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  1. Producing recombinant plant proteins expressed in Escherichia coli produce in high yields and in a soluble and functional form can be difficult. Under overexpression conditions, proteins frequently accumulate as ...

    Authors: Teresa San-Miguel, Pedro Pérez-Bermúdez and Isabel Gavidia
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:89
  2. An 87-year-old man was found in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest. Despite cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for over 1 hour by emergency technicians and physicians, the patient died. Immediate postmortem co...

    Authors: Takahisa Okuda, Seiji Shiotani, Tomoya Kobayashi, Mototsugu Kohno, Hideyuki Hayakawa, Kazunori Kikuchi and Kunio Suwa
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:86
  3. Time delay after an abnormal screening mammogram may have a critical impact on tumor size, stage at diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and survival of subsequent breast cancer. This study was undertaken to evalu...

    Authors: Amelie G Ramirez, Eliseo J Pérez-Stable, Gregory A Talavera, Frank J Penedo, J Emilio Carrillo, Maria E Fernandez, Edgar Muñoz, Dorothy Long Parma, Alan EC Holden, Sandra San Miguel de Majors, Anna Nápoles, Sheila F Castañeda and Kipling J Gallion
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:84
  4. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of 12 weeks of exercise training on gut hormone levels after a single bout of exercise in middle-aged Japanese women. Twenty healthy middle-aged women w...

    Authors: Shin-ya Ueda, Tadayoshi Miyamoto, Hidehiro Nakahara, Toshiaki Shishido, Tatsuya Usui, Yoshihiro Katsura, Takahiro Yoshikawa and Shigeo Fujimoto
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:83
  5. Asthma is a big public health problem in Morocco. The drug therapy existing in Morocco is currently insufficient because of the low purchasing power and the low health insurance coverage available to the avera...

    Authors: Imane Ghanname, Samir Ahid, Ghizlane Berrada, Abdelmjid Belaiche, Mohamed Hassar and Yahya Cherrah
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:82
  6. Chitosan is a marine-derived product that has been widely used in clinical applications, especially in skin reconstruction. The mammalian scaffolds derived from bovine and porcine material have many limitation...

    Authors: Abu Bakar Mohd Hilmi, Ahmad Sukari Halim, Asma Hassan, Chin Keong Lim, Kartini Noorsal and Ismail Zainol
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:79
  7. The international Headache Society (I H S) diagnostic criteria (International classification of headache disorders edition 2- ICHD 2) for headache in children and adults improved the accuracy of migraine diagn...

    Authors: Muttamthottil Varghese Francis
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:77
  8. The body proximate compositions were assessed in juvenile Coreius heterodon and C. guichenoti from the upstream of the Yangtze River. The migratory C. guichenoti has a higher lipid content (FAT) than the resident...

    Authors: Yiping Luo, Qingda Huang, Yurong Zhang, Shuting Liu and Wen Wang
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:75
  9. Radiochemical and elemental analysis of clay soils collected from different locations within Ekiti State have been performed in this study using gamma and XRF spectrometric measurements. The results of this st...

    Authors: Isinkaye M Omoniyi, Shitta M B Oludare and Oderinde M Oluwaseyi
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:74
  10. We previously reported that tumor mitochondrial redox state and its heterogeneity distinguished between the aggressive and the indolent breast cancer xenografts, suggesting novel metabolic indices as biomarker...

    Authors: He N Xu, Gang Zheng, Julia Tchou, Shoko Nioka and Lin Z Li
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:73
  11. The level of the heavy metal in green tiger shrimp (Penaeus semisulcatus) and crab (Portunus pelagicus) caught off the Persian Gulf near Bushehr province were investigated. This study was performed to evaluate in...

    Authors: Marzieh Heidarieh, Mohammad Ghannadi Maragheh, Mehrdad Azizi Shamami, Mehdi Behgar, Farhood Ziaei and Zahra Akbari
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:72
  12. Most Escherichia coli resistant to quinolones are not haemolytic. The objective of this study was to determine the phylogroup, clonal relationship, mechanism of quinolone resistance and virulence factors in 70 ha...

    Authors: Alicia Márquez-López, Belén Ruiz del Castillo, María Eliecer Cano, Cristina Rodríguez-Mirones, Jesús Oteo, David Sáez and Luis Martínez-Martínez
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:71
  13. The non-Hodgkin lymphomas are 12th most prevalent cancers in Europe. No recent update in the epidemiology of these lymphomas has been performed in our country. We diagnosed 701 new lymphomas during the period beg...

    Authors: Silvana Novelli, Javier Briones and Jorge Sierra
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:70
  14. The rate of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is increasing worldwide including Egypt. Non-B non-C HCC was reported in some countries. We aimed to investigate P53 antibodies and alpha-fetoprotein in patients with...

    Authors: Abdel Raouf Abou El Azm, Mohamed Yousef, Raafat Salah, Wael Mayah, Salwa Tawfeek, Hussien Ghorabah and Nagwa Mansour
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:69
  15. Maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) has been used to assess risk for all-cause mortality and cardiovascular disease (CVD), and low VO2max has recently been associated with increased mortality from breast cancer. The p...

    Authors: David Burnett, Patricia Kluding, Charles Porter, Carol Fabian and Jennifer Klemp
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:68
  16. We analysed the 16S rRNA gene diversity within the bacterioplankton community in the water column of the ornamental fish Pterophyllum scalare and Archocentrus nigrofasciatus aquaria during a 60-day growth experim...

    Authors: Nikolaos Vlahos, Konstantinos Ar Kormas, Maria G Pachiadaki, Alexandra Meziti, George N Hotos and Eleni Mente
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:66
  17. Macroporous polymer supported nanoparticles of copper(I) iodide catalyst and macroporous polymer supported azide reagent were used to simplify the synthesis of 1,4-disubstituted-1H-1,2,3-triazoles from various be...

    Authors: Mosadegh Keshavarz, Nasir Iravani, Abdolmohammad Ghaedi, Amanollah Zarei Ahmady, Masoumeh Vafaei-Nezhad and Sara Karimi
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:64
  18. Antibiograms created by aggregating hospital-wide susceptibility data from diverse patients can be misleading. To demonstrate the utility of age- and location-stratified antibiograms, we compared stratified an...

    Authors: Sanjeev K Swami and Ritu Banerjee
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:63
  19. Serum biochemistry can be used for monitoring changes in the physiological condition of fish and water quality. The aim of this paper was to determine the concentrations of plasma T3 (Thyroid hormone), thyroxi...

    Authors: Maria Mohammadizadeh, Majid Afkhami, Kazem Darvish Bastami, Maryam Ehsanpour and Reza Esmailpoor
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:62
  20. The aim of this research is to find a simple mathematical model due to sum of effective temperatures and rainfalls from second germination after spring pruning till the technological maturity of hop cones, in ...

    Authors: Siniša Srečec, Barbara Čeh, Tanja Savić Ciler and Alenka Ferlež Rus
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:59
  21. The relatively high frequency of primary brain tumors (PBT) observed in childhood and adolescence in Kuwait has necessitated this epidemiological study. It is based on the records of the Department of Patholog...

    Authors: Kenneth Chukwuka Katchy, Susan Alexander, Nabila Mohammed Al-Nashmi and Abbas Al-Ramadan
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:58
  22. The unique characters of camel’s milk make it used extensively in the field of medicine as anti-microbial, anti-diabetic and hepatoprotective agent. The lack of studies demonstrating the protective effect of c...

    Authors: Thnaian Althnaian, Ibrahim Albokhadaim and Sabry M El-Bahr
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:57
  23. The management of osteoarthritis represents a real challenge. This complex and multi-factorial disease evolves over decades and requires not only the alleviation of symptoms, i.e. pain and joint function but a...

    Authors: Yves Henrotin, Fabian Priem and Ali Mobasheri
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:56
  24. Bisphenol A (BPA), the principal constituent of reusable water bottles, metal cans, and plastic food containers, has been shown to be involved in human prostate cancer (PCa) cell proliferation. The aim of the ...

    Authors: Sandra Derouiche, Marine Warnier, Pascal Mariot, Pierre Gosset, Brigitte Mauroy, Jean-Louis Bonnal, Christian Slomianny, Philippe Delcourt, Natalia Prevarskaya and Morad Roudbaraki
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:54
  25. While tamoxifen activity is mainly due to endoxifen and the concentration of this active metabolite is, in part, controlled by CYP2D6 metabolic status, clinical correlative studies have produced mixed results.

    Authors: Richard R Love, Zuerenesay Desta, David Flockhart, Todd Skaar, Evan T Ogburn, Anuradha Ramamoorthy, Gemma B Uy, Adriano V Laudico, Nguyen Van Dinh, Le Hong Quang, Ta Van To, Gregory S Young, Erinn Hade and David Jarjoura
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:52
  26. The development of electronic medical records has allowed the creation of new quality indicators in healthcare. Among them, synthetic indicators facilitate global interpretation of results and comparisons betw...

    Authors: Ermengol Coma, Manel Ferran, Leonardo Méndez, Begoña Iglesias, Francesc Fina and Manuel Medina
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:51
  27. Adenomyoepithelial adenosis of the breast is an extremely rare type of adenosis. We herein present the case of a 35-year-old woman, who presented with a small painless hard lump and elastic soft induration of ...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Maeda, Shigehiro Yokoi, Masako Nakazawa, Kenji Koneri, Yoshiaki Imamura and Akio Yamaguchi
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:50
  28. Isolated extramedullary disease (EMD) is uncommon, especially in acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). We review the literature and present a 32 ye...

    Authors: Shalin Kothari, Geoffrey Herzig, Stephen Slone and Roger Herzig
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:49
  29. In a recent meta-analysis migraine was associated with a two-fold increase in stroke risk. While the mechanism driving this association is unknown, one intriguing hypothesis is that migraineurs are genetically...

    Authors: Andrea M Harriott, Nicole Dueker, Yu-Ching Cheng, Kathleen A Ryan, Jeffrey R O’Connell, O Colin Stine, Patrick F McArdle, Marcella A Wozniak, Barney J Stern, Braxton D Mitchell, Steven J Kittner and John W Cole
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:46
  30. A quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) assay employing IS900 gene specific primers of Mycobacterium avium subsp. parartuberculosis (MAP) was compared with conventional PCR, bacterial culture and enzyme-linked immuno...

    Authors: Ganesh G Sonawane and Bhupendra N Tripathi
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:45
  31. Clostridium bifermentans strains, isolated from a manure, were examinated for their ability to produce lactic acid from PY medium with glycerol under different pH conditions and when PY medium was supplemented wi...

    Authors: Katarzyna Leja, Kamila Myszka and Katarzyna Czaczyk
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:44
  32. The objectives of this study were to detect genes for virulence and bacteriocins in addition to studying the antimicrobial susceptibility of 78 strains of E. faecalis isolated from water wells for human consumpti...

    Authors: Carlos Padilla and Olga Lobos
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:43
  33. In recent years, bean common bacterial blight (CBB) caused by Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. phaseoli (Xap) has caused serious yield losses in several countries. CBB is considered mainly a foliar disease in which sym...

    Authors: Alireza Akhavan, Masoud Bahar, Homa Askarian, Mohammad Reza Lak, Abolfazl Nazemi and Zahra Zamani
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:41
  34. In this study, we have explored the prospect of assessing and following level of total denture adaptation by use of EMG signals recorded during gum chewing. Total of 14 edentulous patients, 6 women and 8 men, ...

    Authors: Mahmut Tokmakci, Mustafa Zortuk, Musa Hakan Asyali, Yildiray Sisman, Halil ibrahim Kilinc and Elif Tarim Ertas
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:40
  35. We report two patients who developed a prolonged featureless headache, they think after a drink was ‘spiked’. We speculate that each was exposed to scopolamine, resulting in enhanced trigeminal release of vaso...

    Authors: Richard Peatfield and Carlos M Villalón
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:39