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    1. Cancer Biology

    Arbidol inhibits human esophageal squamous cell carcinoma growth in vitro and in vivo through suppressing ataxia telangiectasia and Rad3-related protein kinase

    Ning Yang, Xuebo Lu ... Kangdong Liu
    Arbidol is a ATR inhibitor to reduce the phosphorylation and activation of MCM2 at Ser108, and innhibits the cell proliferation of ESCC in vitro and in vivo through the DNA replication and cell cycle pathway.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Medicine

    Neutrophil-mediated fibroblast-tumor cell il-6/stat-3 signaling underlies the association between neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio dynamics and chemotherapy response in localized pancreatic cancer: A hybrid clinical-preclinical study

    Iago de Castro Silva, Anna Bianchi ... Jashodeep Datta
    A neutrophil-CAF-tumor cell IL-1β/IL-6/STAT-3 signaling axis in the pancreatic tumor microenvironment underlies the association between neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio dynamics and pathologic response in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma undergoing neoadjuvant therapy.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Fip1 is a multivalent interaction scaffold for processing factors in human mRNA 3′ end biogenesis

    Lena Maria Muckenfuss, Anabel Carmen Migenda Herranz ... Martin Jinek
    Molecular details of the interactions of human Fip1 with CPSF30 and CstF77 unravel key aspects of mRNA polyadenylation and its regulation.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Medicine

    Bone marrow adipocytes drive the development of tissue invasive Ly6Chigh monocytes during obesity

    Parastoo Boroumand, David C Prescott ... Amira Klip
    Diet-induced obesity in mice led to a duration of diet-dependent bone marrow adipocyte whitening, which drove monocyte expansion and skewing towards a tissue-invasive phenotype, likely contributing to ensuing tissue infiltration that accompanies obesity and diabetes.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Diverse ancestry whole-genome sequencing association study identifies TBX5 and PTK7 as susceptibility genes for posterior urethral valves

    Melanie MY Chan, Omid Sadeghi-Alavijeh ... Daniel P Gale
    A genome-wide association study using whole-genome sequencing data identifies the first known susceptibility genes for posterior urethral valves, the most common cause of kidney failure in boys, implicating the transcription factor TBX5 and planar cell polarity gene PTK7.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Keratinocyte PIEZO1 modulates cutaneous mechanosensation

    Alexander R Mikesell, Olena Isaeva ... Cheryl L Stucky
    Epidermal PIEZO1 is a key keratinocyte mechanotransducer which mediates normal behavioral and sensory neuron responses to cutaneous mechanical stimulation.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Fibroblast-derived Hgf controls recruitment and expansion of muscle during morphogenesis of the mammalian diaphragm

    Elizabeth M Sefton, Mirialys Gallardo ... Gabrielle Kardon
    HGF derived from fibroblasts is critical for complete muscularization of the mammalian diaphragm, and loss-of-function experiments reveal that partial muscularization of the diaphragm is not sufficient to cause congenital diaphragmatic hernias.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    c-Myc plays a key role in IFN-γ-induced persistence of Chlamydia trachomatis

    Nadine Vollmuth, Lisa Schlicker ... Thomas Rudel
    The central immune modulator interferon-gamma downregulates the proto-oncogene c-Myc to shut down host cell metabolism and interfere with infection of epithelial cells by obligate intracellular pathogenic Chlamydia trachomatis.