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Recent Developments in Cointegration

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ISBN: 9783038429555 9783038429562 Year: Pages: VIII, 210 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Mathematics
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The Cointegrated VAR model allows the user to study both long-run and short-run effects in the same model. It describes an economic system where variables have been pushed away from long-run equilibria by exogenous shocks (the pushing forces) and where short-run adjustments forces pull them back toward long-run equilibria (the pulling forces). In this model framework, basic assumptions underlying an economic theory model can be translated into testable hypotheses of the order of integration and cointegration of key variables and their relationships. While the latter used to be I(1), macroeconomic and financial data have recently shown a tendency for puzzling long and persistent swings around long-run equilibrium values typical of self-reinforcing feed-back mechanisms. Such persistent fluctuations are frequently indistinguishable from I(2) data, pointing to the need for new econometric solutions. In this book, many of our most distinguished scholars in the field of cointegration offer a variety of solutions to these problems by formulating new models, tests, and asymptotics more suitable for an I(2) world. Several of the papers apply these cointegration techniques to a variety of empirical problems, thereby showing how to obtain valuable information about some of the mechanisms that have generated the recent crises.

Public-Private Partnerships for Sustainable Development

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ISBN: 9783038978329 9783038978336 Year: Pages: 248 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-833-6 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Political Science
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Voluntary sustainability standards (VSS) and other private governance instruments (e.g., Fair Trade, Forest Stewardship Council, Fair Wear Foundation, GLOBALGAP) are increasingly regulating global production processes and economic activities. VSS verify the compliance of products or production processes with sustainability standards. The importance of voluntary sustainability standards is now widely recognized. After being operational for more than two decades, they have established themselves as private governance instruments. This recognition is also exemplified by their integration in public regulatory approaches. Governments and international organizations are partnering with voluntary sustainability standards to pursue sustainable development policies. We witness the integration of VSS in the regulatory approaches of local and national governments in countries around the world, the integration of VSS in trade policies, the emergence of public–private initiatives to govern global supply chains, and the inclusion of private initiatives in experimentalist governance regimes. This Special Issue seeks to bring together research on the interface between private and public governance. We welcome contributions which analyze specific case studies on the emergence and development of these private–public interactions, the design of public–private governance, the effectiveness of these governance arrangements, and critical perspectives on the possibilities and limitations of such public–private forms of governance. We welcome multi-disciplinary perspectives including contributions from economics, political science, law, sociology, geography, and anthropology. Papers selected for this Special Issue are subject to a peer review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications.

Blood-Derived Products for Tissue Repair/Regeneration

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ISBN: 9783039218608 9783039218615 Year: Pages: 178 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-861-5 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Therapeutics
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This Special Issue on “Blood-Derived Products for Tissue Repair and Regeneration” reveals the evolution and diversity of platelet rich plasma (PRP) technologies, which includes experimental research on novel formulations, the creation of combination therapies, and the exploration of potential modifiers of PRPs, as well as efficacy of PRP therapies in clinical veterinary and human applications. Scientist and clinicians are now starting to develop different treatments based on their reinterpretation of the traditional roles of platelets and plasma, and the current Issue has provided a forum for sharing research and ways of understanding the associated medicinal benefits from different points of view. The research interest in this area has covered different medical disciplines, such as ophthalmology, dentistry, orthopedics, and sports medicine.

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platelets --- burns --- growth factors --- platelet rich plasma --- quantification --- articular cartilage --- cartilage repair --- redifferentiation --- collagen hydrogels --- biologics --- hyperacute serum --- platelet-rich plasma --- fibrosis --- myoblasts --- myofibroblasts --- myogenesis --- Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) --- Platelet-Poor Plasma (PPP) --- satellite cells --- skeletal muscle regeneration --- stem cell niche --- regenerative medicine --- hyperacute serum --- platelet-rich plasma --- blood derived products --- composition --- meniscus --- meniscus repair --- meniscus tear --- trephination --- platelet-rich plasma --- PRP --- chronic meniscal lesion --- horizontal meniscal tear --- periosteal sheet --- platelet-rich fibrin --- growth --- differentiation --- bone grafting material --- PRGF --- Carprofen --- dog --- fracture --- bone healing --- wrist osteoarthritis --- microfat --- platelet-rich plasma --- cell therapy --- adipose tissue --- PRP --- knee arthrosis --- growth factors --- autologous platelet concentrates --- bone defects --- bone grafting --- bone regeneration --- furcation defects --- periodontal defects --- periodontal regeneration --- periodontal surgery --- platelet-rich plasma --- platelet-rich fibrin --- plasma rich in growth factors --- tissue healing --- corneal epithelial defect --- cornea regeneration --- serum eye drops --- plasma rich plasma (PRP) --- serum derived from plasma rich in growth factors (s-PRGF) --- hyaluronic acid (NaHA) --- wound healing --- bone regeneration --- bone repair --- fibrin sealant --- biomaterial --- photobiomodulation therapy --- low-level laser therapy --- n/a

Renal Cell Carcinoma

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ISBN: 9783039286386 / 9783039286393 Year: Pages: 500 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-639-3 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Biology
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Renal cancer is a health problem of major concern worldwide. Although tyrosine kinase inhibitors and immune check-point blockade treatments, alone or in combination, are giving promising results, failures are quite frequent due to intratumor heterogeneity and to the acquisition of drug resistance. The spectrum of renal cell carcinoma subtypes is wide. Up to 70–80% of renal tumors are clear cell renal cell carcinomas, a clinically aggressive tumor subtype linked to VHL gene inactivation. Next in frequency, the papillary renal cell carcinoma category encompasses an intricate puzzle of classic and newly described entities with poorly defined limits, some of them pending definite clarification. Likewise, the chromophobe–oncocytoma duality, the so-called hybrid tumors and oncocytic neoplasms, remain to be well profiled. Finally, a growing list of very uncommon renal tumors linked to specific molecular signatures fulfill the current portrait of renal cell neoplasia. This Special Issue of Cancers regards RCC from very different perspectives, from the intimate basic mechanisms governing this disease to the clinical practice principles of their diagnoses and treatments. The interested reader will have the opportunity to contact with some of the most recent findings and will be updated with excellent reviews.

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ghrelin --- aurora A --- MMP10 --- invasion --- sarcomatoid --- RCC --- immunotherapy --- checkpoint inhibitors --- survival --- PD-L1 --- chronic kidney disease --- nephrectomy --- overall survival --- recurrence free survival --- renal cell carcinoma --- statins --- uric acid --- intratumour heterogeneity --- metastatic ccRCC --- copy number alteration --- mutation --- gene expression --- MiT family translocation renal cell carcinoma --- Xp11 translocation renal cell carcinoma --- t(6 --- 11) translocation renal cell carcinoma --- FISH --- TFE3 --- TFEB --- TFEB-amplified renal cell carcinoma --- renal cell carcinoma --- immune checkpoint inhibitors --- tyrosine kinase inhibitors --- efficacy --- toxicity --- cytoreductive nephrectomy --- Papillary renal cell carcinoma (pRCC) --- proteome profiling --- metabolome profiling --- glutathione metabolism --- metabolic reprogramming --- IL4R? --- IL13R?1 --- renal cell carcinoma --- JAK2 --- FOXO3 --- clear cell renal cell carcinoma --- identification of circular RNAs --- experimental validation of circular RNA --- diagnostic and prognostic markers --- circular RNAs in a clinico-genomic predictive model --- cancer-specific survival --- recurrence-free survival --- overall survival --- chromophobe renal cell carcinoma --- pale cell --- eosinophilic variant --- chromosomal loss --- copy number analysis --- renal cell carcinoma --- clear cell renal cell carcinoma --- AMP-activated protein kinases --- immunohistochemistry --- prognosis --- SMAD proteins --- transforming growth factor beta --- renal cell cancer --- microRNA --- metabolome --- proliferation --- PPP --- pentose phosphate pathway --- TCA cycle --- miR-155-5p --- miR-146a-5p --- TCGA --- renal cell carcinoma --- metastasis --- MTA2 --- MMP-9 --- miR-133b --- kidney cancer --- immunotherapy --- renal cell --- inflammation markers --- programmed death-ligand 1 --- immune checkpoint inhibitors --- prognostic factors --- predictive factors --- glutathione transferase omega 1 --- glutathione transferase omega 2 --- polymorphism --- PI3K/Akt/mTOR --- Raf/MEK/ERK --- IL-1? --- pro-IL-1? --- gene signature --- renal cancer --- survival prediction --- polybromo-1 --- PBRM1 --- renal cell carcinoma --- biomarker --- prognosis --- predictive role --- collecting duct carcinoma --- RNA sequencing --- solute carrier proteins --- kidney --- renal cell carcinoma --- molecular genetic features --- practical approach --- review --- renal cell carcinoma --- sarcomatoid --- immunotherapy --- renal cell carcinoma --- checkpoint inhibitors --- VEGF inhibitors --- mTOR inhibitors --- kidney --- emerging entity --- new entity --- oncocytic renal tumor --- unclassified renal cell carcinoma --- unclassified renal tumor --- anaplastic lymphoma kinase rearrangement --- ALK --- ESC --- HOT --- LOT --- drug sensitivity --- immune infiltration --- renal cancer --- targeted therapy --- tumor slice culture --- clear cell Renal Cell Carcinoma --- urine --- glycoproteomics --- N-glycomapping --- label-free --- glycomarkers --- everolimus --- EVI1 --- genetic association --- mTOR --- clear cell renal cell carcinoma --- curcumin --- renal cell cancer --- tumor adhesion --- tumor migration --- integrins --- NK cells --- kidney cancer --- renal cell carcinoma --- IL-2 --- cancer immunotherapy --- tumor microenvironment --- von Hippel–Lindau --- EMT like --- hyperosmolality --- chromophobe renal cell carcinoma --- copy number loss --- CDKN1A expression --- patient survival --- prognosis --- n/a

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