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  1. Gene transfer by electroporation is an established method for the non-viral mediated transfection of mammalian cells. Primary cells pose a particular challenge for electroporation-mediated gene transfer, since...

    Authors: Iqbal Hyder, Shahin Eghbalsaied and Wilfried A. Kues

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2020 21:9

    Content type: Methodology article

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  2. Interferon-alpha (IFNα) is a first-line treatment option for chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, but the severe systemic side-effects limited its clinical application. Interferon-lambda (IFNλ) with comp...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Guo, Dianke Chen, Qingxian Cai, Zhanlian Huang, Wenxiong Xu, Liang Peng and Ping Chen

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2020 21:6

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2020 21:10

  3. The tumor suppressor p53 is a major regulator of the DNA damage response and has been suggested to selectively bind and activate cell-type specific gene expression programs. However recent studies and meta-ana...

    Authors: Antonina Hafner, Lyubov Kublo, Michael Tsabar, Galit Lahav and Jacob Stewart-Ornstein

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2020 21:5

    Content type: Research article

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  4. PM2.5 is associated closely with an increased risk of membranous nephropathy (MN), however, whether PM2.5 could induce podocytes injury, the underlying pathology for MN, has not be thoroughly studied. Triptoli...

    Authors: Qiang Wan, Zhongyong Liu, Ming Yang, Peng Deng, Nana Tang and Yanwei Liu

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2020 21:4

    Content type: Research article

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  5. ZNF143 is an important transcriptional regulator protein conserved in metazoans and estimated to bind over 2000 promoter regions of both messenger RNA and small nuclear RNA genes. The use of zebrafish is a use...

    Authors: Laura Huning and Gary R. Kunkel

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2020 21:3

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and their derivatives have become one of the most important classes of therapeutic drugs. Their multiple applications increased the interest for understanding their complex structu...

    Authors: Mercè Farràs, Ramón Román, Marc Camps, Joan Miret, Óscar Martínez, Xavier Pujol, Antoni Casablancas and Jordi Joan Cairó

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2020 21:2

    Content type: Research article

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  7. In the bovine placenta, intimate fetomaternal contacts are restricted to discrete placentomes. Here, widely branched fetal chorionic villi interdigitate with corresponding maternal caruncular crypts. The fetal...

    Authors: Marina Polei, Juliane Günther, Dirk Koczan and Rainer Fürbass

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2020 21:1

    Content type: Research article

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  8. PAX8 was not only a mitotic factor, but identified as a transcription factor involved in the prognosis of human tumor patients. Elucidating the function of PAX8 on the pathology of stomach cancer was meaningful.

    Authors: Liang-Yu Bie, Ning Li, Wen-Ying Deng, Xiao-Yu Lu, Ping Guo and Su-Xia Luo

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:61

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The biological process known as post-translational modification (PTM) is a condition whereby proteomes are modified that affects normal cell biology, and hence the pathogenesis. A number of PTMs have been disc...

    Authors: Abel Chandra, Alok Sharma, Abdollah Dehzangi, Daichi Shigemizu and Tatsuhiko Tsunoda

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20(Suppl 2):57

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 2

  10. Toll-like receptor 9 is a key innate immune receptor involved in detecting infectious diseases and cancer. TLR9 activates the innate immune system following the recognition of single-stranded DNA oligonucleoti...

    Authors: Varun Khanna, Lei Li, Johnson Fung, Shoba Ranganathan and Nikolai Petrovsky

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20(Suppl 2):56

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 2

  11. ZNF746 and ZNF777 belong to a subset of the large Krüppel-associated box (KRAB) zinc finger (ZNF) transcription factor family. They contain, like four other members in human, an additional conserved domain, th...

    Authors: Mohannad Al Chiblak, Felix Steinbeck, Hans-Jürgen Thiesen and Peter Lorenz

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:60

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Multicellular entities like mammalian tissues or microbial biofilms typically exhibit complex spatial arrangements that are adapted to their specific functions or environments. These structures result from int...

    Authors: Jukka Intosalmi, Adrian C. Scott, Michelle Hays, Nicholas Flann, Olli Yli-Harja, Harri Lähdesmäki, Aimée M. Dudley and Alexander Skupin

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:59

    Content type: Research Article

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  13. In many important life activities, the execution of protein function depends on the interaction between proteins and ligands. As an important protein binding ligand, the identification of the binding site of t...

    Authors: Shan Wang, Xiuzhen Hu, Zhenxing Feng, Xiaojin Zhang, Liu Liu, Kai Sun and Shuang Xu

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20(Suppl 3):53

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 3

  14. Proteins perform their functions by interacting with acid radical ions. Recently, it was a challenging work to precisely predict the binding residues of acid radical ion ligands in the research field of molecu...

    Authors: Liu Liu, Xiuzhen Hu, Zhenxing Feng, Xiaojin Zhang, Shan Wang, Shuang Xu and Kai Sun

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20(Suppl 3):52

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 3

  15. Astral microtubules emanating from the mitotic centrosomes play pivotal roles in defining cell division axis and tissue morphogenesis. Previous studies have demonstrated that human transforming acidic coiled-c...

    Authors: Resmi Rajeev, Puja Singh, Ananya Asmita, Ushma Anand and Tapas K. Manna

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:58

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Brucella is a facultative intracellular pathogen responsible for zoonotic disease brucellosis. Little is known about the molecular basis of Brucella adherence to host cells. In the present study, the possible rol...

    Authors: Yasmin ElTahir, Amna Al-Araimi, Remya R. Nair, Kaija J. Autio, Hongmin Tu, Jack C. Leo, Waleed Al-Marzooqi and Eugene H. Johnson

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:55

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2020 21:16

  17. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) produce different lesions in DNA by ROS-induced DNA damage. Detection and quantification of 8-oxo-7,8-dihydroguanine (8-oxoG) within cells are important for study. Human ribosomal...

    Authors: Dong Min Kang, Jong-Il Shin, Ji Beom Kim, Kyungho Lee, Ji Hyung Chung, Hye-Won Yang, Kil-Nam Kim and Ye Sun Han

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:54

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Mesenchymal stromal cells in the endosteal niche lining compact bone (CB-MSCs) represent a heterogeneous population, all of which contribute to bone repair and remodelling. Hyperglycaemia associated with type ...

    Authors: Ahmed Makki A. Al-Qarakhli, Norhayati Yusop, Rachel J. Waddington and Ryan Moseley

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:51

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Olfactomedin-1 (Olfm1; also known as Noelin or Pancortin) is a highly-expressed secreted brain and retina protein and its four isoforms have different roles in nervous system development and function. Structur...

    Authors: Matti F. Pronker, Hugo van den Hoek and Bert J. C. Janssen

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:50

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Several reports indicated that the expression of Yes-associated protein (YAP) was associated with multi-drug resistance. Acidic microenvironment increased by the overexpression of vacuolar-ATPase (V-ATPase) wa...

    Authors: Jing He, Xiao-Yan Shi, Zhi-min Li, Xiao-hua Pan, Ze-Lian Li, Ying Chen, Shi-Jie Yan and Lan Xiao

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:49

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Matrix mineralization is a key stage in bone formation involving in many bone-specific genes and signaling pathways. Emerging evidence indicate that long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) and microRNAs (miRNAs) play cru...

    Authors: Yuan Wu, Yu Jiang, Qiang Liu and Cui-Zhong Liu

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:48

    Content type: Research article

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  22. In healthy subjects fibrinogen γ/γ‘ circulates at 8–15% of the total plasma fibrinogen concentration. Elevated levels of this variant have been associated with arterial thrombosis, and its diminution with veno...

    Authors: Miriam Cantero, Héctor Rojas, Eduardo Anglés-Cano and Rita Marchi

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:47

    Content type: Research article

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  23. It was reported that microRNA-21(miR-21) was differentially expressed in the keratinocytes of psoriasis patients, and it may influence the apoptosis and proliferation of cells. The role of lncRNA maternally ex...

    Authors: Hai-Yan Jia, Kai Zhang, Wen-Jing Lu, Gui-Wen Xu, Jian-Fen Zhang and Zhan-Li Tang

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:46

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The HongXin radish (Raphanus sativus L.), which contains the natural red pigment (red radish pigment), is grown in the Fuling district of Chongqing City. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying anthocyanin s...

    Authors: Jian Gao, Wen-Bo Li, Hong-Fang Liu and Fa-Bo Chen

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:45

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Meiosis-I is a unique type of chromosome segregation where each chromosome aligns and segregates from its homolog. The mechanism of meiosis I homolog separation in different eukaryotes depends on their centrom...

    Authors: Akhilendra Pratap Bharati and Santanu Kumar Ghosh

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:44

    Content type: Methodology article

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  26. All cells rely on lipids for key functions. Lipid transfer proteins allow lipids to exit the hydrophobic environment of bilayers, and cross aqueous spaces. One lipid transfer domain fold present in almost all ...

    Authors: Timothy P. Levine

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:43

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Docking large ligands, and especially peptides, to protein receptors is still considered a challenge in computational structural biology. Besides the issue of accurately scoring the binding modes of a protein-...

    Authors: Didier Devaurs, Dinler A Antunes, Sarah Hall-Swan, Nicole Mitchell, Mark Moll, Gregory Lizée and Lydia E Kavraki

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:42

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Microtubule proteins are able to produce electromagnetic fields and have an important role in memory formation, and learning. Therefore, microtubules have the potential to be affected by exogenous electromagne...

    Authors: Dariush Gholami, Gholamhossein Riazi, Rouhollah Fathi, Mohsen Sharafi and Abdolhossein Shahverdi

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:41

    Content type: Research article

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  29. The essentially unlimited expansion potential and the pluripotency of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) make them attractive for cell-based therapeutic purposes. Although hESCs can indefinitely proliferate in...

    Authors: Guillermo A. Videla-Richardson, Verónica A. Furmento, Carolina P. Garcia, Olivia Morris-Hanon, Gustavo E. Sevlever, Leonardo Romorini and María E. Scassa

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:40

    Content type: Research article

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  30. A study has shown that miR-423-5p is highly expressed in proliferative diabetic retinopathy. However, the exact biological functions and mechanisms of miR-423-5p in diabetic retinopathy (DR) progression are cu...

    Authors: Qing Xiao, Yinu Zhao, Jia Xu, Wen-Jie Li, Yu Chen and Hong-Jing Sun

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:39

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The EP4 prostanoid receptor is one of four GPCRs that mediate the diverse actions of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2). Novel selective EP4 receptor agonists would assist to further elucidate receptor sub-type function and...

    Authors: Melissa C. Holt, Chi S. Ho, M. Inés Morano, Stephen D. Barrett and Adam J. Stein

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:37

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Whole-proteome distributions of protein isoelectric point (pI) values in different organisms are bi- or trimodal with some variations. It was suggested that the observed multimodality of the proteome-wide pI d...

    Authors: Atsushi Kurotani, Alexander A. Tokmakov, Ken-Ichi Sato, Vasily E. Stefanov, Yutaka Yamada and Tetsuya Sakurai

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:36

    Content type: Research article

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  33. HPV16 infection is one of the main risk factors involved in the development of cervical cancer, mainly due to the high oncogenic potential of the viral proteins E6 and E7, which are involved in the different p...

    Authors: Hugo Alberto Rodríguez-Ruiz, Olga Lilia Garibay-Cerdenares, Berenice Illades-Aguiar, Sarita Montaño, Xiaowei Jiang and Marco Antonio Leyva-Vázquez

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:35

    Content type: Research article

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  34. The PINK1:Parkin pathway regulates the autophagic removal of damaged and dysfunctional mitochondria. While the response of this pathway to complete loss of ΔΨm, as caused by high concentrations of mitochondria...

    Authors: J. Logan Bowling, Mary Catherine Skolfield, Wesley A. Riley, Andrew P. Nolin, Larissa C. Wolf and David E. Nelson

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:33

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Endothelial cells (ECs) play a key role in tissue homeostasis, in several pathological conditions, and specifically in the control of vascular functions. ECs are frequently used as in vitro model systems for c...

    Authors: Olli-Pekka A. Hätinen, Johanna E. Lähteenvuo, Henna J. Korpela, Juho J. Pajula and Seppo Ylä-Herttuala

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:32

    Content type: Methodology article

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  36. The discovery of thermostable DNA polymerases such as Taq DNA polymerase revolutionized amplification of DNA by polymerase chain reaction methods that rely on thermal cycling for strand separation. These metho...

    Authors: Yvonne Piotrowski, Man Kumari Gurung and Atle Noralf Larsen

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:31

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Several human cancers, especially cervical cancer are caused by the infection of high risk strains of human papillomaviruses (HPV), notably HPV16. It is implicated that the oncoprotein E6 expressed from HPV, i...

    Authors: Srikanth Kolluru, Rosemary Momoh, Lydia Lin, Jayapal Reddy Mallareddy and John L. Krstenansky

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:30

    Content type: Research article

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  38. CD40 is a 48 kDa type I transmembrane protein that is constitutively expressed on hematopoietic cells such as dendritic cells, macrophages, and B cells. Engagement of CD40 by CD40L expressed on T cells results...

    Authors: Maria A. Argiriadi, Lorenzo Benatuil, Ievgeniia Dubrovska, David A. Egan, Lei Gao, Amy Greischar, Jennifer Hardman, John Harlan, Ramesh B. Iyer, Russell A. Judge, Marc Lake, Denise C. Perron, Ramkrishna Sadhukhan, Bernhard Sielaff, Silvino Sousa, Rui Wang…

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:29

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  39. Metabolites are genetically and environmentally determined. Consequently, they can be used to characterize environmental exposures and reveal biochemical mechanisms that link exposure to disease. To explore di...

    Authors: Aida Santaolalla, Hans Garmo, Anita Grigoriadis, Sundeep Ghuman, Niklas Hammar, Ingmar Jungner, Göran Walldius, Mats Lambe, Lars Holmberg and Mieke Van Hemelrijck

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:28

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Podocyte plays an important role in maintaining the integrity and function of the glomerular filtration barrier. Various studies reported that forkhead transcription factor (Fox) O1 played a key role in anti-o...

    Authors: Hongkun Wang, Yanhui Zhang, Fangfang Xia, Wei Zhang, Peng Chen and Guoan Yang

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:27

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  41. Cardiac stem cells (CSCs) exhibit age-dependent characteristics. Cited2 has been implicated in the regulation of heart development; however, there is little known about how Cited2 affects CSC aging.

    Authors: Qiong Wu, Qin Liu, Jinxi Zhan, Qian Wang, Daxiu Zhang, Shuangli He, Shiming Pu and Zuping Zhou

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:25

    Content type: Research article

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  42. During production of the original article [1], there was a technical error that resulted in author corrections not being rendered in the PDF version of the article.

    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 20:24

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    The original article was published in BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:7

  43. Protein tyrosine phosphatase PTPN13, also known as PTP-BL in mice, is a large multi-domain non-transmembrane scaffolding protein with a molecular mass of 270 kDa. It is involved in the regulation of several ce...

    Authors: Markus Dicks, Gerd Kock, Bastian Kohl, Xueyin Zhong, Stefanie Pütz, Rolf Heumann, Kai S. Erdmann and Raphael Stoll

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:23

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  44. Wntless (Wls) is a protein that regulates secretion of Wnt signaling molecules from Wnt-producing cells. Wnt signaling is known to be critical for several developmental and homeostatic processes. However, Wnt-...

    Authors: Jessica Petko, Mathura Thileepan, Molly Sargen, Victor Canfield and Robert Levenson

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:22

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  45. To-date, no claim regarding finding a consensus sequon for O-glycosylation has been made. Thus, predicting the likelihood of O-glycosylation with sequence and structural information using classical regression ana...

    Authors: Rajaram Gana and Sona Vasudevan

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:21

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Classic dendritic cells (cDCs) play a central role in the immune system by processing and presenting antigens to activate T cells, and consist of two major subsets: CD141+ cDC (cDC1) and CD1c+ cDC (cDC2). A popul...

    Authors: Wenji Ma, Jaeyop Lee, Daniel Backenroth, Yu Jerry Zhou, Erin Bush, Peter Sims, Kang Liu and Yufeng Shen

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:20

    Content type: Research article

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  47. CG4552/tbc1 was identified as a downstream target of Fork head (Fkh), the single Drosophila member of the FoxA family of transcription factors and a major player in salivary gland formation and homeostasis. Tbc1 ...

    Authors: Dorothy M. Johnson and Deborah J. Andrew

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:19

    Content type: Research article

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