 and JAK2 Genes in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

1257 views | Dec 25 2017

Ikeda S et al. suggested that expression of PD-L1 protein is upregulated by the simultaneous amplification of the PD-L1 and JAK2 genes through JAK-STAT signaling in NCSLC. [Read the Full Post]

Ethacrynic acid improves the antitumor effects of irreversible epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors in breast cancer

0 views | Dec 24 2017

Liu B et al. concluded that EA synergistically enhances the antitumor effects of irreversible EGFR TKIs in breast cancer. [Read the Full Post]

Neratinib induces ErbB2 ubiquitylation and endocytic degradation via HSP90 dissociation in breast cancer cells

1290 views | Dec 24 2017

Zhang Y et al. provided novel insights into the mechanism of ErbB2 inhibition by neratinib. [Read the Full Post]

Combined use of irinotecan with histone deacetylase inhibitor belinostat could cause severe toxicity by inhibiting SN-38 glucuronidation via UGT1A1

1279 views | Dec 23 2017

Wang L et al. found the potential clinical significance, as a large proportion of patients could be at risk of developing severe toxicity if irinotecan is co-administered with belinostat. [Read the Full Post]

DNA Damage Response in Human Stem Cells and Neural Descendants

769 views | Dec 23 2017

Wei J et al. demonstrated that these processes exhibit spatiotemporal evolution during cell differentiation. [Read the Full Post]

Vascular CXCR4 Expression Promotes Vessel Sprouting and Sensitivity to Sorafenib Treatment in Hepatocellular Carcinoma

700 views | Dec 22 2017

Xu J et al. revealed that CXCR4 is a novel HCC vascular marker for vessel sprouting and could serve as a potential therapeutic target and a predictive factor for sorafenib treatment in patients with HCC. [Read the Full Post]

Lenvatinib enhances the antitumor effects of paclitaxel in anaplastic thyroid cancer

888 views | Dec 22 2017

Jing C et al. suggested that lenvatinib/paclitaxel combination may be a promising candidate therapeutic strategy for ATC. [Read the Full Post]

Dasatinib inhibits actin fiber reorganization and promotes endothelial cell permeability through RhoA-ROCK pathway

1801 views | Dec 21 2017

Dasgupta SK et al. suggested that ROCK inhibitors could serve as therapeutic modalities to ameliorate the dasatinib-induced pulmonary changes. [Read the Full Post]

Ligation of CD180 inhibits IFN-α signaling in a Lyn-PI3K-BTK-dependent manner in B cells

800 views | Dec 21 2017

You M et al. provide molecular insight into the mechanism of IFN-α signaling activation in SLE B cells and a potential therapeutic approach for SLE treatment. [Read the Full Post]