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  1. Content type: Technical Note

    Nucleic acid detection based on ligation reaction or single nucleotide extension of ssDNA probes followed by tag microarray hybridization provides an accurate and sensitive detection tool for various diagnosti...

    Authors: Jarmo Ritari, Lars Paulin, Jenni Hultman and Petri Auvinen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:249

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  2. Content type: Short Report

    Application of reverse transcription quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction is very well suited to reveal differences in gene expression between in vivo and in vitro produced embryos. Ultimately, this m...

    Authors: Katrien Smits, Karen Goossens, Ann Van Soom, Jan Govaere, Maarten Hoogewijs, Emilie Vanhaesebrouck, Cesare Galli, Silvia Colleoni, Jo Vandesompele and Luc Peelman

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:246

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    Interleukin-6 (IL-6) promoter polymorphisms at positions -597(G→A), -572(G→C) and -174(G→C) were shown to have a clinical impact on different major diseases. At present PCR-SSP protocols for IL-6 -597/-572/-174ha...

    Authors: Michael Müller-Steinhardt, Friederike Schulte, Harald Klüter and Peter Bugert

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:245

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  4. Content type: Technical Note

    The first step in routine microbiology laboratory procedures is the collection and safe transportation of swab samples. This can be accomplished using ESwab Collection and Transport System (Copan Italia, Bresc...

    Authors: Carla Fontana, Marco Favaro, Dolores Limongi, Jana Pivonkova and Cartesio Favalli

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:244

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  5. Content type: Short Report

    Medical emigration from developing to developed countries is a well established phenomenon of substantial importance. Though Libya is classified as an upper-middle income country, it has been affected by this ...

    Authors: Hani TS Benamer, Amin Bredan and Omran Bakoush

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:242

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    Bufonidae are a large family of toads with a subcosmopolitan distribution. Recent molecular phylogenetic analyses have revealed a radiation of toads (Adenominae) with distinct adult and larval ecomorphs on the...

    Authors: SD Biju, Ines Van Bocxlaer, Varad B Giri, Simon P Loader and Franky Bossuyt

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:241

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  7. Content type: Short Report

    Network and clustering analyses of microarray co-expression correlation data often require application of a threshold to discard small correlations, thus reducing computational demands and decreasing the numbe...

    Authors: Bhavesh R Borate, Elissa J Chesler, Michael A Langston, Arnold M Saxton and Brynn H Voy

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:240

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  8. Content type: Technical Note

    The worldwide expanding Mycobacterium tuberculosis W-Beijing family is associated with treatment failure and relapse. Its identification currently relies on spoligotyping and conventional sequencing. We developed...

    Authors: Zoheira Djelouadji, Mireille Henry, Amine Bachtarzi, Nadège Foselle, Didier Raoult and Michel Drancourt

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:239

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  9. Content type: Short Report

    Cervical cancer is one of the most important cancers in African women. Polymorphisms in the Fas (FasR) and Fas ligand (FasL) genes have been reported to be associated with cervical cancer in certain population...

    Authors: Koushik Chatterjee, Malin Engelmark, Ulf Gyllensten, Collet Dandara, Lize van der Merwe, Ushma Galal, Margaret Hoffman and Anna-Lise Williamson

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:238

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  10. Content type: Short Report

    Thyroid function changes during pregnancy and maternal thyroid dysfunction have been associated with adverse outcomes. Our aim was to evaluate thyroid hormones levels in pregnant women resident in Aragon, Spain.

    Authors: Julia Pilar Bocos-Terraz, Silvia Izquierdo-Álvarez, Jose Luís Bancalero-Flores, Rosa Álvarez-Lahuerta, Ana Aznar-Sauca, Elisabet Real-López, Raquel Ibáñez-Marco, Virgilio Bocanegra-García and Gildardo Rivera-Sánchez

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:237

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  11. Content type: Short Report

    The quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) is a widely utilized method for gene-expression analysis. However, insufficient material often compromises large-scale gene-expression studies. The aim of this...

    Authors: Joëlle Vermeulen, Stefaan Derveaux, Steve Lefever, Els De Smet, Katleen De Preter, Nurten Yigit, Anne De Paepe, Filip Pattyn, Frank Speleman and Jo Vandesompele

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:235

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  12. Content type: Short Report

    Recent evidence suggests erythropoietin (EPO) and the erythropoietin receptor (EPOR) may play a direct role in the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy. Better characterization of the EPO-EPOR signaling system in...

    Authors: Shaival S Shah, Stephen H Tsang and Vinit B Mahajan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:234

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  13. Content type: Short Report

    Paratuberculosis vaccination has been in use in some regions for many decades, but results have not been widely spread. A new Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) killed vaccine was studied in relati...

    Authors: Ramon A Juste, Marta Alonso-Hearn, Elena Molina, Marivi Geijo, Patricia Vazquez, Iker A Sevilla and Joseba M Garrido

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:233

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  14. Content type: Short Report

    Traumatic perforation of the tympanic membrane may be due to direct or indirect source. The aim of the study is to profile the various aetiologies of traumatic tympanic membrane perforation in Ilorin, north ce...

    Authors: Olushola A Afolabi, Shuaib K Aremu, Biodun S Alabi and S Segun-Busari

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:232

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  15. Content type: Short Report

    The zebrafish, Danio rerio, possesses the paralogous genes aplnra and aplnrb that are duplicates of an ancestral orthologue of the human APLNR gene encoding a G-protein coupled receptor that binds the peptide lig...

    Authors: Svanhild Nornes, Ben Tucker and Michael Lardelli

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:231

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  16. Content type: Short Report

    We used Global Positioning System (GPS) data from radiocollared pumas (Puma concolor) to identify kill sites of pumas preying upon an endangered population of bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) in southern Californi...

    Authors: Sean M Clemenza, Esther S Rubin, Christine K Johnson, Randall A Botta and Walter M Boyce

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:230

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  17. Content type: Short Report

    The fibroblast-populated 3D collagen matrix is a model of tissue and healing which has been used since the 1980's. It was hypothesized that anchorage disruption of the collagen matrix would produce p53-depende...

    Authors: Mark A Carlson, Amy K Prall, Jeremiah J Gums, Alex Lesiak and Valerie K Shostrom

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:229

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  18. Content type: Short Report

    Several pathogens that cause important zoonotic diseases have been frequently associated with armadillos and other xenarthrans. This mammal group typically has evolved on the South American continent and many ...

    Authors: Virgínia B Richini-Pereira, Sandra MG Bosco, Raquel C Theodoro, Lígia Barrozo, Silvia CB Pedrini, Patrícia S Rosa and Eduardo Bagagli

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:228

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  19. Content type: Short Report

    The shikimate pathway is an attractive target for the development of antitubercular agents because it is essential in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of tuberculosis, but absent in humans. M. tube...

    Authors: Valnês S Rodrigues Junior, Ardala Breda, Diógenes S Santos and Luiz A Basso

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:227

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  20. Content type: Short Report

    The plasticizer di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) has been shown to stimulate a non-allergy related immune response with increased levels of IgG1 and IgG2a, but not IgE, after co-administration with the model...

    Authors: Søren T Larsen and Gunnar D Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:225

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  21. Content type: Short Report

    Francisella tularensis is the etiologic agent of tularemia and is classified as a select agent by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Currently four known subspecies of F. tularensis that differ in vi...

    Authors: Dawn N Birdsell, Tasha Stewart, Amy J Vogler, Elisabeth Lawaczeck, Alisa Diggs, Tammy L Sylvester, Jordan L Buchhagen, Raymond K Auerbach, Paul Keim and David M Wagner

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:223

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  22. Content type: Short Report

    Attributes of teams could affect the quality of care delivered in primary care. The aim of this study was to systematically review studies conducted within the UK NHS primary care that have measured team clima...

    Authors: Teik T Goh and Martin P Eccles

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:222

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  23. Content type: Short Report

    Research has shown that fecal biomarkers are useful to assess the activity of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The aim of the study is: to evaluate the efficacy of the fecal lactoferrin and calprotectin as in...

    Authors: Andrea Vieira, Chia Bin Fang, Ernani Geraldo Rolim, Wilmar Artur Klug, Flávio Steinwurz, Lucio Giovanni Battista Rossini and Paulo Azevedo Candelária

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:221

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  24. Content type: Technical Note

    High-throughput screening of protein-protein interactions opens new systems biology perspectives for the comprehensive understanding of cell physiology in normal and pathological conditions. In this context, y...

    Authors: Johann Pellet, Laurène Meyniel, Pierre-Olivier Vidalain, Benoît de Chassey, Lionel Tafforeau, Vincent Lotteau, Chantal Rabourdin-Combe and Vincent Navratil

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:220

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  25. Content type: Short Report

    C21, the C-terminal peptide of thrombospondin-4, has growth promoting activity and was discovered as one of several erythropoietin-dependent endothelial proteins. C21 stimulates red cell formation in anemic mi...

    Authors: Gulzhakhan Sadvakassova, Monica C Dobocan and Luis F Congote

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:215

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  26. Content type: Technical Note

    Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping is a major activity in biomedical research. Scientists prefer to have a facile access to the results which may require conversions between data formats. First ha...

    Authors: Bowang Chen, Stefan Wilkening, Marion Drechsel and Kari Hemminki

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:214

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  27. Content type: Short Report

    Toxoplasmosis in immuno-compromised hosts manifests primarily as a life threatening condition, toxoplasmic encephalitis. However, there is scarce information about the magnitude of Toxoplasma gondii infection amo...

    Authors: Techalew Shimelis, Mekashaw Tebeje, Endale Tadesse, Belete Tegbaru and Ashenafi Terefe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:213

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  28. Content type: Erratum

    We are correcting the abstract of our published article ([1]). The sentence that starts "We observe that 4.5% of MPSS tags...." was not scientifically complete in the original abstract, having only two of the fou...

    Authors: Rajkumar Sasidharan, Ashish Agarwal, Joel Rozowsky and Mark Gerstein

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:211

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    The original article was published in BMC Research Notes 2009 2:150

  29. Content type: Technical Note

    To analyze gene function in mammalian cells tetracycline inducible expression of a gene-of-interest at a specific genomic location (Flp-In T-REx™) is most attractive. However, leakiness of basal transgene expr...

    Authors: Sabine Senkel, Christoph Waldner, Gerhart U Ryffel and Heike Thomas

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:210

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  30. Content type: Short Report

    Bovine herpesviruses type 1 (BoHV1) and type 5 (BoHV5) are two closely related pathogens of cattle. The identity of the two viruses on the amino acid level averages 82%. Despite their high antigenetic similari...

    Authors: Evgeni Gabev, Cornel Fraefel, Mathias Ackermann and Kurt Tobler

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:209

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  31. Content type: Short Report

    There is little confidence in the consistency of estimation of DNA concentrations when samples move between laboratories. Evidence on this consistency is largely anecdotal. Therefore there is a need first to m...

    Authors: Jay Brown, Alexander N Donev, Charalampos Aslanidis, Pippa Bracegirdle, Katherine P Dixon, Manuela Foedinger, Rhian Gwilliam, Matthew Hardy, Thomas Illig, Xiayi Ke, Dagni Krinka, Camilla Lagerberg, Päivi Laiho, David H Lewis, Wendy McArdle, Simon Patton…

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:208

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  32. Content type: Short Report

    Deschampsia antarctica shows tolerance to extreme environmental factors such as low temperature, high light intensity and an increasing UV radiation as result of the Antarctic ozone layer thinning. It is very lik...

    Authors: Jaime R Sánchez-Venegas, Alejandro Navarrete, Jorge Dinamarca, León A Bravo Ramírez, Ana Gutiérrez Moraga and Manuel Gidekel

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:207

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  33. Content type: Technical Note

    Our SigWin-detector discovers significantly enriched windows of (genomic) elements in any sequence of values (genes or other genomic elements in a DNA sequence) in a fast and reproducible way. However, since i...

    Authors: Wim C de Leeuw, Han Rauwerda, Márcia A Inda, Oskar Bruning and Timo M Breit

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:205

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  34. Content type: Short Report

    The reindeer lichen is the product of a mutualistic relationship between a fungus and an algae. Lichen demonstrate a remarkable capacity to tolerate dehydration. This tolerance is driven by a variety of bioche...

    Authors: Sini Junttila, Kean-Jin Lim and Stephen Rudd

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:204

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  35. Content type: Short Report

    BMI was increased (>25) in 22% of young healthy subjects. Increased cholesterol values (>5.0 mmol/L) were found in 23% of subjects, LDL-C (>3.0 mmol/L) in 23%, triglycerides (>1.7 mmol/L) in 11% of subjects. W...

    Authors: Jadranka Sertic, Ljiljana Juricic, Hana Ljubic, Tamara Bozina, Jasna Lovric, Jasenka Markeljevic, Bojan Jelakovic, Marijan Merkler and Zeljko Reiner

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:203

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  36. Content type: Short Report

    The availability of research platforms like the web tools of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) has transformed the time-consuming task of identifying candidate genes from genetic studies...

    Authors: Rajani S Sadasivam, Gayathri Sundar, Laura K Vaughan, Murat M Tanik and Donna K Arnett

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:201

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  37. Content type: Short Report

    In cancer care, a GP's work is rarely defined clearly. Our aim was to assess GPs' work with cancer patients in France and in Norway, where the roles of the GP and the organization of the system are rather diff...

    Authors: Lise Demagny, Knut Holtedahl, Janine Bachimont, Tommy Thorsen, Alain Letourmy and Martine Bungener

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:200

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  38. Content type: Data Note

    Consolidating transcriptome data of non-human primates is essential to annotate primate genome sequences, and will facilitate research using non-human primates in the genomic era. Macaca fascicularis is a macaque...

    Authors: Naoki Osada, Makoto Hirata, Reiko Tanuma, Yutaka Suzuki, Sumio Sugano, Keiji Terao, Jun Kusuda, Yosuke Kameoka, Katsuyuki Hashimoto and Ichiro Takahashi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:199

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