Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

­Glial and stem cell expression of murine Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor 1 in the embryonic and perinatal nervous system

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Maria Concetta Geloso –– The study adds useful information about the role of FGFR1 signaling during brain development.
Confluence does not affect the expression of miR-375 and its direct targets in rat and human insulin-secreting cell lines

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Padmapriya Banada –– this article addresses important issues in cell biology regarding the influence of high confluence on the expression of enriched miRNAs in beta cells. this is supported by additional studies which has also showed that confluency of cells can influence gene expression.
Phytochemical-rich medicinal plant extracts suppress bacterial antigens-induced inflammation in human tonsil epithelial cells

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Vincenzo Brancaleone –– The article is important beacuse of the role of phytochemical extracts in treatment of bacterial infection
Microbial bioenergetics of coral-algal interactions

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty –– This study provides insights into the underlying thermodynamic mechanisms involved in the microbial food web associated with coral and macroalgae interactions.
Larval exposure to field-realistic concentrations of clothianidin has no effect on development rate, over-winter survival or adult metabolic rate in a solitary bee, Osmia bicornis

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Nigel Andrew –– bee responses to chemical exposure - high profile issues at the moment
c-Kit modifies the inflammatory status of smooth muscle cells

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Paul Tulkens –– A novel mechanism in the control of inflammation
Chemical composition and the potential for proteomic transformation in cancer, hypoxia, and hyperosmotic stress

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Maria Cristina Albertini –– This is a good quality research paper and matches the journal standards.
The nematode homologue of Mediator complex subunit 28, F28F8.5, is a critical regulator of C. elegans development

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Heather Etchevers –– One of the reviewers in particular was very enthusiastic about the impact of this work on moving the field forward and generating new hypotheses.
Quercetin reduces hydroxyurea induced cytotoxicity in immortalized mouse aortic endothelial cells

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Maria Cristina Albertini –– This article can give important information on the use of quercetin in disease therapy related to nutrition.
SIX4 promotes metastasis via activation of the PI3K-AKT pathway in colorectal cancer

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Lanjing Zhang –– The authors used bioinformatics tools and their patient samples to show the association of SIX with colorectal cancer progression and survivals.

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Benthic microbial bioenergetics from my boy Ty Roach https://t.co/uJ1MSuQenZ via @thePeerJ

Chemical composition and the potential for proteomic transformation in cancer, ... published as: https://t.co/JiYK8iW31H @thePeerJ #biorxiv

Our new paper on larval #neonicotinoid exposure in mason #bees is now published! https://t.co/VWU6sywhl1 #solitarybees #ecology https://t.co/TIAL91QTWa