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Ethanolic extract of C. Koch improves pulmonary function and inflammation in LPS-induced acute lung injury mice.

J Complement Integr Med 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Cellular and Molecular Research Center, Department of Anatomical Sciences, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran.

Objectives: Acute lung injury (ALI) is a life-threatening pulmonary dysfunction associated with severe inflammation. There are still no effective pharmacological therapies for the treatment of ALI. In this concern, several anti-inflammatory agents could be used as add-on therapy to inhibit inflammation. Read More

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Microvesicles and Exosomes Released by Amnion Epithelial Cells Under Oxidative Stress Cause Inflammatory Changes in Uterine Cells.

Biol Reprod 2021 May 7. Epub 2021 May 7.

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Perinatal Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX 77555, USA.

Extracellular vesicles (EVs) play a crucial role in feto-maternal communication and provide an important paracrine signaling mechanism in pregnancy. We hypothesize that fetal cells-derived exosomes and microvesicles (MVs) under oxidative stress carry unique cargo and traffic through feto-maternal interface, which cause inflammation in uterine cells associated with parturition. Exosomes and MVs, from primary amnion epithelial cell (AEC) culture media under normal or oxidative stress (OS)-induced conditions, were isolated by optimized differential centrifugation method followed by characterization for size (nanoparticle tracking analyzer), shape (transmission electron microscopy), and protein markers (western blot and immunofluorescence). Read More

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Neither gonadotropin nor cumulus cell expansion is needed for the maturation of competent porcine oocytes in vitro.

Biol Reprod 2021 May 7. Epub 2021 May 7.

Division of Animal Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211.

In vitro maturation of oocytes from immature females is widely used in assisted reproductive technologies. Here we illustrate that cumulus cell (CC) expansion, once considered a key indicator of oocyte quality, is not needed for oocytes to mature to the metaphase II (MII) stage and to gain nuclear and cytoplasmic competence to produce offspring. Juvenile pig oocytes were matured in four different media: 1) Basal (-gonadotropins (GN)-FLI); 2) -GN + FLI (supplement of FGF2, LIF, and IGF1); 3) + GN-FLI; 4) + GN + FLI. Read More

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Preliminary study on impacts of polystyrene microplastics on the hematological system and gene expression in bone marrow cells of mice.

Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 2021 May 4;218:112296. Epub 2021 May 4.

Key Laboratory of Environmental Medicine Engineering, Ministry of Education, School of Public Health, Southeast University, Nanjing 210009, Jiangsu, China. Electronic address:

Microplastics (MPs) are currently a global environmental pollutants and health hazards that caused by MPs cannot be ignored. However, studies on MP toxicity in mammals are scare. Here, we investigated the effects of two doses (0. Read More

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Ultra-low coverage whole genome sequencing of ccfDNA in multiple myeloma: A tool for laboratory routine?

Cancer Treat Res Commun 2021 Apr 25;28:100380. Epub 2021 Apr 25.

Center for Human Genetics, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. Electronic address:

Multiple myeloma (MM), is a heterogeneous disease in which chromosomal abnormalities are important for prognostic risk stratification. Cytogenetic profiling with FISH on plasma cells from bone marrow samples (BM-PCs) is the current gold standard, but variable infiltration of plasma cells or failed aspiration can hamper this process. Ultra-low coverage sequencing (ULCS) of circulating cell-free DNA (ccfDNA) may offer a minimally invasive alternative for the work-up of these cases. Read More

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A hafnium oxide-coated dendrite-free zinc anode for rechargeable aqueous zinc-ion batteries.

J Colloid Interface Sci 2021 Apr 24;599:467-475. Epub 2021 Apr 24.

School of Chemical Engineering, North China University of Science and Technology, Tangshan 063009, PR China. Electronic address:

In aqueous zinc-ion batteries, metallic zinc is widely used as an anode because of its non-toxicity, environmental benignity, low cost, high abundance and theoretical capacity. However, growth of zinc dendrites, corrosion of zinc anode, passivation, and occurrence of side reactions during continuous charge-discharge cycling hinder development of zinc-ion batteries. In this study, a simple strategy involving application of a HfO coating was used to guide uniform deposition of Zn to suppress formation of zinc dendrites. Read More

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Immunoprotective neo-glycoproteins: Chemoenzymatic synthesis of multivalent glycomimetics for inhibition of cancer-related galectin-3.

Eur J Med Chem 2021 Apr 27;220:113500. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Vídeňská 1083, CZ-14220, Prague 4, Czech Republic. Electronic address:

Galectin-3 plays a crucial role in cancerogenesis; its targeting is a prospective pathway in cancer diagnostics and therapy. Multivalent presentation of glycans was shown to strongly increase the affinity of glycoconjugates to galectin-3. Further strengthening of interaction with galectin-3 may be accomplished using artificial glycomimetics with apt aryl substitutions. Read More

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Family with sequence similarity 83 member A promotes tumor cell proliferation and metastasis and predicts poor prognosis in cervical cancer.

Pathol Res Pract 2021 Apr 15;222:153450. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, 510080, Guangdong, China. Electronic address:

Family with sequence similarity 83 member A (FAM83A) is a member of the FAM83 family and is proven to have oncogenic properties in several cancers. However, the mechanisms of FAM83A in human cervical cancer (CC) progression are unknown. Here, we found that FAM83A is highly expressed in CC tissues and cell lines through western blot and qRT-PCR. Read More

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Expression and localization of FGFR1, FGFR2 and CTGF during normal human lung development.

Acta Histochem 2021 May 4;123(5):151719. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Histology and Embryology, School of Medicine, University of Mostar, Bijeli Brijeg bb, 88000, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Aim of our study was to provide insight into the temporal and spatial expression of FGFR1, FGFR2 and CTGF during normal human lung development which may have an important impact on understanding occurrence of developmental lung anomalies. Morphological parameters were analysed using double immunofluorescence on human embryonal (6th and 7th developmental week-dw) and foetal (8th, 9th and 16th developmental week) human lung samples. FGFR1 and FGFR2 was positive during all the dw in both the epithelium and mesenchyme. Read More

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Involvement of TRPV1 and TRPA1 in the modulation of pacemaker potentials in the mouse ileum.

Cell Calcium 2021 Apr 30;97:102417. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, China.

Background: The roles of transient receptor potential cation channel, subfamily V, member 1 (TRPV1) and subfamily A, member 1 (TRPA1) in mechanisms of gastrointestinal motility are complex. This study aimed to clarify the effects of several TRPV1 and TRPA1 ligands on the electrical potentials generated by pacemaker cells in the mouse-isolated ileum.

Method: The pacemaker potentials of ileal segments of mice were recorded extracellularly using a 60-channel microelectrode array. Read More

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Transcriptome analysis provides insights into long noncoding RNAs in medaka gonads.

Comp Biochem Physiol Part D Genomics Proteomics 2021 Apr 29;39:100842. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

International Research Center for Marine Biosciences, Ministry of Science and Technology, Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai 201306, China; Key Laboratory of Freshwater Aquatic Genetic Resources, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai 201306, China. Electronic address:

Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are gradually regarded as regulators in sex determination and gonad development of various animals. Medaka (Oryzias latipes) is an excellent reproductive research model with sex-determining genes. However, the regulation of gonadal lncRNAs on medaka reproductive development remains unknown. Read More

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Delineation of the functional properties exhibited by the Zinc-Activated Channel (ZAC) and its high-frequency ThrAla variant (rs2257020) in Xenopus oocytes.

Pharmacol Res 2021 May 4:105653. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark. Electronic address:

The signalling characteristics of the Zinc-Activated Channel (ZAC), a member of the Cys-loop receptor (CLR) superfamily, are presently poorly elucidated. The ZACN polymorphism c.454G>A encoding the ThrAla variation in ZAC is found in extremely high allele frequencies across ethnicities. Read More

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Extracellular vesicles regulate gap junction-mediated intercellular communication and HIV-1 infection of human neural progenitor cells.

Neurobiol Dis 2021 May 4:105388. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, 33136, USA. Electronic address:

Human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) has been shown to cross the blood-brain barrier and cause HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) through a process that may involve direct or indirect interactions with the CNS cells and alterations of amyloid β (Aβ) homeostasis. The present study focused on the mechanisms of HIV-1 infecting human neural progenitor cells (hNPCs) and affecting NPC intercellular communications with human brain endothelial cells (HBMEC). Despite the lack of the CD4 receptor, hNPCs were effectively infected by HIV-1 via a mechanism involving the chemokine receptors, CXCR4 and CCR5. Read More

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Replication competence of canine distemper virus in cell lines expressing signaling lymphocyte activation molecule (SLAM) of goat, sheep and dog origin.

Microb Pathog 2021 May 4:104940. Epub 2021 May 4.

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)-Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izatnagar, 243122, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Cellular receptors play an important role in entry and cell to cell spread of morbillivirus infections. The cells expressing SLAM and Nectin-4 have been used for successful and efficient isolation of canine distemper virus (CDV) in high titre. There are several methods for generation of cells expressing receptor molecules. Read More

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Enhanced Efficacy and Drug Delivery with Lipid Coated Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles in Cancer Therapy.

Eur J Pharm Biopharm 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany.

The exposure of cancer cells to subtherapeutic drug concentrations result in multi drug resistance (MDR). The uniqueness of mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNPs) with larger surface area for higher drug loading can solve the issue by delivering higher amounts of chemotherapeutics to the cancer cells. However premature drug release and lower biocompatibility remain challenging. Read More

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Tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) enhances dietary carcinogen-induced DNA damage in colorectal cancer epithelial cells through activation of JNK signaling pathway.

Toxicology 2021 May 4:152806. Epub 2021 May 4.

Section of Biomolecular Medicine. Electronic address:

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer worldwide and the second leading cause of cancer death. Benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) and 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazol [4,5-b] pyridine (PhIP) present in cooked meat are pro-carcinogens and considered to be potential risk factors for CRC. Their carcinogenic and mutagenic effects require metabolic activation primarily by cytochrome P450 1 family enzymes (CYPs); the expression of these enzymes can be modulated by aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) activation and the tumour microenvironment, involving mediators of inflammation. Read More

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Differential Expression of HIV Envelope Epitopes on the Surface of HIV-Infected Macrophages and CD4+ T cells.

Antiviral Res 2021 May 4:105085. Epub 2021 May 4.

Life Sciences Discipline, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, VIC, Australia; School of Health and Biomedical Sciences, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

HIV-infected macrophages contribute to persistence of HIV reservoirs in people living with HIV receiving antiretroviral therapy. A potential strategy to eliminate reservoirs is the use of antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) against infected cells expressing the HIV envelope (Env) protein on their surface. Designing ADCC strategies requires knowledge of exposed Env epitopes on the cell surface and identifying antibodies capable of opsonising infected cells, yet little is known regarding the ability of HIV-infected macrophages to be targeted with such strategies. Read More

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AlphaB-crystallin promotes porcine circovirus type 2 replication in a cell proliferation-dependent manner.

Virus Res 2021 May 4:198435. Epub 2021 May 4.

Key Laboratory of Avian Bioproduct Development, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Yangzhou, Jiangsu, 225009, China; Jiangsu Co-Innovation Center for the Prevention and Control of Important Animal Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses, Yangzhou, Jiangsu, 225009, China; Institutes of Agricultural Science and Technology Development, College of Veterinary Medicine, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, Jiangsu, 225009, China; Postgraduate Training Station of Jiangsu Province, Taizhou, Jiangsu, 225511, China. Electronic address:

Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is the primary causative agent of postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) and causes heavy economic losses to the porcine industry worldwide. In this study, PK-15 cells were infected with PCV2 for 48 h, then harvested and subjected to label-free quantitative proteomic mass spectrometry. In total, 1212 proteins were differentially expressed in PCV2-infected cells compared with mock-infected cells, including 796 upregulated and 416 downregulated proteins. Read More

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Light and electron microscopy imaging unveils new aspects of the antiviral capacity of silver nanoparticles in bunyavirus-infected cells.

Virus Res 2021 May 4:198444. Epub 2021 May 4.

Cell Structure Laboratory, National Center for Biotechnology, CNB-CSIC, campus UAM, Cantoblanco, 28049, Madrid, Spain. Electronic address:

Drug repurposing is an important source of new antivirals because many compounds used to treat a variety of pathologies also hamper viral infections. Habitually, silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have been used to treat bacterial and fungal infections and their antiviral properties have been also reported. In this work, we have studied the antiviral capacity of AgNPs in cells infected with Bunyamwera virus (BUNV), the prototype of the Bunyavirales order. Read More

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mA demethylase ALKBH5 suppresses proliferation and migration of enteric neural crest cells by regulating TAGLN in Hirschsprung's disease.

Life Sci 2021 May 4:119577. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. Electronic address:

Objectives: This study aims to investigate the role of demethylase ALKBH5 mediated demethylation of TAGLN mRNA in the occurrence of Hirschsprung's disease (HSCR), and to clarify how ALKBH5 reduces the mA level of TAGLN mRNA and inhibits its degradation, thereby inhibiting the proliferation and migration of neural crest cells, and potentially contributing to the occurrence of HSCR.

Material And Methods: Quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) and Western-Blot (WB) were conducted to test the expression level of ALKBH5 and TAGLN genes. Cell function assays were adopted to detect cell phenotypes. Read More

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Low dose of methylprednisolone for pain and immune function after thoracic surgery.

Ann Thorac Surg 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Anesthesiology, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning, P.R. China. Electronic address:

Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of single low-dose preoperative methylprednisolone (MP) on the immunological function and postoperative pain of patients undergoing elective video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery under general anesthesia.

Methods: Eighty-one patients who underwent elective video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery were randomly assigned to the MP Group or the Control Group. The T lymphocyte subsets of CD3, CD4, and CD8, the CD4/CD8 ratio at T (before anesthesia), T (after surgery), and T (24 h after surgery) were all recorded. Read More

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Endothelial Transient Receptor Potential V4 Channels Mediate Lung Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury.

Ann Thorac Surg 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Surgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA. Electronic address:

Background: Lung ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI), involving severe inflammation and edema, is a major cause of primary graft dysfunction following transplant. Activation of transient receptor potential vanilloid 4 (TRPV4) channels modulates vascular permeability. Thus, this study tests the hypothesis that endothelial TRPV4 channels mediate lung IRI. Read More

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Hematopoietic stem cells retain functional potential and molecular identity in hibernation cultures.

Stem Cell Reports 2021 Apr 27. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Wellcome MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 0XY, UK; Department of Haematology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 0XY, UK; York Biomedical Research Institute, Department of Biology, University of York, York YO10 5DD, UK. Electronic address:

Advances in the isolation and gene expression profiling of single hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) have permitted in-depth resolution of their molecular program. However, long-term HSCs can only be isolated to near purity from adult mouse bone marrow, thereby precluding studies of their molecular program in different physiological states. Here, we describe a powerful 7-day HSC hibernation culture system that maintains HSCs as single cells in the absence of a physical niche. Read More

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Antitumor effects of iPSC-based cancer vaccine in pancreatic cancer.

Stem Cell Reports 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA; Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University, 265 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305, USA. Electronic address:

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and cancer cells share cellular similarities and transcriptomic profiles. Here, we show that an iPSC-based cancer vaccine, comprised of autologous iPSCs and CpG, stimulated cytotoxic antitumor CD8 T cell effector and memory responses, induced cancer-specific humoral immune responses, reduced immunosuppressive CD4 T regulatory cells, and prevented tumor formation in 75% of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) mice. We demonstrate that shared gene expression profiles of "iPSC-cancer signature genes" and others are overexpressed in mouse and human iPSC lines, PDAC cells, and multiple human solid tumor types compared with normal tissues. Read More

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Asymptomatic COVID-19: disease tolerance with efficient anti-viral immunity against SARS-CoV-2.

EMBO Mol Med 2021 May 7:e14045. Epub 2021 May 7.

A*STAR Infectious Disease Labs (A*STAR ID Labs), Agency for Science, Technology and Research, 8A Biomedical Grove, Immunos, Singapore, 138648.

The immune responses and mechanisms limiting symptom progression in asymptomatic cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection remain unclear. We comprehensively characterized transcriptomic profiles, cytokine responses, neutralization capacity of antibodies and cellular immune phenotypes of asymptomatic patients with acute SARS-CoV-2 infection to identify potential protective mechanisms. Compared to symptomatic patients, asymptomatic patients had higher counts of mature neutrophils and lower proportion of CD169+ expressing monocytes in the peripheral blood. Read More

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Rapid progression is associated with lymphoid follicle dysfunction in SIV-infected infant rhesus macaques.

PLoS Pathog 2021 May 7;17(5):e1009575. Epub 2021 May 7.

Center for Global Infectious Disease Research, Seattle Children's Research Institute, Seattle, Washington, United States of America.

HIV-infected infants are at an increased risk of progressing rapidly to AIDS in the first weeks of life. Here, we evaluated immunological and virological parameters in 25 SIV-infected infant rhesus macaques to understand the factors influencing a rapid disease outcome. Infant macaques were infected with SIVmac251 and monitored for 10 to 17 weeks post-infection. Read More

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Evaluation of a marker independent isolation method for circulating tumor cells in esophageal adenocarcinoma.

PLoS One 2021 7;16(5):e0251052. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Gastro-Intestinal Surgery, University Hospital Ghent, Ghent, Belgium.

Objective: The enrichment of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from blood provides a minimally invasive method for biomarker discovery in cancer. Longitudinal interrogation allows monitoring or prediction of therapy response, detection of minimal residual disease or progression, and determination of prognosis. Despite inherent phenotypic heterogeneity and differences in cell surface marker expression, most CTC isolation technologies typically use positive selection. Read More

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Overexpression of oncogenic H-Ras in hTERT-immortalized and SV40-transformed human cells targets replicative and specialized DNA polymerases for depletion.

PLoS One 2021 7;16(5):e0251188. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Pathology, The Jake Gittlen Laboratories for Cancer Research, Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States of America.

DNA polymerases play essential functions in replication fork progression and genome maintenance. DNA lesions and drug-induced replication stress result in up-regulation and re-localization of specialized DNA polymerases η and κ. Although oncogene activation significantly alters DNA replication dynamics, causing replication stress and genome instability, little is known about DNA polymerase expression and regulation in response to oncogene activation. Read More

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Mitochondrial bioenergetics and enzymatic antioxidant defense differ in Paraná pine cell lines with contrasting embryogenic potential.

Free Radic Res 2021 May 7:1-12. Epub 2021 May 7.

Departamento de Bioquímica e Biologia Molecular, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil.

is classified as a critically endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. This threat is worsened by the inefficiency of methods for conservation and propagation. In conifers, somatic embryogenesis (SE) associated with cryopreservation is an efficient method to achieve germplasm conservation and mass clonal propagation. Read More

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Cancer Stem Cell Marker CD44 Plays Multiple Key Roles in Human Cancers: Immune Suppression/Evasion, Drug Resistance, Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition, and Metastasis.

OMICS 2021 May;25(5):313-332

Division of Computational Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

One of the most frequently utilized cancer stem cell markers in human cancers, including colorectal cancer and breast cancer, is CD44. A glycoprotein, CD44, traverses the cell membrane and binds to many ligands, including hyaluronan, resulting in activation of signaling cascades. There are conflicting data, however, on expression of CD44 in relationship to subtypes of cancers. Read More

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