Blog of Signaling Pathways

Canonical hedgehog signalling regulates hepatic stellate cell-mediated angiogenesis in liver fibrosis

1343 views | Oct 16 2017

Zhang F et al. provided evidence that the canonical hedgehog pathway controlled HSC-mediated liver angiogenesis. Selective inhibition of HSC hedgehog signalling could be a promising therapeutic approach for hepatic fibrosis. [Read the Full Post]

Resistance Mechanism against Trastuzumab in HER2-Positive Cancer Cells and Its Negation by Src Inhibition

1074 views | Oct 16 2017

Jin MH et al. suggested that Src inhibition may be an effective measure to overcome trastuzumab resistance in HER2-positive cancer. [Read the Full Post]

Improved fluorescence assays to measure the defects associated with F508del-CFTR allow identification of new active compounds

0 views | Oct 15 2017

Langron E et al. showed that most known potentiators have a negative influence on F508del-CFTR biogenesis/stability, which means membrane exposure needs to be monitored early during the development of drugs targeting CFTR. The combined use of the two fluorescence assays described here provides a useful tool for the identification of improved potentiators and correctors. The assays could also prove useful for basic scientific investigations on F508del-CFTR, and other CF-causing mutations. [Read the Full Post]

Mechanistic Approaches to Improve Correction of the Most Common Disease-Causing Mutation in Cystic Fibrosis

631 views | Oct 14 2017

Bali V et al. emphasized that stabilization of ΔF508 CFTR band B in the ER might improve its functional rescue by Orkambi. [Read the Full Post]

The Tumor-Associated Glycosyltransferase ST6Gal-I Regulates Stem Cell Transcription Factors and Confers a Cancer Stem Cell Phenotype

841 views | Oct 14 2017

Schultz MJ et al. found that ST6Gal-I induced expression of the key tumor-promoting transcription factors, Sox9 and Slug [Read the Full Post]

Protective effect of necrostatin-1 on myocardial tissue in rats with acute myocardial infarction

0 views | Oct 13 2017

Liu YR et al. found that necrostatin-1 can inhibit myocardial tissue apoptosis and necrosis in acute myocardial infarct rats and has a protective effect on myocardial tissue. [Read the Full Post]

Antagonizing Integrin β3 Increases Immunosuppression in Cancer

630 views | Oct 13 2017

Su X et al. suggest that effects of integrin β3 therapies on immune cells should be considered to improve outcomes. [Read the Full Post]

Expression and clinical significance of Wee1 in colorectal cancer

0 views | Oct 12 2017

Egeland EV et al. indicated that other tumor types might be better suited for further development of Wee1 inhibitors. [Read the Full Post]

Isocitrate Dehydrogenase Mutations Confer Dasatinib Hypersensitivity and SRC Dependence in Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma

0 views | Oct 12 2017

Saha SK et al. provided a systematic and broadly applicable approach to define targets of kinase inhibitors underlying drug responsiveness. [Read the Full Post]

SP600125 enhances the anti-apoptotic capacity and migration of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells treated with tumor necrosis factor-α

855 views | Oct 11 2017

Wei B et al. suggested that SP600125 is of potential use in promoting the regeneration of bone and cartilage in OA and RA. [Read the Full Post]

miR-137 suppresses tumor growth of malignant melanoma by targeting aurora kinase A

0 views | Oct 11 2017

Chang X et al. reveal that miR-137 functions as a tumor suppressor by targeting AURKA, providing new insights into investigation of therapeutic strategies against malignant melanoma. [Read the Full Post]

Effects of bavachin and its regulation of melanin synthesis in A375 cells

0 views | Oct 10 2017

Wang JH, et al. found that bavachin inhibited the synthesis of melanin on A375 cells by inhibiting the protein and mRNA expression of TYR, TRP-1, TRP-2, ERK1, ERK2 andJNK2. [Read the Full Post]

Regulation of the Nampt-mediated NAD salvage pathway and its therapeutic implications in pancreatic cancer

671 views | Oct 10 2017

Ju HQ et al. suggested that Nampt inhibition may override gemcitabine resistance by decreasing the NAD level and suppressing glycolytic activity, warranting further clinical investigation for pancreatic cancer treatment. [Read the Full Post]

Nucleoside Inhibitors of Zika Virus

0 views | Oct 09 2017

Eyer L, et al. suggested that these compounds might represent promising lead candidates for further development of specific antivirals against ZIKV. [Read the Full Post]

Nucleoside Inhibitors of Zika Virus

0 views | Oct 09 2017

Eyer L, et al. suggested that these compounds might represent promising lead candidates for further development of specific antivirals against ZIKV. [Read the Full Post]

Epithelial-mesenchymal transition confers resistance to selective FGFR inhibitors in SNU-16 gastric cancer cells

2975 views | Oct 09 2017

Grygielewicz P et al. provide experimental evidence that EMT-mediated resistance might emerge in gastric cancer patients following treatment with FGFR inhibitors, and mubritinib or AUY922 treatment may be an alternative therapeutic strategy for these patients. [Read the Full Post]

Diverse, Biologically Relevant, and Targetable Gene Rearrangements in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer and Other Malignancies

1184 views | Oct 08 2017

Shaver TM et al. identified a diverse array of novel and known hybrid transcripts, including rearrangements between noncoding regions and clinically relevant genes such as ALK, CSF1R, and CD274/PD-L1 The over 1,000 genetic alterations we identified highlight the importance of considering noncoding gene rearrangement partners, and the targetable gene fusions identified in TNBC demonstrate the need to advance gene fusion detection for molecularly heterogeneous cancers. [Read the Full Post]

Shh mediates PDGF-induced contractile-to-synthetic phenotypic modulation in vascular smooth muscle cells through regulation of KLF4

0 views | Oct 08 2017

Zeng Q et al. provided critical insights into the newly discovered role of Shh in phenotypic modulation of VSMCs which depends on KLF4. [Read the Full Post]

Tetrandrine has anti-adipogenic effect on 3T3-L1 preadipocytes through the reduced expression and/or phosphorylation levels of C/EBP-α, PPAR-γ, FAS, perilipin A, and STAT-3

672 views | Oct 07 2017

Jang BC et al. show that tetrandrine has strong anti-adipogenic effect on 3T3-L1 preadipocytes and the effect is largely attributable to the reduced expression and/or phosphorylation levels of C/EBP-α, PPAR-γ, FAS, perilipin A, and STAT-3. [Read the Full Post]

MEK inhibitor CI-1040 induces apoptosis in acute myeloid leukemia cells in vitro

581 views | Oct 07 2017

Wei CR et al. demonstrated that CI-1040 induce apoptosis of U-937 cells and might be a new therapeutic option for the treatment of AML. [Read the Full Post]