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  1. Research

    Two single nucleotide polymorphisms sites in α1-AT gene and their association with somatic cell score in Chinese Holstein cows

    Alpha 1-antitrypsin (α1-AT) may affect the susceptibility of mastitis in dairy cattle for its possible role in the protection of lactoferrin from proteolytic degradation in the mammary. Milk somatic cell score...

    Xiao-Fei Guo, Wen-Ping Hu, Xian-Zheng Lang, Qiu-Ling Li, Xiang-Yu Wang, Ran Di, Qiu-Yue Liu, Xiao-Lin Liu, Yong-Fu An and Ming-Xing Chu

    Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2017 24:8

    Published on: 13 April 2017

  2. Review

    Sudden infant death syndrome due to long QT syndrome: a brief review of the genetic substrate and prevalence

    The pathophysiological mechanisms which lead to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) are not completely understood. Cardiac channelopathies are a well-established causative factor with long QT syndrome (LQTS) b...

    Nikolaos S. Ioakeimidis, Theodora Papamitsou, Soultana Meditskou and Zafiroula Iakovidou-Kritsi

    Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2017 24:6

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  3. Research

    Protective role of hesperidin against γ-radiation-induced oxidative stress and apoptosis in rat testis

    Gamma (γ) ray, an electromagnetic radiation, is occasionally accompanying the emission of an alpha or beta particle. Exposure to such radiation can cause cellular changes such as mutations, chromosome aberrati...

    Nadia Z. Shaban, Ahmed M. Ahmed Zahran, Fatma H. El-Rashidy and Ahmad S. Abdo Kodous

    Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2017 24:5

    Published on: 1 March 2017

  4. Research

    Genetic diversity of Atlantic Bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean Sea: insights from genome-wide SNPs and microsatellites

    Elucidating the patterns of the Atlantic Bluefin tuna [ABFT, Thunnus thynnus (Linnaeus, 1758)] population structure constitutes a challenging task of great importance. Most of the unique challenges stem from its ...

    Aglaia Antoniou, Panagiotis Kasapidis, Georgios Kotoulas, Constantinos C. Mylonas and Antonios Magoulas

    Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2017 24:3

    Published on: 16 February 2017

  5. Review

    Evolution and inheritance of animal mitochondrial DNA: rules and exceptions

    Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) has been studied intensely for “its own” merit. Its role for the function of the cell and the organism remains a fertile field, its origin and evolution is an indispensable part of th...

    Emmanuel D. Ladoukakis and Eleftherios Zouros

    Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2017 24:2

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  6. Research

    DNA methylation changes and TE activity induced in tissue cultures of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)

    In vitro plant regeneration via androgenesis or somatic embryogenesis is capable of inducing (epi)mutations that may affect sexual progenies. While epimutations are associated with DNA methylation, mutations c...

    Renata Orłowska, Joanna Machczyńska, Sylwia Oleszczuk, Janusz Zimny and Piotr Tomasz Bednarek

    Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2016 23:19

    Published on: 8 August 2016

  7. Research

    Identification and validation of Aeluropus littoralis reference genes for Quantitative Real-Time PCR Normalization

    The use of stably expressed genes as normalizers has crucial role in accurate and reliable expression analysis estimated by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR). Recent studies have shown th...

    Seyyed Hamidreza Hashemi, Ghorbanali Nematzadeh, Gholamreza Ahmadian, Ahad Yamchi and Markus Kuhlmann

    Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2016 23:18

    Published on: 19 July 2016

  8. Review

    Hominin interbreeding and the evolution of human variation

    Mitochondrial Eve confirms the “out of Africa” theory, but the evidence also supports interbreeding between Homo sapiens and other hominins: Neanderthals, Denisovans, and Homo heidelbergensis. This article explai...

    Kwang Hyun Ko

    Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2016 23:17

    Published on: 16 July 2016

  9. Research

    An approach to semantic query expansion system based on Hepatitis ontology

    Ontology development, as an increasingly practical vehicle applied in various fields, plays a significant role in knowledge management. This paper, focusing on constructing and querying a hepatitis ontology, a...

    Chen Yunzhi, Lu Huijuan, Linda Shapiro, Ravensara S. Travillian and Li Lanjuan

    Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2016 23(Suppl 1):11

    Published on: 4 July 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 23 Supplement 1

  10. Research

    Iterative ensemble feature selection for multiclass classification of imbalanced microarray data

    Microarray technology allows biologists to monitor expression levels of thousands of genes among various tumor tissues. Identifying relevant genes for sample classification of various tumor types is beneficial...

    Junshan Yang, Jiarui Zhou, Zexuan Zhu, Xiaoliang Ma and Zhen Ji

    Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2016 23(Suppl 1):13

    Published on: 4 July 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 23 Supplement 1

  11. Research

    Prediction of protein–protein interaction sites by means of ensemble learning and weighted feature descriptor

    Reliable prediction of protein–protein interaction sites is an important goal in the field of bioinformatics. Many computational methods have been explored for the large-scale prediction of protein–protein int...

    Xiuquan Du, Shiwei Sun, Changlin Hu, Xinrui Li and Junfeng Xia

    Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2016 23(Suppl 1):10

    Published on: 4 July 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 23 Supplement 1

  12. Research

    PredPhos: an ensemble framework for structure-based prediction of phosphorylation sites

    Post-translational modifications (PTMs) occur on almost all proteins and often strongly affect the functions of modified proteins. Phosphorylation is a crucial PTM mechanism with important regulatory functions...

    Yong Gao, Weilin Hao, Jing Gu, Diwei Liu, Chao Fan, Zhigang Chen and Lei Deng

    Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2016 23(Suppl 1):12

    Published on: 4 July 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 23 Supplement 1

  13. Short report

    Polymorphism of the melatonin receptor 1A (MNTR1A) gene and association with seasonality of reproductive activity in a local Greek sheep breed

    Sheep’s reproductive physiology in temperate latitudes (such as Greece), is characterized by seasonality and is also regulated by photoperiodic exposure. Melatonin is the key hormone involved in this regulatio...

    Ioannis A. Giantsis, George P. Laliotis, Olympia Stoupa and Melpomeni Avdi

    Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2016 23:9

    Published on: 29 April 2016

  14. Research

    Co-culturing bacteria and microalgae in organic carbon containing medium

    Microalgae frequently grow in natural environment and long-term laboratory cultures in association with bacteria. Bacteria benefit the oxygen and extracellular substances generated by microalgae, and reimburse...

    Jichang Han, Lin Zhang, Song Wang, Guanpin Yang, Lu Zhao and Kehou Pan

    Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2016 23:8

    Published on: 26 April 2016

  15. Research

    Effect of methyl-beta-cyclodextrin on the viability and acrosome damage of sex-sorted sperm in frozen-thawed bovine semen

    The regulation of methyl-beta-cyclodextrin (MBCD) on cryodamage on X- and Y-sperm during cryopreservation of semen was investigated. The semen was collected from ten healthy bulls of proven fertility by an art...

    Seunghyung Lee, Yong-Seung Lee, Sang-Hee Lee, Boo-Keun Yang and Choon-Keun Park

    Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2016 23:5

    Published on: 12 April 2016

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