Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Background Fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) and their receptors (FGFRs) have numerous functions in the developing and adult central nervous system (CNS). For example, the FGFR1 receptor is important for proliferation and fate specification of radial glial cells...

["Developmental Biology","Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3173
49 downloads
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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
268 downloads
987 views

Synapsida, the clade including therapsids and thus also mammals, is one of the two major branches of amniotes. Organismal design, with modularity as a concept, offers insights into the evolution of therapsids, a group that experienced profound anatomical transformations...

["Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Neuroscience","Paleontology","Anatomy and Physiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3119
55 downloads
684 views

Background The experience of ‘sensed presence’—a feeling or sense that another entity, individual or being is present despite no clear sensory or perceptual evidence—is known to occur in the general population, appears more frequently in religious or spiritual...

["Anthropology","Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3149
128 downloads
638 views

Background The ergogenic effects of analgesic substances suggest that pain perception is an important regulator of work-rate during fatiguing exercise. Recent research has shown that endogenous inhibitory responses, which act to attenuate nociceptive input and...

["Neuroscience","Anaesthesiology and Pain Management","Neurology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3028
62 downloads
297 views

Background Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a rapidly progressive neurodegenerative disease characterised by the accumulation of aggregated proteins, microglia activation and motor neuron loss. The mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration and disease progression...

["Molecular Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3064
187 downloads
1,321 views

Background Illusions that alter perception of the body provide novel opportunities to target brain-based contributions to problems such as persistent pain. One example of this, mirror therapy, uses vision to augment perceived movement of a painful limb to treat...

["Neuroscience","Anaesthesiology and Pain Management","Drugs and Devices","Human-Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3023
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337 views

Background Bax inhibitor-1 (BI-1) is an evolutionarily conserved cytoprotective transmembrane protein that acts as a suppressor of Bax-induced apoptosis by regulation of endoplasmic reticulum stress-induced cell death. We knocked down BI-1 in the sensitive dopa...

["Cell Biology","Genetics","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2974
106 downloads
948 views

Modafinil (2-((diphenylmethyl)sulfinyl)acetamide), a selective dopamine and norepinephrine transporter inhibitor, is most commonly prescribed for narcolepsy but has gained recent interest for treating a variety of disorders. Zebrafish (Danio rerio) are becoming...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Neuroscience","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2994
53 downloads
414 views

We created an easy-to-use device for operant licking experiments and another device that records environmental variables. Both devices use the Raspberry Pi computer to obtain data from multiple input devices (e.g., radio frequency identification tag readers, touch...

["Animal Behavior","Bioengineering","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2981
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344 views

Synaptotagmin I (Syt I) is most abundant in the brain and is involved in multiple cellular processes. Its two C2 domains, C2A and C2B, are the main functional regions. Our present study employed a pull-down combined with proteomic strategy to identify the C2 domain-interacting...

["Biochemistry","Molecular Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2973
210 downloads
1,215 views

Systematic studies of micronutrients during brain formation are hindered by restrictions to animal models and adult post-mortem tissues. Recently, advances in stem cell biology have enabled recapitulation of the early stages of human telencephalon development in...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2927
117 downloads
932 views

Philosophers have long argued that causality cannot be directly observed but requires a conscious inference (Hume, 1967). Albert Michotte however developed numerous visual phenomena in which people seemed to perceive causality akin to primary visual properties...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2932
71 downloads
381 views

We investigated the relationship between psychometrically-defined schizotypy and the ability to detect a visual target pattern. Target detection is typically impaired by a surrounding pattern (context) with an orientation that is parallel to the target, relative...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2921
117 downloads
556 views

The development of the brain is sex-dimorphic, and as a result so are many neurological disorders. One approach for studying sex-dimorphic brain development is to measure gene expression in biological samples using RT-qPCR. However, the accuracy and consistency...

["Developmental Biology","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2909

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