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  1. Content type: Research article

    Adaptation of the cellular metabolism to varying external conditions is brought about by regulated changes in the activity of enzymes and transporters. Hormone-dependent reversible enzyme phosphorylation and c...

    Authors: Sascha Bulik, Hermann-Georg Holzhütter and Nikolaus Berndt

    Citation: BMC Biology 2016 14:15

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    The immunity-related GTPases (IRGs) constitute a powerful cell-autonomous resistance system against several intracellular pathogens. Irga6 is a dynamin-like protein that oligomerizes at the parasitophorous vac...

    Authors: Kathrin Schulte, Nikolaus Pawlowski, Katja Faelber, Chris Fröhlich, Jonathan Howard and Oliver Daumke

    Citation: BMC Biology 2016 14:14

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    Plants deploy immune receptors to detect pathogen-derived molecules and initiate defense responses. Intracellular plant immune receptors called nucleotide-binding leucine-rich repeat (NLR) proteins contain a c...

    Authors: Panagiotis F. Sarris, Volkan Cevik, Gulay Dagdas, Jonathan D. G. Jones and Ksenia V. Krasileva

    Citation: BMC Biology 2016 14:8

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    Olfaction is a fundamental sense through which most animals perceive the external world. The olfactory system detects odors via specialized sensory organs such as the main olfactory epithelium and the vomerona...

    Authors: Thiago S. Nakahara, Leonardo M. Cardozo, Ximena Ibarra-Soria, Andrew D. Bard, Vinicius M. A. Carvalho, Guilherme Z. Trintinalia, Darren W. Logan and Fabio Papes

    Citation: BMC Biology 2016 14:12

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    Fast responses can provide a competitive advantage when resources are inhomogeneously distributed. The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans was shown to modulate locomotion on a lawn of bacterial food in serotonin (5-...

    Authors: Shachar Iwanir, Adam S. Brown, Stanislav Nagy, Dana Najjar, Alexander Kazakov, Kyung Suk Lee, Alon Zaslaver, Erel Levine and David Biron

    Citation: BMC Biology 2016 14:9

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    Most mammalian genes display alternative cleavage and polyadenylation (APA). Previous studies have indicated preferential expression of APA isoforms with short 3’ untranslated regions (3’UTRs) in testes.

    Authors: Wencheng Li, Ji Yeon Park, Dinghai Zheng, Mainul Hoque, Ghassan Yehia and Bin Tian

    Citation: BMC Biology 2016 14:6

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Tankyrases are poly(adenosine diphosphate)-ribose polymerases that contribute to biological processes as diverse as modulation of Wnt signaling, telomere maintenance, vesicle trafficking, and microtubule-depen...

    Authors: Barbara Lupo, Jorge Vialard, Francesco Sassi, Patrick Angibaud, Alberto Puliafito, Emanuela Pupo, Letizia Lanzetti, Paolo M. Comoglio, Andrea Bertotti and Livio Trusolino

    Citation: BMC Biology 2016 14:5

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  8. Content type: Comment

    Male crickets (Gryllus bimaculatus) establish dominance hierarchies within a population by fighting with one another. Larger males win fights more frequently than their smaller counterparts, and a previous study ...

    Authors: Emma Saxon

    Citation: BMC Biology 2016 14:4

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    Dietary intake of specific non-digestible carbohydrates (including prebiotics) is increasingly seen as a highly effective approach for manipulating the composition and activities of the human gut microbiota to...

    Authors: Wing Sun Faith Chung, Alan W. Walker, Petra Louis, Julian Parkhill, Joan Vermeiren, Douwina Bosscher, Sylvia H. Duncan and Harry J. Flint

    Citation: BMC Biology 2016 14:3

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    Phenoloxidase (PO)-catalyzed melanization is a universal defense mechanism of insects against pathogenic and parasitic infections. In mosquitos such as Anopheles gambiae, melanotic encapsulation is a resistance m...

    Authors: Yingxia Hu, Yang Wang, Junpeng Deng and Haobo Jiang

    Citation: BMC Biology 2016 14:2

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    An emerging cavefish model, the cyprinid genus Sinocyclocheilus, is endemic to the massive southwestern karst area adjacent to the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau of China. In order to understand whether orogeny influenc...

    Authors: Junxing Yang, Xiaoli Chen, Jie Bai, Dongming Fang, Ying Qiu, Wansheng Jiang, Hui Yuan, Chao Bian, Jiang Lu, Shiyang He, Xiaofu Pan, Yaolei Zhang, Xiaoai Wang, Xinxin You, Yongsi Wang, Ying Sun…

    Citation: BMC Biology 2016 14:1

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    Understanding the evolution of divergent developmental trajectories requires detailed comparisons of embryologies at appropriate levels. Cell lineages, the accurate visualization of cleavage patterns, tissue f...

    Authors: Thomas Stach and Chiara Anselmi

    Citation: BMC Biology 2015 13:113

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    Genetic interactions, or non-additive effects between genes, play a crucial role in many cellular processes and disease. Which mechanisms underlie these genetic interactions has hardly been characterized. Unde...

    Authors: Katrin Sameith, Saman Amini, Marian J. A. Groot Koerkamp, Dik van Leenen, Mariel Brok, Nathalie Brabers, Philip Lijnzaad, Sander R. van Hooff, Joris J. Benschop, Tineke L. Lenstra, Eva Apweiler, Sake van Wageningen, Berend Snel, Frank C. P. Holstege and Patrick Kemmeren

    Citation: BMC Biology 2015 13:112

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    Insulin sensitivity in skeletal muscle is associated with metabolic flexibility, including a high capacity to increase fatty acid (FA) oxidation in response to increased lipid supply. Lipid overload, however, ...

    Authors: Tom Ashmore, Lee D. Roberts, Andrea J. Morash, Aleksandra O. Kotwica, John Finnerty, James A. West, Steven A. Murfitt, Bernadette O. Fernandez, Cristina Branco, Andrew S. Cowburn, Kieran Clarke, Randall S. Johnson, Martin Feelisch, Julian L. Griffin and Andrew J. Murray

    Citation: BMC Biology 2015 13:110

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    SAFB1 is a RNA binding protein implicated in the regulation of multiple cellular processes such as the regulation of transcription, stress response, DNA repair and RNA processing. To gain further insight into ...

    Authors: Caroline Rivers, Jalilah Idris, Helen Scott, Mark Rogers, Youn-Bok Lee, Jessica Gaunt, Leonidas Phylactou, Tomaz Curk, Colin Campbell, Jernej Ule, Michael Norman and James B. Uney

    Citation: BMC Biology 2015 13:111

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  16. Content type: Comment

    Zebrafish are able to regenerate various organs and tissues after damage or amputation. To understand better the genetic controls of this process, the authors of this study investigated the expression of two g...

    Authors: Emma Saxon

    Citation: BMC Biology 2015 13:109

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  17. Content type: Question and Answer

    Karrikins are a family of compounds produced by wildfires that can stimulate the germination of dormant seeds of plants from numerous families. Seed plants could have ‘discovered’ karrikins during fire-prone t...

    Authors: Gavin R. Flematti, Kingsley W Dixon and Steven M. Smith

    Citation: BMC Biology 2015 13:108

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  18. Content type: Methodology article

    Membrane proteins regulate a diversity of physiological processes and are the most successful class of targets in drug discovery. However, the number of targets adequately explored in chemical space and the li...

    Authors: Joshua C. Snyder, Thomas F. Pack, Lauren K. Rochelle, Subhasish K. Chakraborty, Ming Zhang, Andrew W. Eaton, Yushi Bai, Lauren A. Ernst, Larry S. Barak, Alan S. Waggoner and Marc G. Caron

    Citation: BMC Biology 2015 13:107

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    The deep-sea hypersaline anoxic basins (DHABs) of the Mediterranean (water depth ~3500 m) are some of the most extreme oceanic habitats known. Brines of DHABs are nearly saturated with salt, leading many to su...

    Authors: Joan M. Bernhard, Colin R. Morrison, Ellen Pape, David J. Beaudoin, M. Antonio Todaro, Maria G. Pachiadaki, Konstantinos Ar. Kormas and Virginia P. Edgcomb

    Citation: BMC Biology 2015 13:105

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    The hormonal state during the estrus cycle or pregnancy produces alterations on female olfactory perception that are accompanied by specific maternal behaviors, but it is unclear how sex hormones act on the ol...

    Authors: Livio Oboti, Ximena Ibarra-Soria, Anabel Pérez-Gómez, Andreas Schmid, Martina Pyrski, Nicole Paschek, Sarah Kircher, Darren W. Logan, Trese Leinders-Zufall, Frank Zufall and Pablo Chamero

    Citation: BMC Biology 2015 13:104

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    Precise spatiotemporal control of gene expression is essential for the establishment of correct cell numbers and identities during brain development. This process involves epigenetic control mechanisms, such a...

    Authors: Martina Zemke, Kalina Draganova, Annika Klug, Anne Schöler, Luis Zurkirchen, Max Hans-Peter Gay, Phil Cheng, Haruhiko Koseki, Tomas Valenta, Dirk Schübeler, Konrad Basler and Lukas Sommer

    Citation: BMC Biology 2015 13:103

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