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April-June 2022| Vol 34| Issue 2

Review Article

The potential of using itaconate as treatment for inflammation-related heart diseases

Intracellular metabolites can cause critical changes in biological functions. Itaconate is perhaps the most fascinating substance in macrophages. Lipopolysaccharide can activate aconitate decarboxyl...


Review Article

The roles of sodium-potassium-chloride cotransporter isoform-1 in acute lung injury

Acute lung injury (ALI) is often characterized by severe lung inflammation and pulmonary edema with poor gas exchange and hypoxemia. Alveolar inflammation and water flooding are, in fact, notable fe...


Review Article

Erythrocyte degradation, metabolism, secretion, and communication with immune cells in the blood during sepsis: A review

Sepsis is a health issue that affects millions of people worldwide. It was assumed that erythrocytes were affected by sepsis. However, in recent years, a number of studies have shown that erythrocyt...


Review Article

Emerging role of the itaconate-mediated rescue of cellular metabolic stress

Metabolic regulations play vital roles on maintaining the homeostasis of our body. Evidence have suggested that ATF3 and nuclear factor erythroid 2–related factor 2 (NRF2) are critical for mai...


Review Article

Hepatitis C virus core protein: Not just a nucleocapsid building block, but an immunity and inflammation modulator

Coevolution occurs between viruses and their hosts. The hosts need to evolve means to eliminate pathogenic virus infections, and the viruses, for their own survival and multiplication, have to devel...


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ISSN - Print: 2223-8956, Online: 1016-3190

Tzu Chi Medical Journal, a publication of Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, is a peer-reviewed online journal with Quarterly print on demand compilation of issues published.

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CiteScore 2020: 1.9

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