Blog of Signaling Pathways

Cryo-EM reveals a novel octameric integrase structure for betaretroviral intasome function

1004 views | Jun 17 2017

Ballandras-Colas A et al. revealed a novel octameric integrase structure for betaretroviral intasome function. [Read the Full Post]

Exploiting Temporal Collateral Sensitivity in Tumor Clonal Evolution.

1304 views | Jun 17 2017

Zhao B, et al. identified new strategies to treat dynamic tumor vulnerabilities. [Read the Full Post]

Ethacrynic acid improves the antitumor effects of irreversible epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors in breast cancer

2392 views | Jun 16 2017

Liu B et al. concluded that EA synergistically enhances the antitumor effects of irreversible EGFR TKIs in breast cancer. [Read the Full Post]

Functionalized gold nanoparticles improve afatinib delivery into cancer cells

2200 views | Jun 16 2017

Coelho SC et al. found that PEGAuNPs with afatinib is a promising antitumor delivery system for cancer therapy as it improves drug efficacy, allowing a reduction in drug dose used and minimizing possible toxicity-related side effects. [Read the Full Post]

Inhibition of acquired-resistance hepatocellular carcinoma cell growth by combining sorafenib with phosphoinositide 3-kinase and rat sarcoma inhibitor

823 views | Jun 15 2017

Wu CH et al. found that both inhibitors of PI3K/mTOR and RAS/ERK signaling are potentially effective antihepatocellular carcinoma drugs especially in treating sorafenib-resistant hepatocellular carcinoma. [Read the Full Post]

A role of KIT receptor signaling for proliferation and differentiation of rat stem Leydig cells in vitro

2307 views | Jun 15 2017

Liu S et al. found KITL is a growth factor that regulates the development of the stem Leydig cell. [Read the Full Post]

Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-induced activation of Erk5 MAP-kinase is dependent on Mekk2, Mek1/2, PKC and PI3-kinase, and affects BMP signaling

5056 views | Jun 14 2017

Tsioumpekou M et al. found that PDGF-BB-induced Erk5 activation involves parallel stimulatory and inhibitory pathways and promotes Smad1/5/8 signaling. [Read the Full Post]

Analysis of Endogenous Protein Interactions of Polycomb Group of Proteins in Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells.

2178 views | Jun 14 2017

Morey L et al. described several methods to study Polycomb architecture, and identification of novel interactors in both pluripotent and differentiating mouse embryonic stem cells. [Read the Full Post]

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

1609 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

880 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

1725 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

3134 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

1625 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

2973 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

946 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

1496 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

1239 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

928 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

1603 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.

1454 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]