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Ribosomes are highly conserved macromolecular machines whose critical function is protein synthesis. However, existence of unique molecular mass of the same type of ribosomal protein for individual species in the same domain of life raises the interesting question...

["Biochemistry","Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26878v1
53 downloads
217 views

Survival of microbes on various surfaces and habitats is a question of importance to basic science, as well as health care, water treatment and distribution, ecology, and search for life in other planetary bodies. To this end, various model organisms known to be...

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3103v2
16 downloads
99 views

Background. White adipose tissue (WAT) is essential for energy storage as well as being an active endocrine organ. The secretion of adipokines by adipocytes can affect whole body metabolism, appetite, and contribute to overall health. WAT is comprised of lipid-laden...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26853v1
13 downloads
66 views

Polyethylene glycol is commonly used in fermentations as an anti-foam for preventing the rise of foam to the top plate of the bioreactor, which increases contamination risk. However, its potential toxicity to growth of various microorganisms is not well understood...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26817v1
29 downloads
76 views

Background Bioactive peptides can prevent damage associated with oxidative stress in the human body when consumed regularly. Recently year, peptides have attracted immense interest because of their beneficial functional properties, safety and little or no side...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Food Science and Technology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26816v1
27 downloads
108 views

Background. Entolimod is a Salmonella enterica flagellin derivate. Previous work has demonstrated that entolimod effectively protects mice and non-human primates from ionizing radiation. However, it caused a “flu-like” syndrome after radioprotective and anticancer...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26803v1
48 downloads
111 views

The impacts of continued degradation of watersheds on coastal coral reefs world-wide is alarming. Action addressing anthropogenic stressors and subsequent rehabilitation of watersheds and adjacent reefs is an urgent priority. The aim of this study is to develop...

["Biochemistry","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26765v1
62 downloads
187 views

Metabarcoding studies often employ degenerate primers to reduce amplification bias and increase the number of detected taxa. However, degeneracy has the disadvantage of lowering binding specificity although the exact mechanisms and potential biases introduced by...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26763v1
1,498 downloads
945 views

Microbes, with their vast metabolic capabilities and great adaptability, occupy almost every conceivable ecological niche on Earth. Thus, could they survive in oligotrophic deionized (DI) water? Observations of white cauliflower-like lumps and black specks in salt...

["Biochemistry","Biodiversity","Ecology","Microbiology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.181v6
26 downloads
76 views

Most marine crustacean eggs contain a full complement of nutritional resources that fuel the growth and metabolic processes over the course of their development. In terms of biochemical constituents, lipids and proteins play pivotal and central roles in these processes...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biochemistry","Developmental Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26741v1
24 downloads
99 views

Proteins and metabolites typically adsorb to bacterial cell surface through a variety of mechanisms such as van der Waals attraction and electrostatic interactions, and forms a layer of nonspecifically adsorbed ions and molecules on the cell surface. Thus, the...

["Biochemistry","Biophysics","Biotechnology","Microbiology","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26697v1
24 downloads
61 views

Ocean warming is known to alter the performance of marine organisms albeit the proteome underpinnings of thermal tolerance are still largely unknown. Following a 1-month exposure to elevated temperatures we assessed the vulnerability of the proteome in the sea...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biochemistry","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26669v1
63 downloads
121 views

Jasmonic acid (JA) and its derivatives (called jasmonates) are lipid-derived signalling molecules that are produced by certain bacteria, fungi and plants. Beside this function, jasmonates have a great variety of applications in the flavour and fragrances production....

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26655v1
50 downloads
92 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 ser ine p roteases in hibitors. Early studies of serpins focused on their functions in haemostasis...

["Biochemistry","Microbiology","Parasitology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26645v1
22 downloads
80 views

The aim of this study was to determine the regulatory role of the perlecan HS side chains on cell and matrix homeostasis in tail and Achilles tendons in 3 and 12 week old Hspg2 exon 3 null HS deficient (Hspg2∆3-/∆3- ) and C57 BL/6 Wild Type (WT) mice. Tendons were...

["Biochemistry","Anatomy and Physiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26644v1
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