Tag: Apoptosis

PU02 is an Allosteric Antagonist of 5-HT3 Receptor

Cancer is a usual disease and a leading cause of death in the world. Therefore, developing new agents specifically targeting cancer cells has achieved more and more researches. As it is widely believed that cancer can be treated by inducing tumor cells to undergo senescence or apoptosis, screening for...

Z-LEHD-FMK is a Selective and Irreversible Inhibitor of Caspase-9

TRAIL is a potent inducer of apoptosis of transformed and cancer cells but not of most normal cells. TRAIL induces apoptotic death on binding to either of two proapoptotic TRAIL receptors, TRAIL R1 or TRAIL R2. Moreover, normal cells may resistant to TRAIL because of expressing higher levels of...

CAY10404 is a Highly Selective COX-2 Inhibitor

Clooxygenase (COX) is an enzyme responsible for the formation of prostaglandins from arachidonic acid, including thromboxanes and prostaglandins. Specifically, it is a member of the animal heme peroxidase family, also known as prostaglandin G/H synthase. Besides, cyclooxygenase-2 is a candidate gene for lung injury induced by mechanical ventilation. COX-2...

BM-1197 is a Potent and Selective Dual Bcl-2/Bcl-xL Inhibitor

Bcl-2 and Bcl-xL are critical regulators of apoptosis. The pharmacological inhibition of Bcl-2 and Bcl-xL represents a promising strategy for cancer treatment. In addition, BM-1197 is a potent and efficacious dual inhibitor of Bcl-2 and Bcl-xL. BM-1197 binds to Bcl-2 and Bcl-xL proteins with Ki values less than 1...

SBP-0636457, a SMAC Mimetic, is an IAP Antagonist

Cancer cells regularly acquire resistance to programmed cell death, or apoptosis, which not only supports cancer progression but also leads to resistance to therapeutic agents. In this study, researchers focus their research on the inhibitor of apoptosis protein (IAP) family. IAPs are a disparate group of proteins that all...

ATH686 is a Selective and ATP-Competitive FLT3 Inhibitor

FLT3 is a kind of cytokine receptor, belonging to class III tyrosine kinase. Specifically, FLT3 signaling is important for the normal development of hematopoietic stem cells and progenitor cells. Specifically, the FLT3 gene is one of the most common mutations in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). There are high levels...