The Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC) is a weekly peer-reviewed scientific journal that was established in 1905. Since 1925 it is published by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. It covers research in any area of biochemistry or molecular biology. The editor-in-chief is Herbert Tabor. All its articles are available free one year after publication. In press articles are available free on its website immediately after acceptance. The journal was established in 1905 by John Jacob Abel and Christian Archibald Herter, who also served as the first editors; the first issue appeared in October 1905. The location of the journal s editorial offices has included Cornell Medical College (until 1937), Yale University (1937–1958), Harvard University (1958–1967), and New York (from 1967). The journal is currently published by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) at the ASBMB offices in Rockville, Maryland. The following individuals have served as editors-in-chief: The editors of the Journal of Biological Chemistry have criticized the modern reliance upon the impact factor for ranking journals, noting that review articles, commentaries,
Controlling the internal structure of mitochondria
Researchers discover new mechanism controlling cell response to DNA damage
DNA can be damaged by different environmental insults, such as ultraviolet light, ionizing radiation, oxidative stress or certain drugs. If the DNA is not repaired, cells may begin growing uncontrollably, leading to the development ...
Scientists make new discoveries about a specific protein and its effects on the final step of cell division
The human body is a cross between a factory and a construction zone—at least on the cellular level. Certain proteins act as project managers, which direct a wide variety of processes and determine the fate ...
Small RNA plays big role suppressing cancer
The micro RNA miR-22 has long been known for its ability to suppress cancer. However, questions remain about how it achieves this feat. For example, which molecules are regulating miR-22, and which are miR22 ...
Protein determines life or death fate of stressed cells
Researchers discovered a new protein involved in the process that determines the fate of cells under stress and whether they fight to survive or sacrifice themselves for the greater good.
A pinch of baking soda for better vision?
Bicarbonate (baking soda) makes sparkling water sparkle, causes bread to rise, absorbs odors and can be used for cleaning all sorts of stuff, including your teeth. In the body, it plays essential roles in ...
Unique proteins found in heat-loving organisms attach to plant matter
Unique proteins newly discovered in heat-loving bacteria are more than capable of attaching themselves to plant cellulose, possibly paving the way for more efficient methods of converting plant matter into ...
A microbial metabolite of linoleic acid ameliorates intestinal inflammation
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), including Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis, are hard to completely cure. Globally, IBDs affect more than 4 million people, today. However, Professor Soichi Tanabe (Graduate ...
A breakthrough in nanotoxicology
Whereas resistance to antibiotics complicates certain treatments, antimicrobial silver nanoparticles (AgNP) are gaining popularity for medical use. These particles are toxic for certain bacteria, but what about for humans? ...
Neutron beams reveal how two potential pieces of Parkinson's puzzle fit
To understand diseases like Parkinson's, the tiniest of puzzles may hold big answers. That's why a team including scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have determined ...
Researchers one step closer to cocaine antidote
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have gained new insight into the mechanism behind a protein dopamine transporter that could help in the development of future medical treatment against cocaine addiction.
Snail venom sting in tail of cancer and addiction
Cone snail venom has given University of Queensland researchers a lead on the possible detection and treatment of some cancers and addictions.
New technique reveals immune cell motion through variety of tissues
Neutrophils, a type of white blood cell, are the immune system's all-terrain vehicles. The cells are recruited to fight infections or injury in any tissue or organ in the body despite differences in the cellular ...
Probing bacterial resistance to a class of natural antibiotics
Antimicrobial peptides are a distinctive class of potent, broad-spectrum antibiotics produced by the body's innate immune system—the first line of defense against disease-causing microbes.
Discovery aims to fight destructive bee disease
University of Guelph researchers hope their new discovery will help combat a disease killing honeybee populations around the world.