Review Articles

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    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    The effects of age and systemic metabolism on anti-tumor T cell responses

    Jefte M Drijvers et al.
    A comprehensive literature review delineates the current knowledge of how systemic context, such as age and obesity, can impact CD8+ T cell function, anti-tumor immunity, and immunotherapy responsiveness.
    1. Cell Biology

    ACE2: Evidence of role as entry receptor for SARS-CoV-2 and implications in comorbidities

    Natalia Zamorano Cuervo, Nathalie Grandvaux
    Despite evidence that ACE2 is the receptor for SARS-CoV-2, its limited expression in the respiratory system challenges the uniqueness of this entry route and role in the multifaceted COVID-19.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Protein phase separation and its role in tumorigenesis

    Shan Jiang et al.
    The current understanding of phase separation is summarized and its emerging roles in cancer are discussed in detail.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Lipid hijacking: a unifying theme in vector-borne diseases

    Anya J O'Neal et al.
    A conceptual and unifying framework with a critical appraisal of lipid hijacking by microbes cycling between an arthropod vector and a mammalian host is explored.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Beyond the RNA-dependent function of LncRNA genes

    Tamer Ali, Phillip Grote
    Recent examples demonstrate that already the transcriptional activity at lncRNA genes does have an important function on gene regulation, while the produced non-coding RNA might be dispensable.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Symbiont-mediated cytoplasmic incompatibility: what have we learned in 50 years?

    J Dylan Shropshire et al.
    This review serves as a gateway to experimental, conceptual, and quantitative themes of cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI) and outlines significant gaps in the understanding of CI's mechanism that are ripe for investigation.
    1. Medicine

    Obesity and diabetes as comorbidities for COVID-19: Underlying mechanisms and the role of viral–bacterial interactions

    Ilja L Kruglikov et al.
    Dysfunctionaladipose tissue puts obese and type 2 diabetic patients at higher risk.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Speciation and the developmental alarm clock

    Asher D Cutter, Joanna D Bundus
    Integrating speciation genetics with ontogeny can identify predictable rules in the molecular evolution of developmental pathways and in the accumulation of reproductive isolation as genomes diverge.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    A perspective on HPK1 as a novel immuno-oncology drug target

    Sansana Sawasdikosol, Steven Burakoff
    HPK1 is an important immuno-oncology drug target that may induce superior anti-tumor immunity through the multiple roles HPK1 may play at multiple steps of the cancer immunity cycle.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Nongenetic inheritance and multigenerational plasticity in the nematode C. elegans

    L Ryan Baugh, Troy Day
    Evidence is mounting that environmentally-induced adaptive changes in phenotype can be transmitted across generations, but mechanistic gaps and theoretical concerns must be addressed to impact mainstream views of evolutionary adaptation.