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The Role of Chronic Inflammation in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome—A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (2021)
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Aboeldalyl, S., James, C., Seyam, E., Ibrahim, E. M., Shawki, H. E., & Amer, S. (2021). The Role of Chronic Inflammation in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome—A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 22(5), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms22052734

Although the current literature associates polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) with chronic inflammation, the evidence for this link remains inconclusive and its causal nature remains unclear. The purpose of this systematic review was to assess the in... Read More about The Role of Chronic Inflammation in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome—A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

SOX9 promotes stress-responsive transcription of VGF nerve growth factor inducible gene in renal tubular epithelial cells (2020)
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Kim, J. Y., Bai, Y., Jayne, L. A., Abdulkader, F., Gandhi, M., Perreau, T., …Pabla, N. S. (2020). SOX9 promotes stress-responsive transcription of VGF nerve growth factor inducible gene in renal tubular epithelial cells. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 295(48), 16328-16341. https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.RA120.015110

© 2020 Kim et al. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common clinical condition associated with diverse etiologies and abrupt loss of renal function. In patients with sepsis, rhabdomyolysis, cancer, and cardiovascular disorders, the underlying disease or... Read More about SOX9 promotes stress-responsive transcription of VGF nerve growth factor inducible gene in renal tubular epithelial cells.

Mitochondrial dysfunction causes Ca2+ overload and ECM degradation–mediated muscle damage in C. elegans (2019)
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Sudevan, S., Takiura, M., Kubota, Y., Higashitani, N., Cooke, M., Ellwood, R. A., …Higashitani, A. (2019). Mitochondrial dysfunction causes Ca2+ overload and ECM degradation–mediated muscle damage in C. elegans. FASEB Journal, 33(8), 9540-9550. https://doi.org/10.1096/fj.201802298r

Mitochondrial dysfunction impairs muscle health and causes subsequent muscle wasting. This study explores the role of mitochondrial dysfunction as an intramuscular signal for the extracellular matrix (ECM)–based proteolysis and, consequentially, musc... Read More about Mitochondrial dysfunction causes Ca2+ overload and ECM degradation–mediated muscle damage in C. elegans.

Principles of early human development and germ cell program from conserved model systems (2017)
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Kobayashi, T., Zhang, H., Tang, W., Irie, N., Withey, S., Klisch, D., …Surani, M. (2017). Principles of early human development and germ cell program from conserved model systems. Nature, 546, https://doi.org/10.1038/nature22812

Human primordial germ cells (hPGCs), the precursors of sperm and eggs, originate during week 2-3 of early postimplantation development(1). Using in vitro models of hPGC induction(2-4), recent studies suggest striking mechanistic differences in specif... Read More about Principles of early human development and germ cell program from conserved model systems.

Modulation of pluripotency in the porcine embryo and iPS Cells (2012)
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Rodríguez, A., Allegrucci, C., & Alberio, R. (2012). Modulation of pluripotency in the porcine embryo and iPS Cells. PLoS ONE, 7(11), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0049079

The establishment of the pluripotent ICM during early mammalian development is characterized by the differential expression of the transcription factors NANOG and GATA4/6, indicative of the epiblast and hypoblast, respectively. Differences in the mec... Read More about Modulation of pluripotency in the porcine embryo and iPS Cells.

Keeping an open mind: highlights and controversies of the breast cancer stem cell theory (2012)
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Shah, M., & Allegrucci, C. (2012). Keeping an open mind: highlights and controversies of the breast cancer stem cell theory. Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy, 2012(4), doi:10.2147/BCTT.S26434

The discovery that breast cancers contain stem-like cells has fuelled exciting research in the last few years. These cells are referred to as breast cancer stem cells (BCSCs) and are thought to be involved in tumor initiation, progression, and metast... Read More about Keeping an open mind: highlights and controversies of the breast cancer stem cell theory.