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TWiPO #5 ~ Hedgehog Signaling and Itraconazole

May 19, 2011

Dr. Tim Cripe and Dr. Maureen O'Brien discuss the role of targeting of hedgehog signaling in diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) and the use of drugs designed for other uses -- such as itraconazole, an anti-fungal drug found to suppress hedgehog signaling -- as a possible treatment for medulloblastoma.

1:20 feedback and comments on previous TWiPO episode

2:58 Hedgehog-responsive candidate cell of origin for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma; (fulltext) Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2011 March 15; 108(11): 4453–4458

9:22 Itraconazole, a commonly used antifungal that inhibits Hedgehog pathway activity and cancer growth. Cancer Cell. 2010 Apr 13;17(4):388-99.
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