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Morphometric properties of immature reticulocytes in health and during acute lymphoblastic and acute myeloid leukemia.

Tissue Cell 2021 Jun 10;71:101578. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Department of Biology, Faculty of Biology and Chemistry, Belgorod State University, 85 Pobeda St., Belgorod, 308015, Russia. Electronic address:

Despite significant advances, many changes occurring in the tumor microenvironment during acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) remain unclear. The surface of immature reticulocytes was examined by atomic force microscopy (AFM) to determine specific changes during the development of ALL and AML. In patients with ALL the surface area of reticulocytes increased by 18. Read More

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Expression and prognostic relevance of long noncoding RNAs CRNDE and AOX2P in adult acute myeloid leukemia.

Int J Lab Hematol 2021 Jun 15. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

Introduction: Several long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been demonstrated to play a critical role in the tumorigenesis of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and altered expression of certain lncRNAs has been recognized as a potential prognostic marker in AML patients. Here, we sought to determine whether the expression of the lncRNA colorectal neoplasia differentially expressed (CRNDE) and aldehyde oxidase 2 pseudogene (AOX2P) is associated with clinicopathological features and clinical outcome of patients with AML.

Methods: CRNDE and AOX2P expression levels were measured in diagnostic blood samples from 200 adult patients with de novo AML, along with 50 healthy control blood samples, using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). Read More

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Increased TIGIT expressing NK cells with dysfunctional phenotype in AML patients correlated with poor prognosis.

Cancer Immunol Immunother 2021 Jun 15. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

The Second Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Allergy & Clinical Immunology; Sino-French Hoffmann Institute, School of Basic Sciences, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China.

AML is the most common blood cancer in adults with a high relapse and an overall poor survival rate. NK cells have been demonstrated to have the capacity to eradicate AML blast, and an impaired NK cell function is involved in AML development and progression. Immune checkpoints are involved in immune escape in various cancers. Read More

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Stabilization of fatty acid synthesis enzyme acetyl-CoA carboxylase 1 suppresses acute myeloid leukemia development.

J Clin Invest 2021 Jun;131(12)

Cancer cells reprogram lipid metabolism during their malignant progression, but limited information is currently available on the involvement of alterations in fatty acid synthesis in cancer development. We herein demonstrate that acetyl-CoA carboxylase 1 (ACC1), a rate-limiting enzyme for fatty acid synthesis, plays a critical role in regulating the growth and differentiation of leukemia-initiating cells. The Trib1-COP1 complex is an E3 ubiquitin ligase that targets C/EBPA, a transcription factor regulating myeloid differentiation, for degradation, and its overexpression specifically induces acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Read More

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Inhibition of translation initiation factor eIF4a inactivates heat shock factor 1 (HSF1) and exerts anti-leukemia activity in AML.

Leukemia 2021 Jun 14. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Leukemia, Section of Molecular Hematology and Therapy, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA.

Eukaryotic initiation factor 4A (eIF4A), the enzymatic core of the eIF4F complex essential for translation initiation, plays a key role in the oncogenic reprogramming of protein synthesis, and thus is a putative therapeutic target in cancer. As important component of its anticancer activity, inhibition of translation initiation can alleviate oncogenic activation of HSF1, a stress-inducible transcription factor that enables cancer cell growth and survival. Here, we show that primary acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells exhibit the highest transcript levels of eIF4A1 compared to other cancer types. Read More

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Meta-analysis of gene signatures and key pathways indicates suppression of JNK pathway as a regulator of chemo-resistance in AML.

Sci Rep 2021 Jun 14;11(1):12485. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Cell and Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Islamic Republic of Iran.

The pathways and robust deregulated gene signatures involved in AML chemo-resistance are not fully understood. Multiple subgroups of AMLs which are under treatment of various regimens seem to have similar regulatory gene(s) or pathway(s) related to their chemo-resistance phenotype. In this study using gene set enrichment approach, deregulated genes and pathways associated with relapse after chemotherapy were investigated in AML samples. Read More

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Updating recommendations of the Brazilian Group of Flow Cytometry (GBCFLUX) for diagnosis of acute leukemias using four-color flow cytometry panels.

Hematol Transfus Cell Ther 2021 May 21. Epub 2021 May 21.

Hospital Amaral Carvalho, Jaú, SP, Brazil.

Introduction: Flow cytometry has become an increasingly important tool in the clinical laboratory for the diagnosis and monitoring of many hematopoietic neoplasms. This method is ideal for immunophenotypic identification of cellular subpopulations in complex samples, such as bone marrow and peripheral blood. In general, 4-color panels appear to be adequate, depending on the assay. Read More

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Sequential everolimus for angiomyolipoma associated with tuberous sclerosis complex: a prospective cohort study.

Orphanet J Rare Dis 2021 Jun 14;16(1):277. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Urology, the Third Medical Centre, Chinese PLA General Hospital, 69 Yong Ding Road, Beijing, 100039, China.

Background: To evaluate the efficacy, safety and health economics of sequential everolimus in treating angiomyolipoma (AML) associated with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC).

Methods: In this prospective cohort study, patients met the inclusion criteria received standard or sequential treatment according to their willingness. All patients received an initial dose of everolimus (10 mg oral, once a day) for 3 months. Read More

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Tumor suppressor function of Gata2 in Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia.

Blood 2021 Jun 14. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, United States.

Most patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) can be cured with combined All Trans Retinoic Acid (ATRA) and Arsenic Trioxide therapy, which induce the destruction of PML-RARA, the initiating fusion protein for this disease1. However, the underlying mechanisms by which PML-RARA initiates and maintains APL cells are still not clear. We therefore identified genes that are dysregulated by PML-RARA in mouse and human APL cells, and prioritized GATA2 for functional studies because 1) it is highly expressed in pre-leukemic cells expressing PML-RARA, 2) its high expression persists in transformed APL cells, and 3) spontaneous somatic mutations of GATA2 occur during APL progression in both mice and humans. Read More

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New prodrugs and analogs of the phenazine 5,10-dioxide natural products iodinin and myxin promote selective cytotoxicity towards human acute myeloid leukemia cells.

RSC Med Chem 2021 Apr 19;12(5):767-778. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Oslo PO Box 1068 Blindern N0316 Oslo Norway

Novel chemotherapeutic strategies for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) treatment are called for. We have recently demonstrated that the phenazine 5,10-dioxide natural products iodinin () and myxin () exhibit potent and hypoxia-selective cell death on MOLM-13 human AML cells, and that the -oxide functionalities are pivotal for the cytotoxic activity. Very few structure-activity relationship studies dedicated to phenazine 5,10-dioxides exist on mammalian cell lines and the present work describes our efforts regarding lead optimizations of the natural compounds iodinin () and myxin (). Read More

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Prognostic Prediction of Cytogenetically Normal Acute Myeloid Leukemia Based on a Gene Expression Model.

Front Oncol 2021 27;11:659201. Epub 2021 May 27.

State Key Laboratory of Experimental Hematology, National Clinical Research Center for Blood Diseases, Institute of Hematology & Blood Diseases Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Tianjin, China.

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) refers to a heterogeneous group of hematopoietic malignancies. The well-known European Leukemia Network (ELN) stratifies AML patients into three risk groups, based primarily on the detection of cytogenetic abnormalities. However, the prognosis of cytogenetically normal AML (CN-AML), which is the largest AML subset, can be hard to define. Read More

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Evolving patterns of care and outcomes in relapsed/refractory FLT3 mutated acute myeloid leukemia adult patients.

Leuk Lymphoma 2021 Jun 14:1-10. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Hematology Department, Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe, Valencia, Spain.

We have analyzed treatment patterns and outcomes of relapsed/refractory(R/R) AML adult patients registered in our institutional data base between 1998 and 2018. Overall, 147 patients were evaluable: 34 from 1998 to 2009, 113 from 2010 to 2018. Salvage treatments were intensive chemotherapy ( = 25, 74%), and supportive care ( = 9, 26%) in the 1998-2009 period, and intensive chemotherapy ( = 63, 56%), hypomethylating agent ( = 7, 6%), low-dose cytarabine-based ( = 8, 7%), clinical trial ( = 16, 14%) and supportive care ( = 19, 17%) in the 2010-2018 period. Read More

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Novel CD123 polyaptamer hydrogel edited by Cas9/sgRNA for AML-targeted therapy.

Drug Deliv 2021 Dec;28(1):1166-1178

Department of Neonatology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China.

CD123 targeting molecules have been widely applied in acute myelocytic leukemia (AML) therapeutics. Although antibodies have been more widely used as targeting molecules, aptamer have unique advantages for CD123 targeting therapy. In this study, we constructed an aptamer hydrogel termed as SSFH which could be precisely cut by Cas9/sgRNA for programmed SS30 release. Read More

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December 2021

Novel combined variants of WT1 and TET2 in a refractory and recurrent AML patient.

BMC Med Genomics 2021 Jun 13;14(1):158. Epub 2021 Jun 13.

Department of Hematology, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University, No. 45 Changchun Street, Beijing, 100053, People's Republic of China.

Background: Somatic mutations in Wilms' tumor 1 (WT1) and tet methylcytosine dioxygenase 2 (TET2) genes were separately perceived as contributors to hematopoietic disorders and usually thought to have a mutually exclusive effect in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). However, we found novel WT1 and TET2 variants persistently co-existed in a refractory and recurrent AML patient with t(9;11)(p21.3;q23. Read More

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Droplet digital polymerase chain reaction assay for the detection of the minor clone of KIT D816V in paediatric acute myeloid leukaemia especially showing RUNX1-RUNX1T1 transcripts.

Br J Haematol 2021 Jun 13. Epub 2021 Jun 13.

Department of Pediatrics, Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine, Yokohama, Japan.

KIT D816V mutation within exon 17 has been particularly reported as one of the poor prognostic factors in pediatric acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with RUNX1-RUNX1T1. The exact frequency and the prognostic impact of KIT D816V minor clones at diagnosis were not examined. In this study, the minor clones were examined and the prognostic significance of KIT D816V mutation in pediatric patients was investigated. Read More

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Intracranial myeloid sarcoma presentation in distant acute myeloid leukemia remission.

J Clin Neurosci 2021 Jul 12;89:158-160. Epub 2021 May 12.

Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA, USA. Electronic address:

Intracranial myeloid sarcoma (IMS) is a rare central nervous system manifestation of hematopoietic neoplasms of myeloid origin. We report the first case of IMS treatment with an isocitrate dehydrogenase-2 (IDH-2) inhibitor, Enasidenib, following surgical resection, whole-brain radiation, and consolidation Etoposide/Cytarabine therapy. A 42-year-old female was diagnosed with IMS after a 10-year remission of her acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Read More

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A homozygous nonsense mutation early in exon 5 of BRCA2 is associated with very severe Fanconi anemia.

Eur J Med Genet 2021 Jun 9:104260. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Pediatrics III, University Hospital Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen, 45122 Essen, Germany; Department of Otorhinolaryngology & Head/Neck Surgery, University Hospital Düsseldorf, Heinrich Heine University, 40225 Düsseldorf, Germany. Electronic address:

Fanconi anemia (FA) due to biallelic mutations in the BRCA2 gene is very rare and associated with an extremely high risk of early-onset of aggressive childhood malignancies, predominantly brain tumors, leukemia, and nephroblastoma. Here, we present a consanguineous family with three affected children of the D1 subtype of FA and describe the clinical consequences of the earliest known biallelic nonsense/stop-gain germ-line mutation in BRCA2, exon 5 c.469A>T, that leads to a premature stop of translation, p. Read More

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Enhanced immune reconstitution of γδ T cells after allograft overcomes negative impact of pre-transplant MRD positive status in AML patients.: γδ T cells and MRD+ AML.

Transplant Cell Ther 2021 Jun 9. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Stem Cell Transplantation, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany. Electronic address:

Background: Minimal residual disease (MRD) prior to allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) in AML is a poor risk factor for outcome. The γδ T cells represents a unique minority lymphocyte population which is preferentially located in peripheral tissues, can recognize antigens in non-MHC restricted manner and plays a "bridging" role between innate and adaptive immune system.

Objectives: In this study, we investigated a potential graft-vs-leukaemia effect of γδ T cells reconstitution post-transplant in AML patients with pre-transplant positive minimal/measurable disease status (MRD+). Read More

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Oral mucositis in patients with acute myeloid leukemia treated with allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in relation to the conditioning used prior to transplantation.

Ann Hematol 2021 Jun 12. Epub 2021 Jun 12.

Department of Gerodontology and Oral Pathology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Bukowska 70, 60-812, Poznań, Poland.

This study was designed to investigate the frequency and severity of oral mucositis in patients with acute myeloid leukemia after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation, in relation to the type of conditioning used. Eighty patients diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia were assigned to two groups based on the conditioning regimen used before transplantation. The intensity of oral inflammatory lesions induced by chemotherapy (oral mucositis) was evaluated according to a 5-point scale recommended by World Health Organization. Read More

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Fanconi anemia proteins participate in a break-induced-replication-like pathway to counter replication stress.

Nat Struct Mol Biol 2021 Jun 10;28(6):487-500. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

State Key Laboratory of Protein and Plant Gene Research, School of Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China.

Fanconi anemia (FA) is a devastating hereditary disease characterized by bone marrow failure (BMF) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML). As FA-deficient cells are hypersensitive to DNA interstrand crosslinks (ICLs), ICLs are widely assumed to be the lesions responsible for FA symptoms. Here, we show that FA-mutated cells are hypersensitive to persistent replication stress and that FA proteins play a role in the break-induced-replication (BIR)-like pathway for fork restart. Read More

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Cabozantinib promotes erythroid differentiation in K562 erythroleukemia cells through global changes in gene expression and JNK activation.

Cancer Gene Ther 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Medical Biotechnology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Cabozantinib is a potent tyrosine kinase inhibitor with multiple targets including MET, VEGFR2, RET, KIT, and FLT3. Cabozantinib is widely used for the treatment of medullary thyroid cancer and renal cell carcinoma. We recently suggested cabozantinib as a potential therapeutic alternative for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients with FLT3-internal tandem duplication (FLT3-ITD). Read More

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Unusual source of recurrent Corynebacterium bacteraemia in an immunocompromised patient.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 Jun 11;14(6). Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Respiratory Medicine, Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli, UK.

We describe a unique case of a patient with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), with recurring infections during chemotherapy from chronic nasal carriage of non-diphtherial Corynebacterium, who was eventually diagnosed as she presented with neutropaenic sepsis. Identifying (often multiple) sources of infection in immunocompromised patients is crucial but deciding whether multiple organisms, which in health are considered as commensals, are actually pathogenic during vulnerable states-can be clinically difficult. Our case highlights the efforts to correctly identify the actual source of this rare organism and the recognition of its pathogenic potential when other illnesses present. Read More

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A higher percentage of leukemic blasts with vacuoles predicts unfavorable outcomes in patients with acute myeloid leukemia.

Leuk Res 2021 Jun 6;109:106638. Epub 2021 Jun 6.

Department of Hematology, Zhengzhou University People's Hospital and Henan Provincial People's Hospital, Henan, People's Republic of China. Electronic address:

Cytoplasmic vacuoles, which are a morphological feature of dysplasia, can be observed under a microscope at initial diagnosis. Recently, this typical morphological feature has been found to be associated with impaired survival. To investigate the clinical significance of the grading of blasts with vacuoles in acute myeloid leukemia (AML), we retrospectively studied 152 patients newly diagnosed with non-M3 AML. Read More

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How I treat pediatric acute myeloid leukemia.

Blood 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Prinses Máxima Centrum, Utrecht, Netherlands.

Treatment outcomes for pediatric patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) have continued to lag behind outcomes reported for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), in part because of the heterogeneity of the disease, a paucity of targeted therapies, and the relatively slow development of immunotherapy compared to ALL. In addition, we have reached the limits of treatment intensity and, even with outstanding supportive care, it is highly unlikely that further intensification of conventional chemotherapy alone will impact relapse rates. However, comprehensive genomic analyses and a more thorough characterization of the leukemic stem cell have provided insights that should lead to tailored and more effective therapies in the near future. Read More

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Leukemia after gene therapy for sickle cell disease: insertional mutagenesis, busulfan, both or neither.

Blood 2021 Jun 3. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, United States.

Recently, encouraging data provided long-awaited hope for gene therapy as a cure for sickle cell disease (SCD). Nevertheless, the suspension of the bluebird bio gene therapy trial (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT02140554) after participants developed acute myeloid leukemia/myelodysplastic syndrome (AML/MDS) is concerning. Read More

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CD44 loss of function sensitizes AML cells to the BCL-2 inhibitor venetoclax by decreasing CXCL12-driven survival cues.

Blood 2021 Jun 3. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany.

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) has a poor prognosis under the current standard of care. In recent years, venetoclax, a BCL-2 inhibitor, was approved to treat patients, ineligible for intensive induction chemotherapy. Complete remission rates with venetoclax-based therapies are, however, hampered by minimal residual disease (MRD) in a proportion of patients, leading to relapse. Read More

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Clonal Dynamics and clinical implications of Post-Remission Clonal Hematopoiesis in Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).

Blood 2021 Jun 3. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, United States.

While clonal hematopoiesis (CH) can precede the development of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), it can also persist after achieving remission. Long-term clonal dynamics and clinical implications of persistent CH are not well understood. Here, we studied the prevalence, dynamics and clinical implications of post-remission CH in 164 AML patients who attained complete remission after induction chemotherapies. Read More

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Efficacy and safety of chemotherapy combined with different doses of IL-2 maintenance therapies for acute myeloid leukemia: A protocol for a Bayesian network meta-analysis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Jun;100(23):e26098

Affiliated Hospital of Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Background: Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is the most common malignant tumor of the hematopoietic system, which seriously threatens the lives of patients. Most AML patients have acute onset, severe condition, and poor prognosis. The present study aimed to comprehensively evaluate the effectiveness and safety of chemotherapy combined with different doses of interleukin-2 (IL-2) maintenance treatments in AML by Bayesian network meta-analysis (NMA). Read More

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The USP7-TRIM27 axis mediates non-canonical PRC1.1 function and is a druggable target in leukemia.

iScience 2021 May 16;24(5):102435. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Department of Experimental Hematology, Cancer Research Center Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, 9713 GZ Groningen, The Netherlands.

In an attempt to unravel functionality of the non-canonical PRC1.1 Polycomb complex in human leukemogenesis, we show that USP7 and TRIM27 are integral components of PRC1.1. Read More

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A Message from the Editor-in-Chief.

R Jankauskas

Acta Med Litu 2020 23;27(2):45. Epub 2020 Dec 23.

"A Message from the Editor-in-Chief", Acta medica Lituanica, 27(2), p. 45. Available at: https://www.journals.vu.lt/AML/article/view/21932 (Accessed: 15April2021).

A Message from the Editor-in-Chief This issue of Acta medica Lituanica is the result of further evolution: from now on, our journal is being published by the Vilnius University Press. Probably you noted changed design, but most changes are within the system of submission and publishing. All they serve the main goal - wider and more effective dissemination of knowledge. Read More

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December 2020