Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

Computational fluid dynamics modelling of left valvular heart diseases during atrial fibrillation

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Ebba Brakenhielm –– This work provides a novel integrated model for how valvular stenosis (aortic vs mitral) influence hemodynamics in the setting of atrial fibrillation.
Detection of methylation, acetylation and glycosylation of protein residues by monitoring 13C chemical-shift changes: A quantum-chemical study

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Rüdiger Ettrich –– I think the article might nicely advertise how computational predictions can complement experimental data in a useful way. This makes the article interesting not only for the NMR community but to protein chemists in general.
The modulatory effect of Moringa oleifera leaf extract on endogenous antioxidant systems and inflammatory markers in an acetaminophen-induced nephrotoxic mice model

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Cristina Nogueira –– This is a very intersting manuscript because highlights nephrotoxicity induced by acetominophen, a well known pain reliever.
Virus wars: using one virus to block the spread of another

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Tomas Perez-Acle –– This interesting work proposes a combination of experimental procedures and mathematical modeling to provide new ways to manage infectious diseases.
A novel baculovirus-derived promoter with high activity in the baculovirus expression system

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Christopher Cooper –– Important for development of advanced baculovirus-mediated expression systems, both for people in the immediate field, and users of the technology.
Modulation of the behavioral and electrical responses to the repellent DEET elicited by the pre-exposure to the same compound in Blattella germanica

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Joao Rocha –– The manuscript describe a simple model to study the behavior of cockroaches. Since there are a huge appeal to reduce the use of vertabrates as experimental animals, the development of alternative models with invertabrates are highly desired. Furthermore, the knowledge of the molecular mechanism(s) involved in the regulation of learning and memory in insects are important both from academic point of view and from the practical perpective of developing new inseticides or repellents. Furthermore, the aversive learning can also be a potential important model to study learning in insects.
Protein-RNA linkage and posttranslational modifications of feline calicivirus and murine norovirus VPg proteins

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Ana Grande-Pérez –– It increases the current knowledge on the relation between viral RNA and linked VPg protein and to the field of viral replication
Development of an angiogenesis-promoting microvesicle-alginate-polycaprolactone composite graft for bone tissue engineering applications

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Praveen Arany –– Use of microvesicles with biomaterial delivery is an exciting advance incorporating our growing appreciation of MV biology.
Systematics of stalked jellyfishes (Cnidaria: Staurozoa)

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Tim Collins –– This manuscript presents a new phylogenetic hypothesis for the stalked jellyfishes, which differs significantly from the traditional taxonomy of the group. It therefore implies a novel view of the evolutionary history of the group.
The interplay between habitat structure and chemical contaminants on biotic responses of benthic organisms

Editor rating: 8 / 10

James Reimer –– A novel approach examining habitat complexity and marine diversity, and what happens when contaminants are introduced into the system. The results show the effects of habitat complexity disappear when contaminants are introduced - a major take-away point to help us understand what happens in marine ecosystems under pollution pressure.

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96 days ago
Virus wars: using one virus to block the spread of another https://t.co/oLyUZU7z25

My article was published 1 year ago today in #OpenAccess journal @thePeerJ https://t.co/76F5Ee2ryJ // 1 year old soo cute XD cc @aloctavodia

'Systematics of stalked jellyfishes (Cnidaria: Staurozoa)' published 1 year ago today #OpenAccess @thePeerJ https://t.co/StziYCKjBB

Our paper on the interplay between habitat structure and contaminants was published 1 year ago @thePeerJ https://t.co/4lXB9mfsST @mgmatias81

Nature World News: "Virus Wars: Using "Good" Viral Agents to Combat Killer Viruses"
http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/24839/20160706/virus-wars-using-good-viral-agents-combat-killer-viruses.htm

Engadget: "Researchers want to block HIV with a 'therapeutic' virus"
https://www.engadget.com/2016/07/05/researchers-want-to-block-hiv-with-a-therapeutic-virus/