Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

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.
The antimicrobial action of polyaniline involves production of oxidative stress while functionalisation of polyaniline introduces additional mechanisms

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Monika Mortimer –– Advances knowledge on antimicrobial mechanisms of novel compounds.
Crucial biological functions of CCL7 in cancer

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Howard Young –– This is a valuable review on an important topic that is not often reviewed. Thus it will provide a better understanding of the state of the literature on this important chemokine pathway.
How well do force fields capture the strength of salt bridges in proteins?

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Emanuele Paci –– The paper provides a test case for testing polarizable force fields for the simulations of proteins.
Pretreating mesenchymal stem cells with electrical stimulation causes sustained long-lasting pro-osteogenic effects

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Eva Mezey –– MSCs have a central role in regenerative medicine as well as in immune-regulation. Thus any manipulation that affects the function of these cells is significant since it might alter their character and affect their use.
Comparing the biomechanical characteristics between squat and standing serves in female table tennis athletes

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Silvia Comani –– The information provided on the table tennis serve technique can be relevent to athletes and coaches.
An improved primer set and amplification protocol with increased specificity and sensitivity targeting the Symbiodinium ITS2 region

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Tomas Hrbek –– Optimized protocol for amplification of Symbiodinium ITS2 region, that makes great strides towards generating reproducible and comparable data across a diversity of studies.

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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

Pretreating mesenchymal stem cells with electrical stimulation causes sustained long-lasting pro-osteogenic effects https://t.co/QcuMNQiYYy @thePeerJ https://t.co/AKFOPol5Dq

Comparing the biomechanical characteristics between squat and standing serves in female table tennis athletes https://t.co/m1Ke4ir1zZ @thePeerJ https://t.co/P5MjvRMdbF

to all peeps doing #Symbiodinium ITS2 typing: check out the new & improved primer pair and robust PCR protocol .. works well in particular for non-host environments https://t.co/zz8DZyLON3 .. ground truthing & future proofing ITS2 @TaraExpeditions @thePeerJ @KAUST_News