Peer-reviewed Articles

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Type I restriction-modification enzymes are multisubunit, multifunctional molecular machines that recognize specific DNA target sequences, and their multisubunit organization underlies their multifunctionality. EcoR124I is the archetype of Type I restriction-modification...

["Biochemistry","Biophysics","Computational Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2887
46 downloads
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Background Cryoelectrolysis is a new minimally invasive tissue ablation surgical technique that combines the ablation techniques of electrolytic ablation with cryosurgery. The goal of this study is to examine the hypothesis that electrolysis can take place in a...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biophysics","Oncology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2810
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Flies use specialized photoreceptors R7 and R8 in the dorsal rim area (DRA) to detect skylight polarization. R7 and R8 form a tiered waveguide (central rhabdomere pair, CRP) with R7 on top, filtering light delivered to R8. We examine how the division of a given...

["Animal Behavior","Biophysics","Mathematical Biology","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2772
117 downloads
519 views

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
99 downloads
424 views

Background This study examines the biophysical and preclinical pulmonary activity of synthetic lung surfactants containing novel phospholipase-resistant phosphonolipids or synthetic glycerophospholipids combined with Super Mini-B (S-MB) DATK and/or SP-Css ion-lock...

["Bioengineering","Biophysics","Respiratory Medicine","Synthetic Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2635
89 downloads
429 views

Locusts are known for their ability to jump large distances to avoid predation. The jump also serves to launch the adult locust into the air in order to initiate flight. Various aspects of this important behavior have been studied extensively, from muscle physiology...

["Animal Behavior","Bioengineering","Biophysics","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2481
68 downloads
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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
79 downloads
818 views

Objective Bladder cancer is a cause of considerable morbidity worldwide. Electromotive Drug Administration is a method that combines intravesical chemotherapy with local electric field application. Electroporation has been suggested among other mechanisms as having...

["Biophysics","Drugs and Devices","Oncology","Radiology and Medical Imaging","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2309
2 citations
178 downloads
944 views

The PM6 semiempirical method and the dispersion and hydrogen bond-corrected PM6-D3H+ method are used together with the SMD and COSMO continuum solvation models to predict pKa values of pyridines, alcohols, phenols, benzoic acids, carboxylic acids, and phenols using...

["Biophysics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2335
99 downloads
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1,2-dihydro-1,2-azaborine is a structural and electronic analogue of benzene which is able to occupy benzene-binding pockets in T4 lysozyme and has been proposed as suitable arene-mimicking group for biological and pharmaceutical applications. Its applicability...

["Biochemistry","Biophysics","Drugs and Devices","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2299
145 downloads
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The F1 sub-complex of ATP synthase is a biological nanomotor that converts the free energy of ATP hydrolysis into mechanical work with an astonishing efficiency of up to 100% (Kinosita et al., 2000). To probe the principal mechanics of the machine, I re-engineered...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biophysics","Synthetic Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2286
164 downloads
854 views

Static properties of leaves with parallel venation, with particular emphasis on the genus EpipactisZinn, 1757 (Orchidaceae, Neottieae) have been modelled with coupled quasi-parallel elastic “beams.” The non-linear theory of strongly bended beams have been employed....

["Agricultural Science","Biophysics","Mathematical Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2165
122 downloads
1,255 views

Mutating residues has been a common task in order to study structural properties of the protein of interest. Here, we propose and validate a simple method that allows the identification of structural determinants; i.e., residues essential for preservation of the...

["Biochemistry","Biophysics","Computational Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2136
134 downloads
564 views

Metabolomic profiling is an increasingly important method for identifying potential biomarkers in cancer cells with a view towards improved diagnosis and treatment. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) provides a potentially noninvasive means to accurately characterize...

["Biophysics","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2104
185 downloads
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Computer modeling is a popular tool to identify the most-probable conformers of a molecule. Although the solvent can have a large effect on the stability of a conformation, many popular conformational search methods are only capable of describing molecules in the...

["Biophysics","Pharmacology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2088

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