Peer-reviewed Articles

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Importance Case reports describe persistent erectile dysfunction (PED) associated with exposure to 5α-reductase inhibitors (5α-RIs). Clinical trial reports and the manufacturers’ full prescribing information (FPI) for finasteride and dutasteride state that risk...

["Dermatology","Epidemiology","Internal Medicine","Pharmacology","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3020
144 downloads
753 views

It has previously been shown that domestic dogs and their household owners share bacterial populations, and that sharing of bacteria between humans is facilitated through the presence of dogs in the household. However, less is known regarding the bacterial communities...

["Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Dermatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3075
156 downloads
863 views

Localized genomic variability is crucial for the ongoing conflicts between infectious microbes and their hosts. An understanding of evolutionary and adaptive patterns associated with genomic variability will help guide development of vaccines and antimicrobial...

["Microbiology","Dermatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2959
118 downloads
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Background Multiple myeloma is a cancer which has a high occurrence rate and causes great injury to people worldwide. In recent years, many studies reported the effects of miRNA on the appearance of multiple myeloma. However, due to the differences of samples and...

["Genomics","Dermatology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2831
1 citation
94 downloads
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The incidence of cutaneous melanoma (CM) has rapidly increased over the past four decades. CM is often overlooked in East Asian populations due to its low incidence, despite East Asia making up 22% of the world’s population. Since the 1990s, Caucasian populations...

["Dermatology","Epidemiology","Oncology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2809
181 downloads
670 views

Objective The skin is an important immunological barrier of the body as well as an optimal route for vaccine administration. Gua Sha, which involves press-stroke treatment of the skin, is an effective folk therapy, widely accepted in East Asia, for various symptoms;...

["Dermatology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2451
254 downloads
746 views

Skin diseases constitute an essential health and aesthetic problem in the elderly. The aim of the study was to evaluate the knowledge of the elderly residents of public nursing homes and participants of the University of the Third Age in Bialystok, Poland surrounding...

["Dermatology","Geriatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2028
361 downloads
1,151 views

Background. Emerging research revealed the essential role of mitochondria in regulating stem/progenitor cell differentiation of neural progenitor cells, mesenchymal stem cells and other stem cells through reactive oxygen species (ROS), Notch or other signaling...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Dermatology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1821
3 citations
402 downloads
1,193 views

Background. Resveratrol is a natural polyphenol that exhibits anti-inflammatory effects. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of resveratrol treatment on epithelium-derived cytokines and epithelial apoptosis in a murine model of atopic dermatitis-like...

["Allergy and Clinical Immunology","Dermatology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1889
333 downloads
787 views

Background. Leprosy reactions are acute inflammatory episodes that occur mainly in the multibacillary forms of the disease. The reactions are classified as type 1 (reverse reaction) or type 2 (erythema nodosum leprosum). Leprosy-associated oxidative stress has...

["Dermatology","Infectious Diseases","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1799
5 citations
1,162 downloads
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An ever expanding body of research investigates the human microbiome in general and the skin microbiome in particular. Microbiomes vary greatly from individual to individual. Understanding the factors that account for this variation, however, has proven challenging,...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Microbiology","Dermatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1605
179 downloads
733 views

Background. Nd:YAP laser is widely used to investigate the nociceptive and pain systems, generating perpetual and laser-evoked neurophysiological responses. A major procedural concern for the use of Nd:YAP laser stimuli in experimental research is the risk of skin...

["Neuroscience","Anaesthesiology and Pain Management","Dermatology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1577
1 citation
220 downloads
938 views

Context. During the late 1990s, insecticide resistance had rendered a number of treatment products ineffective; some companies saw this as an opportunity to develop alternative types of treatment. We investigated the possibility that a surfactant-based lotion containing...

["Clinical Trials","Dermatology","Drugs and Devices","Nursing","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1368
4 citations
1,055 downloads
1,248 views

Tyrosinase is a well-known key enzyme in melanin biosynthesis and its inhibitors have become increasingly important because of their potential use as hypopigmenting agents. In the present study, the anti-melanogenic effect of aqueous and ethanolic extracts from...

["Biochemistry","Plant Science","Dermatology","Drugs and Devices"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1305
9 citations
929 downloads
2,235 views

Hair from different individuals can be distinguished by physical properties. Although some data exist on other species, examination of the individual molecular differences within the human hair shaft has not been thoroughly investigated. Shotgun proteomic analysis...

["Biochemistry","Biodiversity","Dermatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.506

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