JAK1 Inhibitors for Autoimmune Disease
Could specific JAK1 inhibitors lead to better treatments for autoimmune disease? – The human immune response is complex with numerous cellular pathways playing a role. And, when an abnormal immune response results from one’s own body, known as an autoimmune disorder – it adds to the complexity. While we often think of celiac disease, inflammatory
Targeting Innate Immunity With NLRP3 Inhibitors
Can NLRP3 inhibitors help treat autoimmune disease? – The human immune response is complicated and we continue to discover pathways involved that add to the complexity. Different than the adaptive immune response, the innate response acts quickly and is considered the first line of defense against pathogens and foreign DNA. In order to do its
Researchers Studying Hsp70 Activity
Newly expressed human Hsp70 activity now being studied –  Heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) is known for its upregulation during times of stress in order to maintain homeostasis. Like other heat shock proteins, Hsp70 is a chaperone protein that assists other proteins in correctly folding to become fully active molecules.  It binds to damaged, misfolded,
Transcreener Glycosyltransferase Assay Blog
BellBrook Labs scientists have developed a new universal UDP detection assay for the measurement of Glycosyltransferase activity.  The Transcreener UDP2 FI Assay extends the Transcreener platform for UDP detection by utilizing a simple fluorescence intensity (FI) output. It can be used on fluorescence readers typically found in academic and therapeutic research laboratories, as well as
CPS1 Inhibitor Researcher at the Bench
Researchers look to discover a CPS1 inhibitor with an eye on cancer – Without properly functioning carbamoyl-phosphate synthetase I (CPS1), large amounts of highly toxic ammonia is able to accumulate in the body contributing to neurological conditions.2  Increased levels of the enzyme have been found in some cancers including lung adenocarcinoma (LADC).1 When overexpressed, CPS1
cGAS Inhibitors Grant
The new Transcreener CD73 Assay measures adenosine production by CD73 in a mix-and-read format with a far-red fluorescence polarization readout. The assay will accelerate efforts to discover selective CD73 antagonists for cancer immunotherapy by enabling high throughput screening, structure-driven hit-to-lead, and mechanistic studies with the purified enzyme. Madison, WI – April 27th, 2020 – Researchers
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CD73 is a plasma membrane-bound ectonucleotidase that hydrolyzes AMP into adenosine, contributing to immunosuppression in the tumor microenvironment; it is being pursued as a promising immuno-oncology drug target. In this webinar we will present the steps involved in development of the Transcreener CD73 assay. Transcreener is a biochemical HTS assay platform based on homogenous immunodetection
FUT7 Fucosyltransferase Assays and Chronic Inflammation
Inflammation is a necessary step involved in the immune response, allowing our bodies to fight and eliminate disease, allergies, and injuries. The inflammatory response recruits several mediators to aid in the destruction of whatever pathogen caused the response in the first place. Cells such as leucocytes, eosinophils, and neutrophils get recruited to the site in
PI3K Inhibitors for Cancer Research
PI3K Inhibitors and Cancer – Although cancer is widespread, determining the culprit, as well as individual treatment, is challenging. A variety of cancer types exist with a multitude of contributors. Being the most common human genetic disease, a whole host of genes are involved. Some contribute to curbing cancer (tumor suppressor genes), while oncogenes promote
FP Assays
Fluorescence polarization assays (FP assays) are used in a variety of ways.  From uncovering molecules in solution, to monitoring drug levels in clinical settings, and are enabling in drug discovery. These binding assays have been used to gain knowledge of molecular interactions, enzymatic activity, and nucleic acid hybridization. Moreover, scientists use FP to study small
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