Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

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Efficient generation of human primordial germ cell-like cells from pluripotent stem cells in a methylcellulose-based 3D system at large scale

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Shao-Chen Sun –– A system which produces more primordial germ cell-like cells.
Inhibition of MEK1/2 and GSK3 (2i system) affects blastocyst quality and early differentiation of porcine parthenotes

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Shao-Chen Sun –– The authors introduce a approach which could improve early embryo development.
Chemical analysis and evaluation of antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of fruit fractions of Mauritia flexuosa L. f. (Arecaceae)

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Chin Ping Tan –– Evaluation of potential bioactiive compounds from a less commonly consumed fruit is an interesting topic to researchers working on the similar research area.
Sclerostin promotes human dental pulp cells senescence

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Praveen Arany –– Important data for regenerative endodontics that can, someday soon, prevent the need for root canal treatments!
Cytokine and microRNA levels during different periods of paradoxical sleep deprivation and sleep recovery in rats

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Howard Young –– This is an article that addresses a understudied physical condition (at least at the moleculr level), i.e. sleep derivation. The findings represent novel data that further emphasizes the role of cytokines in host biological responses and the role of inflammation in overall host physiology.
Energy cost associated with moving platforms

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Mike Holmes –– Can provide valuable information for health and safety experts.
Obtaining filamentous fungi and lipases from sewage treatment plant residue for fat degradation in anaerobic reactors

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Vladimir Uversky –– An interesting manuscript on important topic.
Evaluation of buriti endocarp as lignocellulosic substrate for second generation ethanol production

Editor rating: 10 / 10

Kalliat Valsaraj –– The use of lignocellulosic ethanol is a promising alternative to fossil fuels and this paper describes a unique method using a renewable material, viz., the fruit pericarp of buriti fruit, widely grown in sub-tropical areas.
Skeletal muscle mitochondrial volume and myozenin-1 protein differences exist between high versus low anabolic responders to resistance training

Section Editor rating: 8 / 10

Vladimir Uversky –– Important study in the field of resistance training that provide useful information on the difference between high and low exercise responders.
Assessment of antioxidant properties of membrane ultrafiltration peptides from mungbean meal protein hydrolysates

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Chin Ping Tan –– This article highlights the use of peptides from mungbean as a potential antioxidant compound.

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