Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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The production of lignocellulosic ethanol is one of the most promising alternatives to fossil fuels; however, this technology still faces many challenges related to the viability of the lignocellulosic alcohol in the market. In this paper the endocarp of buriti...

["Agricultural Science","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Food, Water and Energy Nexus"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5275
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The human Achilles tendon (AT) consists of sub-tendons arising from the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles that exhibit non-uniform tissue displacements thought to facilitate some independent actuation. However, the mechanisms governing non-uniform displacement patterns...

["Bioengineering","Anatomy and Physiology","Kinesiology","Radiology and Medical Imaging"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5182
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Background Skeletal muscle wound healing is dependent on complex interactions between fibroblasts, myofibroblasts, myogenic cells, and cytokines, such as TGF-β1. This study sought to clarify the impact of TGF-β1 signaling on skeletal muscle cells and discern between...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Food Science and Technology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4939
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To investigate how additional visual feedback (VFB) affects postural stability we compared 20-sec center-of-pressure (COP) recordings in two conditions: without and with the VFB. Seven healthy adult subjects performed 10 trials lasting 20 seconds in each condition....

["Bioengineering","Neuroscience","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5101
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Background Entolimod is a Salmonella enterica flagellin derivate. Previous work has demonstrated that entolimod effectively protects mice and non-human primates from ionizing radiation. However, it caused a “flu-like” syndrome after radioprotective and anticancer...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5043
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The results of a computer simulation examining the compliance of a given transcranial magnetic stimulation device to the 2010 International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) guidelines are presented. The objective was to update the safe distance...

["Bioengineering","Neuroscience","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5034
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Cell quantification assays are essential components of most biological and clinical labs. However, many currently available quantification assays, including flow cytometry and commercial cell counting systems, suffer from unique drawbacks that limit their overall...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4937
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Transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation (tSCS) has been extensively studied due to its promising application in motor function restoration. Many previous studies have explored both the essential mechanism of action and the methods for determining optimal stimulation...

["Bioengineering","Neuroscience","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4921
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Background The table tennis serve involves complex spatial movements combined with biomechanial characteristics. Although the differences in lower-limb biomechanial characteristics to a great extent influence the translational and spinning velocity of the ball...

["Bioengineering","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4760
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Background To treat skin color disorders, such as vitiligo or burns, melanocytes are transplanted for tissue regeneration. However, melanocyte distribution in the human body varies with age and location, making it difficult to select the optimal donor skin to achieve...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Dermatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4815
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Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious disease of cloven-hoofed animals that has caused tremendous economic losses worldwide. In this study, we designed a chimeric nanoparticles (CNPs) vaccine that displays the predominant epitope of the serotype O...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4823
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438 views

Proteins that modify the activity of transcription factors (TFs) are often called modulators and play a vital role in gene transcriptional regulation. Alternative splicing is a critical step of gene processing, and differentially spliced isoforms may have different...

["Bioengineering","Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Genetics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4686
135 downloads
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Background Tibial stress fracture (TSF) is a common injury in basketball players. This condition has been associated with high tibial shock and impact loading, which can be affected by running speed, footwear condition, and footstrike pattern. However, these relationships...

["Bioengineering","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4753
102 downloads
699 views

Background Tissue engineering has been shown to exhibit great potential for the creation of biomaterials capable of developing into functional tissues. Cellular expansion and integration depends on the quality and surface-determinant factors of the scaffold, which...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Cell Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4656
262 downloads
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In a typical clinical gait analysis, the gait patterns of pathological individuals are commonly compared with the typically faster, comfortable pace of healthy subjects. However, due to potential bias related to gait speed, this comparison may not be valid. Publicly...

["Bioengineering","Neuroscience","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4640

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