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  1. The prevalence of cigarette smoking in Ukraine is different between genders and is among the highest in the world. There is need to identify gender-specific factors that are associated with having stopped smok...

    Authors: Alice Hazemba, Seter Siziya, Adamson S Muula and Emmanuel Rudatsikira
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:76
  2. Transcriptome analysis during embryogenesis usually requires pooling of embryos to obtain sufficient RNA. Hence, the measured levels of gene-expression represent the average mRNA levels of pooled samples and t...

    Authors: Mark de Jong, Han Rauwerda, Oskar Bruning, Jurgo Verkooijen, Herman P Spaink and Timo M Breit
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:73
  3. To evaluate whether the volume of blood suctioned during vacuum-assisted breast biopsy (VABB) is associated with hematoma formation and progression, patient's age and histology of the lesion.

    Authors: Flora Zagouri, Theodoros N Sergentanis, Philip Domeyer, Dimosthenis Chrysikos, Georgia Giannakopoulou, Nikolaos V Michalopoulos, Panagiotis Safioleas, Ioannis Flessas, Effrosyni Panopoulou, Garifallia Bletsa and George C Zografos
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:70
  4. In the last decade, the availability of gene sequences of many plant species, including tomato, has encouraged the development of strategies that do not rely on genetic transformation techniques (GMOs) for imp...

    Authors: Silvia Minoia, Angelo Petrozza, Olimpia D'Onofrio, Florence Piron, Giuseppina Mosca, Giovanni Sozio, Francesco Cellini, Abdelhafid Bendahmane and Filomena Carriero
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:69
  5. The permeabilization of mitochondrial membranes is a decisive event in apoptosis or necrosis culminating in cell death. One fundamental mechanism by which such permeabilization events occur is the calcium-induced...

    Authors: Sabine Eisenhofer, Ferenc Toókos, Burkhard A Hense, Sabine Schulz, Frank Filbir and Hans Zischka
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:67
  6. Marbling, defined by the amount and the distribution of intramuscular fat and measured as beef marbling score (BMS), is an economically important trait of beef cattle in Japan. We recently reported that a sing...

    Authors: Shin Sukegawa, Takeshi Miyake, Yoichi Takahagi, Hiroshi Murakami, Fumiki Morimatsu, Takahisa Yamada and Yoshiyuki Sasaki
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:66
  7. Less is known about the influence of hematocrit detection methodology on transfusion triggers. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to compare two different hematocrit-assessing methods. In a total of 5...

    Authors: Marco Bosshart, John F Stover, Reto Stocker, Lars M Asmis, Jörg Feige, Thomas A Neff, Reto A Schuepbach, Silvia R Cottini and Markus Béchir
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:65
  8. In Trypanosoma brucei, the African trypanosome, endocytosis is developmentally regulated and substantially more active in all known mammalian infective stages. In both mammalian and insect stages endocytic activi...

    Authors: Senthil KA Natesan, Lori Peacock, Ka Fai Leung, Wendy Gibson and Mark C Field
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:63
  9. microRNAs (miRNAs) are endogenous small non-coding RNAs that post-transcriptionally regulate gene expression. In plants, they typically show high complementarity to a single sequence motif within their target ...

    Authors: Sandra Niemeier, Leonardo Alves Junior and Thomas Merkle
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:59
  10. The chick chorio-allantoic membrane (CAM) assay is a commonly used method for studying angiogenic or anti-angiogenic activities in vivo. The ease of access allows direct monitoring of tumour growth by biomicrosco...

    Authors: Maurice Balke, Anna Neumann, Christian Kersting, Konstantin Agelopoulos, Carsten Gebert, Georg Gosheger, Horst Buerger and Martin Hagedorn
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:58
  11. Decomposition of concentration indices yields useful information regarding the relative importance of various determinants of inequitable health outcomes. But the two estimation approaches to decomposition in ...

    Authors: Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan, Lynette LY Lim, Gordon A Carmichael, Keith BG Dear and Adrian C Sleigh
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:57
  12. Heavy chain phosphorylation plays a central role in regulating myosin II bipolar filament assembly in Dictyostelium, as well as in higher eukaryotic nonmuscle cells. Our previous work has demonstrated that the WD...

    Authors: Julie Underwood, Jonathan Greene and Paul A Steimle
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:56
  13. 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
  14. The origin of adenocarcinomas presenting on the cervix uteri may be doubtful, i.e. whether it is of cervical or endometrial origin, due to the overlapping morphological features. In HPV negative samples, furth...

    Authors: Michael Odida, Belen Lloveras, Nuria Guimera and Elisabete Weiderpass
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:54
  15. 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
  16. Presence of phosphorylated Serine biosynthesis pathway upstream to the de novo cysteine biosynthesis pathway makes PSAT a crucial enzyme. Besides this, phoshoserine produced by the enzyme can also be taken up ...

    Authors: Vibhor Mishra, Vahab Ali, Tomoyoshi Nozaki and Vinod Bhakuni
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:52
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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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