IUBMB Journals

IUBMB Journal Highlights

We are excited to highlight new research from the IUBMB Journals: IUBMB Life, BioFactors, Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education.

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For now, please enjoy highlights of our recent content. Happy reading!



New Issue: Volume 73, Issue 2IUBMB life cover

Issue Highlights

Long non‐coding RNAs as potential biomarkers in the prognosis and diagnosis of lung cancer: A review and target analysis

This study suggests that SNHG15 binds to miR‐18b‐5p to modulate LMO4, thereby affecting cell proliferation, migration, invasion and apoptosis of liver cancer.

Long non-coding RNAs

Ursolic acid ameliorates hypobaric hypoxia‐induced skeletal muscle protein loss via upregulating Akt pathway: An experimental study using rat model

Ursolic acid is a naturally occurring pentacyclic triterpene acid present in several edible herbs and fruits. Hypobaric hypoxia induced muscle protein loss attributed to multifaceted pathways, included oxidative stress, inflammation and protein degradation. Supplementation of ursolic acid attenuated hypobaric hypoxia induced oxidative damage, inflammation, enhanced Akt, pAkt and p70S6kinase activity and antioxidant status in the skeletal muscle. Conclusively, ursolic acid showed potent antioxidant, anti‐inflammatory activity and enhanced the protein content via upregulation of Akt pathway related proteins. These three biological activities makes ursolic acid a novel candidate for amelioration of hypobaric hypoxia induced skeletal muscle damage and protein loss.

Ursolic acid


Introducing IUBMB Life’s new Editor-in-Chief – Efstathios S. Gonos

Stathis Gonos

Efstathios S. Gonos will begin as Editor-in-Chief of IUBMB Life beginning on January 1st, 2021. For more information on him, please click the link here.


Biofactors coverNew Issue: Volume 46, Issue 6

Issue Highlights

Phytochemicals impact on osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells

Medicinal plants and bioactive natural compounds as inhibitors of HMG‐CoA reductase: A literature review

Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry

Volume 67, Issue 6Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry

Special Section on Genome Editing and Engineering: For November/December 2020 Issue

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education

New Virtual Issue on Teaching in the Time of COVID-19Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education

Volume 49, Issue 1

Issue Highlights

Ten best practices for taking experiential learning online

SARS‐CoV‐2 virtual biochemistry labs on bioinformatics and drug design

And many other COVID-19 related papers!

Did you know? Wiley and Jisc just signed an agreement that allows UK authors to publish Open Access in the IUBMB Journals at no cost to them.

Thanks to a partnership our publisher Wiley has signed with Jisc, certain UK institutions now have full access to journals published by Wiley, including the IUBMB Journals. Further, the partnership enables authors at participating UK institutions to publish open access at no cost to them in the IUBMB Journals. Payment of the associated Article Publication Charges (APC) would be covered via the partnership, and authors will not need to cover the APCs from their own pockets.

Wiley has also signed similar agreements with universities in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Norway, Hungary, Finland, Sweden, and with the US-based OhioLink And VIVA.

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