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Message 50987 - Posted: 30 Nov 2018 | 15:17:55 UTC
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Dears,

I am sending a new experiment on the short queue targeting inhibitor of apoptosis proteins.

Inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (IAPs) constitute a family of conserved protein in the apoptotic pathway. In other words, they prevent the "programmed death" of cells; therefore, their over-expression enhances survival and resistance to anticancer agents. Small molecules (smac mimetics, SM), similar to the natural antagonist of IAPs, are a first generation of drugs which have been developed to sensitize cells to apoptosis. Although they are currently used in cancer therapy, there are some cases in which the SM-mediated degradation brings to the non canonical activation of NFkb and so to the expression of CIAP2 gene, suppressing TNF-alpha killing; in other words, resistance may arise to SM. In this set of simulations we are testing some mechanisms with which apoptosis in resistant cancer cells may be restored.

The WUs are tagged "*IAP*".

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Message 50988 - Posted: 30 Nov 2018 | 16:34:05 UTC

Thanks for the heads-up Toni :)
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Message 50989 - Posted: 30 Nov 2018 | 16:37:44 UTC - in response to Message 50987.

Thanks Toni,

Hope to have my #1 computer back up tomorrow morning to crunch some of these.

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Message 50990 - Posted: 30 Nov 2018 | 19:20:46 UTC

Thank you for the in-depth update. It is always appreciated!

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Message 50991 - Posted: 30 Nov 2018 | 22:18:30 UTC

I got one but the server cancelled it. Wonder why.

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Message 50992 - Posted: 1 Dec 2018 | 2:14:39 UTC

Got another one and it processed fine in about 1.4 hours on a GTX-1060.

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