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  1. Topoisomerase I (topo I) is a highly conserved enzyme which is known to reduce torsional stress at double-stranded (ds) DNA. Torsional stress induced by supercoiling of dsDNA requires either very long dsDNA ex...

    Authors: Manuela Frese-Schaper, Reinhard E. Voll and Steffen Frese
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:298
  2. Studies have shown that Flavivirus infection remodels the host cell to favour viral replication. In particular, the host cell lipid profile is altered, and it has been proposed that this process alters membrane f...

    Authors: Suwipa Ramphan, Nathamon Yimpring, Chontida Tangsongcharoen, Suthatta Sornprasert, Atitaya Hitakarun, Wannapa Sornjai, Sittiruk Roytrakul, Atikorn Panya and Duncan R. Smith
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:296
  3. Simultaneous pancreas kidney (SPK) transplantation is an invaluable procedure to enhance the quality of life of insulin-dependent patients with advanced renal disease. The creation of vascular anastomoses of t...

    Authors: Hassan Karar, Mojtaba Shafiekhani, Mohamad Mahdi Mahmoudi, Nazanin Azadeh, Alireza Shamsaeefar, Sahar Sohrabi Nazari, Mehran Jafari, Kiarash Ashrafzadeh, Maryam Esmaeili, Saman Nikeghbalian and Hamed Nikoupour
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:295
  4. We measured contact patterns using social contact diaries for 157 U.S. long-term care facility employees from December 2020 - June 2021. These data are crucial for analyzing mathematical transmission models an...

    Authors: Seth Zissette, Moses C. Kiti, Brady W. Bennett, Carol Y. Liu, Kristin N. Nelson, Alana Zelaya, Joseph T. Kellogg, Theodore M. Johnson II, Pam Clayton, Scott K. Fridkin, Saad B. Omer, Benjamin A. Lopman and Carly Adams
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:294
  5. Clinical practice is constantly changing with new guidelines being published, changes in patients’ preferences but also by new qualitative requirements for therapists and institutional surveys on delivered car...

    Authors: Anne Katrine Skjølstrup Toftdahl, Stine Ibsen, Louise Bilenberg Pape-Haugaard and Allan Riis
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:293
  6. The interferon-triggered innate immune response has been observed to be under strong diversifying selection to counteract the many pathogens hosts have to defend against. In particular, rewiring of gene transc...

    Authors: Daniel Ramirez, Edward B. Chuong and Robin D. Dowell
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:292
  7. In Japan, educational materials on the home care of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were developed owing to limited access to medical care during the pandemic. This study quantitatively evaluated the under...

    Authors: Emi Furukawa, Tsuyoshi Okuhara, Hiroko Okada, Naomi Sawada and Takahiro Kiuchi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:291
  8. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a social and biological problem. Although resistance to antimicrobials is a natural phenomenon, many human behaviors are increasing the pressure on microbes to develop resista...

    Authors: Jessica Mitchell, Abriti Arjyal, Sushil Baral, Dani Barrington, Paul Cooke, Fariza Fieroze, Rumana Huque, Prudence Hamade, Helen Hawkings, Nichola Jones, Sophia Latham, Ayuska Parajuli, Md Badruddin Saify and Rebecca King
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:290
  9. Sociodemographic factors play a crucial role in shaping the health-seeking behaviors of individuals residing in slum areas, particularly in their choice of healthcare facilities. Recognizing the importance of ...

    Authors: Maitreyee Patwardhan, Shang-Ju Li, Thomas Miles, Harshwardhan Dere, Dipika Khushalani and Shripad Desai
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:289
  10. Hypnosis can be an effective treatment for many conditions, and there have been attempts to develop instrumental approaches to continuously monitor hypnotic state level (“depth”). However, there is no method t...

    Authors: Nikita V. Obukhov, Peter L.N. Naish, Irina E. Solnyshkina, Tatiana G. Siourdaki and Ilya A. Martynov
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:288
  11. Point of care ultrasound training has been successfully implemented in some settings. This has been done due to a shortage of radiology human resource gap especially in the rural areas of low-resource settings...

    Authors: Aloysius G. Mubuuke, Geoffrey Erem, Rita Nassanga and Elsie Kiguli-Malwadde
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:287
  12. There was also a lack of data regarding the effect of follicle size, endometrial thickness, and ovarian stimulation as predictors of intrauterine insemination (IUI) success rate in Indonesia, especially in the...

    Authors: Anita Rachmawati, Sofie Rifayani Krisnadi, Shasya Aniza Santoso and Annisa Dewi Nugrahani
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:286
  13. The liver acts as an innate immunity-dominant organ and natural killer (NK) cells, are the main lymphocyte population in the human liver. NK cells are in close interaction with other immune cells, acting as th...

    Authors: René Fahrner, Marko Gröger, Utz Settmacher and Alexander S. Mosig
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:285
  14. To investigate first, the level, distribution, patterns and prevalence of seven-day, objectively-measured physical activity (ambulation) in a rural health and demographic surveillance system (HDSS) site in Sou...

    Authors: Ian Cook
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:284
  15. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT) is the most common cause of hypothyroidism. The exact mechanism initiating the development of HT is not yet clear. This study aimed to investigate the correlation between HT and th...

    Authors: Marowa N. Hamad, Fuodat I. Mohamed, Mayada M. Osman, Ahlam A. Jadid, Ibtihal K. Abdalrhman, Alaa M. Yousif, Tyseer Alabid, Ali Mahmoud Mohammed Edris, Nouh S. Mohamed, Emmanuel Edwar Siddig and Ayman Ahmed
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:283
  16. This work proposes a uniformly convergent numerical scheme to solve singularly perturbed parabolic problems of large time delay with two small parameters. The approach uses implicit Euler and the exponentially...

    Authors: Naol Tufa Negero
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:282
  17. Based on findings from four transdisciplinary original research studies on housing issues for the aging population, whereof three had a particular focus on marginalized groups, we report a co-produced synthesi...

    Authors: Susanne Iwarsson, Marianne Granbom and Oskar Jonsson
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:281
  18. Differentiation of immortalized Mesenchymal Stromal Cells (iMSCs) into PDGFRα-positive cells under controlled growth conditions has several vital implications in functional studies concerned with the pathogene...

    Authors: Ankita Srivastava, Reeja Rajan, Sallam Hasan Abdallah, Amir Ali Khan and Bashair M. Mussa
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:280
  19. Lung cancer is the second most frequent cancer type and the most common cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Alteration of gene copy numbers are associated with lung cancer and the determination of copy n...

    Authors: Alexander Brik, Katharina Wichert, Daniel G. Weber, Katja Szafranski, Peter Rozynek, Swetlana Meier, Yon-Dschun Ko, Reinhard Büttner, Klaus Gerwert, Thomas Behrens, Thomas Brüning and Georg Johnen
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:279
  20. To verify the effects of penile clamping on the degree of stress urinary incontinence and quality of life in post-radical prostatectomy patients.

    Authors: Daisuke Gotoh, Kazumasa Torimoto, Kenta Onishi, Yosuke Morizawa, Shunta Hori, Yasushi Nakai, Makito Miyake and Kiyohide Fujimoto
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:277

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  21. In this paper, we develop a new root-finding algorithm to solve the given non-linear equations. The proposed root-finding algorithm is based on the exponential method. This algorithm is derivative-free and con...

    Authors: Srinivasarao Thota, Mohamed M. Awad, P. Shanmugasundaram and Laxmi Rathour
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:276
  22. In epidemiological and experimental research, high folic acid intake has been demonstrated to accelerate tumor development among populations with genetic and/or molecular susceptibility to cancer. Neurofibroma...

    Authors: Kyle B. Williams, Andrew R. Marley, Justin Tibbitts, Christopher L. Moertel, Kimberly J. Johnson, Michael A. Linden, David A. Largaespada and Erin L. Marcotte
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:275
  23. Vitamin D is important for bone and cartilage metabolism. Changes in vitamin D blood level may be related to pathological disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The main aim of this study is to investiga...

    Authors: Hosam M. Ahmad, Zaki M. Zaki, Asmaa S. Mohamed and Amr E. Ahmed
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:274
  24. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressing neurodegenerative disease marked by chronic central nervous system inflammation and degeneration.This study investigates gene expression profiles of T-box transcription...

    Authors: Rozhin Dabbaghi, Reza Safaralizadeh, Shima Rahmani, Nesa Barpour, Mohammadali Hosseinpourfeizi, Ali Rajabi and Behzad Baradaran
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:273
  25. To assess risk factors for HPV infection, determine knowledge about HPV vaccines, assess willingness to receive the HPV vaccine among adolescent and early adult girls in Nigeria, we administered a structured q...

    Authors: Nanma T. Cosmas, Lohya Nimzing, Daniel Z. Egah, Oluranti A. Famooto, Sally N. Adebamowo and Clement A. Adebamowo
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:272
  26. Pythium insidiosum is the causative agent of pythiosis, a difficult-to-treat condition, in humans and animals worldwide. Biological information about this filamentous microorganism is sparse. Genomes of several P...

    Authors: Theerapong Krajaejun, Preecha Patumcharoenpol, Thidarat Rujirawat, Weerayuth Kittichotirat, Sithichoke Tangphatsornruang, Tassanee Lohnoo and Wanta Yingyong
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:271
  27. Caesarean section (CS) is associated with numerous complications that lead to the delayed return to functional activities that have a negative influence on the post-natal quality of life (QOL). It is evident t...

    Authors: Kalani Weerasinghe, Mohamed Rishard, Subhani Brabaharan and Yasaswi Walpita
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:270
  28. Publication is one of the crucial parameters in research, and the inability to publish has been noted in many medical students’ projects due to different reasons. This cross-sectional study aimed to determine ...

    Authors: Abdulrahman F Alsulami, Zeyad O Khaimi, Mohammed A Hadi, Yazeed H Aljabri, Talha S Mayet and Alaa Althubaiti
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:269
  29. Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) as a synthetic biopolymer has unique physicochemical properties to achieve an efficient drug carrier. In this study phenol-substituted polyvinyl alcohol (PVAPh) microparticle was made t...

    Authors: Melika Abdi Majareh, Seyed Mohammad Davachi, Yasaman Tavakoli Moghaddam and Mehdi Khanmohammadi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:268
  30. Equine tendinopathies are challenging because of the poor healing capacity of tendons commonly resulting in high re-injury rates. Within the tendon, different regions – tendon proper (TP) and peritenon (PERI) ...

    Authors: Monica Y. Pechanec and Michael J. Mienaltowski
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:267
  31. Galectins are sugar-binding proteins that participate in many biological processes, such as immunity, by regulating host immune cells and their direct interaction with pathogens. They are involved in mediating...

    Authors: Tomoharu Takeuchi, Risa Nakamura, Megumi Hamasaki, Midori Oyama, Shinjiro Hamano and Tomomi Hatanaka
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:266
  32. The aim of this data paper is to describe a collection of 33 genomic, transcriptomic and epigenomic sequencing datasets of the B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cell line REH. REH is one of the most fr...

    Authors: Mariya Lysenkova Wiklander, Elin Övernäs, Johanna Lagensjö, Amanda Raine, Anna Petri, Ann-Christin Wiman, Jon Ramsell, Yanara Marincevic-Zuniga, Henrik Gezelius, Tom Martin, Ignas Bunikis, Sara Ekberg, Rikard Erlandsson, Pontus Larsson, Mai-Britt Mosbech, Susana Häggqvist…
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:265
  33. This article presents the dataset titled “Do you know how to Stop The Bleed®? [1]” The dataset contains the survey responses of 200 US persons aged 16 years and above regarding their knowledge of hemorrhage contr...

    Authors: Siddharth Sheth, Rohan K. Mangal, Thor S. Stead and Latha Ganti
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:263
  34. There is a disparity between low and middle-income countries (LMICs) and high-income countries (HICs) in translating medical device innovations to the market, affecting health care service delivery. Whereas me...

    Authors: Brian Matovu, Jackline Winfred Baluka, Mercy Takuwa, Lucy Kevin Namuli, Charles Norman Mpaata, Julius Mugaga, Benedict Mulindwa, Racheal Nalwoga, Maria K Wolters and Robert Tamale Ssekitoleko
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:262
  35. Malaria is a vector-borne disease that causes many deaths worldwide; repellents are a practical approach to malaria prevention, especially in endemic regions.

    Authors: Elham Zarenezhad, Alireza Sanei-Dehkordi, Behina Babaalizadeh, Hajar Qasmei and Mahmoud Osanloo
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:261
  36. Natural products such as terpenoidal compounds have been extremely tested against pathogenic bacteria. Researches are frequently carried out to find out new natural, semisynthetic and synthetic antibacterial a...

    Authors: Mohammad Yasin Mohammad, Haroon M. Haniffa and M. Iqbal Choudhary
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:260
  37. The MGDrivE (MGDrivE 1 and MGDrivE 2) modeling framework provides a flexible and expansive environment for testing the efficacy of novel gene-drive constructs for the control of mosquito-borne diseases. Howeve...

    Authors: Jared B. Bennett, Sean L. Wu, Pratima R. Chennuri, Kevin M. Myles and Martial L. Ndeffo-Mbah
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:258
  38. The complications associated with miscarriages have surfaced as a major concern in maintaining women’s physical and mental health. The present study evaluated the efficacy of three medication regimes for the c...

    Authors: Athar Rasekh Jahromi, Vahid Rahmanian, Hajar Taghizadeh and Zahra Zareibabaarabi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:257
  39. Diabetes remains a major health problem, and Glycated hemoglobin (HBA1c) and fasting blood glucose (FBG) levels play important roles in its management. Also, chronic hyperglycemia coupled with high HBA1c level...

    Authors: Samuel Antwi-Baffour, Benjamin Tetteh Mensah, Dorinda Naa Okailey Armah, Samira Ali-Mustapha and Lawrence Annison
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:256
  40. A U-shaped relationship between energy cost of walking (Cw) and walking speed indicates that there is a specific speed minimizing the Cw, called economical speed (ES). It is mostly slower in older adults than you...

    Authors: Masahiro Horiuchi, Akira Saito, Kiyotaka Motoyama, Takehiro Tashiro and Daijiro Abe
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:254
  41. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) play a pathophysiological role in cancer initiation and progression. Numerous studies have examined an association between MMP-2, MMP-9, and MMP-11 expression and clinicopathol...

    Authors: Esmael Besufikad Belachew, Adey Feleke Desta, Dinikisira Bekele Deneke, Tewodros Yalew Gebremariam, Dessalegn Abeje Tefera, Fikadu Alemu Atire, Dawit Hailu Alemayehu, Tamirayehu Seyoum, Marcus Bauer, Selfu Girma, Dareskedar Tsehay Sewasew, Eva J. Kantelhardt, Tesfaye Sisay Tessema and Rawleigh Howe
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:253
  42. Little research has been done on managing soil health for large-scale, outdoor hemp production, contributing to the possible overuse of black plastic for weed suppression. Our experiment aimed to understand th...

    Authors: Erika Osorio, Benjamin Fisher, Matt Foster, Brian Voigt and Eric J. B. von Wettberg
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:252
  43. HIV remains a global burden, with the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region reporting the largest number of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV). An exponential improvement in the accessibility and uptake of antiretr...

    Authors: Tendai Orial Tigirigi, Grace Yolanda Sithole, Princess Chakara, Gracious Z. Chirombo, Annamore Rutendo Chiweza, Trish R. Mubayiwa, Sidney Muchemwa, Dixon Chibanda and Jermaine M. Dambi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:251
  44. Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide health insurance coverage to more than 90 million Americans as of early 2023. There is substantial variation in eligibility criteria, applica...

    Authors: Paul R. Shafer, Amanda Katchmar, Steven Callori, Raisa Alam, Roshni Patel, Sugy Choi and Samantha Auty
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:250
  45. Black poplar (Populus nigra L.) is a species native to Eurasia with a wide distribution area. It is an ecologically important species from riparian ecosystems, that is used as a parent of interspecific (P. deltoi...

    Authors: Odile Rogier, Aurélien Chateigner, Marie-Claude Lesage-Descauses, Claire Mandin, Véronique Brunaud, José Caius, Ludivine Soubigou-Taconnat, José Almeida-Falcon, Catherine Bastien, Vanina Benoit, Guillaume Bodineau, Nathalie Boizot, Corinne Buret, Jean-Paul Charpentier, Annabelle Déjardin, Alain Delaunay…
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:248

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