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  1. Content type: Review

    Protein glycation is initiated by a nucleophilic addition reaction between the free amino group from a protein, lipid or nucleic acid and the carbonyl group of a reducing sugar. This reaction forms a reversibl...

    Authors: Parveen Salahuddin, Gulam Rabbani and Rizwan Hasan Khan

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2014 19:205

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  2. Content type: Short Communication

    Erythropoietin (EPO) has a beneficial effect on hepatic cell proliferation during liver regeneration. However, the underlying mechanism has not yet been elucidated. To uncover the proliferation response of EPO...

    Authors: Jihong Zhang, Yajuan Yang, Tingting He, Yunqing Liu, Yun Zhou, Yongkang Chen and Cunshuan Xu

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2014 19:198

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of peritoneal mesothelial cells (PMC) is a major contributor to the pathogenesis of peritoneal fibrosis. EMT is at least in part caused by repeated exposure to glucose d...

    Authors: Hong Liu, Ning Zhang and Da Tian

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2014 19:199

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  4. Content type: Research Article

    Degradable aliphatic polyesters such as polylactides, polyglycolides and their copolymers are used in several biomedical and pharmaceutical applications. We analyzed the influence of poly(L-lactide-co-glycolid...

    Authors: Aleksandra Zuber, Julia Borowczyk, Eliza Zimolag, Malgorzata Krok, Zbigniew Madeja, Elzbieta Pamula and Justyna Drukala

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2014 19:197

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  5. Content type: Short Communication

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the immunoregulatory effects of recombinant human lactoferrin (rhLF) in two in vitro models: (1) the secondary humoral immune response to sheep erythrocytes (SRBC); and (2...

    Authors: Michał Zimecki, Jolanta Artym, Maja Kocięba, Maria Duk and Marian L. Kruzel

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2014 19:196

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  6. Content type: Short Communication

    This study aims to describe the hemoglobin Fannin-Lubbock-I, which has a rare mutation substituting the amino acid glycine with aspartic acid at codon 119 of the β-globin chain. A Bengalee Hindu Brahmin family...

    Authors: Jayasri Basak, Deboshree M. Bhattacharyya and Ashis Mukhopadhyay

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2014 19:192

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  7. Content type: Research Article

    The styryl dye FM1-43 becomes highly fluorescent upon binding to cell membranes. The breakdown of membrane phospholipid asymmetry in ionophore-stimulated T-lymphocytes further increases this fluorescence [Zwei...

    Authors: Anna Wróbel, Małgorzata Bobrowska-Hägerstrand, Christer Lindqvist and Henry Hägerstrand

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2014 19:195

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  8. Content type: Short Communication

    CA-125 (coelomic epithelium-related antigen) forms the extracellular portion of transmembrane mucin 16 (MUC16). It is shed after proteolytic degradation. Due to structural heterogeneity, CA-125 ligand capacity...

    Authors: Ninoslav Mitić, Bojana Milutinović and Miroslava Janković

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2014 19:194

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  9. Content type: Short Communication

    We used complexes between a fourth generation polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimer and one of two heterocyclic compounds — 1-(6-hydroxyhexyl)-3-(5-phenyl-isoxazole-3-yl)-urea or 5-phenyl-isoxazole-3-carboxylic aci...

    Authors: Vladimir I. Potkin, Dzmitry Shcharbin, Andrey A. Denisov, Svetlana G. Paschkevich, Maria Bryszewska, Sergey K. Petkevich, Alexey V. Kletskov, Dmitri O. Lapotko, Vladimir V. Kazbanov, Tatiana A. Gurinovich and Vladimir A. Kulchitsky

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2014 19:193

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  10. Content type: Mini Review

    Radiotherapy and chemotherapeutic agents that damage DNA are the current major non-surgical means of treating cancer. However, many patients develop resistances to chemotherapy drugs in their later lives. The ...

    Authors: Ziwen Wang, Yujung Huang and Jiqiang Zhang

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2014 19:191

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  11. Content type: Short Communication

    3-Bromopyruvic acid (3-BP) is a promising anticancer compound because it is a strong inhibitor of glycolytic enzymes, especially glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase. The Warburg effect means that malignan...

    Authors: Izabela Sadowska-Bartosz, Mirosław Soszyński, Stanisław Ułaszewski, Young Ko and Grzegorz Bartosz

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2014 19:189

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  12. Content type: Short Communication

    Under normal physiological conditions, the majority of hepatocytes are in the functional state (G0 phase). After injury or liver partial hepatectomy (PH), hepatocytes are rapidly activated to divide. To unders...

    Authors: Menghua Li, Xiaochun Zhou, Jinxin Mei, Xiaofang Geng, Yun Zhou, Weimin Zhang and Cunshuan Xu

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2014 19:188

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  13. Content type: Research Article

    Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have both multi-lineage differentiation potential and immunosuppressive properties, making them ideal candidates for regenerative medicine. However, their immunosuppressive proper...

    Authors: Quansheng Li, Ping Yu, Wei Wang, Peng Zhang, Haiqing Yang, Shengfu Li and Li Zhang

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2014 19:187

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  14. Content type: Short Communication

    Periodontitis is an infectious disease caused by microorganisms present in dental bacterial plaque. Lipoteichoic acid (LTA) is a component of the external membrane of Gram-positive bacteria. It causes septic s...

    Authors: Gloria Gutiérrez-Venegas, Oscar Alonso Luna, Juan Antonio Arreguín-Cano and Cristina Hernández-Bermúdez

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2014 19:186

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  15. Content type: Mini Review

    The spectrin-based membrane skeleton is crucial for the mechanical stability and resilience of erythrocytes. It mainly contributes to membrane integrity, protein organization and trafficking. Two transmembrane...

    Authors: Dżamila M. Bogusławska, Beata Machnicka, Anita Hryniewicz-Jankowska and Aleksander Czogalla

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2014 19:185

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  16. Content type: Research Article

    Cancer is the second leading cause of death in South Africa. The critical role that microtubules play in cell division makes them an ideal target for the development of chemotherapeutic drugs that prevent the ...

    Authors: Elize Wolmarans, Thandi V. Mqoco, Andre Stander, Sandra D. Nkandeu, Katherine Sippel, Robert McKenna and Annie Joubert

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2014 19:183

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  17. Content type: Short Communication

    Two isoforms of the erythrocyte histone H1.a were identified in two conservative flocks of Rhode Island Red chickens and six conservative flocks of ducks. The H1.a1 and H1.a2 isoforms formed three phenotypes (...

    Authors: Ewa Górnicka-Michalska, Andrzej Kowalski and Jan Pałyga

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2014 19:182

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  18. Content type: Research Article

    Cellular adhesion to the underlying substratum is regulated through numerous signaling pathways. It has been suggested that insulin receptor substrate 1 (IRS-1) is involved in some of these pathways, via assoc...

    Authors: Arthur Czarnowski, Sylvia Papp, Peter Szaraz and Michal Opas

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2014 19:181

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  19. Content type: Research Article

    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) regulate gene expression by inhibiting translation or targeting messenger RNA (mRNA) for degradation in a posttranscriptional fashion. In this study, we show that ectopic expression of miR-3...

    Authors: Qiu Chen, Lei Li, Yu Tu, Lu Lin Zheng, Wei Liu, Xue Yong Zuo, Yong Ming He, Shu Yu Zhang, Wei Zhu, Jian Ping Cao, Feng Mei Cui and Jun Hou

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2014 19:115

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  20. Content type: Research Article

    The recently described method of cell electroporation by flow of cell suspension through localized direct current electric fields (dcEFs) was applied to identify non-toxic substances that could sensitize cells...

    Authors: Maciej Grys, Zbigniew Madeja and Włodzimierz Korohoda

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2014 19:114

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  21. Content type: Research Article

    The influence of p53 status on potentially lethal damage repair (PLDR) and DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair was studied in two isogenic human colorectal carcinoma cell lines: RKO (p53 wild-type) and RC10.1...

    Authors: Bregje Van Oorschot, Arlene L. Oei, Anna C. Nuijens, Hans Rodermond, Ron Hoeben, Jan Stap, Lukas J. Stalpers and Nicolaas A. P. Franken

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2013 19:113

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  22. Content type: Research Article

    Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are subpopulations of tumor cells that are responsible for tumor initiation, maintenance and metastasis. Recent studies suggested that lung cancer arises from CSCs. In this study, the ...

    Authors: Raheleh Roudi, Zahra Madjd, Marzieh Ebrahimi, Fazel Sahraneshin Samani and Ali Samadikuchaksaraei

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2013 19:112

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  23. Content type: Review

    Pleiotropic drug resistance is a complex phenomenon that involves many proteins that together create a network. One of the common mechanisms of multidrug resistance in eukaryotic cells is the active efflux of ...

    Authors: Agata Piecuch and Ewa Obłąk

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2013 19:111

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  24. Content type: Short communication

    Hereditary breast cancer constitutes 5–10% of all breast cancer cases. Inherited mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 tumor-suppressor genes account for the majority of hereditary breast cancer cases. The BRCA1 C-...

    Authors: Abhijit Chakraborty, Atul Katarkar, Keya Chaudhuri, Ashis Mukhopadhyay and Jayasri Basak

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2013 18:110

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2014 19:184

  25. Content type: Research article

    Airway epithelium acts as multifunctional site of response in the respiratory tract. Epithelial activity plays an important part in the pathophysiology of obstructive lung disease. In this study, we compare no...

    Authors: Magdalena Paplińska-Goryca, Patrycja Nejman-Gryz, Ryszarda Chazan and Hanna Grubek-Jaworska

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2013 18:107

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Lamin A/C (LMNA), lamin B1 (LMNB1) and lamin B receptor (LBR) have key roles in nuclear structural integrity and chromosomal stability. In this study, we have studied the relationships between the mRNA express...

    Authors: Umar Wazir, Mai Hassan Ahmed, Joanna M. Bridger, Amanda Harvey, Wen G. Jiang, Anup K. Sharma and Kefah Mokbel

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2013 18:109

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Polysialic acids are linear polysaccharides composed of sialic acid monomers. These polyanionic chains are usually membrane-bound, and are expressed on the surfaces of neural, tumor and neuroinvasive bacterial...

    Authors: Krzysztof Nowotarski, Karolina Sapoń, Monika Kowalska, Tadeusz Janas and Teresa Janas

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2013 18:108

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  28. Content type: Review

    The unfolded protein response (UPR) is an adaptive response to the stress that is caused by an accumulation of misfolded proteins in the lumen of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). It is an important component of...

    Authors: Sylwia Bartoszewska, Kinga Kochan, Piotr Madanecki, Arkadiusz Piotrowski, Renata Ochocka, James F. Collawn and Rafal Bartoszewski

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2013 18:106

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  29. Content type: Mini review

    The classical activity of telomerase is to synthesize telomeric repeats and thus maintain telomere length, which in turn ensures chromosome stability and cellular proliferation. However, there is growing evide...

    Authors: Rishi Kumar Jaiswal, Pramod Kumar and Pramod Kumar Yadava

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2013 18:105

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Chlamydia trachomatis is a bacterial pathogen responsible for one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted infections worldwide. Its unique development cycle has limited our understanding of it...

    Authors: James W. Marsh, William B. Lott, Joel D. A. Tyndall and Wilhelmina Willa M. Huston

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2013 18:103

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is a multifunctional growth factor that controls cell scattering. It has been suggested that it regulates the proliferation of hepatic oval cells (HOCs). Using a HOC line that st...

    Authors: Zhu Li, Juan Chen, Li Li, Jiang-Hua Ran, Xue-Hua Li, Zhi-Heng Liu, Gui-Jie Liu, Yan-Chao Gao, Xue-Li Zhang and Hiu-Dong Sun

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2013 18:104

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  32. Content type: Short communication

    The aim of malignant glioma treatment is to inhibit tumor cell proliferation and induce tumor cell apoptosis. Remifentanil is a clinical anesthetic drug that can activate the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) recept...

    Authors: Jing Xu, Pengjuan Xu, Zhigui Li, Lu Xiao and Zhuo Yang

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2013 18:102

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  33. Content type: Mini review

    The stromal-vascular cell fraction (SVF) of adipose tissue can be an abundant source of both multipotent and pluripotent stem cells, known as adipose-derived stem cells or adipose tissue-derived stromal cells ...

    Authors: Izabela Harasymiak-Krzyżanowska, Alicja Niedojadło, Jolanta Karwat, Lidia Kotuła, Paulina Gil-Kulik, Magdalena Sawiuk and Janusz Kocki

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2013 18:101

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  34. Content type: Short communication

    Helicase motif VI is a short arginine-rich motif within the NTPase/helicase domain of the non-structural protein 3 (NS3) of the hepatitis C virus (HCV). We previously demonstrated that it reduces the catalytic...

    Authors: Philip Hartjen, Bastian Höchst, Denise Heim, Henning von der Kammer, Judith Lucke, Michael Reinholz, Andrea Baier, Ralf Smeets, Henning Wege, Peter Borowski and Julian Schulze Zur Wiesch

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2013 18:99

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  35. Content type: Research Article

    Dendrimers containing viologen (derivatives of 4,4′-bipyridyl) units in their structure have been demonstrated to exhibit antiviral activity against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1). It has also recently b...

    Authors: Joanna Lazniewska, Katarzyna Milowska, Nadia Katir, Abdelkim El Kadib, Maria Bryszewska, Jean-Pierre Majoral and Teresa Gabryelak

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2013 18:100

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  36. Content type: Short communication

    Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) is a component of the innate immune system, which recognizes the DNA of both pathogens and hosts. Thus, it can drive autoimmune diseases. Intracellular antibodies expressed inside t...

    Authors: Elisa Reimer, Stefan Somplatzki, Diana Zegenhagen, Svenja Hänel, Alina Fels, Thorsten Bollhorst, Ludger Grosse Hovest, Stefan Bauer, Carsten J. Kirschning and Thomas Böldicke

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2013 18:98

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  37. Content type: Short Communication

    microRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of newly identified, noncoding, small RNA molecules that negatively regulate gene expression. Many miRNAs are reportedly involved in plant growth, development and stress response...

    Authors: Jianxia Jiang, Jingjing Jiang, Yafei Yang and Jiashu Cao

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2013 18:97

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  38. Content type: Research Article

    Mesencephalic astrocyte-derived neurotrophic factor (MANF) is a novel type of trophic factor. Recent studies indicate that the MANF gene is induced in response to endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress through ER s...

    Authors: Kentaro Oh-Hashi, Yoko Hirata and Kazutoshi Kiuchi

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2013 18:96

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  39. Content type: Review

    Microtubules are dynamic polymers that occur in eukaryotic cells and play important roles in cell division, motility, transport and signaling. They form during the process of polymerization of α- and β-tubulin...

    Authors: Renata Mikstacka, Tomasz Stefański and Jakub Różański

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2013 18:94

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  40. Content type: Research Article

    Recently, we characterized multiple roles of the endoplasmic reticulum stress responsive element (ERSE) in the promotion of a unique headto-head gene pair: mammalian asparagine-linked glycosylation 12 homolog ...

    Authors: Kentaro Oh-Hashi, Tomomi Tejima, Yoko Hirata and Kazutoshi Kiuchi

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2013 18:91

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  41. Content type: Research Article

    Signaling at the plasma membrane receptors is generally terminated by some form of feedback regulation, such as endocytosis and/or degradation of the receptors. BMP-Smad1 signaling can also be attenuated by BM...

    Authors: Lili Li, Jianhe Wang, Jenny Fung Ling Chau, Huijuan Liu, Baojie Li, Aijun Hao and Jing Li

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2013 18:93

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  42. Content type: Short Communication

    Aβ is the main constituent of the amyloid plaque found in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. There are two common isoforms of Aβ: the more common form, Aβ40, and the less common but more amyloidogen...

    Authors: Arezou Ghahghaei, S. Zahra Bathaie, Hoda Kheirkhah and Elmira Bahraminejad

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2013 18:92

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  43. Content type: Short communication

    Excessive trafficking of leukocytes can lead to serious tissue injury. Here, four regioselectively sulfated chitosans were assessed as inhibitors of HL-60 leukocyte binding to P-selectin, by investigating thei...

    Authors: Jinfeng Huang, Ruifei Wang, Ximing Liu, Xianlu Zeng and Min Wei

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2013 18:84

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent cells that are able to differentiate into mesodermal lineages (osteogenic, adipogenic, chondrogenic), but also towards non-mesodermal derivatives (e.g. neural cell...

    Authors: Dana Foudah, Juliana Redondo, Cristina Caldara, Fabrizio Carini, Giovanni Tredici and Mariarosaria Miloso

    Citation: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 2013 18:83

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