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  1. Amyloid-β (Aβ)-induced neurotoxicity is a major pathological mechanism of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Tanshinone IIA (Tan IIA), extracted from traditional Chinese herb Radix salvia miltiorrhiza, possesses anti-oxid...

    Authors: Lijiao Geng, Wei Liu and Yong Chen

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2019 26:15

    Content type: Research

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  2. Comprehensively detailed information on population dynamics for benthic species is crucial since potential admixture of individuals could shift the genetic subdivision and age structure during a full breeding ...

    Authors: Georgios A. Gkafas, Marianthi Hatziioannou, Emmanouil E. Malandrakis, Costas S. Tsigenopoulos, Ioannis T. Karapanagiotidis, Elena Mente, Dimitrios Vafidis and Athanasios Exadactylos

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2019 26:14

    Content type: Research

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  3. The Kastellorizo island group (in the Dodecanese, Greece) is situated in the southeast corner of the Aegean Archipelago. It consists of twenty islets, of which the three largest (Kastellorizo, Ro and Strongyli...

    Authors: Moisis Mylonas, Katerina Vardinoyannis and Nikos Poulakakis

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2019 26:13

    Content type: Research

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  4. Exploring species richness and turnover patterns and their drivers can provide new insights into underlying mechanisms shaping community assembly, with significant implications for biodiversity conservation. H...

    Authors: Maria Lazarina, Athanasios S. Kallimanis, Panayotis Dimopoulos, Maria Psaralexi, Danai-Eleni Michailidou and Stefanos P. Sgardelis

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2019 26:12

    Content type: Research

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  5. The island of Crete is a biodiversity hotspot having 223 endemic vascular taxa (species and subspecies) as a result of its long isolation and the wide range of habitats it includes. We explore trends and patte...

    Authors: Viktoria Menteli, Nikos Krigas, Manolis Avramakis, Nicholas Turland and Despoina Vokou

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2019 26:10

    Content type: Research

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  6. Skeletal development and its cellular function are regulated by various transcription factors. The T-box (Tbx) family of transcription factors have critical roles in cellular differentiation as well as heart a...

    Authors: Samaneh Mollazadeh, Bibi Sedigheh Fazly Bazzaz, Vajiheh Neshati, Antoine A. F. de Vries, Hojjat Naderi-Meshkin, Majid Mojarad, Zeinab Neshati and Mohammad Amin Kerachian

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2019 26:8

    Content type: Research

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  7. Plectranthus edulis (Vatke) Agnew (Lamiaceae), locally known as Ethiopian potato syno. Ethiopian dinich, is one of the native Ethiopian edible tuber crops that has been significantly contributing to household foo...

    Authors: Medhin Gebrehiwet, Teklehaimanot Haileselassie, Fekadu Gadissa and Kassahun Tesfaye

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2019 26:7

    Content type: Research

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  8. Herein we present the recently founded Hellenic Evolutionary Society (HEVOS) that has been recently instituted to promote evolution and scientific thinking among the Greek-speaking public. HEVOS is a timely in...

    Authors: Theodore J. Abatzopoulos, Sinos Giokas, Panayiotis Pafilis, Nikos Poulakakis, Spyros Sfenthourakis and Eleftherios Zouros

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2019 26:6

    Content type: Commentary

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  9. During alcoholic fermentation, Saccharomyces cerevisiae synthesizes more than 400 different compounds with higher alcohols, acetate esters of higher alcohols and ethyl esters of medium-chain fatty acids being the...

    Authors: Maria Parapouli, Afroditi Sfakianaki, Nikolaos Monokrousos, Angelos Perisynakis and Efstathios Hatziloukas

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2019 26:5

    Content type: Research

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  10. Hematopoiesis is a model-system for studying cellular development and differentiation. Phenotypic and functional characterization of hematopoietic progenitors has significantly aided our understanding of the m...

    Authors: Grigorios Georgolopoulos, Mineo Iwata, Nikoletta Psatha, Minas Yiangou and Jeff Vierstra

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2019 26:4

    Content type: Short report

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  11. A multitude of genes tightly regulate ovarian follicular development and hormone secretion. These complex and coordinated biological processes are altered during pregnancy. In order to further understand the r...

    Authors: Qing Quan, Qi Zheng, Yinghui Ling, Fugui Fang, Mingxing Chu, Xiaorong Zhang, Yong Liu and Wenyong Li

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2019 26:3

    Content type: Research

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  12. Alopecia or hair loss is a complex polygenetic and psychologically devastating disease affecting millions of men and women globally. Since the gene annotation and environmental knowledge is limited for alopeci...

    Authors: Syed Aun Muhammad, Nighat Fatima, Rehan Zafar Paracha, Amjad Ali and Jake Y. Chen

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2019 26:2

    Content type: Research

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  13. Postcopulatory sexual selection is very important in species with reproductive strategies that involve multiple mating and prolonged sperm storage. The sperm storage organ has been hypothesized to evolve in re...

    Authors: Alexandra Staikou and Evripidis Koemtzopoulos

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2019 26:1

    Content type: Research

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  14. New treatment options are needed to prevent relapses following failed antibiotic therapies of Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) in humans. The concomitant therapy with an anti-C. difficile IgA containing whe...

    Authors: Christiane Schmautz, Nadine Müller, Marlene Auer, Ines Ballweg, Michael W. Pfaffl and Heike Kliem

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2018 25:20

    Content type: Research

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  15. Anthocyanins are plant secondary metabolites with key roles in attracting insect pollinators and protecting against biotic and abiotic stresses. They have potential health-promoting effects as part of the huma...

    Authors: Gayatri Goswami, Ujjal Kumar Nath, Jong-In Park, Mohammad Rashed Hossain, Manosh Kumar Biswas, Hoy-Taek Kim, Hye Ran Kim and Ill-Sup Nou

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2018 25:19

    Content type: Research

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  16. Doxorubicin is a widely used anticancer drug due to its broad spectrum of antitumor activity. Various mechanisms have been proposed for its cytostatic activity, including DNA intercalation, topoisomerase II in...

    Authors: Vasiliki Chondrou, Katerina Trochoutsou, Andreas Panayides, Maria Efthimiou, Georgia Stephanou and Nikos A. Demopoulos

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2018 25:17

    Content type: Research

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  17. Type IV lupus nephritis (LNIV) is a severe disease characterized by diffuse proliferative lesions, and its prognosis is worse with cellular crescent (LNIV-CC) involvement. Urinary exosomes have been shown to r...

    Authors: Yi Li, Xiaosong Xu, Xiaopeng Tang, Xiuwu Bian, Bingbing Shen, Hongwen Zhao, Shiyuan Luo, Zhiwen Chen and Keqin Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2018 25:16

    Content type: Research

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  18. The insect-trapping leaves of Dionaea muscipula provide a model for studying the secretory pathway of an inducible plant secretory system. The leaf glands were induced with bovine serum albumin to secrete proteas...

    Authors: Zachary R. Gergely, Dana E. Martinez, Bryon S. Donohoe, Soren Mogelsvang, Rachel Herder and L. Andrew Staehelin

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2018 25:15

    Content type: Research

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  19. The Raphitomidae family in the Mediterranean Sea is under revision. Accordingly, new data are of taxonomic and comparative relevance. In this study, new material from the Hellenic Seas is presented.

    Authors: Thanasis Manousis, Constantinos Kontadakis, George Mbazios and Georgios Polyzoulis

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2018 25:14

    Content type: Research

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  20. Estuaries are primary habitats that serve as feeding and nursery grounds for most juvenile marine fish. However, estuaries have been used as fishing grounds by the artisanal fishers in Tanzania. The slow-growi...

    Authors: Alistidia Paul Mwijage, Daniel Abel Shilla and John Ferdinand Machiwa

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2018 25:13

    Content type: Research

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  21. Transverse cortical microtubule orientation, critical for anisotropic cell expansion, is established in the meristematic root zone. Intending to elucidate the possible prerequisites for this establishment and ...

    Authors: Emmanuel Panteris, Barbara-Evelin Diannelidis and Ioannis-Dimosthenis S. Adamakis

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2018 25:12

    Content type: Research

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  22. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, non-coding RNA molecules that play a key role in gene regulation in both plants and animals. MicroRNA biogenesis involves the enzymatic processing of a primary RNA transcript. The...

    Authors: Paschalis Natsidis, Ilias Kappas and Wojciech M. Karlowski

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2018 25:11

    Content type: Research

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  23. We have recently (8th February 2018) published our article entitled “Molecular, biochemical and kinetic analysis of a novel, thermostable lipase (LipSm) from Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Psi-1, the first member o...

    Authors: Maria Parapouli, Athanasios Foukis, Panagiota‑Yiolanda Stergiou, Maria Koukouritaki, Panagiotis Magklaras, Olga A. Gkini, Emmanuel M. Papamichael, Amalia‑Sofia Afendra and Efstathios Hatziloukas

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2018 25:10

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2018 25:4

  24. The barn owl, a nocturnal raptor with cosmopolitan distribution, shows a great adaptability to different environments. Regarding prey, the barn owl is a rather selective species, but if changes in the abundanc...

    Authors: Michaella Moysi, Maria Christou, Vassilis Goutner, Nikos Kassinis and Savvas Iezekiel

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2018 25:9

    Content type: Research

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  25. Alcohol is one of the most commonly consumed neurotoxins by humans. Its negative effect on bone health is known for a long time. However, its impact on qualitative and quantitative 2D characteristics of the co...

    Authors: Monika Martiniakova, Anna Sarocka, Ramona Babosova, Birgit Grosskopf, Edyta Kapusta, Zofia Goc, Grzegorz Formicki and Radoslav Omelka

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2018 25:8

    Content type: Research

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  26. The backbone of this endeavour consists of three major components as they appear in the title. My intention is to summarise, as explicitly as possible, both existing and novel data on the occurrence of parthen...

    Authors: Theodore J. Abatzopoulos

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2018 25:7

    Content type: Hypothesis

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  27. The Hellenic Seas are influenced by on-going environmental changes and the introduction of alien species, which are expected to have an impact on their biodiversity. This study contributes to the knowledge of ...

    Authors: Thanasis Manousis, Constantinos Kontadakis, Georgios Polyzoulis, George Mbazios and Sofia Galinou-Mitsoudi

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2018 25:6

    Content type: Research

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  28. Seagrass species have been recommended as biomonitors of environmental condition and as tools for phytoremediation, due to their ability to concentrate anthropogenic chemicals. This study aims to provide novel...

    Authors: Paraskevi Malea, Theodoros Kevrekidis, Konstantina-Roxani Chatzipanagiotou and Athanasios Mogias

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2018 25:5

    Content type: Research

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  29. Microbial lipases catalyze a broad spectrum of reactions and are enzymes of considerable biotechnological interest. The focus of this study was the isolation of new lipase genes, intending to discover novel li...

    Authors: Maria Parapouli, Athanasios Foukis, Panagiota-Yiolanda Stergiou, Maria Koukouritaki, Panagiotis Magklaras, Olga A. Gkini, Emmanuel M. Papamichael, Amalia-Sofia Afendra and Efstathios Hatziloukas

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2018 25:4

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2018 25:10

  30. Halophilic organisms may thrive in or tolerate high salt concentrations. They have been studied for decades and a considerable number of papers reporting new halophilic species are being published every year. ...

    Authors: Alexios Loukas, Ilias Kappas and Theodore J. Abatzopoulos

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2018 25:2

    Content type: Research

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  31. Korarima (Aframomum corrorima) is a perennial and aromatic herb native and widely distributed in southwestern Ethiopia. It is known for its fine flavor as a spice in various Ethiopian traditional dishes. Few mole...

    Authors: Dagmawit Chombe and Endashaw Bekele

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2018 25:1

    Content type: Research

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  32. Soybean is a common alternative protein source of plant origin in aquafeeds as it has a reasonably balanced amino acid profile and is widely available. This study aimed to investigate the influence of partial ...

    Authors: Efthimia Antonopoulou, Eleni Chouri, Konstantinos Feidantsis, Antigone Lazou and Stavros Chatzifotis

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2017 24:14

    Content type: Research

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  33. Mitochondria are fundamental organelles responsible for cellular metabolism and energy production in eukaryotes via the oxidative phosphorylation pathway. Mitochondrial DNA is often used in population and spec...

    Authors: Asma Awadi

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2017 24:13

    Content type: Short report

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  34. Non-native species have aroused scientific interest because of their ability to successfully colonise areas to which they have been introduced, despite their sometimes limited genetic variation compared to the...

    Authors: Vendula Moravcová, Jana Moravcová, Vladislav Čurn, Zuzana Balounová, Josef Rajchard and Lenka Havlíčková

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2017 24:12

    Content type: Short Report

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  35. Minimizing the effects of transportation on the properties of biological material is a major challenge for the scientific community. The viability of cells is important in cases where their study is urgent for...

    Authors: Panagiotis Apostolou, Dimitrios-Athanasios Ntanovasilis and Ioannis Papasotiriou

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2017 24:11

    Content type: Research

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  36. Altered microRNAs expression mediates tumor development and progression in many type cancers including triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). Here we detected the effect of miR-454 on cell proliferation, migrat...

    Authors: Qun Li, Jia Liu, Xianying Meng, Renzhu Pang and Jie Li

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2017 24:10

    Content type: Research

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  37. 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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2017 24:8

    Content type: Research

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  38. 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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2017 24:6

    Content type: Review

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  39. 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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2017 24:5

    Content type: Research

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  40. 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 ...

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

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2017 24:3

    Content type: Research

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  41. The abundant-centre hypothesis (ACH) assumes that a species becomes more abundant at the centre of its range, where the environmental conditions are most favorable. As we move away from this centre, abundance ...

    Authors: Anastasia E. Tzortzaki, Despoina Vokou and John M. Halley

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2017 24:1

    Content type: Research

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  42. Real-time cellular analysis systems enable impedance-based label-free and dynamic monitoring of various cellular events such as proliferation. In this study, we describe the effects of initial cell seeding den...

    Authors: Cigdem Selli, Yasemin Erac and Metiner Tosun

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2016 23:20

    Content type: Research

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