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  1. A 28-days feeding experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of histamine on digestive physiology of the Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis. Four experimental diets were supplemented with histamine a...

    Authors: Liulan Zhao, Xiaozhen Yang, Yongxu Cheng and Song Yang

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:552

    Content type: Research

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  2. Cocoa is a rich source of polyphenols that has been traditionally used as the treatment of several types of inflammation related disease. The response to inflammation comprises the consecutive release of medi...

    Authors: Yazan Ranneh, Faisal Ali, Mothanna Al-Qubaisi, Norhaizan Mohd Esa and Amin Ismail

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:547

    Content type: Research

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  3. The use of bacterial l-asparaginase (LA) is one of the alternative approaches for acrylamide reduction in food stuffs as it catalyzes the conversion of l-asparagine to l-aspartic acid and ammonia. In present inve...

    Authors: Gaurav Sanghvi, Kapil Bhimani, Devendra Vaishnav, Tejas Oza, Gaurav Dave, Prashant Kunjadia and Navin Sheth

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:533

    Content type: Research

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  4. Placenta is the major exchange surface between mother and fetus and plays a pivotal role in fetal development. A better understanding of the mechanisms by which diabetes alters placental function may allow bet...

    Authors: Mohamed I. Saad, Taha M. Abdelkhalek, Moustafa M. Saleh, Maha M. Haiba, Shady H. Tawfik and Maher A. Kamel

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:532

    Content type: Research

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  5. A metagenomic library was constructed from a soil sample of spindle tree-rhizosphere. From this library, one clone with esterase activity was selected. The sequence analysis revealed an open reading frame (Est...

    Authors: Jeong Ho Jeon, Hyun Sook Lee, Jung Hun Lee, Bon-Sung Koo, Chang-Muk Lee, Sang Hee Lee, Sung Gyun Kang and Jung-Hyun Lee

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:525

    Content type: Research

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  6. The role of androgens in prostate cancer is obvious due to the fact that androgen signalling is the main regulator of prostate growth and function. Androgen deprivation therapy is a mainstay treatment for adva...

    Authors: Karolina Kowalska and Agnieszka Wanda Piastowska-Ciesielska

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:522

    Content type: Review

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  7. This study was conducted to delineate the stock structure of Sillaginopsis paniijus based on morphometric characters of the species. A total of 194 specimens were collected from the Meghna, Tentulia and Baleswar ...

    Authors: Muhammad Abu Bakar Siddik, Md. Abu Hanif, Md. Reaz Chaklader, Ashfaqun Nahar and Ravi Fotedar

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:520

    Content type: Research

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  8. The brine shrimp (Artemia salina) bioassay was used to screen 211 methanol extracts from 128 species of Pacific Northwest plants in search of general cytotoxic activity. Strong toxicity (LC50 < 100 µg/ml) was fou...

    Authors: Yvette M. Karchesy, Rick G. Kelsey, George Constantine and Joseph J. Karchesy

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:510

    Content type: Research

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  9. Research on adults and animals has demonstrated that chronic and acute overfeeding can alter physical activity behavior. However, there are no assessments of the acute effects of high-calorie (HC) meals on phy...

    Authors: Kelly J. Smith, Rachael Pohle-Krauza, Samantha Uhas and Jacob E. Barkley

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:498

    Content type: Research

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  10. The water-level fluctuation in the Three Gorges Reservoir Region has changed dramatically as a result of the hydroelectric project for flood control and power generation. The riparian seasonal hydrological env...

    Authors: Miao Zhang, Fangqing Chen, Shaohua Chen, Yajin Wang and Jianzhu Wang

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:492

    Content type: Case study

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  11. Eruca sativa is extensively used as raw and its oil is also used for cooking due to its exceptional flavour. The volatile nature of the hydrolytic products of glucosinolates makes the ext...

    Authors: Rohit Arora, Bikram Singh, Adarsh Pal Vig and Saroj Arora

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:479

    Content type: Methodology

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  12. The Anacardiaceae is an important and worldwide distributed family of ecological and socio-economic relevance. Notwithstanding that, molecular studies in this family are scarce and problematic because of the p...

    Authors: Virginia Y. Mogni, Mariano A. Kahan, Luciano Paganucci de Queiroz, José L. Vesprini, Juan Pablo A. Ortiz and Darién E. Prado

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:477

    Content type: Methodology

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  13. Newcastle disease (ND), caused by virulent avian paramyxovirus type 1, is one of the most important diseases responsible for devastating outbreaks in poultry flocks in Ethiopia. However, the information about ...

    Authors: Delesa Damena, Alice Fusaro, Melaku Sombo, Redeat Belaineh, Alireza Heidari, Abera Kebede, Menbere Kidane and Hassen Chaka

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:476

    Content type: Research

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  14. This work aimed to evaluate the antifungal activity of piroctone olamine in the treatment of intra-abdominal candidiasis in an experimental model using Swiss mice. The mice (n = 6) were infected by intraperito...

    Authors: Fabíola Maria Marques do Couto, Silene Carneiro do Nascimento, Silvio Francisco Pereira Júnior, Vanessa Karina Alves da Silva, André Ferraz Goiana Leal and Rejane Pereira Neves

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:468

    Content type: Research

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  15. Muscle strengthening may be difficult to achieve in knee osteoarthritis (OA) due to pain. A large knee adduction moment (KAM), representing medial relative to lateral knee load, may also relate with pain durin...

    Authors: Elora C. Brenneman, Alexander B. Kuntz, Emily G. Wiebenga and Monica R. Maly

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:463

    Content type: Research

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  16. Beneficial and detrimental effects of various vegetarian and vegan diets on the health status are well known. Considering the growing background numbers of vegetarians and vegans, the number of vegetarian and ...

    Authors: Katharina Wirnitzer, Tom Seyfart, Claus Leitzmann, Markus Keller, Gerold Wirnitzer, Christoph Lechleitner, Christoph Alexander Rüst, Thomas Rosemann and Beat Knechtle

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:458

    Content type: Study protocol

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  17. Increasing energy demand has spurred interest in the use of biofuels. Jatropha curcas (physic nut), an inedible oilseed, is a potential source of bioenergy. The seeds, however, contain allergens such as Jat c 1, ...

    Authors: Livia Maia Crespo, Natalia Deus de Oliveira, Renato Augusto Damatta, Viviane Veiga do Nascimento, Thais Pacheco Soares and Olga Lima Tavares Machado

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:454

    Content type: Research

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  18. Establishment of an efficient explants surface disinfection protocol is essential for in vitro cell and tissue culture as well as germplasm conservation, such as the case of Grapevine (Vitis spp.) culture. In th...

    Authors: M. F. Lazo-Javalera, R. Troncoso-Rojas, M. E. Tiznado-Hernández, M. A. Martínez-Tellez, I. Vargas-Arispuro, M. A. Islas-Osuna and M. Rivera-Domínguez

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:453

    Content type: Research

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  19. Jatropha curcas L. (Jatropha) is believed to have originated from Mexico and Central America. So far, characterization efforts have focused on Asia, Africa and Mexico. Non-toxic, low p...

    Authors: Francisco Bueso, Italo Sosa, Roldan Chun and Renan Pineda

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:445

    Content type: Research

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  20. Previous studies have shown that muscle repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) are often related to sport trainings among young participants. As such, understanding the mechanism of RSIs is essential for injury pre...

    Authors: Bingjun Wan and Gongbing Shan

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:441

    Content type: Research

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  21. The purpose of this exploratory candidate gene association study was to examine relationships between polymorphisms in oxidative stress and DNA repair genes and pre-adjuvant therapy cognitive function (CF) in ...

    Authors: Theresa A. Koleck, Catherine M. Bender, Susan M. Sereika, Adam M. Brufsky, Barry C. Lembersky, Priscilla F. McAuliffe, Shannon L. Puhalla, Priya Rastogi and Yvette P. Conley

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:422

    Content type: Research

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  22. Witches’ broom disease of lime (WBDL), caused by ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma aurantifolia’, is a very serious disease of acid limes. The disease destroyed more than one million lime trees in the Middle East. WBDL res...

    Authors: Aisha G. Al-Ghaithi, Muhammad Asif Hanif, Walid M. Al-Busaidi and Abdullah M. Al-Sadi

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:418

    Content type: Research

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  23. Molecular mechanism of in vitro rooting in conifer is not fully understood. After establishment of a regeneration procedure in eastern white pine (Pinus strobus L.) using mature embryos as explants to induce shoo...

    Authors: Yunjun Fei, Bo Xiao, Man Yang, Qiong Ding and Wei Tang

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:416

    Content type: Research

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  24. The study was carried out to evaluate the effect of genotypes and concentrate levels on growth performance and carcass characteristics of Bati, Hararghe highland (HH) and Short eared Somali (SS) goat types fou...

    Authors: Dereje Tadesse, Mengistu Urge, Getachew Animut and Yoseph Mekasha

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:414

    Content type: Research

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  25. Cytochrome P450 (CYP) isoenzymes are an important phase I enzyme system. In the present study, we investigated the effects of Oenanthe javanica (Blume) DC on CYP1A1 and CYP1A2.

    Authors: Jae Kyeom Kim, Eui-Cheol Shin, Gwi Gun Park, Youn-Jung Kim and Dong-Hoon Shin

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:413

    Content type: Short report

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  26. Bacteria play a vital role in various biogeochemical processes in lacustrine sediment ecosystems. This study is among the first to investigate the spatial distribution patterns of bacterial community composit...

    Authors: Wenbo Kou, Jie Zhang, Xinxin Lu, Yantian Ma, Xiaozhen Mou and Lan Wu

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:401

    Content type: Research

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  27. Whey protein is generally found to be faster digested and to promote faster and higher increases in plasma amino acid concentrations during the immediate ~60 min following protein ingestion compared to casein....

    Authors: Jean Farup, Stine Klejs Rahbek, Adam C. Storm, Søren Klitgaard, Henry Jørgensen, Bo M. Bibby, Anja Serena and Kristian Vissing

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:382

    Content type: Research

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  28. The objective of this study is to review physiological differences of college basketball players cardiovascular responses and group IV metaboreceptor interactions appearing post muscular ischemia exercise (PEM...

    Authors: Hyun-Gook Kim, Jong-Kyung Kim, Kyung-Ae Kim, Hosung Nho, Sungchul Lee, Myoung-Jae Chang and Hyun-Min Choi

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:365

    Content type: Research

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  29. Prostate tumor cell targeted peptide fragment conjugated to the nano drug delivery system is a promising strategy for prostate cancer therapy. In this work, an amphiphilic copolymer Chol–PEG–DUP1 (PEG–choleste...

    Authors: Haining Chen, Fengbo Wu, Jing Li, Xuehua Jiang, Lulu Cai and Xiang Li

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:362

    Content type: Research

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  30. The studies evaluating the impact of environmental pollution on aquatic organisms have had a growing concern in recent decades. The Ocoa River runs through Villavicencio city, receiving the wastewater produce...

    Authors: Wilson Corredor-Santamaría, Marlon Serrano Gómez and Yohana María Velasco-Santamaría

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:351

    Content type: Research

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  31. Epidemiologic studies have associated obesity with increased risk of the aggressive basal-like breast cancer (BBC) subtype. Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) signaling through its receptor, cMET, is elevated in o...

    Authors: Alyssa J. Cozzo, Sneha Sundaram, Ottavia Zattra, Yuanyuan Qin, Alex J. Freemerman, Luma Essaid, David B. Darr, Stephanie A. Montgomery, Kirk K. McNaughton, J. Ashley Ezzell, Joseph A. Galanko, Melissa A. Troester and Liza Makowski

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:348

    Content type: Research

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  32. Similar to able-bodied sprinters, most of the medals for the 100-m sprint in past Paralympic Games and IPC Athletics World Championships were dominated by West African (WA) and Caucasian (CC) amputee sprinters...

    Authors: Hiroaki Hobara, Satoru Hashizume, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Yuko Usami and Masaaki Mochimaru

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:343

    Content type: Short report

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  33. The normal dose of 17α-methyltestosterone (MT) used in fish farming was 60 mg/L, and now the analysis of residual androgens was carried out in waste water obtained from the Beijing area, which could be detecte...

    Authors: Yao Zheng, Jianhong Qu, Liping Qiu, Limin Fan, Shunlong Meng, Chao Song, Xuwen Bing and Jiazhang Chen

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:338

    Content type: Research

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  34. Administration of empirical antibiotic therapy prior to microbiological diagnosis is thought to be associated the failure of subsequent bacterial growth in culture. The aim of this study was to detect bacteria...

    Authors: Ma. Guadalupe Aguilera-Arreola, Marcos Daniel Martínez-Peña, Fabiola Hernández-Martínez, Sara R. Juárez Enriques, Beatriz Rico Verdín, Cristina Majalca-Martínez, Graciela Castro-Escarpulli, Enrique Albarrán-Fernández and S. Cecilia Serrano-López

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:332

    Content type: Research

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  35. The stalk, ear and root rot (SERR) of maize caused by Fusarium verticillioides (Fv) severely impacts crop production in tropical and subtropical regions. The aim of the present work was to screen bacterial isolat...

    Authors: Alejandro Miguel Figueroa-López, Jesús Damián Cordero-Ramírez, Juan Carlos Martínez-Álvarez, Melina López-Meyer, Glenda Judith Lizárraga-Sánchez, Rubén Félix-Gastélum, Claudia Castro-Martínez and Ignacio Eduardo Maldonado-Mendoza

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:330

    Content type: Research

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  36. Earthworms play an essential role in providing soil fertility and may represent an important soil contamination bio-indicator. They are able to ingest soil particles, adsorb substances throughout the intestina...

    Authors: Laura Mincarelli, Costantino Vischetti, John Craft and Luca Tiano

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:302

    Content type: Research

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  37. This study investigated the age related variations in luteinizing hormone (LH), androstenedione, testosterone, and total estrogens response to exogenous gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) in Holstein–Friesi...

    Authors: B. S. Bharath Kumar, Sujata Pandita, B. S. Prakash, Smrutirekha Mallick and Bhabesh Mili

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:288

    Content type: Research

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