Feature Papers in BioChem, 1st Edition

A special issue of BioChem (ISSN 2673-6411).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 322

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Interests: metals in molecular sciences; decavanadate biochemistry; polyoxometalate (POM) interactions with proteins; metals and biomedical applications
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As the Associate Editor-in-Chief of the esteemed journal BioChem (ISSN 2673-6411), I am excited to announce the launch of an inaugural Special Issue titled “Feature Papers in BioChem, 1st Edition”. This Special Issue aims at showcasing exceptional research in the diverse and interconnected fields of molecular biology, cell biology, structural biology, nucleic acid biology, chemical biology, synthetic biology, disease biology, biophysics, metallomics (or inorganic biochemistry), and theoretical biochemistry. As an international and interdisciplinary open-access journal, BioChem is dedicated to providing a platform for publishing high-quality reviews, research articles, communications, and letters that contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge.

At BioChem, our primary objective is to encourage scientists to present their experimental and theoretical research in meticulous detail. We believe that the comprehensive reporting of research methodologies, results, and interpretations is crucial for advancing scientific understanding and enabling reproducibility. By emphasizing the importance of detailed reporting, we aim at fostering a culture of transparency and open science within the scientific community.

To ensure the publication of exceptional research, all submitted papers will undergo a rigorous evaluation process. Our team of knowledgeable Editors will conduct an initial assessment to determine the suitability of the submissions for the Special Issue. Following this, the selected papers will be subjected to a thorough and unbiased peer review by experts in the respective fields. This rigorous peer review process aims at maintaining the highest standards of scientific integrity and ensuring that only significant and impactful research is published in BioChem.

By launching the “Feature Papers in BioChem, 1st Edition” Special Issue, we endeavor to provide a platform for researchers to disseminate their groundbreaking discoveries and innovative methodologies. This Special Issue will serve as a catalyst for scientific collaboration and knowledge exchange among experts from various disciplines. It will enable scientists to stay updated on the latest advancements in biochemistry and related fields while also inspiring future investigations.

As an international open-access journal, BioChem ensures that published research is freely accessible to a global audience. This accessibility facilitates widespread dissemination, allowing researchers, educators, students, and policymakers to benefit from the latest findings and advancements in biochemistry. Moreover, the journal's interdisciplinary nature promotes the cross-pollination of ideas and encourages the development of novel approaches and solutions to scientific challenges.

In conclusion, the “Feature Papers in BioChem, 1st Edition” Special Issue represents an exciting opportunity for researchers to contribute to the scientific literature in the fields of molecular biology, cell biology, structural biology, nucleic acid biology, chemical biology, synthetic biology, disease biology, biophysics, and theoretical biochemistry. By emphasizing comprehensive reporting and rigorous peer review, BioChem ensures the publication of impactful and high-quality research. We invite scientists from around the world to submit their work to this Special Issue and join us in advancing the frontiers of biochemistry and related disciplines.

Prof. Dr. Buyong Ma
Dr. Manuel Aureliano
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Keywords

  • molecular biology
  • molecular basis of biological processes
  • structural biology
  • gene and protein structure and expression
  • folding of biomolecules
  • biochemistry
  • metallomics (or inorganic biochemistry) chemical biology
  • synthetic biology
  • protein biosynthesis
  • membrane function and post-translational modification
  • disease biology
  • drugs and pharmaceutics
  • cell biology
  • chemical, physical, mechanistic, and/or structural basis of biological or cell function
  • cells
  • nucleic acid biology
  • theoretical biochemistry
  • advances in biochemical, biophysical, and molecular methodologies as well as imaging techniques and data analysis

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Proteomic Blueprint of Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua) Otoliths Revealing Environmental Stress Insights through Label-Free Quantitative Shotgun Proteomics
by Trevena N. Youssef, Sherri L. Christian, Rick Rideout, Aaron Adamack, Pierre Thibault, Eric Bonneil, Travis D. Fridgen and Joseph Banoub
BioChem 2024, 4(2), 144-165; https://doi.org/10.3390/biochem4020008 - 19 Jun 2024
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Otoliths of the fish’s inner ear serve as a natural chronological recorder because of their continuous formation marked by daily, monthly, and annual increments. Despite their importance, the comprehensive protein content of otoliths remains not fully identified. Using the label-free shotgun proteomics method [...] Read more.
Otoliths of the fish’s inner ear serve as a natural chronological recorder because of their continuous formation marked by daily, monthly, and annual increments. Despite their importance, the comprehensive protein content of otoliths remains not fully identified. Using the label-free shotgun proteomics method with one-dimensional liquid chromatography coupled to electrospray ionization-orbitrap tandem mass spectrometry, we quantified a broad range of proteins, with individual otoliths containing between 1341 and 1839 proteins. The identified proteins could potentially serve as a blueprint for fish growth from embryo to adult. We quantified eleven heat-shock proteins (HSPs) in both sexes and several proteins impacted by endocrine disruptors, indicating the otolith’s capacity to reflect environmental stress, potentially linked to climate change effects and altering of hormonal and neuroendocrine functions. Our bioinformatic ontology analysis confirmed the presence of proteins critical for various biological processes, including structural and enzymatic proteins. Protein–protein interaction (PPI) mapping also identified key interactions between the identified proteins. These findings significantly advance our understanding of otolith proteomics, offering a solid foundation for future work. Most of the identified proteins deposited daily and influenced by the environment were not implicated in the biomineralization of otolith, raising the potential for the otolith proteome to recreate details of fish life history at previously unrealized levels. Full article
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