Blog of Signaling Pathways

No preclinical rationale for IGF1R directed therapy in chondrosarcoma of bone

867 views | Jan 06 2018

Peterse EF et al. indicated that the IGF pathway is not essential for chondrosarcoma growth, migration or chemoresistance. [Read the Full Post]

Repurposing auranofin for the treatment of cutaneous staphylococcal infections

733 views | Jan 06 2018

Thangamani S et al. supported that auranofin has potential to be repurposed as a topical antimicrobial agent for the treatment of staphylococcal skin and wound infections. [Read the Full Post]

Blocking EZH2 methylation transferase activity by GSK126 decreases stem cell-like myeloma cells

1190 views | Jan 05 2018

Zeng D et al. suggested that EZH2 inactivation by GSK126 is effective in killing MM cells and CSCs as a single agent or in combination with bortezomib. Clinical trial of GSK126 in patients with MM may be warranted. [Read the Full Post]

Identification of mouse cathepsin K structural elements that regulate the potency of odanacatib

670 views | Jan 05 2018

Law S et al. determined and compared the structures of inhibitor-free mouse CatK (mCatK), hCatK and ODN bound to hCatK. [Read the Full Post]

Development of a test that measures real-time HER2 signaling function in live breast cancer cell lines and primary cells

644 views | Jan 04 2018

Measurement of HER2 signaling activity in the tumor cells of breast cancer patients is a feasible approach to explore as a biomarker to identify HER2-driven cancers not currently diagnosable with genomic techniques. [Read the Full Post]

Extracellular heat shock protein 90α mediates HDM-induced bronchial epithelial barrier dysfunction by activating RhoA/MLC signaling

1168 views | Jan 04 2018

Dong HM et al. suggested that eHsp90α is a potential therapeutic target for treatment of asthma. [Read the Full Post]

Acetylation of p53 Protein at Lysine 120 Up-regulates Apaf-1 Protein and Sensitizes the Mitochondrial Apoptotic Pathway

0 views | Jan 03 2018

Yun T et al. induced p53 acetylation at lysine 120, which in turn enhances mitochondrion-mediated apoptosis through transcriptional up-regulation of Apaf-1. [Read the Full Post]

Insulin receptor substrate 1 is a substrate of the Pim protein kinases

864 views | Jan 03 2018

Song JH et al. demonstrated that IRS1S1101 is a novel substrate for the Pim kinases and provide a novel marker for evaluation of Pim inhibitor therapy. [Read the Full Post]

Sunitinib Treatment Enhances Metastasis of Innately Drug-Resistant Breast Tumors

0 views | Jan 02 2018

Wragg JW et al. unravel specific features of antiangiogenic resistance, with potential therapeutic implications. [Read the Full Post]


658 views | Jan 02 2018

Liu TY et al. revealed the first evidence that Nur77 was an important modulator in microglia function that associated with microglia-mediated dopaminergic neurotoxicity, and thus modulation of Nur77 may represent a potential novel target for treatment for neurodegenerative disease. [Read the Full Post]

Noninvasive Bioluminescence Imaging of AKT Kinase Activity in Subcutaneous and Orthotopic NSCLC Xenografts: Correlation of AKT Activity with Tumor Growth Kinetics

802 views | Jan 01 2018

Suchowski K et al. demonstrated that BAR can be applied to study drug dosing, drug combinations, and treatment efficacy in orthotopic mouse lung tumor models. [Read the Full Post]

Adaptive and Acquired Resistance to EGFR Inhibitors Converge on the MAPK Pathway

1112 views | Jan 01 2018

Ma P et al. demonstrated that adaptive and acquired resistance to EGFR inhibitors can converge on the same pathway and credential cotargeting EGFR and MAPK as a promising therapeutic approach in EGFR mutant tumors. [Read the Full Post]

Cathelicidin-WA Improves Intestinal Epithelial Barrier Function and Enhances Host Defense against Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 Infection

600 views | Dec 31 2017

Yi H et al. showed that CWA attenuated EHEC-induced inflammation, intestinal epithelial barrier damage, and microbiota disruption in the intestine of mice, suggesting that CWA may be an effective therapy for many intestinal diseases. [Read the Full Post]

Tyrosine receptor kinase B is a drug target in astrocytomas

2610 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

1391 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

1334 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.

1042 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.

986 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

589 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

647 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]