Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

Alu hypermethylation and high oxidative stress in patients with musculoskeletal tumors

Editor rating: 6 / 10

Maria Cristina Albertini –– This paper can give useful information to researchers for new experiments in the field.
Obtaining filamentous fungi and lipases from sewage treatment plant residue for fat degradation in anaerobic reactors

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Vladimir Uversky –– An interesting manuscript on important topic.
Evaluation of buriti endocarp as lignocellulosic substrate for second generation ethanol production

Editor rating: 10 / 10

Kalliat Valsaraj –– The use of lignocellulosic ethanol is a promising alternative to fossil fuels and this paper describes a unique method using a renewable material, viz., the fruit pericarp of buriti fruit, widely grown in sub-tropical areas.
Skeletal muscle mitochondrial volume and myozenin-1 protein differences exist between high versus low anabolic responders to resistance training

Section Editor rating: 8 / 10

Vladimir Uversky –– Important study in the field of resistance training that provide useful information on the difference between high and low exercise responders.
Assessment of antioxidant properties of membrane ultrafiltration peptides from mungbean meal protein hydrolysates

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Chin Ping Tan –– This article highlights the use of peptides from mungbean as a potential antioxidant compound.
Antioxidant activity and mechanism of commercial Rama Forte persimmon fruits (Diospyros kaki)

Editor rating: 6 / 10

Joao Rocha –– This is an important study confirming the antioxidant properties of "caqui" (Diospyros kaki). The study suggests the fruit extracts have scavenging reactive species properties and apparently do not chelate iron.
Microarray gene expression profiling in colorectal (HCT116) and hepatocellular (HepG2) carcinoma cell lines treated with Melicope ptelefolia leaf extract reveals transcriptome profiles exhibiting anticancer activity

Editor rating: 6 / 10

Leticia Costa-Lotufo –– The manuscript is interesting however it would be important to include a proper chemical characterization of the studied extract.
Levels of DNA cytosine methylation in the Drosophila genome

Section Editor rating: 6 / 10

Vladimir Uversky –– An important study describing the extent of DNA methylation in Drosophila
The antimicrobial action of polyaniline involves production of oxidative stress while functionalisation of polyaniline introduces additional mechanisms

Section Editor rating: 6 / 10

Vladimir Uversky –– Important work describing functionality of PANI.
The impact of PI3K inhibitors on breast cancer cell and its tumor microenvironment

Editor rating: 6 / 10

Heiko Enderling –– understanding the mechanisms and action of PI3K inhibitors alone and in in combination will lay the foundation for successful prospective clinical trials of new cancer treatment strategies.

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An article I handled as editor has been published today @thePeerJ https://t.co/M4lRWZa48d #AgriculturalScience #Bioengineering #Biotechnology

Our most recent investigation of underlying #mechanisms differentiating high and low responders to 12 weeks of resistance #exercise. Article is open access and #data freely available. Great review process and turnaround through @thePeerJ https://t.co/oMWAEOQJkw

Microarray gene expression profiling in colorectal (HCT116) and hepatocellular (HepG2) carcinoma cell lines treated with Melicope ptelefolia leaf extract reveals transcriptome profiles exhibiting anticancer activity https://t.co/f96PyHKDxc

Levels of DNA cytosine methylation in the Drosophila genome https://t.co/nOIlPs0JH7 @thePeerJ https://t.co/WxsVHiFOPm