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Objective. In the foveola of the eye, photoreceptors and Müller cells with a unique morphology have been described, but little is known about their 3D structure and orientation. Considering that there is an angle-dependent change in the foveolar photoreceptor response...

["Biophysics","Cell Biology","Anatomy and Physiology","Ophthalmology","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26518v1
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Bacterial surface charge derives its meaning from the cell’s environment such as the solution in contact with the cell. Determining the surface charge of bacteria in its native environment requires measuring the proxy variable, zeta potential, using cells obtained...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biophysics","Biotechnology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2086v4
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This work aims for modeling and simulating the metastasis of cancer, via the analogy between the cancer process and the board game Go. In the game of Go, black stones play first, could correspond to metastasis of cancer. Moreover, playing white stones on the second...

["Bioinformatics","Biophysics","Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3434v1
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Exposure to non-ionizing radiation used in wireless communication remains a contentious topic in the public mind - while the overwhelming scientific evidence to date suggests that microwave and radio frequencies used in modern communications are safe, public apprehension...

["Biophysics","Environmental Sciences","Cognitive Disorders","Oncology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3355v1
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Microbes often live in dense, dynamic, multi-species communities whose architecture and function are intimately intertwined. Imaging these complex, three-dimensional ensembles presents considerable technical challenges, however. In this review, I describe light...

["Biophysics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3135v2
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1,4-dihydropyridines (1,4-DHP) possess important biochemical and pharmacological properties, including antioxidant and antimutagenic activities. Interaction of some 1,4-DHP with DNA was recently reported. AV-153-Na, an antimutagenic and DNA-repair-enhancing compound...

["Biophysics","Drugs and Devices"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3317v1
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Coarse-grained simulations enable the study of membrane proteins in the context of their native environment but require reliable parameters. The CgProt force field is assessed by comparing the potentials of mean force for sidechain insertion in a DOPC bilayer to...

["Biophysics","Computational Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3306v1
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Scale transcends multiple levels of biological and physical organization, and is the critical factor that determines success of any scientific investigation. Specifically, the scale at which a question is posed plays a crucial role in influencing the type of experiments...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biophysics","Biotechnology","Cell Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3261v1
1,355 downloads
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Zeta potential, defined as the electric charge at the shear plane, is widely used as a proxy parameter for bacterial cell surface charge. Nonspecific adsorption of ions or polyelectrolytes onto the cell surface, however, alters the value and polarity of the measured...

["Bioengineering","Biophysics","Biotechnology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.110v7
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The osmotic pressure of chondroitin sulfate glycosaminoglycans (CS-GAGs) in a simulated physiological environment of articular cartilage is thoroughly examined in silico using full atomistic models. The effects of chemical and physical properties were investigated...

["Biochemistry","Biophysics","Computational Biology","Anatomy and Physiology","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3063v1
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A complete understanding of the feeding structures is fundamental in order to study how animals survive. Some birds use long and protrusible tongues as the main tool to collect their central caloric source (e.g. woodpeckers and nectarivores). Hummingbirds are the...

["Biophysics","Zoology","Anatomy and Physiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2986v1
488 downloads
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In this review, we present a summary of how computer modeling has been used in the development of covalent modifier drugs. Covalent modifier drugs bind by forming a chemical bond with their target. This covalent binding can improve the selectivity of the drug for...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Biophysics","Pharmacology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2857v2
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Membrane proteins are the most medicinally important yet to be fully exploited pharmaceutical targets. Here druggability analyses are conducted on three different membrane proteins, namely, the human P2Y12 receptor, glycoprotein-41 that mediates the HIV-1 virus...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Biophysics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2868v1
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The importance of histidine tautomerism for an accurate drug/protein structure determination and their relevance for the interaction between biological systems is recognized. Consequently, here we used a recently introduced method to determine the pKa values of...

["Bioinformatics","Biophysics","Computational Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2816v1
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Hydrolysis of ATP by Na+/K+-ATPase, a P-Type ATPase, catalyzing active Na+ and K+ transport through cellular membranes leads transiently to a phosphorylation of its catalytical α-subunit. Surprisingly, 3-dimensional molecular structure analysis of P-type ATPases...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Biophysics","Computational Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2812v1
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