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Phosphorylation of the RNA-binding protein Dazl by MAPKAP kinase 2 regulates spermatogenesis

0 views | Aug 18 2017

Williams PA et al. suggested that signaling by the p38-MK2 pathway is a negative regulator of spermatogenesis via phosphorylation of Dazl. [Read the Full Post]

Interleukin 6 induces cell proliferation of clear cell renal cell carcinoma by suppressing hepaCAM via the STAT3-dependent up-regulation of DNMT1 or DNMT3b

1290 views | Aug 17 2017

Quan Z et al. provided a novel signal pathway regulating cell proliferation, potentially representing a therapeutic target for RCC. [Read the Full Post]

Cholesterol Synthetase DHCR24 Induced by Insulin Aggravates Cancer Invasion and Progesterone Resistance in Endometrial Carcinoma

1290 views | Aug 17 2017

Dai M et al. demonstrated for the first time the crucial role of the insulin/STAT3/DHCR24/PGR axis in the progression of EC by modulating the metastasis and progesterone response, which could serve as potential therapeutic targets for the treatment of EC with progesterone receptor loss. [Read the Full Post]

An FGFR inhibitor converts the tumor promoting effect of TGF-β by the induction of fibroblast-associated genes of hepatoma cells

2482 views | Aug 16 2017

Zhang HR et al. indicated that FGFR inhibitor treatment converts the effect of TGF-β on the hepatocellular carcinoma cells from tumor promotion into tumor inhibition by enhancing the induction effect of TGF-β on some fibroblast-associated genes. Converting human liver cancer cells into less malignant fibroblast-like cells and inducing tumor parenchyma cell fibrosis provides an alternative strategy for limiting tumor progression. [Read the Full Post]

Lipopolysaccharide increases IL-6 secretion via activation of the ERK1/2 signaling pathway to up-regulate RANKL gene expression in MLO-Y4 cells

1260 views | Aug 16 2017

Yu K et al. indicated that LPS up-regulates osteocyte expression of RANKL and IL-6, and the increased RANKL is associated with the up-regulation of IL-6, which involves the ERK1/2 pathway. [Read the Full Post]

Cell Death Induction by the Indirubin Derivative 7BIO and the BH3 Mimetic Drugs ABT-737 and GX15-070 in Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma Cells

1988 views | Aug 15 2017

Broecker-Preuss M et al. showed that although the exact kind of cell death and target molecules of 7BIO and GX15-070 are not yet defined, direct induction of cell death may be a new therapeutic option in medullary thyroid carcinoma cells. [Read the Full Post]

Akt Activation Mediates Acquired Resistance to Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor Inhibitor BGJ398

1178 views | Aug 15 2017

Datta J et al. suggested a role for Akt pathway in mediating acquired resistance to FGFR inhibition. [Read the Full Post]

Nuclear PTEN interferes with binding of Ku70 at double-strand breaks through post-translational poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation

739 views | Aug 14 2017

Guan J, et al. provided contributes to understanding the effect of PTEN in repair of DSB and using defined anti-tumor DSB drugs to treat tumor cells with aberrant PTEN. [Read the Full Post]

A novel sgRNA selection system for CRISPR-Cas9 in mammalian cells

2095 views | Aug 14 2017

Zhang H et al. provided a potential application to optimize the sgRNAs in different species and to generate a powerful CRISPR-Cas9 genome-wide screening system with minimum amounts of sgRNAs. [Read the Full Post]

Translationally controlled tumour protein TCTP is induced early in human colorectal tumours and contributes to the resistance of HCT116 colon cancer cells to 5-FU and oxaliplatin

779 views | Aug 13 2017

Wu J et al. indicated that TCTP might be suitable as a biomarker and that combinatorial treatment using 5-FU/oxaliplatin, together with mTOR kinase inhibitors, could be a route to preventing the development of resistance to these drugs. [Read the Full Post]

Preclinical evaluation of potential therapeutic targets in dedifferentiated liposarcoma

1016 views | Aug 13 2017

Hanes R et al. indicated that FGFR inhibitors have therapeutic potential in the treatment of DDLPS with amplified FRS2. [Read the Full Post]

Lenalidomide, Thalidomide, and Pomalidomide Reactivate the Epstein-Barr Virus Lytic Cycle through Phosphoinositide 3-Kinase Signaling and Ikaros Expression

0 views | Aug 12 2017

Jones RJ et al. concluded LTP may reactivate EBV-positive resting memory B cells thereby enhancing EBV lytic cycle and host immune suppression [Read the Full Post]

mTOR inhibition sensitizes human hepatocellular carcinoma cells to resminostat.

0 views | Aug 12 2017

Peng X et al. suggested that mTOR could be a primary resistance factor of resminostat. [Read the Full Post]

Assessment of the chemotherapeutic potential of a new camptothecin derivative, ZBH-1205

0 views | Aug 11 2017

Wu D, et al. found that ZBH-1205 is a promising chemotherapeutic agent to be further assessed in large-scale clinical trials. [Read the Full Post]

PI3K Inhibitors Synergize with FGFR Inhibitors to Enhance Antitumor Responses in FGFR2mutant Endometrial Cancers

0 views | Aug 10 2017

Packer L et al. provided evidence that subtherapeutic doses of PI3K inhibitors enhance the efficacy of anti-FGFR therapies, and a combination therapy may represent a superior therapeutic treatment in patients with FGFR2mutant endometrial cancer. [Read the Full Post]

ZFX Facilitates Cell Proliferation and Imatinib Resistance in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Cells

1108 views | Aug 10 2017

Jingjing Wu et al. suggested that ZFX is a novel oncogene promoting cell proliferation and inducing imatinib resistance via PI3K/Akt signaling pathway. ZFX may represent a potential therapeutic target in CML. [Read the Full Post]

THZ1 targeting CDK7 suppresses STAT transcriptional activity and sensitizes T-cell lymphomas to BCL2 inhibitors

1493 views | Aug 09 2017

Cayrol F et al. indicated the combination of THZ1 and the BH3 mimetic obatoclax improves lymphoma growth control in a primary PTCL ex vivo culture and in two STAT3-mutant PTCL xenografts, delineating a potential targeted agent-based therapeutic option for these patients. [Read the Full Post]

BRG1 targeting STAT3/VEGFC signaling regulates lymphangiogenesis in colorectal cancer

1088 views | Aug 09 2017

Zhu X et al. demonstration of the important roles of the BRG1/STAT3/VEGFC in tumor-associated lymphangiogenesis might lead to the discovery of novel therapeutic targets in the treatment of cancers with BRG1 loss of function. [Read the Full Post]

EZH2 promotes cell migration and invasion but not alters cell proliferation by suppressing E-cadherin, partly through association with MALAT-1 in pancreatic cancer

627 views | Aug 08 2017

Han T et al. suggested that EZH2 is recruited to the E-cadherin promoter by the long non-coding RNA, MALAT-1 (metastasis associated in lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1), where it represses E-cadherin expression. Our results show that EZH2-based therapies may be an option for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. [Read the Full Post]

Analysis of a cAMP regulated coactivator family reveals an alternative phosphorylation motif for AMPK family members

1153 views | Aug 08 2017

Sonntag T et al. suggested that the regulation of cellular targets by AMPK family members is more extensive than previously appreciated. [Read the Full Post]