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  1. Content type: Short Report

    Haemophilus influenzae requires a porphyrin source for aerobic growth and possesses multiple mechanisms to obtain this essential nutrient. This porphyrin requirement may be satisfied by either heme alone, or prot...

    Authors: Daniel J Morton, Thomas W Seale, Timothy M VanWagoner, Paul W Whitby and Terrence L Stull

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:166

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    It was hypothesised that colorectal cancer (CRC) could be diagnosed in biopsies by measuring the combined expression of a small set of well known genes. Genes were chosen based on their role in either the brea...

    Authors: Caroline A Kerr, Robert Dunne, Barney M Hines, Michelle Zucker, Leah Cosgrove, Andrew Ruszkiewicz, Trevor Lockett and Richard Head

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:164

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    Venturia inaequalis is an economically-important disease of apple causing annual epidemics of scab worldwide. The pathogen is a heterothallic ascomycete with an annual cycle of sexual reproduction on infected app...

    Authors: Xiangming Xu, Tony Roberts, Dez Barbara, Nick G Harvey, Liqiang Gao and Daniel J Sargent

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:163

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    In view of the role of TLR2 activation in host defense against mycobacteria, the present study was conducted to examine whether TLR2 polymorphisms could account for the increased prevalence of tuberculosis in ...

    Authors: Debasis Biswas, Shailendra K Gupta, Girish Sindhwani and Abhishek Patras

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:162

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    We assessed the quality of life of ICU survivors using SF-36 at 4 months after ICU discharge and investigated any correlation of PCS and MCS with age, illness severity and hospital or ICU length of stay. We ex...

    Authors: Fiona J Baldwin, Denise Hinge, Joanna Dorsett and Owen F Boyd

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:160

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  6. Content type: Short Report

    In Japan, high incidences of interstitial lung disease (ILD) and ILD-related deaths have been reported among gefitinib-treated patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We investigated the efficacy of ...

    Authors: Masatsugu Nakagawa, Tsutomu Nishimura, Satoshi Teramukai, Harue Tada, Fumihiro Tanaka, Kazuhiro Yanagihara, Kiyoyuki Furuse, Hiromi Wada and Masanori Fukushima

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:157

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  7. Content type: Technical Note

    Genome sequencing projects and comparative genomics studies typically aim to trace the evolutionary history of large gene sets, often requiring human inspection of hundreds of phylogenetic trees. If trees are ...

    Authors: Wei-Hua Chen and Martin J Lercher

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:155

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  8. Content type: Short Report

    Previous studies showed an association between Coagulation Factor XII 46C>T polymorphism and variation in FXII plasma levels, as 46C>T seems to affect the translation efficiency. Case-control studies in Spanis...

    Authors: Georgios Athanasiadis, Esther Esteban, Magdanela Gayà Vidal, Robert Carreras Torres, Raoudha Bahri and Pedro Moral

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:154

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  9. Content type: Short Report

    THP-1 is a human monocytic leukemia cell line derived from a patient with acute monocytic leukemia. The cell line differentiates into macrophage-like cells by stimulation with phorbol myristate acetate (PMA). ...

    Authors: Naoki Adati, Ming-Chih Huang, Takahiro Suzuki, Harukazu Suzuki and Toshio Kojima

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:153

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  10. Content type: Short Report

    The Croatian higher education system is in the process of reforming its medical curricula to comply with European Union standards. We conducted a survey of students enrolled at the University of Zagreb (Croati...

    Authors: Katarina Bojanić, Gregory J Schears, Darrell R Schroeder, Sarah M Jenkins, David O Warner and Juraj Sprung

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:152

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  11. Content type: Short Report

    An increase in the number of overweight and obese subjects in the general population has been observed.

    Authors: Antonio Hernández-Mijares, Eva Solá-Izquierdo, Francisco Ballester-Mechó, María Teresa Marí-Herrero, Juan Vicente Gilabert-Molés, Natalia Gimeno-Clemente and María Morales-Suárez-Varela

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:151

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  12. Content type: Short Report

    There are two main technologies for transcriptome profiling, namely, tiling microarrays and high-throughput sequencing. Recently there has been a tremendous amount of excitement about the latter because of the...

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

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:150

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  13. Content type: Technical Note

    Human geneticists are now capable of measuring more than one million DNA sequence variations from across the human genome. The new challenge is to develop computationally feasible methods capable of analyzing ...

    Authors: Nicholas A Sinnott-Armstrong, Casey S Greene, Fabio Cancare and Jason H Moore

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:149

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  14. Content type: Technical Note

    The recent availability of genomic sequences and BAC libraries for a large number of mammals provides an excellent opportunity for identifying comparatively-anchored markers that are useful for creating high-r...

    Authors: Ravikiran Donthu, Harris A Lewin and Denis M Larkin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:148

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  15. Content type: Short Report

    The purpose of this study was to test the null hypothesis that there is no difference between the effect of (1) a 5000 ppm fluoride toothpaste, and (2) a 250 ppm fluoride mouth rinse on demineralized human den...

    Authors: Mozhgan Bizhang, Yong-Hee P Chun, Mai-Trinh Winterfeld, Markus J Altenburger, Wolfgang HM Raab and Stefan Zimmer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:147

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  16. Content type: Project Note

    Bloodstream infections are frequent causes of human illness and cause major morbidity and death. In order to best define the epidemiology of these infections and to track changes in occurrence, adverse outcome...

    Authors: Kevin B Laupland, Henrik C Schønheyder, Karina J Kennedy, Outi Lyytikäinen, Louis Valiquette, John Galbraith, Peter Collignon, Deirdre L Church, Daniel B Gregson and Pamela Kibsey

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:146

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  17. Content type: Short Report

    The high diversity of ornamentation type in pollen grains of angiosperms has often been suggested to be linked to diversity in pollination systems. It is commonly stated that smooth pollen grains are associate...

    Authors: Julie Sannier, William J Baker, Marie-Charlotte Anstett and Sophie Nadot

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:145

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  18. Content type: Short Report

    Adult minimal changes disease (MCD) is usually treated by high corticosteroids dose in order to achieve remission of nephrotic syndrome. In this study, the administration of high steroid dose (prednisolone 1 m...

    Authors: Dimitrios S Goumenos, Pantelitsa Kalliakmani, Eirini Savvidaki and John G Vlachojannis

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:144

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  19. Content type: Short Report

    Fruit normally develops from the ovary after pollination and fertilization. However, the ovary can also generate seedless fruit without fertilization by parthenocarpy. Parthenocarpic fruit development has been...

    Authors: Barbara Molesini, Giuseppe L Rotino, Angelo Spena and Tiziana Pandolfini

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:143

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  20. Content type: Short Report

    The cell cycle is promoted by activation of cyclin dependent kinases (Cdks), which are regulated positively by cyclins and negatively by Cdk inhibitors. Proliferation of carcinoma is associated with altered re...

    Authors: Pia Boström, Mirva Söderström, Tuire Palokangas, Tero Vahlberg, Yrjö Collan, Olli Carpen and Pirkko Hirsimäki

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:140

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  21. Content type: Short Report

    Epithelial cells in first catch urine (FCU) specimens from 87 men with and without urethritis were quantified. Epithelial cells were broadly categorised into transitional and squamous populations using morphol...

    Authors: Rebecca Wiggins, Patrick J Horner, Kate Whittington and Christopher H Holmes

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:139

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  22. Content type: Technical Note

    R is the statistical language commonly used by many life scientists in (omics) data analysis. At the same time, these complex analyses benefit from a workflow approach, such as used by the open source workflow...

    Authors: Ingo Wassink, Han Rauwerda, Pieter BT Neerincx, Paul E van der Vet, Timo M Breit, Jack AM Leunissen and Anton Nijholt

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:138

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  23. Content type: Short Report

    Hydrocephalus can be classified as purely obstructive, purely communicating or due to combinations of pathologies (obstruction in addition to defective absorption). Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) as an...

    Authors: Yad Ram Yadav, Gaurav Mukerji, Vijay Parihar, Mallika Sinha and Sanjay Pandey

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:137

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  24. Content type: Short Report

    Antimicrobial peptides (AMP) are important effectors of the innate immune system. Although there is increasing evidence that AMPs influence bacteria in a multitude of ways, bacterial wall rupture plays the piv...

    Authors: Mukesh Pasupuleti, Mina Davoudi, Martin Malmsten and Artur Schmidtchen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:136

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  25. Content type: Short Report

    We previously developed a set of rationally designed mutant MICA protein ligands for the NKG2D immunoreceptor in which MICA was mutated at residues that do not contact NKG2D. Some of these MICA mutants, predic...

    Authors: Chad L Mayer, W Kalani Snyder, Monika A Swietlicka, Andrew D VanSchoiack, Chad R Austin and Benjamin J McFarland

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:135

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  26. Content type: Short Report

    Borreliae employ multiple immune evasive strategies such as binding to complement regulatory proteins [factor H (fH) and factor H like-1 (FHL1)], differential regulation of surface membrane proteins, antigenic va...

    Authors: Mangesh R Bhide, Raquel Escudero, Emilio Camafeita, Horacio Gil, Isabel Jado and Pedro Anda

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:134

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  27. Content type: Short Report

    Adherence to osteoporosis pharmacotherapy is poor, and linked with patient perceptions of the benefits of, and barriers to taking these treatments. To better understand the association between patient percepti...

    Authors: Suzanne M Cadarette, Monique AM Gignac, Susan B Jaglal, Dorcas E Beaton and Gillian A Hawker

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:133

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  28. Content type: Short Report

    Ethyl-2-cyanoacrylate (ECA) is a tissue adhesive material applied to close superficial wounds. The aim of this study was to explore the benefits of cyanoacrylates in the emergency department in children with c...

    Authors: Betul Gulalp, Tamer Seyhan, Sonnur Gursoy and M Nur Altinors

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:132

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  29. Content type: Short Report

    Marbling defined by the amount and distribution of intramuscular fat, so-called Shimofuri, is an economically important trait of beef cattle in Japan. The c17-25 expressed sequence tag (EST) has been previously s...

    Authors: Seiki Sasaki, Takahisa Yamada, Shin Sukegawa, Takeshi Miyake, Tatsuo Fujita, Mitsuo Morita, Takeshi Ohta, Youichi Takahagi, Hiroshi Murakami, Fumiki Morimatsu and Yoshiyuki Sasaki

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:131

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  30. Content type: Technical Note

    Traditional in vitro cell invasion assays focus on measuring one cell parameter at a time and are often less than ideal in terms of reproducibility and quantification. Further, many techniques are not suitable fo...

    Authors: Yoonseok Kam, Audrey Karperien, Brandy Weidow, Lourdes Estrada, Alexander R Anderson and Vito Quaranta

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:130

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  31. Content type: Short Report

    Asthma and other chronic airway diseases can be effectively treated by inhaler therapy. Inhaler therapy depends on appropriate use of the inhaler. This study evaluates the knowledge among Dutch children and th...

    Authors: Johannes HJM Uijen, Yannick JW van Uijthoven, Johannes C van der Wouden and Patrick JE Bindels

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:129

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  32. Content type: Short Report

    Aging is marked by declines in levels of many sex hormones and growth factors, as well as in cognitive function. The P300 event-related potential has been established as a predictor of cognitive decline. We de...

    Authors: Eric R Braverman, Thomas JH Chen, Amanda LC Chen, Mallory M Kerner, Howard Tung, Roger L Waite, John Schoolfield and Kenneth Blum

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:126

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  33. Content type: Short Report

    DNA watermarks can be applied to identify the unauthorized use of genetically modified organisms. It has been shown that coding regions can be used to encrypt information into living organisms by using the DNA...

    Authors: Dominik Heider, Martin Pyka and Angelika Barnekow

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:125

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  34. Content type: Short Report

    Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) are a group of fatal neurodegenerative diseases caused by novel infectious agents referred to as prions. Prions appear to be composed primarily, if not exclusiv...

    Authors: Christopher J Johnson, PUPA Gilbert, Debbie McKenzie, Joel A Pedersen and Judd M Aiken

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:121

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  35. Content type: Technical Note

    Drought is one of the most important environmental factors causing water stress for cotton, and it greatly limits cotton growth and crop productivity. So far only a few drought-tolerance genes have been functi...

    Authors: Ling Zhang, Fu-Guang Li, Chuan-Liang Liu, Chao-Jun Zhang and Xue-Yan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:120

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  36. Content type: Short Report

    As the population ages and as surgical and anaesthetic techniques advance, more elderly people will be referred for surgery. Postoperative mortality and morbidity are certainly associated with increasing age; ...

    Authors: Irene Asouhidou, Theodora Asteri, Petros Sountoulides, Konstantinos Natsis and George Georgiadis

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:118

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  37. Content type: Short Report

    Breast ductal endoscopy is a relatively new diagnostic method with ever growing importance in the work-up of patients with bloody nipple discharge. The ability to perform ductal endoscopy is very important and...

    Authors: Flora Zagouri, Theodoros N Sergentanis, Georgia Giannakopoulou, Effrosyni Panopoulou, Dimosthenis Chrysikos, Garifallia Bletsa, John Flessas, George Filippakis, Alexandros Papalabros, Kostas J Bramis and George C Zografos

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:115

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