Peer-reviewed Articles

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
13 downloads
135 views

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
92 downloads
463 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
83 downloads
381 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
82 downloads
386 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
56 downloads
364 views

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
62 downloads
711 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
148 downloads
839 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
90 downloads
612 views

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
133 downloads
835 views

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
139 downloads
791 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
111 downloads
1,176 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
125 downloads
517 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
170 downloads
879 views

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
1 citation
134 downloads
1,028 views

We have collected computed barrier heights and reaction energies (and associated model structures) for five enzymes from studies published by Himo and co-workers. Using this data, obtained at the B3LYP/6- 311+G(2d,2p)[LANL2DZ]//B3LYP/6-31G(d,p) level of theory,...

["Biophysics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1994

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