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Discovery of Functional Alternatively Spliced PKM Transcripts in Human Cancers

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Pyruvate kinase muscle type (PKM) is a key enzyme in glycolysis and is a mediator of the Warburg effect in tumors. The association of PKM with survival of cancer patients is controversial. This study investigated the associations of the alternatively spliced transcripts of PKM with cancer patients' survival outcomes and explained the conflicts in previous studies. The article has recently been published in the journal Cancers...Read more


Immune cell map arms researchers with new tool to fight deadly diseases

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The article "A genome-wide transcriptomic analysis of protein-coding genes in human blood cells" is published in the journal Science on December 19...Read more


Systems biology in hepatology: approaches and applications

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The liver is responsible for vital biological functions in the body...Read more


Transcriptomics data from FANTOM program

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In the latest version of the Human Protein Atlas, released in December 2016, the tissue atlas data is complemented with RNA-data from The Functional Annotation of Mammalian Genomes 5 (FANTOM5) project in RIKEN, Japan. The FANTOM data greatly overlaps with the Human Protein Atlas data, strengthening the results from both the projects.

The human genome consists of DNA which is transcribed into functional protein-coding transcripts (mRNA) and in turn is translated into proteins, the functional building-blocks of the cell. The entirety of mRNA molecules in a cell or tissue is called the "transcriptome"...Read more


A systems approach to the liver

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In a recent number of Nature Reviews, Human Protein Atlas researchers Mathias Uhlén and Adil Mardinoglu discuss a study by E.G. Williams and co workers in Science where five complementary -omics datasets across various environmental states (including genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and phenomics) using the liver as a platform for multiomics analysis are integrated...Read more