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  1. Content type: Research article

    Focal Adhesion Kinase (FAK) is a major cancer drug target that is involved in numerous aspects of tumor progression and survival. While multiple research groups have developed ATP-competitive small molecule in...

    Authors: Timothy Marlowe, Alexey Dementiev, Sheila Figel, Andrew Rivera, Michael Flavin and William Cance

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:10

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    The calmodulin-regulated spectrin-associated proteins (CAMSAPs) belong to a conserved protein family, which includes members that bind the polymerizing mcrotubule (MT) minus ends and remain associated with the...

    Authors: Gera A. Pavlova, Alyona V. Razuvaeva, Julia V. Popova, Evgeniya N. Andreyeva, Lyubov A. Yarinich, Mikhail O. Lebedev, Claudia Pellacani, Silvia Bonaccorsi, Maria Patrizia Somma, Maurizio Gatti and Alexey V. Pindyurin

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20(Suppl 1):7

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 1

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    Dlx5 and Dlx6 stimulate differentiation of diverse progenitors during embryonic development. Their actions as pro-differentiation transcription factors includes the up-regulation of differentiation markers but th...

    Authors: Rachel K. MacKenzie, Parvathy Ravi Sankar and Andrew J. Bendall

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:8

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    Osteoclasts play a critical role in bone resorption due to orthodontic tooth movement (OTM). In OTM, a force is exerted on the tooth, creating compression of the periodontal ligament (PDL) on one side of the t...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Kanzaki, Satoshi Wada, Yuuki Yamaguchi, Yuta Katsumata, Kanako Itohiya, Sari Fukaya, Yutaka Miyamoto, Tsuyoshi Narimiya, Koji Noda and Yoshiki Nakamura

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:6

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Dental follicle cells (DFCs) are dental stem cells and interesting options for regenerative therapies in dentistry. However, DFCs acquire replicative senescence in long-term cultures, but little is known about...

    Authors: Christian Morsczeck, Anja Reck and Torsten E. Reichert

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:5

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    The white coat colour of Yorkshire and Landrace pig breeds is caused by the dominant white I allele of KIT, associated with 450-kb duplications and a splice mutation (G > A) at the first base in intron 17. To tes...

    Authors: Ke Qin, Xinyu Liang, Guanjie Sun, Xuan Shi, Min Wang, Hongbo Liu, Yaosheng Chen, Xiaohong Liu and Zuyong He

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:4

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Egg formation takes place in the oviduct of laying hens over a 24 h period. Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) causes pathological lesions in the chicken oviduct. In the current study, mitochondrial counts were...

    Authors: Samiullah Khan, Juliet Roberts and Shu-Biao Wu

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:3

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    Extrachromosomal acentric double minutes (DMs) contribute to human malignancy by carrying amplified oncogenes. Recent cancer genomics revealed that the pulverization of defined chromosome arms (chromothripsis)...

    Authors: Noriaki Shimizu, Rita Kapoor, Shuhei Naniwa, Naoto Sakamaru, Taku Yamada, You-ki Yamamura and Koh-ichi Utani

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:2

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The conserved NDR-family kinase Sid2p localizes to the contractile ring during fission yeast cytokinesis to promote ring constriction, septation, and completion of cell division. Previous studies have found th...

    Authors: Lois Kwon, Emma M. Magee, Alexis Crayton and John W. Goss

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:1

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    Diapause is a form of dormancy that is genetically predetermined to allow animals to overcome harsh environmental conditions. It is induced by predictive environmental cues bringing cellular activity levels in...

    Authors: Luxi Chen, Rosemary E. Barnett, Martin Horstmann, Verena Bamberger, Lea Heberle, Nina Krebs, John K. Colbourne, Rocío Gómez and Linda C. Weiss

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2018 19:30

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    TRAIL, tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand, can selectively kill cancer cells with little or no cytotoxicity toward normal human cells and is regarded as a potential relatively safe antitum...

    Authors: Zhi Lan Guo, Jing Zhe Li, Yan Yan Ma, Dan Qian, Ju Ying Zhong, Meng Meng Jin, Peng Huang, Lu Yang Che, Bing Pan, Yi Wang, Zhen Xiao Sun and Chang Zhen Liu

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2018 19:29

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    Dasatinib (Sprycel) was developed as a tyrosine kinase inhibitor targeting Bcr-Abl and the family of Src kinases. Dasatinib is commonly used for the treatment of acute lymphoblastic and chronic myelogenous leu...

    Authors: Josip Skoko, Jan Rožanc, Emilie M. Charles, Leonidas G. Alexopoulos and Markus Rehm

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2018 19:28

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    Within the past years, umbilical cord (UC) and amniotic membrane (AM) expanded in human platelet lysate (PL) have been found to become increasingly candidate of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) in preclinical ...

    Authors: Yongxu Mu, Xiaoyun Wu and Zhiming Hao

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2018 19:27

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    Endothelial cells provide a barrier between blood and tissues, which is regulated to allow molecules and cells in out of tissues. Patients with cerebral cavernous malformations (CCM) have dilated leaky blood v...

    Authors: Narendra Suryavanshi, Joanna Furmston and Anne J. Ridley

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2018 19:26

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    KIF17, a kinesin-2 motor that functions in intraflagellar transport, can regulate the onset of photoreceptor outer segment development. However, the function of KIF17 in a mature photoreceptor remains unclear....

    Authors: Tylor R. Lewis, Sean R. Kundinger, Brian A. Link, Christine Insinna and Joseph C. Besharse

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2018 19:25

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    Myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) has become one of the most serious complications after reperfusion therapy in patients with acute myocardial infarction. Small ubiquitin-like modification (SUMOylat...

    Authors: Bo Xie, Xinyu Liu, Jie Yang, Jinke Cheng, Jianmin Gu and Song Xue

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2018 19:24

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Disruption to the blood brain barrier (BBB) is a leading factor associated with the development of postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD). Despite this, the underlying mechanism by which BBB disruption pro...

    Authors: Honghua Zhu, Wei Liu and Hao Fang

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2018 19:23

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The gap junction protein, Connexin32 (Cx32), is expressed in various tissues including liver, exocrine pancreas, gastrointestinal epithelium, and the glia of the central and peripheral nervous system. Gap junc...

    Authors: Sarah R. Alaei, Charles K. Abrams, J. Chloë Bulinski, Elliot L. Hertzberg and Mona M. Freidin

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2018 19:22

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    Mitochondrial homeostasis has been increasingly viewed as a potential target of cancer therapy, and mitochondrial fission is a novel regulator of mitochondrial function and apoptosis. The aim of our study was ...

    Authors: Sayilaxi Jieensinue, Hong Zhu, Guangcheng Li, Keli Dong, Meiting Liang and Yayue Li

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2018 19:21

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  20. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported a change to one of the author names.

    Authors: Rémy Beaujois, Elizabeth Ottoni, Xin Zhang, Christina Gagnon, Sami Hassine, Stéphanie Mollet, Wildriss Viranaicken and Luc DesGroseillers

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2018 19:20

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    The original article was published in BMC Cell Biology 2017 18:25

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    The palmitate analogue 2-bromopalmitate (2-BP) is a non-selective membrane tethered cysteine alkylator of many membrane-associated enzymes that in the last years emerged as a general inhibitor of protein S-pal...

    Authors: Cassiano Martin Batista, Rafael Luis Kessler, Iriane Eger and Maurilio José Soares

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2018 19:19

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    Interactions of resident bacteria and/or their producing lipopolysaccharide (LPS) with sulcular epithelial keratinocytes may be regulated by autophagy in the gingival sulcus. In this study, we investigated an ...

    Authors: Kanako Hagio-Izaki, Madoka Yasunaga, Masahiro Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Kajiya, Hiromitsu Morita, Masahiro Yoneda, Takao Hirofuji and Jun Ohno

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2018 19:18

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Elevated levels of environmental ionizing radiation can be a selective pressure for wildlife by producing reactive oxygen species and DNA damage. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms that are affected ...

    Authors: Venla Mustonen, Jenni Kesäniemi, Anton Lavrinienko, Eugene Tukalenko, Tapio Mappes, Phillip C. Watts and Jaana Jurvansuu

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2018 19:17

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    TP53 gene mutations occur in more than 50% of human cancers and the vast majority of these mutations in human cancers are missense mutations, which broadly occur in DNA binding domain (DBD) (Amino acids 102–292) ...

    Authors: Nan Kang, Yu Wang, Shichao Guo, Yunwei Ou, Guangchao Wang, Jie Chen, Dan Li and Qimin Zhan

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2018 19:16

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Conditional reprogramming has enabled the development of long-lived, normal epithelial cell lines from mice and humans by in vitro culture with ROCK inhibitor on a feeder layer. We applied this technology to m...

    Authors: Emily C. Moorefield, R. Eric Blue, Nancy L. Quinney, Martina Gentzsch and Shengli Ding

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2018 19:15

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Tendinopathies are common and difficult to resolve due to the formation of scar tissue that reduces the mechanical integrity of the tissue, leading to frequent reinjury. Tenocytes respond to both excessive loa...

    Authors: Anne E. C. Nichols, Robert E. Settlage, Stephen R. Werre and Linda A. Dahlgren

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2018 19:14

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Copines are calcium-dependent phospholipid-binding proteins found in many eukaryotic organisms and are thought to be involved in signaling pathways that regulate a wide variety of cellular processes. Copines a...

    Authors: April N. Ilacqua, Janet E. Price, Bria N. Graham, Matthew J. Buccilli, Dexter R. McKellar and Cynthia K. Damer

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2018 19:13

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Adipocyte differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) is dependent on mitochondrial metabolism and reactive oxygen species (ROS) to initiate adipocyte differentiation. Although anethole has been kn...

    Authors: Yun-Hee Rhee, Jeong Hwan Moon, Ji-Hun Mo, Tiffany Pham and Phil-Sang Chung

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2018 19:12

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Apoptosis, the most well-known type of programmed cell death, can induce in a paracrine manner a proliferative response in neighboring surviving cells called apoptosis-induced proliferation (AiP). While having...

    Authors: Ahlima Roumane, Kevin Berthenet, Chaïmaa El Fassi and Gabriel Ichim

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2018 19:11

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Air-liquid interface (Ali) systems allow the establishment of a culture environment more representative of that in vivo than other culture systems. They are useful for performing mechanistic studies of respira...

    Authors: Haiyan Wang, Lina He, Beibei Liu, Yanyan Feng, Hao Zhou, Zhenzhen Zhang, Yuzi Wu, Jia Wang, Yuan Gan, Ting Yuan, Meng Wu, Xing Xie and Zhixin Feng

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2018 19:10

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Cellular energy failure in high metabolic rate organs is one of the underlying causes for many disorders such as neurodegenerative diseases, cardiomyopathies, liver and renal failures. In the past decade, nume...

    Authors: Shohreh Majd, John H. T. Power, Timothy K. Chataway and Hugh J. M. Grantham

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2018 19:7

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Rho guanine exchange factors (RhoGEFs) control cellular processes such as migration, adhesion and proliferation. Alternative splicing of the RhoGEF Trio produces TGAT. The RhoGEF TGAT is an oncoprotein with co...

    Authors: J. van Unen, D. Botman, T. Yin, Y. I. Wu, M. A. Hink, T. W. J. Gadella Jr, M. Postma and J. Goedhart

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2018 19:6

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Contactin1 (CNTN1) has been shown to play an important role in the invasion and metastasis of several tumors; however, the role of CNTN1 in breast cancer has not been fully studied. The purpose of this study i...

    Authors: Nan Chen, Sai He, Jie Geng, Zhang-Jun Song, Pi-Hua Han, Juan Qin, Zheng Zhao, Yong-Chun Song, Hu-Xia Wang and Cheng-Xue Dang

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2018 19:5

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  34. Content type: Methodology article

    Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) become an attractive research topic because of their crucial roles in tissue repair and regenerative medicine. Foreskin is considered as a valuable tissue source containing imm...

    Authors: Mehdi Najar, Emerence Crompot, Leo A. van Grunsven, Laurent Dollé and Laurence Lagneaux

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2018 19:4

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Satellite cells (SC) and their descendants, muscle precursor cells (MPC), play a key role in postnatal muscle development, regeneration, and plasticity. Several studies have provided evidence that SC and MPC r...

    Authors: Claudia Miersch, Katja Stange and Monika Röntgen

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2018 19:2

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Globally, rhinitis is one of the most common chronic disorders. Despite availability of drugs to manage the symptomatology of rhinitis, researchers still focus on identification of novel molecular targets for ...

    Authors: Nan Huang, Wenjing Li, Xiaolong Wang and Shanshan Qi

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2018 19:1

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Carcinoma associated fibroblasts (CAFs or myofibroblasts) are activated fibroblasts which participate in breast tumor growth, angiogenesis, invasion, metastasis and therapy resistance. As such, recent efforts ...

    Authors: Kathryn Woods, Catlyn Thigpen, Jennifer Peyling Wang, Hana Park and Abigail Hielscher

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2017 18:35

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The cell-surface heparan sulfate proteoglycan syndecan-1 is important for tumor cell proliferation, migration, and cell cycle regulation in a broad spectrum of malignancies. Syndecan-1, however, also transloca...

    Authors: Tünde Szatmári, Filip Mundt, Ashish Kumar-Singh, Lena Möbus, Rita Ötvös, Anders Hjerpe and Katalin Dobra

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2017 18:34

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Self-renewal and differentiation of embryonic stem cells (ESCs) is directed by biological and/or physical cues that regulate multiple signaling cascades. We have previously shown that mESCs seeded in a type I ...

    Authors: Olesja Hazenbiller, Neil A. Duncan and Roman J. Krawetz

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2017 18:32

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Altered expression of mRNA splicing factors occurs with ageing in vivo and is thought to be an ageing mechanism. The accumulation of senescent cells also occurs in vivo with advancing age and causes much degen...

    Authors: Eva Latorre, Vishal C. Birar, Angela N. Sheerin, J. Charles C. Jeynes, Amy Hooper, Helen R. Dawe, David Melzer, Lynne S. Cox, Richard G. A. Faragher, Elizabeth L. Ostler and Lorna W. Harries

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2017 18:31

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  41. Content type: Methodology article

    Generalized methods for understanding the cell biology of non-model species are quite rare, yet very much needed. In order to address this issue, we have modified a technique traditionally used in the biomedic...

    Authors: Benyamin Rosental, Zhanna Kozhekbaeva, Nathaniel Fernhoff, Jonathan M. Tsai and Nikki Traylor-Knowles

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2017 18:30

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Cartilage degradation is the significant pathological process in osteoarthritis (OA). Inflammatory cytokines, such as interleukin-1β (IL-1β), activate various downstream mediators contributing to OA pathology....

    Authors: Hao Wu, Zhanhai Yin, Ling Wang, Feng Li and Yusheng Qiu

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2017 18:29

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Eph signaling is known to induce contrasting cell behaviors such as promoting and inhibiting cell adhesion/spreading by altering F-actin organization and influencing integrin activities. We have previously dem...

    Authors: Midori Mukai, Norihiko Suruga, Noritaka Saeki and Kazushige Ogawa

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2017 18:28

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Endophytes have proven to be an invaluable resource of chemically diverse secondary metabolites that act as excellent lead compounds for anticancer drug discovery. Here we report the promising cytotoxic effect...

    Authors: Mytre Koul, Ashok Kumar, Ramesh Deshidi, Vishal Sharma, Rachna D. Singh, Jasvinder Singh, Parduman Raj Sharma, Bhahwal Ali Shah, Sundeep Jaglan and Shashank Singh

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2017 18:26

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Cell Biology 2017 18:27