Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

Effects of particle size on physicochemical and functional properties of superfine black kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) powder
Chin Ping Tan –– This paper reports the physicochemical and functional properties of superfine black kidney bean produced by using an eccentric vibratory mill.
Inhibition of MEK1/2 and GSK3 (2i system) affects blastocyst quality and early differentiation of porcine parthenotes
Shao-Chen Sun –– The authors introduce a approach which could improve early embryo development.
Chemical analysis and evaluation of antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of fruit fractions of Mauritia flexuosa L. f. (Arecaceae)
Chin Ping Tan –– Evaluation of potential bioactiive compounds from a less commonly consumed fruit is an interesting topic to researchers working on the similar research area.
Sclerostin promotes human dental pulp cells senescence
Praveen Arany –– Important data for regenerative endodontics that can, someday soon, prevent the need for root canal treatments!
Cytokine and microRNA levels during different periods of paradoxical sleep deprivation and sleep recovery in rats
Howard Young –– This is an article that addresses a understudied physical condition (at least at the moleculr level), i.e. sleep derivation. The findings represent novel data that further emphasizes the role of cytokines in host biological responses and the role of inflammation in overall host physiology.
Obtaining filamentous fungi and lipases from sewage treatment plant residue for fat degradation in anaerobic reactors
Vladimir Uversky –– An interesting manuscript on important topic.
Evaluation of buriti endocarp as lignocellulosic substrate for second generation ethanol production
Valsaraj KT –– 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
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
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
Monika Mortimer –– Advances knowledge on antimicrobial mechanisms of novel compounds.
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

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

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

Centromere protein N may be a novel malignant prognostic biomarker for hepatocellular carcinoma @thePeerJ

A Toll-like receptor identified in Gigantidas platifrons and its potential role in the immune recognition of endosymbiotic methane oxidation bacteria @thePeerJ

50 days ago
Gilda Valiero's article has been published today in @thePeerJ #Bioinformatics #Microbiology #MolecularBiology Congratulations !!!