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Transmembrane protein 88 attenuates liver fibrosis by promoting apoptosis and reversion of activated hepatic stellate cells

1412 views | Jun 13 2017

Cai SP et al. found that Tmem88 played an important role in HSCs activation, proliferation and apoptosis, and Tmem88 expression might be modulated by Dnmt3a. [Read the Full Post]

Exosomes derived from HCC cells induce sorafenib resistance in hepatocellular carcinoma both in vivo and in vitro

783 views | Jun 13 2017

Qu Z et al. found the important role of HCC cell-derived exosomes in the drug resistance of liver cancer cells and demonstrate the intrinsic interaction between exosomes and their targeted tumor cells. [Read the Full Post]

PRRT2 inhibits the proliferation of glioma cells by modulating unfolded protein response pathway

1549 views | Jun 12 2017

Bi G et al. found that PRRT2 as a tumor suppressor in glioma and provide a promising target for potential therapeutic intervention. [Read the Full Post]

DDX17 nucleocytoplasmic shuttling promotes acquired gefitinib resistance in non-small cell lung cancer cells via activation of β-catenin

2579 views | Jun 12 2017

Li K et al. revealed a novel and important mechanism by which DDX17 contributes to acquired gefitinib resistance through exportin/importin-dependent cytoplasmic shuttling and followed by activation of β-catenin, and DDX17 inhibition may be a promising strategy to overcome acquired resistance of gefitinib in NSCLC patients. [Read the Full Post]

Metformin and gefitinib cooperate to inhibit bladder cancer growth via both AMPK and EGFR pathways joining at Akt and Erk

1423 views | Jun 11 2017

Peng M, et al. found these two drugs may be an excellent combination for the treatment of bladder cancer through intravesical instillation. [Read the Full Post]

Adipocyte-specific CD1d-deficiency mitigates diet-induced obesity and insulin resistance in mice

2468 views | Jun 11 2017

Satoh M et al. indicated that interactions between NKT cells and CD1d-expressing adipocytes producing endogenous NKT cell ligands play a critical role in the induction of inflammation and functional modulation of adipose tissue that leads to obesity. [Read the Full Post]

miRNA-106a directly targeting RARB associates with the expression of Na(+)/I(-) symporter in thyroid cancer by regulating MAPK signaling pathway

828 views | Jun 10 2017

Shen CT et al. provided new strategies for the diagnosis and treatment in radioiodine-refractory differentiated thyroid carcinoma. [Read the Full Post]

Registered report: Systematic identification of genomic markers of drug sensitivity in cancer cells

1347 views | Jun 10 2017

Vanden Heuvel JP et al. found that cancer Biology is a collaboration between the Center for Open Science and Science Exchange, and the results of the replications will be published by eLife. [Read the Full Post]

Combretastatin A-1 phosphate, a microtubule inhibitor, acts on both hepatocellular carcinoma cells and tumor-associated macrophages by inhibiting the Wnt/β-catenin pathway

1087 views | Jun 09 2017

Mao J et al. indicated that CA1P has great potential to impact both cancer cells and the microenvironment. [Read the Full Post]

Cyclin D1 depletion induces DNA damage in mantle cell lymphoma lines

824 views | Jun 09 2017

Mohanty S et al. had an important implication for CCND1 as a potential therapeutic target in MCL patients who are refractory to standard chemotherapy. [Read the Full Post]

Inhibition of green tea polyphenol EGCG((-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate) on the proliferation of gastric cancer cells by suppressing canonical wnt/β-catenin signalling pathway

1423 views | Jun 08 2017

Yang C et al. established that EGCG suppressed gastric cancer cell proliferation and demonstrate that this inhibitory effect is related to canonical Wnt/β-catenin signalling. [Read the Full Post]

NEDD4L Protein Catalyzes Ubiquitination of PIK3CA Protein and Regulates PI3K-AKT Signaling.

1269 views | Jun 08 2017

Wang Z et al. proposed that NEDD4L negatively regulates PIK3CA protein levels via ubiquitination and is required for the maintenance of PI3K-AKT signaling pathway. [Read the Full Post]

Nek2A/SuFu feedback loop regulates Gli-mediated Hedgehog signaling pathway

0 views | Jun 07 2017

Zhou F et al. uncovered one of the mechanisms by which Nek2A acts as a modulator of the Hh signaling pathway in the context of a novel negative-feedback loop, which may offer new insights into Gli-mediated Hh signaling regulation in development and human diseases. [Read the Full Post]

MiR-335 regulates the chemo-radioresistance of small cell lung cancer cells by targeting PARP-1

845 views | Jun 07 2017

Luo Y et al.found that miR-335 may serve as a critical regulator of chemo-radiotherapy resistance in SCLC and a new potential therapeutic target. [Read the Full Post]

Reversal of dabigatran effects in models of thrombin generation and hemostasis by factor VIIa and prothrombin complex concentrate

0 views | Jun 06 2017

Hoffman M et al. found that a cell-based model reflects the effects on thrombin generation of clinically relevant levels of FVIIa and PCC in the presence of dabigatran. [Read the Full Post]

Exosomes derived from platelet-rich plasma promote the re-epithelization of chronic cutaneous wounds via activation of YAP in a diabetic rat model

2381 views | Jun 06 2017

Guo SC et al. provided evidence of the probable molecular mechanisms underlying the PRP effect on healing of chronic ulcers and describe a promising resource of growth factors from exosomes without species restriction. [Read the Full Post]

A repurposing strategy for Hsp90 inhibitors demonstrates their potency against filarial nematodes

0 views | Jun 05 2017

Gillan V et al. provided proof of principle that the repurposing of currently available Hsp90 inhibitors may have potential for the development of novel agents with macrofilaricidal properties. [Read the Full Post]

An RNA interference screen identifies new avenues for nephroprotection

0 views | Jun 05 2017

Zynda ER et al. found new light on the mechanisms of stress response in mammalian cells, and open new avenues to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with renal injury. [Read the Full Post]

The antitumor toxin CD437 is a direct inhibitor of DNA polymerase α

2641 views | Jun 04 2017

Han T et al. found that CD437 is a retinoid-like small molecule that selectively induces apoptosis in cancer cells, but not in normal cells, through an unknown mechanism. [Read the Full Post]

The gender differences in the inhibitory action of UVB-induced melanocyte activation by the administration of tranexamic acid

0 views | Jun 04 2017

Hiramoto K et al. suggested that the suppression by tranexamic acid of the UVB-induced melanocyte activation (UVB sensitivity) is stronger in female mice than in male mice and that female hormones and β-endorphin play an important role in this sex difference. [Read the Full Post]