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ANXA10 promotes melanoma metastasis by suppressing E3 ligase TRIM41-directed PKD1 degradation.

Cancer Lett 2021 Jul 26. Epub 2021 Jul 26.

The State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China; Changzhou High-Tech Research Institute of Nanjing University and Jiangsu Target Pharma Laboratories Inc., Changzhou, China; School of Biopharmacy, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, China. Electronic address:

Melanoma is a highly metastatic cancer that requires effective and targeted curative therapy. Annexin A10 (ANXA10), a member of the annexin family, is a calcium- and phospholipid-binding protein. Considerable evidence indicates that ANXA10 is involved in tumour progression, but little is known about its role in melanoma development. Read More

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Probiotics in the management of Giardia duodenalis: an update on potential mechanisms and outcomes.

Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch Pharmacol 2021 Jul 29. Epub 2021 Jul 29.

Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Giardia duodenalis is a common cause of infection in children and travelers. The most frequent symptom is diarrhea in these patients. G. Read More

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Facile Functionalization Strategy for Ultrasensitive Organic Protein Biochips in Multi-Biomarker Determination.

Anal Chem 2021 Jul 29. Epub 2021 Jul 29.

Tianjin Key Laboratory of Molecular Optoelectronic Sciences, Department of Chemistry, School of Science, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China.

In recent years, organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) have shown great potential for advanced protein biochips due to their inherent biocompatibility and high-throughput detectability. However, the development of OFET-based protein biochips is still at an early stage. On the one hand, single-biomarker determination is not sufficient for the diagnosis of cancer; thus, simultaneous monitoring of electrical signals toward multi-biomarkers is widely concerned and explored. Read More

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Biochanin A Alleviates Cerebral Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury by Suppressing Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress-Induced Apoptosis and p38MAPK Signaling Pathway and .

Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) 2021 12;12:646720. Epub 2021 Jul 12.

Key Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Microenvironmental Regulation, Guilin Medical University, Guilin, China.

We have previously shown that biochanin A exhibits neuroprotective properties in the context of cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. The mechanistic basis for such properties, however, remains poorly understood. This study was therefore designed to explore the manner whereby biochanin A controls endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, apoptosis, and inflammation within fetal rat primary cortical neurons in response to oxygen-glucose deprivation/reoxygenation (OGD/R) injury, and in a rat model of middle cerebral artery occlusion and reperfusion (MCAO/R) injury. Read More

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Pharmacological and optical activation of TrkB in Parvalbumin interneurons regulate intrinsic states to orchestrate cortical plasticity.

Mol Psychiatry 2021 Jul 28. Epub 2021 Jul 28.

Neuroscience Center, HiLIFE, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.

Elevated states of brain plasticity typical for critical periods of early postnatal life can be reinstated in the adult brain through interventions, such as antidepressant treatment and environmental enrichment, and induced plasticity may be critical for the antidepressant action. Parvalbumin-positive (PV) interneurons regulate the closure of developmental critical periods and can alternate between high and low plasticity states in response to experience in adulthood. We now show that PV plasticity states and cortical networks are regulated through the activation of TrkB neurotrophin receptors. Read More

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Midazolam increases cisplatin-sensitivity in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) via the miR-194-5p/HOOK3 axis.

Cancer Cell Int 2021 Jul 28;21(1):401. Epub 2021 Jul 28.

Institute of Pain, Harbin Medical University Sino-Russian Research Center, The Fourth Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Yinhang Street No. 31, Harbin, 150001, Heilongjiang, China.

Backgrounds: As previously reported, midazolam anesthesia exerts tumor-suppressing effects in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but the regulating effects of this drug on cisplatin-resistance in NSCLC have not been studied. Thus, we designed this study to investigate this issue and preliminarily delineate the potential molecular mechanisms.

Methods: We performed MTT assay and trypan blue staining assay to measure cell proliferation and viability. Read More

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Curcumin loaded sub-30 nm targeting therapeutic lipid nanoparticles for synergistically blocking nasopharyngeal cancer growth and metastasis.

J Nanobiotechnology 2021 Jul 28;19(1):224. Epub 2021 Jul 28.

Britton Chance Center for Biomedical Photonics, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics-Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430074, China.

Systemic chemotherapy is still the primary treatment for advanced-stage nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), but only limited therapeutic success has been achieved in the past decade because of drug resistance and systemic toxicity. Curcumin (Cur) is an effective alternative to chemotherapeutics because it showed remarkable therapeutic potential in the treatment of NPC. However, lack of tissue specificity and poor penetration in solid tumors are the major obstacles to effective therapy. Read More

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Ovulation suppression protects against chromosomal abnormalities in mouse eggs at advanced maternal age.

Curr Biol 2021 Jul 20. Epub 2021 Jul 20.

Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna BioCenter, Dr. Bohr-Gasse 3, 1030 Vienna, Austria; Department of Totipotency, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Am Klopferspitz 18, 82152 Martinsried, Munich, Germany. Electronic address:

The frequency of egg aneuploidy and trisomic pregnancies increases with maternal age. To what extent individual approaches can delay the "maternal age effect" is unclear because multiple causes contribute to chromosomal abnormalities in mammalian eggs. We propose that ovulation frequency determines the physiological aging of oocytes, a key aspect of which is the ability to accurately segregate chromosomes and produce euploid eggs. Read More

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N-methyladenosine demethylase ALKBH5 suppresses malignancy of esophageal cancer by regulating microRNA biogenesis and RAI1 expression.

Oncogene 2021 Jul 26. Epub 2021 Jul 26.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Qilu Hospital, Cheeloo College of Medicine, Shandong University, Jinan, People's Republic of China.

N-Methyladenosine (mA) is the most prevalent epigenetic RNA modification and is vital in regulating malignancies. The roles of mA modifiers on noncoding RNAs have not been fully investigated in esophageal cancer. By screening all mA modifiers, ALKBH5 was the most potent member related to patient outcomes and suppressing esophageal cancer malignancy in cell and animal models. Read More

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Bie Jia Jian pill enhances the amelioration of bone mesenchymal stem cells on hepatocellular carcinoma progression.

J Nat Med 2021 Jul 23. Epub 2021 Jul 23.

Teaching and Research Office of Internal Medicine of Traditional Chinese Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine, No. 89-9, Dongge Road, Qingxiu District, Nanning, 530200, Guangxi, P.R. China.

Background: The therapeutic efficiency of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in suppressing the recurrence and metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been well proved.

Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the role of Bie Jia Jian pill (BJJP) combined with bone mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) in HCC progression.

Methods: Flow cytometry was used to identify BMSCs isolated from BALB/c mice. Read More

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VALD-3, a Schiff base ligand synthesized from o-vanillin derivatives, induces cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in breast cancer cells by inhibiting the Wnt/β-catenin pathway.

Sci Rep 2021 Jul 22;11(1):14985. Epub 2021 Jul 22.

Division of Oncology, Gansu Provincial Hospital, 204 Donggang West road, Chengguan district, Lanzhou City, 730000, Gansu Province, China.

Schiff base compounds and their metal complexes have become important synthetic organic drugs due to their extensive biological activities, which include anticancer, antibacterial and antiviral effects. In this study, we investigated the cytotoxic and apoptotic effects of VALD-3, a Schiff base ligand synthesized from o-vanillin derivatives, on human breast cancer cells and the possible underlying mechanisms. 3-(4,5-Dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT)-test was used to observe the proliferation of human breast cancer MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 cells induced by VALD-3. Read More

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Gremlin 2 suppresses differentiation of stem/progenitor cells in the human skin.

Regen Ther 2021 Dec 12;18:191-201. Epub 2021 Jul 12.

Department of Applied Cell and Regenerative Medicine, Fujita Health University School of Medicine, Japan.

Introduction: The skin is comprised of various kinds of cells and has three layers, the epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous adipose tissue. Stem cells in each tissue duplicate themselves and differentiate to supply new cells that function in the tissue, and thereby maintain the tissue homeostasis. In contrast, senescent cells accumulate with age and secrete senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP) factors that impair surrounding cells and tissues, which lowers the capacity to maintain homeostasis in each tissue. Read More

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December 2021

The Expression Patterns and Roles of Lysyl Oxidases in Aortic Dissection.

Front Cardiovasc Med 2021 7;8:692856. Epub 2021 Jul 7.

Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.

Lysyl oxidases (LOXs), including LOX, LOXL1, LOXL2, LOXL3, and LOXL4, catalyze the formation of a cross-link between elastin (ELN) and collagen. Multiple LOX mutations have been shown to be associated with the occurrence of aortic dissection (AD) in humans, and LOX-knockout mice died during the perinatal period due to aortic aneurysm and rupture. However, the expression levels and roles of other LOX members in AD remain unknown. Read More

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LncRNA NORAD Promotes Vascular Endothelial Cell Injury and Atherosclerosis Through Suppressing Gene Transcription Enhancing H3K9 Deacetylation by Recruiting HDAC6.

Front Cell Dev Biol 2021 9;9:701628. Epub 2021 Jul 9.

Department of Radiology, Changzhou Second People's Hospital Affiliated to Nanjing Medical University, Changzhou, China.

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a major atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and the leading cause of mortality globally. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play crucial roles in CAD development. To date, the effect of lncRNA non-coding RNA activated by DNA damage (NORAD) on atherosclerosis in CAD remains unclear. Read More

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Salinomycin triggers prostate cancer cell apoptosis by inducing oxidative and endoplasmic reticulum stress via suppressing Nrf2 signaling.

Exp Ther Med 2021 Sep 1;22(3):946. Epub 2021 Jul 1.

The Fourth Department of Oncology, Yantai Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Yantai, Shandong 264001, P.R. China.

Salinomycin is a polyether antiprotozoal antibiotic that is widely used as an animal food additive. Some antifungal, antiparasitic, antiviral and anti-inflammatory activities have been reported for salinomycin. Recently, the anti-cancer effect of salinomycin has been demonstrated in breast cancer; however, the underlying mechanism remains unknown. Read More

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September 2021

Reversine inhibits proliferation, invasion and migration and induces cell apoptosis in gastric cancer cells by downregulating TTK.

Exp Ther Med 2021 Sep 30;22(3):929. Epub 2021 Jun 30.

Department of Liver-Gallbladder and Gastric Diseases, Wuhan Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wuhan, Hubei 430061, P.R. China.

Reversine (Rev) has been used for the treatment of a number of cancers. However, there have been no previous reports for the use of Rev for gastric cancer (GC). The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of Rev on cell proliferation, migration, invasion and cell apoptosis in human GC cells and TTK expression. Read More

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September 2021

The Maturation of Tumor Suppressor miR-497 in Hepatocellular Carcinoma is Inhibited by Oncogenic circRNA SCARB1.

Cancer Manag Res 2021 16;13:5751-5759. Epub 2021 Jul 16.

Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Xuzhou Cancer Hospital, Xuzhou City, Jiangsu Province, 221000, People's Republic of China.

Introduction: Circular RNA (CircRNA) SCARB1 plays an oncogenic role in renal cell carcinoma, while its role in other cancers is unclear. The aim of this study was to explore the role of circRNA SCARB1 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

Methods: The expression of circRNA SCARB1, mature miR-497 and miR-497 precursor in HCC and paired non-tumor tissues from 64 HCC patients were analyzed by RT-qPCR. Read More

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Lactucin induces apoptosis through reactive oxygen species-mediated BCL-2 and CFLAR downregulation in Caki-1 cells.

Genes Genomics 2021 Jul 24. Epub 2021 Jul 24.

Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, 170 Hyeonchung-ro, Nam-Gu, 42415, Daegu, South Korea.

Background: Lactucin, a naturally occurring active sesquiterpene lactone, is abundantly found in chicory and romaine lettuce. A recent study reported that lactucin could induce apoptosis in leukemia cells. However, its cytotoxicity and potential molecular mechanisms underlying cancer cell death remain unclear. Read More

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Androgen/Androgen Receptor Signaling in Ovarian Cancer: Molecular Regulation and Therapeutic Potentials.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Jul 20;22(14). Epub 2021 Jul 20.

Sex Hormone Research Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung 40403, Taiwan.

Ovarian cancer (OVCA) arises from three cellular origins, namely surface epithelial cells, germ cells, and stromal cells. More than 85% of OVCAs are EOCs (epithelial ovarian carcinomas), which are the most lethal gynecological malignancies. Cancer stem/progenitor cells (CSPCs) are considered to be cancer promoters due to their capacity for unlimited self-renewal and drug resistance. Read More

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Alloying Germanium Nanowire Anodes Dramatically Outperform Graphite Anodes in Full-Cell Chemistries over a Wide Temperature Range.

ACS Appl Energy Mater 2021 Feb 2;4(2):1793-1804. Epub 2021 Feb 2.

Department of Chemical Sciences and Bernal Institute, University of Limerick, Limerick V94 T9PX, Ireland.

The electrochemical performance of Ge, an alloying anode in the form of directly grown nanowires (NWs), in Li-ion full cells (vs LiCoO) was analyzed over a wide temperature range (-40 to 40 °C). LiCoO||Ge cells in a standard electrolyte exhibited specific capacities 30× and 50× those of LiCoO||C cells at -20 and -40 °C, respectively. We further show that propylene carbonate addition further improved the low-temperature performance of LiCoO||Ge cells, achieving a specific capacity of 1091 mA h g after 400 cycles when charged/discharged at -20 °C. Read More

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February 2021

STYK1/NOK Promotes Metastasis and Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer by Suppressing FoxO1 Signaling.

Front Cell Dev Biol 2021 6;9:621147. Epub 2021 Jul 6.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Tangdu Hospital, The Air Force Medical University, Xi'an, China.

Aims: Serine/threonine/tyrosine kinase 1 (STYK1) has been previously shown to have oncogenic properties, and emerging evidence suggests that STYK1 expression correlates with epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). However, the mechanism of STYK1 involvement in oncogenesis remains unknown. The present study aimed to elucidate how STYK1 expression level relates to the metastasis, migration, invasion, and EMT in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and to determine the molecular mechanism of STYK1 effects. Read More

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Targeting Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells to Enhance a Trans-Sialidase-Based Vaccine Against .

Front Cell Infect Microbiol 2021 6;11:671104. Epub 2021 Jul 6.

Facultad de Bioquímica y Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina.

() is a hemoflagellate protozoan parasite that causes Chagas disease, a neglected tropical disease that affects more than 6 million people around the world, mostly in Latin America. Despite intensive research, there is no vaccine available; therefore, new approaches are needed to further improve vaccine efficacy. It is well established that experimental infection induces a marked immunosuppressed state, which includes notably increases of CD11b+ GR-1+ myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) in the spleen, liver and heart of infected mice. Read More

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Relationship between DNA mismatch repair and CRISPR/Cas9-mediated knock-in in the bovine β-casein gene locus.

Anim Biosci 2021 Jun 24. Epub 2021 Jun 24.

Department of Animal Science, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 61186, Korea.

Objective: Efficient gene editing technology is critical for successful knock-in in domestic animals. RAD51 gene plays an important role in strand invasion during homologous recombination (HR) in mammals, and is regulated by CHK1 and CHK2 genes, which are upstream elements of RAD51. In addition, mismatch repair (MMR) system is inextricably linked to HR-related pathways and regulates HR via heteroduplex rejection. Read More

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Adipocytes and Stromal Cells Regulate Brown Adipogenesis Through Secretory Factors During the Postnatal White-to-Brown Conversion of Adipose Tissue in Syrian Hamsters.

Front Cell Dev Biol 2021 5;9:698692. Epub 2021 Jul 5.

Laboratory of Biochemistry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan.

Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is a specialized tissue that regulates non-shivering thermogenesis. In Syrian hamsters, interscapular adipose tissue is composed primarily of white adipocytes at birth, which is converted to BAT through the proliferation and differentiation of brown adipocyte progenitors and the simultaneous disappearance of white adipocytes. In this study, we investigated the regulatory mechanism of brown adipogenesis during postnatal BAT formation in hamsters. Read More

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Gallic acid mitigates LPS-induced inflammatory response via suppressing NF-κB signalling pathway in IPEC-J2 cells.

J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl) 2021 Jul 20. Epub 2021 Jul 20.

Key Laboratory of Feed Biotechnology of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Institute of Feed Research, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China.

Gallic acid is a phenolic compound that exhibits antibacterial, antioxidative and anti-inflammatory functions. In a previous study, we found that dietary supplementation with gallic acid decreased incidence of diarrhoea and protected intestinal integrity in weaning piglets. However, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. Read More

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miR-193a-3p Enhanced the Chemosensitivity to Trametinib in Gallbladder Carcinoma by Targeting KRAS and Downregulating ERK Signaling.

Cancer Biother Radiopharm 2021 Jul 20. Epub 2021 Jul 20.

Department of Geriatric Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, P.R. China.

In this study, the authors identified miR-193a-3p as a tumor-suppressing microRNA, and its effects on the chemosensitivity to trametinib in gallbladder carcinoma (GBC) were evaluated. The levels of miR-193a-3p in clinical GBC tissues and GBC cells were determined by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction. The protein levels of KRAS, ERK, and phosphorylated ERK (p-ERK) were examined by Western blot. Read More

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LncRNA PCGEM1 mediates oxaliplatin resistance in hepatocellular carcinoma via miR-129-5p/ETV1 axis in vitro.

Adv Clin Exp Med 2021 Jul 20. Epub 2021 Jul 20.

Department Of General Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou, China.

Background: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most severe malignant cancers that leads to high death rate worldwide. Recent research revealed that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) exert a critical role regarding chemoresistance in numerous cancers, including HCC.

Objectives: Our research aimed to explore the function and molecular mechanism of lncRNA PCGEM1 on oxaliplatin resistance of HCC in vitro. Read More

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CXCL11 Signaling in the Tumor Microenvironment.

Qun Gao Yi Zhang

Adv Exp Med Biol 2021 ;1302:41-50

Biotherapy Center and Cancer Center, the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan, People's Republic of China.

CXCL11 which can bind to two different chemokine receptors, CXCR3 and CXCR7, has found a prominent place in current tumor research. In this chapter, we mainly discuss the current evidence on the role of the immune response of CXCL11 in tumor microenvironment (TME). The diverse functions of CXCL11 include inhibiting angiogenesis, affecting the proliferation of different cell types, playing a role in fibroblast directed carcinoma invasion, increasing adhesion properties, suppressing M2 macrophage polarization, and facilitating the migration of certain immune cells. Read More

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Danshensu inhibits the IL-1β-induced inflammatory response in chondrocytes and osteoarthritis possibly via suppressing NF-κB signaling pathway.

Mol Med 2021 Jul 20;27(1):80. Epub 2021 Jul 20.

Shengli Clinical Medical College of Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, 350004, Fujian Province, People's Republic of China.

Purpose: Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common inflammatory disease associated with pain and cartilage destruction. Interleukin (IL)-1β is widely used to induce inflammatory response in OA models. This study aimed to explore the role of Danshensu (DSS) in IL-1β-induced inflammatory responses in OA. Read More

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Tumor-Suppressing STF cDNA 3 Overexpression Suppresses Renal Fibrosis by Alleviating Anoikis Resistance and Inhibiting the PI3K/Akt Pathway.

Kidney Blood Press Res 2021 Jul 20:1-13. Epub 2021 Jul 20.

Department of Nephrology, Daping Hospital, Army Medical University, Chongqing, China.

Background: Myofibroblast (MF) activation is the key event of irreversible renal interstitial fibrosis. Anoikis resistance is the hallmark of active MFs, which is conferred by continuous activation of the phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate 3-kinase (PI3K)/protein kinase B (Akt) pathway. Our previous study found that tumor-suppressing STF cDNA 3 (TSSC3) enhances the sensitivity of cells to anoikis via the PI3K/Akt pathway. Read More

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