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Myogenesis is a complicated process, which is regulated by numerous regulators. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are conserved non-coding RNAs of ~22 nucleotides, which regulate post-transcriptional gene expression in many physiological and pathophysiological processes. Recent...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Cell Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3454v1
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Background. The c-mos proto-oncogene was one of the first proto-oncogenes to be cloned. Apart from its role in meiosis, many efforts have been made to illuminate the mechanisms by which c-mos acts as an oncogene. c-mos or its coding messenger RNA have been confirmed...

["Cell Biology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3426v1
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Background and purpose Oxidative stress is involved in normal and pathological functioning of skeletal muscle. Protection of myoblasts from oxidative stress may improve muscle contraction and delay aging. Here we studied the effect of R. coriaria sumac fruit extract...

["Cell Biology","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3383v1
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Previously, we revealed that several kampo medicines that are used for patients with excess and/or medium patterns [kakkonto (TJ-1), shosaikoto (TJ-9), hangeshashinto (TJ-14), and orento (TJ-120)] reduced prostaglandin (PG)E<2 levels using LPS-treated human gingival...

["Cell Biology","Dentistry","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3227v2
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The spindle pole body (SPB) in fungi is the equivalent of the animal centrosome. A number of previous studies have identified many, if not all, components of the SPB. The SPB is the structural platform for microtubule nucleation and plays important roles, both...

["Cell Biology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3377v1
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The discovery of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) by Shinya Yamanaka in 2006 was heralded as a major breakthrough of the decade in stem cell research. The ability to reprogrammed human somatic cells to a pluripotent embryonic stem cell-like state through...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3374v1
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While biochemistry evidently affects the growth rate of cells, many biochemists routinely ignore population variation, just like population geneticists usually ignore causal details of biochemistry that underpin a change in growth rate caused by a mutation. A true...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Computational Biology","Oncology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3371v1
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Many plant species exhibit heterophylly, displaying different leaves upon a single plant. The molecular mechanisms regulating this phenomenon, however, have remained elusive. In this study, the transcriptomes of submerged and floating leaves of an aquatic heterophyllous...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3336v1
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Introduction: Tissue engineering is being redesigned through promising studies that present great potential to create biomaterials capable of forming functional tissues. The cellular expansion and integration depends very much on the quality and adequacy of the...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Cell Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3329v1
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Quality disciplines have been widely used for decades in industrial and business fields. It is only in recent times, however, that Quality management and approaches have received proper attention in life science. The development, optimization, validation and dissemination...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Ethical Issues","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3316v1
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Specific regulation and activation of focal adhesion kinase (FAK) are thought to be important for focal adhesion formation, and activation of Rho-kinase has been suggested to play a role in determining the effects of FAK on the formation of stress fibers and focal...

["Cell Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3297v1
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Scale transcends multiple levels of biological and physical organization, and is the critical factor that determines success of any scientific investigation. Specifically, the scale at which a question is posed plays a crucial role in influencing the type of experiments...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biophysics","Biotechnology","Cell Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3261v1
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Although most reef-building corals live near the upper threshold of their thermotolerance, some scleractinians are resilient to temperature increases. For instance, Pocillopora acuta specimens from an upwelling habitat in Southern Taiwan survived a 9-month experimental...

["Cell Biology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3252v1
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Microfluidic cell culture chambers have enabled the isolation, culture and growth of various species of microorganisms and human cells. However, based on elastomers such as poly(dimethyl siloxane) (PDMS), these culture devices are not readily amenable to imaging...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3245v1
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Co-existence of microbes in a community is the de facto state of microbial lifestyle in almost all niches on Earth. Thus, microbes live with other microbial species in close proximity, and evolution has selected for specific methods of communication between microbes...

["Biochemistry","Biodiversity","Cell Biology","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3239v1
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