Questionable Paper: A Novel Spectrophotometric Method for Determination of Nebivolol Hydrochloride in Tablets Dosage Form With 1,2-Naphthoquinone-4-Sulphonate as a Chromogenic Reagent. Am. J. PharmTech Res. 2015; 5(5)
Nabil AF Alhemiary*1,2
1. Department of Chemistry ,College of Science , Ibb University, P. O. Box 70270, Ibb, Yemen.
2. Department of Chemistry , College of Science and Arts – Sharurah, Najran University, Sharurah, Saudi Arabia
Original Paper: Novel spectrophotometric method for determination of cinacalcet hydrochloride in its tablets via derivatization with 1,2-naphthoquinone-4-sulphonate. Chem Cent J. 2012
Questionable Journal: American Journal of PharmTech Research (AJPTR)
Questionable Paper: Sox4 Expression Confers Bladder Cancer Stem Cell Properties and Predicts for Poor Patient Outcome. Int J Biol Sci 2015; 11(12):1363-1375.
1. Department of Cancer Genetics;
2. Department of Pathology;
3. Center for Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo NY 14263;
4. VU medical center, Cancer Center Amsterdam, Laboratory Medical Oncology, De Boelelaan 1118, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands;
5. Orthopaedic Oncology Institute, Tangdu Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an, Shaanxi 710032, P.R. China;
6. Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Xi’an, Shaanxi 710061, P.R. China.
# Equal contribution
Original Paper 1: 6p22.3 amplification as a biomarker and potential therapeutic target of advanced stage bladder cancer. Oncotarget. 2013 Nov;4(11):2124-34.
Original Paper 2: Molecular profiling and computational network analysis of TAZ-mediated mammary tumorigenesis identifies actionable therapeutic targets. Oncotarget. 2014 Dec 15;5(23):12166-76.
Questionable Journal: International Journal of Biological Sciences (Impact factor=4.509)
Questionable Paper: Muc1 promotes migration and lung metastasis of melanoma cells. Am J Cancer Res 2015;5(9):2590-2604.
Xiaoli Wang1,2, Hongwen Lan1 , Jun Li1 , Yushu Su1 , Lijun Xu1
1Department of Cardiothroracic Surgery, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, No. 1095, Jiefang Avenue, Wuhan 430030, Hubei Province, China;
2Cancer Biology Research Center, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430030, Hubei, China
Original Paper: Silencing of Diphthamide Synthesis 3 (Dph3) Reduces Metastasis of Murine Melanoma. PLoS One. 2012;7(11):e49988.
Questionable Journal: American Journal of Cancer Research (Impact Factor 2014: 4.165)
Questionable Publisher: e-Century Publishing Corporation
Questionable Paper: Association of Estrogen Receptor Gene Polymorphisms and Primary Biliary Cirrhosis in a Chinese Population: A Case-Control Study. Chin Med J 2015;128:3008-14
Liu Yang1, Hong Zhang2, Yan-Fang Jiang3, Qing-Long Jin3, Peng Zhang3, Xu Li3, Pu-Jun Gao3, Jun-Qi Niu3
1 Department of Hepatology, First Hospital, Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin 130021; National Clinical Research Center of Kidney Diseases, Jinling Hospital, Nanjing University School of Medicine, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210002, China
2 Phase I Clinical Trials Unit, First Hospital, Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin 130021, China
3 Department of Hepatology, First Hospital, Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin 130021, China
Original Paper 1: Estrogens and the pathophysiology of the biliary tree. World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG. 2006;12(22):3537-3545. doi:10.3748/wjg.v12.i22.3537.
Original Paper 2: Genetic association of cytokines polymorphisms with autoimmune hepatitis and primary biliary cirrhosis in the Chinese. World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG. 2005;11(18):2768-2772. doi:10.3748/wjg.v11.i18.2768.
Questionable Journal: Chinese Medical Journal
Impact Factor for 2014 is 1.053
Questionable Paper: Aralar plays a significant role in maintaining the survival and mitochondrial membrane potential of BV2 microglia. Int J Physiol Pathophysiol Pharmacol 2015;7(2):107-114.
Caixia Wang1*, Jie Zhang1*, Mingchao Zhang1,3, Heyu Chen1 , Weihai Ying1,2
1Med-X Research Institute and School of Biomedical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200030, P. R. China;
2Institute of Neurology, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200025, P. R. China;
3Zhiyuan College, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200030, P. R. China.
Original Paper 1: Malate-aspartate shuttle mediates the intracellular ATP levels, antioxidation capacity and survival of differentiated PC12 cells. Int J Physiol Pathophysiol Pharmacol. 2014 Jul 12;6(2):109-14.
Original Paper 2: SIRT2 plays a key role in both cell cycle regulation and cell survival of BV2 microglia. Int J Physiol Pathophysiol Pharmacol. 2014 Oct 11;6(3):166-71.
Questionable Journal: International Journal of Physiology, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
ISSN: 1944-8171 (Online)
Unofficial Impact Factor 2013: 2.154
Published by: e-Century Publishing Corporation
Questionable Paper: (2015) Anti N-Methyl-D-Aspartate (NMDA) Receptor Encephalitis with Frustrated Diagnosis Course: A Case Report. World Journal of Neuroscience,05,334-338. doi: 10.4236/wjns.2015.55032
Huanquan Liao*, Hongyan Zhou*, Ling Chen#
Department of Neurology, First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
Original Paper 1: Anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor encephalitis: review of clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment. BJPsych Bull. 2015 Feb;39(1):19-23.
Original Paper 2: Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate-receptor encephalitis: diagnosis, optimal management, and challenges. Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2014 Jul 1;10:517-25.
Original Paper 3: Malignant catatonia due to anti-NMDA-receptor encephalitis in a 17-year-old girl: case report. Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health 2011, 5:15
Original Paper 4: Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis resembling acute herpetic encephalitis. Case Rep Neurol Med. 2013;2013:608643.
Questionable Journal: World Journal of Neuroscience
Questionable Paper: Robotic transaxillary thyroid surgery. Gland Surg 2015;4(5):397-402.
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petach Tikva, and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel; 2Department of ENT Head and Neck Surgery, The American Hospital, Paris, France
Original Paper: Robot-assisted transaxillary thyroid surgery-feasibility and safety of a novel technique. Rambam Maimonides Med J. 2014 Apr 28;5(2):e0013.
Questionable Journal: Gland Surgery