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Clinical Studies

Anti-neoplastic and demethylating activity of a newly synthetized flavanone-derived compound in Renal Cell Carcinoma cell lines

July 28, 2021

Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) is on the top 10 of the most incident cancers worldwide, being a third of patients diagnosed with advanced disease, for which no curative therapies are currently available. Thus, new effective therapeutic strategies are urgently needed.

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Targeting novel LSD1-dependent ACE2 demethylation domains inhibits SARS-CoV-2 replication

June 1, 2021

Treatment options for COVID-19 remain limited, especially during the early or asymptomatic phase. Here, we report a novel SARS-CoV-2 viral replication mechanism mediated by interactions between ACE2 and the epigenetic eraser enzyme LSD1, and its interplay with the nuclear shuttling importin pathway. Recent studies have shown a critical role for the importin pathway in SARS-CoV-2 infection, and many RNA viruses hijack this axis to re-direct host cell transcription.

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Label‑free spectral imaging to study drug distribution and metabolism in single living cells

February 3, 2021

During drug development, evaluation of drug and its metabolite is an essential process to understand drug activity, stability, toxicity and distribution. Liquid chromatography (LC) coupled with mass spectrometry (MS) has become the standard analytical tool for screening and identifying drug metabolites. Unlike LC/MS approach requiring liquifying the biological samples, we showed that spectral imaging (or spectral microscopy) could provide high‑resolution images of doxorubicin (dox) and its metabolite doxorubicinol (dox’ol) in single living cells. Using this new method, we performed measurements without destroying the biological samples

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Spectral Imaging: Principles and Applications

July 17, 2018
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Rapid microscopy measurement of very large spectral images

July 17, 2018
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