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Membrane and protein trafficking

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Prg4-positive cells derived from iPSCs

Satake et al. provide a protocol to differentiate iPSCs into lubricin-expressing cells and demonstrate their potential use a therapy for arthritis and synovitis in an animal model.

Assessing biological activity of mutated STAT3

Behrendsen et al. assess the biological activity the missense mutation D427H in the oncogenic transcription factor STAT3 and find that the mutated protein does not appear to have oncogenic potential beyond the WT transcription factor. 


Chromatin structure in cancer

In this new Review Wang et al. describe recent insights into altered genome architecture in human cancer, highlighting multiple pathways that disrupt chromatin structure and contribute to tumorgenesis.


  1. Authors: Mandana Mohyeddin Bonab, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Fatemeh Talebian, Syed Hamid Ghaffari, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh and Behrouz Nikbin

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BMC Molecular and Cell Biology, formerly known as BMC Cell Biology, is an open access journal that considers articles on all aspects of cellular and molecular biology in both eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. The journal considers studies on functional cell biology, molecular mechanisms of transcription and translation, biochemistry, as well as research using both the experimental and theoretical aspects of physics to study biological processes and investigations into the structure of biological macromolecules.

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