New Transcreener cGAS Assay
The new Transcreener cGAMP cGAS Assay directly measures the product cGAMP, in a cGAS enzymatic reaction allowing researchers to screen vast compound libraries for novel modulators. The assay will be used to discover and develop new treatments for autoimmune diseases and cancer by targeting the cGAS-STING pathway. Madison, WI – Researchers at BellBrook Labs have
Fighting Ovarian Cancer ST3GAL1 Inhibitors
Important functions such as cell–cell recognition, protein targeting, and cell adhesion taking place in the human body get carried out through a process known as sialylation. Sialylation is a common reaction that is catalyzed by a sialyltransferase (ST) enzyme with the goal of adding a sialic acid (monosaccharide) to a growing oligosaccharide forming a glycolipid
Scientist Working on TBK1 Inhibitors for Cancer Research
TBK1 Inhibitors, Autoimmune Disorders, and Cancer – Inflammation is a crucial step within the immune response, helping our bodies eliminate disease. However, it can also be a burden where misregulation creates a variety of maladies including cancer. As inflammation persists, becoming chronic, the beneficial elements can be lost and disease occurs. It’s not just autoimmune
ENPP1 Inhibitors Improve Innate Immunity
The human immune response is incredible. Unlike the adaptive immune response, the innate response acts quickly and is considered the first line of defense against pathogens and foreign DNA such as tumor cells. To be effective, the innate immune response relies on several cell types and a multitude of proteins such as interferons (INFs). This
DNA Methyltransferase Inhibitors for MDS
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a broad, complex group of cancers characterized by the inability to form mature, healthy blood cells. There are different types with varying degrees of risk associated, making it difficult to diagnose and treat. Additionally, many patients are symptom-free and at an older age where they are likely to have other life-threatening
Scientist Using a GTPase Assay
Measuring Rab interaction with a GTPase Assay – GTPases are in the limelight in biology and drug discovery because of their role in a wide range of cellular processes and functions.  They are highly conserved regulatory proteins involved in such diverse roles as signal transduction, protein biosynthesis, cell adhesion, membrane remodeling and trafficking, cytoskeletal reorganization,
CD73 Activity Assay to Help Stop Cancer
Tumor Immunosuppression and a CD73 Activity Assay –  To say cancer is complex would be an understatement. From the cause, to treatment, to living with the disease, nothing about it is easy. As one of the leading factors of death worldwide and the burden on families and the healthcare system as a whole, it’s no
Discovery On Target 2019
  BellBrook Labs will exhibit and present posters at the upcoming Discovery On Target conference in Boston, MA. At the event BellBrook will demonstrate applications for its suite of high throughput screening tools, including residence time determination, studying CD73 and CD39, screening for kinase inhibitors, using Transcreener for a cGAS drug discovery program, and more!
tyrosine kinase inhibitor lung cancer
According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death each year and accounts for approximately 13% of all new cases. The most common type being non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Although smoking is the biggest contributor, other factors such as genetics and environmental pollutants contribute to lung cancer of
PDE Activity Assay Heart Disease
Heart Disease: The Role of PDEs and a PDE Activity Assay Heart disease is often misunderstood due to confusion with terminology and the different types of heart disease that exist. While a heart attack can occur quickly, heart failure is a slower progression where the heart weakens over time. One thing is certain; heart disease