Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896, are ubiquitous along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the USA. These organisms play an integral role in the ecosystems of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), where not only are they a keystone species, but are also socioeconomically...

["Developmental Biology","Marine Biology","Toxicology","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5985
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Gelsemine is an important toxic substance extracted from Gelsemium elegans, which has a lot of biological functions in cells and organisms, but its toxicity has been rarely reported in Tetrahymena thermophila. In this study, we used the protozoan T. thermophila...

["Microbiology","Toxicology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6093
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The swamp eel (Monopterus albus) is an important commercial farmed fish species in China. However, it is susceptible to Aeromonas hydrophila infections, resulting in high mortality and considerable economic loss. Povidone-iodine (PVP-I) is a widely used chemical...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5523
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Background In our previous study, Melaleuca alternifolia essential oil (EO) was considered to have an insecticidal effect by acting on the mitochondrial respiratory chain in insects. However, the mode of action is not fully understood. Methods In this study, we...

["Bioinformatics","Entomology","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5693
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The experiment was conducted to determine the effects of graded dietary selenium (Se) on organ weight and Se concentrations in tissues and to develop equations for estimating dietary Se intake in pigs. Sixteen barrows (initial body weight = 30.0 ± 2.6) were allotted...

["Agricultural Science","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5791
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Studies on the adverse health effects caused by azo dyes are insufficient and quite contradictory. This work aims to investigate the possible toxic effect of two types of widely used food additives, Sunset Yellow and Allura Red, by assessing the physiological,...

["Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Toxicology","Public Health","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5689
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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
1 citation
129 downloads
616 views

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
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462 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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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
198 downloads
823 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
150 downloads
912 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
1 citation
555 downloads
1,086 views

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
158 downloads
845 views

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
191 downloads
1,232 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

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