Study finds a possible link between BCCIP and poor patient prognosis in lung adenocarcinoma

Starting with a bioinformatics approach using publicly available databases, the authors were able to confirm that tissues from patients with lung adenocarcinoma had increased expression of BCCIP and that high expression levels of BCCIP were correlated with poor patient prognosis.

Improving the Gene Therapy Development Process using Image Cytometry

Many factors and considerations must be optimized to develop the appropriate cell-based assays for gene therapy development.

Cellometer Vision uncovers new mechanisms by which Type I interferons direct autophagy in vitro

Introduction A diverse family of cytokines, Type I interferons (IFNs), is a group of proteins responsible for antiviral, antiproliferative, and immunomodulatory functions [1, 2]. Treating cells with Type I IFNs induces autophagy, a cellular recycling process that is considered a key cell survival strategy [3]. It is well known that Type I IFNs work through the JAK-STAT pathway, but recent evidence suggests that the MAP kinase pathway can affect the expression of IFN-regulated genes [4, 5]. Researchers demonstrated that IFN-induced autophagy affects cell cycle as well as cellular proliferation in a variety of cell lines. Because autophagy plays a major [...]

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