Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Considering complicated microRNA (miRNA) biogenesis and action mechanisms, it was thought so high energy-consuming for a cell to afford simultaneous over-expression of many miRNAs. Thus it prompts that an alternative miRNA regulation pattern on protein-encoding...

["Bioinformatics","Cell Biology","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3682
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Background Hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1 is involved in the regulation of hypoxic preconditioning in cardiomyocytes. Under hypoxic conditions, HIF-1α accumulates and is translocated to the nucleus, where it forms an active complex with HIF-1β and activates transcription...

["Cell Biology","Anaesthesiology and Pain Management","Cardiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3662
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Microbial transglutaminase (mTG) was used as a crosslinking agent in the preparation of gelatin sponges. The physical properties of the materials were evaluated by measuring their material porosity, water absorption, and elastic modulus. The stability of the sponges...

["Biotechnology","Cell Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3665
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Natural medicinal products possess diverse chemical structures and have been an essential source for drug discovery. Therefore, in this study, α-mangostin (AM) is a plant-derived compound was investigated for the apoptotic effect on human cervical cancer cells...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3460
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Breast cancer spheroids have been widely used as in vitro models of cancer stem cells (CSCs), yet little is known about their phenotypic characteristics and microRNAs (miRNAs) expression profiles. The objectives of this research were to evaluate the phenotypic...

["Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3551
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Background 2′–4′ Dinitrofluorobenzene (DNFB) induced contact hypersensitivity is an established model of contact sensitivity and leukocyte migration. Platelet Endothelial Cell Adhesion Molecule-1 (PECAM-1) deficient mice were used to examine the role of PECAM-1...

["Cell Biology","Dermatology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3555
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The fibronectin leucine rich transmembrane (FLRT) protein family consists in humans of 3 proteins, FLRT1, -2, and -3. The FLRT proteins contain two extracellular domains separated by an unstructured linker. The most membrane distal part is a leucine rich repeat...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3550
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Melatonin is a unique multifunctional molecule that mediates reproductive functions in animals. In this study, we investigated the effects of melatonin on bovine parthenogenetic and androgenetic embryonic development, oocyte maturation, the reactive oxygen species...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3485
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Background Fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) and their receptors (FGFRs) are involved in the development and function of multiple organs and organ systems, including the central nervous system (CNS). FGF signaling via FGFR1, one of the three FGFRs expressed in the...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3519
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Background Pharyngitis is an inflammatory condition of the pharynx and associated structures commonly caused by the Group A streptococci (GAS). There is a growing interest in discovering plant-based anti-inflammatory compounds as potential alternatives to conventional...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Food Science and Technology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3469
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Background Stem cells are normally isolated from dental pulps using the enzymatic digestion or the outgrowth method. However, the effects of the isolation method on the quality of the isolated stem cells are not studied in detail in murine models. The aim of this...

["Biotechnology","Cell Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3180
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TH(AGYLLGHINLHHLAHL(Aib)HHIL-NH2), a histidine-rich, cell-penetrating peptide with acid-activated pH response, designed and synthesized by our group, can effectively target tumor tissues with an acidic extracellular environment. Since the protonating effect of...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3429
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The evolutionarily conserved Mediator complex is a critical player in regulating transcription. Comprised of approximately two dozen proteins, the Mediator integrates diverse regulatory signals through direct protein-protein interactions that, in turn, modulate...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3390
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Background Chronic inflammation is a characteristic of sickle cell disease (SCD), and is invariably associated with vascular endothelial injury. Hydroxyurea (HU), a naturally cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agent, is the only FDA drug approved for SCD, and is therefore...

["Cell Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3376
1 citation
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Cucurbitacins, a class of toxic tetracyclic triterpenoids in Cucurbitaceae, modulate many molecular targets. Here we investigated the interactions of cucurbitacin B, E and I with cytoskeletal proteins such as microtubule and actin filaments. The effects of cucurbitacin...

["Cell Biology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3357

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