Our team based in Seattle conducted a comprehensive review including evolving trends in the management of Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC). This summary covers key decision points, including recommended work-up during initial diagnosis, treatment options for MCC when it’s in one place or has spread, management of recurrent MCC, and new treatments that are showing promise with fewer side effects and good results. This review gives valuable information on how to handle MCC overall and emphasizes new methods that are effective and less toxic on patients.
Herein we report the expanded functional group compatibility of small-molecule microarrays to include immobilization of primary alcohols, secondary alcohols, phenols, carboxylic acids, hydroxamic acids, thiols, and amines on a single slide surface. Small-molecule “diversity microarrays” containing nearly 10,000 known bioactive small molecules, natural products, and small molecules originating from several diversity-oriented syntheses were produced by using an isocyanate-mediated covalent capture strategy. Selected printed bioactive compounds were detected with antibodies against compounds of interest. The new surface of the diversity microarrays is highly compatible with approaches involving cellular lysates. This feature has enabled a robust, optimized screening methodology using cellular lysates, allowing the detection of specific interactions with a broad range of binding affinity by using epitope-tagged or chimeric fluorescent proteins without prior purification. We believe that this expanded research capability has considerable promise in biology and medicine.