ARTICLE | doi:10.20944/preprints202210.0330.v1
Subject: Medicine And Pharmacology, Oncology And Oncogenics Keywords: megalin; oral squamous cell carcinoma; lymph node metastases; vascular invasion; overall survival
Online: 21 October 2022 (10:17:46 CEST)
Megalin (LRP2) is a rapidly recycling multiligand endocytic receptor, primarily expressed in polarized epithelial cells. Despite megalin could promote tumor growth and invasiveness through several mechanisms, it has been understudied in the field of molecular oncology so far. The present study aimed to evaluate the impact of megalin expression in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) on disease progression. Megalin expression was evaluated immunohistochemically in 63 OSCC specimens. Data obtained were retrospectively compared with patients’ clinicopathological features and survival. The proportion of megalin-expressing cells in primary OSCC tissue was significantly associated with metastatic spreading to lymph nodes, vascular invasion and lower overall survival rate. Results obtained by the study suggest that megalin can be considered as a novel molecule involved in OSCC pathogenesis, but also useful as a potential biomarker for cancer progression.
ARTICLE | doi:10.20944/preprints202311.1074.v1
Subject: Engineering, Mining And Mineral Processing Keywords: Mining and Mineral Processing journals; WoS; SCIEx; ESCI; ranking
Online: 16 November 2023 (09:43:59 CET)
The JCR 2022, for the first time, included the ESCI journals, increasing the number of publication titles by approximately 60%. In this paper, the subcategory Mining and Mineral Processing (as part of the Engineering and Geosciences category), where 12 of the ESCI journals were merged with the 20 SCIEx ones, is presented and analysed. Only three of the ESCI journals, that JCR 2022 included in the database, would be ranked in the Q1/Q2. The inclusion of the entire ESCI added new content for readers and authors relying on the JCR sources, and will help the journals in the database to attract more papers and citations in the future. Consequently, part of the journals (probably more than 25% marked in this analysis) will have a bigger chance to reach the Q1/Q2 ranking in the forthcoming years. This paper gives the authors, researchers, and publishers in the Mining and Mineral Processing field practical insights into the potential benefits and challenges associated with the changing landscape of indexed journals, as well as the in-depth, systematic analyses for potential future authors to have the opportunity to select the most suitable journal for submitting their papers.