53 downloads
807 views

Human impacts are causing ecosystem phase shifts from coral- to algal-dominated reef systems on a global scale. As these ecosystems undergo transition, there is an increased incidence of coral-macroalgal interactions. Mounting evidence indicates that the outcome...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Biophysics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3423
1,010 downloads
1,815 views

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.110v6
79 downloads
486 views

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...

["Biophysics","Zoology","Anatomy and Physiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3449
45 downloads
316 views

Long bone curvature in animal limbs has long been a subject of interest and much work has explored why long bones should be curved. However, the ‘when’ and ‘how’ of curvature development is poorly understood. It has been shown that the rat tibia fails to attain...

["Biophysics","Developmental Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3386
22 downloads
172 views

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
50 downloads
307 views

Background Freezing is commonly used for food preservation. It is usually done under constant atmospheric pressure (isobaric). While extending the life of the produce, isobaric freezing has detrimental effects. It causes loss of food weight and changes in food...

["Agricultural Science","Biophysics","Cell Biology","Food Science and Technology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3322
178 downloads
476 views

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
88 downloads
332 views

Background Cell membrane permeabilization by pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) is a novel contactless method which results in effects similar to conventional electroporation. The non-invasiveness of the methodology, independence from the biological object homogeneity...

["Biochemistry","Biophysics","Biotechnology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3267
1 citation
124 downloads
569 views

It has recently been proposed that the caudal curvature (concave caudal side) observed in the radioulna of terrestrial quadrupeds is an adaptation to the habitual action of the triceps muscle which causes cranial bending strains (compression on cranial side). The...

["Animal Behavior","Biophysics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3229
60 downloads
255 views

Background Electrolytic ablation and electroporation based ablation are minimally invasive, non-thermal surgical technologies that employ electrical currents and electric fields to ablate undesirable cells in a volume of tissue. In this study, we explore the attributes...

["Bioengineering","Biophysics","Oncology","Pathology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3190
103 downloads
453 views

Alzheimer’s disease is a multifactorial disorder caused by the interaction of genetic, epigenetic and environmental factors. The formation of cytotoxic oligomers consisting of Aβ peptide is widely accepted as being one of the main key events triggering the development...

["Biophysics","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3086
152 downloads
783 views

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, three-dimensional molecular structure analysis of P-type ATPases...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Biophysics","Computational Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3087
43 downloads
155 views

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
100 downloads
378 views

Most of the previous studies on Weis-Fogh clap-fling mechanism have focused on the vortex structures and velocity fields. Detailed pressure distribution results are provided for the first time in this study to reveal the differences between the full and the partial...

["Biophysics","Computational Biology","Entomology","Mathematical Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3002
23 downloads
175 views

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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