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  1. Content type: Short Report

    Citrus Huanglongbing (HLB) is one of the most devastating diseases on citrus and is associated with Candidatus Liberibacter spp.. The pathogens are phloem limited and have not been cultured in vitro. The current ...

    Authors: Jeong-soon Kim and Nian Wang

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:37

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    Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a multifunctional cytokine implicated in the pathogenesis of a number of human diseases including inflammatory neurological diseases. Its role in the pathogenesi...

    Authors: Vidhan Jain, Shannon McClintock, Avinash C Nagpal, Aditya P Dash, Jonathan K Stiles, Venkatachalam Udhayakumar, Neeru Singh and Naomi W Lucchi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:36

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    Tetanus is an infectious disease caused by the contamination of wounds from bacteria that live in soil. The tetanus mortality rate remains high in developing countries affected by natural disasters. Whether th...

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

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:34

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    Sequence information on the 16S-23S rDNA internal spacer region (ISR) exhibits a large degree of sequence and length variation at both the genus and species levels. A primer pair for the amplification of 16S-2...

    Authors: Akihiro Tazumi, Shinji Ono, Tsuyoshi Sekizuka, John E Moore, B Cherie Millar and Motoo Matsuda

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:33

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    The cytokines interleukin-1 and tumor necrosis factor (TNF), and the cytokine blocker interleukin-1 receptor antagonist, all have been demonstrated to enter the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) following peripheral a...

    Authors: Edward L Tobinick, Kai Chen and Xiaoyuan Chen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:28

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  6. Content type: Short Report

    Yusho an intoxication caused by oral dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls occurred in 1968. Patients suffered from various systemic symptoms, including general fatigue, nausea, muscular and articular pain, ac...

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

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:27

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    Discriminating taxa with the nuclear marker, amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) has been accomplished for various organisms in economic, ecological, and evolutionary studies. The protocol available ...

    Authors: Jessica A Wooten and Lori R Tolley-Jordan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:26

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  8. Content type: Short Report

    Acute aortic dissection (AAD) is a life-threatening condition requiring immediate assessment and therapy. A patient suffering from AAD often presents with an insignificant or irrelevant medical history, giving...

    Authors: Irene Asouhidou and Theodora Asteri

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:25

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  9. Content type: Short Report

    Genetic transformation of the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae has been successfully achieved in recent years, and represents a potentially powerful tool for researchers. Tissue-, stage- and sex-specific promot...

    Authors: Fabrizio Lombardo, Gareth J Lycett, Alessandra Lanfrancotti, Mario Coluzzi and Bruno Arcà

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:24

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  10. Content type: Short Report

    Large-scale genome-wide association studies are promising for unraveling the genetic basis of complex diseases. Population structure is a potential problem, the effects of which on genetic association studies ...

    Authors: Hongyan Xu, Bayazid Sarkar and Varghese George

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:21

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  11. Content type: Short Report

    IFN-γ responses to M. tuberculosis antigens are used as in-vitro diagnostic tests for tuberculosis infection. The tests are highly specific but sensitivity may be impaired due to immuno-suppression. The objective...

    Authors: Morten Ruhwald, Morten Bjerregaard-Andersen, Paulo Rabna, Jesper Eugen-Olsen and Pernille Ravn

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:19

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    Analyses based on phylogenetic and ultrastructural data have suggested that euglenids (such as Euglena gracilis), trypanosomatids and diplonemids are members of a monophyletic lineage termed Euglenozoa. However, ...

    Authors: Ryan MR Gawryluk and Michael W Gray

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:16

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  13. Content type: Short Report

    Neuronal plasticity is initiated by transient elevations of neuronal networks activity leading to changes of synaptic properties and providing the basis for memory and learning [1]. An increase of electrical acti...

    Authors: Frédéric D Broccard, Silvia Pegoraro, Maria Elisabetta Ruaro, Claudio Altafini and Vincent Torre

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:13

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    Unlike mouse immature bone marrow (BM)-derived dendritic cells (DC), rat immature BMDC have not been thoroughly characterised in vitro for the mechanisms underlying their suppressive effect. To better characteris...

    Authors: George Tiurbe, Anja Matuschek, Ulrike Kämmerer, Manuela Schneider, Arnulf Thiede, Karin Ulrichs and Christoph Otto

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:12

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    Fine-mapping projects require a high density of SNP markers and positional candidate gene sequences. In species with incomplete genomic sequence, the DNA sequences needed to generate markers for fine-mapping w...

    Authors: James E Koltes, Zhi-Liang Hu, Eric Fritz and James M Reecy

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:11

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    We report the expression pattern of 5S rDNA in the eggs of water frogs Rana lessonae, Rana ridibunda and Rana esculenta using the quantitative real-time PCR. This kind of research had never been performed before.

    Authors: Elżbieta Czarniewska and Robert Plewa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:10

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  17. Content type: Short Report

    Two commercial interferon gamma release assays (IGRAs) (QuantiFERON®-TB Gold in Tube and T SPOT®-TB) to detect a contact with M. tuberculosis have recently become available. The majority of studies agree that the...

    Authors: Esko Tavast, Eeva Salo, Ilkka Seppälä and Tamara Tuuminen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:9

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  18. Content type: Short Report

    Gene expression studies related to cancer diagnosis and treatment are important. In order to conduct such experiment accurately, absolutely reliable housekeeping genes are essential to normalize cancer related...

    Authors: Harun M Said, Buelent Polat, Carsten Hagemann, Jelena Anacker, Michael Flentje and Dirk Vordermark

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:8

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  19. Content type: Technical Note

    Dictyostelium amoebae are frequently used to study the organization and function of the endocytic pathway, and specific protocols are essential to measure the dynamics of endocytic compartments and their internal...

    Authors: Anna Marchetti, Emmanuelle Lelong and Pierre Cosson

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:7

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  20. Content type: Short Report

    Adherence to antipsychotics for schizophrenia is associated with favorable clinical outcomes. This study compared annual mental-health service utilization by recent medication adherence levels for patients tre...

    Authors: Haya Ascher-Svanum, Baojin Zhu, Douglas E Faries, Nicolas M Furiak and William Montgomery

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:6

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  21. Content type: Correspondence

    A recent and provocative meta-analysis, based on few outcome events, suggested that rosiglitazone increased cardiovascular mortality and myocardial infarction. However, results of meta-analyses of trials with ...

    Authors: Jan O Friedrich, Joseph Beyene and Neill KJ Adhikari

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:5

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  22. Content type: Short Report

    Panic disorder (PD) is a serious DSM-IV axis I disorder affecting up to 3% of the adult population each year. It is associated with a large burden of disease and extensive economic costs. This study aims to ex...

    Authors: Peter Meulenbeek, Godelief Willemse, Filip Smit, Niels Smits, Anton van Balkom, Philip Spinhoven and Pim Cuijpers

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:4

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  23. Content type: Short Report

    Pancreatic duodenal homeobox-1 (Pdx-1) or Pdx-1-VP16 gene transfer has been shown to induce in vitro rat liver-stem WB cell conversion into pancreatic endocrine precursor cells. High glucose conditions were neces...

    Authors: Juliette Cuvelier Delisle, Lionel Martignat, Laurence Dubreil, Pierre Saï, Jean-Marie Bach, Vanessa Louzier and Steffi Bösch

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:3

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  24. Content type: Short Report

    As the hepatitis B genotyping is important for assessing its clinical implications and geographical distribution, the sub-genotypes have been found useful for determination of specific genomic markers related ...

    Authors: Saeeda Baig, Anwar Siddiqui, Runu Chakravarty and Tariq Moatter

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2009 2:1

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  25. Content type: Short Report

    Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ coactivator 1α (PPARGC1A) is a coactivator with a vital and central role in fat and energy metabolism. It is considered to be a candidate gene for meat quality in pigs...

    Authors: Tim Erkens, Karel Bilek, Alex Van Zeveren and Luc J Peelman

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:138

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  26. Content type: Short Report

    The human GLB1 gene is known to give rise to two alternatively spliced mRNAs, which encode two different proteins: lysosomal β-galactosidase (β-gal) and elastin-binding protein (EBP). The β-gal transcript include...

    Authors: Raül Santamaria, Lluïsa Vilageliu and Daniel Grinberg

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:137

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  27. Content type: Short Report

    Liver-to-pancreas conversion offers new possibilities for β-cell engineering for type 1 diabetes therapy. Among conceivable sources of liver cells, we focused on BMEL cells. These untransformed mouse embryonic...

    Authors: Juliette Cuvelier Delisle, Lionel Martignat, Jean-Marie Bach, Steffi Bösch and Vanessa Louzier

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:136

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  28. Content type: Short Report

    Adynamia in fibromyalgia (FM) may be an expression of a functional deficit of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and be associated with below-normal levels of urinary cortisol. Our aim was to demonstrate ...

    Authors: Silvia Izquierdo–Álvarez, Julia Pilar Bocos–Terraz, Jose Luis Bancalero–Flores, Lenin Pavón–Romero, Enrique Serrano–Ostariz and Cayetano Alegre de Miquel

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:134

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  29. Content type: Technical Note

    We sought to describe the integrity of human genomic DNA extracted from saliva saturated cotton spit wads stored at -20°C for approximately 11 years. 783 spit wad samples were collected from an ADHD sample pop...

    Authors: Erik A Ehli, Timea Lengyel-Nelson, James J Hudziak and Gareth E Davies

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:133

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  30. Content type: Short Report

    Plant cell cultures have been shown as feasible systems for the production of secondary metabolites, being the elicitation with biotic or abiotic stimuli the most efficient strategy to increase the production ...

    Authors: Diego Lijavetzky, Lorena Almagro, Sarai Belchi-Navarro, José M Martínez-Zapater, Roque Bru and Maria A Pedreño

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:132

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  31. Content type: Short Report

    Mass spectrometric analysis of peptides is an essential part of protein identification and characterization, the latter meaning the identification of modifications and amino acid substitutions. There are two m...

    Authors: Harald Barsnes, Svein-Ole Mikalsen and Ingvar Eidhammer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:130

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  32. Content type: Project Note

    Medicago truncatula is a model species for legumes. Its functional genomics have been considerably boosted in recent years due to initiatives based both in Europe and US. Collections of mutants are becoming incre...

    Authors: Andrea Porceddu, Francesco Panara, Ornella Calderini, Lorna Molinari, Paola Taviani, Luisa Lanfaloni, Carla Scotti, Maria Carelli, Laura Scaramelli, Gianluca Bruschi, Viviane Cosson, Pascal Ratet, Henri de Larembergue, Gerard Duc, Efisio Piano and Sergio Arcioni

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:129

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