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Volume 17, 8 Issues, 2016


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Editor-in-Chief:
Ben M. Dunn
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology University of Florida
College of Medicine, P.O. Box 100245, Gainesville
Florida, FL 32610-0245
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Editor-in-Chief:

Ben M. Dunn
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology University of Florida
College of Medicine, P.O. Box 100245, Gainesville
Florida, FL 32610-0245
USA



Associate Editor(s):

R. Hoffmann (Biography
R. Hoffmann

Dr. Hoffmann obtained a doctorate (Dr. rer. nat) at Universität des Saarlandes (Germany) and habilitated at Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf (Germany). Currently, he is professor at the Institute of Bioanalytical Chemistry (Universität Leipzig) and holds an appointment to the Center for Biotechnology and Biomedicine (BBZ). His research focuses on protein analytics (non-enzymatic modifications, biomarker discovery) and peptide therapeutics (antimicrobial peptides). Dr. Hoffmann has supervised 38 PhD theses and eleven postdoctoral fellows, coauthored ~200 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and filed several patent applications. He is Associate Editor for Current Protein and Peptide Science and Regional Editor for Protein and Peptide Letters.

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Institute of Bioanalytical Chemistry Center for Biotechnology and Biomedicine
Leipzig University
Leipzig
Germany

L. Otvos
OLPE, LLC
801 Mockingbird Lane
Audubon, PA
USA

V.N. Uversky (Biography
V.N. Uversky

Dr. Uversky obtained Ph.D. from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (1991) and D.Sc. from Institute of Experimental and Theoretical Biophysics (1998). Dr. Uversky is an Associate Professor at the Department of Molecular Medicine at the University of South Florida. He has authored over 600 scientific publications and edited several books and book series on intrinsically disordered proteins, protein structure, function, folding and misfolding. Dr. Uversky is an Editor-in-Chief of the Intrinsically Disordered Proteins journal and an editor of several other scientific journals, including Current Protein & Peptide Science, Protein & Peptide Letters, PeerJ, and Biochemistry & Biophysics Reports

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University of South Florida
College of Medicine
Tampa, FL
USA


Editorial Board Members:

I. Alican
Marmara University, School of Medicine
Istanbul
Turkey

K.-H. Baek (Biography
K.-H. Baek

Kwang-Hyun Baek is a full professor of Department of Biomedical Science and a director of Cell & Gene Therapy Research Institute at CHA University in Korea. He received his Ph.D. from the department of Zoology and Genetics at Iowa State University in US in 1995 and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the division of Genetics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and 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.

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Pochon CHA University
Seoul
Korea

K. Borden
Université de Montréal
Montréal
Canada

C.A. Cabello-Verrugio (Biography
C.A. Cabello-Verrugio

Claudio Cabello-Verrugio is a Biochemist and received his Ph.D. degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from Catholic University of Chile. He is Associate Professor and researcher at Universidad Andres Bello in Chile and his research is focused in studying the mechanism involved in skeletal muscle diseases. In the last 10 years, he has published more than 40 manuscripts in the field of skeletal muscle biology. Actually, the emphasis in his research is elucidate the effect of managing the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) on skeletal muscle atrophy produced by diverse causes such as aging, disuse, sepsis and chronic diseases.

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Faculty of Biological Sciences
Universidad Andres Bello
Chile

M. S. Castro
Toxinology Laboratory and Brazilian Center for Protein Research Biology Institute
Brasilia/DF
Brazil

Z.Y. Chen
The Second Military Medical University
Shanghai
R.P. China

A. Dash
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Creighton University
Omaha
USA

L. Ferraro (Biography
L. Ferraro

Dr. Luca Ferraro obtained the degree in Pharmacy at the University of Ferrara, Italy. He is actually Professor of Pharmacology at the Dept. of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, University of Ferrara. He is currently affiliated with the Laboratory for Technologies of Advanced Therapies (LTTA – Tecnopolo), University of Ferrara, as Head of Service of "Animal models in drug testing." Since 2012 he is a member of the research team of the IRET Foundation (Ozzano Emilia, Bologna) for the study of neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Ferraro is author of about 150 publications in international journals in the field of Neuropharmacology and Neuroscience.

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University of Ferrara
Italy

O. L. Franco
Centro de Análises Proteômicas e Bioquímicas
UCB, Brasília, DF
Brazil

S. Futaki
Kyoto University
Uji Kyoto
Japan

E. Ganea
Romanian Academy
Bucharest
Romania

M. Hallberg
Uppsala University
Uppsala
Sweden

R. Hartmann-Petersen (Biography
R. Hartmann-Petersen

Dr. Hartmann-Petersen holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry and is a professor of molecular biology at the Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. In his research Dr. Hartmann-Petersen utilizes both yeast and mammalian cell models in studies focused on protein degradation via the ubiquitin-proteasome system, and in particular on the protein quality control mechanisms involved in targeting misfolded proteins for degradation.

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Universitetsparken
Copenhagen
Denmark

M. Holmquist
Royal Institute of Tecnology
Stockholm
Sweden

D. S. Huang
Tongji University
Shanghai
China

S.M. Kelly
University of Glasgow
Scotland
UK

S.S. Khandekar
GlaxoSmithKline, King of Prussia
Pennsylvania, PA
USA

E. Knecht
Laboratorio de Biología Celular, Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe
Valencia
Spain

P.S. Leung (Biography
P.S. Leung

Dr. Po Sing LEUNG is the Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His major research interest is to focus on pancreatic islet cell biology in health and disease. He has published more than 180 scientific publications. Currently, he serves as associate editors and editorial boards for over 10 international journals in the field of endocrinology and metabolism.

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The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin
Hong Kong

S. Longhi (Biography
S. Longhi

Dr. SONIA LONGHI obtained a PhD in molecular biology from the University of Milan in 1993. She got a HDR in structural virology from the University of Aix-Marseille I in 2003. Presently she is Director of Research (DR1) at the Center for the National Scientific Research (CNRS), and head of the "Structural Disorder and Molecular Recognition" group within the laboratory Architecture et Fonction des Macromolécules Biolgiques (AFMB). Her scientific focus is on intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) and the mechanistic and functional aspects of the interactions they establish with partners. She has authored more than 100 scientific publications.

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Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Aix-Marseille University
France

P. Magni
Istituto di Endocrinologia
Milano
Italy

L.L. Martin
Monash University
Melbourne
Australia

G. Md Ashraf (Biography
G. Md Ashraf

Dr. Ashraf obtained his doctorate (Ph.D.) in Biochemistry from Aligarh Muslim University, India. Dr. Ashraf also holds a PGDBA in Operations Management from Symbiosis Center of Distance Learning, India. Currently Dr. Ashraf is working as Assistant Professor cum research scientist at King Fahd Medical Research Center, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He has published 66 scientific publications, involved in 6 research projects and is serving as Editorial Board Member and Reviewer of many reputed journals.

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ghulam_Ashraf2

Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=-fOCOTQAAAAJ&hl=en

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King Abdulaziz University
Jeddah
Saudi Arabia

S. Muller
Institut de Biologie
Strasbourg
France

H. Ohbayashi
Koseirenn Showa Hospital
Mizunami City
Japan

A.M. Papini
Ugo Schiff Università di Firenze
Sesto Fiorentino
Italy

S.E. Permyakov
Institute for Biological Instrumentation of the Russian
Academy of Sciences Pushchino
Russia

D.A. Phoenix
University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR
UK

E.C. Reynolds
University of Melbourne
Victoria
Australia

M. Salvi (Biography
M. Salvi

Mauro Salvi received his B.S. degree in Biology (1998) and Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry and Biophysics (2002) from the University of Padova, Italy. Mauro Salvi joined the faculty at the University of Padova in 1996 as Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2015. His current research projects are all addressed to work out phosphorylation-based regulatory mechanisms in different signal transduction pathways studying the kinase (function, regulation, partners etc.) and the target protein substrate/s (physiological role of phosphorylation) with a combination of in silico, in vitro and in cell experimental approaches.

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University of Padova
Padova
Italy

B. Sloane (Biography
B. Sloane

Dr. Sloane is Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology at Wayne State University School of Medicine and headed Protease and the Breast Cancer Biology Programs at the Karmanos Cancer Institute. She co-founded the International Proteolysis Society, was a Special Assistant to the Cancer Imaging Program of the National Cancer Institute and Director of a multi-institutional DoD Breast Cancer Center of Excellence. Dr. Sloane has authored more than 250 papers and has an H index of 70. The primary research emphasis of her laboratory is proteolytic pathways in the progression of premalignant breast disease to invasive carcinomas.

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Wayne State University
Michigan, MI
USA

K. Suk (Biography
K. Suk

Dr. Kyoungho Suk is a member of editorial board for the journal. He is currently a professor of Department of Pharmacology, Kyungpook National University (KNU) School of Medicine (Daegu, Korea), and the director of Brain Science & Engineering Institute of KNU. He obtained his Ph.D. in Immunology at University of California at Davis in 1994, and M.S. degree in Immunology at Cornell University in 1991. He graduated from KNU with the genetic engineering major in 1989. Dr. Suk received his postdoctoral training in the division of Rheumatology, Yale University School of Medicine, and he has been a visiting professor at Harvard Medical School between 2008 and 2009, during which he participated in large-scale experiments and systems biology approaches toward understanding of disease networks and pathways. Dr. Suk is the author of more than 200 papers published in peer-reviewed journals and holds patents on various therapeutic targets and lead compounds that could be used for the diagnosis or therapy of neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases.

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Kyungpook National University
Daegu
Republic of Korea

V.P. Torchilin
Northeastern University
Boston, MA
USA

J. Wang
Central South University
Changsha, Hunan
PR China

J. Xiang
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon
Canada

Z.-Y. Zhang (Biography
Z.-Y. Zhang

Dr. Zhong-Yin Zhang is Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, the Robert C. and Charlotte P. Anderson Chair in Pharmacology, and Head of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology in the College of Pharmacy at Purdue University. Professor Zhang's research spans the disciplines of chemistry and biology with an emphasis on the structure and function of protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPs), PTP-mediated signaling, mechanistic enzymology, and design and synthesis of PTP inhibitors as tool compounds to interrogate PTP function and as novel therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, diabetes and obesity, autoimmune disorders, and infectious diseases. He has authored more than 240 publications, holds 17 patents, consults for several pharmaceutical companies, and he is an internationally recognized authority in the field of PTPs.

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, NY
USA

B. Asboth
Institute for Biochemistry and Protein Research
Godollo
Hungary

V. Barsegov
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Lowell, MA
USA

L.P. Breydo
University of South Florida Tampa
Tampa, FL
USA

S. Caffarri (Biography
S. Caffarri

Stefano Caffarri is Associate Professor in Plant Biochemistry and Physiology at the Aix Marseille University, France, since 2004. He earned a PhD in Plant Biotechnology at the University of Verona, Italy. He is interested in the light phase of the photosynthesis in plants and green algae, and his research is focused in particular on the investigation of the structure and function of light harvesting complexes, of entire photosystems, their regulations and the mechanisms of protection against light stress. His research uses a combination of biochemical, molecular, spectroscopic and structural approaches and made important contribution to understand the organisation, regulation and plasticity of the photosynthetic machinery.

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Aix-Marseille Université
Marseille
France

B.S. Cavada
Federal University of Ceará
Fortaleza - Ceará
Brazil

T. Chiba
Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science
Tokyo
Japan

B. De Spiegeleer
Ghent University
Gent
Belgium

G. Fields
Florida Atlantic University
Florida, FL
USA

E. Freire (Biography
E. Freire

ERNESTO FREIRE is the Henry Walters Professor at the Johns Hopkins University. He is a member of the Department of Biology and Biophysics. He also holds a joint appointment in the Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry at the Johns Hopkins Medical School. Dr. Freire obtained his doctorate in Biophysics from the University of Virginia.

Dr. Freire is a world recognized expert in biological thermodynamics. He performs research in the thermodynamics of protein stability, protein-protein interactions, and protein-ligand binding. Dr. Freire has pioneered the development of drug design and optimization strategies using thermodynamic techniques. Dr. Freire is the author or co-author of over 250 publications and several patents. Dr. Freire is an Honor Member of the Spanish Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and a member of the Academy of Sciences of Latin America.

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The Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
USA

P. Gal
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Budapest
Hungary

M.H. Glickman
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa
Israel

W. Harnett
University of Strathclyde
Glasgow
UK

J. Heringa
Free University
Amsterdam
The Netherlands

F.R. Homaidan
American University of Beirut
Beirut
Lebanon

Y. Ishii
Osaka University
Osaka
Japan

Z. Kelman
University of Maryland Biotechnology
New York, NY
USA

H. Kido
University of Tokushima
Tokushima
Japan

L. Kurgan
Virginia Commonwealth University
VA
USA

S. Liu
Southern Medical University
Guangzhou
P.R. China

X. Ma
China Agricultural University
Beijing
P.R. China

M. L. Mangoni
Sapienza University
Rome
Italy

M.J. Mcdonald
University of Massachusetts
Lowell, MA
USA

R. Meloen
Pepscan Systems
Lelystad
The Netherlands

T. B. Ng
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

N.G. Oikonomakos
The National Hellenic Research Foundation
Athens
Greece

B. Penke
University of Szeged
Szeged
Hungary

E.A. Permyakov (Biography
E.A. Permyakov

Dr. Permyakov obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in physics and mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and defended a doctor dissertation (Doctor of Sciences) in biology in Moscow State University. Previously he worked in the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics (Russia) and the Ohio State University (USA). Currently Dr. Permyakov is a director of the Institute for Biological Instrumentation (Russia). He has published 10 monographs and more than 160 articles.

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Institute for Biological Instrumentation of the Russian
Academy of Sciences Pushchino
Russia

A. Pini
Universita degli Studi Siena
Siena
Italy

P.A. Robinson
University of Leeds
Leeds
UK

O. Shoseyov (Biography
O. Shoseyov

A faculty member of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prof. Shoseyov’s research is in plant molecular biology protein engineering and nano-biotechnology. His group focus on Bio-Inspired Nanocomposite materials. He has authored or co-authored more than 160 scientific publications and is the inventor or co-inventor of 46 patents. Prof. Shoseyov received the Outstanding Scientist Polak Award for 2002, the 1999 and 2010 Kay Award for Innovative and Applied Research and The 2012 Israel Prime Minister Citation for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He is the scientific founder of 10 companies.

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Hebrew University
Jerusalem
Israel

V. Srivastava
GlaxoSmithKline
Durham, NC
USA

A. Surolia
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore
India

P.M. Viallet
University of Perpignan
Perpignan
France

J. Wang
College of Pharmacy
Western University of Health Sciences, CA
USA

D. Xu
Oak Ridge National laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN
USA

C.-J. Zhou
University of California
San Francisco, CA
USA

M.C. Baccari
University of Florence
Florence
Italy

R. Boelens
Utrecht University
Utrecht
The Netherlands

B. Byrne
Imperial College London
London
UK

O. Carugo (Biography
O. Carugo

Born in Italy, Oliviero Carugo studied Chemistry at the University of Pavia. Initially interested in structural chemistry and structure correlation studies, he extended progressively his scientific interests towards structural bioinformatics and structural biology. After research experiences at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (Heidelberg, Germany) and at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Trieste, Italy), he presently teaches Structural Bioinformatics and Chemistry at the University of Pavia, Italy and at the University of Vienna, Austria.

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Pavia University
Padrice
Italy

F. Ceciliani (Biography
F. Ceciliani

Fabrizio Ceciliani, DVM, PhD, is an Associated Professor of Veterinary Pathology at the University of Milano. He graduated in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Milano. In 1994 gained a PhD in Biochemistry and in 1995 gained a post doc position in Molecular Biology at the University of Milano. Current interests include the immune response in white blood cells and the involvement of adipose tissue in innate immune response. He teaches Molecular Pathology at the School of Veterinary Biotechnology of the University of Milano.

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Universita di Milano
Milano
Italy

J.J. Dalluge
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
USA

C. Dennison
University of Natal Biochemistry
Pietermarizburg
South Africa

P.M. Fischer
Cyclacel Limited
Scotland
UK

T. Fukamizo
Kinki University
Nara
Japan

O.V. Galzitskaya
Russian Academy of Sciences
Moscow
Russia

M. Gross
Oxford Centre for Molecular Sciences
Oxford
UK

F. Harris
University of Central Lancashire
Preston
UK

J.V. Hines
Ohio University
Athens, OH
USA

C.A. Hrycyna
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN
USA

S. Jitrapakdee
Mahidol University
Bangkok
Thailand

R.H. Khan
Aligarh Muslim University
Aligarh
India

K.V.R. Kishan
Institute of Microbial Technology
Chandigarh
India

R.D. Ladner
UMDNJ-SOM 2 Medical Center Drive
Stratford, NJ
USA

F. Lolli
Università di Firenze
Firenze
Italy

J. Ma
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
USA

R.E. Marchant
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
USA

J.E. Mcgeehan
University of Portsmouth
Port smouth
UK

D.W. Morrish
University of Alberta
Edmonton Alberta, AB
Canada

T. A. Niewold (Biography
T. A. Niewold

Theo A. Niewold (1958) is an immunologist specialised in the innate immunity of the intestinal system. In 2005, he became Professor Nutrition and Health at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He is also a member of the management team of the Leuven Food Science and Nutrition Research Centre launched in 2010. He is (co) author of over 250 publications. Current research fields are innate intestinal immunity and inflammation, functional food/feed, alternatives to antibiotics, and (intestinal) genomics, proteomics, and inflammatory biomarkers in monogastrics.

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University of Leuven
Kasteelpark Arenberg
Belgium

N. O’Brien-Simpson
University of Melbourne
Melbourne
Australia

M.W. Pennington
Bechem Bioscience Inc. King of Prussia
Pennsylvania, PA
USA

G. Perry
College of Sciences, University of Texas
San Antonio, TX
USA

G.S. Prasad
Merck Research Laboratories
West Point, PA
USA

R. Sabate
Universitat de Barcelona
Spain

L.R. Singh (Biography
L.R. Singh

Dr. Laishram R. Singh is presently working as an Assistant Professor at the University of Delhi. Dr. Singh is a well-known enzymologist and protein biochemist with 15 years of research experience. He has published more than 40 publications in many esteemed journals in the field of proteostatic regulation and protein covalent modification by homocysteine. He has also edited books and authored several chapters in many books published by Springer, InTech and Elsevier etc. Currently Dr. Singh’s research group is interested in developing strategies to remove toxic protein deposits in neuronal cells and cardiomyocytes using proteostatic modulators and small molecule compounds.

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University of Delhi
Delhi
India

H. Stark
Max- Plank Institute
Gottingen
Germany

G.N. Szabo (Biography
G.N. Szabo

Graduated in chemistry in Budapest. He had positions in the pharmaceutical industry, later he was appointed to professor of chemistry at the Eötvös Loránd University. Member (1990), then deputy secretary general (1996-9) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Member of the Académie des Arts, des Sciences et des Lettres (Paris), Doctor honoris causa at the Universitatea de Vest, Timisoara. He formulated the principle of electrostatic enzyme catalysis in collaboration with Arieh Warshel. Author of 250 scientific publications and 8 books in the field of theoretical chemistry, computer-aided molecular design, structural biology and sustainability.

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ELTE TTK Elmeleti Kermiai
Budapest
Hungary

B.O. Villoutreix
University Paris
Paris
France

M. Williams (Biography
M. Williams

Dr. Williams received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Memphis State University in 1970 and 1973 respectively. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, Athens, in 1976. He continued his post-doctoral research studies at Roswell Park Memorial Institute in Buffalo. His initial faculty position was in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Missouri. Dr. Williams joined The Ohio State University in 1982 and is currently a professor in the Department of Cancer Biology and Genetics, College of Medicine, at The Ohio State University. He also holds appointments in the Department of Microbiology, College of Biological Sciences, as well as, the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research at The Ohio State University.

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The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
USA

X. Zhang
Imperial College London
London
UK


Guest Editor(s):

Masanao Miwa
Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology
Nagahama
Japan

Diwan S. Rawat
Department of Chemistry
University of Delhi
New Delhi
India

Palmiro Poltronieri
Institute of Sciences of Food Productions (CNR-ISPA)
Lecce
Italy

Prija Ponnan
Department of Chemistry
University of Delhi
New Delhi
India


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