Immunological Distinctions between Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma

the liver is a central player in immunoregulation. Altered immune responses are tightly associated with the development of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma.
[Experimental and Molecular Medicine]
Koo, S.-Y., Park, E.-J., & Lee, C.-W. (2020). Immunological distinctions between nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Experimental & Molecular Medicine, 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1038/s12276-020-0480-3 Cite
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The Role of the Oncostatin M/Osm Receptor β Axis in Activating Dermal Microvascular Endothelial Cells in Systemic Sclerosis

Cell culture experiments were performed in human dermal microvascular endothelial cells and included mRNA and protein analysis, and cell migration and proliferation assays. Ex vivo skin organoid culture was used to evaluate the effect of OSM on perivascular fibrosis.
[Arthritis Research & Therapy]
Marden, G., Wan, Q., Wilks, J., Nevin, K., Feeney, M., Wisniacki, N., Trojanowski, M., Bujor, A., Stawski, L., & Trojanowska, M. (2020). The role of the oncostatin M/OSM receptor β axis in activating dermal microvascular endothelial cells in systemic sclerosis. Arthritis Research & Therapy, 22(1), 179. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13075-020-02266-0 Cite
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Corbus Pharmaceuticals Completes Enrollment in DETERMINE Phase III Study of Lenabasum for Treatment of Dermatomyositis

Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. announced the completion of subject enrollment in DETERMINE, a Phase III study assessing the efficacy and safety of lenabasum for the treatment of dermatomyositis. The company expects to report topline results from this study in the fourth quarter of 2021.
[Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc.]
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Amyloid Aggregates Accumulate in Melanoma Metastasis Modulating YAP Activity

Using secretome analyses, the authors revealed the extracellular accumulation of amyloidogenic proteins, i.e. premelanosome protein, in metastatic melanoma, together with proteins that assist amyloid maturation into fibrils.
[EMBO Reports]
Matafora, V., Farris, F., Restuccia, U., Tamburri, S., Martano, G., Bernardelli, C., Sofia, A., Pisati, F., Casagrande, F., Lazzari, L., Marsoni, S., Bonoldi, E., & Bachi, A. (2020). Amyloid aggregates accumulate in melanoma metastasis modulating YAP activity. EMBO Reports, n/a(n/a), e50446. https://doi.org/10.15252/embr.202050446 Cite
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Twitter Account of Embattled #MeTooSTEM Founder Suspended

Twitter has suspended the account of MeTooSTEM founder BethAnn McLaughlin after allegations emerged that the former Vanderbilt University neuroscientist fabricated the Twitter account of an apparently nonexistent female Native American anthropologist at Arizona State University who had claimed to be an anonymous victim of sexual harassment by a Harvard professor.
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Emerging Role of FBXO22 in Carcinogenesis

Scientists summarize the regulatory factors and downstream targets of F-box protein 22 (FBXO22) in cancers, discuss its functions in tumorigenesis, and further highlight the alteration of FBXO22 expression in a variety of human malignancies.
[Cell Death Discovery]
Cheng, J., Lin, M., Chu, M., Gong, L., Bi, Y., & Zhao, Y. (2020). Emerging role of FBXO22 in carcinogenesis. Cell Death Discovery, 6(1), 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41420-020-00303-0 Cite
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Essential Functions of Glycans in Human Epithelia Dissected by a CRISPR-Cas9-Engineered Human Organotypic Skin Model

Researchers used CRISPR-Cas9 gene targeting to generate a library of 3D organotypic skin tissues that selectively differed in their capacity to produce glycan structures on the main types of N- and O-linked glycoproteins and glycolipids. This tissue library revealed distinct changes in skin formation associated with a loss of features for all tested glycoconjugates.
[Developmental Cell]
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Small Extracellular Vesicles Containing miR-381-3p from Keratinocytes Promotes Th1/Th17 Polarization in Psoriasis

Investigators proposed that psoriatic keratinocytes transferred miR-381-3p to CD4 + T cells via small extracellular vesicles, inducing Th1/Th17 polarization and promoting psoriasis development.
[Journal of investigative Dermatology]
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Co-Loading of Finasteride and Baicalin in Phospholipid Vesicles Tailored for the Treatment of Hair Disorders

Finasteride was loaded in phospholipid vesicles and baicalin was co-loaded as an adjuvant. Their effect on hair growth was evaluated in vitro and in vivo.
[Nanoscale]
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Plasma Treatment Limits Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma Development In Vitro and In Vivo

Using the kINPen argon plasma jet, a selective growth-reducing action of plasma treatment was identified in two squamous cell carcinoma cell lines in 2D and 3D cultures.
[Cancers]
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Signaling of Tumor-Derived sEV Impacts Melanoma Progression

The authors feature melanoma cell-derived exosomes with special emphasis on exosome-mediated signaling between melanoma cells and the host immune system.
[International Journal of Molecular Sciences]
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