Vol 6, No 12 (June 2018): Annals of Translational Medicine (Focus on “Molecular Medicine”)

Preface on Molecular Medicine

Molecular medicine in the translational research era
Christina Piperi, Athanasios G. Papavassiliou

Review Article on Biomarkers/Molecular Diagnostic Tools

MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry technology for detecting biomarkers of antimicrobial resistance: current achievements and future perspectives
Georgia Vrioni, Constantinos Tsiamis, George Oikonomidis, Kalliopi Theodoridou, Violeta Kapsimali, Athanasios Tsakris
Non-coding RNAs: the riddle of the transcriptome and their perspectives in cancer
Marios A. Diamantopoulos, Panagiotis Tsiakanikas, Andreas Scorilas
Diagnostic molecular techniques in haematology: recent advances
Aikaterini Koutsi, Elisavet-Christina Vervesou

Original Article on Biomarkers/Molecular Diagnostic Tools

Quantitative analysis and study of the mRNA expression levels of apoptotic genes BCL2, BAX and BCL2L12 in the articular cartilage of an animal model of osteoarthritis
Aristotelis Kourtis, Panagiotis G. Adamopoulos, Apostolos Papalois, Dimitrios C. Iliopoulos, George C. Babis, Andreas Scorilas

Technical Note on Biomarkers/Molecular Diagnostic Tools

Alternative Splicing Detection Tool—a novel PERL algorithm for sensitive detection of splicing events, based on next-generation sequencing data analysis
Panagiotis G. Adamopoulos, Margarita C. Theodoropoulou, Andreas Scorilas

Review Article on Molecular Biomechanics

Molecular mechanisms of mechanotransduction in psoriasis
Lina S. Malakou, Antonios N. Gargalionis, Christina Piperi, Evangelia Papadavid, Athanasios G. Papavassiliou, Efthimia K. Basdra
The role of transient receptor potential polycystin channels in bone diseases
Maria A. Katsianou, Foteini G. Skondra, Antonios N. Gargalionis, Christina Piperi, Efthimia K. Basdra

Review Article on Molecular Oncology

Current advances of targeting HGF/c-Met pathway in gastric cancer
Aristomenis Anestis, Ilianna Zoi, Michalis V. Karamouzis
Chromatin remodeling defects in pediatric brain tumors
Alexia Klonou, Danai Spiliotakopoulou, Marios S. Themistocleous, Christina Piperi, Athanasios G. Papavassiliou
An update on molecular alterations in melanocytic tumors with emphasis on Spitzoid lesions
Emmanouil Dimonitsas, Aliki Liakea, Stratigoula Sakellariou, Irene Thymara, Andreas Giannopoulos, Alexandros Stratigos, Efthymia Soura, Angelica Saetta, Penelope Korkolopoulou
Emerging biomarkers and targeted therapies in urothelial carcinoma
Prateek Mendiratta, Petros Grivas
Paediatric gliomas: diagnosis, molecular biology and management
Alexandros Blionas, Dimitrios Giakoumettis, Alexia Klonou, Eleftherios Neromyliotis, Ploutarchos Karydakis, Marios S. Themistocleous

Review Article on Molecular Endocrinology

Histopathological, immunohistochemical, genetic and molecular markers of neuroendocrine neoplasms
Georgios Kyriakopoulos, Vasiliki Mavroeidi, Eleftherios Chatzellis, Gregory A. Kaltsas, Krystallenia I. Alexandraki
The role of epithelial growth factors and insulin growth factors in the adrenal neoplasms
Anna Angelousi, Georgios Kyriakopoulos, Narjes Nasiri-Ansari, Margarita Karageorgou, Eva Kassi

Review Article on Molecular Cardiology

Mitochondria and cardiovascular diseases—from pathophysiology to treatment
Gerasimos Siasos, Vasiliki Tsigkou, Marinos Kosmopoulos, Dimosthenis Theodosiadis, Spyridon Simantiris, Nikoletta Maria Tagkou, Athina Tsimpiktsioglou, Panagiota K. Stampouloglou, Evangelos Oikonomou, Konstantinos Mourouzis, Anastasios Philippou, Manolis Vavuranakis, Christodoulos Stefanadis, Dimitris Tousoulis, Athanasios G. Papavassiliou

Review Article on Molecular Hepatology

Fibroblast growth factors 19 and 21 in acute liver damage
Zhao Shan, Gloria Alvarez-Sola, Iker Uriarte, María Arechederra, Maite G. Fernández-Barrena, Carmen Berasain, Cynthia Ju, Matías A. Avila