Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

Identification and characterization of PsDREB2 promoter involved in tissue-specific expression and abiotic stress response from Paeonia suffruticosa
Kirankumar Mysore –– This manuscript identified a promoter from a tree peony that has tissue specific expression and abiotic stresses. This will be useful in the future to engineer abiotic stress tolerant tree peony.
Rutin ameliorates carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced hepatorenal toxicity and hypogonadism in male rats
Biswapriya Misra –– The authors showed the protective effect of rutin on three different organs on CCL4 induced toxicity in rats.
Aromatisation of steroids in the bivalve Mytilus trossulus
Vladimir Uversky –– Provides new important information needed for better understanding of steroidogenesis in bivalve mollusks
P5CR1 protein expression and the effect of gene-silencing on lung adenocarcinoma
Cheng-Chia Yu –– PYCR1 plays a critical role in cisplatin resistance of lung adenocarcinoma as to be a potential therapeutic target
Optimization of extraction conditions and determination of purine content in marine fish during boiling
Mohamed Farag –– the article reports on method optimization for measurement of an important food alkaloid in fish
Cytotoxic and apoptosis-inducing effects of wildtype and mutated Hydra actinoporin-like toxin 1 (HALT-1) on various cancer cell lines
Leticia Costa-Lotufo –– The manuscript brings an interesting contribution to the knowledge that support the anticancer potential of cnidarian toxins.
A novel conserved family of Macro-like domains—putative new players in ADP-ribosylation signaling
Joseph Gillespie –– New factor involved in ADP-ribosylation signaling
Distribution and colocalization of melatonin 1a-receptor and NADPH-d in the trigeminal system of rat
Dunxian Tan –– This is first report to find that a colocalization of melatonin 1a-receptor and NADPH-d in the trigeminal system.
Risk factors for repeat percutaneous coronary intervention in young patients (≤45 years of age) with acute coronary syndrome
Cheng-Chia Yu –– routinely screening for disorders of glucose metabolism and a risk stratification of premature ACS patients
Melatonin improves the efficiency of super-ovulation and timed artificial insemination in sheep
Dunxian Tan –– This report provides valuable information in the field of photoperiodic animal reproduction by use of melatonin to improve the reproductive performance, particularly in sheep.
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

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