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Targeting extracellular and juxtamembrane FGFR2 mutations in chemotherapy-refractory cholangiocarcinoma

Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (iCCA) has emerged as a promising candidate for precision medicine, especially in the case of activating FGFR2 gene fusions. In addition to fusions, a considerable fraction of iCCA patients reveals FGFR2 mutations, which might lead to uncontrolled activation of the FGFR2 pathway but are mostly of unknown functional…

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La Jolla Institute for Immunology hiring Bioinformatics Postdoc – Systems Immunology of Infectious Diseases in San Diego, California, United States

The Peters Lab at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) is looking for a bioinformatics postdoc to join our efforts in profiling immune system responses to a variety of infectious agents, such as M. tuberculosis and B. Pertussis, as well as various cancers. Qualified applicants will have the opportunity…

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Frontiers | The cGAS-STING Pathway: A Promising Immunotherapy Target

Introduction Invaded by exogenous or endogenous pathogens, the host immune system will be activated accordingly to resist harm and maintain homeostasis, which includes innate immunity and adaptive immunity. As the first line of host immune defense, innate immunity plays a critical role in recognizing extracellular and intracellular pathogens (1, 2)….

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Multiform antimicrobial resistance from a metabolic mutation

Abstract A critical challenge for microbiology and medicine is how to cure infections by bacteria that survive antibiotic treatment by persistence or tolerance. Seeking mechanisms behind such high survival, we developed a forward-genetic method for efficient isolation of high-survival mutants in any culturable bacterial species. We found that perturbation of…

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