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  1. Individuals who are aware of the risk of infection and perceive themselves to be at risk of infection are more likely to take action to prevent HIV infection. The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge ...

    Authors: Seter Siziya, Adamson S Muula and Emmanuel Rudatsikira

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:123

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  2. Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae, the causative bacterial agent of porcine pleuropneumonia, produces Apx toxins which belong to RTX toxin family and are recognized as the major virulence factors. So far, their tar...

    Authors: Philippe GAC Vanden Bergh, Laurent LM Zecchinon, Thomas Fett and Daniel Desmecht

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:121

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  3. The purpose of this study was to examine whether prior outpatient antibiotic use is associated with increased 30-day mortality, after adjusting for potential confounders, for those subsequently hospitalized wi...

    Authors: Eric M Mortensen, Marcos I Restrepo, Jacqueline A Pugh and Antonio Anzueto

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:120

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  4. The mocha mouse carries a spontaneous deletion in the Ap3d1 gene, encoding the delta 1 subunit of the adaptor related protein complex 3, (Ap3d1), and subsequently lack the expression of functional AP-3. This lead...

    Authors: Kim Ryun Drasbek, Mai Marie Holm, Marion Delenclos and Kimmo Jensen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:119

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  5. Symbiotic relationships between intracellular bacteria and eukaryotes are widespread in nature. Genome sequencing of the bacterial partner has provided a number of key insights into the basis of these symbiose...

    Authors: Gaku Tokuda, Nathan Lo, Aya Takase, Akinori Yamada, Yoshinobu Hayashi and Hirofumi Watanabe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:118

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  6. Access to health professionals is a key UK NHS priority, and meeting access targets is rewarded through the new General Medical Services (GMS) contract in the UK. We sought to determine the current state of ap...

    Authors: Andrea Edwards and Richard D Neal

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:117

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  7. Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is a frequent neoplasm, which is usually aggressive and has unpredictable biological behavior and unfavorable prognosis. The comprehension of the molecular basis of this var...

    Authors: Patricia Severino, Adriana M Alvares, Pedro Michaluart Jr, Oswaldo K Okamoto, Fabio D Nunes, Carlos A Moreira-Filho and Eloiza H Tajara

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:113

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  8. Pneumococcal hand contamination in Indigenous children in remote communities is common (37%). It is not clear whether this requires frequent inoculation, or if pneumococci will survive on hands for long period...

    Authors: Heidi Smith-Vaughan, Faith Crichton, Jemima Beissbarth, Peter S Morris and Amanda J Leach

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:112

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  9. Mammalian spermatozoa become fully motile and fertile during transit through the luminal fluid of the epididymis. At least 200 proteins are present in the epididymal lumen, but the potential roles of these lum...

    Authors: J Liu, JY Li, HY Wang, CL Zhang, N Li, YQ Lin, J Liu and WT Wang

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:111

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  10. The recent determination of the complete nucleotide sequence of several Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) genomes allows the use of comparative genomics as a tool for dissecting the nature and consequence of genet...

    Authors: Andrés Cubillos-Ruiz, Juan Morales and María Mercedes Zambrano

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:110

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  11. More than two thirds of the highly expressed ribosomal protein (RP) genes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae contain introns, which is in sharp contrast to the genome-wide five percent intron-containing genes. It is wel...

    Authors: Jing Zhang, Martin Vingron and Stefan Roepcke

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:109

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  12. We present swps3, a vectorized implementation of the Smith-Waterman local alignment algorithm optimized for both the Cell/BE and ×86 architectures. The paper describes swps3 and compares its performances with ...

    Authors: Adam Szalkowski, Christian Ledergerber, Philipp Krähenbühl and Christophe Dessimoz

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:107

    Content type: Technical Note

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  13. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a preventable disease rather than a curable one, since there is no well-documented effective treatment modality until now, making the molecular study of this disease mandatory.

    Authors: Abdel-Rahman N Zekri, Mohamed M Hafez, Abeer A Bahnassy, Zeinab K Hassan, Tarek Mansour, Mahmoud M Kamal and Hussein M Khaled

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:106

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  14. Few Canadian studies have examined stress in residency and none have included a large sample of resident physicians. Previous studies have also not examined well-being resources nor found significant concerns ...

    Authors: Jordan S Cohen, Yvette Leung, Meriah Fahey, Linda Hoyt, Roona Sinha, Lisa Cailler, Kevin Ramchandar, John Martin and Scott Patten

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:105

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  15. Bartonellosis due to Bartonella bacilliformis is a highly lethal endemic and sometimes epidemic infectious disease in South America, and a serious public health concern in Perú. There is limited information on th...

    Authors: Beronica Infante, Sandra Villar, Sandra Palma, Jenny Merello, Roberto Valencia, Luis Torres, Jamie Cok, Palmira Ventosilla, Ciro Manguiña, Humberto Guerra and Cesar Henriquez

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:103

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  16. This paper reports the outcome of gefitinib for Chinese advanced NSCLC patients with poor performance status (PS) at the Peking Union Medical College Hospital.

    Authors: Zhong Wei, Wang Mengzhao, Zhang Li, Li Longyun and Zhang Xiaotong

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:102

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  17. Depression is common among diabetic subjects. We conducted the present study to estimate the prevalence of depression in subjects with type 2 diabetes (T2D) in Greece.

    Authors: Alexios Sotiropoulos, Athanasia Papazafiropoulou, Ourania Apostolou, Anthi Kokolaki, Aristofanis Gikas and Stavros Pappas

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:101

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  18. Little is known about the physiological role of the EBER1 and 2 nuclear RNAs during Epstein Barr viral infection. The EBERs are transcribed by cellular RNA Polymerase III and their strong expression results in 10

    Authors: Sebastian Eilebrecht, François-Xavier Pellay, Peter Odenwälder, Guillaume Brysbaert, Bernd-Joachim Benecke and Arndt Benecke

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:100

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  19. Prions, the infectious agents that cause transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), are relatively resistant to destruction by physical, enzymatic, and chemical treatments. Hydrolysis in boiling saturat...

    Authors: Justin J Greenlee, Eric M Nicholson, Amir N Hamir, Gary P Noyes, Mark T Holtzapple and Marcus E Kehrli Jr

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:99

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  20. Echocardiography is a non-invasive, relatively cheap and useful imaging technique for the evaluation of cardiac diseases. The procedure has reliable levels of accuracy.

    Authors: Okechukwu S Ogah, Gail D Adegbite, Rufus O Akinyemi, Julius O Adesina, Albert A Alabi, Oscar I Udofia, Roseline F Ogundipe and Julius KL Osinfade

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:98

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  21. SH-SY5Y cells exhibit a neuronal phenotype when treated with all-trans retinoic acid (RA), but the molecular mechanism of activation in the signalling pathway mediated by phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) i...

    Authors: Yuichiro Nishida, Naoki Adati, Ritsuko Ozawa, Aasami Maeda, Yoshiyuki Sakaki and Tadayuki Takeda

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:95

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  22. Molecular studies of Bacillus diversity in various environments have been reported. However, there have been few investigations concerning Bacillus in steel plant environments. In this study, genotypic and phenot...

    Authors: Dulcecleide B Freitas, Mariana P Reis, Cláudia I Lima-Bittencourt, Patrícia S Costa, Paulo S Assis, Edmar Chartone-Souza and Andréa MA Nascimento

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:92

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  23. The function of a noncoding RNA sequence is mainly determined by its secondary structure and therefore a family of noncoding RNA sequences is much more conserved on the structural level than on the sequence le...

    Authors: Philipp N Seibel, Tobias Müller, Thomas Dandekar and Matthias Wolf

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:91

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  24. In clinical practice, surgeons differentiate color changes in repaired cartilage compared with surrounding intact cartilage, but cannot quantify these color changes. Objective assessments are required. A spect...

    Authors: Koji Hattori, Kota Uematsu, Hiroaki Matsumori, Yoshihiro Dohi, Yoshinori Takakura and Hajime Ohgushi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:87

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  25. A subset of cutaneous malignant melanoma and dysplastic nevi (CMM/DN) families is linked to 1p36. To date, no CMM/DN susceptibility gene has been identified at this locus. Data from mouse studies identified ch...

    Authors: David Ng, Xiaohong R Yang, Margaret A Tucker and Alisa M Goldstein

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:86

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  26. In the present pilot study we applied recently published protocols for detecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis in human remains. We screened long bones from an 18th century cemetery and skulls from the anatomical "W...

    Authors: Lutz Bachmann, Barbara Däubl, Charlotte Lindqvist, Luise Kruckenhauser, Maria Teschler-Nicola and Elisabeth Haring

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:83

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  27. Although reciprocal regulation of protein phosphorylation represents a key aspect of signal transduction, a larger perspective on how these various interactions integrate to contribute towards signal processin...

    Authors: Dhiraj Kumar, Raina Dua, Ravichandran Srikanth, Shilpi Jayaswal, Zaved Siddiqui and Kanury VS Rao

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:81

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  28. Image analysis of microarrays and, in particular, spot quantification and spot quality control, is one of the most important steps in statistical analysis of microarray data. Recent methods of spot quality con...

    Authors: Mikalai Yatskou, Eugene Novikov, Guillaume Vetter, Arnaud Muller, Emmanuel Barillot, Laurent Vallar and Evelyne Friederich

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:80

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  29. Renal colic (RC), is one of the most severe pain patterns which is most commonly diagnosed and managed in the emergency department (ED). This study is designed to evaluate the characteristics of adult patients...

    Authors: Mustafa Serinken, Ozgur Karcioglu, Ibrahim Turkcuer, Halis Ilke Ozkan, Mustafa Kemal Keysan and Aytaç Bukiran

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:79

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  30. Tartrate-resistant acid phosphatases (TRAcPs), also known as purple acid phosphatases (PAPs), are a family of binuclear metallohydrolases that have been identified in plants, animals and fungi. The human enzym...

    Authors: Kieran S Hadler, Thomas Huber, A Ian Cassady, Jane Weber, Jodie Robinson, Allan Burrows, Gregory Kelly, Luke W Guddat, David A Hume, Gerhard Schenk and Jack U Flanagan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:78

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  31. To explore adolescent HIV risk perception, HIV vaccine knowledge, willingness to participate in future HIV vaccine clinical trials, and the factors that influence willingness to participate among high school s...

    Authors: Guy de Bruyn, Nokuthula Skhosana, Gavin Robertson, James A McIntyre and Glenda E Gray

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:76

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  32. Shigellosis is one of the major causes of morbidity in children with diarrhea in Iran. The present study was undertaken to characterize apparently sporadic Shigella boydii strains isolated from pediatric patients...

    Authors: Reza Ranjbar, Caterina Mammina, Mohammad R Pourshafie and Mohammad M Soltan-Dallal

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:74

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  33. Transient ischemic attack (TIA) is described as a brief episode of neurological dysfunction caused by focal brain ischemia, with clinical symptoms typically lasting less than an hour, and without evidence of a...

    Authors: Ayeesha Kamal, Farhad Khimani, Rushna Raza, Sahar Zafar, Salman Bandeali and Sayeedullah Jan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2008 1:73

    Content type: Project Note

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