Issue 74(2)


The Archives of Biological Sciences is a multidisciplinary journal that covers original research in a wide range of subjects in life science. This issue contains original articles in biomedical research that includes the resultsof a combined study of cancer and metabolic disease in an examination of dysregulation of the PER3 clock gene and its only pseudogene in colorectal cancer and type 2 diabetes; investigation of the association between superoxide dismutase 2, glutathione peroxidase 1, xeroderma pigmentosum group d gene variations, and head and neck squamous cell cancer susceptibility; a study of tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand Fas and fibrinolytic factors in the assessment of malignant pleural effusion; combined analysis of KARS mutation and p16INK4a and p14ARF methylation status in locally advanced rectal carcinoma treated with preoperative chemoradiotherapy; SET and MYND domain-containing protein 2 (SMYD2) as a prognostic biomarker associated with immune infiltrates in cervical squamous cell carcinoma and endocervical adenocarcinoma is considered; the beneficial effect of ginsenoside-Mc1, which reduces cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury in hyperlipidemia; low back pain, a common disorder, is examined in rat intervertebral disk cells during BNIP3 overexpression and triggered autophagy and apoptosis.

Environmental and experimental botany is represented in an assessment of differences in anatomical and hydraulic properties of the root and xylem of three willow (Salix L.) clones during phytostabilization after exposure to elevated cadmium, and environmental soil science in an examination of different patterns of leaf morphological variation in Quercus frainetto Ten. growing on different soil types.