Editors’ Picks

2017 Mar

1. Estimating the Effective Permittivity for Reconstructing Accurate Microwave-Radar Images. PLoS One. 2016 Sep 9;11(9):e0160849.

3. An Empirical Analysis of Life Jacket Effectiveness in Recreational Boating. Risk Anal. 2016 Feb;36(2):302-19.

5. Antioxidant potential in non-extractable fractions of dried persimmon (Diospyros kaki Thunb.). Food Chemistry. 2016 Jul; 202:99-103.

7. Differential Expression of Proteoglycans by Corneal Stromal Cells in Keratoconus. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016 May 1;57(6):2618-28.

9. Cloning and expression of 3-deoxy-d-manno-oct-2-ulosonic acid α-ketoside hydrolase from oyster hepatopancreas. Glycobiology. 2015 Dec;25(12):1431-40.

11. Two conformers of a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (AG-1478) disclosed using simulated UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy. New J Chem.2016, 40(10):8296-8304.

14. The naturally occurring α-tocopherol stereoisomer RRR-α-tocopherol is predominant in the human infant brain. British Journal of Nutrition, 2016; 116: 126–131.

15. Blood Stage Plasmodium falciparum Exhibits Biological Responses to Direct Current Electric Fields. PLoS One. 2016 Aug 18;11(8):e0161207.

17. Quantitative Comparison of the Antimicrobial Efficiency of Leaching versus Nonleaching Polymer Materials. Macromol Biosci. 2016 May;16(5):647-54.

19. Epac-protein kinase C alpha signaling in purinergic P2X3R-mediated hyperalgesia after inflammation. Pain 2016 Jul; 157(7):1541-50.

21. ALG-2 divalent-ion affinity: Calorimetric analysis of the des23 versions reveals high-affinity site for Mg(2).Biophys Chem. 2016 Feb;209:28-40.

23. Plasmacytoid dendritic cells and memory T cells infiltrate true sequestrations stronger than subligamentous sequestrations: evidence from flow cytometric analysis of disc infiltrates. Eur Spine J 2016 25(5): 1417-1427.

25. Topical treatment with coenzyme Q10-containing formulas improves skin’s Q10 level and provides antioxidative effects. Biofactors. 2015 Nov 12; 41(6): 383–390.

27. Proteomic changes in the liver of Channa striatus in response to high temperature stress. Electrophoresis.2016 Jul;37(12):1704-1717


2. HMGB1 Is Increased by CFTR Loss of Function, Is Lowered by Insulin, and Increases In Vivo at Onset of CFRD. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Mar;101(3):1274-81.

4. Binding Free Energy Calculations of Nine FDA-approved Protease Inhibitors Against HIV-1 Subtype C I36T↑T Containing 100 Amino Acids Per Monomer. Chem Biol Drug Des. 2016 Apr;87(4):487-98.

6. Hemoptysis from an aorto-pulmonary collateral vessel in a four month old resolved by embolization. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2016 Sep;51(9):E31-3.

8. Anti-Müllerian hormone promotes pre-antral follicle growth, but inhibits antral follicle maturation and dominant follicle selection in primates. Human Reproduction. 2016 July;31(7):1522-30.

10. Myoinositol Attenuates the Cell Loss and Biochemical Changes Induced by Kainic Acid Status Epilepticus. Biomed Res Int. 2016;2016:2794096.

12. Dose of phenobarbital and age of treatment at early life are two key factors for the persistent induction of cytochrome P450 enzymes in adult mouse liver. Drug Metabolism and Disposition, 2015, 43(12):1938-1945.

16. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Postoperative Fracture Healing Process without Metal Artifact: A Preliminary Report of a Novel Animal Model. BioMed Research International. 2016;2016:1429892.

18. Determining synthesis rates of individual proteins in zebrafish (Danio rerio) with low levels of a stable isotope labelled amino acid. Proteomics. 2016 May;16(9):1398-406.

20. Sema3e/Plexin D1 Modulates Immunological Synapse and Migration of Thymocytes by Rap1 Inhibition. J Immunol. 2016 Apr 1;196(7):3019-31.

22. Variation of DNA Fragmentation Levels During Density Gradient Sperm Selection for Assisted Reproduction Techniques: A Possible New Male Predictive Parameter of Pregnancy? Medicine. 2016 May;95(20):e3624.

24. Salting-out-assisted liquid-liquid extraction as a suitable approach for determination of methoxetamine in large sets of tissue samples. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2016 Feb;408(4):1171-1181.

26. Prioritization and burden analysis of rare variants in 208 candidate genes suggest they do not play a major role in CAKUT. Kidney International. 2016 Feb;89(2):476-86.


2016 Dec

1. Direct Monitoring of β-Sheet Formation in the Outer Membrane Protein TtoA Assisted by TtOmp85. Biochemistry. 2016 Aug 9;55(31):4333-43.

3. The design of empirical studies: towards a unified view. Eur J Epidemiol. 2016 Mar;31(3):217-28.

5. H(+)/peptide transporter (PEPT2) is expressed in human epidermal keratinocytes and is involved in skin oligopeptide transport. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2016 Jul 8;475(4):335-41.

7. Bismuth(III) deferiprone effectively inhibits growth of Desulfovibrio desulfuricans ATCC 27774. Biometals. 2016 Apr;29(2):311-9.

8. Porphyromonas gingivalis gingipain-dependently enhances IL-33 production in human gingival epithelial cells. PLoS ONE. 2016 Apr; 11(4):e0152794.

10. Exposure of the grass shrimp, Palaemonetes pugio, to antimicrobial compounds affects associated Vibrio bacterial density and development of antibiotic resistance. Environ Toxicol. 2016 Apr;31(4):469-77.

12. Safety and efficacy of sustained release of basic fibroblast growth factor using gelatin hydrogel in patients with critical limb ischemia. Heart Vessels. 2016 May;31(5):713-21.

15. Studying small molecule-aptamer interactions using MicroScale Thermophoresis (MST). Methods. 2016 Mar 15;97:27-34.

17. Does Greater Continuity of Veterans Administration Primary Care Reduce Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalization in Older Veterans? J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Dec;63(12):2510-2518.

19. The Tibetan medicine Zuotai differs from HgCl2 and MeHg in producing liver injury in mice. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. 2016 Jul;78:1-7.

21. A proof-of-concept, randomized controlled trial of DAR-0100A, a dopamine-1 receptor agonist, for cognitive enhancement in schizophrenia. J Psychopharmacol. 2016 May;30(5):428-35.

25. Variable Wettability Control of a Polymer Surface by Selective Ultrasonic Imprinting and Hydrophobic Coating. Colloid Polym Sci.2016 Sep;294(9):1413-1423.

27. A new oxygen modification cyclooctaoxygen binds to nucleic acids as sodium crown complex. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2016 Apr;1860(4):785-94.

29. Oxygen Monitoring Reduces the Risk for Retinopathy of Prematurity in a Mexican Population. Neonatology. 2016;110(2):135-40.


2. Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Safety of Single-Dose Rivaroxaban in Chronic Hemodialysis. Am J Nephrol. 2016;43(4):229-36.

4. Fluorescent-based evaluation of chaperone-mediated autophagy and microautophagy activities in cultured cells. Genes Cells. 2016 Aug;21(8):861-73.

6. Analysis of seroprevalence against Coxiella burnetii in a sample of farm workers in Western Sicily. Ann Agric Environ Med. 2016;23(1):71-4.

9. VH and VL Domains of Polyspecific IgM and Monospecific IgG Antibodies Contribute Differentially to Antigen Recognition and Virus Neutralization Functions. Scand J Immunol. 2016 Jul;84(1):28-38.

11. Targeting the Achilles‘ heel of adult living donor liver transplant: Corner-sparing sutures with mucosal eversion technique of biliary anastomosis. Liver Transpl. 2016 Jan;22(1):14-23.

14. Heat Shock Factor 1 Deficiency Affects Systemic Body Temperature Regulation. Neuroendocrinology. 2016;103(5):605-15.

16. Adenosine hypothesis of antipsychotic drugs revisited: pharmacogenomics variation in nonacute schizophrenia. OMICS. 2016 May;20(5):283-9.

18. Supercritical fluid extraction from microalgae with high content of LC-PUFAs. A case of study: Sc-CO2 oil extraction from Schizochytrium sp. J Supercrit Fluids. 2016 Oct; 116:126-131.

20. On a path to accelerate access to Ebola vaccines: The WHO’s research and development efforts during the 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Curr Opin Virol. 2016 Apr;17:138-44.

22. The Effect of Pressure-Controlled Ventilation and Volume-Controlled Ventilation in Prone Position on Pulmonary Mechanics and Inflammatory Markers. Inflammation. 2016 Aug;39(4):1469-74.

23. Synchronous Bioimaging of Intracellular pH and Chloride Based on LSS Fluorescent Protein. ACS Chem Biol. 2016 Jun 17;11(6):1652-60.

26. Autism Screening With Online Decision Support by Primary Care Pediatricians Aided by M-CHAT/F. Pediatrics. 2016 Sep;138(3). pii: e20153036.

28. Quantitative risk assessment on the dietary exposure of Finnish children and adults to nitrite. Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A. 2016; 33:1, 41-53.


The study uncovers facets of CAR immunobiology and underscore the potential of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing to advance immunotherapies for cancer.

A protein called IFI16, which most of our immune cells carry, has crucial significance for the cell’s defence against microorganisms or dying cells’ release of DNA. Researchers have found an important piece of the puzzle leading towards an understanding of how our innate immune system reacts against viral infections and recognises foreign DNA, for example from dying cancer cells. The discovery may prove to be of great importance for immunological treatment of cancer as well as autoimmune diseases in the future.

A cell in our inherited immune system can prevent our adaptive immune system from reacting to the body’s native cells, which can otherwise lead to autoimmune diseases such as SLE.

A role for mutated blood cells in heart disease? A new study provides some of the first links between relatively common mutations in the blood cells of elderly humans and atherosclerosis. These studies suggest that genetic analyses of blood samples could add to the predictive value of traditional risk factors — high cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes and smoking — that are currently monitored.

For the first time, a single multifunction flexible fiber no bigger than a human hair, has successfully delivered a combination of optical, electrical and chemical signals back and forth into the brain.

Omega-3 fatty acid products can reduce the production of IgE, the antibodies that cause allergic reactions and asthma symptoms in people with milder cases of asthma, while in patients with severe asthma who use high doses of oral steroids, the omega-3 fatty acids are less effective because the corticosteroids block the beneficial effects.

Fine particulate matter air pollution may be associated with blood vessel damage and inflammation among young, healthy adults, according to new research.

Arthritis and other inflammatory conditions could be helped by new insights into how the immune response is switched off. Scientists have discovered how compounds, called alpha defensins, produced by the body’s immune system help to dampen inflammation and prevent damage to healthy tissues.

Defects in the body’s regulatory T cells cause inflammation and autoimmune disease by altering the type of bacteria living in the gut. The study suggests that replacing the missing gut bacteria, or restoring a key metabolite called inosine, could help treat children with a rare and often fatal autoimmune disease called IPEX syndrome.

Exposure to pathogens early in life is beneficial to the education and development of the human immune system.

A new molecule which could help better target and kick-start the body’s natural fight against common infections like influenza.


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