Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

Production and purification of mannan oligosaccharide with epithelial tight junction enhancing activity
Mohammed Gagaoua –– An interesting paper in the field industrial biotechnology
Recruitment of cyanobacteria by reverse transcription quantitative real-time PCR based on expression of Microcystis gene
Cindy Smith –– The approach and methods developed based on RT-Q-PCR will advance current understanding of the recruitment of the cyanobacteria Microsystis from marine sediments to the water column.
Freshwater reservoir offsets on radiocarbon-dated dog bone from the headwaters of the St. Lawrence River, USA
Joanna Moraczewska –– This is an interesting work showing close relationships between dogs and Indian tribes living in Northern America before the emergence of Europeans. This is an interesting work showing close relationships between dogs and Indian tribes living in North America before the emergence of Europeans
Antioxidant activity, α-glucosidase inhibition and phytochemical profiling of Hyophorbe lagenicaulis leaf extracts
Cristina Nogueira –– This article highlights the potential pharmacological application of Hyophorbe lagenicaulis extract in diabetes.
Effects of obesity on the lipid and metabolite profiles of young adults by serum 1H-NMR spectroscopy
Minjun Chen –– It helps better understand the lipid profile in the young adults and the development of obesity in this subpopulation
Deconstructing the Polymerase Chain Reaction II: an improved workflow and effects on artifact formation and primer degeneracy
Marcelino Suzuki –– I believe this article proposes an interesting improvement to a technique to improve the accuracy of microbiote analysis by meta-barcoding of rRNA genes and it has the potential become a standard methodology for this type of analysis which is widespread in microbiology.
Identification and characterization of PsDREB2 promoter involved in tissue-specific expression and abiotic stress response from Paeonia suffruticosa
Kirankumar Mysore –– This manuscript identified a promoter from a tree peony that has tissue specific expression and abiotic stresses. This will be useful in the future to engineer abiotic stress tolerant tree peony.
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
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Research from Langenfeld et al. @UMich compares ultrafiltration and iron chloride flocculation in the preparation of aquatic viromes from contrasting sample types Read the full @PeerJLife article @envirophage #Microbiology #MolecularBiology #Virology