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  1. Content type: Research article

    Animals use sensory cues to efficiently locate resources, but when sensory information is insufficient, they may rely on internally coded search strategies. Despite the importance of search behavior, there is ...

    Authors: Eric J. Horstick, Yared Bayleyen, Jennifer L. Sinclair and Harold A. Burgess

    Citation: BMC Biology 2017 15:4

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    Aggregation of peptide hormone precursors in the trans-Golgi network is an essential process in the biogenesis of secretory granules in endocrine cells. It has recently been proposed that this aggregation corr...

    Authors: Nicole Beuret, Franziska Hasler, Cristina Prescianotto-Baschong, Julia Birk, Jonas Rutishauser and Martin Spiess

    Citation: BMC Biology 2017 15:5

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    Apicomplexan parasites employ a unique form of movement, termed gliding motility, in order to invade the host cell. This movement depends on the parasite’s actomyosin system, which is thought to generate the f...

    Authors: Jamie A. Whitelaw, Fernanda Latorre-Barragan, Simon Gras, Gurman S. Pall, Jacqueline M. Leung, Aoife Heaslip, Saskia Egarter, Nicole Andenmatten, Shane R. Nelson, David M. Warshaw, Gary E. Ward and Markus Meissner

    Citation: BMC Biology 2017 15:1

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    Increasing evidence suggests that influenza reassortment not only contributes to the emergence of new human pandemics but also plays an important role in seasonal influenza epidemics, disease severity, evoluti...

    Authors: Irina Maljkovic Berry, Melanie C. Melendrez, Tao Li, Anthony W. Hawksworth, Gary T. Brice, Patrick J. Blair, Eric S. Halsey, Maya Williams, Stefan Fernandez, In-Kyu Yoon, Leslie D. Edwards, Robert Kuschner, Xiaoxu Lin, Stephen J. Thomas and Richard G. Jarman

    Citation: BMC Biology 2016 14:117

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  5. Content type: Comment

    Western blotting is among the most common techniques used in molecular biology and a simple way of assessing the presence or absence of a protein. It is also commonly used to compare protein levels in differen...

    Authors: Graham Bell

    Citation: BMC Biology 2016 14:116

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  6. Content type: Review

    Probing dynamic processes occurring within the cell nucleus at the quantitative level has long been a challenge in mammalian biology. Advances in bio-imaging techniques over the past decade have enabled us to ...

    Authors: Ziqing W. Zhao, Melanie D. White, Stephanie Bissiere, Valeria Levi and Nicolas Plachta

    Citation: BMC Biology 2016 14:115

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2)-catalyzed H3K27me3 marks are tightly associated with the WUS-AG negative feedback loop to terminate floral stem cell fate to promote carpel development, but the roles of Polyc...

    Authors: Donghong Chen, Anne M. Molitor, Lin Xu and Wen-Hui Shen

    Citation: BMC Biology 2016 14:112

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  8. Content type: Question and Answer

    Brassinosteroids (BRs) are a class of polyhydroxylated steroidal phytohormones in plants with similar structures to animals’ steroid hormones. Brassinosteroids regulate a wide range of physiological processes ...

    Authors: Jiao Tang, Zhifu Han and Jijie Chai

    Citation: BMC Biology 2016 14:113

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) is among the 100 worst invasive species in the world. As one of the most important crop pests and virus vectors, B. tabaci causes substantial crop losses and p...

    Authors: Wenbo Chen, Daniel K. Hasegawa, Navneet Kaur, Adi Kliot, Patricia Valle Pinheiro, Junbo Luan, Marcus C. Stensmyr, Yi Zheng, Wenli Liu, Honghe Sun, Yimin Xu, Yuan Luo, Angela Kruse, Xiaowei Yang, Svetlana Kontsedalov, Galina Lebedev…

    Citation: BMC Biology 2016 14:110

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    Many pathogens secrete toxins that target key host processes resulting in the activation of immune pathways. The secreted Pseudomonas aeruginosa toxin Exotoxin A (ToxA) disrupts intestinal protein synthesis, whic...

    Authors: Deborah L. McEwan, Rhonda L. Feinbaum, Nicholas Stroustrup, Wilhelm Haas, Annie L. Conery, Anthony Anselmo, Ruslan Sadreyev and Frederick M. Ausubel

    Citation: BMC Biology 2016 14:105

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    Defects in genes involved in mitochondrial fatty-acid oxidation (mFAO) reduce the ability of patients to cope with metabolic challenges. mFAO enzymes accept multiple substrates of different chain length, leadi...

    Authors: Karen van Eunen, Catharina M. L. Volker-Touw, Albert Gerding, Aycha Bleeker, Justina C. Wolters, Willemijn J. van Rijt, Anne-Claire M. F. Martines, Klary E. Niezen-Koning, Rebecca M. Heiner, Hjalmar Permentier, Albert K. Groen, Dirk-Jan Reijngoud, Terry G. J. Derks and Barbara M. Bakker

    Citation: BMC Biology 2016 14:107

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Tribbles proteins are conserved pseudokinases that function to control kinase signalling and transcription in diverse biological processes. Abnormal function in human Tribbles has been implicated in a number o...

    Authors: Kyung Won Kim, Nishant Thakur, Christopher A. Piggott, Shizue Omi, Jolanta Polanowska, Yishi Jin and Nathalie Pujol

    Citation: BMC Biology 2016 14:104

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    Palmitoylation, the addition of palmitate to proteins by palmitoyl acyltransferases (PATs), is an important regulator of synaptic protein localization and function. Many palmitoylated proteins and PATs have be...

    Authors: Shaun S. Sanders, Matthew P. Parsons, Katherine K. N. Mui, Amber L. Southwell, Sonia Franciosi, Daphne Cheung, Sabine Waltl, Lynn A. Raymond and Michael R. Hayden

    Citation: BMC Biology 2016 14:108

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    Mutations in Lipopolysaccharide-induced tumour necrosis factor-α factor (LITAF) cause the autosomal dominant inherited peripheral neuropathy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1C (CMT1C). LITAF encodes a 17 kDa pr...

    Authors: Anita K. Ho, Jane L. Wagstaff, Paul T. Manna, Lena Wartosch, Seema Qamar, Elspeth F. Garman, Stefan M. V. Freund and Rhys C. Roberts

    Citation: BMC Biology 2016 14:109

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Transcriptome studies have revealed that many eukaryotic genomes are pervasively transcribed producing numerous long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs). However, only a few lncRNAs have been ascribed a cellular role th...

    Authors: Dimitris Kyriakou, Emmanouil Stavrou, Panayiota Demosthenous, Georgia Angelidou, Bryan-Joseph San Luis, Charles Boone, Vasilis J. Promponas and Antonis Kirmizis

    Citation: BMC Biology 2016 14:106

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The specificity of synaptic connections is fundamental for proper neural circuit function. Specific neuronal connections that underlie information processing in the sensory cortex are initially established wit...

    Authors: Etsuko Tarusawa, Makoto Sanbo, Atsushi Okayama, Toshio Miyashita, Takashi Kitsukawa, Teruyoshi Hirayama, Takahiro Hirabayashi, Sonoko Hasegawa, Ryosuke Kaneko, Shunsuke Toyoda, Toshihiro Kobayashi, Megumi Kato-Itoh, Hiromitsu Nakauchi, Masumi Hirabayashi, Takeshi Yagi and Yumiko Yoshimura

    Citation: BMC Biology 2016 14:103

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  17. Content type: Commentary

    Delving into European prehistory, two recent studies analyze ancient DNA from bison species depicted by our ancestors on the walls of their caves. The DNA tells a story of migrations driven by climate change b...

    Authors: Johannes A. Lenstra and Jianquan Liu

    Citation: BMC Biology 2016 14:100

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