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    • Advances in Targeting Signal Transduction Pathways 

      McCubrey, James A.; Steelman, Linda S.; Chappell, William H.; Sun, Lin; Davis, Nicole Marie; Abrams, Stephen L.; Franklin, Richard A.; Cocco, Lucio; Evangelisti, Camilla; Chiarini, Francesca; Martelli, Alberto M.; Libra, Massimo; Candido, Saverio; Ligresti, Giovanni; Malaponte, Graziella; Mazzarino, Maria C.; Fagone, Paolo; Donia, Marco; Nicoletti, Ferdinando; Polesel, Jerry; Talamini, Renato; Bäsecke, Jörg; Mijatovic, Sanja; Maksimovic-Ivanic, Danijela; Milella, Michele; Tafuri, Agostino; Dulińska-Litewka, Joanna; Laidler, Piotr; D'Assoro, Antonino B.; Drobot, Lyudmyla B.; Umezawa, Kazuo; Montalto, Giuseppe; Cervello, Melchiorre; Demidenko, Zoya N. (2012-12)
      Over the past few years, significant advances have occurred in both our understanding of the complexity of signal transduction pathways as well as the isolation of specific inhibitors which target key components in those ...
    • Alteration of AKT Activity Increases Chemotherapeutic Drug and Hormonal Resistance in Breast Cancer yet Confers an Achilles Heel by Sensitization to Targeted Therapy 

      McCubrey, James A.; Sokolosky, Melissa L.; Lehmann, Brian D.; Taylor, Jackson R.; Navolanic, Patrick M.; Chappell, William H.; Abrams, Stephen L.; Stadelman, Kristin M.; Wong, Ellis WT; Misaghian, Negin; Horn, Stefan; Basecke, Jorg; Libra, Massimo; Stivala, Franca; Ligresti, Giovanni; Tafuri, Agostino; Milella, Michele; Zarzycki, Marek; Dzugaj, Andrzej; Chiarini, Francesca; Evangelisti, Camilla; Martelli, Alberto M.; Terrian, David M.; Franklin, Richard A.; Steelman, Linda S. (East Carolina University, 2008)
      The PI3K/PTEN/Akt/mTOR pathway plays critical roles in the regulation of cell growth. The effects of this pathway on drug resistance and cellular senescence of breast cancer cells has been a focus of our laboratory. ...
    • Analysis of the mutation in cutaneous melanoma patients with occupational sun exposure 

      Candido, Saverio; Rapisarda, Venerando; Marconi, Andrea; Malaponte, Graziella; Bevelacqua, Valentina; Gangemi, Pietro; Scalisi, Aurora; McCubrey, James A.; Maestro, Roberta; Spandidos, Demetrios A.; Fenga, Concettina; Libra, Massimo (2014-03)
      Sun-exposure is one of the risk factors associated with the development of a cutaneous neoplasm. In melanoma, the Ras-Raf-MEK-ERK (MAPK) signaling pathway is constitutively activated through multiple mechanisms, including ...
    • Computational Modeling of PI3K/AKT and MAPK Signaling Pathways in Melanoma Cancer 

      Pappalardo, Francesco; Russo, Giulia; Candido, Saverio; Pennisi, Marzio; Cavalieri, Salvatore; Motta, Santo; McCubrey, James A.; Nicoletti, Ferdinando; Libra, Massimo (2016-03)
      Background Malignant melanoma is an aggressive tumor of the skin and seems to be resistant to current therapeutic approaches. Melanocytic transformation is thought to occur by sequential accumulation of genetic and ...
    • Effects of Ectopic Expression of NGAL on Doxorubicin Sensitivity 

      Chappell, William H.; Abrams, Stephen L.; Montalto, Giuseppe; Cervello, Melchiorre; Martelli, Alberto M.; Candido, Saverio; Libra, Massimo; Polesel, Jerry; Talamini, Renato; Arlinghaus, Ralph; Steelman, Linda S.; McCubrey, James A. (2012-10)
      Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL, a.k.a Lnc2) is a member of the lipocalin family which has diverse roles including stabilizing matrix metalloproteinase-9 from auto-degradation and as siderocalins which are ...
    • Emerging targeted therapies for melanoma treatment (Review) 

      Russo, Angela; Ficili, Bartolomea; Candido, Saverio; Pezzino, Franca Maria; Guarneri, Claudio; Biondi, Antonio; Travali, Salvatore; McCubrey, James A.; Spandidos Demetrios A.; Libra, Massimo (2014-08)
      Cutaneous melanoma is an aggressive cancer with a poor prognosis for patients with advanced disease. The identification of several key molecular pathways implicated in the pathogenesis of melanoma has led to the development ...
    • GSK-3 as potential target for therapeutic intervention in cancer 

      McCubrey, James A.; Steelman, Linda S.; Bertrand, Fred E.; Davis, Nicole Marie; Sokolosky, Melissa; Abrams, Stephen L.; Montalto, Giuseppe; D'Assoro, Antonino B.; Libra, Massimo; Nicoletti, Ferdinando; Maestro, Roberta; Basecke, Jorg; Rakus, Dariusz; Gizak, Agnieszka; Demidenko, Zoya N.; Cocco, Lucio; Martelli, Alberto M.; Cervello, Melchiorre (2014-05)
      The serine/threonine kinase glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK-3) was initially identified and studied in the regulation of glycogen synthesis. GSK-3 functions in a wide range of cellular processes. Aberrant activity of GSK-3 ...
    • GSK-3β Can Regulate the Sensitivity of MIA-PaCa-2 Pancreatic and MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cells to Chemotherapeutic Drugs, Targeted Therapeutics and Nutraceuticals 

      Abrams, Stephen L.; Akula, Shaw M.; Meher, Akshaya K.; Steelman, Linda S.; Gizak, Agnieszka; Duda, Przemysław; Rakus, Dariusz; Martelli, Alberto M.; Ratti, Stefano; Cocco, Lucio; Montalto, Giuseppe; Cervello, Melchiorre; Ruvolo, Peter; Libra, Massimo; Falzone, Luca; Candido, Saverio; McCubrey, James A. (2021-04)
    • Involvement of Akt-1 and mTOR in Sensitivity of Breast Cancer to Targeted Therapy 

      Sokolosky, Melissa L.; Stadelman, Kristin M.; Chappell, William H.; Abrams, Stephen L.; Martelli, Alberto M.; Stivala, Franca; Libra, Massimo; Nicoletti, Ferdinando; Drobot, Lyudmyla B.; Franklin, Richard A.; Steelman, Linda S.; McCubrey, James A. (2011-07)
      Elucidating the response of breast cancer cells to chemotherapeutic and hormonal based drugs is clearly important as these are frequently used therapeutic approaches. A signaling pathway often involved in chemo- and ...
    • Multifaceted roles of GSK-3 and Wnt/β-catenin in hematopoiesis and leukemogenesis: opportunities for therapeutic intervention 

      McCubrey, James A.; Steelman, L. S.; Bertrand, Fred E.; Davis, Nicole Marie; Abrams, Stephen L.; Montalto, Giuseppe; D'Assoro, Antonino B.; Libra, Massimo; Nicoletti, Ferdinando; Maestro, Roberta; Basecke, Jorg; Cocco, Lucio; Cervello, Melchiorre; Martelli, Alberto M. (2014-01)
      Glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK-3) is well documented to participate in a complex array of critical cellular processes. It was initially identified in rat skeletal muscle as a serine/threonine kinase that phosphorylated ...
    • Mutations and Deregulation of Ras/Raf/MEK/ERK and PI3K/PTEN/Akt/mTOR Cascades Which Alter Therapy Response 

      McCubrey, James A.; Steelman, Linda S.; Chappell, William H.; Abrams, Stephen L.; Montalto, Giuseppe; Cervello, Melchiorre; Nicoletti, Ferdinando; Fagone, Paolo; Malaponte, Graziella; Mazzarino, Maria C.; Candido, Saverio; Libra, Massimo; Bäsecke, Jörg; Mijatovic, Sanja; Maksimovic-Ivanic, Danijela; Milella, Michele; Tafuri, Agostino; Cocco, Lucio; Evangelisti, Camilla; Chiarini, Francesca; Martelli, Alberto M. (2012-09)
      The Ras/Raf/MEK/ERK and PI3K/PTEN/Akt/mTOR cascades are often activated by genetic alterations in upstream signaling molecules such as receptor tyrosine kinases (RTK). Certain components of these pathways, RAS, NF1, BRAF, ...
    • Nectin like-5 overexpression correlates with the malignant phenotype in cutaneous melanoma 

      Bevelacqua, Valentina; Bevelacqua, Ylenia; Candido, Saverio; Skarmoutsou, Evangelia; Amoroso, Alfredo; Guarneri, Claudio; Strazzanti, Angela; Gangemi, Pietro; Mazzarino, Maria C.; D'Amico, Fabio; McCubrey, James A.; Libra, Massimo; Malaponte, Graziella (2012-08)
      NECL-5 is involved in regulating cell–cell junctions, in cooperation with cadherins, integrins and platelet-derived growth factor receptor, that are essential for intercellular communication. Its role in malignant ...
    • Ras/Raf/MEK/ERK and PI3K/PTEN/Akt/mTOR Cascade Inhibitors: How Mutations Can Result in Therapy Resistance and How to Overcome Resistance 

      McCubrey, James A.; Steelman, Linda S.; Chappell, William H.; Abrams, Stephen L.; Franklin, Richard A.; Montalto, Giuseppe; Cervello, Melchiorre; Libra, Massimo; Candido, Saverio; Malaponte, Graziella; Mazzarino, Maria C.; Fagone, Paolo; Nicoletti, Ferdinando; Bäsecke, Jörg; Mijatovic, Sanja; Maksimovic-Ivanic, Danijela; Milella, Michele; Tafuri, Agostino; Chiarini, Francesca; Evangelisti, Camilla; Cocco, Lucio; Martelli, Alberto M. (2012-10)
      The Ras/Raf/MEK/ERK and PI3K/PTEN/Akt/mTOR cascades are often activated by genetic alterations in upstream signaling molecules such as receptor tyrosine kinases (RTK). Integral components of these pathways, Ras, B-Raf, ...
    • Ras/Raf/MEK/ERK and PI3K/PTEN/Akt/mTOR Inhibitors: Rationale and Importance to Inhibiting These Pathways in Human Health 

      Chappell, William H.; Steelman, Linda S.; Long, Jacquelyn M.; Kempf, C. Ruth; Abrams, Stephen L.; Franklin, Richard A.; Bäsecke, Jörg; Stivala, Franca; Donia, Marco; Fagone, Paolo; Malaponte, Graziella; Mazzarino, Maria C.; Nicoletti, Ferdinando; Libra, Massimo; Maksimovic-Ivanic, Danijela; Mijatovic, Sanja; Montalto, Giuseppe; Cervello, Melchiorre; Laidler, Piotr; Milella, Michele; Tafuri, Agostino; Bonati, Antonio; Evangelisti, Camilla; Cocco, Lucio; Martelli, Alberto M.; McCubrey, James A. (2011-03)
      The Ras/Raf/MEK/ERK and PI3K/PTEN/Akt/mTOR cascades are often activated by genetic alterations in upstream signaling molecules such as receptor tyrosine kinases (RTK). Integral components of these pathways, Ras, B-Raf, ...
    • Roles of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) in human cancer 

      Candido, Saverio; Maestro, Roberta; Polesel, Jerry; Catania, Alessia; Maira, Francesca; Signorelli, Santo S.; McCubrey, James A.; Libra, Massimo (2014-03)
      Cancer remains one of the major cause of death in the Western world. Although, it has been demonstrated that new therapies can improve the outcome of cancer patients, still many patients relapse after treatment. Therefore, ...
    • Roles of the Raf/MEK/ERK and PI3K/PTEN/Akt/mTOR pathways in controlling growth and sensitivity to therapy-implications for cancer and aging 

      Steelman, Linda S.; Chappell, William H.; Abrams, Stephen L.; Kempf, C. Ruth; Long, Jacquelyn M.; Laidler, Piotr; Mijatovic, Sanja; Maksimovic-Ivanic, Danijela; Stivala, Franca; Mazzarino, Maria C.; Donia, Marco; Fagone, Paolo; Malaponte, Graziella; Nicoletti, Ferdinando; Libra, Massimo; Milella, Michele; Tafuri, Agostino; Bonati, Antonio; Bäsecke, Jörg; Cocco, Lucio; Evangelisti, Camilla; Martelli, Alberto M.; Montalto, Giuseppe; Cervello, Melchiorre; McCubrey, James A. (2011-03)
      Dysregulated signaling through the Ras/Raf/MEK/ERK and PI3K/PTEN/Akt/mTOR pathways is often the result of genetic alterations in critical components in these pathways or upstream activators. Unrestricted cellular proliferation ...
    • Roles of the RAF/MEK/ERK Pathway in Cell Growth, Malignant Transformation and Drug Resistance 

      McCubrey, James A.; Steelman, Linda S.; Chappell, William H.; Abrams, Stephen L.; Wong, Ellis W.T.; Chang, Fumin; Lehmann, Brian D.; Terrian, David M.; Milella, Michele; Tafuri, Agostino; Stivala, Franca; Libra, Massimo; Basecke, Jorg; Evangelisti, Camilla; Martelli, Alberto M.; Franklin, Richard A. (East Carolina University, 2007-08)
      Growth factors and mitogens use the Ras/Raf/MEK/ERK signaling cascade to transmit signals from their receptors to regulate gene expression and prevent apoptosis. Some components of these pathways are mutated or aberrantly ...
    • Targeting prostate cancer based on signal transduction and cell cycle pathways 

      Lee, John T.; Lehmann, Brian D.; Terrian, David M.; Chappell, William H.; Stivala, Franca; Libra, Massimo; Martelli, Alberto M.; Steelman, Linda S.; McCubrey, James A. (East Carolina University, 2008-06-15)
      Prostate cancer remains a leading cause of death in men despite increased capacity to diagnose at earlier stages. After prostate cancer has become hormone independent, which often occurs after hormonal ablation therapies, ...
    • Targeting the leukemic stem cell: the Holy Grail of leukemia therapy 

      Misaghian, Negin; Ligresti, Giovanni; Steelman, L. S.; Bertrand, Fred E.; Basecke, Jorg; Libra, Massimo; Nicoletti, Ferdinando; Stivala, F.; Milella, Michele; Tafuri, A.; Cervello, Melchiorre; Martelli, Alberto M.; McCubrey, James A. (East Carolina University, 2009-01)
      Since the discovery of leukemic stem cells (LSCs) over a decade ago, many of their critical biological properties have been elucidated, including their distinct replicative properties, cell surface phenotypes, their ...
    • Targeting the RAF/MEK/ERK, PI3K/AKT and P53 pathways in hematopoietic drug resistance 

      McCubrey, James A.; Steelman, Linda S.; Franklin, Richard A.; Abrams, Stephen L.; Chappell, William H.; Wong, Ellis W.T.; Lehmann, Brian D.; Terrian, David M.; Basecke, Jorg; Stivala, Franca; Libra, Massimo; Evangelisti, Camilla; Martelli, Alberto M. (East Carolina University, 2007)