MedComm | Application of omics technology to combat the COVID-19 pandemic

As of August 27, 2021, the ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has spread to over 220 countries, areas, and....



Molecular Biomedicine | Fast and long-lasting immune response to S-trimer COVID-19 vaccine adjuvanted by PIKA

In the face of the emerging variants of SARS-CoV-2, there is an urgent need to develop a vaccine that can induce fast, effective, long-lasting and broad protective immunity against SARS-CoV-2. Here, w....


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MedComm | Combinatorial technology revitalized by DNA-encoding

Combinatorial chemistry invented nearly 40 years ago was welcomed with enthusiasm in the drug research community. The method offered access to a practically unlimited number of new compounds. The new ....



Molecular Biomedicine | Scientific and clinical implications of genetic and cellular heterogeneity in uveal melanoma

The study of cancer dates back as far as centuries B.C. but it was not until the seventeenth century A.D. that research was properly documented and uncontrolled growth of body cells was described. Ove....


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Molecular Biomedicine | E3 ubiquitin ligases: styles, structures and functions

E3 ubiquitin ligases are a large family of enzymes that join in a three-enzyme ubiquitination cascade together with ubiquitin activating enzyme E1 and ubiquitin conjugating enzyme E2. E3 ubiquitin lig....


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MedComm | Two novel strategies to overcome the resistance to ALK tyrosine kinase inhibitor drugs: Macrocyclic inhibitors and proteolysis-targeting chimeras

Lung cancer is the most malignant tumor in the worldwide. About 3%-5% non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients carry anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene fusions and receive great benefits from AL....



Molecular Biomedicine | miR-221/222 sponge abrogates tamoxifen resistance in ER-positive breast cancer cells through restoring the expression of ERα

Tamoxifen resistance (TamR) prevents ER-positive breast cancer patients from benefitting from endocrine therapy, and miR-221 or miR-222 plays vital roles in inducing TamR. In this study, we designed s....


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MedComm | Molecular mechanisms of chemo- and radiotherapy resistance and the potential implications for cancer treatment

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. Surgery is the primary treatment approach for cancer, but the survival rate is very low due to the rapid progression of the disease and presence of local ....



MedComm | Demethylzeylasteral inhibits proliferation, migration, and invasion through FBXW7/c-Myc axis in gastric cancer

Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the most familiar malignancy in the digestive system. Demethylzeylasteral (Dem), a natural functional monomer extracted from Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F, shows anti-tum....