Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Background Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have been widely used in many commercial products due to their excellent antibacterial ability. The AgNPs are released into the environment, gradually accumulate in the ocean, and may affect animals at high trophic levels,...

["Toxicology","Veterinary Medicine","Immunology","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5432
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Honey has been shown to have a range of therapeutic effects in humans, with anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effects among those previously characterised. Here, we examine the possibility of New Zealand thyme, manuka and honeydew honeys, and their major sugar...

["Cell Biology","Toxicology","Oncology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5115
74 downloads
390 views

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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423 views

L-amino acid oxidases (LAAOs) are ubiquitous enzymes in nature. Bioactivities described for these enzymes include apoptosis induction, edema formation, induction or inhibition of platelet aggregation, as well as antiviral, antiparasite, and antibacterial actions....

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Microbiology","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4924
1 citation
148 downloads
725 views

Background Acetylation alters several protein properties including molecular weight, stability, enzymatic activity, protein–protein interactions, and other biological functions. Our previous findings demonstrating that diacetyl/peroxynitrite can acetylate L-lysine,...

["Biochemistry","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4688
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826 views

Background Tea is one of the most economically important crops in China. However, the tea geometrid (Ectropis obliqua), a serious leaf-feeding pest, causes significant damage to tea crops and reduces tea yield and quality. Spiders are the most dominant predatory...

["Agricultural Science","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4534
404 downloads
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Background Green synthesis is an ecological technique for the production of well characterized metallic nanoparticles using plants. This study investigated the synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using a Caesalpinia ferrea seed extract as a reducing agent....

["Microbiology","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4361
134 downloads
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The toxicity of engineered nanoparticles remains a concern. The knowledge of biohazards associated with particular nanoparticles is crucial to make this cutting-edge technology more beneficial and safe. Here, we evaluated the toxicity of Ga2O3 nanoparticles (NPs),...

["Biochemistry","Neuroscience","Toxicology","Neurology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4365
3 citations
149 downloads
1,116 views

There is growing interest in applying detailed mathematical models of the heart for ion-channel related cardiac toxicity prediction. However, a debate as to whether such complex models are required exists. Here an assessment in the predictive performance between...

["Mathematical Biology","Toxicology","Cardiology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4352
1 citation
348 downloads
805 views

This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of mercury stress on growth, photosynthesis and mercury accumulation in different cultivars of a non-food energy crop, Jerusalem artichoke, and to screen appropriate cultivars for their efficacy in the phytoremediation...

["Environmental Sciences","Plant Science","Toxicology","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4325
172 downloads
763 views

Since the development of human-induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs), various types of hiPSC-derived cells have been established for regenerative medicine and drug development. Neural stem/progenitor cells (NSPCs) derived from hiPSCs (hiPSC-NSPCs) have shown...

["Neuroscience","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4187
1 citation
147 downloads
838 views

Tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCIPP) is a high-production volume organophosphate flame retardant widely used within the United States. Within zebrafish, initiation of TDCIPP exposure at 0.75 h post-fertilization (hpf) results in genome-wide alterations...

["Developmental Biology","Toxicology","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4156
258 downloads
2,555 views

Background Pesticidal RNAs that silence critical gene function have great potential in pest management, but the benefits of this technology must be weighed against non-target organism risks. Methods Published studies that developed pesticidal double stranded RNAs...

["Biotechnology","Ecology","Entomology","Toxicology","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4131
1 citation
130 downloads
704 views

The mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) and ryanodine receptor (RyR) signaling pathways regulate fundamental processes of neurodevelopment, and genetic mutations within these pathways have been linked to neurodevelopmental disorders. While previous studies have...

["Developmental Biology","Neuroscience","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4106
137 downloads
679 views

The objectives of this experiment were to determine the effects of graded dietary lead (Pb) concentrations on body weight and Pb concentrations in blood, hair, soft tissues, and urine from pigs and to generate equations for estimating daily Pb intake. Sixteen barrows...

["Agricultural Science","Toxicology","Nutrition","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3936

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