Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

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.
A novel genus and cryptic species harboured within the monotypic freshwater crayfish genus Tenuibranchiurus Riek, 1951 (Decapoda: Parastacidae)

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Keith Crandall –– This paper demonstrates that there is significant hidden diversity still to be discovered and described in this interesting group of Australian freshwater crayfish.
A comparison of freezing-damage during isochoric and isobaric freezing of the potato

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Xiaohui Wang –– n/a
Atorvastatin alters the expression of genes related to bile acid metabolism and circadian clock in livers of mice

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Xingyi Zhang –– comment is contructive.
PLD2 regulates microtubule stability and spindle migration in mouse oocytes during meiotic division

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Qing-Yuan Sun –– This article provides new knowledge on how the oocyte asymmetric division is regulated.
On the entry of an emerging arbovirus into host cells: Mayaro virus takes the highway to the cytoplasm through fusion with early endosomes and caveolae-derived vesicles

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Paul Tulkens –– Interesting observations on endostosis and viruses.

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

Novel genus/species in Tenuibranchiurus https://t.co/kxfV616r6p via @thePeerJ

Atorvastatin alters the expression of genes related to bile acid metabolism and circadian clock in livers… https://t.co/oU9BqKQZxx @thePeerJ https://t.co/Isjs8oF0mU

#Mayaro virus is an emergent sylvatic alphavirus in S. America causing a #chikungunya-like illness w/ arthralgia. https://t.co/1MrvhuZK6m