Peer-reviewed Articles

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Plants react to biotic and abiotic stresses with a variety of responses including the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which may result in programmed cell death (PCD). The mechanisms underlying ROS production and PCD have not been well studied in microalgae....

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biochemistry","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2748
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Background Preanalytic factors such as time and temperature can have significant effects on laboratory test results. For example, ammonium concentration will increase 31% in blood samples stored at room temperature for 30 min before centrifugation. To reduce preanalytic...

["Biochemistry","Veterinary Medicine","Emergency and Critical Care","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Hematology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2732
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Several members of the genus Legionella cause Legionnaires’ disease, a potentially debilitating form of pneumonia. Studies frequently focus on the abundant number of virulence factors present in this genus. However, what is often overlooked is the role of secondary...

["Biochemistry","Genomics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2720
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Temperature and salinity are important abiotic factors for aquatic invertebrates. We investigated the influence of different salinity regimes on thermotolerance, energy metabolism and cellular stress defense mechanisms in amphipods Gammarus lacustris Sars from...

["Biochemistry","Ecology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2657
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Background Hepatitis C virus (HCV) core protein, in addition to its structural role to form the nucleocapsid assembly, plays a critical role in HCV pathogenesis by interfering in several cellular processes, including microRNA and mRNA homeostasis. The C-terminal...

["Biochemistry","Biophysics","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2670
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Mountain ash (Sorbus decora and S. americana) is used by the Cree Nation of the James Bay region of Quebec (Eeyou Istchee) as traditional medicine. Its potential as an antidiabetic medicine is thought to vary across its geographical range, yet little is known about...

["Biochemistry","Genetics","Plant Science","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2645
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Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is a paracrine hormone that plays an important role in epithelial-mesenchymal transition. HGF secreted by mesenchymal cells affects many properties of epithelial cells, such as proliferation, motility, and morphology. HGF has been...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2624
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Background A carbon dioxide (CO2) laser has been used to morphologically and chemically modify the dental enamel surface as well as to make it more resistant to demineralization. Despite a variety of experiments demonstrating the inhibitory effect of a CO2 laser...

["Biochemistry","Dentistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2458
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After being a matter of hot debate for years, the presence of lipid membranes in the last common ancestor of extant organisms (i.e., the cenancestor) now begins to be generally accepted. By contrast, cenancestral cell walls have attracted less attention, probably...

["Biochemistry","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2626
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Background Organisms are facing increasing levels of environmental stress under climate change that may severely affect the functioning of biological systems at different levels of organization. Growing evidence suggests that reduction in body size is a universal...

["Biochemistry","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2533
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A gene encoding a thermotolerant lipase with broad pH was isolated from an Antarctic Pseudomonas strain AMS3. The recombinant lipase AMS3 was purified by single-step purification using affinity chromatography, yielding a purification fold of approximately 1.52...

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2420
173 downloads
967 views

Background Statistical analysis and data visualization are two crucial aspects in molecular biology and biology. For analyses that compare one dependent variable between standard (e.g., control) and one or multiple independent variables, a comprehensive yet highly...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Molecular Biology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2436
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Most ocean acidification (OA) experimental systems rely on pH as an indirect way to control CO2. However, accurate pH measurements are difficult to obtain and shifts in temperature and/or salinity alter the relationship between pH and pCO2. Here we describe a system...

["Biochemistry","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2503
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Background Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is mainly diagnosed using fine-needle aspiration biopsy. This most common form of well-differentiated thyroid cancer occurs with or without a background of benign thyroid goiter (BTG). Methods In the present study, a gel-based...

["Biochemistry","Molecular Biology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2450
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Recently, biosensors have been widely used for the detection of bacteria, viruses and other toxins. Electrodes, as commonly used transducers, are a vital part of electrochemical biosensors. The coverage of the droplets can change significantly based on the hydrophobicity...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biophysics","Biotechnology","Food Science and Technology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2400

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