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  1. Salmonid alphavirus (SAV) is a widespread pathogen in European aquaculture of salmonid fish. Distinct viral subtypes have been suggested based on sequence comparisons and some of these have different geographi...

    Authors: Marius Karlsen, Stephane Villoing, Karl F Ottem, Espen Rimstad and Are Nylund
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:241
  2. DNA methylation contributes to the regulation of gene expression during development and cellular differentiation. The recently developed Methylated DNA ImmunoPrecipitation (MeDIP) assay allows a comprehensive ...

    Authors: Jinsong Jia, Aleksandra Pekowska, Sebastien Jaeger, Touati Benoukraf, Pierre Ferrier and Salvatore Spicuglia
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:240
  3. A large portion of tissues stored worldwide for diagnostic purposes is formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded (FFPE). These FFPE-archived tissues are an extremely valuable source for retrospective (genetic) stud...

    Authors: Cornelis JJ Huijsmans, Jan Damen, Johannes C van der Linden, Paul HM Savelkoul and Mirjam HA Hermans
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:239
  4. Falls management programmes have been instituted to attempt to reduce falls. This pilot study was undertaken to determine whether the Nintendo® WiiFit was a feasible and acceptable intervention in community-dwell...

    Authors: Marie A Williams, Roy L Soiza, Alison McE Jenkinson and Alison Stewart
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:238
  5. Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) has drawn the attention of evolutionary biologists due to its importance in crucial biological processes, such as sexual selection and immune response in jawed vertebrate...

    Authors: David Canal, Miguel Alcaide, Jarl A Anmarkrud and Jaime Potti
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:236
  6. Chronic complications of diabetes can be reduced through optimal glycemic and lipid control as evaluated through measurement of glycosylated hemoglobin (A1C) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). We...

    Authors: Helena Klomp, Roland F Dyck, Nirmal Sidhu, Paul J Cascagnette and Gary F Teare
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:233
  7. The longitudinal epidemiology of major depressive episodes (MDE) is poorly characterized in most countries. Some potentially relevant data sources may be underutilized because they are not conducive to estimat...

    Authors: Scott B Patten
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:231
  8. Hematologic manifestations of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection are a well-recognized complication of the disease and may be clinically important. Our objective was to determine the risk factors...

    Authors: José A Mata-Marín, Jesús E Gaytán-Martínez, Rosa E Martínez-Martínez, Carla I Arroyo-Anduiza, José L Fuentes-Allen and Moisés Casarrubias-Ramirez
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:230
  9. Self-conscious emotions (shame, guilt and embarrassment) are part of many individuals' experiences of seeking STI testing. These emotions can have negative impacts on individuals' interpretations of the STI te...

    Authors: Myles Balfe, Ruairi Brugha, Diarmuid O' Donovan, Emer O' Connell and Deirdre Vaughan
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:229
  10. Studies from iodine-sufficient areas have shown that a high proportion of patients taking medication for thyroid diseases have thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels outside the reference range. Next to pati...

    Authors: Anke Hannemann, Nele Friedrich, Robin Haring, Alexander Krebs, Henry Völzke, Dietrich Alte, Matthias Nauck, Thomas Kohlmann, Hans-Christof Schober, Wolfgang Hoffmann and Henri Wallaschofski
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:227
  11. MODELLER is a program for automated protein Homology Modeling. It is one of the most widely used tool for homology or comparative modeling of protein three-dimensional structures, but most users find it a bit ...

    Authors: Bhusan K Kuntal, Polamarasetty Aparoy and Pallu Reddanna
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:226
  12. The Asteraceae represents an important plant family with respect to the numbers of species present in the wild and used by man. Nonetheless, genomic resources for Asteraceae species are relatively underdevelop...

    Authors: Lucy Gonthier, Arnaud Bellec, Christelle Blassiau, Elisa Prat, Nicolas Helmstetter, Caroline Rambaud, Brigitte Huss, Theo Hendriks, Hélène Bergès and Marie-Christine Quillet
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:225
  13. The innate immune system employs several receptor families that form the basis of sensing pathogen-associated molecular patterns. NOD (nucleotide-binding and oligomerization domain) like receptors (NLRs) compr...

    Authors: Marcel Kramer, Janne Boeck, Daniela Reichenbach, Christoph Kaether, Stefan Schreiber, Matthias Platzer, Philip Rosenstiel and Klaus Huse
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:224
  14. Several high-density oligonucleotide microarray platforms are available for genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) detection and microarray-based comparative genomic hybridisation (array CGH), which ...

    Authors: Stine H Kresse, Karoly Szuhai, Ana H Barragan-Polania, Halfdan Rydbeck, Anne-Marie Cleton-Jansen, Ola Myklebost and Leonardo A Meza-Zepeda
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:223
  15. In animals mtDNA inheritance is maternal except in certain molluscan bivalve species which have a paternally inherited mitochondrial genome (genome M) along with the standard maternal one (genome F). Normally,...

    Authors: Eleni Kyriakou, Eleftherios Zouros and George C Rodakis
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:222
  16. The first objective of a DNA microarray experiment is typically to generate a list of genes or probes that are found to be differentially expressed or represented (in the case of comparative genomic hybridizat...

    Authors: Emma Laing and Colin P Smith
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:221
  17. α-Santalol, an active component of sandalwood oil, has shown chemopreventive effects on skin cancer in different murine models. However, effects of α-santalol on cell cycle have not been studied. Thus, the obj...

    Authors: Xiaoying Zhang, Wei Chen, Ruth Guillermo, Gudiseva Chandrasekher, Radhey S Kaushik, Alan Young, Hesham Fahmy and Chandradhar Dwivedi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:220
  18. The miR-200c/141 cluster has recently been implicated in the epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) process. The expression of these two miRNAs is inversely correlated with tumorigenicity and invasiveness ...

    Authors: Rui Neves, Christina Scheel, Sandra Weinhold, Ellen Honisch, Katharina M Iwaniuk, Hans-Ingo Trompeter, Dieter Niederacher, Peter Wernet, Simeon Santourlidis and Markus Uhrberg
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:219
  19. Anthroposophic medicine is a physician-provided complementary therapy system involving counselling, artistic and physical therapies, and special medications. The purpose of this analysis was to identify predic...

    Authors: Harald J Hamre, Claudia M Witt, Gunver S Kienle, Anja Glockmann, Stefan N Willich and Helmut Kiene
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:218
  20. Although altruism is a key principle in our current organ donation and transplantation system, the meanings and implications of the term have been widely debated. Recently, a new type of living organ donation-...

    Authors: Marie-Chantal Fortin, Marianne Dion-Labrie, Marie-Josée Hébert and Hubert Doucet
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:216
  21. Clock family genes encode transcription factors that regulate clock-controlled genes and thus regulate many physiological mechanisms/processes in a circadian fashion. Clock1 duplicates and copies of Clock3 and...

    Authors: Marion I Paibomesai, Hooman K Moghadam, Moira M Ferguson and Roy G Danzmann
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:215
  22. SNP (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism) discovery is now routinely performed using high-throughput sequencing of reduced representation libraries. Our objective was to adapt 454 GS FLX based sequencing methodolog...

    Authors: Sophie Leroux, Katia Feve, Florence Vignoles, Olivier Bouchez, Christophe Klopp, Céline Noirot, David Gourichon, Sabine Richard, Christine Leterrier, Catherine Beaumont, Francis Minvielle, Alain Vignal and Frédérique Pitel
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:214
  23. The methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene variant C677T has been implicated as a genetic risk factor in migraine susceptibility, particularly in Migraine with Aura. Migraine, with and without aura (...

    Authors: Annie Liu, Saraswathy Menon, Natalie J Colson, Sharon Quinlan, Hannah Cox, Madelyn Peterson, Thomas Tiang, Larisa M Haupt, Rod A Lea and Lyn R Griffiths
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:213
  24. Southern China is a major area for endemic nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Genetic factors as well as environmental factors play a role in development of NPC. To investigate the roles of previously described c...

    Authors: Xiuchan Guo, Yi Zeng, Hong Deng, Jian Liao, Yuming Zheng, Ji Li, Bailey Kessing and Stephen J O'Brien
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:212
  25. The isolation of DNA-free RNA is a crucial step in the reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR). Every RNA extraction procedure results in RNA samples contaminated with genomic DNA, which can cause false-positive ou...

    Authors: Lydia V Rump, Benedicta Asamoah and Narjol Gonzalez-Escalona
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:211
  26. Epithelial cells are exposed to a variety of mechanical stimuli. Epithelial Na+ channels (ENaC) mediate sodium transport across apical membranes of epithelial cells that line the distal nephron, airway and alveol...

    Authors: Alexey V Karpushev, Daria V Ilatovskaya and Alexander Staruschenko
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:210
  27. Counselling on the danger signs of unpredictable obstetric complications and the appropriate management of such complications are crucial in reducing maternal mortality. The objectives of this study were to id...

    Authors: Malabika Sarker, Gerhard Schmid, Elin Larsson, Sylvia Kirenga, Manuela De Allegri, Florian Neuhann, Theodora Mbunda, Isaack Lekule and Olaf Müller
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:209
  28. Many studies have been done to find out the molecular mechanism of systemic acquired resistance (SAR) in plants in the past several decades. Numbers of researches have been carried out in the model plants such...

    Authors: Jiyu Zhang, Xiaoli Du, Qingju Wang, Xiukong Chen, Dong Lv, Kuanyong Xu, Shenchun Qu and Zhen Zhang
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:208
  29. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of outpatient laparoscopic cholecystectomy (OLC) in a day surgery unit in a teaching hospital. OLC was offered to patients with symptomatic choleli...

    Authors: Athanasios Marinis, Emmanouil Stamatakis, Athanasia Tsaroucha, Nikolaos Dafnios, Georgios Anastasopoulos, Georgios Polymeneas and Theodosios Theodosopoulos
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:207
  30. Long-term acute care hospitals (LTACs) provide specialized care for patients recovering from severe acute illness. In order to facilitate research into LTAC utilization and outcomes, we studied whether or not ...

    Authors: Jeremy M Kahn and Theodore J Iwashyna
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:205
  31. The anabolic steroid, dehydroepiandosterone sulfate (DHEA-S), is secreted from the adrenal cortex. It plays a significant role in the body as a precursor to sex steroids as well as a lesser known role in the h...

    Authors: Courtney A Whetzel and Laura C Klein
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:204
  32. General transcription factor (TFII-I) is a multi-functional transcription factor encoded by the Gtf2i gene, that has been demonstrated to regulate transcription of genes critical for development. Because of th...

    Authors: Iwona Fijalkowska, Deva Sharma, Carol J Bult and Sonye K Danoff
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:203
  33. Propofol is a commonly used intravenous anesthetic agent, which produce rapid induction of and recovery from general anesthesia. Numerous clinical studies reported that propofol can potentially cause amnesia a...

    Authors: Srivatsan Kidambi, Joel Yarmush, Yevgeny Berdichevsky, Sangeetha Kamath, Wayne Fong and Joseph SchianodiCola
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:201
  34. Accurate prognosis is vital to the initiation of advance care planning particularly in a vulnerable, at risk population such as care home residents. The aim of this paper is to report on the revision and simpl...

    Authors: Davina Porock, Debra Parker-Oliver, Gregory F Petroski and Marilyn Rantz
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:200
  35. The advancements in DNA sequencing technologies have allowed researchers to progress from the analyses of a single organism towards the deep sequencing of a sample of organisms. With sufficient sequencing dept...

    Authors: Kelvin Li, Eli Venter, Shibu Yooseph, Timothy B Stockwell, Lance D Eckerle, Mark R Denison, David J Spiro and Barbara A Methé
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:199
  36. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma are considered underdiagnosed and misdiagnosed chronic diseases. In The Netherlands, a COPD-asthma telemedicine service has been developed to increase GP...

    Authors: Ioanna G Tsiligianni, Thys van der Molen, Nikolaos E Tzanakis, Nikolaos M Siafakas, Ellen van Heijst and Christos Lionis
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:198
  37. Apoptosis is a highly ordered and orchestrated multiphase process controlled by the numerous cellular and extra-cellular signals, which executes the programmed cell death via release of cytochrome c alterations i...

    Authors: Katarzyna Kokoszyńska, Leszek Rychlewski and Lucjan S Wyrwicz
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:197
  38. About 130 million people are infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) worldwide, but effective treatment options are not yet available. One of the most promising targets for antiviral therapy is nonstructural...

    Authors: Paola JS Provazzi, Helen A Arcuri, Isabel Maria VG de Carvalho-Mello, João Renato R Pinho, Maurício L Nogueira, Mário S Palma and Paula Rahal
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:196
  39. The variability of maternal serum biochemical markers for Down syndrome, free β-hCG and PAPP-A can have a different impact on false-positive rates between the 10+0 and 13+6 week of gestation. The study populat...

    Authors: Dubravka Tišlarić-Medenjak, Ivana Zec, Ana-Maria Šimundić, Senka Sabolović-Rudman, Milan Kos and Željka Bukovec Megla
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:194
  40. Routine rapid testing for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has highlighted some problems with BSE rapid test performance, the most significant being the number of initially reactive samples and the false...

    Authors: Daniela Meloni, Katia Varello, Marzia Pezzolato, Elsa Manzardo, Maria C Cavarretta, Francesco Ingravalle, Maria Caramelli and Elena Bozzetta
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:193

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