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  1. Spatholobus suberectus Dunn as a traditional Chinese herbal medicine, which is susceptible to being infected by molds during storage. In order to explore the diversity characteristics of fungal community and the ...

    Authors: Chunfeng Xia, Yuchao Zhao, Chunlan Liu and Yang Gao
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:12
  2. The brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) involves stress regulation and psychiatric disorders. The Val66Met polymorphism in the BDNF gene has been linked to altered protein function and susceptibility to stre...

    Authors: Muhammad Adnan Shan, Muhammad Umer Khan, Warda Ishtiaq, Raima Rehman, Samiullah Khan, Muhammad Arshad Javed and Qurban Ali
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:11
  3. The emergence of antibiotic resistance in pathogens is one of the major health concerns facing mankind as different bacterial strains have developed resistance to antibiotics over the period of time due to ove...

    Authors: Avinash Sharma, Muzamil Rashid, Pooja Chauhan, Sukhraj Kaur and Amarjeet Kaur
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:10
  4. Nanobodies are highly specific binding domains derived from naturally occurring single chain camelid antibodies. Live biotherapeutic products (LBPs) are biological products containing preparations of live orga...

    Authors: Robert J. Dorosky, Jeremy E. Schreier, Stephanie L. Lola, Rosa L. Sava, Michael P. Coryell, Adovi Akue, Mark KuKuruga, Paul E. Carlson Jr., Sheila M. Dreher-Lesnick and Scott Stibitz
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:9
  5. The industrial applications of the κ-carrageenases have been restricted by their poor thermostability. In this study, based on the folding free energy change (ΔΔG) and the flexibility analysis using molecular ...

    Authors: Yuyan Sang, Xiaoyi Huang, Hebin Li, Tao Hong, Mingjing Zheng, Zhipeng Li, Zedong Jiang, Hui Ni, Qingbiao Li and Yanbing Zhu
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:8
  6. Mycotoxins (MTs), produced by filamentous fungi, represent a severe hazard to the health of humans and food safety, affecting the quality of various agricultural products. They can contaminate a wide range of ...

    Authors: Marina H. Boshra, Ghadir S. El-Housseiny, Mohammed M. S. Farag and Khaled M. Aboshanab
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:7
  7. The use of attenuated bacteria for oral delivery of DNA vaccines is a recent innovation. We designed and constructed the naked plasmid DNA vaccine pcDNA-CCOL2A1, which effectively prevented and treated a rheumato...

    Authors: Juan Long, Yang Zeng, Fei Liang, Nan Liu, Yongzhi Xi, Yuying Sun and Xiao Zhao
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:6

    The Correction to this article has been published in AMB Express 2024 14:31

  8. Classical fungal mutant strains obtained by mutagenesis have helped to elucidate fundamental metabolic pathways in the past. In the filamentous fungus Neurospora crassa, the gluc-1 strain was isolated long ago an...

    Authors: Yuxin Zhang, Basant Nada, Scott E. Baker, James E. Evans, Chaoguang Tian, J. Philipp Benz and Elisabeth Tamayo
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:4
  9. Leishmaniasis is a vector-borne disease, one of the most important neglected tropical diseases. Existing anti-leishmanial treatments are not effective for a long time and associated with toxic side effects so ...

    Authors: Erfan Ghaderian, Bahman Rahimi Esboei, Parisa Mousavi, Maryam Pourhajibagher, Mohammad Mohsen Homayouni and Mohammad Zeinali
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:3
  10. Brucellosis is regarded as one of the world’s most severe zoonotic diseases. This study aimed to investigate the possibility of using recombinant Lactococcus lactis (L. lactis) as a live vector to produce recombi...

    Authors: Mahsa Kazemi-Roudsari, Abbas Doosti and Mohammad-Saeid Jami
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:2
  11. Giardiasis, which is caused by Giardia duodenalis, has clinical symptoms such as steatorrhea and can be very dangerous in children. In addition, some documents reported that this parasite is present inside the ti...

    Authors: Parnia Saeedi, Gilda Eslami, Masoud Tohidfar, AbbasAli Jafari-Nodushan and Mahmood Vakili
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:1
  12. Obesity increases the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia, and the gut microbiota can affect brain cognitive function and obesity through a variety of pathways such as the gut-brain axis. This study aime...

    Authors: Tong Zhao, Hongying Huang, Jinchen Li, Jingyi Shen, Cui Zhou, Rong Xiao and Weiwei Ma
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:148
  13. As a special type of wetland, the new wetland in the coal mining subsidence area is highly sensitive to environmental changes. In recent years, more and more attention has been paid to the studies of soil micr...

    Authors: Meng Wang, Mengyao Sun, Yue Zhao, Yuying Shi, Shuo Sun, Shen Wang, Yiping Zhou and Lei Chen
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:147
  14. Ustilago maydis is a pathogenic fungus in Basidiomycota causing corn smut disease. A strain of U. maydis YZZF202006 was isolated from the tumor of corn smut collected from Jingzhou city in China. The intracellula...

    Authors: Pengyu Liang, Jianwei Jiang, Zhengxiang Sun, Yanyan Li, Chunlei Yang and Yi Zhou
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:146
  15. Authors: Kavish Hasnain Khinsar, Sattar Abdul, Hussain Akbar, Riaz Uddin, Lei Liu, Jing Cao, Majid Abbasi, Ata ur Rehman, Nabeel Farooqui, Xin Yi, Huang Min, Liang Wang and Zhong Mintao
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:145

    The original article was published in AMB Express 2021 11:160

  16. Our previous study revealed that dietary konjac flour (KF) could remodel gut microbiota and improve reproductive performance of sows, but its underlying mechanisms remain unclear. This experiment aimed to investi...

    Authors: Deyuan Wu, Wenyu Xiong, Shuo Ma, Jinxi Luo, Hongxuan Ye, Shuangbo Huang, Fuyong Li, Xi’en Xiang, Qiling Chen, Binghui Gao, Jinping Deng, Yulong Yin and Chengquan Tan
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:143
  17. Most antibiotics now used in clinical practice are cephalosporins. Acremonium (A.) chrysogenum W42-I is an intermediate strain out of W42 strain improvement program whose productivity is above that of the wild-ty...

    Authors: Asmaa A. Ibrahim, Ghadir S. El-Housseiny, Khaled M. Aboshanab, Ansgar Startmann, Mahmoud A. Yassien and Nadia A. Hassouna
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:142
  18. Porcine circovirus 3 (PCV3) is a newly emerging virus associated with porcine dermatitis and nephropathy syndrome (PDNS) and reproductive disorders, impacting global pig populations. Porcine circoviruses contain ...

    Authors: Chia-Chun Chang, Ching-Ying Wu, Jhao-Guan Ciou, Ching-Wei Wu, Yi-Chen Wang, Hui-Wen Chang, Maw-Sheng Chien and Chienjin Huang
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:141
  19. Many dangerous bacteria have become highly resistant to traditional antibiotics, which is a huge public health concern. This study investigated the use of silver nanoparticles biosynthesized in a culture filtr...

    Authors: Eman Khalifa, Mohamed Abdel Rafea, Nazir Mustapha, Rania Sultan and ElSayed Hafez
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:140
  20. Butanol-producing strains Clostridium sp. UCM B-7570 and C. acetobutylicum UCM B-7407 were used for research from “Collection of strains of microorganisms and plant lines for food and agricultural biotechnology” ...

    Authors: Olena Tigunova, Viacheslav Bratishko and Sergiy Shulga
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:138
  21. Enzymatic detection of citrulline, a potential biomarker for various diseases, is beneficial. However, determining citrulline levels requires expensive instrumental analyses and complicated colorimetric assays...

    Authors: Kei Yamamoto, Yosuke Masakari, Yasuko Araki, Atsushi Ichiyanagi and Kotaro Ito
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:137
  22. In terms of pig farming, pig gut microbes have a significant effect on farmers and the farm environment. However, it is still unclear which microbial composition is more likely to contribute to this effect. Th...

    Authors: Jinyi Han, Mengyu Li, Xin Li, Chuang Liu, Xiu-Ling Li, Kejun Wang, Ruimin Qiao, Feng Yang, Xuelei Han and Xin-Jian Li
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:136
  23. Bloodstream infection (BSI) caused by bacteria is highly pathogenic and lethal, and easily develops whole-body inflammatory state. Immediate identification of disease-causing bacteria can improve patient progn...

    Authors: Jin Li, Mei-Yun Shang, Shao-Li Deng, Min Li, Ning Su, Xiao-Dong Ren, Xian-Ge Sun, Wen-Man Li, Yu-Wei Li, Ruo-Xu Li, Qing Huang and Wei-Ping Lu
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:135
  24. Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) is a neurotrophin gene family gene that encodes proteins vital for the growth, maintenance, and survival of neurons in the nervous system. The study aimed to screen natura...

    Authors: Azra Sakhawat, Muhammad Umer Khan, Raima Rehman, Samiullah Khan, Muhammad Adnan Shan, Alia Batool, Muhammad Arshad Javed and Qurban Ali
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:134
  25. Nonomuraea gerenzanensis (N. gerenzanensis) is known for its ability to biosynthesize A40926, the precursor of the glycopeptide antibiotic (GPA) Dalbavancin. However, challenges and uncertainties related to the g...

    Authors: Shi shi, Yutong Cheng, Shuai Wang, Xiangmei Zhang, Fubo Han, Xiaojing Li and Huijun Dong
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:133
  26. Leaf stacking fermentation involves enzymatic actions of many microorganisms and is an efficient and environmentally benign process for degrading macromolecular organic compounds. We investigated the dynamics ...

    Authors: Guanghai Zhang, Lu Zhao, Wei Li, Heng Yao, Canhua Lu, Gaokun Zhao, Yuping Wu, Yongping Li and Guanghui Kong
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:132
  27. The methylotrophic yeast Komagataella phaffii is one of the most important microbial platforms to produce recombinant proteins. Despite its importance in the context of industrial biotechnology, the use of synthe...

    Authors: Igor Patrick Vasconcelos Vieira, Felipe Seixas Arreguy Pimentel, Cintia Marques Coelho, Janice Lisboa De Marco, Lidia Maria Pepe de Moraes and Fernando Araripe Gonçalves Torres
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:131
  28. Contaminated food with antibiotic-resistant Enterococcus spp. could be the vehicle for transmitting Enterococcus to humans and accordingly cause a public health problem. The accumulation of biogenic amines produc...

    Authors: Mohamed El-Telbany, Chen-Yu Lin, Marwa Nabil Abdelaziz, Aye Thida Maung, Ayman El-Shibiny, Tahir Noor Mohammadi, Mahmoud Zayda, Chen Wang, Su Zar Chi Lwin, Junxin Zhao, Yoshimitsu Masuda, Ken-ichi Honjoh, Takahisa Miyamoto and Mohamed El
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:130
  29. Amikacin (AMK), an antibiotic, is prescribed for treating various bacterial diseases like urinary tract infections, encephalitis, asthma and joint infections. The most significant side effects, which affect 1 ...

    Authors: Alyaa Farid, Dina Mohamed, Dina Mostafa, Rawan Tarek, Viola Sherif and Gehan Safwat
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:129
  30. Disease is a major concern in Porphyra aquaculture, particularly during the early shell-borne conchocelis (SBC) seedling stage. To explore prevention strategies for Porphyra diseases, this study explored the pote...

    Authors: Lei Ke, Rui Yang, Qiqin Liu, Yangying Mao, Juanjuan Chen, Qijun Luo and Haimin Chen
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:128
  31. Quorum sensing inhibitor (QSI) has been attracting attention as anti-virulence agent which disarms pathogens of their virulence rather than killing them. QSI marking cyclic peptide-mediated QS in Gram-positive...

    Authors: Mohammed Y. Refai, Ahmed M. Elazzazy, Said E. Desouky, Mohammed Abu-Elghait, Eman A. Fayed, Sulaiman M. Alajel, Abdullah A. Alajlan, Mona O. Albureikan and Jiro Nakayama
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:126
  32. Excessive usage of chemical fertilizers has detrimental effects on the environment and the safety of food. Conversely, utilizing organic fertilizers such as sage offers several advantages, including cost-effec...

    Authors: Ahmed Fathy Yousef, Ahmed Mahmoud Ali, Mohamed AbdAllah Azab, Sobhi F. Lamlom and Hassan Mohamed Al-Sayed
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:124
  33. Mycotoxins (MTs) are secondary toxic metabolites that can contaminate food, impacting quality and safety, leading to various negative health effects and serious pathological consequences conferring urgent need...

    Authors: Marina H. Boshra, Ghadir S. El-Housseiny, Mohammed M.S. Farag and Khaled M. Aboshanab
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:123
  34. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection poses a severe threat to global public health due to its high mortality. Currently, polymyxins are mainly used for the treatment of Gram-negative bacte...

    Authors: Yuan Wu, Pingyun Wu, Ruolan Wu, Huilong Li, Yao Duan, Chaoni Cai, Zixin Liu, Pengfei She and Di Zhang
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:122
  35. Temperature plays an impactful role in mushroom cultivation. To obtain insights of transcriptomic response in macrofungi against heat stress, we performed RNA-seq analysis using Pleurotus tuoliensis mycelium cell...

    Authors: Long Chen, Ying Luo, Jiazheng Li, Zhijun Zhang and Di Wu
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:121
  36. The early diagnosis of leprosy serves as an important tool to reduce the incidence of this disease in the world. Phage display (PD) technology can be used for mapping new antigens to the development of immunod...

    Authors: Mayara Ingrid Sousa Lima, Meydson Benjamim Carvalho Corrêa, Emilly Caroline dos Santos Moraes, Jaqueline das Dores Dias Oliveira, Paula de Souza Santos, Aline Gomes de Souza, Isabela Maria Bernardes Goulart and Luiz Ricardo Goulart
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:120
  37. The protection of post-harvest infection by Fusarium spp. is a major worldwide demand, especially using effective natural alternatives to chemical fungicides. In this respect, selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs) were ...

    Authors: Howaida M. Manaa, Ebtsam M. Hamza and Noha M. Sorour
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:119
  38. Telomere and telomerase are crucial factors in cell division and chromosome stability. Telomerase activity in most cells depends on the transcription control by the telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT). The...

    Authors: Chenjing Ma, Xian Li, Weifeng Ding, Xin Zhang, Hang Chen and Ying Feng
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:118
  39. Sphaerobacter thermophilus synthesizes an ω-transaminase (ω-TA) that allows the production of enantiomerically pure β-amino acids. To obtain ω-TA variants with a higher activity and more favorable properties for ...

    Authors: Uwe Wegner, Falko Matthes, Nicolaus von Wirén, Ina Lemke, Rüdiger Bode, H.-Matthias Vorbrodt, Marion Rauter and Gotthard Kunze
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:117
  40. In the interest of preventing the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic from spreading, it is crucial to promptly identify and confine afflicted patients. Serological antibody testing is a significant d...

    Authors: Vinaya Chandu Vidya Sagar G, PV Janardhan Reddy, Prashanth Suravajhala, Renuka Suravajhala, Uday Kiran V, Kavi Kishor PB, Venkateswarulu TC and Rathnagiri Polavarapu
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:116
  41. Antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains and the consequent surge in infections caused by them have become major public health concerns. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) exhibit antibacterial properties and have wid...

    Authors: Muhammad Adil, Siyab Alam, Urooj Amin, Irfan Ullah, Mian Muhammad, Muti Ullah, Asma Rehman and Tariq Khan
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:115
  42. In the present study, for the first time, we released and assembled the particles of three major structural proteins of velogenic NDV (M, HN, and F glycoproteins) as a NDV-VLPs. The ElISA result of the cytokin...

    Authors: Masoumeh Firouzamandi, Javad Ashrafi Helan, Hassan Moeini, Alireza Soleimanian, Saeed Khatemeh and Seyed Davoud Hosseini
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:114
  43. Microbial flora plays an important role in microorganism-enhanced technology. The pollutant degradation ability and viable counts of these agents are crucial to guarantee their practical application. In this s...

    Authors: Yonghong Li, Xiuxiu Wu, Yun Wang, Yingman Gao and Keke Li
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:113
  44. Facilitated purification of proteins, at a low cost and a short time, is one of the key steps in the industrial production of recombinant proteins. In the current study, polydopamine nanoparticles (PDA-NPs) ar...

    Authors: Alireza Shariati, Sara Ali Hosseinzadeh, Zahra Barghi, Sogand Sadat Mortazavi, Kosar Atarod, Fatemeh Sadat Shariati and Behrokh Farahmand
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:112
  45. In nature, terpene nucleosides are relatively rare, with 1-tuberculosinyladenosine (1-TbAd) being an exclusive feature of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). The convergence of nucleosides and terpene pathways in t...

    Authors: Komal Tilwani, Abhishek Patel, Mainavi Patel, Pankaj Sojitra and Gayatri Dave
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:111

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AMBE Call for Editor-in-Chief

Springer Nature announces an opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as Editor-in-Chief for the journal AMB Express (AMBE).

AMBE is a high-quality Open Access journal that brings together research in the area of Applied and Industrial Microbiology with a particular interest in 'White Biotechnology' and 'Red Biotechnology'. The emphasis is on processes employing microorganisms, eukaryotic cell cultures or enzymes for the biosynthesis, transformation and degradation of compounds. This includes fine and bulk chemicals, polymeric compounds and enzymes or other proteins. Downstream processes are also considered. Integrated processes combining biochemical and chemical processes are also published.
Reports on the use of new procedures or tools in a clinical setting are only considered for publication if microorganisms, viruses, enzymes or other proteins from microorganisms or metabolites of microorganisms are involved as crucial and central part of the new procedure or tool.

The journal Impact Factor (2022) is 3.7, and it received over a million article downloads in 2023.

The current Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Alexander Steinbüchel, will conclude his term of office in December 2024, and we are looking to recruit a successor who would start working in early autumn 2024 with a gradual handover of duties from the current editor and become fully installed as of January 2025.
The appointment will be for a three-year term and includes an annual editorial stipend. The position is open to highly regarded experts in applied microbiology with international recognition and proven scientific leadership in a renowned academic or research institution. 

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent degree and be able to demonstrate a strong research and publication record. Prior experience in peer-review activities and other editorial functions is highly desirable. We are searching for a motivated and enthusiastic scientist with a vision of growing and developing the journal to serve the scientific community even better.

Responsibilities include working alongside the Associate Editors to manage the peer review of manuscripts under consideration by the journal, closely collaborating with the publisher to select Editors and the Editorial Board, and commissioning submissions in areas of interest and scope. The Editor-in-Chief will work routinely with Springer Nature on journal development with the goal of furthering the journal’s impact and reach.

Responsibilities of the Editor-in-Chief include:
●    Working in consultation with the Journal Editors or other Editors that may be appointed, the Editor-in-Chief will exercise control of the editorial development and editorial content of the journal and oversees the application of high editorial standards to all published contributions. 

●    Supplying the Publisher with refereed and accepted manuscripts and other editorial material, prepared in accordance with the guidelines to authors.

●    In consultation with Publisher, selecting Editors and an Editorial Board that provides both international representation and diverse expertise.

●    Soliciting high quality reviews and other commissioned content on topics of interest.

●    If they desire, to periodically select Guest Editors who shall be responsible for soliciting and acquiring manuscript for topical collections.

●    To use their best efforts to promote and to assist the Publisher in promoting the journal at relevant meetings, online and within the appropriate scientific communities.

●    Checking the content of the journal with a view to ensuring that there are no material infringing editorial policies. They will also promptly inform the Publisher of any resulting issues, and be available to discuss and support resulting issues.

●    Supporting ongoing diversity and inclusion goals in helping to ensure the journal is reflective of the global community that it serves.

●    Adhering to standards of editorial good practice, as defined in the Publisher’s Code of Conduct for Editors-in-Chief. The Code is based on guidelines and best practice recommendations issued by organizations such as the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE).

●    Participating in Springer Nature’s Transfer Service by offering the transfer option, where appropriate, to authors whose manuscripts have been rejected from the journal, and considering manuscripts received by through the Transfer Service. 

●    Participating in regular meetings with the Publisher as well as an Annual Editorial Board meeting, to discuss the ongoing development of the journal and to set and accomplish journal development goals.

All applications should be sent to Barbara Zöhrer, Senior Publisher, at by 15 May 2024.

Candidates should include the following documents with their formal application:
•    Cover letter (max. 2 pages) summarizing their qualifications and motivation, including an explanation why they consider themselves suitable for the position. 
•    Curriculum vitae (max. 3 pages) including relevant publications and achievements.
•    Vision statement (max. 3 pages) addressing the following points:
-    Analysis of the current situation of AMB Express
-    Vision and strategy for further enhancing the journal through editorial aspects
-    Strategy on encouraging and building a supportive and inclusive culture based on the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the Editorial Board.