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Translational Signaling and System Biology

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The Translational Signaling and System Biology section aims to uncover pivotal transduction signaling involved in pathophysiological processes toward a translational impact on the discovery of novel targets and therapeutics. 

The section welcomes research and review articles providing new mechanistic insights on a broad range of fields such as cancer, cardiovascular biology, neuroscience, metabolism, inflammation, immunology, microbiology, drug action also through new formulations and delivery methods, novel cellular and animal models, computational and systems biology, innovative laboratory concepts fostering translational research from the bench to the bedside.

  1. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are essential regulators of tumorigenesis and the development of colorectal cancer (CRC). Here, we aimed to investigate the role of lncRNA GAS6-AS1 in CRC and its potential mecha...

    Authors: Qing Chen, Lin Zhou, De Ma, Juan Hou, Yuxin Lin, Jie Wu and Min Tao
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2022 20:356
  2. NCAPG, non-SMC subunit in the concentrate I complex, might promote the proliferation of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but the mechanism is unclear. The aim of this study was to explore how NCAPG affects PTEN...

    Authors: Rongguiyi Zhang, Jiyuan Ai, Jiakun Wang, Chi sun, Hongcheng Lu, Aoxiao He, Min Li, Yuting Liao, Jun Lei, Fan Zhou, Linquan Wu and Wenjun Liao
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2022 20:325
  3. Neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs) represent a heterogeneous class of rare tumors with increasing incidence. They are characterized by the ability to secrete peptide hormones and biogenic amines but other reliabl...

    Authors: Viola Melone, Annamaria Salvati, Domenico Palumbo, Giorgio Giurato, Giovanni Nassa, Francesca Rizzo, Luigi Palo, Alessandro Giordano, Mariarosaria Incoronato, Mario Vitale, Caterina Mian, Immacolata Di Biase, Stefano Cristiano, Viviana Narciso, Monica Cantile, Annabella Di Mauro…
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2022 20:306
  4. As an important N6-methyladenosine (m6A) regulator, abnormal expression of methyltransferase-like protein 3 (METTL3) has been reported in certain human cancers. Although some data have shown that METTL3 plays an ...

    Authors: Dawei Zhu, Yingting Liu, Junjun Chen, Qi Wang, Yuan Li, Yulan Zhu, Jun Feng and Jingting Jiang
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2022 20:298
  5. Gastric cancer (GC), as one of the most common malignancies across the globe, is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Though a large body of research has been conducted to develop the therapeutic...

    Authors: Guohua Jin, Jianguang Zhang, Tingting Cao, Bang Chen, Yu Tian and Yang Shi
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2022 20:284
  6. Metabolic disorders are associated with increased incidence, aggressive phenotype and poor outcome of breast cancer (BC) patients. For instance, hyperinsulinemia is an independent risk factor for BC and the in...

    Authors: Domenica Scordamaglia, Francesca Cirillo, Marianna Talia, Maria Francesca Santolla, Damiano Cosimo Rigiracciolo, Lucia Muglia, Azzurra Zicarelli, Salvatore De Rosis, Francesca Giordano, Anna Maria Miglietta, Ernestina Marianna De Francesco, Veronica Vella, Antonino Belfiore, Rosamaria Lappano and Marcello Maggiolini
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2022 20:263
  7. Lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) is a heavy social burden worldwide. Because the mechanisms involved in LUAD remain unclear, the prognosis of LUAD remains poor. Consequently, it is urgent to investigate the potentia...

    Authors: Qian Wu, Rui Li, Qing-Xiang Wang, Meng-Yu Zhang, Ting-Ting Liu and Yi-Qing Qu
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2022 20:260
  8. Emerging evidence has highlighted the critical roles of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) in tumor development and progression. However, the biological functions and underlying mechanisms of DLEU1 in esophageal sq...

    Authors: Qihang Li, Zhiyu Zhang, HongChao Jiang, Jun Hou, Yuhang Chai, Hongxing Nan, Feng Li and Lianghai Wang
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2022 20:245
  9. RNA adenosine modifications, which are primarily mediated by “writer” enzymes (RMWs), play a key role in epigenetic regulation in various biological processes, including tumorigenesis. However, the expression ...

    Authors: Shijie Chen, Jin Zeng, Liping Huang, Yi Peng, Zuyun Yan, Aiqian Zhang, Xingping Zhao, Jun Li, Ziting Zhou, Sidan Wang, Shengyu Jing, Minghua Hu, Yuezhan Li, Dong Wang, Weiguo Wang, Haiyang Yu…
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2022 20:228
  10. In recent years, 5-methylcytosine (m5C) RNA modification has emerged as a key player in regulating RNA metabolism and function through coding as well as non-coding RNAs. Accumulating evidence has shown that m5C m...

    Authors: Mingyang Li, Zijia Tao, Yiqiao Zhao, Lei Li, Jianyi Zheng, Zeyu Li and Xiaonan Chen
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2022 20:214
  11. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common pathological type of liver cancer. Valosin-containing protein (VCP) is a member of the AAA-ATPase family associated with multiple molecular functions and invo...

    Authors: Zhangya Pu, Dan G. Duda, Yuanyuan Zhu, Siya Pei, Xiaofang Wang, Yan Huang, Panpan Yi, Zebing Huang, Fang Peng, Xingwang Hu and Xuegong Fan
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2022 20:212
  12. Tanimilast is a novel and selective inhaled inhibitor of phosphodiesterase-4 in advanced clinical development for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Tanimilast is known to exert prominent anti-infla...

    Authors: Hoang Oanh Nguyen, Valentina Salvi, Laura Tiberio, Fabrizio Facchinetti, Mirco Govoni, Gino Villetti, Maurizio Civelli, Ilaria Barbazza, Carolina Gaudenzi, Mauro Passari, Tiziana Schioppa, Francesca Sozio, Annalisa Del Prete, Silvano Sozzani and Daniela Bosisio
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2022 20:203
  13. Serine/arginine-rich splicing factor 9 (SRSF9) is a classical RNA-binding protein that is essential for regulating gene expression programs through its interaction with target RNA. Whether SRSF9 plays an essen...

    Authors: Xiaoyu Wang, Xiansheng Lu, Ping Wang, Qiaoyu Chen, Le Xiong, Minshan Tang, Chang Hong, Xiaowen Lin, Kaixi Shi, Li Liang and Jie Lin
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2022 20:198
  14. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), as the most common type of liver cancer, is characterized by high recurrence and metastasis. Circular RNA (circRNA) circ_0036412 was selected for studying the underlying mechani...

    Authors: Liyan Wang, Bin Li, Xiaoyuan Yi, Xuhua Xiao, Qinghua Zheng and Lei Ma
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2022 20:154
  15. Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), as one of the commonest malignancies showing poor prognosis, has been increasingly suggested to be modulated by circular RNAs (circRNAs). Through GEO (Gene Expression Omnib...

    Authors: Liang Rong, Bo Chen, Ke Liu, Bingyao Liu, Xinyao He, Juan Liu, Junxia Li, Maodian He, Lei Zhu, Ke Liu, Xiaolei Shi, Yi Shuai and Lei Jin
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2022 20:148
  16. Adiponectin is an adipocyte-secreted cytokine that enhances insulin sensitivity and attenuates inflammation. Although circulating adiponectin level is often inversely associated with several malignancies, its...

    Authors: Zongmeng Zhang, Jinlin Du, Hui Shi, Shuai Wang, Yunjing Yan, Qihua Xu, Sujin Zhou, Zhenggang Zhao, Yunping Mu, Chaonan Qian, Allan Zijian Zhao, Sumei Cao and Fanghong Li
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2022 20:89
  17. Colon cancer is a common malignant tumor of the digestive tract, and its incidence is ranked third among gastrointestinal tumors. The present study aims to investigate the role of a novel circular RNA (circCSP...

    Authors: Jin Wang, Lei Zhou, Bingxin Chen, Zhuwen Yu, Jianglei Zhang, Zhe Zhang, Chenrui Hu, Yanjin Bai, Xiaokang Ruan, Shengjia Wang, Jun Ouyang, Airong Wu and Xin Zhao
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2022 20:58
  18. Gastric cancer (GC) is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide and is accompanied by low diagnosis and survival rates. The molecular mechanism of GC must be elucidated to improve treatment st...

    Authors: Zhijun Geng, Jing Li, Sandang Li, Yueyue Wang, Lele Zhang, Qiuzi Hu, Xinru Wang, Lugen Zuo, Xue Song, Xiaofeng Zhang, Sitang Ge and Jianguo Hu
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2022 20:50
  19. The aberrant expression of E3 ubiquitin ligase Pellino-1 (PELI1) contributes to several human cancer development and progression. However, its expression patterns and functional importance in papillary thyroid...

    Authors: Tingting Zheng, Youxing Zhou, Xiaowei Xu, Xin Qi, Jiameng Liu, Yanan Pu, Shan Zhang, Xuerong Gao, Xinkai Luo, Mei Li, Xuefeng Wang, Liyang Dong, Ying Wang and Chaoming Mao
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2022 20:20