Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

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.
Pretreating mesenchymal stem cells with electrical stimulation causes sustained long-lasting pro-osteogenic effects

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Eva Mezey –– MSCs have a central role in regenerative medicine as well as in immune-regulation. Thus any manipulation that affects the function of these cells is significant since it might alter their character and affect their use.
Comparing the biomechanical characteristics between squat and standing serves in female table tennis athletes

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Silvia Comani –– The information provided on the table tennis serve technique can be relevent to athletes and coaches.
An improved primer set and amplification protocol with increased specificity and sensitivity targeting the Symbiodinium ITS2 region

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Tomas Hrbek –– Optimized protocol for amplification of Symbiodinium ITS2 region, that makes great strides towards generating reproducible and comparable data across a diversity of studies.
Breast fibroblasts in both cancer and normal tissues induce phenotypic transformation of breast cancer stem cells: a preliminary study

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Leticia Costa-Lotufo –– The research field is quite important and up to date in cancer biology studies.
Unfolding of α-helical 20-residue poly-glutamic acid analyzed by multiple runs of canonical molecular dynamics simulations

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Freddie Salsbury Jr –– important model system that is well-characterized in this study
Characterization of antimicrobial resistance genes in Haemophilus parasuis isolated from pigs in China

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Sheng Chen –– A detail characterization of antibiotic resistance in Haemophilus parasuis, which is a very important animal pathogen. No much research work has been done in this organism in particular in the area of antimicrobial resistance.
Interaction of a dinoflagellate neurotoxin with voltage-activated ion channels in a marine diatom

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Susanne Menden-Deuer –– The work investigates the physiological basis of toxin targets that are widespread in animals and even phytoplankton.

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Pretreating mesenchymal stem cells with electrical stimulation causes sustained long-lasting pro-osteogenic effects https://t.co/QcuMNQiYYy @thePeerJ https://t.co/AKFOPol5Dq

Comparing the biomechanical characteristics between squat and standing serves in female table tennis athletes https://t.co/m1Ke4ir1zZ @thePeerJ https://t.co/P5MjvRMdbF

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