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自然杂志的回复 - (恶搞,笑一笑就好!)

Dear Dr. Yan,

Thank you very much for expressing to us your concern about one of our publications entitled "Crystal structure of a bacterial homologue of glucose transporters GLUT1-4." by Dr. N Yan and her colleagues.  After reviewing the relevant papers by you and Dr. N Yan, we believe that both of you made important but distinct contributions to the understanding of the structure and function of bacterial glucose transporters.  However, we don't share your opinion about a potential misconduct by Dr. N. Yan simply because she didn't cite your work in her paper.  We based our belief on the following:

  1. Using crystallography, Dr N Yan and colleagues clearly illustrated the structure of XylE, an bacterial homologue of mammalian GLUTs. These genes are from a different subfamily from WTF, which is the one you studied.  Therefore, we believe that her work was not only novel but also highly impactful. 
  2. Regarding the citation of related work, it is our policy that authors only cite previous work that is highly relevant.  To that end, Dr. N. Yan cited 50 highly relevant papers including those dealing with the cloning and functional analysis of the gene as well as those related to the structure of representative members of the SP family.  Therefore, we believe that it was entirely appropriate for her not to cite your work.

At Nature Journals, we hold ourselves and our contributors to the highest scientific and ethical standards, and in this case it was no exception. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.

Sincerely Yours,

Xiaobian for Nature   

BTW: are you related to Dr. N Yan?   :)

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Fanreninus 回复 悄悄话 回复 'SwiperTheFox' 的评论 : 即使机理也有相同或者相似,也不能就此指责人家,因为她文章的重点是结构,而且是想由此推测人的GLUT结构的。
SwiperTheFox 回复 悄悄话 回复 'Fanreninus' 的评论 :

不过目前核心的问题不在结构, 而是在机理. 阎在1995年提出的机理的确有他的一套,而且貌似符合颜文/视频对机理的描述. 我虽然仍不认为颜有引用阎的必要, 但是阎并不是完全没有道理. 这可能要求我们再深入研究一下他们论文对机理的阐述. 希望到时再看到你在这方面的大作, 进行交流.
Fanreninus 回复 悄悄话 回复 'SwiperTheFox' 的评论 : 谢谢,搞笑的! :)
SwiperTheFox 回复 悄悄话 写得好!
Fanreninus 回复 悄悄话 回复 '农村干部' 的评论 : 你把问题太简单化!:)
农村干部 回复 悄悄话 杂志编辑一看都姓YAN(美国人搞不清YAN有不同),属家庭琐事,财产继承,直接交地方法院处理。^_^
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