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Volume 7 (6); 2011

Research Paper

The DNA Binding and Bending Activities of Truncated Tail-less HMGB1 protein are Differentially Affected by Lys-2 and Lys-81 Residues and Their Acetylation
Ivan Elenkov, Petar Pelovsky, Iva Ugrinova, Masayuki Takahashi, Evdokia Pasheva
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(6): 691-699. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.691
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Modeling the Effects of a Simple Immune System and Immunodeficiency on the Dynamics of Conjointly Growing Tumor and Normal Cells
Mitra Shojania Feizabadi, Tarynn M. Witten
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(6): 700-707. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.700
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Difference of Sodium Currents between Pediatric and Adult Human Atrial Myocytes: Evidence for Developmental Changes of Sodium Channels
Benzhi Cai, Xiaoqin Mu, Dongmei Gong, Shulin Jiang, Jianping Li, Qingxin Meng, Yunlong Bai, Yanju Liu, Xinyue Wang, Xueying Tan, Baofeng Yang, Yanjie Lu
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(6): 708-714. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.708
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Protective Effects of Morus alba Leaves Extract on Ocular Functions of Pups from Diabetic and Hypercholesterolemic Mother Rats
H.I.H. El-Sayyad, M.A. El-Sherbiny, M.A. Sobh, A.M. Abou-El-Naga, M.A.N. Ibrahim, S.A. Mousa
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(6): 715-728. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.715
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Purification and Characterization of Gigantoxin-4, a New Actinoporin from the Sea Anemone Stichodactyla Gigantea
Bo Hu, Wei Guo, Liang-hua Wang, Jian-guang Wang, Xiao-yu Liu, Bing-hua Jiao
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(6): 729-739. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.729
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Microcystin-LR (MCLR) Induces a Compensation of PP2A Activity Mediated by α4 Protein in HEK293 Cells
Tan Li, Pu Huang, Jing Liang, Wenyu Fu, Zonglou Guo, Lihong Xu
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(6): 740-752. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.740
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Temporal Expression of Mutant LRRK2 in Adult Rats Impairs Dopamine Reuptake
Hongxia Zhou, Cao Huang, Jianbin Tong, Weimin C Hong, Yong-Jian Liu, Xu-Gang Xia
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(6): 753-761. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.753
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Identification of MicroRNAs Involved in Hypoxia- and Serum Deprivation-Induced Apoptosis in Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Yu Nie, Bian-Mei Han, Xue-Bin Liu, Jin-Jing Yang, Fang Wang, Xiang-Feng Cong, Xi Chen
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(6): 762-768. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.762
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Investigating the Pathogenic Role of PADI4 in Oesophageal Cancer
Xiaotian Chang, Xiuli Hou, Jihong Pan, Kehua Fang, Lin Wang, Jinxiang Han
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(6): 769-781. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.769
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Interleukin-8 Induces the Endothelial Cell Migration through the Activation of Phosphoinositide 3-Kinase-Rac1/RhoA Pathway
Yi Lai, Yang Shen, Xiao-Heng Liu, Yi Zhang, Ye Zeng, Ying-Fen Liu
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(6): 782-791. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.782
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The Architecture and Complete Sequence of Mitochondrial Genome of an Assassin Bug Agriosphodrus Dohrni (Hemiptera: Reduviidae)
Hu Li, Jianyu Gao, Haiyu Liu, Hui Liu, Aiping Liang, Xuguo Zhou, Wanzhi Cai
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(6): 792-804. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.792
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MicroRNA-7 Inhibits the Growth of Human Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer A549 Cells through Targeting BCL-2
Shudao Xiong, Yijie Zheng, Pei Jiang, Ronghua Liu, Xiaoming Liu, Yiwei Chu
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(6): 805-814. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.805
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Cloning and Characterization of a 2-Cys Peroxiredoxin in the Pine Wood Nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, a Putative Genetic Factor Facilitating the Infestation
Zhen Li, Xiaoxia Liu, Yanna Chu, Yan Wang, Qingwen Zhang, Xuguo Zhou
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(6): 823-836. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.823
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Effects of Diosgenin on Myometrial Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 and -9 Activity and Expression in Ovariectomized Rats
Chi-Chen Chang, Tang-Ching Kuan, Yao-Yuan Hsieh, Ying-Jui Ho, Yu-Ling Sun, Chih-Sheng Lin
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(6): 837-847. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.837
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Ultrastructural Characterization of Olfactory Sensilla and Immunolocalization of Odorant Binding and Chemosensory Proteins from an Ectoparasitoid Scleroderma Guani (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae)
Xiangrui Li, Daguang Lu, Xiaoxia Liu, Qingwen Zhang, Xuguo Zhou
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(6): 848-868. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.848
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Dimerumic Acid Inhibits SW620 Cell Invasion by Attenuating H2O2-Mediated MMP-7 Expression via JNK/C-Jun and ERK/C-Fos Activation in an AP-1-Dependent Manner
Bing-Ying Ho, Yao-Ming Wu, King-Jen Chang, Tzu-Ming Pan
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(6): 869-880. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.869
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NADPH Oxidase: a Target for the Modulation of the Excessive Oxidase Damage Induced by Overtraining in Rat Neutrophils
Jingmei Dong, Peijie Chen, Ru Wang, Dongzhen Yu, Yajun Zhang, Weihua Xiao
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(6): 881-891. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.881
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Long-term Cultured Human Neural Stem Cells Undergo Spontaneous Transformation to Tumor-Initiating Cells
Weihua Wu, Qihua He, Xiaoxia Li, Xiaoyan Zhang, Aili Lu, Ruimin Ge, HongYing Zhen, Alfred E. Chang, Qiao Li, Li Shen
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(6): 892-901. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.892
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Autosomal Interactions and Mechanisms of Pyrethroid Resistance in House Flies, Musca domestica
Li Tian, Chuanwang Cao, Lin He, Ming Li, Lan Zhang, Lee Zhang, HuQi Liu, Nannan Liu
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(6): 902-911. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.902
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A New Trick of an Old Molecule: Androgen Receptor Splice Variants Taking the Stage?!
Zhiyong Guo, Yun Qiu
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(6): 815-822. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.815
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