The Biochemical Journal is in the top quartile of journals in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology category.

Publisher
Portland Press
Website
http://www.biochemj.org/bj/default.htm
Impact factor
4.897 (2011)

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Bioluminescent worm found to have iron superpowers

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego have made a discovery with potential human health impacts in a parchment tubeworm, the marine invertebrate Chaetopterus sp., that ...

How a molecular motor untangles protein

A marvelous molecular motor that untangles protein in bacteria may sound interesting, yet perhaps not so important. Until you consider the hallmarks of several neurodegenerative diseases—Huntington's disease has tangled ...

Research reveals how key controller protein is switched on

New research has uncovered how a complex protein pivotal in the development of cancer, viral infection and autoimmune diseases is activated. The discovery answers a key question about one of the most widely-researched proteins ...

Cell powerhouses shape risk of heart disease

(Phys.org) —Genes in mitochondria, the "powerhouses" that turn sugar into energy in human cells, shape each person's risk for heart disease and diabetes, according to a study published recently by researchers at the University ...