Melodious music functions as a protector of your myocardium: Music increases Agrin expression, activates Yap and ERK-mediated signaling,  replaces scar tissue with functional cardiomyocytes, and promotes cardiomyocyte regeneration and repair after myocardial infarction, via up-regulation of its target gene, 28/December/2017, 2.07 pm

Introduction: What they say: A recent study from Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100, Israel; Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA; and Baylor College of Medicine and The Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas 77030, US shows that “The extracellular matrix protein Agrin promotes heart regeneration […]

Repurposing the anti-pulmonary hypertensive drug into a longevity-promoting drug: Sitaxentan (trade name: Thelin), an anti-pulmonary hypertensive drug, increases NMN/NAD levels, decreases interaction of DBC1 with PARP1, increases PARP1 activity, promotes DNA repair, augments tolerance against radiation, cancer, and aging, via down-regulation of its target gene, 28/October/2018, 1.55 pm

Introduction: What they say A study from Department of Genetics, Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; and Department of Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia shows that “A conserved NAD+ binding pocket that regulates protein-protein […]

A probiotic way to stay free of autoimmune diabetes: Probiotic Bifidobacterium bifidum increases PD-L1 expression, increases Tregs function, promotes immune tolerance, increases pancreatic β-cell proliferation and regeneration, increases insulin secretion, improves insulin sensitivity, increases energy utilization, and reverses TIDM, via up-regulation of its target gene, 28/September/2018, 1.00 pm

Introduction: What they say A study from the International Center for T1D, Pediatric Clinical Research Center Romeo ed Enrica Invernizzi, “L. Sacco” Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, University of Milan, Milan 20157, Italy; and Nephrology Division, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA shows that “PD-L1 genetic overexpression or pharmacological restoration in hematopoietic stem and progenitor […]

Repurposing the anti-inflammatory drug into a longevity-promoting drug: Sulindac, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), inhibits the expression of Ribosomal protein S6 kinase 1 (p70S6 Kinase) and extends mammalian lifespan, via upregulation of its target genes, 26/September/2018, 11.59 pm

What they say: A study from the Institute of Healthy Ageing, Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, University College London, London WC1E 6JJ, UK shows that “Ribosomal protein S6 kinase 1 signaling regulates mammalian life span.” This study was published, in the 2 October 2009 issue of the Journal “Science” (I.F: 31.477 ), by Prof Dominic J. Withers, Dr. Selman C and others. What we […]

Repurposing the anti-pulmonary hypertensive drug into a longevity-promoting drug: Ambrisentan(trade name: Letairis, Volibris, Pulmonext), an anti-pulmonary hypertensive drug, increases NMN/NAD levels, decreases interaction of DBC1 with PARP1, increases PARP1 activity, promotes DNA repair, augments tolerance against radiation, cancer, and aging, via down-regulation of its target gene, 26/October/2018, 11.28 pm

Introduction: What they say A study from Department of Genetics, Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; and Department of Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia shows that “A conserved NAD+ binding pocket that regulates protein-protein […]

Awakening the sleeping/cancer-protecting angels in mutant p53 human tumors: Sulindac (brand name: Clinoril), a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used in the treatment of acute and chronic inflammatory conditions,  increases the expression of tumor suppressors genes, such as CCM3/KRIT1, TPM1,  p53, TAp63, TAp73, INK4a, and others, and induces regression of p53-mutated human cancers and other cancers, via up-regulation of its target gene, 26/October/2018, 11.14 pm

From Significance of the study to Public health relevance:  Given that: (1) cancer suppressor p53 is mutated in more than 50% of human cancers of different tissue origin; (2) p53 pathway is altered in about 80% of tumors.; (3) our understanding is incomplete in terms of molecular targets and the oncogenic/malignant pathways involved in mutant […]