Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

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.
IOCBIO Sparks detection and analysis software
Leonardo Gollo –– This manuscript from Laasmaa and colleagues describes an open-source platform that has a clear potential to be adopted and further developed.
Chemical composition, antioxidant and hepatoprotective activities of methanol extracts from leaves of Terminalia bellirica and Terminalia sericea (Combretaceae)
Maria Cristina Albertini –– The results published in this article are interesting and well analyzed with the use of innovative techniques.
Estivation-responsive microRNAs in a hypometabolic terrestrial snail
Brenda Oppert –– The data provides clues as to how an organism regulates gene expression due to environmental cues. This information is relevant not only to basic studies in gene regulation, but also impacts the ability to respond to these changes, for example, in developing new therapeutics for animals and humans.
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

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Diferencias en la composición entre huevos de gallinas de una granja "tradicional" (equivaldría a tipo 0) y huevos comerciales convencionales (tipo 3). Algo mejor los de granja, aunque diferencias pequeñas.

Just published @PeerJLife study examines the long-term effects of non-biodegradable polyelectrolyte microcapsules on fish internal organs with histopathologic analysis Read the full article #Aquaculture #Fisheries #Biochemistry #Biotechnology

42 days ago
My first first-author paper is finally published!

43 days ago
Link to the paper on @thePeerJ :

Prediction of DNA binding proteins using local features and long-term dependencies with primary sequences based on deep learning @thePeerJ

44 days ago
Analysis of Odonata #DNAbarcode library today in @thePeerJ #Entomology #MolecularBiology #Taxonomy #Zoology #FreshwaterBiology