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Background Organic waste is one of the most important anthropogenic food subsidies used by different species. However, there is little information about the health impact that rubbish dumps produce on species foraging in these sites. Methods We studied the effect...

["Biochemistry","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4645
125 downloads
510 views

The budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) is one of the most widely studied parrot species, serving as an excellent animal model for behavior and neuroscience research. Until recently, it was unknown how sexual differences in the behavior, physiology, and development...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4615
72 downloads
277 views

Serpins are a broadly distributed superfamily of protease inhibitors that are present in all kingdoms of life. The acronym, serpin, is derived from their function as potent serine proteases inhibitors. Early studies of serpins focused on their functions in haemostasis...

["Biochemistry","Microbiology","Parasitology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4557
83 downloads
591 views

The binding specificity of botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) is primarily a consequence of their ability to bind to multiple receptors at the same time. BoNTs consist of three distinct domains, a metalloprotease light chain (LC), a translocation domain (HN) and a receptor-binding...

["Biochemistry","Biophysics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4552
99 downloads
542 views

The Hawaiian Islands offer a unique opportunity to test how changes in the properties of an isolated ecosystem are propagated through the organisms that occur within that ecosystem. The age-structured arrangement of volcanic-derived substrates follows a regular...

["Biochemistry","Biogeography","Ecology","Biosphere Interactions"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4527
53 downloads
479 views

Haemonchus contortus is the most pathogenic nematode of small ruminants. Infection in sheep and goats results in anaemia that decreases animal productivity and can ultimately cause death. The involvement of ruminant-specific galectin-11 (LGALS-11) and galectin-14...

["Biochemistry","Parasitology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4510
87 downloads
562 views

Quinoa cultivation has been expanded around the world in the last decade and is considered an exceptional crop with the potential of contributing to food security worldwide. The exceptional nutritional value of quinoa seeds relies on their high protein content,...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Food Science and Technology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4442
79 downloads
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In pursuit of developing fast and accurate species-level molecular identification methods, we tested six DNA barcodes, namely ITS2, matK, rbcLa, ITS2+matK, ITS2+rbcLa, matK+rbcLa and ITS2+matK+rbcLa, for their capacity to identify frequently consumed but geographically...

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4499
67 downloads
440 views

Low intensity repetitive magnetic stimulation of neural tissue modulates neuronal excitability and has promising therapeutic potential in the treatment of neurological disorders. However, the underpinning cellular and biochemical mechanisms remain poorly understood....

["Biochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4501
71 downloads
588 views

Background Tumor-induced angiogenesis is an imperative event in pledging new vasculature for tumor metastasis. Since overexpression of neuronal proteins gamma-synuclein (γ-Syn) and cellular prion protein (PrPC) is always detected in advanced stages of cancer diseases...

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4506
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681 views

African swine fever virus (ASFV) is the etiological agent of ASF, a fatal hemorrhagic fever that affects domestic pigs. There is currently no vaccine against ASFV, making it a significant threat to the pork industry. The ASFV genome sequence has been published;...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4396
89 downloads
420 views

We present Skan (Skeleton analysis), a Python library for the analysis of the skeleton structures of objects. It was inspired by the “analyse skeletons” plugin for the Fiji image analysis software, but its extensive Application Programming Interface (API) allows...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Parasitology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4312
58 downloads
438 views

Osmolytes and macromolecular crowders have the potential to influence the stability of secondary structure motifs and alter preferences for conserved nucleic acid sequences in vivo. To further understand the cellular function of RNA we observed the effects of a...

["Biochemistry","Biophysics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4236
85 downloads
345 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
112 downloads
441 views

Scleractinian corals are colonial organisms comprising multiple physiologically integrated polyps and branches. Colonialism in corals is highly beneficial, and allows a single colony to undergo several life processes at once through physiological integration and...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biochemistry","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4239

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