Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

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Therapeutic role of human hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) in treating hair loss

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Martin Poenie –– It adds a new dimension to our understanding of factors that control hair growth
Effects of CO2 laser irradiation on matrix-rich biofilm development formation–an in vitro study

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Praveen Arany –– This paper addresses a key aspect of the increasing, wide spread clinical use of lasers in dentistry.
Synthetic lung surfactants containing SP-B and SP-C peptides plus novel phospholipase-resistant lipids or glycerophospholipids

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jose Palomo –– ---------------------------
A single-nucleotide-polymorphism-based genotyping assay for simultaneous detection of different carbendazim-resistant genotypes in the Fusarium graminearum species complex

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Blanca Landa –– The technique will be very valuable gor farmers
Effects of 14-day oral low dose selenium nanoparticles and selenite in rat—as determined by metabolite pattern determination

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Joao Rocha –– This manuscript describe the toxicity of two forms of selenium in rodents using as endpoint of toxicity complex metabolic analysis.
Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles in aloe vera plant extract prepared by a hydrothermal method and their synergistic antibacterial activity

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Maria Rosaria Corbo –– In the world there is a great interest in antimicrobials to avoid the chemical toxicity, therefore the green synthesis of metal nanoparticles proposed in this paper represents a valid alternative in terms of cost-effective and environmental friendly advantage.
Mitochondrial DNA hyperdiversity and its potential causes in the marine periwinkle Melarhaphe neritoides (Mollusca: Gastropoda)

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Tim Collins –– This article addresses some very basic questions about population genetics, molecular evolution, and genetic diversity
RBioplot: an easy-to-use R pipeline for automated statistical analysis and data visualization in molecular biology and biochemistry

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Vsevolod Makeev –– This is a useful technical development, nothing shocking but convenient
Validation of picogram- and femtogram-input DNA libraries for microscale metagenomics

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Hauke Smidt –– The method described here allows to probe the metagenomes of low-biomass ecosystems at significantly reduced bias.
Muscle size explains low passive skeletal muscle force in heart failure patients

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Mario Negrello –– Given the ample relevance of cardiovascular problems, it is important to understand the factors contributing to the weakening of passive skeletal forces. The paper clearly indicates that it is muscle size that primarily relates to this weakening, suggesting particular treatment venues for effective treatment.