Archives of Biological Sciences: Announcements <p>The <em>Archives of Biological Sciences</em> is published quarterly in an open-access electronic format. The journal uses open-source software for the management of peer-reviewed academic journals, the <em>Open Journal System</em> created by the Public Knowledge Project and released under the GNU General Public License. Instructions for the submission using OJS are available on the following link <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"></a><br /><br /><strong>Submitted manuscripts should be full-length original research articles, </strong>excluding technical reports and short publications such as communications, comments, notes, data in brief (data articles), and case reports.<br />The <em>Archives of Biological Sciences</em> is a multidisciplinary journal that covers original research in subjects in life science, including biology, ecology, human biology and biomedical research. The <em>Archives of Biological Sciences</em> features scientific research articles in genetics, botany, zoology, higher and lower terrestrial and aquatic plants and animals, prokaryote biology, algology, mycology, entomology, biological systematics, evolution, biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, including all aspects of normal cell functioning, from embryonic to differentiated tissues and in different pathological states, physiology, chronobiology, thermal biology, cryobiology, radiobiology, neurobiology, immunology, human immunology, human biology, including the molecular basis of specific human pathologies and disease management.<br /><strong>Unsolicited scientific review articles<br /></strong>As an authoritative research analysis, a review article should critically examine published literature in a specific field. 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Unpublished data must not be included in a review article. The Editor-in-Chief will evaluate the proposal and contact the author with a decision on the matter.<br /><strong>*</strong><br /><strong>Subjects that are not considered by the journal </strong>include articles on<em> in silico</em> biology that are not supported by laboratory experiments. The journal requires that research be grounded in empirical data and that experimental findings be rigorously tested and reproducible. While <em>in silico</em> studies can be a valuable tool for generating hypotheses and testing theoretical models, they are preliminary to experimental research, rather than a substitute for it. Therefore, the Archives of Biological Sciences requires that <em>in silico</em> studies be accompanied by experimental data that support the conclusions drawn from the computational analyses. The journal requires some experimental validation or corroboration of the <em>in silico</em> results.<br />Subjects that fall under life sciences but that do not contain sufficient interest for the journal include topics in stomatology, subjects in food technology, veterinary science, agronomy, field experiments in agriculture, forestry, silviculture, soil science, descriptions of technological processes, experimental methods and solutions, instrumentation, technical reports containing chemical characterizations with no research into a biological explanatory mechanism, patient case studies, short faunistic or floristic notes, checklists of limited geographical areas (e.g. a country), description of a single new species in a genus that already contains many, articles describing new species on a single specimen.</p> en-US Journal Impact Factor for 2022 Archives of Biological Sciences 2023-07-04 Issue 75(2)2023 <p><strong>Issue 75(2)</strong> contains articles on a range of subjects.</p> <p>Yu et al. examine the regulatory mechanism of the <strong><em>Dracocephalum moldavica</em> L. extract</strong> in intestinal inflammation in hypertension.</p> <p>Veličkov et al. elucidate the role of the <strong>interstitial cells of Cajal</strong> and nerve fibers by examining their distribution in the rat stomach in diabetic gastro enteropathy.</p> <p>The mechanism underlying the changes in cell cycle progression and cell proliferation in an environment of <strong>2-fold elevated atmospheric pressure</strong> was studied by Son et al.</p> <p>Using murine gammaherpesvirus 68 to obtain <strong>very large read-through transcripts</strong>, Kara concluded that qPCR should be supported by alternative methods such as northern blotting to identify the roles of the transcripts.</p> <p>Milićević describes the results of studies of the dynamics of <strong>water hyacinth <em>Eichhornia crassipes</em> [Mart.] Solms</strong> growth under conditions of a moderate-continental climate for application in wastewater purification.</p> <p>Dalyan describes the potential positive effects of the plant hormone <strong>24-epibrassinolide</strong> on dithiocarbamate <strong>fungicide thiram</strong>-induced stress in tomatoes (<em>Solanum lycopersicum</em> Mill.).</p> <p>The <strong>macrozoobenthos</strong> in the watercourse community of the Đerekarska River on the Pešter plateau is explored by Numanović et al.</p> <p>The study of Marković et al. provides new data on the biology and distribution of the <strong>mud shrimp <em>Upogebia pusilla</em></strong> in the south-eastern Adriatic, which configures benthic habitats and influences benthic communities.</p> <p>Topal et al. describe the link between <strong>apifloral diversity and endemism</strong> in eastern Mediterranean honeybee forests of Türkiye in the context of planning biodiversity conservation.</p> <p>Morozova and Shkute characterize the genetic structure of the population of the <strong>invasive species zebra mussel <em>Dreissena polymorpha</em></strong> in Latvia, using microsatellites as molecular markers.</p> Archives of Biological Sciences 2023-07-03 New Issue 75(1)2023 <p><strong>Issue 75(1)</strong> contains articles on a range of topics in life sciences.</p> Archives of Biological Sciences 2023-04-05 New Issue 74(4)2022 <p>The <em>Archives of Biological Sciences</em> is a multidisciplinary open-access journal that covers original research in life science.</p> <p>Issue 74(4) contains articles in a range of subjects in <strong>cancer research</strong>, including a paper describing three newly identified long non-coding RNAs, AC077690.1, AL049874.3 and AP00137.1 closely associated with the PI3K-Akt-mTOR and FOXO signaling pathways which can serve as novel therapeutic targets in prostate cancer (<strong>Li et al.</strong>); a paper describing the expression and genetic variants of IL-1β, IL-6 and IL-10 genes and their associations with colorectal cancer and colorectal liver metastases which supports the use of interleukin genetic variants as biomarkers to detect and predict clinical outcomes (<strong>Hazgui et al.</strong>); an article studying the anti-cancer activity of the polysaccharide extract from <em>Lactarius chrysorrheus</em> in different cell lines which provides insight into the development of a potential anticancer agent (<strong>Mutlu et al.</strong>).</p> <p>A paper in <strong>biochemical toxicology</strong> examines the fibrinogenolytic activity of <em>Montivipera raddei</em> snake venom enzyme; the presented findings will guide studies aiming to identify new fibrinogenolytic enzymes, their pathology and their biotechnological potential (<strong>Atasoy and İğci</strong>).</p> <p>A work in <strong>environmental pollution</strong> that investigates the lethal and sublethal effects of the pyrethroid insecticide tau-fluvalinate used extensively in agricultural activities on the non-target organism <em>Gammarus roeseli</em> shows that its use must be carefully reconsidered to minimize exposure risk (<strong>Sari</strong>).</p> <p>A study in <strong>conservation biology</strong> conducted to investigate the level of genetic diversity in two populations of <em>Centaurea amaena</em>, an endemic species listed as critically endangered in Turkey, presents essential information for establishing effective conservation strategies (<strong>Atasagun</strong>).<br><br>- - - - - - - - - - - - - -&nbsp;<br><br>In 2022 the Serbian School of Molecular Biology celebrated half a century of existence. Molecular Biology and Physiology, as a novel study group, was founded in 1972 at the Department of Biological Sciences of the Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, University of Belgrade. The University of Belgrade was the third university in the world to establish molecular biology studies and a department of biochemistry and molecular biology. The founder was the academician Dušan Kanazir, together with <strong>Ana Savić (1936-2022)</strong>, his only assistant at the time, who is remembered and honored in the <em>In Memoriam</em> (<strong>Matić and Kojić</strong>).</p> Archives of Biological Sciences 2022-12-21 New Issue 74 (3) 2022 <p>The Archives of Biological Sciences is a multidisciplinary journal that covers original research in a wide range of subjects in life science. The new issue contains original articles in <strong>biomedical research</strong>, including the first report of 10 years of practice from a Serbian referral center on the oncologic and reproductive outcomes of fertility-sparing surgery for borderline ovarian tumors, as well as the finding that altered arginine metabolism in colon cancer is a sign of the increased proliferative potential of tumor-adjacent tissue; also, original results that the sesquiterpene fraction F1012-2 of <em>Eupatorium lindleyanum</em> DC. regulates the p53/NF-κB signaling pathways in human breast cancer and that hypophosphorylation of retinoic acid receptor alpha inhibits triple-negative breast cancer cell migration and invasion are presented, including the finding that erianin, a dibenzyl compound found in <em>Dendrobium chrysotoxum</em> Lindl. extract, a promising agent in the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme, triggers apoptosis in U373 and A172 glioblastoma cells.</p> <p>A study of pathogen characteristics in a <strong>medical microbiology</strong> paper presents a proteomics analysis of altered metabolic pathways in classic and hypervirulent isolates of <em>Klebsiella pneumoniae</em>; as the virulence differences between hypervirulent and classical forms are poorly understood. <em>K pnemoniae</em> is an opportunistic pathogen and global threat causing a wide range of infections.</p> <p>A paper in <strong>environmental microbiology</strong> shows the results of research of two decades of changes in the diversity of freshwater cyanobacteria in waters intended for human consumption.</p> <p>A paper in <strong>mycology</strong> describes effective methods of preserving the gene pool of valuable edible and medicinal mushrooms, which includes the maintenance and correct identification of the biology, morphology and phylogeny of preserved strains of the <em>Pleurotus eryngii</em> species complex in culture collections.</p> <p><strong>Environmental pollution</strong> is represented by a study of trace metal and metalloid bioaccumulation in three centipedes (Chilopoda), <em>Clinopodes flavidus</em>, <em>Cryptops anomalans</em> and <em>Eupolybothrus transsylvanicus</em> identified as bioindicators suitable for monitoring metal pollution.</p> <p>An article in <strong>conservation biology</strong> provides the results of analysis of the influence of foraging habitat characteristics on nest-box occupancy and breeding parameters of the European roller, <em>Coracias garrulus</em> in Serbia, and offers practical recommendations for the continuation of the nest-box program and the allocation of conservation measures.</p> Archives of Biological Sciences 2022-10-05