Virtual issue: Focus on China

Virtual Issue: Focus on China

While scientific discourse has become an international endeavor, the aptitudes and interests of local researchers have led to hubs of unique excellence around the world. The editors of The Journal of Biological Chemistry are proud that JBC serves as a home for all of our colleagues and to have published papers defining some of the outstanding science ongoing in China. To honor this collaboration, and specifically the international conference of the Chinese Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, we’ve collected a snapshot of recent papers from authors in China in this virtual issue. The conference, held October 20-23, 2016, tackles the theme of “Integrative Biochemistry,” with each of the conference’s subthemes captured as topical categories below. We hope you enjoy this collection, and we look forward to publishing more work that integrates our understanding of complex biological systems.

The cover art continues the theme of integrative biology: The monkey references this year in the Chinese Zodiac, while the red spheres in the imaging data depict the formation and fusion of lipid droplets upon introduction of cell death-inducing DNA fragmentation factor-α-like effector (CIDE) proteins in HepG2 cells, as reported by Xu et al. Artwork created by Emily Huff.

Assembled by Catherine Goodman and Martin Spiering; published October 2016

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