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  1. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is one of the leading causes of death in the US and there is no validated drugs to stop, slow or prevent AD. Despite tremendous effort on biomarker discovery, existing findings are mos...

    Authors: Yurika Upadhyaya, Linhui Xie, Paul Salama, Sha Cao, Kwangsik Nho, Andrew J. Saykin, Jingwen Yan and for the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13(Suppl 5):53

    Content type: Research

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  2. Neoantigens can be differentially recognized by T cell receptor (TCR) as these sequences are derived from mutant proteins and are unique to the tumor. The discovery of neoantigens is the first key step for tum...

    Authors: Yuyu Li, Guangzhi Wang, Xiaoxiu Tan, Jian Ouyang, Menghuan Zhang, Xiaofeng Song, Qi Liu, Qibin Leng, Lanming Chen and Lu Xie

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13(Suppl 5):52

    Content type: Research

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  3. Given the vast range of molecular mechanisms giving rise to breast cancer, it is unlikely universal cures exist. However, by providing a more precise prognosis for breast cancer patients through integrative mo...

    Authors: Sasha Smerekanych, Travis S. Johnson, Kun Huang and Yan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13(Suppl 5):51

    Content type: Research

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  4. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the most common pancreatic malignancy. Due to its wide heterogeneity, PDAC acts aggressively and responds poorly to most chemotherapies, causing an urgent need for th...

    Authors: Enze Liu, Zhuang Zhuang Zhang, Xiaolin Cheng, Xiaoqi Liu and Lijun Cheng

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13(Suppl 5):50

    Content type: Research

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  5. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex disease in which the immune system attacks the central nervous system. The molecular mechanisms contributing to the etiology of MS remain poorly understood. Genome-wide ass...

    Authors: Astrid M. Manuel, Yulin Dai, Leorah A. Freeman, Peilin Jia and Zhongming Zhao

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13(Suppl 5):48

    Content type: Research

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  6. With the development of next generation sequencing (NGS) technology and genotype imputation methods, statistical methods have been proposed to test a set of genomic variants together to detect if any of them i...

    Authors: Xiaoyu Cai, Lo-Bin Chang, Jordan Potter and Chi Song

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13(Suppl 5):46

    Content type: Research

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  7. Initially characterized as axon guidance factors, semaphorins also have been implicated to have critical roles in multiple physiological and developmental functions, including the regulation of immune response...

    Authors: Xiaoli Zhang, Brett Klamer, Jin Li, Soledad Fernandez and Lang Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13(Suppl 5):45

    Content type: Research

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  8. Precise prediction of cancer types is vital for cancer diagnosis and therapy. Through a predictive model, important cancer marker genes can be inferred. Several studies have attempted to build machine learning...

    Authors: Milad Mostavi, Yu-Chiao Chiu, Yufei Huang and Yidong Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13(Suppl 5):44

    Content type: Research

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  9. Non-synonymous mutations altering tumor suppressor genes and oncogenes are widely studied. However, synonymous mutations, which do not alter the protein sequence, are rarely investigated in melanoma genome stu...

    Authors: Di Zhang and Junfeng Xia

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13(Suppl 5):43

    Content type: Research

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  10. Currently, numerous studies indicate that circular RNA (circRNA) is associated with various human complex diseases. While identifying disease-related circRNAs in vivo is time- and labor-consuming, a feasible a...

    Authors: Menglu Li, Mengya Liu, Yannan Bin and Junfeng Xia

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13(Suppl 5):42

    Content type: Research

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  11. Recent advances in kernel-based Deep Learning models have introduced a new era in medical research. Originally designed for pattern recognition and image processing, Deep Learning models are now applied to sur...

    Authors: Zhi Huang, Travis S. Johnson, Zhi Han, Bryan Helm, Sha Cao, Chi Zhang, Paul Salama, Maher Rizkalla, Christina Y. Yu, Jun Cheng, Shunian Xiang, Xiaohui Zhan, Jie Zhang and Kun Huang

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13(Suppl 5):41

    Content type: Research

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  12. Discovering a highly accurate and robust gene signature for the prediction of breast cancer metastasis from gene expression profiling of primary tumors is one of the most challenging tasks to reduce the number...

    Authors: Nahim Adnan, Zhijie Liu, Tim H.M. Huang and Jianhua Ruan

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13(Suppl 5):40

    Content type: Research

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  13. Cleft lip with or without cleft palate (CL/P) is one of the most common congenital human birth defects. A combination of genetic and epidemiology studies has contributed to a better knowledge of CL/P-associate...

    Authors: Fangfang Yan, Yulin Dai, Junichi Iwata, Zhongming Zhao and Peilin Jia

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13(Suppl 5):39

    Content type: Research

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  14. Elucidating molecular mechanisms that are altered during HIV-1 infection may provide a better understanding of the HIV-1 life cycle and how it interacts with infected T-cells. One such mechanism is alternative...

    Authors: Seyoun Byun, Seonggyun Han, Yue Zheng, Vicente Planelles and Younghee Lee

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13(Suppl 5):38

    Content type: Research

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  15. As the sixth most common cancer worldwide, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) develops visceral metastases during the advanced stage of the disease and exhibits a low five-year survival rate. The im...

    Authors: Zhaoming Zhong, Min Hong, Xiao Chen, Yan Xi, Yuanyuan Xu, Deyu Kong, Jun Deng, Yun Li, Rui Hu, Chuanzheng Sun and Jin Liang

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13:57

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  16. The established role miRNA-mRNA regulation of gene expression has in oncogenesis highlights the importance of integrating miRNA with downstream mRNA targets. These findings call for investigations aimed at ide...

    Authors: Rency S. Varghese, Yuan Zhou, Megan Barefoot, Yifan Chen, Cristina Di Poto, Abdalla Kara Balla, Everett Oliver, Zaki A. Sherif, Deepak Kumar, Alexander H. Kroemer, Mahlet G. Tadesse and Habtom W. Ressom

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13:56

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  17. Copy number variants (CNVs) have been reported to be associated with diseases, traits, and evolution. However, it is hard to determine which gene should have priority as a target for further functional experim...

    Authors: Maria Yamasaki, Takashi Makino, Seik-Soon Khor, Hiromi Toyoda, Taku Miyagawa, Xiaoxi Liu, Hitoshi Kuwabara, Yukiko Kano, Takafumi Shimada, Toshiro Sugiyama, Hisami Nishida, Nagisa Sugaya, Mamoru Tochigi, Takeshi Otowa, Yuji Okazaki, Hisanobu Kaiya…

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13:55

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  18. Autism is a complex disease involving both environmental and genetic factors. Recent efforts have implicated the correlation of genomic imprinting and brain development in autism, however the pathogenesis of a...

    Authors: Jian Li, Xue Lin, Mingya Wang, Yunyun Hu, Kaiyu Xue, Shuanglin Gu, Li Lv, Saijun Huang and Wei Xie

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13:54

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  19. Obesity is common among kidney transplant recipients; However biological mediators of obesity are not well understood in this population. Because subcutaneous adipose tissue can be easily obtained during kidne...

    Authors: Rosario B. Jaime-Lara, Abhrarup Roy, Yupeng Wang, Ansley Stanfill, Ann K. Cashion and Paule V. Joseph

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13:37

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  20. Sepsis represents a complex disease with dysregulated inflammatory response and high mortality rate. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been reported to play regulatory roles in a variety of biological process...

    Authors: Zhenjiang Bai, Yiping Li, Yanhong Li, Jian Pan, Jian Wang and Fang Fang

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13:36

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  21. The human papillomaviruses (HPV) are a group of viruses that, depending on the strain, can cause cancer or the formation of benign growths known as warts. Scarce information exists with regard to the genetic n...

    Authors: Laith N. AL-Eitan, Amneh H. Tarkhan, Mansour A. Alghamdi, Firas A. Al-Qarqaz and Hadeel S. Al-Kofahi

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13:35

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  22. Application of whole genome sequencing (WGS) enables identification of non-coding variants that play a phenotype-modifying role and are undetectable by exome sequencing. Recently, non-coding regulatory single ...

    Authors: Justyna A. Karolak, Tomasz Gambin, Engela M. Honey, Tomas Slavik, Edwina Popek and Paweł Stankiewicz

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13:34

    Content type: Case report

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  23. Few somatic mutations have been linked to breast cancer metastasis, whereas transcriptomic differences among primary tumors correlate with incidence of metastasis, especially to the lungs and brain. However, t...

    Authors: Wesley L. Cai, Celeste B. Greer, Jocelyn F. Chen, Anna Arnal-Estapé, Jian Cao, Qin Yan and Don X. Nguyen

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13:33

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  24. Pediatric leukemias have a diverse genomic landscape associated with complex structural variants, including gene fusions, insertions and deletions, and single nucleotide variants. Routine karyotype and fluores...

    Authors: Erin L. Crowgey, Nitin Mahajan, Wing Hing Wong, Anilkumar Gopalakrishnapillai, Sonali P. Barwe, E. Anders Kolb and Todd E. Druley

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13:32

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  25. Chromosome deletions of the long arm of chromosome 4 in 4q syndrome are characterized by mild facial and digital dysmorphism, developmental delay, growth retardation, and skeletal and cardiac anomalies, which ...

    Authors: Maolan Wu, Xiangrong Zheng, Xia Wang, Guoyuan Zhang and Jian Kuang

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13:31

    Content type: Case report

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  26. In cancer, mutations of DNA methylation modification genes have crucial roles for epigenetic modifications genome-wide, which lead to the activation or suppression of important genes including tumor suppressor...

    Authors: Chai-Jin Lee, Hongryul Ahn, Dabin Jeong, Minwoo Pak, Ji Hwan Moon and Sun Kim

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13(Suppl 3):27

    Content type: Research

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  27. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have been widely used to identify phenotype-related genetic variants using many statistical methods, such as logistic and linear regression. However, GWAS-identified SNPs...

    Authors: Nan Jiang, Sungyoung Lee and Taesung Park

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13(Suppl 3):26

    Content type: Methodology

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  28. Breast cancer is a collection of multiple tissue pathologies, each with a distinct molecular signature that correlates with patient prognosis and response to therapy. Accurately differentiating between breast ...

    Authors: Adham Beykikhoshk, Thomas P. Quinn, Samuel C. Lee, Truyen Tran and Svetha Venkatesh

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13(Suppl 3):20

    Content type: Research

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  29. The current understanding of the genetic basis of complex human diseases is that they are caused and affected by many common and rare genetic variants. A considerable number of the disease-associated variants ...

    Authors: Haohan Wang, Michael M. Vanyukov, Eric P. Xing and Wei Wu

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13(Suppl 3):19

    Content type: Technical Advance

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  30. Multidimensional data mining from an integrated environment of different data sources is frequently performed in computational system biology. The molecular mechanism from the analysis of a complex network of ...

    Authors: Md. Altaf-Ul-Amin, Mohammad Bozlul Karim, Pingzhao Hu, Naoaki ONO and Shigehiko Kanaya

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13(Suppl 3):10

    Content type: Research

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  31. Cancer neoantigens have attracted great interest in immunotherapy due to their capacity to elicit antitumoral responses. These molecules arise from somatic mutations in cancer cells, resulting in alterations o...

    Authors: Ana Carolina M. F. Coelho, André L. Fonseca, Danilo L. Martins, Paulo B. R. Lins, Lucas M. da Cunha and Sandro J. de Souza

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13:30

    Content type: Software

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  32. Many previous clinical studies have found that accumulated sequential mutations are statistically related to tumorigenesis. However, they are limited in fully elucidating the significance of the ordered-mutati...

    Authors: Maulida Mazaya, Hung-Cuong Trinh and Yung-Keun Kwon

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13(Suppl 4):13

    Content type: Research

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  33. Single cell RNA sequencing provides unprecedented opportunity to simultaneously explore the transcriptomic and immune receptor diversity of T and B cells. However, there are limited tools available that simult...

    Authors: Jerome Samir, Simone Rizzetto, Money Gupta and Fabio Luciani

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13:29

    Content type: Software

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  34. Influenza infections produce a spectrum of disease severity, ranging from a mild respiratory illness to respiratory failure and death. The host-response pathways associated with the progression to severe influ...

    Authors: Yoann Zerbib, Emily K. Jenkins, Maryam Shojaei, Adrienne F. A. Meyers, John Ho, T. Blake Ball, Yoav Keynan, Amarnath Pisipati, Aseem Kumar, Anand Kumar, Marek Nalos, Benjamin M. Tang, Klaus Schughart and Anthony McLean

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13:28

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  35. The amniotic fluid (AF) cell-free transcriptome is modulated by physiologic and pathologic processes during pregnancy. AF gene expression changes with advancing gestation reflect fetal development and organ ma...

    Authors: Adi L. Tarca, Roberto Romero, Roger Pique-Regi, Percy Pacora, Bogdan Done, Marian Kacerovsky, Gaurav Bhatti, Sunil Jaiman, Sonia S. Hassan, Chaur-Dong Hsu and Nardhy Gomez-Lopez

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13:25

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  36. Kidney transplantation is the most effective treatment for end-stage renal disease. Allograft rejections severely affect survivals of allograft kidneys and recipients.

    Authors: Mei Meng, Weitao Zhang, Qunye Tang, Baixue Yu, Tingting Li, Ruiming Rong, Tongyu Zhu, Ming Xu and Yi Shi

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13:24

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  37. In 2013, our laboratory designed a targeted sequencing panel, “LipidSeq”, to study the genetic determinants of dyslipidemia and metabolic disorders. Over the last 6 years, we have analyzed 3262 patient samples...

    Authors: Jacqueline S. Dron, Jian Wang, Adam D. McIntyre, Michael A. Iacocca, John F. Robinson, Matthew R. Ban, Henian Cao and Robert A. Hegele

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13:23

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  38. The survival of INA-6 human multiple myeloma cells is strictly dependent upon the Interleukin-6-activated transcription factor STAT3. Although transcriptional analyses have revealed many genes regulated by STA...

    Authors: Stefanie Binder, Ivonne Zipfel, Maik Friedrich, Diana Riedel, Stefanie Ende, Christoph Kämpf, Karolin Wiedemann, Tilo Buschmann, Sven-Holger Puppel, Kristin Reiche, Peter F. Stadler and Friedemann Horn

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13:22

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  39. The Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (HBOC) occurs in families with a history of breast/ovarian cancer, presenting an autosomal dominant inheritance pattern. BRCA1 and BRCA2 are high penetrance genes...

    Authors: Simone da Costa e Silva Carvalho, Nathalia Moreno Cury, Danielle Barbosa Brotto, Luiza Ferreira de Araujo, Reginaldo Cruz Alves Rosa, Lorena Alves Texeira, Jessica Rodrigues Plaça, Adriana Aparecida Marques, Kamila Chagas Peronni, Patricia de Cássia Ruy, Greice Andreotti Molfetta, Julio Cesar Moriguti, Dirce Maria Carraro, Edenir Inêz Palmero, Patricia Ashton-Prolla, Victor Evangelista de Faria Ferraz…

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13:21

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  40. The most common histological subtypes of esophageal cancer are squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) and adenocarcinoma (EAC). It has been demonstrated that non-marginal differences in gene expression and somatic alt...

    Authors: Suyan Tian, Chi Wang, Jing Zhang and Dan Yu

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13:18

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  41. Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) enables large-scale and cost-effective sequencing of genetic samples in order to detect genetic variants. After successful use in research-oriented projects, NGS is now enterin...

    Authors: Christian Wünsch, Henrik Banck, Carsten Müller-Tidow and Martin Dugas

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13:17

    Content type: Software

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  42. Coeliac disease (CD) is a autoimmune disease characterised by mucosal inflammation in the small intestine in response to dietary gluten. Genetic factors play a key role with CD individuals carrying either the ...

    Authors: Nerissa L. Hearn, Christine L. Chiu and Joanne M. Lind

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13:16

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  43. Multifocal lung cancers (MLCs) are common in patients newly diagnosed with lung cancer, and histological results of most synchronous MLCs are similar. Few cases with different histology findings have been repo...

    Authors: Licheng Wu, Poming Kang, Shaolin Tao, Zhikun Zhao, Longyun Chen, Yajie Xiao and Qunyou Tan

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13:15

    Content type: Case report

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  44. Rhodesiense sleeping sickness is caused by infection with T. b rhodesiense parasites resulting in an acute disease that is fatal if not treated in time. The aim of this study was to understand the global impact o...

    Authors: Julius Mulindwa, Enock Matovu, John Enyaru and Christine Clayton

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13:14

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  45. Multiple acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MADD), previously called glutaric aciduria type II, is a rare congenital metabolic disorder of fatty acids and amino acids oxidation, with recessive autosomal transm...

    Authors: Robin Chautard, Cécile Laroche-Raynaud, Anne-Sophie Lia, Pauline Chazelas, Paco Derouault, Franck Sturtz, Yasser Baaj, Alice Veauville-Merllié, Cécile Acquaviva, Frédéric Favreau and Pierre-Antoine Faye

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13:12

    Content type: Case report

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  46. Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) is becoming an increasingly important tool for detecting genomic variation. Blood derived DNA is the current standard for WGS for research or clinical purposes but may not always ...

    Authors: Roderick A. Yao, Oyediran Akinrinade, Marie Chaix and Seema Mital

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13:11

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Influenza reassortment, a mechanism where influenza viruses exchange their RNA segments by co-infecting a single cell, has been implicated in several major pandemics since 19th century. Owing to the significan...

    Authors: Rui Yin, Xinrui Zhou, Shamima Rashid and Chee Keong Kwoh

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13:9

    Content type: Technical Advance

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  48. Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease, for which genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified many genetic variants as risk markers. However, the details of underlying molecular mechanisms...

    Authors: Naoto Kubota and Mikita Suyama

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13:8

    Content type: Research article

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  49. Inhibitors of apoptosis proteins (IAPs) are a family of antiapoptotic proteins modulating cell cycle, signal transduction and apoptosis. Dysregulated IAPs have been reported to contribute to tumor progression ...

    Authors: Jianfeng Liang, Wanni Zhao, Pan Tong, Ping Li, Yuanli Zhao, Hua Li and Jun Liang

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13:7

    Content type: Research article

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  50. Prostate cancer (PCa) has the highest incidence rates of cancers in men in western countries. Unlike several other types of cancer, PCa has few genetic drivers, which has led researchers to look for additional...

    Authors: Ieva Rauluseviciute, Finn Drabløs and Morten Beck Rye

    Citation: BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13:6

    Content type: Research article

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