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Background. Amyloid secondary structure relies on the intermolecular assembly of polypeptide chains through main-chain interaction. According to this, all proteins have the potential to form amyloid structure, nevertheless, in nature only few proteins aggregate...

["Biophysics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1676
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CXCL8 (Interleukin-8, IL-8) plays an important role in angiogenesis and wound healing by prompting endothelial cell migration. It has been suggested that heparan sulfate (HS) could provide binding sites on endothelial cells to retain and activate highly diffusible...

["Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Cardiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1669
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Background. Anchors are one of the important attachment appendages for monogenean parasites. Common descent and evolutionary processes have left their mark on anchor morphometry, in the form of patterns of shape and size variation useful for systematic and evolutionary...

["Biodiversity","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1668
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Background. Self-regulation tools are not always used optimally, and implementation intention plans often lack quality. Therefore, this study explored participants’ use and evaluation of self-regulation techniques and their impact on goal attainment. Methods. Data...

["Global Health","Nutrition","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1666
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It is well known that PUFA impede the LPS-mediated activation of the transcription factor NFkappaB. However, the underlying mode of action has not been clarified yet. To address this issue in a comprehensive approach, we used the monocyte/macrophage cell line RAW264.7...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Immunology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1663
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HIV prevalence in Kenya remains steady at 5.6% for adults 15 years and older, and 0.9% among children aged below 14 years. Parents and children are known to practice unprotected sex, which has implications for continued HIV spread within the country. Additionally,...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Health Policy","HIV","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1662
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Background. Highly stable, evolutionarily conserved, small, non-integrative plasmids are commonly found in members of the Chlamydiaceae and, in some species, these plasmids have been strongly linked to virulence. To date, evidence for such a plasmid in Chlamydia...

["Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1661
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Plant-parasitic nematodes (PPN) need to be adapted to survive in the absence of a suitable host or in hostile environmental conditions. Various forms of developmental arrest including hatching inhibition and dauer stages are used by PPN in order to survive these...

["Agricultural Science","Nematology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1654
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Background and Aims. A recently described Brazilian species, Lacandonia brasiliana, shares with its longer established putative sister species from Mexico, L. schismatica, inverted floral patterning (carpels surrounding stamens) that is almost unique among angiosperms....

["Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1653
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Previous research shows that people systematically match tastes with shapes. Here, we assess the extent to which matched taste and shape stimuli share a common semantic space and whether semantically congruent versus incongruent taste/shape associations can influence...

["Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1644
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In January 2012, a review of the cases of chromosome 15q24 microdeletion syndrome was published. However, this study did not include inferential statistics. The aims of the present study were to update the literature search and calculate confidence intervals for...

["Epidemiology","Statistics","Medical genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1641
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Transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV), belonging to the coronaviridae family, is the key cause of the fatal diarrhea of piglets and results in many pathological processes. microRNAs (miRNAs) play a key role in the regulation of virus-induced apoptosis. During...

["Veterinary Medicine","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1635
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Next generation sequencing (NGS) technology is a widely accepted tool used by microbial ecologists to explore complex microbial communities in different ecosystems. As new NGS platforms continue to become available, it becomes imperative to compare data obtained...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Microbiology","Taxonomy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1599
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Globally, mature forests appear to be increasing in biomass density (BD). There is disagreement whether these increases are the result of increases in atmospheric CO2 concentrations or a legacy effect of previous land-use. Recently, it was suggested that a threshold...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1595
21 downloads
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This study examines the role of the magnocellular system in the early stages of face perception, in particular sex categorization. Utilizing the specific property of magnocellular suppression in red light, we investigated visually guided reaching to low and high...

["Neuroscience","Cognitive disorders","Psychiatry and psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1617

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