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  1. Cancer represents a serious threat for human health with high social and economic impacts worldwide. Therefore, the development of new anticancer drugs is of most importance. The aim of the present study was t...

    Authors: Celso Alves, Susete Pinteus, André Horta and Rui Pedrosa

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1339

    Content type: Research

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  2. Research in doping has focused on potential intervention strategies, increasingly targeting predicting factors. Yet, findings are inconsistent, mostly athlete-centred and explain only limited variances in beha...

    Authors: Cornelia Blank, Martin Kopp, Martin Niedermeier, Martin Schnitzer and Wolfgang Schobersberger

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1333

    Content type: Review

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  3. In this study, we estimated the prevalence of food allergy in the adult allergic patients of Rawalpindi and Islamabad , Pakistan, based on self-report, skin prick test (SPT) and oral food challenge test (OFC)....

    Authors: Muhammad Inam, Rubaba Hamid Shafique, Nabila Roohi, Muhammad Irfan, Shahid Abbas and Muhammad Ismail

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1330

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  4. The Japanese traditional cuisine, Washoku, considered to be responsible for increased longevity among the Japanese, comprises various foods fermented with the non-pathogenic fungus Aspergillus oryzae (koji). We ...

    Authors: Hiroshi Hamajima, Haruka Matsunaga, Ayami Fujikawa, Tomoya Sato, Susumu Mitsutake, Teruyoshi Yanagita, Koji Nagao, Jiro Nakayama and Hiroshi Kitagaki

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1321

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in SpringerPlus 2016 5:1869

  5. Multidrug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii are common causes of health care associated infections worldwide. Carbapenems are effective against infections caused by multidrug resistant ...

    Authors: David P. Kateete, Ritah Nakanjako, Juliet Namugenyi, Joseph Erume, Moses L. Joloba and Christine F. Najjuka

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1308

    Content type: Research

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  6. Strenuous exercise following overnight fasting increases fat oxidation during exercise, which can modulate training adaptation. However, such exercise induces muscle protein catabolism by decreasing blood insu...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Kato, Hiromi Suzuki, Yoshiko Inoue, Tetsuya Takimoto, Katsuya Suzuki and Hisamine Kobayashi

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1299

    Content type: Research

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  7. We propose a virtual reality (VR) model, reproducing a house environment, where color modification of target places, obtainable by home automation in a real ambient, was tested by means of a P3b paradigm. The ...

    Authors: Marina de Tommaso, Katia Ricci, Marianna Delussi, Anna Montemurno, Eleonora Vecchio, Antonio Brunetti and Vitoantonio Bevilacqua

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1297

    Content type: Research

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  8. Knowing the genome characteristics of circulating Newcastle disease viruses [avian paramyxoviruses (APMV-1) and pigeon paramyxoviruses (PPMV-1)] is important to devise appropriate diagnostics and control strat...

    Authors: Sameera Akhtar, Muhammad Akram Muneer, Khushi Muhammad, Muhammad Yasin Tipu, Masood Rabbani, Aziz ul-Rahman and Muhammad Zubair Shabbir

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1295

    Content type: Short report

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  9. Evaluation of metabolic parameters and cardiac function is important to determine the decrease in aerobic exercise capacity under hypoxic conditions. However, the variations in metabolic parameters and cardiac...

    Authors: Hwang-woon Moon, Sub Sunoo, Hun-young Park, Dong-jun Lee and Sang-seok Nam

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1294

    Content type: Research

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  10. The objective of the present work was to evaluate the effect of exogenously applied cadmium on the physiological response of green algae Chlorella vulgaris. The study investigated the long-term effect (18 days) o...

    Authors: Jinfeng Cheng, Hongchen Qiu, Zhaoyang Chang, Zaimin Jiang and Wenke Yin

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1290

    Content type: Research

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  11. Enteroviruses (EVs) are a genetically and antigenically diverse group of viruses infecting humans and a variety of animals including non-human primates (NHPs). The present study was to investigate EVs in the f...

    Authors: Xiaochun Wang, Shihe Shao, Hua Wang, Quan Shen, Shixing Yang and Wen Zhang

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1281

    Content type: Short report

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  12. Length–weight relationships and condition factors of giant tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon (Fabricius, 1798) from four breeding families (family S: South China seas family, family A: African family, family SA: ♂...

    Authors: Yundong Li, Falin Zhou, Zhenhua Ma, Jianhua Huang, Shigui Jiang, Qibin Yang, Tao Li and Jian G. Qin

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1279

    Content type: Short Report

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  13. This study aims to evaluate the effects of adding salt to water on the physiological parameters of the blood parrot cichlid (Cichlasoma synspilum ♀ × Cichlasoma citrinellum ♂). The blood parrot cichlid is a popul...

    Authors: Yanming Sui, Xizhi Huang, Hui Kong, Weiqun Lu and Youji Wang

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1246

    Content type: Research

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  14. Maqui berry (Aristotelia chilensis) is a native Chilean species that produces berries that are exceptionally rich in anthocyanins and natural antioxidants. These natural compounds provide an array of health benef...

    Authors: Carolina Sánchez, Javier Villacreses, Noelle Blanc, Loreto Espinoza, Camila Martinez, Gabriela Pastor, Patricio Manque, Soledad F. Undurraga and Victor Polanco

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1243

    Content type: Methodology

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  15. The apple proliferation (AP) disease is spread mostly by two psyllids. Each species plays a predominant role as AP vector that changes regionally. Thus, there is an urgent need to identify the AP vectors in ea...

    Authors: Marcos Miñarro, Aitor Somoano, Aránzazu Moreno and Rocío Rosa García

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1240

    Content type: Research

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  16. To explore if the regulation at post-transcriptional level of follicular phase (Fols) to luteal phase (Luts) transition occurs in the ovaries of Anhuai goats, the differentially expressed microRNAs (miRNAs) of...

    Authors: Long Zhu, Tao Chen, Menghua Sui, Chunyang Han, Fugui Fang, Yuehui Ma, Mingxing Chu, Xiaorong Zhang, Cuiyan Liu and Yinghui Ling

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1233

    Content type: Research

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  17. The powder of root bark of Malva parviflora (Malvaceae) was successively extracted with petroleum ether (b.p. 60–80 °C), chloroform and ethanol. The chloroform extract showed antibacterial activity against Staphy...

    Authors: Mesfin Medihin Ododo, Manash Kumar Choudhury and Ahmed Hussen Dekebo

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1210

    Content type: Research

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  18. 3-Ketosteroid 9α-hydroxylase (KSH, consisting of KshA and KshB), a key enzyme in steroid metabolism, can catalyze the transformation of 4-androstene-3,17-dione (AD) to 9α-hydroxy-4-androstene-3,17-dione (9OHAD...

    Authors: Xian Zhang, Zhiming Rao, Lele Zhang, Meijuan Xu and Taowei Yang

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1207

    Content type: Research

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  19. The production of secreted recombinant proteins from E. coli is pivotal to the biotechnological industry because it reduces the cost of downstream processing. Proteins destined for secretion contain an N-terminal...

    Authors: Phornsiri Pechsrichuang, Chomphunuch Songsiriritthigul, Dietmar Haltrich, Sittiruk Roytrakul, Peenida Namvijtr, Napolean Bonaparte and Montarop Yamabhai

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1200

    Content type: Research

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  20. The water used during handling and processing of milk products can be potential sources of microbial contamination with possible negative consequences on food safety. Especially, the water used in keeping the ...

    Authors: Kebede Amenu, Desalew Shitu and Mesele Abera

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1195

    Content type: Research

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  21. Hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (HDGC) is an inherited form of diffuse type gastric cancer. Germline CDH1 mutations have been identified in approximately 15–50 % of affected kindred that meet the clinical crite...

    Authors: María López, Cristina Cervera-Acedo, Paula Santibáñez, Raquel Salazar, Jesús-Javier Sola and Elena Domínguez-Garrido

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1181

    Content type: Case study

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  22. Rapid uptake of vitamin C into blood and retention in tissues are important indicators of the efficacy of vitamin C supplementation and its immune-supporting role. The objective of this study was to evaluate t...

    Authors: Susan H. Mitmesser, Qian Ye, Mal Evans and Maile Combs

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1161

    Content type: Research

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  23. Cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) has often been associated with abnormal mitochondrial open frames (ORF), orfH79 is a mitochondrial chimeric gene responsible for the CMS trait in Honglian (HL) rice. In this study...

    Authors: Xia Ding, Qiusheng Chen, Canming Bao, Aihua Ai, Ying Zhou, Shaobo Li, Hongwei Xie, Youlin Zhu, Yaohui Cai and Xiaojue Peng

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1125

    Content type: Research

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  24. The present paper focuses on evaluating the interobserver reliability of the ‘Welfare Quality® Animal Welfare Assessment Protocol for Growing Pigs’. The protocol for growing pigs mainly consists of a Qualitative ...

    Authors: I. Czycholl, C. Kniese, K. Büttner, E. grosse Beilage, L. Schrader and J. Krieter

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1114

    Content type: Research

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  25. A quadruplex loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) method was developed to detect four Vibrio species, including Vibrio ichthyoenteri, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Vibrio ...

    Authors: Shun Zhou, Zhi-xin Gao, Min Zhang, Dan-yang Liu, Xin-peng Zhao and Yong Liu

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1104

    Content type: Research

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  26. The red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Olivier (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) is a serious pest of the palm tree in tropical regions of the world. One strain of Metarhizium sp. ZJ-1, isolated from Chinese so...

    Authors: Xiaodong Sun, Wei Yan, Weiquan Qin, Jing Zhang, Xiaoqing Niu, Guangchang Ma and Fuheng Li

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1100

    Content type: Research

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  27. Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) play an important factor for pathophysiology of diabetes and its complications. Moringa oleifera is one of the medicinal plants that have anti-hyperglycemic activity. Howeve...

    Authors: Pornpimon Nunthanawanich, Weerachat Sompong, Sukrit Sirikwanpong, Kittana Mäkynen, Sirichai Adisakwattana, Winai Dahlan and Sathaporn Ngamukote

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1098

    Content type: Research

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  28. Paenibacillus larvae is a highly contagious and often lethal widely distributed pathogen of honeybees, Apis mellifera but has not been reported in eastern Africa to date. We investigated ...

    Authors: Moses Chemurot, Marleen Brunain, Anne M. Akol, Tine Descamps and Dirk C. de Graaf

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1090

    Content type: Research

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  29. Nowadays, there are few reports about regulatory genes implicated in peel color of longan. The basic genetic research of longan has been in stagnation for a long time as a lack of transcriptomic and genetic in...

    Authors: Fan Jiang, Xiu-ping Chen, Wen-shun Hu and Shao-quan Zheng

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1088

    Content type: Research

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  30. With the enactment of the Nagoya Protocol, international competitions to secure biological resources are intensifying. Biobanking is one of the many attempts to preserve biological resources and their informat...

    Authors: Sunhee Lee, Paul Eunil Jung and Yeonhee Lee

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1080

    Content type: Review

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  31. Lactobacillus salivarius KL-D4 isolated from duck intestine produced bacteriocin which was stable at high temperature and a wide pH range of 3–10. Its cell free supernatant at pH 5.5 exhi...

    Authors: Phatthanaphong Therdtatha, Chanabhorn Tandumrongpong, Komkhae Pilasombut, Hiromi Matsusaki, Suttipun Keawsompong and Sunee Nitisinprasert

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1060

    Content type: Research

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