Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

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.
Assessment of antioxidant properties of membrane ultrafiltration peptides from mungbean meal protein hydrolysates
Chin Ping Tan –– This article highlights the use of peptides from mungbean as a potential antioxidant compound.
Volatile profiling in Rhus coriaria fruit (sumac) from three different geographical origins and upon roasting as analyzed via solid-phase microextraction
Carlos Conte-Junior –– The theme and the region.
Peptide presentation by HLA-DQ molecules is associated with the development of immune tolerance
Vladimir Uversky –– Nice study reporting important data on the roles of MHC in the development of immune tolerance.
The antimicrobial action of polyaniline involves production of oxidative stress while functionalisation of polyaniline introduces additional mechanisms
Monika Mortimer –– Advances knowledge on antimicrobial mechanisms of novel compounds.
Crucial biological functions of CCL7 in cancer
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?
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
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
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
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.
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

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Predicting the consequences of global warming on Gentiana lutea germination at the edge of its distributional and ecological range @thePeerJ

CRISPR screening identifies M1AP as a new MYC regulator with a promoter-reporter system @thePeerJ

Identification of key genes associated with progression and prognosis for lung squamous cell carcinoma @thePeerJ

Transcriptomic profiling of purple broccoli reveals light-induced anthocyanin biosynthetic signaling and structural genes @thePeerJ

My article - Zooplankton in two cascade reservoirs - has been published today in @thePeerJ #Biodiversity #Ecology #EcosystemScience #FreshwaterBiology #Ecohydrology