Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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We describe a new iguanodontian ornithopod, Choyrodon barsboldi gen. et sp. nov. from the Albian-aged Khuren Dukh Formation of Mongolia based on several partial skeletons interpreted to represent a subadult growth stage based on osteohistological features. This...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5300
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Background Stargardt disease (SD) is characterized by the accumulation of the age-pigment lipofuscin in the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and subsequent neuroretinal degeneration. The disease leads to vision loss early in life. Here, we investigate age-dependent...

["Cell Biology","Neuroscience","Ophthalmology","Pathology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5215
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Bone microstructure has long been known as a powerful tool to investigate lifestyle-related biomechanical constraints, and many studies have focused on identifying such constraints in the limb bones of aquatic or arboreal mammals in recent years. The limb bone...

["Evolutionary Studies","Zoology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5216
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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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Since it is known that environmental contaminants have the potential to cause endocrine disorders in humans and animals, there is an urgent need for in vivo tests to assess possible effects of these endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Although there is no standardized...

["Histology","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5094
77 downloads
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Ovine footrot is a degenerative disease of sheep feet leading to the separation of hoof-horn from the underlying skin and lameness. This study quantitatively examined histological features of the ovine interdigital skin as well as their relationship with pro-inflammatory...

["Agricultural Science","Veterinary Medicine","Immunology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5097
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The Prozostrodontia includes a group of Late Triassic-Early Cretaceous eucynodonts plus the clade Mammaliaformes, in which Mammalia is nested. Analysing their growth patterns is thus important for understanding the evolution of mammalian life histories. Obtaining...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5029
51 downloads
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Background Ampelisca eschrichtii Krøyer, 1842 of the Sakhalin Shelf of the Okhotsk Sea, Far Eastern Russia, comprise the highest known biomass concentration of any amphipod population in the world and are a critically important prey source for western gray whales....

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4841
155 downloads
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The patterns of bone modeling and mineral mobilization (skeletal homeostasis) among mammals other than humans and laboratory rodents are still poorly known. In this study we assessed the pattern of bone formation and bone resorption in the femur of a wild population...

["Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology","Anatomy and Physiology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4944
483 downloads
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Background Plesiosaurs are marine reptiles that arose in the Late Triassic and survived to the Late Cretaceous. They have a unique and uniform bauplan and are known for their very long neck and hydrofoil-like flippers. Plesiosaurs are among the most successful...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Statistics","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4955
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Conventional aquaculture feed materials available in Australia are expensive, which has prompted the search for alternatives that would be cost-effective and locally available. The present study was undertaken in order to maximize the use of a tuna hydrolysate...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biochemistry","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4870
100 downloads
512 views

Sorting nexin-1 (SNX1) is an important functional protein in cell endocytosis, efflux, protein sorting, cell signal transduction, etc; however, the expression, the role and clinical relevance of SNX1 have not been investigated in gastric cancer (GC). In this study,...

["Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Oncology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4829
93 downloads
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Background Type 2 diabetes is characterized by insulin resistance accompanied by defective insulin secretion. Transgenic mouse models play an important role in medical research. However, single transgenic mouse models may not mimic the complex phenotypes of most...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Histology","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4542
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Here we provide a detailed description of the postcranial skeleton of the holotype and referred specimens of Buitreraptor gonzalezorum. This taxon was recovered as an unenlagiine dromaeosaurid in several recent phylogenetic studies and is the best represented Gondwanan...

["Paleontology","Taxonomy","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4558
108 downloads
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Objective In the foveola of the eye, photoreceptors and Müller cells with a unique morphology have been described, but little is known about their 3D structure and orientation. Considering that there is an angle-dependent change in the foveolar photoreceptor response...

["Biophysics","Cell Biology","Anatomy and Physiology","Ophthalmology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4482

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