Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

Article commentary

Food safety in Thailand 4: comparison of pesticide residues found in three commonly consumed vegetables purchased from local markets and supermarkets in Thailand

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Graciela Piñeiro –– The article includes valuable information to the field as it describes an inconvenient but real situation concerning the use of excessive concentrations of harm pesticides on highly consumed food, supposedly to be free of them. Many characters should be involved to avoid this kind of issues, but periodic controls as might be required, are expensive and not available for developing countries. Therefore, this problem remains unknown most of the time. Is for that reason that any contribution to increase our knowledge about the security of the food that people decide to eat, will be successful and useful to spread the news and know how and why this is happening. Thus, this kind of papers should be welcome by the entire scientific community.
Cross-sectional study of expression of divalent metal transporter-1, transferrin, and hepcidin in blood of smelters who are occupationally exposed to manganese

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Jie Liu –– The human study weighs more than in vitro work and animal studies to have human relevance.
Rapid induction of GFP expression by the nitrate reductase promoter in the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Vijai Kumar Gupta –– Mss. is informative to the readers.
Identification of biomarkers for periodontal disease using the immunoproteomics approach

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Praveen Arany –– Approach maybe extendable to other oral diseases.
Transcriptional activation of muscle atrophy promotes cardiac muscle remodeling during mammalian hibernation

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Dunxian Tan –– This is an important physiological observation which will impact the field of cardio-physiopathology.
Vegemite Beer: yeast extract spreads as nutrient supplements to promote fermentation

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Maria Rosaria Corbo –– The paper shows that Vegemite or other yeast extract spreads could provide cheap and readily available sources of nutrient supplementation to increase the efficiency of fermentation in home brewing or other settings.
An investigation into the bilateral functional differences of the lower limb muscles in standing and walking

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Yong Wang –– The authors investigated whether the left limb and the one of the right limb have the same statistical characteristics during functional tasks.
The core clock gene Per1 phases molecular and electrical circadian rhythms in SCN neurons

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Michael Henson –– This article further clarifies the relationship between neural firing and core clock activity in the SCN.
The antioxidative properties of S-allyl cysteine not only influence somatic cells but also improve early embryo cleavage in pigs

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Xiang-Jiao Yang –– This is important for embryo manipulation in vitro.
Will 1,2-dihydro-1,2-azaborine-based drugs resist metabolism by cytochrome P450 compound I?

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Paul Tulkens –– This is an interesting approach to decipher, prospectively, the potential for metabolism (or lack thereof) of novel drug compounds.

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My article 'Identification of biomarkers for periodontal disease using the immunoproteomics approach' published in PeerJ has 1,145 views and 2 citations! I love #OpenAccess @thePeerJ

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