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HDAC6 inhibition prevents TNF-α-induced caspase 3 activation in lung endothelial cell and maintains cell-cell junctions

2408 views | Jul 31 2018

Yu J et al. suggested that HDAC6 inhibition is a potent therapeutic strategy against inflammatory injury to endothelial cells. [Read the Full Post]

The histone deacetylase inhibitor valproic acid inhibits NKG2D expression in natural killer cells through suppression of STAT3 and HDAC3

764 views | Jul 31 2018

Ni L et al. showed that VPA is a potent inhibitor of STAT3 phosphorylation and demonstrate that histone acetylation and STAT3 tyrosine705 phosphorylation cooperate in regulating NKG2D expression in NK cells. [Read the Full Post]

Long-term acquired everolimus resistance in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours can be overcome with novel PI3K-AKT-mTOR inhibitors

433 views | Jul 30 2018

Vandamme T et al. indicated that long-term everolimus resistance was induced in two human PNET cell lines. Novel PI3K-AKT-mTOR pathway-targeting drugs can overcome everolimus resistance. Differential gene expression profiles suggest different mechanisms of everolimus resistance in BON-1 and QGP-1. [Read the Full Post]

Inhibition of JNK-mediated autophagy enhances NSCLC cell sensitivity to mTORC1/2 inhibitors

427 views | Jul 30 2018

Jin HO et al. suggested that combining mTORC1/2 inhibitors with inhibitors of JNK or autophagy might be an effective approach for improving therapeutic outcomes in NSCLC. [Read the Full Post]

Identification of mTOR as a primary resistance factor of the IAP antagonist AT406 in hepatocellular carcinoma cells

745 views | Jul 29 2018

Zhen MC et al. showed that AT406 induced degradation of IAPs (cIAP-1 and XIAP), but didn't affect another anti-apoptosis protein Mcl-1. Co-treatment of OSI-027 caused simultaneous Mcl-1 downregulation to overcome AT406's resistance. Significantly, shRNA knockdown of Mcl-1 remarkably facilitated AT406-induced apoptosis in HCC cells. In vivo, AT406 oral administration suppressed HepG2 tumor growth in nude mice. Its activity was potentiated with co-administration of OSI-027. We conclude that mTOR could be a key resistance factor of AT406 in HCC cells. [Read the Full Post]

Cellular Prion Protein Mediates Pancreatic Cancer Cell Survival and Invasion through Association with and Enhanced Signaling of Notch1

919 views | Jul 29 2018

Wang Y et al. unraveled a novel molecular pathway driven by interactions between PrP and Notch1 in the progression of PDAC, supporting a critical tumor-promoting role of Notch1 in PrP-expressing PDAC tumors. [Read the Full Post]

Acute hyperglycemia suppresses left ventricular diastolic function and inhibits autophagic flux in mice under prohypertrophic stimulation

532 views | Jul 28 2018

Xie J et al. found that acute hyperglycemia suppresses diastolic function, damages mitochondrial energy signaling, and inhibits autophagic flux in prohypertrophic factor-stimulated cardiomyocytes. [Read the Full Post]

GD2 ganglioside specific antibody treatment downregulates PI3K/Akt/mTOR signaling network in human neuroblastoma cell lines

565 views | Jul 28 2018

Durbas M et al. extended knowledge on mechanisms of action of the 14G2a mAb on the neuroblastoma cells. [Read the Full Post]

Notch and Hedgehog in the thymus/parathyroid common primordium: Crosstalk in organ formation

939 views | Jul 27 2018

Figueiredo M et al. offered novel evidence on the role of Notch signalling in T/PT common primordium development, in an Hh-dependent manner. [Read the Full Post]

Thyroid Hormone-Induced Activation of Notch Signaling is Required for Adult Intestinal Stem Cell Development During Xenopus Laevis Metamorphosis

938 views | Jul 27 2018

Hasebe T et al. provided evidence for evolutionarily conserved role of Notch signaling in intestinal cell fate determination but more importantly reveal, for the first time, an important role of Notch pathway in the formation of adult intestinal stem cells during vertebrate development. Stem Cells 2017;35:1028-1039. [Read the Full Post]

The combination of irreversible EGFR TKIs and SAHA induces apoptosis and autophagy-mediated cell death to overcome acquired resistance in EGFR T790M-mutated lung cancer

503 views | Jul 26 2018

Lee TG et al. found that the combination of new generation EGFR TKIs and SAHA may be a new strategy to overcome the acquired resistance to EGFR TKIs in T790M mutant lung cancer. [Read the Full Post]

GSK621 Targets Glioma Cells via Activating AMP-Activated Protein Kinase Signalings

456 views | Jul 26 2018

Jiang H et al. summarized that GSK621 inhibits human glioma cells possibly via activating AMPK signaling. This novel AMPK activator could be a novel and promising anti-glioma cell agent. [Read the Full Post]

Cucurbitacin B exerts anti-cancer activities in human multiple myeloma cells in vitro and in vivo by modulating multiple cellular pathways

653 views | Jul 25 2018

Yang T et al. indicated that CuB interferes with multiple cellular pathways in MM cells. CuB thus represents a promising therapeutic tool for the treatment of MM. [Read the Full Post]

Aberrant Notch Signaling in the Bone Marrow Microenvironment of Acute Lymphoid Leukemia Suppresses Osteoblast-Mediated Support of Hematopoietic Niche Function

1094 views | Jul 25 2018

Wang W et al. suggested that therapeutically targeting the leukemia-infiltrated hematopoietic niche may restore HSPC homeostasis and improve the outcome of ALL patients. [Read the Full Post]

Oxidative stress induces mitotic arrest by inhibiting Aurora A-involved mitotic spindle formation

576 views | Jul 24 2018

Wang GF et al. identified a mechanism by which ROS regulate mitotic progression and indicated a potential molecular target for the treatment of oxidative stress-related diseases. [Read the Full Post]

Downregulation of the PHLDA1 gene in IMR-32 neuroblastoma cells increases levels of Aurora A, TRKB and affects proteins involved in apoptosis and autophagy pathways

580 views | Jul 24 2018

Durbas M et al. showed possible links of the protein to regulation of features of mitochondria and formation of autophagosomes. [Read the Full Post]

PI3Kα isoform-dependent activation of RhoA regulates Wnt5a-induced osteosarcoma cell migration

0 views | Jul 23 2018

Zhang A et al. demonstrated that RhoA acts as the downstream of PI3K/Akt signaling (specific PI3Kα, Akt1 and Akt2 isoforms) and mediated Wnt5a-induced the migration of osteosarcoma cells. [Read the Full Post]

Inhibitor of apoptosis protein expression in glioblastomas and their in vitro and in vivo targeting by SMAC mimetic GDC-0152

450 views | Jul 23 2018

Tchoghandjian A et al. revealed for the first time that ML-IAP protein expression correlates with GBM patient survival and that its antagonist GDC-0152 improves outcome in xenografted mouse. [Read the Full Post]

The HDAC inhibitor SB939 overcomes resistance to BCR-ABL kinase Inhibitors conferred by the BIM deletion polymorphism in chronic myeloid leukemia

781 views | Jul 22 2018

Rauzan M et al. demonstrated that SB939 overcomes BIM deletion polymorphism-induced TKI resistance, and suggest that SB939 may be useful in treating CML patients with BIM deletion-associated TKI resistance. [Read the Full Post]

Therapeutic fetal-globin inducers reduce transcriptional repression in hemoglobinopathy erythroid progenitors through distinct mechanisms

731 views | Jul 22 2018

Dai Y et al. identified clinical-stage oral therapeutics which inhibit or displace major co-repressors of γ-globin gene transcription and may suggest a rationale for combination therapy to produce enhanced efficacy. [Read the Full Post]