2018 Aug




2017 Oct

1. Biased Expression of the FOXP3Δ3 Isoform in Aggressive Bladder Cancer Mediates Differentiation and Cisplatin Chemotherapy Resistance. Clinical Cancer Research 2016, Nov;22(21):5349-5361

3. Targeting tissue factor as a novel therapeutic oncotarget for eradication of cancer stem cells isolated from tumor cell lines, tumor xenografts and patients of breast, lung and ovarian cancer. Oncotarget. 2017 Jan 3;8(1):1481-1494.

5. Chemoresistance in Pancreatic Cancer Is Driven by Stroma-Derived Insulin-Like Growth Factors. Cancer Res. 2016 Dec 1;76(23):6851-6863.

7. QSOX1 expression is associated with aggressive tumor features and reduced survival in breast carcinomas. Mod Pathol. 2016 Dec;29(12):1485-1491.

9. Chemotherapy-induced prospective memory impairment in breast cancer patients with different hormone receptor expression. Medicine. 2017 Mar;96(13):e6514.

11. Multinucleated Giant Cancer Cells Produced in Response to Ionizing Radiation Retain Viability and Replicate Their Genome. Int J Mol Sci. 2017 Feb 8;18(2).

14. In vitro anticancer activity of the laminarans from Far Eastern brown seaweeds and their sulfated derivatives. J Appl Phycol.2017 Feb;29(1):543-553

16. Quality of life and living with cancer: findings from the European social survey (2014) special module on the social determinants of health. Eur J Public Health. 2017 Feb;27:115-119.

18. The Effects of Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor and Calpain Inhibitor Combination Therapies on Ovarian Cancer Cells. Anticancer Res. 2016 Nov;36(11):5731-5742.

20. Increase of Intracellular Cyclic AMP by PDE4 Inhibitors Affects HepG2 Cell Cycle Progression and Survival. J Cell Biochem. 2017 Jun;118(6):1401-1411.

2. TFAP2C promotes lung tumorigenesis and aggressiveness through miR-183- and miR-33a-mediated cell cycle regulation. Oncogene. 2017 Mar;36(11):1585-1596.

4. Identification of a Novel Human E-Cadherin Splice Variant and Assessment of Its Effects Upon EMT-Related Events. J Cell Physiol. 2017 Jun;232(6):1368-1386.

6. Appetite Loss as an Adverse Effect During Treatment with EGFR-TKIs in Elderly Patients with Non-small Cell Lung Cancer. Anticancer Res. 2016 Sep;36(9):4951-4.

8. Detailed resolution analysis reveals spatial T cell heterogeneity in the invasive margin of colorectal cancer liver metastases associated with improved survival. Oncoimmunology. 2017 Feb 23;6(3):e1286436.

10. New IL-15 receptor-α splicing variants identified in intestinal epithelial Caco-2 cells. Innate Immun. 2017 Jan;23(1):44-53.

12. Synergistic effects between a copper-based metal Casiopeína III-ia and cisplatin. Eur J Med Chem. 2017 Mar 31;129:266-274.

15. Evaluation of the Response to Breast Cancer Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Using 18F-FDG Positron Emission Mammography Compared With Whole-Body 18F-FDG PET: A Prospective Observational Study. Clin Nucl Med. 2017 Mar;42(3):169-175.

17. Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of 2(4phenylthiazol2yl)isoindoline1,3dione derivatives as anti-prostate cancer agents. Bioorg Med Chem Lett.2017 Mar;27(5):11991204.

19. A Next-Generation Sequencing Strategy for Evaluating the Most Common Genetic Abnormalities in Multiple Myeloma. J Mol Diagn. 2017 Jan;19(1):99-106.

21. The nerve growth factor alters calreticulin translocation from the endoplasmic reticulum to the cell surface and its signaling pathway in epithelial ovarian cancer cells. Int J Oncol. 2017 Apr;50(4):1261-1270.






Cardiovascular Disease






2018 Apr




BREAKING NEWS: Editors’ Picks

Blood Pressure Control by a Secreted FGFBP1 (Fibroblast Growth Factor–Binding Protein). Hypertension, 2017 Dec

Some cancer therapy drugs may provide a new way to treat high blood pressure

Blood Pressure Trajectories in the 20 Years Before Death. JAMA Internal Medicine, 2017 Dec

Blood pressure in the elderly begins to decrease about 14 or so years before death, according to a new study from 46,634 British citizens who had died at age 60 or older. Blood pressure declined over the last 14 to 18 years of life in both healthy elders and those with diseases.

Clonal hematopoiesis associated with Tet2 deficiency accelerates atherosclerosis development in mice. Science, 2017 Feb

A role for mutated blood cells in heart disease? A new study provides some of the first links between relatively common mutations in the blood cells of elderly humans and atherosclerosis. These studies suggest that genetic analyses of blood samples could add to the predictive value of traditional risk factors — high cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes and smoking — that are currently monitored.

The Association Between Air Pollution Exposure and Glucose and Lipids Levels. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 2016 May.

Exposure to air pollution can worsen blood sugar levels, cholesterol and other risk factors for heart disease, particularly in people with diabetes.

Air pollution linked to blood vessel damage in healthy young adults. Circulation Research, 2016 Oct

Fine particulate matter air pollution may be associated with blood vessel damage and inflammation among young, healthy adults, according to new research.

Longitudinal Effects of Dietary Sodium and Potassium on Blood Pressure in Adolescent Girls. JAMA Pediatrics, 2015 June

Girls who consumed 2,400 mg per day or more of potassium had lower blood pressure at the end of adolescence

Projected benefits of high blood pressure treatment in China. PLOS Medicine, August 4, 2015

An expanded program of treatment for hypertension could prevent about 800,000 cardiovascular disease (CVD) events every year in China.

High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin T and Risk of Hypertension. Circulation, August 26, 2015

Analysis of blood samples from more than 5,000 people suggests that a more sensitive version of a blood test long used to verify heart muscle damage from heart attacks could also identify people on their way to developing hypertension well before the so-called silent killer shows up on a blood pressure machine.


Diabetes and Obesity

2019 July



2018 Feb



2017 July

BREAKING NEWS: Editors’ Picks

Association of Modifiable Risk Factors in Young Adulthood With Racial Disparity in Incident Type 2 Diabetes During Middle Adulthood. JAMA, 2017 Dec.

Black people have double the rate of diabetes compared to whites by midlife. Obesity is the driven factor.

Body weight homeostat that regulates fat mass independently of leptin in rats and mice. PNAS, 2017 Dec

New evidence for the existence of an internal body weight sensing system, which could lead to a better understanding of the causes of obesity as well as new anti-obesity drugs.

Anti-stress compound (FKBP51-protein inhibitors) reduces obesity and diabetes. Nature Communications, 2017 Dec

True impact of global diabetes epidemic is vastly underestimated. Nature Reviews Endocrinology, 2016 July.

There may be more than 100 million people with diabetes globally than previously thought. The prevalence of global diabetes has been seriously underestimated by at least 25 per cent, the paper suggests.

Association Between Long-Term Exposure to Air Pollution and Biomarkers Related to Insulin Resistance, Subclinical Inflammation and Adipokines. Diabetes, 2016 Sept;

Exposure to air pollution at the place of residence increases the risk of developing insulin resistance as a pre-diabetic state of type 2 diabetes.

The Major Link Between Obesity and Diabetes. From Dr. Louis Venter. May 6, 2016

Leptin plays a direct role in cardiovascular disease in obesity. Circulation, October 7, 2015

While high levels of the satiety hormone leptin don’t help obese individuals lose weight, they do appear to directly contribute to their cardiovascular disease.

Adiponectin supplementation in pregnant mice prevents the adverse effects of maternal obesity on placental function and fetal growth. PNAS, 2015 Sept

As obesity rates for pregnant women continue to climb, scientists have discovered that increasing a specific hormone during pregnancy can reduce or eliminate the chances that the baby will become obese as well.

High dietary fiber intake linked to health promoting short chain fatty acids. Gut, September 29, 2015

Eating a lot of fibre-rich foods, such as fruit, vegetables, and legumes–typical of a Mediterranean diet–is linked to a rise in health promoting short chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which include acetate, propionate, and butyrate, are produced by bacteria in the gut during fermentation of insoluble fibre from dietary plant matter. SCFAs have been linked to health promoting effects, including a reduced risk of inflammatory diseases, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

Editors’ Picks

2018 July



2018 Apr

1. VEGF-A165 b protects against proteinuria in a mouse model with progressive depletion of all endogenous VEGF-A splice isoforms from the kidney. J Physiol. 2017 Oct 1;595(19):6281-6298.

3. Ultrasonographic Diagnosis of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Secondary to Brachial Plexus Piercing Variation. Diagnostics. 2017 Jul 4;7(3). pii: E40.

5. Topical application of nitrosonifedipine, a novel radical scavenger, ameliorates ischemic skin flap necrosis in a mouse model. Wound Repair Regen. 2017 Apr;25(2):217-223.

7. Elucidation of GlcNAc-binding properties of type III intermediate filament proteins, using GlcNAc-bearing polymers. Genes Cells.2017 Oct;22(10):900-917.

9. Tubuloglomerular feedback responses in offspring of dexamethasone-treated ewes. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2017 Oct 1;313(4):F864-F873.

11. How does oestradiol influence the AVT/IT system in female round gobies during different reproductive phases? Biol Open. 2017 Oct 15;6(10):1493-1501.

13. Acid sphingomyelinase deficiency enhances myelin repair after acute and chronic demyelination. PLoS One. 2017 Jun 5;12(6):e0178622.

14. How do SMA-linked mutations of SMN1 lead to structural/functional deficiency of the SMA protein? PLoS One. 2017 Jun 1;12(6):e0178519.

16. Telephone Care Management of Fall Risk:: A Feasibility Study. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Mar;52(3S3):S290-S294.

18. Enhancing consolidation of a rotational visuomotor adaptation task through acute exercise. PLoS One. 2017 Apr 13;12(4):e0175296.

20. IutB participates in the ferric-vulnibactin utilization system in Vibrio vulnificus M2799. Biometals. 2017 Apr;30(2):203-216.

22. An assessment of postcranial indices, ratios, and body mass versus eco-geographical variables of prehistoric Jomon, Yayoi agriculturalists, and Kumejima Islanders of Japan. Am J Hum Biol. 2017 Sep 10;29(5).

24. Single-molecule conductance of DNA gated and ungated by DNA-binding molecules. Chem Commun. 2017 Sep 19;53(75):10378-10381.

26. Biodegradability and platelets adhesion assessment of magnesium-based alloys using a microfluidic system. PLoS One. 2017 Aug 10;12(8):e0182914.

27. Low RNA Polymerase III activity results in up regulation of HXT2 glucose transporter independently of glucose signaling and despite changing environment. PLoS One. 2017 Sep 29;12(9):e0185516.

2. Lung Gene Expression Analysis (LGEA): an integrative web portal for comprehensive gene expression data analysis in lung development. Thorax. 2017 May;72(5):481-484.

4. Analysis of intentional drug poisonings using Ohio Poison Control Center Data, 2002-2014. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2017 Aug;55(7):652-658.

6. In silico genomic insights into aspects of food safety and defense mechanisms of a potentially probiotic Lactobacillus pentosus MP-10 isolated from brines of naturally fermented Aloreña green table olives. PLoS One.2017 Jun;12(6): e0176801.

8. Involvement of the Arg566 residue of Aeromonas sobria serine protease in substrate specificity. PLoS One. 2017 Oct 12;12(10):e0186392.

10. Effects of individualized electrical impedance tomography and image reconstruction settings upon the assessment of regional ventilation distribution: Comparison to 4-dimensional computed tomography in a porcine model. PLoS One. 2017 Aug 1;12(8):e0182215.

12. Prevalence of Painful Temporomandibular Disorders and Correlation to Lifestyle Factors among Adolescents in Norway. Pain Res Manag. 2017;2017:2164825.

15. A pea (Pisum sativum L.) seed albumin extract prevents colonic DSS induced dysbiosis in mice. J Funct Food.2017 Aug;35:279-294.

17. Catching-up: Children with developmental coordination disorder compared to healthy children before and after sensorimotor therapy. PLoS One. 2017 Oct 11;12(10):e0186126.

19. A large-scale stochastic spatiotemporal model for Aedes albopictus-borne chikungunya epidemiology. PLoS One. 2017 Mar 31;12(3):e0174293.

21. Phospho-Priming Confers Functionally Relevant Specificities for Rad53 Kinase Autophosphorylation. Biochemistry. 2017 Sep 26;56(38):5112-5124.

23. Development and validation of algorithms for the detection of statin myopathysignals from electronic medical records. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2017 May;101(5):667-674.

25. Megakaryocyte expansion and macrophage infiltration in bone marrow of rats subchronically treated with MNX, N-nitroso environmental degradation product of munitions compound RDX (hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine). J Appl Toxicol. 2017 Aug;37(8):913-921.



2017 Nov

1. An integrated, structure- and energy-based view of the genetic code. Nucleic Acids Res. 2016 Sep 30;44(17):8020-40.

3. Investigation and management of IgM and Waldenström-associated peripheral neuropathies: recommendations from the IWWM-8 consensus panel. Br J Haematol. 2017 Mar;176(5):728-742.

5. Simulated Annealing-Extended Sampling for Multicomponent Decomposition of Spectral Data of DNA Complexed with Peptide. J Phys Soc Jpn.2017 Jan;86,014802.

7. A simple scoring system to assess the need for an endoscopic intervention in suspected upper gastrointestinal bleeding: A prospective cohort study. Dig Liver Dis. 2016 Oct;48(10):1180-6.

9. Wiring Bacterial Electron Flow for Sensitive Whole-Cell Amperometric Detection of Riboflavin. Analytical Chemistry, 2016, 88: 11222-8.

11. Making authentic science accessible – the benefits and challenges of integrating bioinformatics into a high-school science curriculum. Brief Bioinform. 2017 Jan;18(1):145-159.

13. Smell and Taste to Improve Nutrition in Very Preterm Infants: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial. Neonatology. 2017;111(3):260-266.

15. Clozapine-Induced Gastrointestinal Hypomotility: A 22-Year Bi-National Pharmacovigilance Study of Serious or Fatal ‘Slow Gut’ Reactions, and Comparison with International Drug Safety Advice. CNS Drugs. 2017 Aug;31(8):699-709.

17. Investigating Conservation of the Cell-Cycle-Regulated Transcriptional Program in the Fungal Pathogen, Cryptococcus neoformans. PLoS Genet. 2016 Dec 5;12(12):e1006453.

19. Hepatic FcRn regulates albumin homeostasis and susceptibility to liver injury. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Apr 4;114(14):E2862-E2871.

21. The progressive ankylosis protein ANK facilitates clathrin– and adaptor-mediated membrane traffic at the trans-Golgi network-to-endosome interface. Hum Mol Genet. 2016 Sep 1;25(17):3836-3848.

23. Natural antioxidant ice cream acutely reduces oxidative stress and improves vascular function and physical performance in healthy individuals. Nutrition. 2017 Jan;33:225-233.

25. A Chilean Berry Concentrate Protects against Postprandial Oxidative Stress and Increases Plasma Antioxidant Activity in Healthy Humans. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2017;2017:8361493.


2. Elevated vitamin E content improves all-trans β-carotene accumulation and stability in biofortified sorghum. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Sep 27;113(39):11040-5.

4. Whether the amino-imino tautomerism of 2-aminopurine is involved into its mutagenicity? Results of a thorough QM investigation. RSC Adv.2016 6(110):108255-108264

6. Critical dynamics on a large human Open Connectome network. Phys Rev E. 2016 Dec;94(6-1):062411.

8. The Impact of Endurance Training on Human Skeletal Muscle Memory, Global Isoform Expression and Novel Transcripts. PLoS Genet. 2016 Sep 22;12(9):e1006294.

10. Pseudomonas aeruginosa produces aspirin insensitive eicosanoids and contributes to the eicosanoid profile of polymicrobial biofilms with Candida albicans. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2017 Feb;117:36-46.

12. Tension Recovery following Ramp-Shaped Release in High-Ca and Low-Ca Rigor Muscle Fibers: Evidence for the Dynamic State of AMADP Myosin Heads in the Absence of ATP. PLoS One. 2016 Sep 1;11(9):e0162003.

14. Spatial organization based reciprocal switching of enzyme-free nucleic acid circuits. Chem Commun (Camb). 2016 Oct 27;52(88):13043-13046.

16. Placental Chemokine Receptor D6 Is Functionally Impaired in Pre-Eclampsia. PLoS One. 2016 Oct 25;11(10):e0164747.

18. One-Pot Enzymatic Total Synthesis of Presteffimycinone, an Early Intermediate of the Anthracycline Antibiotic Steffimycin Biosynthesis. Org Lett. 2017 Feb 3;19(3):540-543.

20. Hyoid Suspension Neck Lift. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Dec;138(6):1181-1190.

22. Unsteady solute dispersion in non-Newtonian fluid flow in a tube with wall absorption. Proc R Soc A-Math Phys Eng Sci.2016 Sep;472(2193)

24. Functional and molecular identification of a TASK-1 potassium channel regulating chloride secretion through CFTR channels in the shark rectal gland: implications for cystic fibrosis. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2016 Dec 1;311(6):C884-C894.


Infection and Immunity






2018 Apr



2017 September

1. Microbiological sentinel events at a neurological hospital: a retrospective cohort study. J Med Microbiol. 2016 Dec;65(12):1512-1520.

3. A novel hemagglutinin protein produced in bacteria protects chickens against H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses by inducing H5 subtype-specific neutralizing antibodies. PLoS One. 2017 Feb 17;12(2):e0172008.

5. Effect of Puerperal Infections on Early Neonatal Mortality: A Secondary Analysis of Six Demographic and Health Surveys. PLoS One. 2017 Jan 25;12(1):e0170856.

7. A modified single-cell electroporation method for molecule delivery into a motile protist, Euglena gracilis. J Microbiol Methods. 2016 Nov;130:106-111.

9. Impact of procalcitonin-guided therapy for hospitalized community-acquired pneumonia on reducing antibiotic consumption and costs in Japan. J Infect Chemother. 2017 Mar;23(3):142-147.

11. Occurrence and spread of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus infection in Norwegian pig herds based on active serosurveillance from 2010 to 2014. Epidemiol Infect. 2016 Nov; 144(15): 3148–3165.

14. Sheep carrying pathogenic Yersinia enterocolitica bioserotypes 2/O:9 and 5/O:3 in the feces at slaughter. Vet Microbiol. 2016 Dec, 197, 78-82

15. Fur Represses Adhesion to, Invasion of, and Intracellular Bacterial Community Formation within Bladder Epithelial Cells and Motility in Uropathogenic Escherichia coli. Infect Immun. 2016 Oct 17;84(11):3220-3231.

17. Changes in Intestinal Microbiota Following Combination Therapy with Fecal Microbial Transplantation and Antibiotics for Ulcerative Colitis. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2017 Jan;23(1):116-125.

19. Donor-derived Strongyloides stercoralis hyperinfection syndrome after simultaneous kidney/pancreas transplantation. Int J Infect Dis. 2016 Oct;51:19-21.

21. Effective distances for epidemics spreading on complex networks. Phys Rev E. 2017 Jan;95(1-1):012313.


23. Rheumatic Heart Disease and Myxomatous Degeneration: Differences and Similarities of Valve Damage Resulting from Autoimmune Reactions and Matrix Disorganization. PLoS One. 2017 Jan 25;12(1):e0170191.

26. Identification of a virulence determinant that is conserved in the Jawetz and Heyl biotypes of [Pasteurella] pneumotropica. Pathog Dis. 2016 Aug;74(6). pii: ftw066.

28. Dose-dependent immunomodulating effects of endotoxin in allergic airway inflammation. Innate Immun. 2017 Apr;23(3):249-257.

30. Structural and recovery mechanisms of 3D dental pulp cell microtissues challenged with Streptococcusmutans in extracellular matrix environment. J Med Microbiol. 2016 Nov;65(11):1332-1340.

2. Maternal short-chain fructo-oligosaccharide supplementation increases intestinal cytokine secretion, goblet cell number, butyrate concentration and Lawsonia intracellularis humoral vaccine response in weaned pigs. Br J Nutr. 2017 Jan;117(1):83-92.

4. Demographics of tuberculosis of spine and factors affecting neurological improvement in patients suffering from tuberculosis of spine: a retrospective analysis of 312 cases. Spinal Cord. 2017 Jan;55(1):59-63.

6. Dietary B Vitamins and Serum C-Reactive Protein in Persons With Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection: The Positive Living With HIV (POLH) Study. Food Nutr Bull. 2016 Dec;37(4):517-528.

8. Coherent Brightfield Microscopy Provides the Spatiotemporal Resolution To Study Early Stage Viral Infection in Live Cells. ACS Nano. 2017 Mar 28;11(3):2575-2585.

10. Antimicrobial resistance in Campylobacter coli and Campylobacter jejuni in cynomolgus monkeys (Macaca fascicularis) and eradication regimens. J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2017 Feb;50(1):75-82.

12. Analysis of Ribonucleotide 5‘-Triphosphate Analogs as Potential Inhibitors of Zika Virus RNA-Dependent RNA Polymerase by Using Nonradioactive Polymerase Assays. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Feb 23;61(3).

16. Detection of Ebola Virus RNA Through Aerosol Sampling of Animal Biosafety Level 4 Rooms Housing Challenged Nonhuman Primates. J Infect Dis. 2017 Feb 15;215(4):554-558.

18. Immunosuppression, peripheral inflammation and invasive infection from endogenous gut microbiota activate retinal microglia in mouse models. Microbiol Immunol. 2016 Sep;60(9):617-25.

20. Vaccination Attitudes and Practices of Integrative Medicine Physicians. Altern Ther Health Med. 2017 Jan;23(1):46-54.

22. Participatory theatre and tuberculosis: a feasibility study with South African health care workers. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2017 Feb 1;21(2):140-148.

24. Analysis of Epstein-Barr virus and cellular gene expression during the early phases of Epstein-Barr virus lytic induction. J Med Microbiol. 2016 Nov;65(11):1243-1252.

25. Transcriptome Profile of the Chicken Thrombocyte: New Implications as an Advanced Immune Effector Cell. PLoS One. 2016 Oct 6;11(10):e0163890.

27. Atypical Manifestations of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in a Region Endemic for Leishmania braziliensis: Clinical, Immunological and Parasitological Aspects. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Dec 1;10(12):e0005100.

29. Mast cell-derived neurotrophin 4 mediates allergen-induced airway hyperinnervation in early life. Mucosal Immunol. 2016 Nov;9(6):1466-1476.

31. Calcium induces tobramycin resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa by regulating RND efflux pumps. Cell Calcium. 2017 Jan;61:32-43.



Musculoskeletal Disorder







2018 Feb



BREAKING NEWS: Editors’ Picks

Anti-CCP Test (Anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide)

Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) is an antibody present in most rheumatoid arthritis patients. Levels of anti-CCP can be detected in a patient through a blood test. A positive anti-CCP  test result can be used in conjunction with other blood tests, imaging tests, and physical examinations to reach a rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis.

Compound in green tea found to block rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Research & Therapy, 2016 Nov

A potential new approach to combating the joint pain, inflammation and tissue damage

Fibroblasts could provide new target for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Research & Therapy, 2016 Nov

A new study reveals the key role of different types of fibroblast cells in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), opening up a new avenue for research into treatment of the disease. Synovial Fibroblasts (SFs) are cells that make up part of the connective tissue, or synovium, around human joints.

Neutrophil-derived alpha defensins control inflammation by inhibiting macrophage mRNA translation. PNAS, 2016 Apr;

Arthritis and other inflammatory conditions could be helped by new insights into how the immune response is switched off. Scientists have discovered how compounds, called alpha defensins, produced by the body’s immune system help to dampen inflammation and prevent damage to healthy tissues.

Interleukin-27 inhibits ectopic lymphoid-like structure development in early inflammatory arthritis. JEM, October 6, 2015

Described how interleukin-27 regulates the inflammatory process in lymphoid-rich rheumatoid arthritis, suggesting that targeting this cytokine might be beneficial.

C5orf30 is a negative regulator of tissue damage in rheumatoid arthritis. PNAS, August 31, 2015

Gene regulating severity of tissue damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis identified.









2017 June 

1. Identification of NURR1 (Exon 4) and FOXA1 (Exon 3) Haplotypes Associated with mRNA Expression Levels in Peripheral Blood Lymphocytes of Parkinson’s Patients in Small Indian Population. Parkinsons Dis. 2017;2017:6025358. doi: 10.1155/2017/6025358.

3. The Brain’s Structural Connectome Mediates the Relationship between Regional Neuroimaging Biomarkers in Alzheimer’s Disease. J Alzheimers Dis. 2017;55(4):1639-1657.

5. Does music training facilitate the mnemonic effect of song? An exploration of musicians and nonmusicians with and without Alzheimer’s dementia. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2017 Feb;39(1):9-21.

7. A fully integrated new paradigm for lithium’s mode of action – lithium utilizes latent cellular fail-safe mechanisms. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat.2017 13:275-302

9. Brain metabolic DNA in memory processing and genome turnover. Rev Neurosci. 2017 Jan 1;28(1):21-30.

11. Crystal structures, binding interactions, and ADME evaluation of brain penetrant N-substituted indazole-5-carboxamides as subnanomolar, selective monoamine oxidase B and dual MAO-A/B inhibitors. Eur. J. Med. Chem. 2017 Feb;127:470–492.

13. Repeated Quantitative Urine Toxicology Analysis May Improve Chronic Pain Patient Compliance with Opioid Therapy. Pain Physician. 2017 Feb;20(2S):S135-S145.

15. In vitro evaluation of pyrethroid-mediated changes on neuronal burst parameters using microelectrode arrays. Neurotoxicology. 2016 Dec;57:270-281.

17. Structure and Dynamics of the DNA and RNA Double Helices Obtained from the GGGGCC and CCCCGG Hexanucleotide Repeats That Are the Hallmark of C9FTD/ALS Diseases. ACS Chem. Neurosci. 2017, 8, 578-591.

19. Chelerythrine promotes Ca2+-dependent calpain activation in neuronal cells in a PKC-independent manner. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2017 Apr;1861(4):922-935.


22. The Versatile 2-Substituted Imidazoline Nucleus as a Structural Motif of Ligands Directed to the Serotonin 5-HT1A Receptor. ChemMedChem. 2016 Oct 19;11(20):2287-2298.

25. Neuroactive Steroids in Acute Ischemic Stroke: Association with Cognitive, Functional, and Neurological Outcomes. Horm Metab Res. 2017 Jan;49(1):16-22.

27. Pitch-class distribution modulates the statistical learning of atonal chord sequences. Brain Cogn. 2016 Oct;108:1-10.

29. Occipital Nerve Stimulation for Refractory Chronic Migraine: Results of a Long-Term Prospective Study. Pain Physician. 2017 Jan-Feb;20(1):E151-E159.

31. Cocaine self-administration induces changes in synaptic transmission and plasticity in ventral hippocampus. Addict Biol. 2017 Mar;22(2):446-456.

33. Depression and Liver Transplant Survival. Psychosomatics. 2017 Jan – Feb;58(1):64-68.

35. Disulfide Stress Targets Modulators of Excitotoxicity in Otherwise Healthy Brains. Neurochem Res. 2016 Oct;41(10):2763-2770.

37. Rodent model for assessing the long term safety and performance of peripheral nerve recording electrodes. J Neural Eng. 2017 Feb;14(1):016008.

2. Perceptual Learning of Faces: A Rehabilitative Study of Acquired Prosopagnosia. J Cogn Neurosci. 2017 Mar;29(3):573-591.

4. New dimensions of connectomics and network plasticity in the central nervous system. Rev Neurosci. 2017 Feb 1;28(2):113-132.

6. SymptoMScreen: A Tool for Rapid Assessment of Symptom Severity in MS Across Multiple Domains. Appl Neuropsychol Adult. 2017 Mar-Apr;24(2):183-189.

8. Association Analysis of Polymorphisms in TOMM40, CR1, PVRL2, SORL1, PICALM, and 14q32.13 Regions in Colombian Alzheimer Disease Patients. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2016 Oct-Dec;30(4):305-309.

10. Cerebellar Purkinje cells die by apoptosis in the shaker mutant rat. Brain Res. 2017 Feb 15;1657:323-332.

12. Adaptive Appraisals of Anxiety Moderate the Association between Cortisol Reactivity and Performance in Salary Negotiations. PLoS One. 2016 Dec 16;11(12):e0167977.

14. Aberrant Collagen Composition of the Trabecular Meshwork Results in Reduced Aqueous Humor Drainage and Elevated IOP in MMP-9 Null Mice. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016 Nov 1;57(14):5984-5995.

16. Activation of arginine vasopressin receptor 1a facilitates the induction of long-term potentiation in the accessory olfactory bulb of male mice. Neurosci Lett. 2016 Nov 10;634:107-113.

18. Conductive Hearing Loss Has Long-Lasting Structural and Molecular Effects on Presynaptic and Postsynaptic Structures of Auditory Nerve Synapses in the Cochlear Nucleus. J Neurosci. 2016 Sep 28;36(39):10214-27.

20. Secondary Insults and Adverse Events During Intrahospital Transport of Severe Traumatic Brain-Injured Patients. Neurocrit Care. 2017 Feb;26(1):87-95.

21. Electrical neuromodulation of the cervical spinal cord facilitates forelimb skilled function recovery in spinal cord injured rats. Exp Neurol. 2017 May;291:141-150.

23. Brain train to combat brain drain; focus on exercise strategies that optimise neuroprotection. Exp Physiol.2016 Jul 22.

24. The Effect of Binaural Beats on Visuospatial Working Memory and Cortical Connectivity. PLoS One. 2016 Nov 28;11(11):e0166630.

26. Alteration of neurotrophin and cytokine expression in lymphocytes as novel peripheral markers of spatial memory deficits induced by prenatal stress. Physiol Behav. 2017 May 1;173:144-155.

28. Noninvasive Evaluation of CBF and Perfusion Delay of Moyamoya Disease Using Arterial Spin-Labeling MRI with Multiple Postlabeling Delays: Comparison with 15O-Gas PET and DSC-MRI. Am J Neuroradiol. 2017 Apr;38(4):696-702.

30. Unconscious Processing of Facial Emotional Valence Relation: Behavioral Evidence of Integration between Subliminally Perceived Stimuli. PLoS One. 2016 Sep 13;11(9):e0162689.

32. Oral administration of Japanese sake yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae sake) promotes non-rapid eye movement sleep in mice via adenosine A2A receptors. J Sleep Res. 2016 Dec;25(6):746-753.

34. Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors regulate vestibular afferent gain and activation timing. J Comp Neurol. 2017 Apr 1;525(5):1216-1233.

36. Inhibition of YAP/TAZ Activity in Spinal Cord Suppresses Neuropathic Pain. J Neurosci. 2016 Sep 28;36(39):10128-40.


New Technology









1. Redox-Sensitive Hydroxyethyl Starch-Doxorubicin Conjugate for Tumor Targeted Drug Delivery. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2016 Nov 16;8(45):30833-30844.

3. Hybrid 3D-2D printing for bone scaffolds fabrication. Nanotechnology. 2017 Jan 10;28(6):064004.



6. Unveiling the in Vivo Protein Corona of Circulating Leukocyte-like Carriers. ACS Nano. 2017 Mar 28;11(3):3262-3273.

8. High Sensitive Wearable Textile-based Humidity Sensor made of High-strength, Single-walled Carbon Nanotube (SWCNT)/Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) (PVA) Filaments. ACS Appl. Mater. Inter. 2017, 9(5):4788-4797.

10. Redox responsive albumin autogenic nanoparticles for the delivery of cancer drugs. Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces. 2017 Apr 1;152:393-405.

12. Humanized Mice Reproduce Acute and Persistent Human Adenovirus Infection. J Infect Dis. 2017 Jan 1;215(1):70-79.

15. Phospholipid bilayer affinities and solvation characteristics by electrokinetic chromatography with a nanodisc pseudostationary phase. Electrophoresis. 2017 Mar;38(5):738-746.

17. Photoactivatable aggregation-induced emission probes for lipid droplets-specific live cell imaging. Chem Sci.2017 8(3):1763-1768

19. A new fluorescence-based method for characterizing in vitro aerosol exposure systems. Toxicol In Vitro. 2017 Feb;38:150-158.

21. Multi-Material Tissue Engineering Scaffolds with Hierarchical Pore Architecture. Adv Funct Mater. 2016 Aug 23;26(32):5873-5883.

22. Novel cell-based assay for detection of thyroid receptor beta-interacting environmental contaminants. Toxicology. 2016 Aug 10;368-369:69-79.

24. Identification of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals using a Virus-Based Colorimetric Sensor. Chemistry-An Asian Journal. 2016 Oct;11;3097-3101.

26. Strain-Level Discrimination of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli in Spinach Using Metagenomic Sequencing. PLoS One. 2016 Dec 8;11(12):e0167870.

28. Evaluation of highly sensitive immunoassay technologies for quantitative measurements of sub-pg/mL levels of cytokines in human serum. J Immunol Methods. 2016 Oct;437:53-63.

30. Biofunctional polyelectrolytes assembling on biosensors – A versatile surface coating method for protein detections. Anal Chim Acta. 2017 Apr 29;964:170-177.

2. A nanobiosensor for the detection of arginase activity. Nanomedicine. 2017 Feb;13(2):383-390.

4. Using optical coherence tomography to assess the role of age and region in corneal epithelium and palisades of vogt. Medicine. 2016 Aug;95(35):e4234.

5. Weakening Circular Dichroism of Plasmonic Nanospirals Induced by Surface Grafting with Alkyl Ligands. Small. 2016 Dec; 12(48):6698-6702

7. Developing a dermatological photodiagnosis system by optical image analyses and in vivo study. Photodiagnosis Photodyn Ther. 2016 Sep;15:100-4.

9. Weighing biointeractions between fibrin(ogen) and clot-binding peptides using microcantilever sensors. J Pept Sci. 2017 Feb;23(2):162-171.

11. Sample Stacking Provides Three Orders of Magnitude Sensitivity Enhancement in SDS Capillary Gel Electrophoresis of Adeno-Associated Virus Capsid Proteins. Anal Chem.2017 Mar;89(6):3285-3292.

14. Insight into the mechanisms of enhanced retinal transduction by the engineered AAV2 capsid variant -7m8. Biotechnol Bioeng. 2016 Dec;113(12):2712-2724.

16. “Turn-off” fluorescent sensor for highly sensitive and specific simultaneous recognition of 29 famous green teas based on quantum dots combined with chemometrics. Anal. Chim. Acta, 2017, Apr; 963:119-128.

18. Modeling the microscopic electrical properties of thrombin binding aptamer (TBA) for label-free biosensors. Nanotechnology. 2017 Feb 10;28(6):065502.

20. A rapid and visual aptasensor for Lipopolysaccharides detection based on the bulb-like triplex turn-on switch coupled with HCR-HRP nanostructures. Biosens Bioelectron. 2017 Mar 15;89(Pt 2):795-801.

23. Preparation and Characterization of Magnetic and Porous Metal-Ceramic Nanocomposites from a Zeolite Precursor and Their Application for DNA Separation. J Biomed Nanotechnol.2017 Mar;13(3):337-348.

25. Manipulating adenoviral vector ion-exchange chromatography: Hexon versus fiber. J Sep Sci. 2016 Nov;39(22):4299-4304.

27. Identification of extracellular miRNA in archived serum samples by next-generation sequencing. Mol Biol Rep. 2016 Oct; 43(10):1165-78.

29. Development of a double-stranded siRNA labelling method by using 99mTc and single photon emission computed tomography imaging. J Drug Target. 2017 Feb;25(2):172-178.


Stem Cells







2017 Feb

BREAKING NEWS: Editors’ Picks

Alcohol and endogenous aldehydes damage chromosomes and mutate stem cells. Nature, 2018 Jan;

How alcohol damages DNA in stem cells, helping to explain why drinking increases the risk of cancer

Abnormal epigenetic changes during differentiation of human skeletal muscle stem cells from obese subjects. BMC Medicine, 2017 Feb.

Obesity is associated with reduced muscle mass and impaired metabolism. Epigenetic changes that affect the formation of new muscle cells may be a contributing factor.

Stem cells used to regenerate the external layer of a human heart. Nature Biomedical Engineering, 2017 Jan.

Long-term self-renewing human epicardial cells generated from pluripotent stem cells under defined xeno-free conditions.

Deep Learning predicts hematopoietic stem cell development. Nature Methods, 2017 Feb.

Deep Learning is generating more and more public awareness. Scientists have now used it to determine the development of hematopoietic stem cells in advance: they describe how their software predicts the future cell type based on microscopy images.

Therapeutic microparticles functionalized with biomimetic cardiac stem cell membranes and secretome. Nature Communications, 2016 Dec

Researchers have developed a synthetic version of a cardiac stem cell, offering therapeutic benefits comparable to those from natural stem cells and could reduce some of the risks associated with stem cell therapies. Additionally, these cells have better preservation stability and the technology is generalizable to other types of stem cells.

Functional human liver cells grown in the lab. Nature Biotechnology, November 26, 2015

This groundbreaking development could help advance a variety of liver-related research and applications, from studying drug toxicity to creating bio-artificial liver support for patients awaiting transplantations.