Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Biotechnol. Mol. Biol. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1538-2273
  • DOI: 10.5897/BMBR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 103

Table of Content: November 2011; 6(8)

November 2011

A new approach of abnormal apoptosis as a cause of autoimmunity and malignancy

Auto-reactive cells which escape from natural apoptosis represent a continuous threat of potential autoimmune response. Abnormal apoptosis can play a role in negative selection of B and T lymphocytes that escaped the self-reactive nature, and so, apoptosis could represent an additional source of auto-antibody. Increased activity of T cells (CD3+, CD4+, or Th1 helper)) will, at a high serum level, cause a high expression...

Author(s): Aurelian Udristioiu⊃, Radu G. Iliescu⊃, Lucian Udristioiu⊃ and  Manole Cojocaru⊃

November 2011

Lignocellulosic ethanol production: Current practices and recent developments

Production of renewable fuels, especially bio-ethanol from lignocellulosic biomass, holds remarkable potential to meet the current energy demand as well as to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions for a sustainable environment. Present technologies to produce bioethanol largely depend on sugarcane and/or starch based grains and tubers (mainly corn, potatoes). This is partly due to ease of substrate handling and processing....

Author(s): Bishnu Joshi  Megh Raj Bhatt  Dinita Sharma  Jarina Joshi  Rajani Malla  and Lakshmaiah Sreerama