Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

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
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.
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.
Preparation of mitochondria to measure superoxide flashes in angiosperm flowers
Axel Tiessen –– A method for preparing functional mitochondria from plants is provided and tested for biochemical assays
Non-host class II ribonucleotide reductase in Thermus viruses: sequence adaptation and host interaction
Vladimir Uversky –– Manuscript describes an important viral protein and provides useful related information.
Microfluidic chip combined with magnetic-activated cell sorting technology for tumor antigen-independent sorting of circulating hepatocellular carcinoma cells
Shi-Cong Tao –– Interesting topic, meaningful research and high quality paper.
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

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A total of 219 metagenome-assembled genomes of microorganisms from Icelandic marine waters

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