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Valerie Matarese

Valerie Matarese
UpTo infotechnologies

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March 1993 - May 1997
GlaxoSmithKline
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • The company then was called "Glaxo" and "GlaxoWellcome"
September 1990 - September 1992
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Position
  • Researcher
September 1984 - August 1985
University of California, San Francisco
Position
  • Researcher

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Publications (46)
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The importance of post-publication peer review (PPPR) as a type of knowledge exchange has been emphasized by several authorities in research publishing, yet biomedical journals do not always facilitate this type of publication. Here we report our experience publishing a commentary intended to offer constructive feedback on a previously published ar...
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A team of stakeholders in biomedical publishing recently proposed a set of core competencies for journal editors, as a resource that can inform training programs for editors and ultimately improve the quality of the biomedical research literature. This initiative, still in its early stages, would benefit from additional sources of expert informatio...
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Editors who work directly with academic researchers, helping to make their draft manuscripts suitable for publication in peer-reviewed scholarly journals, refer to themselves as "authors' editors." As a profession, author editing has been around for more than a half-century, but its role in research communication is often underappreciated and somet...
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The language profession, as conceived in this book on research writing in non-anglophone settings, encompasses a range of activities such as teaching academic writing, translating and editing. Although these traditionally have little interaction, in this volume we show how skilled language professionals draw on some or all of them to offer effectiv...
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This volume is the course manual for "Effective Biomedical Writing," an intensive, practical course in scientific writing for doctoral students and early career researchers. Course presentation: www.uptoit.org/eng/teaching/ebw.htm
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PubPeer comment on: Vasilevsky NA, Hosseini M, Teplitzky S et al. (2020) Is authorship sufficient for today’s collaborative research? A call for contributor roles. Accountability in Research (https://doi.org/10.1080/08989621.2020.1779591). Original post at: https://pubpeer.com/publications/D9336532CEF4961BE7D119EAFE3CFE
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Enormous efforts and resources are being invested in the search for biomarkers for early cancer detection. However, the biology and genetics of cancer, an extremely heterogeneous disease from the molecular viewpoint, thwart the clinical application of laboratory discoveries, and the sought‐for pan‐cancer biomarkers for population screening remain o...
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Thousands of candidate cancer biomarkers have been proposed, but so far, few are used in cancer screening. Failure to implement these biomarkers is attributed to technical and design flaws in the discovery and validation phases, but a major obstacle stems from cancer biology itself. Oncogenomics has revealed broad genetic heterogeneity among tumors...
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This comment offers post-publication peer review on an article in PLoS One. The comment can be read online in the "Comments" section of the article in HTML format at https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0219567.
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Research studies, especially in the sciences, may benefit from substantial non-author support without which they could not be completed or published. The term “contributorship” was coined in 1997 to recognize all contributions to a research study, but its implementation (mostly in biomedical reports) has been limited to the inclusion of an “Author...
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Research studies, especially in the sciences, may benefit from substantial non-author support without which they could not be completed or published. The term “contributorship” was coined in 1997 to recognize all contributions to a research study, but its implementation (mostly in biomedical reports) has been limited to the inclusion of an “Author...
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The importance of post-publication peer review (PPPR) as a type of knowledge exchange has been emphasized by several authorities in research publishing, yet biomedical journals do not always facilitate this type of publication. Here we report our experience publishing a commentary intended to offer constructive feedback on a previously published ar...
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A team of stakeholders in biomedical publishing recently proposed a set of core competencies for journal editors, as a resource that can inform training programs for editors and ultimately improve the quality of the biomedical research literature. This initiative, still in its early stages, would benefit from additional sources of expert informatio...
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This article is a comment posted on PubMed Commons in relation to a BMC Medicine article (PMID 28893269). The permalinks for my comment are https://hypothes.is/search?q=tag%3APubMedCommonsArchive+28893269 and https://pubpeer.com/publications/49AE23AF7ABF995A4AF46FF58605CD
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Overview and four main themes from the multiauthor volume ”Supporting Research Writing: Roles and challenges in multilingual settings”
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Highlights from the book ”Editing Research: the author editing approach to providing effective support to writers of research papers”
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: Scientific literacy is a fundamental attribute that supports researchers in both research and research writing. This chapter describes the rationale and design of a course that uses strategic, critical reading to teach research writing to doctoral candidates. The course, ‘Effective Biomedical Reading and Writing’, was designed by an authors’ edit...
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Writing for peer-reviewed research journals is difficult and requires specialized skills and knowledge—in language, logical argumentation, data presentation, publication ethics and more. The task is especially challenging for researchers who use English as an additional language. In this discussion paper, I illustrate how research writing in non-an...
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Supporting Research Writing explores the range of services designed to facilitate academic writing and publication in English by non-native English-speaking (NNES) authors. It analyses the realities of offering services such as education, translation, editing and writing, and then considers the challenges and benefits that result when these boundar...
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At the turn of the sixteenth century, the recent arrival of the printing press in Venice and the socio- economic conditions in that cosmopolitan city permitted the development of the book publishing industry. One of the early printers, Aldo Manuzio, combined the business of artisanal printing with humanistic knowledge and love of the classics. Cons...
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Authors' editors do language and substantive editing for authors on texts that are not yet fit for purpose, which, for research papers, is publication in peer-reviewed journals. The authors' editor helps authors achieve their publishing goals, by improving format, grammar, style, technical precision, argumentation and language efficiency. Rather th...
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In the biomedical sciences, research may be done by persons whose education and training did not provide them with basic skills in scientific publishing and who lack a helpful mentor. They may ask an authors' editor to assist them from the initial stages of drafting a research paper or to help them resolve major content problems in a manuscript tha...
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T he independent information profession has roots in the United States, having developed contemporaneously with online databases, Internet and associations serving independent information professionals, such as AIIP. Although AIIP is an international association, more than 75% of its membership is based in the US and just over 5% works in non-Anglo...
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Reports of scientific research are published by selective journals only when they meet stringent criteria, first and foremost of which are the quality and importance of the research. Even when the research is excellent, other elements come into play to determine if the manuscript will be accepted for publication. Many of these factors are under dir...
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Background: The quality of biomedical reporting is guided by statements of several organizations. Although not all journals adhere to these guidelines, those that do demonstrate "editorial leadership" in their author community. To investigate a possible relationship between editorial leadership and journal quality, research journals from two Europ...
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To evaluate the effectiveness and appropriateness of a course that promotes familiarity with biomedical periodicals and teaches efficient reading skills. A 16-hour course was designed to help inexperienced readers gain confidence navigating the contents of a research paper (instead of reading only abstracts), and make the first steps to critical ap...
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The transfer of unesterified fatty acids (FA) from adipocyte fatty acid binding protein (A-FABP) to phospholipid membranes is proposed to occur via a collisional mechanism involving transient ionic and hydrophobic interactions [Wootan & Storch (1994) J. Biol. Chem. 269, 10517-10523]. In particular, it was suggested that membrane acidic phospholipid...
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Metabotropic glutamate receptor 1 (mGluR1) is a member of a large family of G-protein-coupled glutamate receptors, the physiological functions of which are largely unknown. Mice deficient in mGluR1 have severe motor coordination and spatial learning deficits. They have no gross anatomical or basic electrophysiological abnormalities in either the ce...
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Serum retinol-binding protein (RBP) specifically binds to and is internalized by F9 embryonal carcinoma cells. Monolayers of F9 cells were differentiated into a primitive endoderm stage by addition of retinoic acid. Fluorescein-derivatized or radiolabeled RBP associated with F9 cell monolayers at 37 degrees C in a time- and concentration-dependent...
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We report the molecular cloning, nucleotide (nt) sequence and chromosomal assignment of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae gene GLP1. This gene encoded a 15-kDa protein that was synthesized at a low level during growth on glucose and was induced ninefold upon glucose deprivation. When glucose withdrawal was accompanied by the addition of fatty acids the...
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This chapter discusses two primary experimental procedures allowed for the preparation of adipocyte lipid-binding protein (ALBP) from either human or murine adipose cells. ALBP possesses two reduced sulfhydryl groups, one at the amino terminus and one buried within the ligand-binding domain. The readily accessible amino-terminal sulfhydryl group ma...
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Human adipocyte lipid-binding protein (H-ALBP) was purified from normal subcutaneous adipose tissue to greater than 98% homogeneity, utilizing a combination of acid fractionation, gel filtration, covalent chromatography on activated thiol-Sepharose 4B, and anion-exchange chromatography. Human ALBP comprised about 1% of total cytosolic protein in hu...
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An adipose-specific protein has been purified from murine 3T3-L1 adipocytes to greater than 98% homogeneity. A purification procedure was developed utilizing a combination of gel filtration, cation exchange chromatography, and covalent chromatography on activated-thiol Sepharose 4B. The protein exists as a single polypeptide with a molecular weight...
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An adipose-specific protein has been purified from murine 3T3-L1 adipocytes to greater than 98% homogeneity. A purification procedure was developed utilizing a combination of gel filtration, cation exchange chromatography, and covalent chromatography on activated-thiol Sepharose 4B. The protein exists as a single polypeptide with a molecular weight...
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In periodontal disease, the abilities of bacteria to adhere to and degrade in vivo basement membranes should be considered as two of the rate-limiting steps for the potential active or passive invasion of gingival connective tissues. To study these mechanisms in greater detail, we used the PF HR-9 basement-membrane-like matrix to establish an in vi...
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Whole-cell affinity chromatography was used as a novel screening technique for identifying and characterizing oral microbial lectins. First, affinity columns bearing oligosaccharides of defined structure were synthesized as lectin-binding reagents. Fetuin, transferrin (containing terminal NeuAc residues), asialofetuin and asialotransferrin (with te...

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