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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

This study examined direct associations between emotional competence, perceived stress and burnout in 489 Spanish teachers. In addition, a model in which perceived stress mediated pathways linking emotional competence to teacher burnout symptoms was also examined....

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2087

Mountain lizards are highly vulnerable to climate change, and the continuous warming of their habitats could be seriously threatening their survival. We aim to compare the thermal ecology and microhabitat selection of a mountain lizard, Iberolacerta galani, and...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2085

Long-term phase shifts from coral to macroalgal dominated reef systems are well documented in the Caribbean. Although the impact of coral diseases, climate change and other factors is acknowledged, major herbivore loss through disease and overfishing is often assigned...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2084

Background. Several factors have been validated as predictors of disease recurrence in upper tract urothelial carcinoma. However, the oncological outcomes between different surgical approaches (open nephroureterectomy versus laparoscopic nephroureterectomy, ONU...

["Nephrology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2063
36 downloads
193 views

Background. No consensus between guidelines exists regarding neuroimaging in first-episode psychosis. The purpose of this study is to assess anomalies found in structural neuroimaging exams (brain computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)) in...

["Neurology","Psychiatry and Psychology","Radiology and Medical Imaging"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2069
57 downloads
280 views

Background. Neuropeptides are important regulators of physiological processes and behavior. Although they tend to be generally well conserved, recent results using trancriptome sequencing on decapod crustaceans give the impression of significant differences between...

["Bioinformatics","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2043
42 downloads
351 views

Cannabidiol (CBD) is currently being investigated as a novel therapeutic for the treatment of CNS disorders like schizophrenia and epilepsy. ABC transporters such as P-glycoprotein (P-gp) and breast cancer resistance protein (Bcrp) mediate pharmacoresistance in...

["Drugs and Devices","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2081
214 downloads
1,161 views

The postcranial anatomy of Crocodyliformes has historically been neglected, as most descriptions are based solely on skulls. Yet, the significance of the postcranium in crocodyliforms evolution is reflected in the great lifestyle diversity exhibited by the group,...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2075
25 downloads
254 views

As a fundamental dimension of cognition and behavior, time perception has been found to be sensitive to stress. However, how one’s time perception changes with responses to stress is still unclear. The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between...

["Cognitive Disorders","Neurology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2061
85 downloads
436 views

Background. The main goal of the present study was to explore theta and alpha event-related desynchronization/synchronization (ERD/ERS) activity during shooting performance. We adopted the idiosyncratic framework of the multi-action plan (MAP) model to investigate...

["Neuroscience","Kinesiology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2082
37 downloads
296 views

Toll-like receptors (TLRs) play important role in the innate immune system. TLR15 is reported to have a unique role in defense against pathogens, but its structural and evolution characterizations are still poorly understood. In this study, we identified 57 completed...

["Bioinformatics","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2079
25 downloads
218 views

Mounting evidence suggests that population endpoints in risk assessment are far more accurate than static assessments. Complete demographic toxicity data based on full life tables are eminently useful in predicting population outcomes in many applications because...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2067
48 downloads
295 views

Housing development beyond the urban fringe (i.e., exurban development) is one of the fastest growing forms of land-use change in the United States. Exurban development’s attraction to natural and recreational amenities has raised concerns for conservation and...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2039
24 downloads
169 views

Background. Diurnal rhythms of protein synthesis controlled by the biological clock underlie the rhythmic physiology in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. In this study, we conducted a proteome-wide investigation of rhythmic protein accumulation in D. melanogaster....

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Entomology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2080

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