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In vitro and in vivo efficacies of inhibitors of the EGFR/MEK/ERK signaling in the treatment of alveolar echinococcosis

121 views | Jul 17 2020

Zhe Cheng et al. demonstrated the potential of EGFR-mediated signaling as a target for the development of novel anti-AE agents. [Read the Full Post]

A TLR7 agonist strengthens T and NK cell function during BRAF-targeted therapy in a preclinical melanoma model

55 views | Jul 16 2020

Lydia Bellmann found that combined BRAFi with an immune stimulating agent such as a TLR ligand could be a promising alternative approach for the treatment of melanoma. [Read the Full Post]

Phase 1 trial of carfilzomib (PR-171) in combination with vorinostat (SAHA) in patients with relapsed or refractory B-cell lymphomas

105 views | Jul 16 2020

Beata Holkova et al. showed a decrease in NF-κB activation and an increase in Bim levels in some patients, but these changes did not correlate with clinical response. [Read the Full Post]

A Global PROTAC Toolbox for Degrading BCR-ABL Overcomes Drug-Resistant Mutants and Adverse Effects

173 views | Jul 15 2020

Yiqing Yang et al. found that PROTACs showed better selectivity and less adverse effects than inhibitors, indicating that PROTACs had a great potential for overcoming clinical drug resistance and safety issues. [Read the Full Post]

Advanced bioinformatics rapidly identifies existing therapeutics for patients with coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19)

100 views | Jul 15 2020

Jason Kim et al. highlighted the potential use of two bioinformatics technologies to rapidly discover existing therapeutic agents that warranted further investigation for established and emerging disease processes. [Read the Full Post]

The BCL-2 family protein inhibitor ABT-737 as an additional tool for the treatment of EBV-associated post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders

70 views | Jul 14 2020

Aude Robert et al. suggested that the use of agents targeting BCL-2, either alone or in combination with other conventional drugs, represented a novel promising approach for post-transplant EBV-positive B lymphoproliferative disorders. [Read the Full Post]

Phosphoproteomics of short-term hedgehog signaling in human medulloblastoma cells

61 views | Jul 14 2020

Tamara Scheidt et al. provided evidence that phosphorylation triggered in response to SMO modulation dictated the localization of hedgehog pathway components within the primary cilium and affected the regulation of the SMO-SUFU-GLI axis. [Read the Full Post]

Protein Acetylation Derepresses Serotonin Synthesis to Potentiate Pancreatic Beta-Cell Function Through HDAC1-PKA-Tph1 Signaling

121 views | Jul 13 2020

Yuqing Zhang et al. highlighted a novel role of HDAC1-PKA-Tph1 signaling in governing β-cell functional compensation by derepressing serotonin synthesis. [Read the Full Post]

Lenvatinib and Sorafenib for Differentiated Thyroid Cancer After Radioactive Iodine: A Systematic Review and Economic Evaluation

125 views | Jul 13 2020

Nigel Fleeman et al.showed that compared with placebo/BSC, treatment with lenvatinib or sorafenib results in an improvement in PFS, objective tumour response rate and possibly OS, but dose modifications were required to treat AEs. [Read the Full Post]

SB203580 Protects Against Inflammatory Response and Lung Injury in a Mouse Model of lipopolysaccharide‑induced Acute Lung Injury

68 views | Jul 12 2020

Guirong Li et al. demonstrated that SB203580 protected against inflammatory responses and lung injury by inhibiting lung edema and downregulating proinflammatory mediators in LPS‑induced lung injury. [Read the Full Post]

In Vitro Assessment of the Genotoxic Hazard of Novel Hydroxamic Acid- And Benzamide-Type Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors (HDACi)

135 views | Jul 12 2020

Annabelle Friedrich et al. found that KSK64 revealed the highest genotoxic hazard and DDR stimulating potential, while TOK77 and MPK77 showed the lowest DNA damaging capacity. [Read the Full Post]

Copanlisib for the Treatment of Adults With Relapsed Follicular Lymphoma

53 views | Jul 09 2020

Massimo Magagnoli et al. found that teatment with copanlisib results in clinically relevant and durable responsed in heavily pretreated patients with relapsed or refractory FL. [Read the Full Post]

Inhibition of PI3K by Copanlisib Exerts Potent Antitumor Effects on Merkel Cell Carcinoma Cell Lines and Mouse Xenografts

50 views | Jul 09 2020

Bin Fang et al. provided compelling preclinical evidence for application of copanlisib in advanced MCC with aberrant PI3K activation for which immunotherapy was insufficient, or patients who were unsuitable for immunotherapy. [Read the Full Post]

The Dual PI3Kδ/CK1ε Inhibitor Umbralisib Exhibits Unique Immunomodulatory Effects on CLL T Cells

72 views | Jul 08 2020

Kamira Maharaj et al. suggested that the improved safety profile of umbralisib was due to its role as a dual PI3Kδ/CK1ε inhibitor that preserved Treg number and function. [Read the Full Post]

Cyclin-Dependent Kinase 4/6 Inhibitors Combined With Radiotherapy for Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer

49 views | Jul 08 2020

Ivica Ratosa et al. observed a modest increase in the rates of grade 3 or higher AEs after combined RT and CDK4/6i, with maintained efficacy of concomitant RT. [Read the Full Post]

Histone Deacetylase Inhibition Prevents the Growth of Primary and Metastatic Osteosarcoma

154 views | Jul 07 2020

Jeremy J McGuire et al. provided rationale for clinical trials in osteosarcoma patients using the approved therapies panobinostat or romidepsin. [Read the Full Post]

Discovery of Novel Dual c-Met/HDAC Inhibitors as a Promising Strategy for Cancer Therapy

95 views | Jul 07 2020

Hao Hu et al. provided an efficient strategy for discovery of multitarget antitumor drugs. [Read the Full Post]

Berzosertib Plus Gemcitabine Versus Gemcitabine Alone in Platinum-Resistant High-Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer: A Multicentre, Open-Label, Randomised, Phase 2 Trial

64 views | Jul 06 2020

Panagiotis A Konstantinopoulos et al. showed a benefit of adding berzosertib to gemcitabine in platinum-resistant high-grade serous ovarian cancer. [Read the Full Post]

Combination BET Family Protein and HDAC Inhibition Synergistically Elicits Chondrosarcoma Cell Apoptosis Through RAD51-Related DNA Damage Repair

132 views | Jul 06 2020

Songwei Huan et al. disclosed that BET and HDAC inhibition synergistically inhibited cell growth and induced cell apoptosis through a mechanism that involved the suppression of RAD51-related HR DNA repair in chondrosarcoma cells. [Read the Full Post]

The Gαh/phospholipase C-δ1 Interaction Promotes Autophagosome Degradation by Activating the Akt/mTORC1 Pathway in Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

75 views | Jul 05 2020

Hui-Yu Lin et al. demonstrated that the induction of autophagy activity or the inhibition of Akt-mTORC1 axis provided a useful strategy to combat the Gαh/PLC-δ1-driven LM of TNBC. [Read the Full Post]