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Disease Biomarkers

Section edited by Xiangdong Wang and Hao Fang

The Disease Biomarkers section aims to bridge the identification and validation of discovered gene or protein-based, network or dynamic network biomarkers with human diseases, patient phenotypes, or clinical applications, and accelerate the development of human disease-specific biomarkers for the early diagnosis, monitoring, evaluation, and prediction of diseases. Conditions including cancers, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases will be the focus of study. This section will promote the innovation and development of disease-specific biomarkers by integrating multidisciplinary aspects of science.

Studies considered for publication include those regarding the development of advanced biotechnologies for biomarker discovery and development, identifying biomarkers associated with the early detection of diseases, monitoring of disease severity and duration as well as patient responses to therapies, prediction of patient outcomes and the evaluation, regulation and ethics of disease biomarkers.

Featured articles

Microfluidic devices for neutrophil chemotaxis studies

Review | Wenjie Zhao et al

Plasma proteomic analysis of autoimmune hepatitis in an improved AIH mouse model

Research | Han Wang et al

Multi-omic serum biomarkers for prognosis of disease progression in prostate cancer

Research | Michael A. Kiebish et al

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  1. The cell division cycle 20 homolog (CDC20) is an essential cofactor of the anaphase-promoting complex (APC/C). CDC20 overexpression has been detected in many types of human cancers; however, its clinical role ...

    Authors: Wen-jing Wu, Kai-shun Hu, De-shen Wang, Zhao-lei Zeng, Dong-sheng Zhang, Dong-liang Chen, Long Bai and Rui-hua Xu
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:142
  2. The aim of this study was to analyze the expression of protein tyrosine kinase 6 (PTK6) in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) samples, and to identify whether PTK6 can serve as a biomarker for the diagnosis and pr...

    Authors: Li-na Liu, Pei-yu Huang, Zhi-rui Lin, Li-juan Hu, Jian-zhong Liang, Man-zhi Li, Lin-quan Tang, Mu-sheng Zeng, Qian Zhong and Bo-hang Zeng
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:140
  3. Gadd45a is a member of the Gadd45 family of genes that are known stress sensors. Gadd45a has been shown to serve as an effector in oncogenic stress in breast carcinogenesis in murine models. The present study ...

    Authors: Jennifer S Tront, Alliric Willis, Yajue Huang, Barbara Hoffman and Dan A Liebermann
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:131
  4. T-cell receptor excision circles (TRECs) and kappa-deleting recombination excision circles (KRECs) are circular DNA segments generated in T and B cells during their maturation in the thymus and bone marrow. Th...

    Authors: Federico Serana, Marco Chiarini, Cinzia Zanotti, Alessandra Sottini, Diego Bertoli, Andrea Bosio, Luigi Caimi and Luisa Imberti
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:119
  5. Although the prognostic roles of β-catenin expression in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have been reported in several immunohistochemical (IHC) studies, the results were not consistent because some studies...

    Authors: Xi-Qing Li, Xing-Long Yang, Gong Zhang, Si-Pei Wu, Xu-Bing Deng, Sheng-Jun Xiao, Qiu-Zhen Liu, Kai-Tai Yao and Guang-Hui Xiao
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:114
  6. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in the adult mammalian brain, but exerts physiologic effects other than that on neurotransmitter in non-neuronal peripheral tissues and or...

    Authors: Xiaoxue Zhang, Rong Zhang, Yuanjie Zheng, Jianfei Shen, Dakai Xiao, Jin Li, Xiaoshun Shi, Liyan Huang, Hailing Tang, Jun Liu, Jianxing He and Haibo Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:102
  7. The bone morphogenetic family proteins (BMP) are phytogenetically conserved proteins, which are essential for embryonic development. The key regulatory subunit, the bone morphogenetic protein 4 (BMP4), is over...

    Authors: Zhaoshi Bao, Chuanbao Zhang, Wei Yan, Yanwei Liu, Mingyang Li, Wei Zhang and Tao Jiang
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:100
  8. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating disorder characterized by persistent fatigue that is not alleviated by rest. The lack of a clearly identified underlying mechanism has hindered the development ...

    Authors: Elizabeth Ann Stringer, Katharine Susanne Baker, Ian R Carroll, Jose G Montoya, Lily Chu, Holden T Maecker and Jarred W Younger
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:93
  9. Multiple myeloma (MM) is a low proliferative tumor of postgerminal center plasma cell (PC). Centrosome amplification (CA) is supposed to be one of the mechanisms leading to chromosomal instability. Also, CA is...

    Authors: Elena Dementyeva, Fedor Kryukov, Lenka Kubiczkova, Pavel Nemec, Sabina Sevcikova, Ivana Ihnatova, Jiri Jarkovsky, Jiri Minarik, Zdena Stefanikova, Petr Kuglik and Roman Hajek
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:77
  10. The phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) pathway plays an important role in multiple myeloma (MM), a blood cancer associated with uncontrolled proliferation of bone marrow plasma cells. This study aimed to dev...

    Authors: Congfen Li, Chikara Takahashi, Liangxuan Zhang, Mahrukh Huseni, Basha Stankovich, Haider Mashhedi, Joanna Lee, Dorothy French, Jeff Eastham Anderson, Doris Kim, Kathy Howell, Matthew J Brauer, Marcin Kowanetz, Yibing Yan, Eric Humke, Allen Ebens…
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:76
  11. Treatment with ipilimumab, a fully human anti-CTLA-4 antibody approved for the treatment of advanced melanoma, is associated with some immune-related adverse events (irAEs) such as colitis (gastrointestinal ir...

    Authors: Vafa Shahabi, David Berman, Scott D Chasalow, Lisu Wang, Zenta Tsuchihashi, Beihong Hu, Lisa Panting, Maria Jure-Kunkel and Rui-Ru Ji
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:75
  12. Personalized chemotherapy based on molecular biomarkers can maximize anticancer efficiency. We aim to investigate predictive biomarkers capable of predicting response to irinotecan-based treatment in gastric c...

    Authors: Jie Shen, Jia Wei, Hao Wang, Guofeng Yue, Lixia Yu, Yang Yang, Li Xie, Zhengyun Zou, Xiaoping Qian, Yitao Ding, Wenxian Guan and Baorui Liu
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:73
  13. Several peripheral proteins that might be useful for detecting the presence of ectopic pregnancy (EP) have been evaluated, but none have been proven entirely useful in the clinic. We investigated the presence ...

    Authors: Shien Zou, Xin Li, Yi Feng, Shan Sun, Jin Li, Emil Egecioglu, Håkan Billig and Ruijin Shao
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:44
  14. It is well known that the disease progression in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients may be diverse in subjects with identical mutation in CFTR gene. It is quite possible that such heterogeneity is associated with TNF-

    Authors: Galina Shmarina, Alexander Pukhalsky, Nika Petrova, Ekaterina Zakharova, Lucine Avakian, Nikolai Kapranov and Vladimir Alioshkin
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:19

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