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  1. Content type: Meeting report

    Metastatic melanoma represents a challenging clinical situation and, until relatively recently, there was an absence of effective treatment options. However, in 2011, the advanced melanoma treatment landscape ...

    Authors: Paolo A. Ascierto, Igor Puzanov, Sanjiv S. Agarwala, Carlo Bifulco, Gerardo Botti, Corrado Caracò, Gennaro Ciliberto, Michael A. Davies, Reinhard Dummer, Soldano Ferrone, Thomas F. Gajewski, Claus Garbe, Jason J. Luke, Francesco M. Marincola, Giuseppe Masucci, Janice M. Mehnert…

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:207

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  2. Content type: Research

    Dexmedetomidine (Dex) can improve neuronal viability and protect the spinal cord from ischemia–reperfusion (I/R) injury, but the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. This study investigated the effe...

    Authors: Zhixiang Sun, Tianyun Zhao, Shaojun Lv, Ying Gao, Joe Masters and Hao Weng

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:209

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  3. Content type: Research

    Sperm selection is essential for the health of offspring conceived via assistive reproductive technology (ART). Various methods of sperm preparation for in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm inject...

    Authors: Kun Li, Rui Li, Ya Ni, Peibei Sun, Ye Liu, Dan Zhang and Hefeng Huang

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:203

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  4. Content type: Research

    Acute renal allograft rejection is a common complication after renal transplantation that often leads to chronic rejection and ultimate graft loss. While renal allograft biopsy remains the gold standard for di...

    Authors: Long Zheng, Jina Wang, Wenjun Gao, Chao Hu, Shuo Wang, Ruiming Rong, Yinlong Guo, Tongyu Zhu and Dong Zhu

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:202

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  5. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study was to achieve early and accurate diagnosis of lung cancer and long-term monitoring of the therapeutic response.

    Authors: Zhirui Fan, Wenhua Xue, Lifeng Li, Chaoqi Zhang, Jingli Lu, Yunkai Zhai, Zhenhe Suo and Jie Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:205

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  6. Content type: Research

    Necroptotic susceptibility is probably an intrinsic weakness of cancer. Here, we report that resibufogenin, a member of bufadienolide family, suppresses the growth and metastasis of colorectal cancer (CRC) thr...

    Authors: Qinrui Han, Ye Ma, Hao Wang, Yu Dai, Chunhui Chen, Yawei Liu, Linlin Jing and Xuegang Sun

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:201

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  7. Content type: Research

    A characteristic feature of malignant cells, such as colorectal cancer cells, is a profound decrease in the level of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine, a product of 5-methylcytosine oxidation by TET enzymes. Recent stud...

    Authors: Marta Starczak, Ewelina Zarakowska, Martyna Modrzejewska, Tomasz Dziaman, Anna Szpila, Kinga Linowiecka, Jolanta Guz, Justyna Szpotan, Maciej Gawronski, Anna Labejszo, Ariel Liebert, Zbigniew Banaszkiewicz, Maria Klopocka, Marek Foksinski, Daniel Gackowski and Ryszard Olinski

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:204

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  8. Content type: Research

    The early and accurate diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) is critical for controlling the global TB epidemic. Although early studies have supported the potential role of cytokine biomarkers in blood for the diagno...

    Authors: Sen Wang, Yang Li, Yaojie Shen, Jing Wu, Yan Gao, Shu Zhang, Lingyun Shao, Jialin Jin, Ying Zhang and Wenhong Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:206

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  9. Content type: Research

    Stored platelets undergo deleterious changes, referred to as platelet storage lesions (PSLs), which accelerate the desialylation of platelets and result in their phagocytosis and clearance by hepatic macrophag...

    Authors: Jooyoung Cho, Hyunkyung Kim, Jaewoo Song, June-Won Cheong, Jeong Won Shin, Woo Ick Yang and Hyun Ok Kim

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:199

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  10. Content type: Research

    UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 1A subfamily (UGT1A) enzymes can inactivate cytarabine (Ara-C) by glucuronidation, and thus serves as candidate genes for interindividual difference in Ara-C response. UGT1A1 is a m...

    Authors: Peng Chen, Ke-Wei Zhu, Dao-Yu Zhang, Han Yan, Han Liu, Yan-Ling Liu, Shan Cao, Gan Zhou, Hui Zeng, Shu-Ping Chen, Xie-Lan Zhao, Jing Yang and Xiao-Ping Chen

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:197

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  11. Content type: Methodology

    Interest in single-cell transcriptomic analysis is growing rapidly, especially for profiling rare or heterogeneous populations of cells. In almost all reported works investigators have used live cells, which i...

    Authors: Jinguo Chen, Foo Cheung, Rongye Shi, Huizhi Zhou and Wenrui Lu

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:198

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  12. Content type: Protocol

    Ovarian cancer has no definitive second line therapeutic options, and largely recurs in the peritoneal cavity. Locoregional immune therapy using both interferons and monocytes can be used as a novel approach. ...

    Authors: Daniel S. Green, Ana T. Nunes, Virginia David-Ocampo, Irene B. Ekwede, Nicole D. Houston, Steven L. Highfill, Hanh Khuu, David F. Stroncek, Seth M. Steinberg, Kathryn C. Zoon and Christina M. Annunziata

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:196

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  13. Content type: Research

    Spinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the most severe central nervous system injuries. Currently, transplanting bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) is considered a therapeutic option for SCI. Tanshinone II...

    Authors: Xue-Mei Zhang, Jiao Ma, Yang Sun, Bing-Qian Yu, Zhuo-Min Jiao, Duo Wang, Mei-Yu Yu, Jin-Yue Li and Jin Fu

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:193

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  14. Content type: Research

    Currently, mismatch repair-deficient (dMMR) status is a promising candidate for targeted immune checkpoint inhibition therapy in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients, however, the potential immunological mechanism...

    Authors: Shou-Sheng Liu, Yuan-Zhong Yang, Chang Jiang, Qi Quan, Qian-Kun Xie, Xiao-Pai Wang, Wen-Zhuo He, Yu-Ming Rong, Ping Chen, Qiong Yang, Lin Yang, Bei Zhang, Xiao-Jun Xia, Peng-Fei Kong and Liang-Ping Xia

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:195

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  15. Content type: Review

    Germline mutations in the BRCA-1 associated tumor protein 1 (BAP1) increase susceptibility to mesothelioma and other cancers. We describe a patient with a family history of peritoneal mesothelioma, who develop...

    Authors: Muaiad Kittaneh and Charles Berkelhammer

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:194

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  16. Content type: Research

    Fatigue is a common problem among individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD). It may occur before the overt symptoms of bradykinesia, rigidity and tremor. Little is understood about how to measure fatigue in PD...

    Authors: Raymond Chong, Lauren Albor, Chandramohan Wakade and John Morgan

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:192

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  17. Content type: Research

    The TGFβ-signaling pathway plays an important role in the pathogenesis of colorectal cancer (CRC). Loss of function of several genes within this pathway, such as bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) have been se...

    Authors: Andrew J. Pellatt, Lila E. Mullany, Jennifer S. Herrick, Lori C. Sakoda, Roger K. Wolff, Wade S. Samowitz and Martha L. Slattery

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:191

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  18. Content type: Research

    Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and its consequent unfolded protein response (UPR) are believed to be associated with progression, survival and chemoresistance of a variety of tumor cells through multiple ce...

    Authors: Prakash C. Thakur, Jennifer L. Miller-Ocuin, Khanh Nguyen, Rina Matsuda, Aatur D. Singhi, Herbert J. Zeh and Nathan Bahary

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:190

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  19. Content type: Research

    Abnormal microRNAs (miRNAs) were reported to be involved in the mechanism of Graves’ disease (GD). Dysregulated miRNAs may be overlapping in different cells and can be secreted to circulation. We chose miRNAs ...

    Authors: Xinxin Chen, Fengjiao Huang, Yicheng Qi, Mengxi Zhou, Qinglei Yin, Ying Peng, Yulin Zhou, Guang Ning and Shu Wang

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:188

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  20. Content type: Research

    γδ T cells are associated with the pathogenesis of coronary atherosclerotic heart disease, but the relationship between the development of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and γδ T cells is not clear. So we a...

    Authors: Xiao-ming Chen, Tao Zhang, Dan Qiu, Jian-yi Feng, Zhen-yi Jin, Qiang Luo, Xin-yu Wang and Xiu-li Wu

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:189

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  21. Content type: Research

    Approximately 30% of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients treated with Tripterysium glycosides (TG) tablets fail to achieve clinical improvement, implying the essentiality of predictive biomarkers and tools. Her...

    Authors: Yanqiong Zhang, Hailong Wang, Xia Mao, Qiuyan Guo, Weijie Li, Xiaoyue Wang, Guangyao Li and Na Lin

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:187

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  22. Content type: Research

    Carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP) is a metastatic epithelial malignancy in the absence of an identifiable primary tumour. Prognosis for patients with CUP is poor because treatment options are generally limite...

    Authors: B. Clynick, B. Dessauvagie, G. Sterrett, N. T. Harvey, R. J. N. Allcock, C. Saunders, W. Erber and K. Meehan

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:185

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  23. Content type: Research

    The functions of the protein expressed in the nucleus and cytoplasm were different or opposite. The previous study found that oncogene Klf4 played a role of tumor suppressor in the nasopharyngeal cytoplasm. Cetux...

    Authors: Xiqing Li, Zunlan Zhao, Shijiang Yi, Lei Ma, Ming Li, Mingyue Liu, Yaping Zhang and Guangzhi Liu

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:183

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  24. Content type: Research

    We previously reported early on-treatment significant modulation in circulating regulatory T cell (Treg), myeloid derived suppressor cells (MDSC) and antigen-specific type I CD4+ and CD8+ T cells that correlat...

    Authors: Janet Retseck, Alexis Nasr, Yan Lin, Huang Lin, Prateek Mendiratta, Lisa H. Butterfield and Ahmad A. Tarhini

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:184

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  25. Content type: Research

    Implantation failure is not only a major cause of early pregnancy loss, but it is also an obstacle to assisted reproductive technologies. The identification of potential circulating biomarkers for recurrent mi...

    Authors: Qian Yang, Wen-Wen Gu, Yan Gu, Na-Na Yan, Yan-Yan Mao, Xing-Xing Zhen, Jian-Mei Wang, Jing Yang, Hui-Juan Shi, Xuan Zhang and Jian Wang

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:186

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  26. Content type: Research

    Patients with brain tumor or pancreatic cancer exhibit the poorest prognosis, while immune fitness and cellular immune exhaustion impacts their survival immensely. This work identifies differences in the immun...

    Authors: Zhenjiang Liu, Thomas Poiret, Qingda Meng, Martin Rao, Anna von Landenberg, Esther Schoutrop, Davide Valentini, Ernest Dodoo, Inti Peredo-Harvey and Markus Maeurer

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:182

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  27. Content type: Research

    Evidences in literature strongly advocate the potential of immunomodulatory peptides for use as vaccine adjuvants. All the mechanisms of vaccine adjuvants ensuing immunostimulatory effects directly or indirect...

    Authors: Gandharva Nagpal, Kumardeep Chaudhary, Piyush Agrawal and Gajendra P. S. Raghava

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:181

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  28. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], a typesetting mistake is reported. For Fig. 7b, a copy of Fig. 6b has been published. The correct Fig. 7b is given in this correction and the original article...

    Authors: Pascale Kündig, Charlotte Giesen, Hartland Jackson, Bernd Bodenmiller, Bärbel Papassotirolopus, Sandra Nicole Freiberger, Catharine Aquino, Lennart Opitz and Zsuzsanna Varga

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:180

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    The original article was published in Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:118

  29. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported an error in the spelling of one of the author names. In this Correction the incorrect and correct author names are indicated and the auth...

    Authors: Linda M. Liau, Keyoumars Ashkan, David D. Tran, Jian L. Campian, John E. Trusheim, Charles S. Cobbs, Jason A. Heth, Michael Salacz, Sarah Taylor, Stacy D. D’Andre, Fabio M. Iwamoto, Edward J. Dropcho, Yaron A. Moshel, Kevin A. Walter, Clement P. Pillainayagam, Robert Aiken…

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:179

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    The original article was published in Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:142

  30. Content type: Research

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment regimens (DAAs) are well tolerated, efficacious but costly. Their high cost and restricted availability, raises concerns about the outcome of treatment in uninsured patients. ...

    Authors: Alexandra DeBose-Scarlett, Raymond Balise, Deukwoo Kwon, Susan Vadaparampil, Steven Xi Chen, Eugene R. Schiff, Gladys Patricia Ayala and Emmanuel Thomas

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:178

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  31. Content type: Research

    Tumor-associated (TA) autoantibodies, which are generated by the immune system upon the recognition of abnormal TA antigens, are promising biomarkers for the early detection of tumors. In order to detect autoa...

    Authors: Hai-Min Hwang, Chang-Kyu Heo, Hye Jung Lee, Sang-Seob Kwak, Won-Hee Lim, Jong-Shin Yoo, Dae-Yuel Yu, Kook Jin Lim, Jeong-Yoon Kim and Eun-Wie Cho

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:177

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  32. Content type: Review

    Type 1 diabetes (DM1) is one of the most common chronic diseases in childhood and requires life-long insulin therapy and continuous health care support. An artificial pancreas (AP) or closed-loop system (CLS) ...

    Authors: Susanna Esposito, Elisa Santi, Giulia Mancini, Francesco Rogari, Giorgia Tascini, Giada Toni, Alberto Argentiero and Maria Giulia Berioli

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:176

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  33. Content type: Research

    Lipid intermediates produced during triacylglycerols (TAGs) synthesis and lipolysis in adipocytes interfere with the intracellular insulin signaling pathway and development of insulin resistance. This study ai...

    Authors: Haya Al-Sulaiti, Ilhame Diboun, Sameem Banu, Mohamed Al-Emadi, Parvaneh Amani, Thomas M. Harvey, Alex S. Dömling, Aishah Latiff and Mohamed A. Elrayess

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:175

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  34. Content type: Research

    Bipolar disorder (BD), a type of psychiatric mood disorder, is manifested by chronic and recurrent mood fluctuations. This study aims to determine whether hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) inf...

    Authors: Lee-Won Chong, Chih-Chao Hsu, Chang-Yin Lee, Ruey-Hwang Chou, Cheng-Li Lin, Kuang-Hsi Chang and Yi-Chao Hsu

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:173

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  35. Content type: Research

    Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) have been suggested as potential prognostic indicators for multiple tumors, including gastric cancer; however, pre- and post-operative CTC changes in resectable gastric cancer an...

    Authors: Qiyue Zhang, Fei Shan, Ziyu Li, Jing Gao, Yilin Li, Lin Shen, Jiafu Ji and Ming Lu

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:171

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  36. Content type: Research

    In chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) disease onset and progression are influenced by the behavior of specific CD4+ T cell subsets, such as T regulatory cells (Tregs). Here, we focused on the phenotypic and funct...

    Authors: Serena De Matteis, Chiara Molinari, Giulia Abbati, Tania Rossi, Roberta Napolitano, Martina Ghetti, Andrea Ghelli Luserna Di Rorà, Gerardo Musuraca, Alessandro Lucchesi, Gian Matteo Rigolin, Antonio Cuneo, Daniele Calistri, Pier Paolo Fattori, Massimiliano Bonafè and Giovanni Martinelli

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:172

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  37. Content type: Research

    Vimentin (VIM) is a type III intermediate filament that maintains cell integrity, and is involved in cell migration, motility and adhesion. When overexpressed in solid cancers, vimentin drives epithelial to me...

    Authors: Sharon Wu, Yang Du, John Beckford and Houda Alachkar

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:170

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  38. Content type: Research

    The human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) involved proliferation, angiogenesis, and reduced apoptosis in gastric cancer (GC), which is a common target for tumor therapy. HER2 is usually overexpressed...

    Authors: Siao-Syun Guan, Cheng-Tien Wu, Chen-Yuan Chiu, Tsai-Yueh Luo, Jeng-Yih Wu, Tse-Zung Liao and Shing-Hwa Liu

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:168

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  39. Content type: Research

    The carboxyl terminus of Hsc70-interacting protein (CHIP) is an E3 ubiquitin ligase that plays a controversial role in different cancers, either as a tumor suppressor or a tumor promoter. To date, the exact fu...

    Authors: Jingjing Xu, Jun Zhou, Hanjue Dai, Fei Liu, Wenjing Li, Wenjuan Wang and Feng Guo

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:169

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  40. Content type: Research

    A model was constructed using clinical and serum variables to discriminate between chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients with and without significant necroinflammatory activity (score 4–18 vs. score 0–3).

    Authors: Fei-Fei Shen, Yan Wang, Yi-Fei Wang, Rui-Dan Zheng, Jian-Chun Xian, Jun-Ping Shi, Ying Qu, Yu-Wei Dong, Ming-Yi Xu and Lun-Gen Lu

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:166

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  41. Content type: Research

    To explore the mechanism of the different clinical efficacies of mesenchymal stem cell transplantation (MSCT) and identify a possible serum biomarker for predicting the therapeutic effect of MSCT in rheumatoid...

    Authors: Yi Yang, Xiao He, Rongseng Zhao, Wei Guo, Ming Zhu, Wei Xing, Dongpo Jiang, Chongyang Liu and Xiang Xu

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:165

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  42. Content type: Research

    Recent studies have challenged radical procedures for less extensive surgery in selected patients with early-stage cervical cancer at low risk of parametrial invasion. Our objective was to identify a subgroup ...

    Authors: Yohann Dabi, Claire Willecocq, Marcos Ballester, Xavier Carcopino, Sofiane Bendifallah, Lobna Ouldamer, Vincent Lavoue, Geoffroy Canlorbe, Emilie Raimond, Charles Coutant, Olivier Graesslin, Pierre Collinet, Alexandre Bricou, Cyrille Huchon, Emile Daraï, Bassam Haddad…

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:163

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  43. Content type: Research

    Hypoxia-mediated chemoresistance has been regarded as an important obstacle in the development of cancer treatment. Knockdown of krüppel-like factor 5 (KLF5) was reported to inhibit hypoxia-induced cell surviv...

    Authors: Tianxiao Gong, Liuqing Cui, Haili Wang, Haoxun Wang and Na Han

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:164

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  44. Content type: Research

    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are non-coding RNAs that function as regulators of gene expression and thereby contribute to the complex disease phenotypes. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM...

    Authors: Mengmeng Li, Xiao Chen, Liang Chen, Kai Chen, Jianye Zhou and Jiangping Song

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:161

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  45. Content type: Research

    Mutations in leucine rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) are the most common cause of familial Parkinson’s disease (PD). Mitochondrial and autophagic dysfunction has been described as etiologic factors in different expe...

    Authors: Diana Luz Juárez-Flores, Ingrid González-Casacuberta, Mario Ezquerra, María Bañó, Francesc Carmona-Pontaque, Marc Catalán-García, Mariona Guitart-Mampel, Juan José Rivero, Ester Tobias, Jose Cesar Milisenda, Eduard Tolosa, Maria Jose Marti, Ruben Fernández-Santiago, Francesc Cardellach, Constanza Morén and Glòria Garrabou

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:160

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  46. Content type: Research

    Symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) is an atherosclerotic occlusive disease affecting the lower extremities. The cause of symptomatic PAD is atherosclerosis, vascular dysfunctions, impaired angiogenesi...

    Authors: Line Ea Hemstra, Anders Schlosser, Jes Sanddal Lindholt and Grith L. Sorensen

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:159

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