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  1. Content type: Short Report

    Previous studies have suggested a probable association between the polymorphism of a microsatellite locus located in the promoter of IGF1 (Insulin-like growth factor 1) gene and the serum level of IGF1, as wel...

    Authors: Liang Xie, Yuan-ying Gong, Shi-gang Lian, Juan Yang, Shou-jun Gao, Liang-you Xu and Ya-ping Zhang

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:55

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    RNA interference (RNAi) has been one of the most rapidly expanding areas of biological research in the past decade, revolutionizing the ability to analyze gene function. Thorough validation of siRNA duplexes i...

    Authors: Katherine Holmes, Catrin M Williams, Elinor A Chapman and Michael J Cross

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:53

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    In order to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) efficiently from a species with a large genome, SNPs were identified from an expressed sequence tag (EST) database combined with High Resolution Melt...

    Authors: Tokuko Ujino-Ihara, Yuriko Taguchi, Yoshinari Moriguchi and Yoshihiko Tsumura

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:51

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    Optic nerve regeneration (ONR) following injury is a model for central nervous system regeneration. In zebrafish, ONR is rapid - neurites cross the lesion and enter the optic tectum within 7 days; in mammals r...

    Authors: Joseph R Koke, Amanda L Mosier and Dana M García

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:50

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    The emergence of drug resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex has made the management of tuberculosis difficult. Also, Mycobacterium species has a peculiar cell wall, made of an impermeable comple...

    Authors: Adolf K Awua, Edna D Doe and Oti K Gyamfi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:48

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    In order to determine how best to tailor outreach messages about poxvirus diagnosis and infection control for health practitioners, we surveyed infectious disease physicians in the Infectious Diseases Society ...

    Authors: Christine M Hughes, Edith R Lederman, Mary G Reynolds, Inger K Damon, R Ryan Lash, Susan E Beekmann and Philip M Polgreen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:46

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    Oral administration of probiotics is known to modulate cytokines profile not only locally, but also systemically. Four strains of Lactobacillus salivarius, LDR0723, BNL1059, RGS1746 and CRL1528, were evaluated fo...

    Authors: Lorenzo Drago, Lucia Nicola, Enrico Iemoli, Giuseppe Banfi and Elena De Vecchi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:44

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    Rust caused by Puccinia psidii Winter has been limiting for the establishment of new Eucalyptus plantations, as well as for resprouting of susceptible genetic materials. Identifying host genes involved in defense...

    Authors: Leonardo P Boava, Marcelo L Laia, Tiago R Jacob, Karina M Dabbas, Janaína F Gonçalves, Jesus A Ferro, Maria IT Ferro and Edson L Furtado

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:43

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Jatropha curcas L. has attracted a great deal of attention worldwide, regarding its potential as a new biodiesel crop. However, the understanding of this crop remains very limited and little genomic research has ...

    Authors: Mingfu Wen, Haiyan Wang, Zhiqiang Xia, Meiling Zou, Cheng Lu and Wenquan Wang

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:42

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    The emergence of KPC-producing K. pneumoniae has now become a global concern. KPC beta-lactamases are plasmid-borne and, like extended spectrum beta lactamases (ESBLs), can accumulate and transfer resistance dete...

    Authors: Carla Fontana, Marco Favaro, Loredana Sarmati, Silvia Natoli, Anna Altieri, Maria C Bossa, Silvia Minelli, Francesca Leonardis and Cartesio Favalli

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:40

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    High-throughput custom designed genotyping arrays are a valuable resource for biologically focused research studies and increasingly for validation of variation predicted by next-generation sequencing (NGS) te...

    Authors: Elizabeth A Tindall, Desiree C Petersen, Stina Nikolaysen, Webb Miller, Stephan C Schuster and Vanessa M Hayes

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:39

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    Chromatin adjoining the site of integration of a transgene affects expression and renders comparisons of closely related transgenes, such as those derived from a BAC deletion series retrofitted with enhancer-t...

    Authors: Pradeep K Chatterjee, Leighcraft A Shakes, Naima Stennett, Vanessa L Richardson, Tennison L Malcolm and Ken R Harewood

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:38

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    Chronic granulomatous disease is an extremely rare primary immunodeficiency syndrome that can be associated with various oral complications. This can affect high number of patients. However, data on oral compl...

    Authors: Najla S Dar-Odeh, Wail A Hayajneh, Osama A Abu-Hammad, Huda M Hammad, Adel M Al-Wahadneh, Najwa K Bulos, Azmi M Mahafzah, Maha S Shomaf, Mohammed A El-Maaytah and Faris G Bakri

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:37

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  14. Content type: Hypothesis

    Despite constant progress, cancer remains the second leading cause of death in the United States. The ability of tumors to metastasize is central to this dilemma, as many studies demonstrate successful treatme...

    Authors: John J Ryan, Benjamin L Dows, Michael V Kirk, Xueming Chen, Jeffrey R Eastman, Rodney J Dyer and Lemont B Kier

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:36

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  15. Content type: Technical Note

    The presence of various EPIYA tyrosine phosphorylation motifs in the CagA protein of Helicobacter pylori has been suggested to contribute to pathogenesis in adults. In this study, a unique PCR assay and sequencin...

    Authors: Hans-Jürg Monstein, Anneli Karlsson, Anna Ryberg and Kurt Borch

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:35

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  16. Content type: Short Report

    Chlamydia trachomatis infections are the most prevalent sexually transmitted bacterial infections in the world. There is scarce data available referring to the distribution of C. trachomatis genotypes in Argentin...

    Authors: Lucía Gallo Vaulet, Carolina Entrocassi, Ana I Corominas and Marcelo Rodríguez Fermepin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:34

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  17. Content type: Short Report

    High plasma cortisol levels can cause acute cognitive and neuropsychiatric dysfunction, and have been linked with delirium. CSF cortisol levels more closely reflect brain exposure to cortisol, but there are no...

    Authors: Andrew Pearson, Annick de Vries, Scott D Middleton, Fiona Gillies, Timothy O White, Ian R Armstrong, Ruth Andrew, Jonathan R Seckl and Alasdair MJ MacLullich

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:33

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    Obstetric anal sphincter rupture (OASR) is a serious complication of delivery, which frequently results in faecal incontinence despite primary repair and has serious implications for women's health. The object...

    Authors: Sari Räisänen, Katri Vehviläinen-Julkunen, Mika Gissler and Seppo Heinonen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:32

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    Several lines of evidence support a role for CCL2 (monocyte chemotactic protein-1) and its receptor CCR2 in the development of atherosclerosis. The aim of the present study was to determine the association of ...

    Authors: David J Dow, Alex D McMahon, Ian C Gray, Chris J Packard and Pieter HE Groot

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:31

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    This study determined differences in learning, judgments of teaching and technology, and interaction when videoconferencing was used to deliver instruction on telemedicine to medical students in conditions whe...

    Authors: Craig Locatis, Eta S Berner, Glenn Hammack, Steve Smith, Richard Maisiak and Michael Ackerman

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:30

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    Hemoglobin E beta-thalassemia (β-thalassemia/Hb E) has a variable severity, and the cost of treatment has not been well studied. The aim of this study was to analyze the societal cost of caring for children wi...

    Authors: Arthorn Riewpaiboon, Issarang Nuchprayoon, Kitti Torcharus, Kaemthong Indaratna, Montarat Thavorncharoensap and Bang-on Ubol

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:29

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  22. Content type: Short Report

    There is an urgent need to more accurately diagnose HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND) in Africa. Rapid screening tests for HIV-associated dementia are of limited utility due to variable sensitivity...

    Authors: Dinesh Singh, John A Joska, Karl Goodkin, Enrique Lopez, Landon Myer, Robert H Paul, Sally John and Henry Sunpath

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:28

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    We evaluated the quality of patient information leaflets for Trans-Rectal Ultrasound guided prostate biopsies (TRUS-Bx) in North Thames region. TRUS-Bx information leaflets were requested from 24 hospitals in ...

    Authors: Iqbal Shergill, Kishore Bahl, Muhammad Farjad, Claire Phipps and George Fowlis

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:27

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  24. Content type: Short Report

    The process of rod photoreceptor genesis, cell fate determination and differentiation is complex and multi-factorial. Previous studies have defined a model of photoreceptor differentiation that relies on intri...

    Authors: Alison E Barnhill, Laura A Hecker, Oksana Kohutyuk, Janice E Buss, Vasant G Honavar and Heather West Greenlee

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:25

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    The importance of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) as fine regulators of eukaryotic gene expression has emerged by several studies focusing on microRNAs (miRNAs). miRNAs represent a newly discovered family of non codi...

    Authors: Annalisa Rossi, Oscar F D'Urso, Graziana Gatto, Palmiro Poltronieri, Manuela Ferracin, Paolo Remondelli, Massimo Negrini, Maria G Caporaso, Stefano Bonatti and Massimo Mallardo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:24

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    The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of oral soft tissue lesions in patients and to assess their clinicopathological attributes. 3030 subjects belonging to a semi-urban district of Vidisha...

    Authors: Ravi Mehrotra, Shaji Thomas, Preeti Nair, Shruti Pandya, Mamta Singh, Niraj S Nigam and Pankaj Shukla

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:23

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    Oxidative stress is related to several diseases, including chronic renal insufficiency. The disequilibrium in the oxidant-antioxidant balance is the result of several metabolic changes. The majority of studies...

    Authors: Marta Romeu, Rosa Nogues, Luís Marcas, Vanesa Sánchez-Martos, Miquel Mulero, Alberto Martinez-Vea, Jordi Mallol and Montserrat Giralt

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:20

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  28. Content type: Short Report

    During grape berry ripening, the vacuoles accumulate water, sugars and secondary metabolites, causing great impact in plant productivity and wine quality. However, the molecular basis of these compartmentation...

    Authors: Natacha Fontes, Rui Silva, Céline Vignault, Fatma Lecourieux, Hernâni Gerós and Serge Delrot

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:19

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  29. Content type: Short Report

    The Agilent microRNA microarray platform interrogates each microRNA with several copies of distinct oligonucleotide probes and integrates the results into a total gene signal (TGS), using a proprietary algorit...

    Authors: Pedro López-Romero, Manuel A González, Sergio Callejas, Ana Dopazo and Rafael A Irizarry

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:18

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  30. Content type: Short Report

    Expression of several copies of the heat-inducible Hsp70.1Luciferase (LUC) transgene inserted at a single X chromosome locus of a bull (Bos taurus) was assessed in females after X-chromosome inactivation (XCI). F...

    Authors: Jean-Marc Lelièvre, Daniel Le Bourhis, Amandine Breton, Hélène Hayes, Jean-Luc Servely and Xavier Vignon

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:17

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The integration of information present in many disparate biological databases represents a major challenge in biomedical research. To define the problems and needs, and to explore strategies for database integ...

    Authors: Michael Gruenberger, Rudi Alberts, Damian Smedley, Morris Swertz, Paul Schofield and Klaus Schughart

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:16

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  32. Content type: Short Report

    Subjects with a ring scotoma can use two retinal loci, a foveal and a peripheral, for reading. Our aim was to investigate the relative use of both retinal loci as a function of the spared foveal area size and ...

    Authors: Mira Goldschmidt, Anouk Déruaz, Erika N Lorincz, Andrew R Whatham, Christophe Mermoud and Avinoam B Safran

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:15

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    Stem cell factor (SCF) receptor c-Kit is recognized as a key signaling molecule, which transduces signals for the proliferation, differentiation and survival of stem cells. Binding of SCF to its receptor trigg...

    Authors: Soumya Pati, Gangenahalli U Gurudutta, Om P Kalra and Asok Mukhopadhyay

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:14

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    RNA-binding proteins of the PUF family share a conserved domain consisting of tandemly repeated 36-40 amino acid motifs (typically eight) known as Puf repeats. Proteins containing tandem repeats are often domi...

    Authors: Cristina Folgueira, Marta Martínez-Bonet and Jose M Requena

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:13

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  35. Content type: Short Report

    2',3'-cyclic nucleotide 3'-phosphodiesterase (CNPase) is an enigmatic enzyme specifically expressed at high levels in the vertebrate myelin sheath, whose function and physiological substrates are unknown. The ...

    Authors: Matti Myllykoski and Petri Kursula

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:12

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  36. Content type: Short Report

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains a major cause of morbidity and a leading contributor to mortality worldwide. Over the next 2 decades, it is projected that there will be a rise in CVD mortality rates in th...

    Authors: Mahmoud U Sani, Kolawole W Wahab, Bashir O Yusuf, Maruf Gbadamosi, Omolara V Johnson and Akeem Gbadamosi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:11

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  37. Content type: Technical Note

    Gene-list annotations are critical for researchers to explore the complex relationships between genes and functionalities. Currently, the annotations of a gene list are usually summarized by a table or a barpl...

    Authors: Gang Feng, Pan Du, Nancy L Krett, Michael Tessel, Steven Rosen, Warren A Kibbe and Simon M Lin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:10

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  38. Content type: Technical Note

    The isolation of intact RNA can be very difficult when tissues are used that contain many RNAses or that are hard to homogenize, e.g. cartilage samples. Additionally, cartilaginous tissues are characterized by...

    Authors: Anke Ruettger, Steffi Neumann, Bernd Wiederanders and René Huber

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:7

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  39. Content type: Short Report

    Studies on the epidemiology of African Animal Trypanosomiasis (AAT) rarely consider the spatial dimension of disease prevalence. This problem is confounded by use of parasitological diagnostic methods of low s...

    Authors: Samuel M Thumbi, Joseph O Jung'a, Reuben O Mosi and Francis A McOdimba

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:6

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  40. Content type: Short Report

    The regulatory mechanisms of the expression of connective tissue growth factor/CCN family member 2 (CTGF/CCN2) in human articular chondrocytes have not been clarified. We investigated the effect of prostagland...

    Authors: Kayo Masuko, Minako Murata, Kazuo Yudoh, Hiroyuki Shimizu, Moroe Beppu, Hiroshi Nakamura and Tomohiro Kato

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:5

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  41. Content type: Short Report

    The extracellular deposition of aggregated amyloid β-protein is a neuropathological manifestation of Alzheimer disease and Down syndrome. The Amyloid β-protein is derived from a group of larger differentially ...

    Authors: Alexander A Vostrov, Michael J Taheny, Nerik Izkhakov and Wolfgang W Quitschke

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:4

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