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Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Mutation Enhances Expression of Cadherin-5 in Lung Cancer Cells

0 views | May 06 2017

Hung MS et al. provided an insight into the association of mutant EGFR and CDH5 expression in lung cancer and aid further development of target therapy for NSCLC in the future. [Read the Full Post]

The role of PDGF-B/TGF-β1/neprilysin network in regulating endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition in pulmonary artery remodeling

0 views | May 06 2017

Song S et al. identified a novel mechanism to reveal the formation of EndoMT in PAH, and implied that imatinib may serve as a new therapeutic approach for treatment of the third cardiovascular disease. [Read the Full Post]

GLI inhibitor GANT61 kills melanoma cells and acts in synergy with obatoclax

0 views | May 05 2017

Vlčková K et al. found that GANT61 treatment might become a hopeful and effective anti-melanoma targeted therapy, especially when combined with the BCL2 family inhibitor obatoclax. [Read the Full Post]

Induction and differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells into functional cardiomyocytes on a compartmented monolayer of gelatin nanofibers

1265 views | May 05 2017

Tang Y et al. showed that representative field potential waveforms of matured cardiac tissues with appropriate drug responses. [Read the Full Post]

Atorvastatin antagonizes the visfatin-induced expression of inflammatory mediators via the upregulation of NF-κB activation in HCAECs

868 views | May 04 2017

Shi KL et al. provided a potential use for atorvastatin and visfatin in the pathogenesis of HCAEC dysfunction. [Read the Full Post]

The apoptotic members CD95, BclxL, and Bcl-2 cooperate to promote cell migration by inducing Ca(2+) flux from the endoplasmic reticulum to mitochondria.

837 views | May 04 2017

Fouqué A et al. revealed a novel molecular mechanism controlled by BclxL to promote cancer cell migration. [Read the Full Post]

MEK-ERK inhibition potentiates WAY-600-induced anti-cancer efficiency in preclinical hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) models

1212 views | May 03 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]

Receptor for Activated C Kinase 1 (RACK1) Promotes Dishevelled Protein Degradation via Autophagy and Antagonizes Wnt Signaling.

1332 views | May 02 2017

Cheng M et al reported that receptor for activated C kinase 1 (RACK1) negatively regulates Dishevelled stability and Wnt signaling. RACK1 interacts with Dvl proteins and promotes their lysosomal degradation, and this effect is enhanced by autophagy induction. RACK1 also interacts with LC3 and enhances the association of LC3 with Dvl2, thereby leading to degradation of Dvl proteins through autophagy. These findings reveal a novel regulatory function of RACK1 in Wnt signaling by modulating Dvl stability. [Read the Full Post]

The small-molecule IAP antagonist AT406 inhibits pancreatic cancer cells in vitro and in vivo

0 views | May 02 2017

Jiang Y et al. suggested that AT406 could be further evaluated as a promising anti-pancreatic cancer agent. [Read the Full Post]

Inhibitory effects of SRT1720 on the apoptosis of rabbit chondrocytes by activating SIRT1 via p53/bax and NF-κB/PGC-1α pathways

1505 views | May 02 2017

Liu B et al. suggested that SRT1720 inhibits chondrocyte apoptosis by activating the expression of SIRT1 via p53/bax and NF-κB/PGC-1α pathways. [Read the Full Post]

Uroguanylin modulates (Na(+)+K(+))ATPase in a proximal tubule cell line: Interactions among the cGMP/protein kinase G, cAMP/protein kinase A, and mTOR pathways.

1175 views | May 01 2017

Arnaud-Batista FJ et al suggested that the molecular mechanism of action of UGN on sodium reabsorption in PT cells is more complex than previously thought. We propose that PKG-dependent activation of PKA leads to the inhibition of the mTORC2/PKB/mTORC1/S6K pathway, an important signaling pathway involved in the maintenance of the PT sodium pump expression and activity. [Read the Full Post]

The histone deacetylase inhibitor PCI-24781 as a putative radiosensitizer in pediatric glioblastoma cell lines

0 views | May 01 2017

de Andrade PV et al demonstrate that HDACi PCI-24781 has a radiosensitizing profile that compromises the repair of double-strand DNA breaks in cells of pediatric GBM treated with radiotherapy. [Read the Full Post]

Fast and Efficient Transfection of Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells Using Non-Viral Reagents

1426 views | Apr 30 2017

Tamm C et al. found that simplified and highly efficient transfection method will be valuable for both basic research and high-throughput applications. [Read the Full Post]

Function of AURKA protein kinase in the formation of vasculogenic mimicry in triple-negative breast cancer stem cells

2714 views | Apr 30 2017

Liu Y et al. suggested that AURKA protein kinase is involved in VM formation of CSCs and may become a new treatment target in suppressing VM and metastasis of breast cancer. [Read the Full Post]

The role of PDGF-B/TGF-β1/neprilysin network in regulating endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition in pulmonary artery remodeling

1210 views | Apr 29 2017

Song S et al. identified a novel mechanism to reveal the formation of EndoMT in PAH, and imply that imatinib may serve as a new therapeutic approach for treatment of the third cardiovascular disease. [Read the Full Post]

Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Mutation Enhances Expression of Cadherin-5 in Lung Cancer Cells

1282 views | Apr 29 2017

Hung MS et al. provided an insight into the association of mutant EGFR and CDH5 expression in lung cancer and aid further development of target therapy for NSCLC in the future. [Read the Full Post]

Cell alignment induced by anisotropic electrospun fibrous scaffolds alone has limited effect on cardiomyocyte maturation

0 views | Apr 28 2017

Han J et al suggested that electrospun anisotropic fibrous scaffolds, as a single method, have limited effect on improving the maturation of hPSC-CMs. [Read the Full Post]

Induction and differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells into functional cardiomyocytes on a compartmented monolayer of gelatin nanofibers

1000 views | Apr 28 2017

Tang Y et al. found that representative field potential waveforms of matured cardiac tissues with appropriate drug responses. [Read the Full Post]

The apoptotic members CD95, BclxL, and Bcl-2 cooperate to promote cell migration by inducing Ca(2+) flux from the endoplasmic reticulum to mitochondria

801 views | Apr 27 2017

Fouqué A et al. revealed a novel molecular mechanism controlled by BclxL to promote cancer cell migration and supports the use of BH3 mimetics as therapeutic options not only to kill tumor cells but also to prevent metastatic dissemination in TNBCs. [Read the Full Post]

GLI inhibitor GANT61 kills melanoma cells and acts in synergy with obatoclax

1350 views | Apr 27 2017

Vlčková K et al. found that GANT61 treatment might become a hopeful and effective anti-melanoma targeted therapy, especially when combined with the BCL2 family inhibitor obatoclax. [Read the Full Post]