Title: New discoveries in gene expression and inflammatory factors


Gene expression underlies many interactions and phenotypes in organisms. Changes in gene expression can lead to a variety of abnormalities and diseases. Various genetic and environmental factors can affect the expression of genes. The products of gene expression can be at the same level as RNA or can be translated into different proteins and enzymes. These proteins and enzymes can be different factors, such as particularly important inflammatory factors. This special issue discusses the latest research results related to gene expression, especially inflammatory factors.

Guest Editor: Dr. Kursat Oguz Yaykasli

Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine 3—Rheumatology and Immunology, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany

Deadline submission: 10 November 2023

Publication date: 30 November 2023

Title: Cancer Molecular Biology: Diagnosis and Treatment


The likelihood of developing cancer occurs at all ages, but the likelihood of developing cancer increases with age. Cancer is the cause of 13% of human deaths. According to the American Health Association, 7.6 million people died of cancer in 2007. Cancer is not unique to humans but also occurs in all multicellular animals and plants. Cancer is a progressive disease. It is said that 70% of cancer deaths occur in developing countries. At the same time, the death rate in developed countries is on the rise and is well under control.

Incidence and mortality rates for different types of cancer vary significantly around the world. For example, the death rate of gastric cancer in Japan is 7 to 8 times that of the United States. In contrast, the lung cancer death rate in the United States is slightly more than twice that of Japan. Skin cancer deaths (mainly due to malignant melanoma) are six times more common in New Zealand than in Iceland.

These diseases result in lack of control of cell division, genetic instability, resistance to apoptosis, immortalization, ability to be invaded, metastasis and angiogenesis, inhibition of apoptosis, and ultimately immortalization of cancer cells.

In this special issue, the research results related to the molecular biology of cancer are focused on and the issues of diagnosis and treatment are discussed.


Guest Editor: Prof. Abolfazl Movafagh

Affiliation: Department of Medical Genetics, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences

Deadline submission: 10 December 2023

Publication date: 30 December 2023