Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Background Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), deoxynivalenol (DON), HT-2, ochratoxin A (OTA), zearalenone (ZEA) are the most common mycotoxins that are found in corn-based animal feed which have multiple toxic effects on animals and humans. Previous studies reported that these...

["Agricultural Science","Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Food Science and Technology","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5111
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Chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 7 (CCL7), a CC chemokine, is a chemotactic factor and attractant for various kinds of leukocytes, including monocytes and neutrophils. CCL7 is widely expressed in multiple cell types and can participate in anti-inflammatory responses...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4928
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Apis cerana cerana relies on its sensitive olfactory system to perform foraging activities in the surrounding environment. Olfactory receptors (ORs) are a primary requirement for odorant recognition and coding. However, the molecular recognition of volatile compounds...

["Agricultural Science","Cell Biology","Entomology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5005
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Background Electrical stimulation (ES) has a long history of successful use in the clinical treatment of refractory, non-healing bone fractures and has recently been proposed as an adjunct to bone tissue-engineering treatments to optimize their therapeutic potential....

["Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Orthopedics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4959
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Introduction of point mutations to a gene of interest is a powerful tool when determining protein function. CRISPR-mediated genome editing allows for more efficient transfer of a desired mutation into a wide range of model organisms. Traditionally, PCR amplification...

["Cell Biology","Genetics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4920
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Objective Tumor necrosis factor-inducible gene 6 (TSG-6) has anti-inflammatory and chondroprotective effects in mouse models of inflammatory arthritis. Because cartilage damage and inflammation are also observed in osteoarthritis (OA), we determined the effect...

["Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4771
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Background The Lepidopteran ambidensovirus 1 isolated from Junonia coenia (hereafter JcDV) is an invertebrate parvovirus considered as a viral transduction vector as well as a potential tool for the biological control of insect pests. Previous works showed that...

["Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4860
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Experimental protocols are key when planning, performing and publishing research in many disciplines, especially in relation to the reporting of materials and methods. However, they vary in their content, structure and associated data elements. This article presents...

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4795
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Canola (Brassica napus L.) is widely cultivated around the world for the production of edible oils and biodiesel fuel. Despite many canola varieties being described as ‘salt-tolerant’, plant yield and growth decline drastically with increasing salinity. Although...

["Agricultural Science","Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4822
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Occlusive artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. Bypass graft surgery remains the most prevalently performed treatment for occlusive arterial disease, and veins are the most frequently used conduits for surgical revascularization. However,...

["Bioinformatics","Cell Biology","Genetics","Genomics","Cardiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4704
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Background Breast cancer stem cells (BCSCs) are associated with the invasion of breast cancer. In recent years, studies have demonstrated different phenotypes among BCSCs. Furthermore, BCSCs of diverse phenotypes are present at different tumour sites and different...

["Cell Biology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4805
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The blood–brain barrier (BBB), an interface between the systemic circulation and the nervous system, can be a target of cytokines in inflammatory conditions. Pro-inflammatory cytokines tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interleukin-1β (IL-1β) induce damage in...

["Cell Biology","Neuroscience","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4774
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Malaria is a disease that affects millions of people annually. An intracellular habitat and lack of protein synthesizing machinery in erythrocytes pose numerous difficulties for survival of the human pathogen Plasmodium falciparum. The parasite refurbishes the...

["Cell Biology","Microbiology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4757
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The discovery of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) by Shinya Yamanaka in 2006 was heralded as a major breakthrough of the decade in stem cell research. The ability to reprogram human somatic cells to a pluripotent embryonic stem cell-like state through the...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4370
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Background Vitexin is a kind of lignan compound which has been shown to possess a variety of pharmacological effects, such as anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and anti-cancer activities. However the effect of vitexin on hair regeneration has not been elaborated....

["Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Dermatology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4737

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