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This is a new section and considers articles relating to biomaterials, including the development, preparation, characterization, in vitro and in vivo performances, interactions with biological systems, and applications in biological applications, such as drug delivery, tissue engineering, medical devices, and more.

  1. Over the past decade, therapeutic messenger RNAs (mRNAs) have emerged as a highly promising new class of drugs for protein replacement therapies. Due to the recent developments, the incorporation of modified n...

    Authors: Cynthia Aslan, Seyed Hossein Kiaie, Naime Majidi Zolbanin, Parisa Lotfinejad, Reihaneh Ramezani, Fatah Kashanchi and Reza Jafari

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2021 21:20

    Content type: Review

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  2. Approximately 40% of prescribed drugs exert their activity via GTP-binding protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). Once activated, these receptors cause transient changes in the concentration of second messengers, ...

    Authors: Nadine Gruteser, Viktoria Kohlhas, Sabine Balfanz, Arne Franzen, Anne Günther, Andreas Offenhäusser, Frank Müller, Viacheslav Nikolaev, Martin J. Lohse and Arnd Baumann

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:47

    Content type: Methodology article

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  3. Bacterial surface display libraries are a popular tool for novel ligand discovery due to their ease of manipulation and rapid growth rates. These libraries typically express a scaffold protein embedded within ...

    Authors: Sarah D. Stellwagen, Deborah A. Sarkes, Bryn L. Adams, Mia A. Hunt, Rebecca L. Renberg, Margaret M. Hurley and Dimitra N. Stratis-Cullum

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2019 19:100

    Content type: Research Article

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  4. Recently, it has been indicated that anaerobic co-digestion of waste activated sludge with other waste streams at wastewater treatment plants is a promising strategy for enhancing methane production and materi...

    Authors: Seyed Mostafa Hallaji, Mohammad Kuroshkarim and Seyede Parvin Moussavi

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2019 19:19

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Norcantharidin (NCTD), a demethylated derivative of cantharidin (defensive toxin of blister beetles), has been reported to exhibit insecticidal activity against various types of agricultural pests. However, NC...

    Authors: Liya Zeng, Yongchang Liu, Jun Pan and Xiaowen Liu

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2019 19:16

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Large-scale processing of lignocellulosics for glucose production generally relies on high temperature and acidic or alkaline conditions. However, extreme conditions produce chemical contaminants that complica...

    Authors: Ronald R. Navarro, Yuichiro Otsuka, Masanobu Nojiri, Shigehiro Ishizuka, Masaya Nakamura, Kazuhiro Shikinaka, Kenji Matsuo, Kei Sasaki, Ken Sasaki, Kazuhide Kimbara, Yutaka Nakashimada and Junichi Kato

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:79

    Content type: Research article

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