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  1. Content type: Short Report

    In the last years, plants are being used for the production of a wide variety of biopharmaceuticals, including cytokines, and have the potential to serve as vehicles for mucosal administration of these molecul...

    Authors: Carla Sánchez-Hernández, Abel Gutiérrez-Ortega, Diana Aguilar-León, Rogelio Hernández-Pando, Miguel Gómez-Lim and Beatriz Gómez-García

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:151

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  2. Content type: Technical Note

    From shotgun libraries used for the genomic sequencing of the phytopathogenic bacterium Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri (XAC), clones that were representative of the largest possible number of coding sequences (...

    Authors: Leandro M Moreira, Marcelo L de Laia, Robson F de Souza, Paulo A Zaini, Ana CR da Silva, Aline M da Silva and Jesus A Ferro

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:150

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  3. Content type: Short Report

    Disturbances in motor activity pattern are seen in both schizophrenia and depression. However, this activity has rarely been studied objectively. The purpose of the present study has been to study the complexi...

    Authors: Jan O Berle, Erik R Hauge, Ketil J Oedegaard, Fred Holsten and Ole B Fasmer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:149

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  4. Content type: Short Report

    Banana is a nutritionally important crop across tropical and sub-tropical countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Central and South America and Asia. Although cultivars have evolved from diploid, triploid and tetrapl...

    Authors: Robert NG Miller, Marco AN Passos, Natalia NP Menezes, Manoel T Souza Jr, Marcos M do Carmo Costa, Vânia C Rennó Azevedo, Edson P Amorim, Georgios J Pappas Jr and Ana Y Ciampi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:148

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  5. Content type: Technical Note

    Next-generation sequencing produces high-throughput data, albeit with greater error and shorter reads than traditional Sanger sequencing methods. This complicates the detection of genomic variations, especiall...

    Authors: Hossein Khiabanian, Pieter Van Vlierberghe, Teresa Palomero, Adolfo A Ferrando and Raul Rabadan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:147

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  6. Content type: Short Report

    Conjugation of small ubiquitin-related modifiers (SUMOs) is a frequent post-translational modification of proteins. SUMOs can also temporally associate with protein-targets via SUMO binding motifs (SBMs). Prot...

    Authors: Sebastian Eilebrecht, Caroline Smet-Nocca, Jean-Michel Wieruszeski and Arndt Benecke

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:146

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  7. Content type: Short Report

    Protein-protein interactions (PPIs) are crucial for almost all cellular processes, including metabolic cycles, DNA transcription and replication, and signaling cascades. Given the importance of PPIs, several m...

    Authors: Yanzhi Guo, Menglong Li, Xuemei Pu, Gongbin Li, Xuanmin Guang, Wenjia Xiong and Juan Li

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:145

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  8. Content type: Short Report

    Inflammation and its associated pathologies are increasingly suggested as risk factors for colorectal cancer (CRC) development. Previous research from our group has shown that increased levels of circulating, ...

    Authors: Kathryn E Hamilton, P Kay Lund, Joseph A Galanko, Robert S Sandler and Temitope O Keku

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:144

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Distribution of malaria and intestinal helminths is known to overlap in developing tropical countries of the world. Co-infections with helminth and malaria parasites cause a significant and additive problem ag...

    Authors: Abraham Degarege, Abebe Animut, Mengistu Legesse and Berhanu Erko

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:143

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  10. Content type: Technical Note

    Understanding gene expression and regulation is essential for understanding biological mechanisms. Because gene expression profiling has been widely used in basic biological research, especially in transcripti...

    Authors: Tao Huang, Lei Liu, Ziliang Qian, Kang Tu, Yixue Li and Lu Xie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:142

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  11. Content type: Correspondence

    It was showed that stomatognathic functions correlate with alterations in locomotion, that are detectable through the analysis of loading during walking. For example, subjects with symptoms of Temporomandibula...

    Authors: Simona Tecco, Antonella Polimeni, Matteo Saccucci and Felice Festa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:141

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  12. Content type: Technical Note

    In allopolypoid crops, homoeologous genes in different genomes exhibit a very high sequence similarity, especially in the coding regions of genes. This makes it difficult to design genome-specific primers to a...

    Authors: Xiu-Qiang Huang and Anita Brûlé-Babel

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:140

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  13. Content type: Research article

    NruI and Sbo13I are restriction enzyme isoschizomers with the same recognition sequence 5' TCG↓CGA 3' (cleavage as indicated↓). Here we report the cloning of NruI and Sbo13I restriction-modification (R-M) syst...

    Authors: Zhenyu Zhu, Chandra Sekhar Pedamallu, Alexey Fomenkov, Jack Benner and Shuang-yong Xu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:139

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The commercial production of Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus L.) suffers from a major bottleneck due to the low success of producing juveniles for on-growing. Atlantic halibut females are routinely ha...

    Authors: Maren Mommens, Jorge MO Fernandes, Teshome T Bizuayehu, Sylvie L Bolla, Ian A Johnston and Igor Babiak

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:138

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  15. Content type: Short Report

    Humans are the only host of polioviruses, thus the prospects of global polio eradication look reasonable. However, individuals with immunodeficiencies were shown to excrete vaccine derived poliovirus for long ...

    Authors: Alexandre Manirakiza, Emmanuella Picard, Richard Ngbale, Didier Menard and Ionela Gouandjika-Vasilache

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:136

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  16. Content type: Short Report

    Cyprinids display the most abundant and widespread species among the European freshwater Teleostei and are known to hybridize quite commonly. Nevertheless, a limited number of markers for conducting comparativ...

    Authors: Vincent Dubut, Melthide Sinama, Jean-François Martin, Emese Meglécz, Juliette Fernandez, Rémi Chappaz, André Gilles and Caroline Costedoat

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:135

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  17. Content type: Short Report

    Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genes are characterized by high levels of polymorphism and linkage disequilibrium (LD), important characteristics to study the genetic background of human populations and their ge...

    Authors: Paula R Pacheco, Claudia C Branco, Cidália T Gomes, Rita Cabral and Luisa Mota-Vieira

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:134

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  18. Content type: Short Report

    Anemia is a health problem among infants and children. It is often associated with a decrease in some trace elements (iron, zinc, copper) and an increase in heavy metals as lead. This study was done to determi...

    Authors: Amal A Hegazy, Manal M Zaher, Manal A Abd el-hafez, Amal A Morsy and Raya A Saleh

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:133

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  19. Content type: Short Report

    Primary prevention should be targeted at individuals with high global cardiovascular risk, but research is lacking on how best to identify such individuals in the general population. Family history is a good p...

    Authors: Helen J Thompson, Alastair CH Pell, Judith Anderson, Clara K Chow and Jill P Pell

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:132

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  20. Content type: Short Report

    Within the context of a European network dedicated to the study of sarcoma the relevant literature on sarcoma risk factors was collected by searching PubMed and Google Scholar, the two information storage and ...

    Authors: Giuseppe Mastrangelo, Emanuela Fadda, Carlo R Rossi, Emanuele Zamprogno, Alessandra Buja and Luca Cegolon

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:131

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  21. Content type: Short Report

    The majority of people who suffer morbidity due to smoking may have initiated smoking during adolescent period. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence and associated factors for cigarette smoking...

    Authors: Bradley Jamison, Adamson S Muula, Seter Siziya, Sara Graham and Emmanuel Rudatsikira

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:130

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  22. Content type: Short Report

    Recently, methods for measurement of dioxins in the blood have improved. Also, techniques for analyzing large quantities of data have been developed, such as data mining. Even in subjects with elusive characte...

    Authors: Shinya Matsumoto, Yoshiyuki Kanagawa, Soichi Koike, Manabu Akahane, Hiroshi Uchi, Satoko Shibata, Masutaka Furue and Tomoaki Imamura

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:129

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Although arboviral infections including Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) are common in sub-Saharan Africa, data on their circulation and prevalence are poorly documented. In 2006, more than 400 cases of dengue-like f...

    Authors: Maurice Demanou, Christophe Antonio-Nkondjio, Emmanuel Ngapana, Dominique Rousset, Christophe Paupy, Jean-Claude Manuguerra and Hervé Zeller

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:128

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  24. Content type: Data Note

    Mammalian evolution is characterized by a progressive expansion of the surface area of the cerebral cortex, an increase that is accompanied by gyration of the cortical surface. The mechanisms controlling this ...

    Authors: Karsten B Nielsen, Mogens Kruhøffer, Ida E Holm, Arne L Jørgensen and Anders L Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:127

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  25. Content type: Short Report

    RNA quality and quantity is sometimes unsuitable for cDNA library construction, from plant seeds rich in oil, polysaccharides and other secondary metabolites. Seeds of jatropha (Jatropha curcas L.) are rich in fa...

    Authors: Jatinder Singh Sangha, Keyu Gu, Jatinder Kaur and Zhongchao Yin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:126

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Since at least half of the genes in mammalian genomes are subjected to alternative splicing, alternative pre-mRNA splicing plays an important contribution to the complexity of the mammalian proteome. Expressed...

    Authors: Ann-Britt Nygard, Susanna Cirera, Michael J Gilchrist, Jan Gorodkin, Claus B Jørgensen and Merete Fredholm

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:123

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  27. Content type: Technical Note

    Rapid growth in the scientific literature available on-line continues to motivate shifting data analysis from humans to computers. For example, greater knowledge of sentence characteristics indicative of inter...

    Authors: Michael A Bauer, Robert E Belford, Jing Ding and Daniel Berleant

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:122

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  28. Content type: Short Report

    Preterm birth remains a major public health problem and its incidence worldwide is increasing. Epidemiological risk factors have been investigated in the past, but there is a need for a better understanding of...

    Authors: Wei Yuan, Anne M Duffner, Lina Chen, Linda P Hunt, Susan M Sellers and Andrés López Bernal

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:119

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  29. Content type: Short Report

    Ca2+-binding proteins are important for the transduction of Ca2+ signals into physiological outcomes. As in calmodulin many of the Ca2+-binding proteins bind Ca2+ through EF-hand motifs. Amongst the large number ...

    Authors: Hannah V McCue, Lee P Haynes and Robert D Burgoyne

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:118

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  30. Content type: Technical Note

    Epistatic interactions of multiple single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are now believed to affect individual susceptibility to common diseases. The detection of such interactions, however, is a challenging ...

    Authors: Yupeng Wang, Xinyu Liu, Kelly Robbins and Romdhane Rekaya

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:117

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  31. Content type: Short Report

    Prompt administration of adequate empiric antimicrobial therapy is a major determinant influencing the outcome of serious infections. The objective of this study was to describe empiric antimicrobial therapy e...

    Authors: Vikas P Chaubey, Johann DD Pitout, Bruce Dalton, Terry Ross, Deirdre L Church, Daniel B Gregson and Kevin B Laupland

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:116

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  32. Content type: Short Report

    In this paper a simple and cheap salting out and resin (InstaGene matrix® resin - BioRad) DNA extraction method from urine for PCR assays is introduced. The DNA of the fluke Schistosoma mansoni was chosen as the ...

    Authors: Martin J Enk, Guilherme Oliveira e Silva and Nilton B Rodrigues

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:115

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  33. Content type: Research article

    There is a high prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among healthcare professional students. Although recent studies show musculoskeletal disorders are a common problem among X-ray technologists, there are ...

    Authors: Antonio Lorusso, Luigi Vimercati and Nicola L'Abbate

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:114

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  34. Content type: Short Report

    Telomere length is a marker of cumulative damage to the cell, and has been associated with cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and diabetes.

    Authors: Emily W Harville, Michelle A Williams, Chun-fang Qiu, Julie Mejia and Rosa Ana Risques

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:113

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  35. Content type: Short Report

    We have previously reported a new nerve conduction measurement parameter which we named the Distribution of F-latency (DFL) and showed that this was an approximate mirror of the Distribution of Conduction Velo...

    Authors: Mohammad J Alam and Khondkar S Rabbani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:112

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Osteoporosis is a well-established risk factor for fall-related hip fractures. Training fall arrest strategies, such as martial arts (MA) fall techniques, might be useful to prevent hip fractures in persons wi...

    Authors: Brenda E Groen, Ellen Smulders, Jacques Duysens, Wim van Lankveld and Vivian Weerdesteyn

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:111

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  37. Content type: Short Report

    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a human pathogen, representing an infection control challenge. Conventional MRSA screening takes up to three days, therefore development of rapid detection is...

    Authors: Sara Kolman, Haya Arielly and Yossi Paitan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:110

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  38. Content type: Short Report

    Clinical thermometry is the objective method for temperature measurements but tactile assessment of fever at home is usually the basis for seeking medical attention especially where the cost and level of liter...

    Authors: Felix O Akinbami, Adebola E Orimadegun, Olukemi O Tongo, Olubukola O Okafor and Olusegun O Akinyinka

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:108

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  39. Content type: Short Report

    There has been limited research on the impact of research funding for small, institutional grants. The IWK Health Centre, a children and women's hospital in Maritime Canada, provides small amounts (up to $15,0...

    Authors: Andrew J Caddell, Jill E Hatchette and Patrick J McGrath

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:107

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  40. Content type: Short Report

    Although typhoid transmitted by food and water is a common problem in daily life, its characteristics and risk factors may differ in disaster-affected areas, which reinforces the need for rapid public health i...

    Authors: Agung Budi Sutiono, Andri Qiantori, Hirohiko Suwa and Toshizumi Ohta

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:106

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  41. Content type: Short Report

    Infections with Salmonella serotypes continue to be a significant global public health problem. In addition to contaminated foods, several other sources contribute to infections with Salmonella serotypes. We have...

    Authors: Muhammad Younus, Melinda J Wilkins, Herbert D Davies, Mohammad H Rahbar, Julie Funk, Chau Nguyen, Azfar-E A Siddiqi, Seongbeom Cho and Mahdi Saeed

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:105

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  42. Content type: Short Report

    Cerebral malaria is the most severe neurological complication of falciparum malaria and a leading cause of death and neuro-disability in sub-Saharan Africa. This study aimed to describe functional deficits and...

    Authors: Richard Idro, Angelina Kakooza-Mwesige, Stephen Balyejjussa, Grace Mirembe, Christine Mugasha, Joshua Tugumisirize and Justus Byarugaba

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:104

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  43. Content type: Short Report

    Due to the limited number of species specific antibodies against fish proteins, differential gene expression analyses are vital for the study of host immune responses. Quantitative real-time reverse transcript...

    Authors: Andrea A Peña, Niels C Bols and Sergio H Marshall

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:101

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