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Magnetic resonance imaging-visible amonafide-eluting alginate microspheres, a novel drug carrier for targeted arterial-infusion chemotherapy for liver tumors

2072 views | Feb 12 2015

Kim et al. demonstrated a novel approach that facilitates arterial-infusion chemotherapy with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-visible amonafide-eluting alginate microspheres, and tested this approach on a xenograft rodent model. [Read the Full Post]

The small GTPase Rap1b acts as a negative regulator of neutrophil recruitment to inflamed lung with acute lung injury

2804 views | Feb 11 2015

Kumar et al. found small GTPase Rap1b acts as a critical suppressor of neutrophil accumulation to inflamed lungs. [Read the Full Post]

Inhibition of proteasome restores bortesomib-induced thrombocytopenia

8483 views | Feb 10 2015

Shi et al. reported clinical proteasome inhibitor enable to block proplatelet formation by megakaryocytes in human and mouse model. [Read the Full Post]

Proteasome inhibitor salvages messense mutated dysferlin in muscular dystrophy patients

3174 views | Feb 09 2015

Azakir et al. demonstrated proteasome inhibitor is able to increase the expression of messense mutated dyferlin, and restores the membrane resealing capacity of myoblasts. [Read the Full Post]

Star27 overcomes synthetic lethal toxicity for FLT3-targeted therapy against acute myeloid leukemia

4016 views | Feb 06 2015

For overcoming myelosuppression, Warkentin et al. reported a staurosporine analog, Star27, that enable to inhibit FLT3 while avoiding KIT inhibition. [Read the Full Post]

Recently identified CHEK2 Y390C mutation facilitates early breast cancer development

5585 views | Feb 05 2015

Wang et al. identified a missense variant Y390C of CHEK2 that related to tumorigenesis in high-risk breast cancer patients. [Read the Full Post]

P2X7 receptor is a key upstream regulator for main signaling pathways involved in neuroblastoma progression

5330 views | Feb 04 2015

Amoroso et al. demonstrated that P2X7 plays a key role in regulating the PI3K/Akt/GSK3β/MYCN and HIF1α/VEGF pathways, two main signaling pathways involved in NB progression. [Read the Full Post]

Suppressing HER3 signaling by interfering with its Sec61-dependent contranlational translocation

3038 views | Feb 03 2015

Ruiz-Saenz et al. demonstrated a novel approach specifically reduces HER3 expression. [Read the Full Post]

A protocol for human pluripotent stem cell differentiation into endoderm related cells

6016 views | Feb 02 2015

Diekmann et al. showed a detailed protocol started from a defined cell number of dispersed single cells of three different human ESC lines, and one human iPSC line. [Read the Full Post]

Unexpected role of Notch signaling on directing the trophectoderm lineage in the mouse blastocyst

5282 views | Jan 30 2015

Rayon et al. showed that Notch signaling plays a key role in mediating TE-specific expression of Cdx2, though interaction with the transcription factor TEAD4. [Read the Full Post]

Alternative functions of K-RAS in endocrine tumors

2113 views | Jan 29 2015

Chamberlian et al. found K-RAS suppresses the growth in pancreatic endocrine cells, in contrast to its promoting effect on other cancer cells. [Read the Full Post]

A novel role of Semaphorin3A on the increase of vascular permeability

5188 views | Jan 28 2015

Hou et al. identified Semaphorin3A (Sema3A) as a critical factor mediates vascular permeability and contributes to ischemic brain damage. [Read the Full Post]

The distribution of primary cilia in the mouse embyo

4097 views | Jan 27 2015

Bangs et al. demonstrate the time and location that primary cilia appear in the mouse embryo. [Read the Full Post]

STIM2 promotes store-operated calcium entry via enhancing recruitment of STIM1 to the ER-PM junctions

1906 views | Jan 26 2015

Ong et al. found STIM2 promotes STIM1 recruitment in endoplasmic reticulum- plasma membrane junctions at low stimulus intensities, results in the enhancement of store-operated calcium entry. [Read the Full Post]

ESKM, a novel therapeutic agent for sensitive and resistant PH+ leukemias

12050 views | Jan 23 2015

Dubrovsky et al. developed an antibody, ESKM, which is therapeutically effective on acute and chronic leukemias in murine models. [Read the Full Post]

The inhibition of class I histone deacetylases by butyrate can suppress acute gout arthritis

4023 views | Jan 22 2015

Cleophas et al. found high concentration of short-chain fatty acid butyrate provides anti-inflammatory effect by inhibiting of histone deacetylases (HDACs) in acute gout arthritis. [Read the Full Post]

MAPK cascade promotes early axonal degeneration in response to injury

4891 views | Jan 21 2015

By using traumatic injury as a model, Yang et al. demonstrated a critical role of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascade in early axonal degeneration in response to injury. [Read the Full Post]

BUB1 plays a key role in promoting TGF-β signaling

5871 views | Jan 20 2015

By using human kinome siRNA screen and a live-cell reporter for TGF-β receptor (TGFBR) activity, Nyati et al. identified the kinase budding uninhibited by benzimidazoles-1 (BUB1) plays a critical role in regulating TGF-β signaling. [Read the Full Post]

Butyrate acts as an suppressor against colonic tumor in gnotobiotic mouse models

4246 views | Jan 19 2015

Donohoe et al. demonstrated dietary fiber suppress tumor progress in a microbiota- and butyrate-dependent manner. [Read the Full Post]

Snail also acts as a transactivator for the expression of tumor-associated cytokines

5505 views | Jan 16 2015

Hsu et al. demonstrated the underlying mechanism of Snail-mediated target gene transactivation, and also identified several target genes. [Read the Full Post]