200 downloads
992 views

As a consequence of recent human activities. populations of approximately 75% of the world’s primates are in decline, and more than 60% of species (n = 512) are threatened with extinction. Major anthropogenic pressures on primate persistence include the widespread...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7068
164 downloads
403 views

Background Adopting expansive vs. constrictive postures related to high vs. low levels of social power has been suggested to induce changes in testosterone and cortisol levels, and thereby to mimic hormonal correlates of dominance behavior. However, these findings...

["Anthropology","Anatomy and Physiology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6726
102 downloads
166 views

Objective MicroRNA (miR)-421 plays a key role in cancer progression. It has been reported that circulating miR-421may be a potential tumor marker for the diagnosis of several cancers. However, the role of miR-421 in plasma as a potential biomarker in the diagnosis...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Internal Medicine","Pathology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7002
107 downloads
181 views

Objective Environmental endocrine disruptors (EEDs) with a weak ability to mimic estrogen have been associated with thyroid dysfunction. However, little is known about the effect of nonylphenol (NP), a well-known EED, on thyroid structure. The present study evaluates...

["Toxicology","Public Health","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7039
87 downloads
208 views

Most people like symmetry, and symmetry has been extensively used in visual art and architecture. In this study, we compared preference for images of abstract and familiar objects in the original format or when containing perfect bilateral symmetry. We created...

["Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7078
238 downloads
365 views

Background Gypsophila paniculata (baby’s breath) is an invasive species found throughout much of the northwest United States and western Canada. Recently, plants exhibiting a different color morphology were identified within the coastal dunes along eastern Lake...

["Conservation Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7100
418 downloads
263 views

Background Wheat is one of the most important staple crops worldwide. Fusarium head blight (FHB) severely affects wheat yield and quality. A novel bread wheat mutant, ZK001, characterized as cleistogamic was isolated from a non-cleistogamous variety Yumai 18 (YM18)...

["Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7104
354 downloads
231 views

The “bidirectional gene pair” indicates a particular head-to-head gene organization in which transcription start sites of two genes are located on opposite strands of genomic DNA within a region of one kb. Despite bidirectional gene pairs are well characterized,...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7107
88 downloads
214 views

Background Sepsis represents a significant healthcare problem worldwide and causes a high number of deaths every year but remains to be fully understood. During and after sepsis, the host immune response is complex and involves an initial excessive host inflammatory...

["Emergency and Critical Care","Hematology","Immunology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7116
77 downloads
156 views

Neurotrophic receptor tyrosine kinase 2 (NTRK2) is a member of the tropomyosin receptor kinase family associated with the tumor development. However, the detailed function of NTRK2 in lung cancer, especially in lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD), is still not fully understood....

["Bioinformatics","Oncology","Pharmacology","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7125
311 downloads
325 views

Protein–protein interactions are closely relevant to protein function and drug discovery. Hence, accurately identifying protein–protein interactions will help us to understand the underlying molecular mechanisms and significantly facilitate the drug discovery....

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7126
74 downloads
183 views

Selection from phage display libraries empowers isolation of high-affinity ligands for various targets. However, this method also identifies propagation-related target-unrelated peptides (PrTUPs). These false positive hits appear because of their amplification...

["Bioinformatics","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7131
146 downloads
145 views

Background Pulpitis is a common inflammatory disease that affects dental pulp. It is important to understand the molecular signals of inflammation and repair associated with this process. Increasing evidence has revealed that long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs), via...

["Bioinformatics","Dentistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7135
142 downloads
228 views

Background Insect neuropeptides are interesting for the potential their receptors hold as plausible targets for a novel generation of pesticides. Neuropeptide genes have been identified in a number of different species belonging to a variety of insects. Results...

["Bioinformatics","Entomology","Genomics","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7144
109 downloads
170 views

Background Bile acids are important metabolites of intestinal microbiota, which have profound effects on host health. However, whether metabolism of bile acids is involved in the metabolic complications of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and the effects of bile...

["Internal Medicine","Nephrology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7145

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