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  1. Human paraoxonase 1 (PON1) is an HDL-associated enzyme with anti-oxidant/anti-inflammatory properties that has been suggested to play an important protective role against coronary heart diseases and underlying...

    Authors: Kai Lüersen, Constance Schmelzer, Christine Boesch-Saadatmandi, Christine Kohl, Gerald Rimbach and Frank Döring

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:141

    Content type: Short Report

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  2. The binding of EGFR and its ligands leads to autophosphorylation of receptor tyrosine kinase as well as subsequent activation of signal transduction pathways that are involved in regulating cellular proliferat...

    Authors: Teppei Matsuo, Satoshi S Nishizuka, Kazushige Ishida, Takeshi Iwaya, Miyuki Ikeda and Go Wakabayashi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:140

    Content type: Short Report

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  3. The ME/CFS Disease Register is one of six subprojects within the National ME/CFS Observatory, a research programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund and sponsored by Action for ME. A pilot study in East Anglia, E...

    Authors: Derek Pheby, Eliana Lacerda, Luis Nacul, Maria de Lourdes Drachler, Peter Campion, Amanda Howe, Fiona Poland, Monica Curran, Valerie Featherstone, Shagufta Fayyaz, Dikaios Sakellariou and José Carlos de Carvalho Leite

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:139

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  4. Directed protein evolution has been used to modify protein activity and research has been carried out to enhance the production of high quality mutant libraries. Many theoretical approaches suggest that allowi...

    Authors: Wendy S Smith, Jennifer R Hale and Cameron Neylon

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:138

    Content type: Short Report

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  5. Cell lines from Atlantic salmon kidney have made it possible to culture and study infectious salmon anemia virus (ISAV), an aquatic orthomyxovirus affecting farmed Atlantic salmon. However, transfection of the...

    Authors: Berit L Schiøtz, Esther G Rosado, Espen S Baekkevold, Morten Lukacs, Siri Mjaaland, Hilde Sindre, Unni Grimholt and Tor Gjøen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:136

    Content type: Short Report

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  6. Differential lung ventilation (DLV) is used to salvage ventilatory support in severe unilateral lung disease in the critical care setting. However, DLV with a double-lumen tube is associated with serious compl...

    Authors: Kazuma Yamakawa, Yasushi Nakamori, Satoshi Fujimi, Hiroshi Ogura, Yasuyuki Kuwagata and Takeshi Shimazu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:134

    Content type: Short Report

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  7. Tools to visualize and explore genomes hold a central place in genomics and the diversity of genome browsers has increased dramatically over the last few years. It often turns out to be a daunting task to comp...

    Authors: Thomas Lacroix, Valentin Loux, Annie Gendrault, Jean-François Gibrat and Hélène Chiapello

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:133

    Content type: Technical Note

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  8. Chagas disease constitutes an important public health threat in terms of morbidity and mortality in the areas in the United States where immigrant populations from Latin America are conspicuous. We conducted a...

    Authors: Roberto Arena, Christine E Mathews, Anne Y Kim, Tim E Lenz and Paul M Southern

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:132

    Content type: Short Report

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  9. Second generation technologies have advantages over Sanger; however, they have resulted in new challenges for the genome construction process, especially because of the small size of the reads, despite the hig...

    Authors: Rommel TJ Ramos, Adriana R Carneiro, Jan Baumbach, Vasco Azevedo, Maria PC Schneider and Artur Silva

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:130

    Content type: Technical Note

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  10. Yersinia enterocolitica is a common cause of food borne gastrointestinal disease. After oral uptake, yersiniae invade Peyer's patches of the distal ileum. This is accomplished by the binding of the Yersinia invas...

    Authors: Janja Trček, Marc F Oellerich, Katy Niedung, Frank Ebel, Sandra Freund and Konrad Trülzsch

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:129

    Content type: Short Report

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  11. Bacterial and viral DNA replication was previously reconstituted in vitro from component parts [14]. Significant advances in building minimal cell-like structures also have been made recently [57]. Combining th...

    Authors: Domenica Torino, Cristina Del Bianco, Lindsey A Ross, Jennifer L Ong and Sheref S Mansy

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:128

    Content type: Short Report

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  12. The North West Adelaide Health Study is a representative longitudinal cohort study of people originally aged 18 years and over. The aim of this study was to describe normative data for hand grip strength in a ...

    Authors: Nicola M Massy-Westropp, Tiffany K Gill, Anne W Taylor, Richard W Bohannon and Catherine L Hill

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:127

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is one of the most frequent chronic blood-borne infections in the United States. The epidemiology of HCV transmission is not completely understood, particularly in women and m...

    Authors: Diana Nurutdinova, Arbi B Abdallah, Susan Bradford, Catina C O'Leary and Linda B Cottler

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:126

    Content type: Short Report

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  14. Aldosterone, one of the major culprits associated with the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS), is significantly elevated following high salt administration in Dahl rats. Since we have previously demon...

    Authors: Danita Eatman, Katie Peagler, Jana Watson, Aisha Rollins-Hairston and Mohamed A Bayorh

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:125

    Content type: Short Report

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  15. Nearly 5% of all Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains worldwide are resistant at least to rifampicin and isoniazid (multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, MDR-TB). Inclusion of a fluoroquinolone and an injectable agent ...

    Authors: Noura M Al-Mutairi, Suhail Ahmad and Eiman Mokaddas

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:123

    Content type: Short Report

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  16. Nasopharyngeal carriage of potential pathogens is important as it is both the major source of transmission and the prerequisite of invasive disease. New methods for detecting carriage could improve comfort, ac...

    Authors: Jenna F Gritzfeld, Paul Roberts, Lorna Roche, Sherouk El Batrawy and Stephen B Gordon

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:122

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Structural biomolecular data are commonly stored in the PDB format. The PDB format is widely supported by software vendors because of its simplicity and readability. However, the PDB format cannot fully addres...

    Authors: Petr Čech and Daniel Svozil

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:121

    Content type: Technical Note

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  18. Sex-specific DNA markers can serve as tools for molecular sex identification, as well as for population genetic inferences. We investigated the potential utility of a microsatellite marker located on sex chrom...

    Authors: Takahito Shikano, Gábor Herczeg and Juha Merilä

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:119

    Content type: Short Report

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  19. The transcription factor Hypoxia-Inducible Factor-1α is a master regulator of the cellular response to low oxygen concentration. Compound C, an inhibitor of AMP-activated kinase, has been reported to inhibit h...

    Authors: Yee Liu Chua and Thilo Hagen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:117

    Content type: Correspondence

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  20. Heat shock proteins are acute phase proteins that are upregulated in inflammation or following thermal stress. We analyzed the presence of the heat shock protein 70 (Hsp 70) in choroidal neovascular (CNV) memb...

    Authors: Andreas PW Jöres, Dörthe Carstesen, Gabriele Thumann, Peter Walter and Andreas WA Weinberger

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:115

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Staphylococcus lugdunensis is an important human pathogen that causes potentially fatal endocarditis, osteomyelitis and skin and soft tissue infections similar to diseases caused by Staphylococcus aureus. Neverth...

    Authors: Florian Szabados, Yasmina Nowotny, Lennart Marlinghaus, Miriam Korte, Sandra Neumann, Martin Kaase and Sören G Gatermann

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:113

    Content type: Short Report

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  22. In some countries every citizen has the right to obtain a designated general practitioner. However, each individual may have preferences that cannot be fulfilled due to shortages of some kind. The questions ra...

    Authors: Jostein Lillestøl, Jan Ubøe, Yngve Rønsen and Per Hjortdahl

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:112

    Content type: Short Report

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  23. An innovative approach to learning public health by using feature-length commercial movies was piloted in the fourth year of a medical degree. We aimed to explore how students responded to this approach and th...

    Authors: Peter Gallagher, Nick Wilson, Richard Edwards, Rachael Cowie and Michael G Baker

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:111

    Content type: Short Report

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  24. Escherichia coli O157:H7 is the most common serovar of enterohemorrhagic E. coli associated with serious human disease outbreaks. Cattle are the main reservoir with E. coli O157:H7 inducing hemorrhagic enteritis ...

    Authors: Danica Baines, Stephanie Erb, Ross Lowe, Kelly Turkington, Emil Sabau, Gretchen Kuldau, Jean Juba, Luke Masson, Alberto Mazza and Ray Roberts

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:110

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  25. Vibrio cholerae O1 and V. cholerae O139 infect humans, causing the diarrheal and waterborne disease cholera, which is a worldwide health problem. V. cholerae and the free-living amoebae Acanthamoeba species are p...

    Authors: Salah Shanan, Hadi Abd, Ingela Hedenström, Amir Saeed and Gunnar Sandström

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:109

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  26. Poor quality of sleep among alcoholics and persons undergoing alcohol withdrawal has been described as a possible cause of alcohol relapse. It has been suggested earlier that nitrous oxide gas has a significan...

    Authors: Tuuli Lahti, Taina Methuen, Risto Roine, Kaija-Liisa Seppä, David Sinclair, Markku Partinen and Hannu Alho

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:108

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Oxygen supplementation is commonly given to the patients with severe pneumonia including Legionella disease. Recent data suggested that apoptosis may play an important role, not only in the pathogenesis of Legion...

    Authors: Tsuneharu Maeda, Soichiro Kimura, Tetsuya Matsumoto, Yoshinari Tanabe, Fumitake Gejyo and Keizo Yamaguchi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:107

    Content type: Short Report

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  28. Guidelines recommend an early initiation of aspirin treatment in patients with acute cerebral ischemia. Comparative studies on the best starting dose for initiating aspirin therapy to achieve a rapid antiplate...

    Authors: Saskia H Meves, Horst Neubauer, Ursula Overbeck and Heinz G Endres

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:106

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Type D personality has been associated in the past with increased cardiovascular mortality among patients with established coronary heart disease. Very few studies have investigated the association of type D p...

    Authors: Dimitrios Tziallas, Michael S Kostapanos, Petros Skapinakis, Haralampos J Milionis, Thanos Athanasiou, Moses S Elisaf and Venetsanos Mavreas

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:105

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  30. One important physiological response to environmental stress in animals is change in gene expression. To obtain reliable data from gene expression studies using RT-qPCR it is important to evaluate a set of pos...

    Authors: Ingrid A Aursnes, Anne L Rishovd, Hans E Karlsen and Tor Gjøen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:104

    Content type: Short Report

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  31. Hemoglobin A2' (delta 16 Gly → Arg) is globally the commonest delta chain variant of HbA2. It is clinically and hematologically silent but its sole importance lies in the underestimation of HbA2 quantity durin...

    Authors: Maliha Nusrat, Bushra Moiz, Amna Nasir and Mashhooda Rasool Hashmi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:103

    Content type: Short Report

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  32. Based on our clinical experience, the H-reflex amplitude asymmetry might be an earlier sign of nerve root involvement than latency in patients with S1 radiculopathy. However, no data to support this assumption...

    Authors: Hesham N Alrowayeh and Mohamed A Sabbahi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:102

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  33. Depression and anxiety disorders have a high disease burden and as many as 15% of young people report mental health problems. Binge drinking, which is a particularly harmful way of consuming alcohol, is common...

    Authors: Marie-José Theunissen, Maria Jansen and Anke van Gestel

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:100

    Content type: Short Report

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  34. Colletotrichum is one of the most widespread and important genus of plant pathogenic fungi worldwide. Various species of Colletotrichum are the causative agents of anthracnose disease in plants, which is a severe...

    Authors: Bungonsiri Intra, Isada Mungsuntisuk, Takuya Nihira, Yasuhiro Igarashi and Watanalai Panbangred

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:98

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Machine learning techniques have been widely applied to biological sequences, e.g. to predict drug resistance in HIV-1 from sequences of drug target proteins and protein functional classes. As deletions and in...

    Authors: Dominik Heider, Jens Verheyen and Daniel Hoffmann

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:94

    Content type: Short Report

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  36. Rural Australians face a higher mental health and lifestyle disease burden (obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease) than their urban counterparts. Our ongoing research reveals that the Australian farming...

    Authors: Susan Brumby, Ananda Chandrasekara, Scott McCoombe, Peter Kremer and Paul Lewandowski

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2011 4:89

    Content type: Hypothesis

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