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  1. Pyroptosis is a recently identified pathway of caspase-mediated cell death in response to microbes, lipopolysaccharide, or chemotherapy in certain types of cells. However, the mechanism of how pyroptosis is re...

    Authors: Ruiyuan Yao, Yuhao Chen, Huifang Hao, Zhixin Guo, Xiaoou Cheng, Yuze Ma, Qiang Ji, Xiaoru Yang, Yanfeng Wang, Xihe Li and Zhigang Wang

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:187

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  2. The matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) is up-regulated by several proinflammatory mediators in the central nervous system (CNS) diseases. Increasing reports show that MMP-9 expression is an inflammatory biomar...

    Authors: Tsong-Hai Lee, Pei-Shan Liu, Ming-Ming Tsai, Jiun-Liang Chen, Su-Jane Wang and Hsi-Lung Hsieh

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:185

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  3. Vascular leakage is an important pathophysiological process of critical conditions such as shock and ischemia–reperfusion (I/R)-induced lung injury. Microparticles (MPs), including endothelial cell-derived mic...

    Authors: Jie Zhang, Yu Zhu, Yue Wu, Qing-Guang Yan, Xiao-Yong Peng, Xin-Ming Xiang, Ming-Ying Xue, Qing-Hui Li, Liang-Ming Liu and Tao Li

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:184

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  4. Upon engagement of the T-cell receptor (TCR), the Src-family protein tyrosine kinase p56Lck phosphorylates components of the TCR (e.g. the TCRζ chains), thereby initiating T-cell activation. The enzymatic acti...

    Authors: Matthias Kästle, Camilla Merten, Roland Hartig, Thilo Kaehne, Ardiyanto Liaunardy-Jopeace, Nadine M. Woessner, Wolfgang W. Schamel, John James, Susana Minguet, Luca Simeoni and Burkhart Schraven

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:183

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  5. The circadian circuit, a roughly 24 h molecular feedback loop, or clock, is conserved from bacteria to animals and allows for enhanced organismal survival by facilitating the anticipation of the day/night cycl...

    Authors: Jacqueline F. Pelham, Jay C. Dunlap and Jennifer M. Hurley

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:181

    Content type: Review

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  6. The Drosophila melanogaster Germ cell-expressed protein (GCE) is a paralog of the juvenile hormone (JH) receptor - Methoprene tolerant protein (MET). Both proteins mediate JH function, preventing precocious diffe...

    Authors: Marta Kolonko, Dominika Bystranowska, Michał Taube, Maciej Kozak, Mark Bostock, Grzegorz Popowicz, Andrzej Ożyhar and Beata Greb-Markiewicz

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:180

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  7. Phase three clinical trial evidence suggests that colorectal cancers with the KRAS G13D mutation may benefit from EGFR inhibitors, like cetuximab, in contrast to the other most common KRAS mutations. A mechani...

    Authors: Thomas McFall, Noah K. Schomburg, Kent L. Rossman and Edward C. Stites

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:179

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  8. Fibroblasts are the powerhouses responsible for the production and assembly of extracellular matrix (ECM). Their activity needs to be tightly controlled especially within the musculoskeletal system, where chan...

    Authors: Ching-Yan Chloé Yeung, Erwin M. Schoof, Michal Tamáš, Abigail L. Mackey and Michael Kjaer

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:177

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  9. Lymphotoxin β receptor (LTβR) is a member of tumor necrosis factor receptor (TNFR) superfamily which regulates the immune response. At the cellular level, upon ligand binding, the receptor activates the pro-in...

    Authors: Małgorzata Maksymowicz, Marta Miączyńska and Magdalena Banach-Orłowska

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:176

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  10. The regulation of the translation of messenger RNA (mRNA) in eukaryotic cells is critical for gene expression, and occurs principally at the initiation phase which is mainly regulated by eukaryotic initiation ...

    Authors: Peiqi Hao, Jiaojiao Yu, Richard Ward, Yin Liu, Qiao Hao, Su An and Tianrui Xu

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:175

    Content type: Review

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  11. In this study, we comprehensively analyzed genes related to ferroptosis and iron metabolism to construct diagnostic and prognostic models and explore the relationship with the immune microenvironment in HCC.

    Authors: Bufu Tang, Jinyu Zhu, Jie Li, Kai Fan, Yang Gao, Shimiao Cheng, Chunli Kong, Liyun Zheng, Fazong Wu, Qiaoyou Weng, Chenying Lu and Jiansong Ji

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:174

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  12. Skeletal muscle is essential for glucose and lipid metabolism. Growing evidence reveals the importance of long non-coding RNAs (LncRNAs) in metabolism. This study aimed to investigate the function of LncRNA H1...

    Authors: Weiwei Gui, Wei Fen Zhu, Yiyi Zhu, Shengjie Tang, Fenping Zheng, Xueyao Yin, Xihua Lin and Hong Li

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:173

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  13. Pathological stimuli cause mitochondrial damage and leakage of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) into the cytosol, as demonstrated in many cell types. The cytosolic mtDNA then drives the activation of noninfectious in...

    Authors: Yue Guo, Ruiping Gu, Dekang Gan, Fangyuan Hu, Gang Li and Gezhi Xu

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:172

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  14. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Yongxin Li, Yu Meng, Xiangyang Zhu, Ishran M. Saadiq, Kyra L. Jordan, Alfonso Eirin and Lilach O. Lerman

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:171

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    The original article was published in Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:124

  15. Receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) is a multi-ligand transmembrane receptor of the immunoglobulin superfamily. Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) is a ligand for RAGE and is involved in physiological...

    Authors: Rashmi Ray, Nitish Jangde, Satyendra Kumar Singh, Sunita Sinha and Vivek Rai

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:170

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  16. Jumonji AT-rich interactive domain 1B(JARID1B) has been shown to be upregulated in many human cancers and plays a critical role in the development of cancers cells. Nevertheless, its functional role in colorec...

    Authors: Da Huang, Fan Xiao, Haibin Hao, Fuzhou Hua, Zhenzhong Luo, Zhaoxia Huang, Qing Li, Sha Chen, Xiuzhi Cheng, Xinyue Zhang, Weilan Fang, Xiaoyun Hu and Fanrong Liu

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:169

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  17. Glioma is the most common primary brain tumor, and is a major health problem throughout the world. Today, researchers have discovered many risk factors that are associated with the initiation and progression o...

    Authors: Omid Reza Tamtaji, Mohammad Behnam, Mohammad Ali Pourattar, Michael R. Hamblin, Maryam Mahjoubin-Tehran, Hamed Mirzaei and Zatollah Asemi

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:168

    Content type: Review

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  18. Metabolic reprogramming contributes significantly to tumor development and is tightly linked to drug resistance. The chemotherapeutic agent etoposide (VP-16) has been used clinically in the treatment of lung c...

    Authors: Qi Dong, Chenkang Zhou, Haodong Ren, Zhijian Zhang, Feng Cheng, Zhenkai Xiong, Chuantao Chen, Jianke Yang, Jiguang Gao, Yao Zhang, Lei Xu, Jian Fang, Yuxiang Cao, Huijun Wei and Zhihao Wu

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:167

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  19. Overexpression and nuclear enrichment of the oncogene yes-associated protein (YAP) cause tumor initiation and support tumor progression in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) via cell autonomous mechanisms. Howe...

    Authors: Simone Marquard, Stefan Thomann, Sofia M. E. Weiler, Michaela Bissinger, Teresa Lutz, Carsten Sticht, Marcell Tóth, Carolina de la Torre, Norbert Gretz, Beate K. Straub, Jens Marquardt, Peter Schirmacher and Kai Breuhahn

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:166

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  20. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Chenying Lu, Shiji Fang, Qiaoyou Weng, Xiuling Lv, Miaomiao Meng, Jinyu Zhu, Liyun Zheng, Yumin Hu, Yang Gao, Xulu Wu, Jianting Mao, Bufu Tang, Zhongwei Zhao, Li Huang and Jiansong Ji

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:165

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    The original article was published in Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:97

  21. Chemotherapy is currently one of the most effective treatments for advanced breast cancer. Anti-microtubule agents, including taxanes, eribulin and vinca-alkaloids are one of the primary major anti-breast canc...

    Authors: Tsung-Ching Lai, Chih-Yeu Fang, Yi-Hua Jan, Hsiao-Ling Hsieh, Yi-Fang Yang, Chun-Yu Liu, Peter Mu-Hsin Chang and Michael Hsiao

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:164

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  22. In recent years, it has been demonstrated that extracellular vesicles (EVs) can be released by almost all cell types, and detected in most body fluids. In the tumour microenvironment (TME), EVs serve as a tran...

    Authors: Shi-Cong Tao and Shang-Chun Guo

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:163

    Content type: Review

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  23. Recent physiological and experimental data highlight the role of the sensory nervous system in bone repair, but its precise role on angiogenesis in a bone regeneration context is still unknown. Our previous wo...

    Authors: Alice Leroux, Bruno Paiva dos Santos, Jacques Leng, Hugo Oliveira and Joëlle Amédée

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:162

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  24. Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) ligand which activates TLR3 signaling induces both cancer cell death and activates anti-tumor immunity. However, TLR3 signaling can also harbor pro-tumorigenic consequences. Therefo...

    Authors: Thanpisit Lomphithak, Swati Choksi, Apiwat Mutirangura, Rutaiwan Tohtong, Tewin Tencomnao, Hajime Usubuchi, Michiaki Unno, Hironobu Sasano and Siriporn Jitkaew

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:161

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  25. Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a gram-negative bacterium that chronically infects approximately 50% of the world’s human population. While in most cases the infection remains asymptomatic, 10% of infected ind...

    Authors: Muamera Sarajlic, Theresa Neuper, Julia Vetter, Susanne Schaller, Maria M. Klicznik, Iris K. Gratz, Silja Wessler, Gernot Posselt and Jutta Horejs-Hoeck

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:160

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  26. Relapsed leukemia following initial therapeutic response and remission is difficult to treat and causes high patient mortality. Leukemia relapse is due to residual quiescent leukemia cells that escape conventi...

    Authors: Bi Liu, Yunzhu Shen, Huafang Huang, Kimiko Della Croce, Min Wu, Yingjuan Fan, Yang Liu, Jianhua Xu and Guang Yao

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:159

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  27. Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are lipid-bound particles that are naturally released from cells and mediate cell-cell communication. Integrin adhesion receptors are enriched in small EVs (SEVs) and SEV-carried i...

    Authors: Wanessa F. Altei, Bianca C. Pachane, Patty K. dos Santos, Lígia N. M. Ribeiro, Bong Hwan Sung, Alissa M. Weaver and Heloisa S. Selistre-de-Araújo

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:158

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  28. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death in China. The lack of an effective treatment for this disease results in a high recurrence rate in patients who undergo radic...

    Authors: Benfan Wang, Qinyan Li, Jinyan Wang, Siting Zhao, Bayaer Nashun, Li Qin and Xiaoping Chen

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:157

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  29. Targeted therapy with BRAF and MEK inhibitors has improved the survival of patients with BRAF-mutated metastatic melanoma, but most patients relapse upon the onset of drug resistance induced by mechanisms incl...

    Authors: Elisabetta Vergani, Matteo Dugo, Mara Cossa, Simona Frigerio, Lorenza Di Guardo, Gianfrancesco Gallino, Ilaria Mattavelli, Barbara Vergani, Luca Lalli, Elena Tamborini, Barbara Valeri, Chiara Gargiuli, Eriomina Shahaj, Marina Ferrarini, Elisabetta Ferrero, Macarena Gomez Lira…

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:156

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  30. Thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1), a Ca2+-binding trimeric glycoprotein secreted by multiple cell types, has been implicated in the pathophysiology of several clinical conditions. Signaling involving TSP-1, through its co...

    Authors: Rosi Bissinger, Polina Petkova-Kirova, Olga Mykhailova, Per-Arne Oldenborg, Elena Novikova, David A. Donkor, Thomas Dietz, Abdulla Al Mamun Bhuyan, William P. Sheffield, Marijke Grau, Ferruh Artunc, Lars Kaestner, Jason P. Acker and Syed M. Qadri

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:155

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  31. Hormone receptor positive (HR+) breast cancer (BCa) is the most frequently diagnosed subtype. Acquired and intrinsic resistance to conventional endocrine therapy (ET) commonly occurs and prompts incurable meta...

    Authors: Shaymaa Bahnassy, Hariprasad Thangavel, Maram Quttina, Ashfia Fatima Khan, Dhanya Dhanyalayam, Joan Ritho, Samaneh Karami, Jing Ren and Tasneem Bawa-Khalfe

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:154

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  32. Rabies virus (RABV) is reported to encode five phosphoproteins (P), which are involved in viral genomic replication, axonal transport, oxidative stress, interferon antagonism, and autophagy induction. However,...

    Authors: Juan Liu, Min Liao, Yan Yan, Hui Yang, Hailong Wang and Jiyong Zhou

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:153

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  33. Radioresistance is a major challenge in lung cancer radiotherapy, and new radiosensitizers are urgently needed. Estrogen receptor β (ERβ) is involved in the progression of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), h...

    Authors: Hang Li, Jun Che, Mian Jiang, Ming Cui, Guoxing Feng, Jiali Dong, Shuqin Zhang, Lu Lu, Weili Liu and Saijun Fan

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:152

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  34. Hepatic fibrosis is a pathological response of the liver to a variety of chronic stimuli. Hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) are the major source of myofibroblasts in the liver. Follistatin like 1 (Fstl1) is a secr...

    Authors: Xin-Yi Xu, Yan Du, Xue Liu, Yilin Ren, Yingying Dong, Hong-Yu Xu, Jin-Song Shi, Dianhua Jiang, Xin Xu, Lian Li, Zheng-Hong Xu and Yan Geng

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:151

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  35. Target therapies based on BRAF and MEK inhibitors (MAPKi) have changed the therapeutic landscape for metastatic melanoma patients bearing mutations in the BRAF kinase. However, the emergence of drug resistance...

    Authors: Luigi Fattore, Debora Malpicci, Ciro Milite, Sabrina Castellano, Gianluca Sbardella, Gerardo Botti, Paolo A. Ascierto, Rita Mancini and Gennaro Ciliberto

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:150

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  36. Exosomes are extracellular vesicles characterized by their size, source, release mechanism and contents. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are single stranded non-coding RNAs transcribed from DNA. Exosomes and miRNAs are wid...

    Authors: Kasra Asgarpour, Zahra Shojaei, Fatemeh Amiri, Jafar Ai, Maryam Mahjoubin-Tehran, Faezeh Ghasemi, Reza ArefNezhad, Michael R. Hamblin and Hamed Mirzaei

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:149

    Content type: Review

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  37. LOX-like 1 (LOXL1) is a lysyl oxidase, and emerging evidence has revealed its effect on malignant cancer progression. However, its role in colorectal cancer (CRC) and the underlying molecular mechanisms have n...

    Authors: Lin Hu, Jing Wang, Yunliang Wang, Linpeng Wu, Chao Wu, Bo Mao, E. Maruthi Prasad, Yuhong Wang and Y. Eugene Chin

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:148

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  38. Deficiency of mitochondrial sirtuin 3 (SIRT3), a NAD+-dependent protein deacetylase that maintains redox status and lipid homeostasis, contributes to hepatic steatosis. In this study, we investigated additional m...

    Authors: Emma Barroso, Rosalía Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Mohammad Zarei, Javier Pizarro-Degado, Anna Planavila, Xavier Palomer, Francesc Villarroya and Manuel Vázquez-Carrera

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:147

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  39. Lung cancer is the second most commonly occurring cancer. The ability to metastasize and spread to distant locations renders the tumor more aggressive. Members of the Rho subfamily of small GTP-binding protein...

    Authors: Maria Al Haddad, Rayane El-Rif, Samer Hanna, Leila Jaafar, Rayanne Dennaoui, Sandra Abdellatef, Veronika Miskolci, Dianne Cox, Louis Hodgson and Mirvat El-Sibai

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:144

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  40. Mesenchymal-like stemness is characterized by epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Breast cancer (BC) cell mesenchymal-like stemness is responsible for distal lung metastasis. Interrogation of databases sh...

    Authors: Ping Yin, Yu Bai, Zhuo Wang, Yu Sun, Jian Gao, Lei Na, Zhongbo Zhang, Wei Wang and Chenghai Zhao

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:143

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  41. Inhibitors targeting immune checkpoint were proved effective in cancer immunotherapy, such as PD-1/PD-L1 blockade. The novel immune checkpoint TIGIT/PVR plays critical roles in suppressing the anti-tumor effec...

    Authors: Xiuman Zhou, Jiangfeng Du, Hongfei Wang, Chunxia Chen, Ling Jiao, Xiangrui Cheng, Xiaowen Zhou, Shaomeng Chen, Shanshan Gou, Wenshan Zhao, Wenjie Zhai, Junhui Chen and Yanfeng Gao

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:142

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  42. Low molecular weight carrageenan (Cg) is a seaweed-derived sulfated polysaccharide widely used as inflammatory stimulus in preclinical studies. However, the molecular mechanisms of Cg-induced inflammation are ...

    Authors: Alexandre H. Lopes, Rangel L. Silva, Miriam D. Fonseca, Francisco I. Gomes, Alexandre G. Maganin, Lucas S. Ribeiro, Lucas Maciel Mauriz Marques, Fernando Q. Cunha, Jose C. Alves-Filho, Dario S. Zamboni, Norberto P. Lopes, Bernardo S. Franklin, Aurélie Gombault, Fernando Silva Ramalho, Valerie F. J. Quesniaux, Isabelle Couillin…

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:141

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  43. Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD)-mediated liver disease is a toxic “gain-of-function” inflammation in the liver associated with intracellular retention of mutant alpha-1 antitrypsin. The clinical presenta...

    Authors: Nazli Khodayari, Regina Oshins, L. Shannon Holliday, Virginia Clark, Qiang Xiao, George Marek, Borna Mehrad and Mark Brantly

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:140

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  44. Venous malformations (VMs), most of which associated with activating mutations in the endothelial cells (ECs) tyrosine kinase receptor TIE2, are characterized by dilated and immature veins with scarce smooth m...

    Authors: Yameng Si, Jiadong Huang, Xiang Li, Yu Fu, Rongyao Xu, Yifei Du, Jie Cheng and Hongbing Jiang

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:139

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