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Volume 2 (4); 2006

Research Paper

A novel nuclear-encoded mitochondrial poly(A) polymerase PAPD1 is a potential candidate gene for the extreme obesity related phenotypes in mammals
Qianjun Xiao, Xiao-Lin Wu, Jennifer J. Michal, Jerry J. Reeves, Jan R. Busboom, Gary H. Thorgaard, Zhihua Jiang
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 171-178
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The Inhibition and Treatment of Breast Cancer with Poly (ADP-ribose) Polymerase (PARP-1) Inhibitors
Joseph A. De Soto, Xianyan Wang, Yohei Tominaga, Rui-Hong Wang, Liu Cao, Wenhui Qiao, Cuiling Li, Xiaoling Xu, Amanda P. Skoumbourdis, Sheila A. Prindiville, Craig J. Thomas, Chu-Xia Deng
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 179-185
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P53 codon 11, 72, and 248 gene polymorphisms in endometriosis
Yao-Yuan Hsieh, Chich-Sheng Lin
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 188-193
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Carotenoid Biosynthesis in Cyanobacteria: Structural and Evolutionary Scenarios Based on Comparative Genomics
Chengwei Liang, Fangqing Zhao, Wei Wei, Zhangxiao Wen, Song Qin
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 197-207
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Chimeric Antibody-Binding Vitreoscilla Hemoglobin (VHb) Mediates Redox-Catalysis Reaction: New Insight into the Functional Role of VHb
Yaneenart Suwanwong, Malin Kvist, Chartchalerm Isarankura-Na-Ayudhya, Natta Tansila, Leif Bulow, Virapong Prachayasittikul
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 208-215
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Homeostatic restitution of cell membranes. Nuclear membrane lipid biogenesis and transport of protein from cytosol to intranuclear spaces.
Amalia Slomiany, Maria Grabska, Bronislaw L. Slomiany
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 216-226
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Short Research Communication

Murine Wee1 Plays a Critical Role in Cell Cycle Regulation and Pre-Implantation Stages of Embryonic Development
Yohei Tominaga, Cuiling Li, Rui-Hong Wang, Chu-Xia Deng
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 161-170
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Letter To The Editor

The new portrait of mammary gland stem cells
Rui-Hong Wang
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 186-187
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Does WAVE1 contain a GoLoco/GPR motif?
Francis S. Willard
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 194-196
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Volume 2 (3); 2006

Editorial

Amphioxus: a peaceful anchovy fillet to illuminate Chordate Evolution (II)
Jordi Garcia-Fernàndez
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 93-94
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Review

Hox genes are not always Colinear
Ana Sara Monteiro, David E.K. Ferrier
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 95-103
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Genome duplications of early vertebrates as a possible chronicle of the evolutionary history of the neural crest
Hiroshi Wada, Kaz Makabe
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 133-141
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Exploring developmental, functional, and evolutionary aspects of amphioxus sensory cells
Gouki Satoh
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 142-148
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A gene catalogue of the amphioxus nervous system
Èlia Benito-Gutiérrez
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 149-160
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Research Paper

An amphioxus LIM-homeobox gene, AmphiLim1/5, expressed early in the invaginating organizer region and later in differentiating cells of the kidney and central nervous system
James A. Langeland, Linda Z. Holland, Roger A. Chastain, Nicholas D. Holland
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 110-116
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S-nitrosogluthathione reductase activity of amphioxus ADH3: insights into the nitric oxide metabolism
Laura Godoy, Roser Gonzàlez-Duarte, Ricard Albalat
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 117-124
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Phylogenetic analysis of Amphioxus genes of the proprotein convertase family, including aPC6C, a marker of epithelial fusions during embryology
Stéphanie Bertrand, Alain Camasses, Mathilde Paris, Nicholas D. Holland, Hector Escriva
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 125-132
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Review/essay

Prospective protochordate homologs of vertebrate midbrain and MHB, with some thoughts on MHB origins
Thurston C. Lacalli
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 104-109
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Volume 2 (2); 2006

Editorial

Amphioxus: a peaceful anchovy fillet to illuminate Chordate Evolution (I)
Jordi Garcia-Fernàndez
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 30-31
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Review

Retinoic acid signaling and the evolution of chordates
Ferdinand Marlétaz, Linda Z. Holland, Vincent Laudet, Michael Schubert
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 38-47
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Research Paper

Metaphylogeny of 82 gene families sheds a new light on chordate evolution
Alexandre Vienne, Pierre Pontarotti
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 32-37
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Getting closer to a pre-vertebrate genome: the non-LTR retrotransposons of Branchiostoma floridae
Jon Permanyer, Ricard Albalat, Roser Gonzàlez-Duarte
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 48-53
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Identification and Characterisation of five novel Miniature Inverted-repeat Transposable Elements (MITEs) in amphioxus (Branchiostoma floridae)
PW. Osborne, GN. Luke, PWH. Holland, DEK. Ferrier
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 54-60
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A SINE in the genome of the cephalochordate amphioxus is an Alu element
Linda Z. Holland
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 61-65
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Evolutionary genomics of the recently duplicated amphioxus Hairy genes
Senda Jiménez-Delgado, Miguel Crespo, Jon Permanyer, Jordi Garcia-Fernàndez, Miguel Manzanares
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 66-72
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Immunohistochemical study of cytoskeletal and extracellular matrix components in the notochord and notochordal sheath of amphioxus
Ivana Bočina, Mirna Saraga-Babić
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 73-78
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Expression of AmphiNaC, a new member of the amiloride-sensitive sodium channel related to degenerins and epithelial sodium channels in amphioxus
Simona Candiani, Diana Oliveri, Manuela Parodi, Mario Pestarino
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 79-86
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Free amino acids in the nervous system of the amphioxus Branchiostoma lanceolatum. A comparative study
Juan Pascual-Anaya, Salvatore D'Aniello
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 87-92
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Volume 2 (1); 2006

Research Paper

Dephosphorylation specificities of protein phosphatase for cardiac troponin I, troponin T, and sites within troponin T
Nathan M. Jideama, Brian H. Crawford, AKM A. Hussain, Robert L. Raynor
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 1-9
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NAD(H) recycling activity of an engineered bifunctional enzyme galactose dehydrogenase/lactate dehydrogenase
Virapong Prachayasittikul, Sarah Ljung, Chartchalerm Isarankura-Na-Ayudhya, Leif Bülow
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 10-16
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The effects of sympathectomy and dexamethasone in rats ingesting sucrose
Margarita Franco-Colín, Iván Villanueva, Manuel Piñón, Radu Racotta
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 17-22
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Short Research Communication

Seminal malondialdehyde concentration but not glutathione peroxidase activity is negatively correlated with seminal concentration and motility
Yao-Yuan Hsieh, Chi-Chen Chang, Chich-Sheng Lin
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 23-29
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