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Gossypol induces Bax/Bak‐independent activation of apoptosis and cytochrome c release via a conformational change in Bcl‐2
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It is concluded that gossypol converts the antiapoptotic molecule Bcl‐2 into a proapoptosis molecule that can mediate the release of cyto c and induce apoptosis.
Effect of total phenolics from Laggera alata on acute and chronic inflammation models.
Seco-pregnane steroids target the subgenomic RNA of alphavirus-like RNA viruses
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Evidence is provided that a class of compounds, seco-pregnane steroid glaucogenin C and its monosugar-glycoside cynatratoside A of Strobilanthes cusia and three new pantasugar- glycosides of glaucgenin C of Cynanchum paniculatum, are effective and selective inhibitors to alphavirus-like positive-strand RNA viruses, but not to other RNA or DNA viruses.
3-Acetonyl-3-hydroxyoxindole: a new inducer of systemic acquired resistance in plants.
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The data suggest that AHO may represent a novel class of inducer that stimulates SA-mediated defence responses, and its ability to induce PR-1 expression and TMV resistance in nahG transgenic plants expressing salicylate hydroxylase, which prevents the accumulation of SA was analysed.
A small natural molecule promotes mitochondrial fusion through inhibition of the deubiquitinase USP30
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A diterpenoid derivative 15-oxospiramilactone (S3) is identified that potently induced mitochondrial fusion to restore the mitochondrial network and oxidative respiration in cells that are deficient in either Mfn1 or Mfn2.
A diterpenoid derivative 15-oxospiramilactone inhibits Wnt/β-catenin signaling and colon cancer cell tumorigenesis
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It is demonstrated that NC043 is a novel small molecule that inhibits canonical Wnt signaling downstream of β-catenin stability and may be a potential compound for treating colorectal cancer.
Small-molecule modulation of Wnt signaling via modulating the Axin-LRP5/6 interaction.
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This study provides new insights into the regulation of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway by a Wnt-specific small molecule but also will facilitate therapeutic applications, such as HSC expansion, by screening a synthetic chemical library of lycorine derivatives.
Fangchinoline induces autophagic cell death via p53/sestrin2/AMPK signalling in human hepatocellular carcinoma cells
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This work has investigated the mode of cell death induced by fangchinoline and its underlying mechanism in two human hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines, HepG2 and PLC/PRF/5.
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