Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

Three-dimensional printing with biomaterials in craniofacial and dental tissue engineering
Shi-Cong Tao –– This is a very good literature review for researchers who are new to this field.
Structural and evolutionary characteristics of dynamin-related GTPase OPA1
Alfonso Valencia –– The paper provides and uptodate revision, with new data and analysis, on the potential function and evolution of this important protein.
Production and purification of mannan oligosaccharide with epithelial tight junction enhancing activity
Mohammed Gagaoua –– An interesting paper in the field industrial biotechnology
Recruitment of cyanobacteria by reverse transcription quantitative real-time PCR based on expression of Microcystis gene
Cindy Smith –– The approach and methods developed based on RT-Q-PCR will advance current understanding of the recruitment of the cyanobacteria Microsystis from marine sediments to the water column.
Freshwater reservoir offsets on radiocarbon-dated dog bone from the headwaters of the St. Lawrence River, USA
Joanna Moraczewska –– This is an interesting work showing close relationships between dogs and Indian tribes living in Northern America before the emergence of Europeans. This is an interesting work showing close relationships between dogs and Indian tribes living in North America before the emergence of Europeans
Diagnostic performance of clinical properties and conventional magnetic resonance imaging for determining the IDH1 mutation status in glioblastoma: a retrospective study
Cheng-Chia Yu –– The combined use of patient age and tumor volume can enhance the diagnostic specificity of glioblastoma.
Antioxidant activity, α-glucosidase inhibition and phytochemical profiling of Hyophorbe lagenicaulis leaf extracts
Cristina Nogueira –– This article highlights the potential pharmacological application of Hyophorbe lagenicaulis extract in diabetes.
Effects of obesity on the lipid and metabolite profiles of young adults by serum 1H-NMR spectroscopy
Minjun Chen –– It helps better understand the lipid profile in the young adults and the development of obesity in this subpopulation
Influence of nonylphenol exposure on basic growth, development, and thyroid tissue structure in F1 male rats
Vladimir Uversky –– Interesting and important study analyzing the effect of nonylphenol on the thyroid tissue structure
Deconstructing the Polymerase Chain Reaction II: an improved workflow and effects on artifact formation and primer degeneracy
Marcelino Suzuki –– I believe this article proposes an interesting improvement to a technique to improve the accuracy of microbiote analysis by meta-barcoding of rRNA genes and it has the potential become a standard methodology for this type of analysis which is widespread in microbiology.
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

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Individual #behavioral type captured by a Bayesian model comparison of cap making by sponge crabs @thePeerJ

The perfect 'null model' for collective behavior: the Cave Molly! Compared to surface fish, these guys are asocial and swim around randomly. Check out our new paper @thePeerJ #AnimalBehavior #fishsci @scioi_cluster @LeibnizIGB

Drivers of beta diversity in ancient (Cassian Fm.) versus modern #reef-associated soft-bottom environments @VanessaJBeta via @thePeerJ #paleobiology #evolution #biodiversity

Another KUENM Group publication is out. This contribution points out and examines a problem with the traditional biodiversity inventory completeness statistics when applied to truly big data. @thePeerJ #Biodiversity