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The loss of CFTR-dependent anion and fluid secretion in the ducts of the exocrine pancreas contributes to pancreatitis. In this study, the authors evaluated the effects of pro-inflammatory cytokines on CFTR function using porcine pancreas-derived organoids. The combination of IL-1β, IL-6, IFN-γ, and TNF-α significantly enhanced CFTR expression and anion secretion in the ductal epithelial monolayers, whereas individual cytokines had minimal effects. This up-regulation of CFTR during early inflammation may facilitate the removal of pathogenic stimuli from the ductal tree and limit tissue injury.

Tumor Plasticity and Microenvironmental Heterogeneity in Metastasis

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Leszek Kotula, MD, PhD, Upstate Medical University, United States of America

Submission Status: Open until 30 April 2025

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CMBL is currently commissioning a new special collection on Gene Regulation Tools for Treating Genetic Diseases and Cancers Based on CRISPR-related technologies. Guest Edited by Yuchen Liu, we welcome the submission of reviews and primary research articles that examine CRISPR-related technologies which have emerged as powerful tools for editing and manipulating genes, and have revolutionized the field of gene therapy. This Collection aims to highlight the latest research and developments in this field, with a focus on the regulatory tools used to treat genetic diseases and cancers.

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2024

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Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters is an international journal dedicated to the dissemination of fundamental knowledge in all areas of cellular and molecular biology, cancer cell biology, and certain aspects of biochemistry, biophysics and biotechnology.

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Aleksander Sikorski, University of Wrocław, Poland

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Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters was founded in 1996 and transferred to BioMed Central in 2016. Previously, its publishers were Walter De Gruyter in 2015 (content available from De Gruyter's archive), and Springer from 2006–2014 (content available from BMC web page). Articles published between 1996 and 2005 can be found at the CMBL home page, on the Volume List tab. To request free electronic versions of these articles, please contact

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