The Open Biochemistry Journal




ISSN: 1874-091X ― Volume 15, 2021

Note: Average publication time is 18 days between the final acceptance of revised manuscript and its publication

Editor-in-Chief:

Anna Capasso (Biography
Anna Capasso

Dr Capasso is currently an Associate Professor in University of Salerno. Prof. Capasso from 1997 at today is a tutor of several graduation and Ph.D thesis. Prof. Capasso is member of Italian Society of Pharmacology, Italian Society of Neurosciences and International Narcotics Research Conference Group. The research of Prof. Anna Capasso are documented by about 500 publications (including articles in extenso, chapters of books and congress international communications). Professor Capasso is the winner of Young Participant Award (1992-1995), ECNP Fellowiship Award (1996), EOC Bursary (1997) etc.

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Department of Pharmacy
University of Salerno
Salerno
Italy
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Co-Editor:

Je-Yoel Cho (Biography
Je-Yoel Cho

Dr. Cho is currently a Professor in Seoul National University. He completed his Ph.D in Physiology & Cell Biology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA. Dr. Cho has been a member of Asia Oceania Human Proteome Organization (AOHUPO), Korean Human Proteome Society and many more. The research of Dr. Cho is documented by 100 plus publications (including articles in international journals, domestic journals and chapters of books). His field of expertise include comparative medicine-based cancer biomarker development, proteogenomics study of cancer and cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular regeneration by stem cell engineering.

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Department of Biochemistry
College of Veterinary Medicine
Seoul National University
Seoul
South Korea
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Regional Editors:

Suleyman Aydin (Biography
Suleyman Aydin

Prof Suleyman Aydin has received his PhD in Illinois Institute of Technology during the period of 1999. Currently, he is working at Medical School as Professor of Medical Biohemistry in Firat University. He has authored more than 175 research articles/books. He is currently also serving as scientific Reviewer for various academic journals He is a member of Organization Committee Members, Council Members,, The American Turkish Society, Turkish Biochemical Society and The Endocrine Society). He has honoured as Certificate in Laboratory Animal Science, Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and statistics, Certificate in Clinical Trial, Trainer’s Training Certificate and Pedagogical Formation Training Certificate.

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Department of Medical Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry
Firat University
Elazig
Turkey
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Simona Maria Monti (Biography
Simona Maria Monti

The scientific activity of Dr Monti is focused on structural and functional characterization of proteins and bioactive peptides. Studies were initially focused on the impact of food processing on human health. Subsequently, Dr Monti moved to production and biochemical characterization of proteins involved in biomedical pathways. An important part of the research is focused on the study of ubiquitous metallo-enzyme Carbonic Anhydrases. In humans, abnormal levels or activities of CAs are associated with different human pathologies such as glaucoma, neurological disorders and cancer. Dr. Monti combines molecular biology, biochemical and biophysical techniques into her research.

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Institute of Biostructures and Bioimaging
National Research Council
Naples
Italy
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Kwang-Hyun Baek (Biography
Kwang-Hyun Baek

Dr. Kwang-Hyun Baek is a full professor of the Department of Biomedical Science at CHA University in Korea. He received his Ph.D. at Iowa State University in 1995 and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of Pediatric Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School. Current research and clinical interests are in the molecular genetics of ubiquitination and deubiquitination systems relevant to various cancers. He first coined terms ubiquitomics and deubiquitomics in the field of the ubiquitin-proteasome system. In addition, he is also interested in genomics and proteomics during stem cell proliferation, differentiation, and reprogramming.

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Department of Biomedical Science
CHA University
Seongnam-shi
S. Korea
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Yung Hou Wong (Biography
Yung Hou Wong

Professor Wong is currently a Chair Professor of the Division of Life Science at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is also the Director of Biotechnology Research Institute and the Co-Director of Molecular Neuroscience Center. He graduated from the Department of Pharmacology at the University of London, United Kingdom, and received his PhD degree from the MRC Molecular Neurobiology Unit and Department of Pharmacology at the University of Cambridge. As a highly accomplished researcher, Prof Wong has published over 210 scientific papers in leading journals and holds 6 patents.

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State Key Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong
China
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Editorial Board Members:

Mamdouh M. Ali (Biography
Mamdouh M. Ali

Dr. Ali is head of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Division, National Research Centre, Egypt. Dr. Ali holds Ph. D. from Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Egypt. His research interest is in the area of cancer treating and cancer chemoprevention (including nanomedicine, photodynamic therapy and photothermal therapy) using natural, semi-natural and synthetic agents. Dr. Ali is supervisor of many theses, he published > 105 international and national publications, 7 international books, he is PI of several national and international projects. Dr. Ali is member of editorial boards and reviewer in > 133 international journals and in many national and international societies.

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Department of Biochemistry
National Research Centre
Cairo
Egypt
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B.D. Banerjee (Biography
B.D. Banerjee

Dr. B. D. Banerjee is working as a Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, University College of Medical Sciences and G.T.B. Hospital, University of DELHI, India since 28th November 2000. He has also served as the Head of the Department of Medical Biochemistry, University of Delhi from January 2009 - January 2012. He obtained his B.Sc (Hons), M.Sc, M. Phil and Ph.D (Biochemistry) degree from the prestigious Central University of central Govt. of India.

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Department of Biochemistry
University of Delhi
Delhi
India
Email:banerjeebd@hotmail.com

Claudio Cabello-Verrugio (Biography
Claudio Cabello-Verrugio

Dr. Claudio Cabello-Verrugio is a Biochemist and received his Ph.D. degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from Catholic University of Chile. He is Full Professor and researcher at Universidad Andres Bello in Chile and his research is focused in studying the mechanism involved in skeletal muscle diseases and the development of new therapeutical strategies to treat sarcopenia, cachexia and dystrophies. In the last 10 years, he has published more than 50 manuscripts in the field of skeletal muscle biology.

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Faculty of Life Sciences
Universidad Andres Bello
Santiago
Chile
Email:claudio.cabello@unab.cl

Michele M. Ciulla (Biography
Michele M. Ciulla

Dr. Ciulla is a Senior researcher with main focus on cardiovascular remodeling in organ damage. He has developed and validated versus biopsy a new technique for the quantitative analysis of ultrasonic images for the non-invasive assessment of myocardial fibrosis and the assessment of carotid plaques. The analysis technique has also been applied in other areas including the morphological analysis of cell cultures. He has coordinated a research project on stem cells in a model of experimental myocardial infarction. Dr Ciulla has authored 117 publications that have been cited a total of 857 times.

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Istituto di Medicina Cardiovascolare
University of Milan
Milan
Italy
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Graziella Di Grezia (Biography
Graziella Di Grezia

Dr. Graziella Di Grezia is Radiologist MD, PhD, is currently first level medical manager of “G. Criscuoli” Hospital -S. Angelo dei Lombardi (Av), Italy. She completed PhD Certification in Pharmacological Sciences and Clinical and Experimental Medicine at Second University of Naples and second level master in Breast Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging at “Tor Vergata University” in Rome. She is a member of Italian and European Society of Radiology. The research of G. Di Grezia is documented by about 100 publications (including articles, book chapters, national and international communications). She won the Best oral communication in 17° National Congress of Psichogeriatry Firenze (2017) and the First Award “Geriatry Tomorrow” Italian federation of Medicine in Geriatry (2019).

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Radiology Department
Criscuoli Hospital
Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi
Avellino
Italy
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Marco Gentile (Biography
Marco Gentile

Dr. Gentile is PhD Biochemistry at the Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Chirurgia, Università di Napoli Federico II. His research interests include Dyslipidemias, Lipoproteins and Epidemiological Studies (Progetto Atena, Progetto Diana). He is member of SISA (Italian Society for the Study of Atherosclerosis). He has published 41 full papers.

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Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Chirurgia
Università di Napoli Federico II
Naples
Italy
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Roberta Granese (Biography
Roberta Granese

Prof. Roberta Granese (female) received her degree in Medicine from University of Messina, Italy, in 1998 (110/110 cum-laude). She is a specialized in Gynecology and Obstetrics at the University of Messina, Italy, in 2003 (50/50 cum-laude) and received her PhD degree in “Therapeutic alternative to the hormonal therapy in the treatment of climacteric syndrome” from University of Messina, Italy, in 2008. Currently, she is a Senior Lecturer in the U.O.C. of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Department of Human Pathology in Adulthood and Childhood “G. Barresi” at the University Hospital of Messina, Italy. She is currently lecturing various Master, PhD and Degree Course in the University of Messina. She is the author of two Chapter in two International Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology Books. Her other publications includes: 51 Abstracts published in the proceedings of congresses or in supplements of National and International Journals, 81 articles in National and International Journals, and 60 articles on various web-sites (e.g., www.ilfeto.it and www.thefetus.net http://www.thefetus.net.

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Department of Human Pathology in Adult and Childhood “G. Barresi”
University of Messina
Messina
Italy
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Codjo Hountondji (Biography
Codjo Hountondji

Dr. Codjo Hountondji is a distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris. He received his Master of Science in Enzymology (1978), a French Doctorate (equivalent to Ph.D.) (1981) and the French State Doctorate (Doctorat d’Etat Es-Sciences), the highest academic diploma (1985) from University of Orsay. At the University Pierre et Marie Curie, he has served as Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2010-2014). He has been a Visiting Scientist at Penn State University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Prof. Hountondji has authored 38 original research publications and patented one invention.

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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University Pierre et Marie Curie
Paris
France
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Joanna Kopecka (Biography
Joanna Kopecka

Dr Joanna Kopecka received her PhD degree from University of Turin, Italy in 2013. Her research focuses on basis of chemoresistance and immunoresistance of cancer cells. In particular, she is interested in finding new therapeutic approaches to target resistant cancer cells, using both pharmacological and molecular biology tools. She has coauthored more than 30 scientific papers, abstracts and reviews.

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Department of Oncology
University of Torino
Turin
Italy
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Aimin Liu (Biography
Aimin Liu

Dr. Aimin Liu is currently Professor and Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Texas San Antonio, USA. He did B.S. in Chemistry from the Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China in 1986. Later, he did Ph.D. in Biophysics, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Arrhenius Laboratories for Natural Sciences, Stockholm University in 1999. Dr. Liu has numerous international scientific publications and honors to his credit.

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Department of Chemistry
The University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
USA
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K. Matsubara (Biography
K. Matsubara

Prof. Keiichi Matsubara obtained his degree in medicine in 1994 from Graduate School, Division of Medicine, Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan. Prof. Matsubara currently works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Ehime University. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Prenatal Diagnosis, Fetal Growth Restriction, and Preeclampsia. Prof. Matsubara, as an author/co-author, has published more than 40 articles in various journals, having over 450 total citations.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ehime University School of Medicine
Ehime
Japan
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Keykavous Parang (Biography
Keykavous Parang

Dr. Parang is Associate Dean of Research, Graduate Studies and Global Affairs and a Full Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology at Chapman University School of Pharmacy in Irvine, California. He received his Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from the Faculty of Pharmacy at University of Alberta in 1997, followed by a postdoctoral study in the fields of carbohydrate chemistry and solid-phase organic synthesis in Department of Chemistry. He pursued additional postdoctoral studies at Rockefeller University in New York and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore in bioorganic chemistry. He is an author of 170 peer-reviewed publications, 8 patents, and more than 140 meeting abstracts.

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Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI
USA
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U.S.F. Tambunan (Biography
U.S.F. Tambunan

Usman Sumo Friend Tambunan earned his Dr. degree in Chemistry from Tohoku University, Japan in 1986. Afterward, he carried out postdoctoral research at Kansas University, USA and in Taiwan. Prof. Tambunan research interests focus on drug and vaccine design using computational method for avian influenza, Ebola virus, dengue virus, and cervical cancer. His research includes the development of natural products, cyclic peptides, and fragment-based drug design to find a drug candidate to combat these diseases. For his research achievement and dedication, he has been rewarded with Satya Lencana in 2010 and 3rd Best Professor at Universitas Indonesia in 2009.

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Department of Chemistry
Universitas Indonesia
Depok
Indonesia
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Vaclav Vetvicka (Biography
Vaclav Vetvicka

Dr. Václav Větvička is a Professor of Pathology and Director of Research in the Department of Pathology at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. His postgraduate training included a stay at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, OK, USA, and at the Institute of Microbiology, Prague, Czech Republic. His main area of research interest focuses on the development of natural immunomodulators. Dr. Větvička is an author/co-author of more than 200 peer-reviewed publications (having over 4,960 total citations), 8 books and 9 international patents.

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Department of Pathology
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
USA
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Alessandro Pini (Biography
Alessandro Pini

Dr. Alessandro Pini completed his Ph.D. in Biotechnology from the Molecular Biology Department, University of Siena, Italy. He is currently serving as an Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Biotechnology at the University of Siena. He is an author/co-author of dozens of scientific articles published in newspapers of biochemistry, biotechnology, oncology and microbiology, more than 90 communications at national and international conferences, and inventor of 9 international patents. He is the author of a textbook adopted for the teaching of Recombinant Antibodies in the Biotechnology Course at the University of Siena. He is founder and president of the biotech company SetLance srl.

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Dipartimento di Biologia Molecolare
Universita degli Studi di Siena
Siena
Italy
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M.L. Balestrieri (Biography
M.L. Balestrieri

Dr. Maria Luisa Balestrieri is currently an Associate Professor in Biochemistry at the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”. She received her Ph.D at the University of Naples "Federico II" and worked as Researcher Assistant at the Basic and Applied Research Unit, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), Tennessee, USA. She has authored more than 102 research articles/books. She is a Member of the Italian Society of Biochemistry (SIB). Her research interest includes inflammation, angiogenesis, apoptosis, atherosclerosis, cell senescence, vascular biology, endothelial progenitor cells, endothelial dysfunction, sirtuins, natural products, antioxidants, cell cycle, cancer-related biochemical pathways, signal transduction.

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Department of Biochemistry
Biophysics and General Pathology
University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”
Naples
Italy

Luis Belo (Biography
Luis Belo

Dr. Belo is assistant professor at Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Porto. He also performs medical work in hemodialysis clinics. He has nearly 20 years of experience in research, currently being investigator at the Research Unit on Applied Molecular Biosciences (UCIBIO), REQUIMTE, Porto, Portugal. The cradle of his research has spanned several areas mainly related to clinical medicine that have in common the existence of inflammatory and/or oxidative stress in their pathophysiological mechanisms. All these areas were already covered with the allocation of funding for research projects by institutions of recognized merit.

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Department of Biological Sciences
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal

Pierangela Ciuffreda (Biography
Pierangela Ciuffreda

P. Ciuffreda is Associate Professor in Biochemistry of Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences “L. Sacco” University of Milan (Italy). She has received Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Board certified in Pharmacology. P. Ciuffreda research interests include synthesis, quantification and NMR characterization of bioactive compounds such as steroids, glycosides, nucleotides, and applications of biocatalysis to the synthesis of compounds of biopharmaceutical interest. Ongoing projects regard both the synthesis and biological characterization of FAAH, MAGL, and NAAA inhibitors, and the quantification in biological matrices of endocannabinoids and N-acylethanolamides. Pierangela Ciuffreda is the author of 115 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and of many communications and at national and international symposia.

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Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Cliniche L. Sacco
Universita degli Studi di Milano
Milan
Italy

Devinder Kumar Dhawan (Biography
Devinder Kumar Dhawan

Dr. D. K. Dhawan is presently working as a Professor in the department of Biophysics and also worked as chairman department of Biophysics, Coordinator of Centre for Nuclear Medicine as well as Centre for Medical Physics at Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. Professor Dhawan completed his M.Sc. (Honors) from Panjab University in 1978 and Ph.D. from PGIMER, Chandigarh, in 1984. His research areas are radiation medicine, diabetes, neurodegeneration and cancer and. He has published 181 research articles. Prof. Dhawan has supervised 33 Ph.D. and 42 M.Sc. theses of students. He is a Fellow of Indian College of Nuclear Medicine and Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists.

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Department of Biophysics
Panjab University
Chandigarh
India

Alka Dwevedi (Biography
Alka Dwevedi

Dr Alka Dwevedi has completed her PhD in 2009 from Banaras Hindu University, India followed by postdoctoral studies from University of Western Ontario, Canada and Indian Agricultural Research Institute, India. She has joined UNESCO-Regional Centre for Biotechnology, India as young investigator in 2011. She is adjunct faculty in various colleges of University of Delhi. She is presently associated with Delhi Technological University. She has published 30 articles in peer review journals. She has published 7 book chapters and 3 books with renowned publishers. Further, she is a life member of Indian Biophysical Society and also a member of American Chemical Society.

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Department of Environmental Sciences
University of Delhi
New Delhi
India

Illana Gozes (Biography
Illana Gozes

Dr. Illana Gozes is a Professor of Clinical Biochemistry, at Tel Aviv University. Dr Gozes received her PhD from Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and was a postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. Prof. Gozes has published ~300 papers. There are >100 results (encompassing >15 patent families) found in the worldwide database for Gozes as an inventor. Professor Gozes has won the Tel Aviv University Vice President Award for Innovative Research, Olson Prize for the most meritorious original research article in Peptides, the Julodan Prize, the Teva Founders Prize, the Neufeld Research Award, the Humboldt Research Award, and the Landau Prize for Life Achievements.

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Department of Clinical Biochemistry
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv
Israel

Klaus Heese (Biography
Klaus Heese

Prof. Heese received an MSc in Chemistry (Germany) and a PhD in Biochemistry (Switzerland). From 1998 to 2003, Prof. Heese was the Research Head in the Division of Molecular Neurobiology, Brain Function Research Institute. Prof. Heese worked as an Assistant Professor in Nanyang Technological University from 2004 to 2010. Currently Prof. Heese holds the position of Professor in Hanyang University, Graduate School of Biomedical Science & Engineering. His research interests include Cognitive Neuroscience, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Neuro-Immunology, Aging, and Cancer.

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Graduate School of Biomedical Science & Engineering
Hanyang University
Seoul
S. Korea

Vijay Kumar
Amity Institute of Neuroscience & Neuropsychology
Amity University
Noida
India

Yi Li (Biography
Yi Li

Dr. Li concentrated his undergraduate study in Cell and Developmental Biology and majored in Molecular and Cellular Biology for his M.S. study. Then, with a strong interest in chronic diseases, he joined the Nutritional Biochemistry program at Case Western Reserve University for his Ph.D. study with his research focused on cell signaling and gene expression regulated by nutrient factors and Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) stress, which is involved in development of chronic diseases including obesity/type 2 diabetes. Dr. Li’s research interests include involvement of epigenetic modifications and ER stress in development of obesity/type 2 diabetes, cell signaling and gene expression regulated by nutrition factors.

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Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
Doisy College of Health Sciences
Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, MO
USA

Kenneth Maiese (Biography
Kenneth Maiese

Dr. Kenneth Maiese is an internationally recognized physician-scientist whose investigations are designed to translate basic science into successful therapeutic treatments. He maintains therapeutic and scientific expertise in multiple areas that include translational medicine, neurology, neuroscience, oncology, immunology, diabetes, psychiatry, cardiovascular disease, renal disease, biomarkers, and epigenetics. Dr. Maiese has received recognition with outstanding teaching awards and election to America's Top Physicians, and The Best of U.S. Physicians. Dr. Maiese holds several patents, has over 400 publications that include research papers, chapters, editorials and invited reviews, and has authored and edited multiple books.

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Departments of Neurology and Anatomy & Cell Biology
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, NJ
USA

Laurent Metzinger (Biography
Laurent Metzinger

Laurent Metzinger has completed Pharmaceutical studies and his PhD in Biological Sciences in Strasbourg, France and was a postdoctoral fellow from the University of Oxford (UK) in a leading lab on Duchenne muscular Dystrophy (Pr. Kay Davies). He works on microRNA regulation in INSERM-U1088 in Amiens, which focuses on vascular calcifications related on CKD. He has authored some of the first papers showing a role for microRNAs in CKD and published in reputed journals, including Nature and Cell. He teaches Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology in the Pharmacy School of Amiens.

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Université de Picardie-Jules Verne
UMR INSERM U-1088
Amiens
France

Angela M. Rizzo (Biography
Angela M. Rizzo

Dr. Angela Maria Rizzo is Associated Professor of Biochemistry at the Faculty of Pharmacy. Her research is devoted to the study of the functions of membrane lipids with particular reference to the microdomains in cell proliferation and signal transduction of cancer cells using biochemical and biophysical techniques. Moreover, her other research fields include: (a) the study of the role of omega-3 fatty acids in human nutrition in healthy subjects and (b) patients suffering from chronic degenerative diseases; the development of Functional Foods containing "Nutraceuticals" with antioxidant activity, Space Biology aimed at studying the effects of gravity and cosmic radiation on living organisms.

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Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences
Università degli Studi di Milano
Milan
Italy

Luca Vanella (Biography
Luca Vanella

Dr. Luca Vanella is Associate Professor of Biochemistry at University of Catania (Italy). Dr. Vanella holds a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Science and He did his doctoral and post-doctoral training respectively at the New York Medical College (USA) and at the University of Toledo (USA). His area of expertise is in the biochemistry of heme oxygenase and arachidonic acid metabolism. Dr. Vanella’s research mainly focuses on the biochemical mechanism leading to insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. Dr. Vanella has over 90 publications and He presently teaches biochemistry of nutrition at University of Catania.

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Department of Drug Sciences
University of Catania
Catania
Italy

Takuya Yamane (Biography
Takuya Yamane

Dr. Yamane is a guest researcher of Research Organization for University-Community Collaborations, Osaka Prefecture University. He has more than 20 years of experience in the biochemical and molecular biological fields. Previously, Dr. Yamane served as Lecturer at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan. He has authored more than 30 papers.

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Center for Research and Development of Bioresources
Osaka Prefecture University
Osaka
Japan

R.C. Webb (Biography
R.C. Webb

Dr. Robert Clinton Webb is currently a Chairperson and Regents’ Professor in the Department of Physiology at Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, USA. In addition, he is a Herbert Kupperman Chairperson of Cardiovascular Disease at Medical College of Georgia. His works mainly cover the following: the physiology of vascular smooth muscle; penile and clitoral erection in sexual dysfunction; cellular and subcellular mechanisms of contraction and relaxation of vascular smooth muscle; adrenergic neurotransmission in blood vessels; and, intercellular communication between vascular smooth muscle cells. Dr. Webb, as an author/co-author, has published more than 450 articles in various journals, having a very significant number of total citations, i.e. over 12,335.

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Department Of Cell Biology and Anatomy
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
USA


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I.A. Achilonu (Biography
I.A. Achilonu

Dr. Ikechukwu Anthony Achilonu obtained his Doctorate degree (in 2008) in Biochemistry from University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Presently, Dr. Achilonu is employed as NRF/DST SARChI Researcher in the Protein Structure-Function Research Unit (School of Molecular and Cell Biology) at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas/fields of Biochemistry, Molecular and Structural Biology. Dr. Achilonu has published more than 20 manuscripts in various journals of international repute.

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School of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg
South Africa
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Oluyomi S. Ayedemi (Biography
Oluyomi S. Ayedemi

Dr. OS Adeyemi has obtained B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Biochemistry specializing in Medicinal Biochemistry, Toxicology and Neglected Tropical Diseases. He is a life scientist with several teaching and research experience in the university system. He is also an erudite scholar and a passionate academic mentor who accords significance to impacting lives through teaching, research and community service. He has published books, chapters in books as well as several research articles. He also reviews for and serves on the editorial board of several academic journals.

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Department of Biological Sciences
Landmark University
Kwara State
Nigeria
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Mostafa Omran (Biography
Mostafa Omran

Dr. Mostafa Omran is currently an Associate professor of Biochemistry at the Chemistry department, Faculty of science, Helwan university and Coordinator of Molecular biotechnology program, Faculty of science, Helwan university. His research interest are Diagnosis of infectious diseases (HCV, Schistosoma, tuberculosis, H. pylori), Diagnosis of cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma, bladder cancer and breast cancer) and Staging of liver fibrosis using direct and indirect liver fibrosis markers.

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Chemistry Department
Helwan University
Cairo
Egypt
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Valeria Romanucci (Biography
Valeria Romanucci

Valeria Romanucci is currently Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry at the Department of Chemical Sciences of the University of Naples Federico II (Italy). In 2015, she received her Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences at the University Federico II. During her Ph.D., she spent 7 months in the group of Dr.Valérie Gabelica, in France. From 2015 to 2017 she was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Chemical Sciences-Federico II. The research activity of Valeria Romanucci is devoted to the organic synthesis of modified natural products (polyphenols and oligonucleotides) and their implication in biological and pharmacological mechanisms. Valeria Romanucci is author of 40 research papers in peer-reviewed scientific journal and one patent.

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Department Chemical Sciences
University of Naples Federico II
Naples
Italy
Email:valeria.romanucci@unina.it

Kemal T. Ulutaş (Biography
Kemal T. Ulutaş

Dr. Kemal Türker Ulutaş earned his M.D. degree from Istanbul University (2007). He gained experience as Research Doctor in Andrology Laboratory of Center for Reproductive Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, USA. He is board-certified in Clinical Laboratory Leadership and Management by AACC, USA. His research area is centered on developing and integrating innovative medical diagnostic laboratory approaches to metabolic diseases. He has published novel original articles in high impact international journals. Currently, he is the director of Antakya State Hospital's Clinical Laboratories and Associate Administrator of the Hospital. He is owner and editor-in-chief of The ULUTAS Medical Journal.

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Hatay Reyhanlı State Hospital
Hatay
Turkey
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Sibtain Ahmed (Biography
Sibtain Ahmed

Dr. Sibtain Ahmed is an experienced scientist with over ten years of experience in the fields of biopharmaceuticals, biologics, drug discovery, vaccines, fermentation and diagnostics. He has Authored 27 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in high-impact publications. He has also presented posters and given oral talks in scientific meetings (presented data to clients and customers, experience in grant writing, proposal submission and marketing).

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University of Agriculture
Faisalabad
Pakistan
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Yuqi Cui (Biography
Yuqi Cui

Dr. Yuqi Cui, M.D., Ph.D., is currently one of the Young Faculty Members at the American Heart Association. He started his research in 2009 in the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA. Since 2014, Dr. Cui’s main research focus is towards the effects of air pollution on BMSCs and EPCs. At present, he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri, USA. Dr. Cui, as an author/co-author, has published more than 20 articles in various journals.

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Center for Precision Medicine
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO
USA
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Elif ÖZTETİK
Department of Biology
Eskisehir Technical University
Eskisehir
Turkey
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Jihan S.H. Seliman (Biography
Jihan S.H. Seliman

Prof. Jihan Seid Hussein is a Professor in Medical Biochemistry Department, Medical Research Division, National Research Centre, Giza, Egypt. She is a Member of several international scientific societies, and was awarded a scientific encouragement prize in Biotechnology of the National Research Centre in 2011. She holds a Scientific Excellence Award for the research outputs of National Research Center for the years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

She has contributed in more than sixty international papers and fourteen international books. She is a Supervisor of many Master, PhD and MD theses, and is also a P.I. and member of many scientific projects. Furthermore, she is a Member in many international scientific societies, a Reviewer in more than twenty international journals, and has high experience in HPLC, Medicinal plant and induction of chronic diseases.

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Medical Biochemistry department
National Research Center
Ghiza
Egypt
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