Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

Article commentary

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.
The antimicrobial action of polyaniline involves production of oxidative stress while functionalisation of polyaniline introduces additional mechanisms

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Monika Mortimer –– Advances knowledge on antimicrobial mechanisms of novel compounds.
Crucial biological functions of CCL7 in cancer

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Howard Young –– This is a valuable review on an important topic that is not often reviewed. Thus it will provide a better understanding of the state of the literature on this important chemokine pathway.
How well do force fields capture the strength of salt bridges in proteins?

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Emanuele Paci –– The paper provides a test case for testing polarizable force fields for the simulations of proteins.

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@janhjensen @Google @biorxivpreprint Thanks. I guess I am just (too) impatient. E.g. these two papers were published within a few weeks of one another, yet one has been converted and the other not. Both have identical titles and authors on preprint and final paper

An article I handled as editor has been published today @thePeerJ #AgriculturalScience #Bioengineering #Biotechnology

Our most recent investigation of underlying #mechanisms differentiating high and low responders to 12 weeks of resistance #exercise. Article is open access and #data freely available. Great review process and turnaround through @thePeerJ