Category: Liver Cancer

ZLDI-8, an ADAM-17 and Notch Inhibitor, Enhances Chemotherapeutic Effects

ADAM metallopeptidase domain 17 (ADAM17) is an enzyme that belongs to the ADAM protein family of metalloproteases. ADAM17 plays a prominent role in the Notch signaling pathway. In this study, researchers demonstrated the discovery of ZLDI-8. ZLDI-8 is a novel inhibitor for Notch activating/cleaving enzyme ADAM-17. In particular, ZLDI-8...

PI-103 is a Potent PI3K and mTOR Inhibitor

The phosphatidylinositide 3-kinase family possesses 15 members. those members consist of four distinct classes as a basis on their structure and biological properties. As we all know, this highly conserved family of enzymes involves various aspects of cellular homeostasis and exists a decline in a number of pathophysiologic conditions....

CWP232228 is a Highly Potent and Selective Wnt/β-catenin Inhibitor

Conventional chemotherapy and radiation induce more and more breast cancer stem cells (BCSC) resistance. In recent years, increasing studies have suggested that the dysregulation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling occurs in breast cancer. A study from Gyu-Beom Jang, the researchers showed that the level of Wnt/β-catenin signaling in BCSC is relatively...

AC-73 is a Specific and Orally Active CD147 Dimerization Inhibitor

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common cancers. Combating hepatocellular carcinoma invasion and metastasis has become a major desire in hepatocellular carcinoma patients. CD147 (also called EMMPRIN) is a member of the immunoglobulin superfamily. AC-73 is the first specific inhibitor of CD147. In particular, CD147 is a...

CGS 15943 is an Orally Active Adenosine Receptor Antagonist

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is primary liver cancer and the third most common cause of cancer mortality worldwide. CGS 15943 blocks proliferation in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and pancreatic cancer adenocarcinoma (PDAC) cell lines by inhibiting the PI3K/Akt pathway. Researchers test the adenosine A2 receptor antagonist CGS 15943 for cerebroprotective activity in...

KU-0060648 is a Dual PI3K and DNA-PK Inhibitor

DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are the principal cytotoxic lesions induced by topoisomerase II poisons. And DSB inhibitors are widely applied in the treatment of a variety of human solid malignancies and leukemia. Cells defective in DSB repair by virtue of the inactivation of a component of the NHEJ pathway...

DW14800, a PRMT5 Inhibitor, Promotes HNF4α Transcription.

Nowadays, liver cancer becomes more frequent among various kinds of diseases. There are many factors leading to liver cancer, such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C or alcohol. Except for these, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and liver flukes may cause liver cancer. Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are cancer cells, with...