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JB Special Reviews

JB Special Reviews are outstanding review articles selected by the Editor-in-Chief, freely available to read online.

Crosstalk between the Intestinal Immune System and Gut Commensal Microbiota

Volume 159, Issue 2 (February, 2016)

Crosstalk between the Intestinal Immune System and Gut Commensal Microbiota


Functions of innate immune cells and commensal bacteria in gut homeostasis

Hisako Kayama and Kiyoshi Takeda
J Biochem (2016) 159 (2): 141-149 doi:10.1093/jb/mvv119
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Intestinal M cells
Hiroshi Ohno
J Biochem (2016) 159 (2): 151-160 doi:10.1093/jb/mvv121
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Cell Fate Decision, and its Underlying Molecular Mechanisms

Volume 159, Issue 1 (January, 2016)

Cell Fate Decision, and its Underlying Molecular Mechanisms


The role of osteoclast differentiation and function in skeletal homeostasis

Kyoji Ikeda and Sunao Takeshita
J Biochem (2016) 159 (1): 1-8 doi:10.1093/jb/mvv112
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Regulation of maintenance DNA methylation via histone ubiquitylation
Atsuya Nishiyama, Luna Yamaguchi, and Makoto Nakanishi
J Biochem (2016) 159 (1): 9-15 doi:10.1093/jb/mvv113
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Novel working hypothesis for pathogenesis of hematological malignancies: combination of mutations-induced cellular phenotypes determines the disease (cMIP-DD)

Toshio Kitamura, Naoko Watanabe-Okochi, et al.
J Biochem (2016) 159 (1): 17-25 doi:10.1093/jb/mvv114
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Recent Progress in Lipid Mediators

Volume 157, Issue 2 (February, 2015)

Recent Progress in Lipid Mediators


Two distinct leukotriene B 4 receptors, BLT1 and BLT2

Takehiko Yokomizo
J Biochem (2015) 157 (2): 65-71 doi:10.1093/jb/mvu078
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Roles of prostaglandin receptors in female reproduction
Yukihiko Sugimoto, Tomoaki Inazumi, and Soken Tsuchiya
J Biochem (2015) 157 (2): 73-80 doi:10.1093/jb/mvu081
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Lysophosphatidic acid as a lipid mediator with multiple biological actions
Shizu Aikawa, Takafumi Hashimoto, Kuniyuki Kano, and Junken Aoki
J Biochem (2015) 157 (2): 81-89 doi:10.1093/jb/mvu077
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Fundamental Roles of Glycans in Eukaryotes

Volume 157, Issue 1 (January, 2015)

Mechanisms for modulation of neural plasticity and axon regeneration by chondroitin sulphate
Shinji Miyata and Hiroshi Kitagawa
J Biochem (2015) 157 (1): 13-22 doi:10.1093/jb/mvu067
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Glycobiology of α-dystroglycan and muscular dystrophy

Tamao Endo
J Biochem (2015) 157 (1): 1-12 doi:10.1093/jb/mvu066
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The cytoplasmic peptide: N -glycanase (Ngly1)—basic science encounters a human genetic disorder
Tadashi Suzuki
J Biochem (2015) 157 (1): 23-34 doi:10.1093/jb/mvu068
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Fundamental Roles of Glycans in Eukaryotes
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