Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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The microsporidian Nosema bombycis is an obligate intracellular parasite of Bombyx mori, that lost its intact tricarboxylic acid cycle and mitochondria during evolution but retained its intact glycolysis pathway. N. bombycis hexokinase (NbHK) is not only a rate-limiting...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5658
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Müller glia in the zebrafish retina respond to retinal damage by re-entering the cell cycle, which generates large numbers of retinal progenitors that ultimately replace the lost neurons. In this study we compared the regenerative outcomes of adult zebrafish exposed...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Molecular Biology","Neuroscience","Ophthalmology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5646
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Deep sea lobsters are highly valued for seafood and provide the basis of important commercial fisheries in many parts of the world. Despite their economic significance, relatively little is known about their natural diets. Microscopic analyses of foregut content...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Bioinformatics","Genetics","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5641
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Drosophila melanogaster larvae detect noxious thermal and mechanical stimuli in their environment using polymodal nociceptor neurons whose dendrites tile the larval body wall. Activation of these nociceptors by potentially tissue-damaging stimuli elicits a stereotyped...

["Cell Biology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5632
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Two novel peptides belonging to the dermaseptin family, namely DRS-CA-1 and DRS-DU-1, were encoded from cDNA libraries derived from the skin secretions of Phyllomedusa camba and Callimedusa (Phyllomedusa) duellmani. Both natural peptides are highly-conserved and...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Molecular Biology","Synthetic Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5635
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The aim of this study was to select the most suitable reference genes for quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) of spotted sea bass (Lateolabrax maculatus), an important commercial marine fish in Pacific Asia, under normal physiological and...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5631
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Animal mitochondria are usually inherited through the maternal lineage. The exceptional system allowing fathers to transmit their mitochondria to the offspring exists in some bivalves. Its taxonomic spread is poorly understood and new mitogenomic data are needed...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5593
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The processes of association and dissociation of ribosomal subunits are of great importance for the protein biosynthesis. The mechanistic details of these processes, however, are not well known. In bacteria, upon translation termination, the ribosome dissociates...

["Biochemistry","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5620
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Background Swertia perennis(Gentianaceae) is a perennial diploid and clonal plant species that is discontinuously distributed in peat bogs in the mountains of Europe, Asia and North America as well as in the lowlands of Europe. The current geographical dispersion...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5512
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Background Sleep has a fundamental role in the regulation of homeostasis. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of different periods of paradoxical sleep deprivation (PSD) and recovery on serum levels of cytokines and miRNAs related to inflammatory responses....

["Molecular Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5567
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Background Abnormal methylation of TNFRSF10C was found to be associated with different types of cancers, excluding colorectal cancer (CRC). In this paper, the performance of TNFRSF10C methylation in CRC was studied in two stages. Method The discovery stage was...

["Biochemistry","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5336
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Objectives Several Elizabethkingia species often exhibit extensive antibiotic resistance, causing infections associated with severe morbidity and high mortality rates worldwide. In this study, we determined fluoroquinolone susceptibility profiles of clinical Elizabethkingia...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5608
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Background Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disorder. This study aims to consider effects of resveratrol, exercise and their combination on Farnesoid X receptor (Fxr), the liver X receptor (Lxr) and Sirtuin 1 (Sirt 1) genes...

["Biochemistry","Molecular Biology","Anatomy and Physiology","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5522
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The ε subunit from ATP synthases acts as an ATP sensor in the bacterial cell to prevent ATP hydrolysis and thus the waste of ATP under conditions of low ATP concentration. However, the ATP binding affinities from various bacterial organisms differ markedly, over...

["Biophysics","Computational Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5505
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Background Under aerobic growth conditions, mitochondria are the major producers of cellular ATP and crucial for the proper performance of organs and tissues. This applies especially to cells with high energy demand, such as the renal proximal tubule epithelium....

["Cell Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5469

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