Peer-reviewed Articles

Obesity and sleep fragmentation (SF) are often co-occurring pro-inflammatory conditions in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Leptin is a peptide hormone produced by adipocytes that has anorexigenic effects upon appetite while regulating immunity. The role...

["Diabetes and Endocrinology","Immunology","Neurology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4423

Assessments of dinosaur macroevolution at any given time can be biased by the historical publication record. Recent studies have analysed patterns in dinosaur diversity that are based on secular variations in the numbers of published taxa. Many of these have employed...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4417

The Psychrobacter genus is a cosmopolitan and diverse group of aerobic, cold-adapted, Gram-negative bacteria exhibiting biotechnological potential for low-temperature applications including bioremediation. Here, we present the draft genome sequence of a bacterium...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4402

C9orf72 is associated with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), both of which are devastating neurodegenerative diseases. Findings suggest that an expanded hexanucleotide repeat in the non-coding region of the C9orf72 gene is the...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4391

The number of plants pollinated by ants is surprisingly low given the abundance of ants and the fact that they are common visitors of angiosperms. Generally ants are considered as nectar robbers that do not provide pollination service. We studied the pollination...

["Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4369

Behavioural flexibility, the ability to alter behaviour in response to environmental feedback, and to relinquish previously successful solutions to problems, is a crucial ability in allowing organisms to adapt to novel environments and environmental change; it...

["Animal Behavior","Anthropology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4366

The relationship between a driver’s glance orientation and corresponding head rotation is highly complex due to its nonlinear dependence on the individual, task, and driving context. This paper presents expanded analytic detail and findings from an effort that...

["Human-Computer Interaction","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.146

Using a database of recent articles published in the field of Global Health research, we examine institutional sources of stratification in publishing access outcomes. Traditionally, the focus on inequality in scientific publishing has focused on prestige hierarchies...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4269
25 downloads
137 views

Coral reefs are one of the world’s most threatened ecosystems, with global and local stressors contributing to their decline. Excessive sea-surface temperatures (SSTs) can cause coral bleaching, resulting in coral death and decreases in coral cover. A SST threshold...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4382
28 downloads
111 views

Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a belligerent carcinoma that is unresponsive to targeted receptor therapies. Development of new treatment strategies would benefit from an expanded repertoire of in vitro cell culture systems, such as those that support tridimensional...

["Cell Biology","Anatomy and Physiology","Oncology","Pathology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4340
35 downloads
395 views

Postnatal depression (PND) is known to be associated with a range of detrimental child and adolescent outcomes, resulting from its disruptive impact on mother-child relationship quality. However, until now little has been known about the impact of PND on the longer-term...

["Anthropology","Evolutionary Studies","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4305
16 downloads
144 views

Background In this study, the long-term efficacy of hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination was assessed using seroprevalence and an age–period–cohort (APC) model of HBV seromarkers among university entrants 30 years after the introduction of the national neonatal...

["Epidemiology","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4297
26 downloads
166 views

Microbial diversity on earth is extraordinary, and soils alone harbor thousands of species per gram of soil. Understanding how this diversity is sorted and selected into habitat niches is a major focus of ecology and biotechnology, but remains only vaguely understood....

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4395
20 downloads
96 views

Sucrose phosphate synthase (SPS, EC 2.4.1.14) is a key enzyme that regulates sucrose biosynthesis in plants. SPS is encoded by different gene families which display differential expression patterns and functional divergence. Genome-wide identification and expression...

["Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4379
15 downloads
106 views

Mackerel (Pneumatophorus japonicus) viscera contain large amount of protein. We used five proteases to hydrolyze the viscera, and the hydrolysate treated by neutrase exhibited the highest nitrogen recovery (NR). Then we optimized the preparation conditions for...

["Food Science and Technology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4373

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