Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

Chemical composition, antioxidant and hepatoprotective activities of methanol extracts from leaves of Terminalia bellirica and Terminalia sericea (Combretaceae)
Maria Cristina Albertini –– The results published in this article are interesting and well analyzed with the use of innovative techniques.
Estivation-responsive microRNAs in a hypometabolic terrestrial snail
Brenda Oppert –– The data provides clues as to how an organism regulates gene expression due to environmental cues. This information is relevant not only to basic studies in gene regulation, but also impacts the ability to respond to these changes, for example, in developing new therapeutics for animals and humans.
Effects of particle size on physicochemical and functional properties of superfine black kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) powder
Chin Ping Tan –– This paper reports the physicochemical and functional properties of superfine black kidney bean produced by using an eccentric vibratory mill.
Inhibition of MEK1/2 and GSK3 (2i system) affects blastocyst quality and early differentiation of porcine parthenotes
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)
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
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
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.
Obtaining filamentous fungi and lipases from sewage treatment plant residue for fat degradation in anaerobic reactors
Vladimir Uversky –– An interesting manuscript on important topic.
Evaluation of buriti endocarp as lignocellulosic substrate for second generation ethanol production
Valsaraj KT –– 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
Vladimir Uversky –– Important study in the field of resistance training that provide useful information on the difference between high and low exercise responders.
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

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36 days ago
My article has been published today in @thePeerJ #Biochemistry #Mycology #Zoology #Ecotoxicology

Genetic signatures of population bottlenecks, relatedness, and inbreeding highlight recent and novel conservation concerns in the Egyptian vulture @thePeerJ

An article I handled as editor has been published today "Integrating morphological and molecular approaches for characterizing four species of Dactylogyrus (Monogenea: Dactylogyridae) from Moroccan cyprinids..." @thePeerJ