Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

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Background Marfan syndrome (MFS) is an inherited connective tissue disorder affecting the ocular, skeletal and cardiovascular systems. Previous studies of MFS have demonstrated the association between genetic defects and clinical manifestations. Our purpose was...

["Genetics","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Cardiology","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5927
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Background Oxidative stress (OS) is a key characteristic feature in cancer initiation and progression. Among multiple cancers, NADPH oxidase (NOX) dependent free radical production is implicated in oxidative stress. P22phox, a subunit of NADPH oxidase encoded by...

["Genetics","Oncology","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5509
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556 views

Sarcopenia is an age-related disease characterized by the loss of muscle mass and muscle function. A proper understanding of its pathogenesis and mechanisms may lead to new strategies for diagnosis and treatment of the disease. This study aims to discover the underlying...

["Bioinformatics","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Geriatrics","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5239
161 downloads
455 views

Background Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a construct used to separate “healthy” from “unhealthy” obese patients, and is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes (T2D) and cardiovascular disease. There is controversy over whether obese “metabolically well” persons have...

["Nutrition","Public Health","Medical Genetics","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5410
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Objective This study was undertaken to detect if free fatty acids (FFA) induce hepatocyte senescence in L-02 cells and if huperzine A has an anti-aging effect in fatty liver cells. Methods L-02 cells were treated with a FFA mixture (oleate/palmitate, at 3:0, 2:1,...

["Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Pharmacology","Medical Genetics","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5145
346 downloads
765 views

Mitochondria are small, energy-producing structures vital to the energy needs of the body. Genetic mutations cause mitochondria to fail to produce the energy needed by cells and organs which can cause severe disease and death. These genetic mutations are likely...

["Genetics","Internal Medicine","Neurology","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4790
2 citations
177 downloads
697 views

Background Using DNA microarrays, we previously identified 451 genes expressed in 19 different human tissues. Although ubiquitously expressed, the variable expression patterns of these “housekeeping genes” (HKGs) could separate one normal human tissue type from...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Oncology","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4719
138 downloads
638 views

Background Type 2 diabetes is characterized by insulin resistance accompanied by defective insulin secretion. Transgenic mouse models play an important role in medical research. However, single transgenic mouse models may not mimic the complex phenotypes of most...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Histology","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4542
1 citation
119 downloads
508 views

Background Acitretin is a second-generation synthetic retinoid, and is widely used for treating the severe psoriasis vulgaris. However, it should be chosen with caution for its cardiovascular risk, and it is reported that acitretin may increase the serum lipids....

["Dermatology","Pharmacology","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4637
397 downloads
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Objectives We aimed to evaluate the global scientific output of gene research of myocardial infarction and explore their hotspots and frontiers from 2001 to 2015, using bibliometric methods. Methods Articles about the gene research of myocardial infarction between...

["Genetics","Cardiology","Statistics","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4354
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Objectives To investigate the frequency and prognostic role of deficient mismatch repair (dMMR) and RAS mutation in Chinese patients with colorectal carcinoma. Methods Clinical and pathological information from 813 patients were reviewed and recorded. Expression...

["Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Oncology","Pathology","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4341
194 downloads
1,160 views

Ebola virus, a negative-sense single-stranded RNA virus, causes severe viral hemorrhagic fever and has a high mortality rate. Histopathological and immunopathological analyses of Ebola virus have revealed that histopathological changes in skin tissue are associated...

["Bioinformatics","Microbiology","Infectious Diseases","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4138
1 citation
170 downloads
794 views

Background Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a complex, multisystem genetic disorder characterized by a variety of physical, cognitive, and behavioral impairments. PWS is a unique sarcopenia model characterized by an abnormal increase in body fat mass and a decrease...

["Diabetes and Endocrinology","Pediatrics","Medical Genetics","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4097
1 citation
256 downloads
1,054 views

Background/Aim Strabismus is a common condition with misalignment between two eyes that may lead to decrease of visual acuity, lack of binocularity, and diplopia. It is caused by heterogeneous environmental and genetic risk factors. Our previous research has identified...

["Genetics","Genomics","Ophthalmology","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3935
1 citation
305 downloads
1,493 views

RNA-Seq is a recent and efficient technique that uses the capabilities of next-generation sequencing technology for characterizing and quantifying transcriptomes. One important task using gene-expression data is to identify a small subset of genes that can be used...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Statistics","Medical Genetics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3890

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