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Autophagy prevention sensitizes AKTi-1/2-induced anti-hepatocellular carcinoma cell activity in vitro and in vivo

0 views | Nov 30 2017

Zhang Q et al. demonstrated that autophagy activation serves as a main resistance factor of AKTi-1/2 in HCC cells. Autophagy prevention therefore sensitizes AKTi-1/2-induced anti-HCC activity in vitro and in vivo. [Read the Full Post]

HSP90 activity is required for MLKL oligomerisation and membrane translocation and the induction of necroptotic cell death

1175 views | Nov 29 2017

Jacobsen AV et al. implicated HSP90 as a modulator of necroptosis at the level of MLKL, a function that complements HSP90's previously demonstrated modulation of the upstream necroptosis effector kinases, RIPK1 and RIPK3. [Read the Full Post]

Autophagy prevention sensitizes AKTi-1/2-induced anti-hepatocellular carcinoma cell activity in vitro and in vivo

757 views | Nov 29 2017

Zhang Q et al. demonstrate that autophagy activation serves as a main resistance factor of AKTi-1/2 in HCC cells. [Read the Full Post]

Integrative Network Analysis Combined with Quantitative Phosphoproteomics Reveals Transforming Growth Factor-beta Receptor type-2 (TGFBR2) as a Novel Regulator of Glioblastoma Stem Cell Properties

809 views | Nov 28 2017

Narushima Y et al. indicated that transforming growth factor-β receptor type-2 could play an important role as a novel cell fate determinant in glioblastoma stem cell regulation. [Read the Full Post]

Activation of anaphase-promoting complex by p53 induces a state of dormancy in cancer cells against chemotherapeutic stress

1025 views | Nov 28 2017

Dai Y et al. provided a mechanism to unravel cancer cell dormancy and reactivation of the cancer cell population. [Read the Full Post]

The BET inhibitor OTX015 reactivates latent HIV-1 through P-TEFb

632 views | Nov 27 2017

Lu P et al. suggested that the BET inhibitor OTX015 may be a candidate for anti-HIV-1-latency therapies. [Read the Full Post]

Complex Roles of Annexin A2 in Host Blood-Brain Barrier Invasion by Cryptococcus neoformans

844 views | Nov 27 2017

Fang W et al. indicated that AnxA2 played complex roles in traversal of C. neoformans across host BMECs, which might be dependent on downstream cofilin to inhibit fungal adhesion but rely on its partner S100A10 to promote cryptococcal transcytosis. [Read the Full Post]

MicroRNA-520e suppresses non-small-cell lung cancer cell growth by targeting Zbtb7a-mediated Wnt signaling pathway

985 views | Nov 26 2017

Zhijun Z et al. indicated that overexpressing miR-520e is involved in regulating the NSCLC cell growth, invasion and migration by targeting Zbtb7a partly depending on Wnt signaling. [Read the Full Post]

Kinome Profiling Identifies Druggable Targets for Novel Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) Antivirals

599 views | Nov 26 2017

Arend KC et al. showed the utility of MIB-MS kinome profiling for identifying existing kinase inhibitors that can potentially be repurposed as novel antiviral drugs. [Read the Full Post]

Hedgehog pathway is involved in nitidine chloride induced inhibition of epithelial-mesenchymal transition and cancer stem cells-like properties in breast cancer cells

1089 views | Nov 25 2017

Sun M et al. suggested that NC may be a potential anticancer agent for breast cancer. [Read the Full Post]

The HSP90 inhibitor XL888 overcomes BRAF inhibitor resistance mediated through diverse mechanisms

1399 views | Nov 25 2017

Paraiso KH et al.showed that HSP90 inhibition may be a highly effective strategy at managing the diverse array of resistance mechanisms being reported to BRAF inhibitors and appears to be more effective at restoring BIM expression and downregulating Mcl-1 expression than combined MEK/PI3K inhibitor therapy. [Read the Full Post]

Hsp90β promoted endothelial cell-dependent tumor angiogenesis in hepatocellular carcinoma

1188 views | Nov 24 2017

Meng J et al. investigated the correlation between Hsp90β expression and CD31+ endothelial cell-dependent vessel density. [Read the Full Post]

Photodynamic therapy activated STAT3 associated pathways: Targeting intrinsic apoptotic pathways to increase PDT efficacy in human squamous carcinoma cells

1341 views | Nov 23 2017

Qiao L et al. confirmed that 5-ALA-PDT might be an effective treatment for human squamous carcinoma by inhibiting the tumor cell A431growth and for the first time demonstrated that the expression of STAT3 was significantly reduced at 24h after 5-ALA-PDT treatment. [Read the Full Post]

Hyperinsulinemia enhances interleukin-17-induced inflammation to promote prostate cancer development in obese mice through inhibiting glycogen synthase kinase 3-mediated phosphorylation and degradation of interleukin-17 receptor

700 views | Nov 23 2017

Liu S et al.revealed a mechanism underlying the intensified inflammation in obesity and obesity-associated development of aggressive prostate cancer, suggesting that targeting GSK3 may be a potential therapeutic approach to suppress IL-17-mediated inflammation in the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer, particularly in obese men. [Read the Full Post]

Synergistic Cytotoxicity of Melatonin and New-generation Anticancer Drugs Against Leukemia Lymphocytes But Not Normal Lymphocytes

1082 views | Nov 22 2017

Zhelev Z et al. suggested that melatonin is a promising supplementary component in chemotherapy which allows the therapeutic doses of anticancer drugs to be reduced, minimizing their side-effects. [Read the Full Post]

Tissue-specific variation in nonsense mutant transcript level and drug-induced read-through efficiency in the Cln1(R151X) mouse model of INC

585 views | Nov 22 2017

Thada V et al. identified a new challenge/hurdle for read-through drug therapy: variable efficiency of read-through therapy in the different tissues/organs because of tissue-specific variations in nonsense mutant transcript levels. [Read the Full Post]

Amplification of EGFR Wild-Type Alleles in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Cells Confers Acquired Resistance to Mutation-Selective EGFR Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors

0 views | Nov 21 2017

Nukaga S et al. provided evidence of wild-type allele-mediated resistance, a novel concept of acquired resistance in response to mutation-selective inhibitor therapy in cancer treatment. [Read the Full Post]

Inhibition of the Pentose-phosphate Pathway Selectively Sensitizes Leukemia Lymphocytes to Chemotherapeutics by ROS-independent Mechanism

1019 views | Nov 21 2017

Zhelev Z et al. suggested that 6-ANA could be used as a supplementary component in anticancer chemotherapy, and would allows therapeutic doses of anticancer drugs to be reduced, thereby minimizing their side-effects. [Read the Full Post]

An Optimized Chromatographic Strategy for Multiplexing In Parallel Reaction Monitoring Mass Spectrometry: Insights from Quantitation of Activated Kinases

555 views | Nov 20 2017

Urisman A et al. obtained from these analyses reveal compensatory activation of TGF-β family receptors as a response to MAPK blockade. The gains achieved using this label-free PRM multiplexing strategy will benefit a wide array of biological applications. [Read the Full Post]

WEE1 inhibition targets cell cycle checkpoints for triple negative breast cancers to overcome cisplatin resistance

681 views | Nov 19 2017

demonstrated that combined cisplatin treatment and WEE1 inhibition synergistically inhibits xenograft cancer growth accompanied by markedly reduced expression of TNBC signature genes. Thus targeting DNA replication and G2-M cell cycle checkpoint simultaneously by cisplatin and WEE1 inhibition is promising for TNBCs treatment, and for overcoming their cisplatin resistance. [Read the Full Post]