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2014-04-09 08:28:30

QUÉBEC CITY, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ: AEZS) (TSX: AEZ) (the "Company") today announced that a poster on AEZS-134, a highly potent and selective ATP competitive Erk inhibitor, provides rationale for new therapeutic opportunities in oncology with this compound. The poster, titled, "Erk Inhibition as a Therapeutic Option for the Treatment of Raf- and Mek- Inhibitor Resistant Tumors", I. Seipelt, P. Schmidt, H. Märzhäuser, M. Gerlach, K. Jung, T....

2013-08-13 11:35:26

Neural stem cells transplanted into tumor-bearing rats can hinder tumor cell growth and prolife-ration; however, the mechanism remains unclear. Abnormal activation of the Ras/Raf/Mek/Erk signaling cascade plays an important role in glioma. Inhibition of this aberrant activity could effectively hinder glioma cell proliferation and promote cell apoptosis. To investigate the mechanism of glioblastoma treatment by neural stem cell trans-plantation with respect to the Ras/Raf/Mek/Erk pathway, Hua...

2013-04-22 14:18:26

Union with Shc keeps potential troublemaker away from bad company and out of the nucleus A protein which is intimately involved in cancer-promoting cell signaling also keeps a key component of the signaling pathway tied down and inactive, a team led by scientists from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reports this week in Nature Structural Molecular Biology. Shc, pronounced "schick," plays a key role in activating signals which lead to cell proliferation (and cancer)...

2012-10-31 11:14:27

IRIC discovery could lead to better treatment of skin cancers Blocking the action of a particular protein in our skin could improve the treatment of skin cancers, according to a study published in Oncogene yesterday by Philippe Roux, a researcher at the University of Montreal's Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC). "Our findings reveal part of the mechanisms responsible for the resistance of melanoma to anti-cancer treatments, and suggest that a particular protein in our...

2012-06-22 16:08:18

Protein binds to growth factor receptor, priming it for normal function; Likely tie to 4 cancers Once considered merely a passive link between proteins that matter, Grb2 - pronounced "grab2" - actually lives up to its nickname with its controlling grip on an important cell signaling pathway, scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in the June 22 issue of Cell. "Grb2 is a switch that controls normal signaling through the fibroblast growth factor receptor...

2011-02-01 22:46:44

In analyzing the molecular sensor for the plant growth hormone brassinolide, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies discovered that although plants took an evolutionary path different from their animal cousins, they arrived at similar solutions to a common problem: How to reliably receive and process incoming signals. The team's findings, published in the February 1, 2011 issue of Genes and Development, revealed that so-called tyrosine phosphorylation"”used as an "on"...

2010-10-21 12:44:20

Researchers at the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) of the Universit© de Montr©al have identified a new mechanism controlling the transmission of an abnormal signal at the origin of several cancers. In an article published in the journal Cell, Marc Therrien's team explains the recent discovery of a protein complex that controls the RAS/MAPK signalling pathway, responsible for some of the deadliest cancers, including pancreatic, colon and lung cancers, and...

2010-02-10 06:00:00

New kinase array designed for drug screening, substrate profiling and kinase interaction discovery VANCOUVER, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ - Kinexus Bioinformatics Corporation announced the commercial release of its novel Protein Kinase Microarray with 200 recombinant human protein kinases for screening. The microarray has wide utility including applications for drug target counter screening, to identify novel kinase substrates, establish kinase antibody specificities, and for the discovery and...

2009-12-02 17:45:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Kinase Inhibitors: Global Markets http://www.reportlinker.com/p0166819/Kinase-Inhibitors-Global-Markets.html Forecasts for the global market, providing data for the years 2005 through 2008, and projections for the market and compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2014 An overview of the market for the kinase inhibitor class of drugs that already are...

2009-01-21 16:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Cell Biosciences, Inc., a provider of nanoproteomic analysis systems to life science researchers, today announced the launch of its first kits for the analysis of specific oncoproteins on the Firefly(TM) 3000 Protein Analysis System. The new kits are optimized for characterization of proteins in the MEK and ERK families, which play critical roles in cancer cell survival and proliferation. Drug developers have targeted signaling via MEK and ERK...


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