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  1. Since fall 2019, SARS-CoV-2 spread world-wide, causing a major pandemic with estimated ~ 220 million subjects affected as of September 2021. Severe COVID-19 is associated with multiple organ failure, particula...

    Authors: Martin Begemann, Oliver Gross, Dominik Wincewicz, Rüdiger Hardeland, Vinicius Daguano Gastaldi, Eduard Vieta, Karin Weissenborn, Kamilla W. Miskowiak, Onnen Moerer and Hannelore Ehrenreich
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:120
  2. While anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) therapy has been proven effective in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), approximately 40% of patients lose the response. Transmembrane TNF-α (mTNF-α) expression in...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Miao, Ren Mao, Yujia You, Huichao Zhou, Chen Qiu, Xuehua Li, Zhihui Chen, Jie Ren, Minhu Chen, Ping Wang, Rongqin Zheng and Tinghui Yin
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:119
  3. The present study aimed to further explore the potential interaction between oxidative stress and autophagy in the progression of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and therapeutic mechanism of calcitriol, the activ...

    Authors: Changmeng Cui, Changshui Wang, Feng Jin, Mengqi Yang, Lingsheng Kong, Wenxiu Han and Pei Jiang
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:118
  4. GINS4, an indispensable component of the GINS complex, is vital for a variety of cancer. However, no known empirical research has focused on exploring relationships between GINS4 and glioma. Thus, this study aims...

    Authors: Binfeng Liu, Zhendong Liu, Yanbiao Wang, Xiaoyu Lian, Zhibin Han, Xingbo Cheng, Yongjie Zhu, Runze Liu, Yaoye Zhao and Yanzheng Gao
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:117
  5. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent chronic joint disease, and is hard to be cured at present. Cytokine receptor-like factor 1 (CRLF1) has been identified as an upregulated gene in OA cartilage. However,...

    Authors: Hao Xu, Changrong Ding, Cuicui Guo, Shuai Xiang, Yingzhen Wang, Bing Luo and Hongfei Xiang
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:116
  6. Acute lung injury is an important factor that leads to the death of patients with pneumonia. Previous studies have shown that nicotinamide (NAM) plays a role in reducing cell damage, so this study explored the...

    Authors: Qun Zhang, Junyao Li, Haixia Zhong and Yanling Xu
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:115
  7. Changes in DNA methylation of immunosuppressive checkpoints may impact express and consequently affect antigen processing and presentation by tumor cells and facilitates evasion of immunosurveillance and lead ...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Zhang, Lei zhang, Hongru Sun, Ying Liu, Jing Xu, Hao Huang, Jinming Fu, Ding Zhang, Tian Tian, Yashuang Zhao and Guiyu Wang
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:114
  8. Increasing evidence has indicated that circular RNAs (circRNAs) play a role in various diseases. However, the influence of circRNAs in nephritis remains unknown.

    Authors: Peng-Wei Guo, Hai-Ting Huang, Jing Ma, Yao Zuo, Dan Huang, Lin-Lin He, Zi-Ming Wan, Cheng Chen, Fa-Fen Yang and Yan-Wu You
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:113
  9. The ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic has thrown into sharp relief the gap between modern biology’s ability to investigate and respond to a novel pathogen and modern medicine’s ability to marshal effective fron...

    Authors: Douglas F. Nixon, Daniela Marín-Hernández and Nathaniel Hupert
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:112
  10. Posttranslational modification (PTM) and regulation of protein stability are crucial to various biological processes. Histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6), a unique histone deacetylase with two functional catalytic d...

    Authors: Ping Liu, Ji Xiao, Yiliang Wang, Xiaowei Song, Lianzhou Huang, Zhe Ren, Kaio Kitazato and Yifei Wang
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:110
  11. Recently, the role of several microRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) in pulmonary diseases has been described. The molecular mechanisms by which miR-214 is possibly implicated in bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) have not ...

    Authors: Zhi-Qun Zhang, Hui Hong, Jing Li, Xiao-Xia Li and Xian-Mei Huang
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:109

    The Correction to this article has been published in Molecular Medicine 2021 27:134

  12. Elevations of circulating branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) are observed in humans with obesity and metabolic comorbidities, such as insulin resistance. Although it has been described that microbial metabolism...

    Authors: Sofia Moran-Ramos, Luis Macias-Kauffer, Blanca E. López-Contreras, Hugo Villamil-Ramírez, Elvira Ocampo-Medina, Paola León-Mimila, Blanca E. del Rio-Navarro, Omar Granados-Portillo, Isabel Ibarra-Gonzalez, Marcela Vela-Amieva, Armando R. Tovar, Nimbe Torres, Francisco J. Gomez-Perez, Carlos Aguilar-Salinas and Samuel Canizales-Quinteros
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:108
  13. N6-Methyladenosine (m6A) modification has been implicated in many bioprocesses. However, its functions in diabetic nephropathy (DN) have not been determined. Here, we investigated the role of METTL14, a key co...

    Authors: Manna Li, Le Deng and Gaosi Xu
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:106

    The Correction to this article has been published in Molecular Medicine 2022 28:8

  14. Vaccination programs have been launched worldwide to halt the spread of COVID-19. However, the identification of existing, safe compounds with combined treatment and prophylactic properties would be beneficial...

    Authors: Rodrigo R. R. Duarte, Dennis C. Copertino Jr., Luis P. Iñiguez, Jez L. Marston, Yaron Bram, Yuling Han, Robert E. Schwartz, Shuibing Chen, Douglas F. Nixon and Timothy R. Powell
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:105
  15. Neovasculogenesis is characteristic of herniated lumbar discs, in which extruded nucleus pulposus is prone to heme iron-induced cytotoxicity (increased oxidative stress causing ferroptosis). However, recent an...

    Authors: Liang Shan, Ximing Xu, Jing Zhang, Peng Cai, Han Gao, Yingjie Lu, Jiangang Shi, Yinlong Guo and Yue Su
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:103
  16. The human L39X phospholamban (PLN) cardiomyopathic mutant has previously been reported as a null mutation but the detailed molecular pathways that lead to the complete lack of detectable protein remain to be c...

    Authors: Eduarde Rohner, Nevin Witman, Jesper Sohlmer, Erwin De Genst, William E. Louch, Makoto Sahara and Kenneth R. Chien
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:102
  17. Diet-induced obesity can result in the development of a diverse spectrum of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, non-alcoholic liver steatosis and atherosclerotic dis...

    Authors: Christian Smolka, Delia Schlösser, Catherine Hohnloser, Xavier Bemtgen, Caterina Jänich, Laura Schneider, Julien Martin, Dietmar Pfeifer, Martin Moser, Peter Hasselblatt, Christoph Bode, Sebastian Grundmann and Franziska Pankratz
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:101
  18. Oxidative stress is an important factor involved in the progress of heart failure. The current study was performed to investigate whether pinocembrin was able to ameliorate post-infarct heart failure (PIHF) an...

    Authors: Xiuhuan Chen, Weiguo Wan, Yan Guo, Tianxin Ye, Yuhong Fo, Yazhou Sun, Chuan Qu, Bo Yang and Cui Zhang
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:100
  19. We have found disruption of expression of major transcriptional regulators of circadian rhythm in the kidneys of several mouse models of lupus nephritis. Here we define the consequence of this disturbance with...

    Authors: Rakesh Mishra, Ramalingam Bethunaickan, Celine C. Berthier, Zhengzi Yi, Joshua J. Strohl, Patricio T. Huerta, Weijia Zhang and Anne Davidson
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:99
  20. Authors: Mao Wang, Alex G. Gauthier, Thomas P. Kennedy, Haichao Wang, Uday Kiran Velagapudi, Tanaji T. Talele, Mosi Lin, Jiaqi Wu, LeeAnne Daley, Xiaojing Yang, Vivek Patel, Sung Soo Mun, Charles R. Ashby Jr. and Lin L. Mantell
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:98

    The original article was published in Molecular Medicine 2021 27:79

  21. N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) demonstrates applications in the prevention of exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is often characterized by fibrosis of the small airways. This study aims .....

    Authors: Lanlan Zhu, Fei Xu, Xiuhua Kang, Jing Zhou, Qinqin Yao, Yang Lin and Wei Zhang
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:97
  22. Apoptosis of chondrocyte is involved in osteoarthritis (OA) pathogenesis, and mechanical stress plays a key role in this process by activation of Piezo1. However, the negative regulation of signal conduction m...

    Authors: Yi Sun, Ping Leng, Pengcheng Guo, Huanshen Gao, Yikai Liu, Chenkai Li, Zhenghui Li and Haining Zhang
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:96
  23. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs), a type of pervasive genes that regulates various biological processes, are differentially expressed in different types of malignant tumors. The role of lncRNAs in the carcinogene...

    Authors: Jinglei Li, Hanxing Tong, Dongping Li, Qiuyu Jiang, Yong Zhang, Wenqing Tang, Dayong Jin, She Chen, Xinyu Qin, Si Zhang and Ruyi Xue
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:95
  24. Circular RNAs (circRNAs), a novel type of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs), have a covalently closed circular structure resulting from pre-mRNA back splicing via spliceosome and ribozymes. They can be classified diffe...

    Authors: Mei Tao, Ming Zheng, Yanhua Xu, Shuo Ma, Weiwei Zhang and Shaoqing Ju
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:94
  25. Nucleus pulposus cell (NPC) degeneration is widely accepted as one of the major causes of intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration (IVDD). The pathogenesis of IVDD is complex and consists of inflammation, oxidat...

    Authors: Xiaoqiang Cheng, Jiayi Lin, Zhanghuan Chen, Yubo Mao, Xiexin Wu, Congxin Xu, Jiacheng Du, Zhongchen Dong, Huilin Yang, Feng Zhou and Dechun Geng
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:92
  26. Intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD) is the breakdown of the discs supporting the vertebrae. It is one of the most frequent causes of back pain worldwide. Currently, the clinical interventions for IVDD are ...

    Authors: Xiaoqiu Yuan, Tiefeng Li, Lei Shi, Jinhao Miao, Yongfei Guo and Yu Chen
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:91
  27. It is known that increased gastrin concentration is negatively correlated with cardiovascular mortality, and plasma gastrin levels are increased in patients after myocardial infarction (MI). However, whether g...

    Authors: Jinjuan Fu, Yuanjuan Tang, Zhen Zhang, Lin Tong, Rongchuan Yue and Lin Cai
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:90
  28. Atherosclerosis is recognized as a chronic immuno-inflammatory disease that is characterized by the accumulation of immune cells and lipids in the vascular wall. In this review, we focus on the latest advance ...

    Authors: Jin-Wen Luo, Yuan Hu, Jian Liu, Huan Yang and Peng Huang
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:88
  29. Tongue squamous cell carcinoma (TSCC) ranks as the most prevalent malignancy in the oral cavity. TSCC patients with occult lymph node metastasis (OLNM) are thought to be at risk of worse outcome. However, regu...

    Authors: Bo Zhou, Yue Zhou, Ying Liu, Hailin Zhang, Huangxing Mao, Mingjing Peng, Anji Xu, Zan Li, Hui Wang, Haolei Tan, Huayi Ren, Xiao Zhou and Ying Long
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:85
  30. Fetal docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supply relies on preferential transplacental transfer, which is regulated by placental DHA lipid metabolism. Maternal hyperglycemia and obesity associate with higher birthweigh...

    Authors: Oliver C. Watkins, Preben Selvam, Reshma Appukuttan Pillai, Victoria K. B. Cracknell-Hazra, Hannah E. J. Yong, Neha Sharma, Amaury Cazenave-Gassiot, Anne K. Bendt, Keith M. Godfrey, Rohan M. Lewis, Markus R. Wenk and Shiao-Yng Chan
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:84
  31. Heterogeneity in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients provides novel strategies in clinical decision-making. Identifying distinctive subgroups in patients can improve the screening of CRC and reduce the cost of te...

    Authors: Yongqu Lu, Wendong Wang, Zhenzhen Liu, Junren Ma, Xin Zhou and Wei Fu
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:83
  32. Numerous studies have confirmed the correlation of microRNAs (miRNAs) with human disease, yet few have explored the role of miR-135 in preeclampsia (PE). This study intends to discuss miR-135’s function in inf...

    Authors: Xiaolan Zhao, Xun Zhang, Zhao Wu, Jie Mei, Lingling Li and Yujue Wang
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:82
  33. Fibrous dysplasia (FD) is a bone marrow stromal cell (BMSC) disease caused by activating mutations of guanine nucleotide-binding protein alpha-stimulating activity polypeptide (GNAS) and is characterized by in...

    Authors: Yu Fu, Zhili Xin, Ziji Ling, Hanyu Xie, Tao Xiao, Xin Shen, Jialin Lin, Ling Xu and Hongbing Jiang
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:81
  34. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common inflammatory disease associated with pain and cartilage destruction. Interleukin (IL)-1β is widely used to induce inflammatory response in OA models. This study aimed to ...

    Authors: Zhixian Xu, Tie Ke, Yongfa Zhang, Licheng Guo, Feng Chen and Wubing He
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:80
  35. High mobility group box 1 protein (HMGB1) is an alarmin following its release by immune cells upon cellular activation or stress. High levels of extracellular HMGB1 play a critical role in impairing the cleara...

    Authors: Mao Wang, Alex G. Gauthier, Thomas P. Kennedy, Haichao Wang, Uday Kiran Velagapudi, Tanaji T. Talele, Mosi Lin, Jiaqi Wu, LeeAnne Daley, Xiaojing Yang, Vivek Patel, Sung Soo Mun, Charles R. Ashby Jr. and Lin L. Mantell
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:79

    The Correction to this article has been published in Molecular Medicine 2021 27:98

  36. Extracellular vesicles (EVs) derived from tumor cells are implicated in the progression of malignancies through the transfer of molecular cargo microRNAs (miRNAs or miRs). We aimed to explore the role of EVs d...

    Authors: Chong Lu, Yu Zhao, Jing Wang, Wei Shi, Fang Dong, Yue Xin, Xiangwang Zhao and Chunping Liu
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:78
  37. Propofol, an intravenous anesthetic, was proven to protect against lung ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. However, the detailed mechanism of Propofol in lung I/R injury is still elusive. This study was design...

    Authors: Jian-Ping Zhang, Wei-Jing Zhang, Miao Yang and Hua Fang
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:77
  38. Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease. During TB, regulatory T cells (Treg) are related to poor prognosis. However, information about conventional and unconventional Treg (cTreg and uTreg, respectively) i...

    Authors: Norma A. Téllez-Navarrete, Lucero A. Ramon-Luing, Marcela Muñoz-Torrico, Mario Preciado-García, Karen Medina-Quero, Rogelio Hernandez-Pando and Leslie Chavez-Galan
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:76
  39. Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is currently the leading cause of end-stage renal disease globally. The endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndMT) of glomerular endothelial cells has been reported to play a cruci...

    Authors: Lihong Lu, Ziwen Zhong, Jiahui Gu, Ke Nan, Minmin Zhu and Changhong Miao
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:74
  40. Although miR-125b plays a crucial role in many human cancers. However, its function in heart failure (HF) remains unclear. Our study aimed to investigate its involvement in heart failure.

    Authors: Bei Zhang, Shanyong Mao, Xingde Liu, Sha Li, Haiyan Zhou, Ying Gu, Wupeng Liu, Lei Fu, Chunyan Liao and Pengzhen Wang
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:72
  41. Maternally Expressed Gene 3 (MEG3) is expressed at low levels in placental villi during preeclampsia; however, its roles in unexplained recurrent spontaneous abortion (URSA) remain unclear. In this study, we aime...

    Authors: Jun Zhang, Xinqiong Liu and Yali Gao
    Citation: Molecular Medicine 2021 27:70

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