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57 genes associated with prognostic outcome in testis cancer

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Testicular cancer is a rare type of cancer. Most testis cancers are curable, even at an advanced stage. The cancer can be divided into essentially two categories: Seminoma and Non-seminomatous germ cell tumors. Based on transcriptomics data and clinical metadata we have been able to determine 57 genes associated with either favorable or unfavorable prognosis in testis cancer...Read more


792 Genes Associated with Prognosis in Head and Neck Cancer

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Head and neck cancer arises in the epithelium of the nasal cavity, sinuses, lips, mouth, salivary glands, throat, or larynx. By using a systems level approach to analyze the head and neck cancer proteome based on clinical metadata and genome-wide transcriptomics data, 792 genes were found to be associated with prognostic outcome...Read more


Pituitary gland links the nervous and the endocrine systems in the human body

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The pituitary gland plays a crucial role in human physiology, and together with the hypothalamus this highly conserved and elegant system form a link between the nervous and endocrine system, by controlling the functions of the thyroid, adrenal glands, and the gonads, and also regulating growth, lactation, and water preservation.

This gland, also called hypophysis, consists of two separate lobes with dual embryonic origin; the anterior (adeno) pituitary gland originates from the oral cavity, and the posterior (neural) pituitary gland develops from the neural plate...Read more


TACO1 an ubiquitous protein governing expression of the mitochondrial genome

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Mitochondria harbors an own genome that renders key proteins involved in production of energy through oxidation of various substrates. Majority of the disorders associated with mitochondrial function are caused by impaired expression of the proteins encoded in the mitochondrial genome. One of these proteins is the translational activator of cytochrome c oxidase 1 (TACO1).

Experimental results reveal that TACO1 is expressed in all tissues within the human body. The protein is detected mainly in the cytoplasm and more precise inside mitochondria. Explore expression and subcellular localization of TACO1 in the Cell Atlas...Read more


CD44 as a marker of renal cancer

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Renal cell cancer is a relatively common form of human cancer. Tumors develop in the kidney and have a tendency to grow into renal veins and metastasize to distant organs without the spread to regional lymph nodes as is common for many other tumor types.

This particular case shows a papillary form of renal cell cancer that grows with papillary excrescences into cyst formations and with areas of necrosis. The tumor has been stained with an antibody (HPA005785) that recognizes the CD44 protein.

CD44 is a cell-surface glycoprotein and a receptor for hyaluronic acid that is involved in cell-cell interactions, cell adhesion and migration...Read more


Upcoming Events


XII EuPA Congress

June 16, 2018 - June 20, 2018

On Tuesday June 19, Jochen Schwenk will present "An update on the Human Plasma Proteome" at the XII EuPA Congress - Translating genomes into biological functions.