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  1. 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

  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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

  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2016 23:19

    Content type: Research

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  22. 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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2016 23:18

    Content type: Research

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  23. 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...

    Authors: Kwang Hyun Ko

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2016 23:17

    Content type: Review

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  24. 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...

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

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

    Content type: Research

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

  25. 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...

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

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

    Content type: Research

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

  26. 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...

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

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

    Content type: Research

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

  27. 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...

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

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

    Content type: Research

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

  28. The Cytochrome P450 enzymes are commonly known for their major role in metabolism. Besides its metabolic role, CYP2E1 gene expression has been associated with the onset of diabetic nephropathy. CYP2E1 protein ...

    Authors: Christina Gertrude Yap, Anuar Zaini and Iekhsan Othman

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2016 23:15

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2016 23:9

    Content type: Short report

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  30. 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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2016 23:8

    Content type: Research

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  31. Polysaccharides are the major active ingredients responsible for the bioactivities of Laminaria japonica. However, the effects of L. japonica polysaccharides (LJP) on exercise endurance and oxidative stress have ...

    Authors: Feiwei Yan and Haitao Hao

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2016 23:7

    Content type: Research

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  32. 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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2016 23:5

    Content type: Research

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  33. Bananas and plantains (Musa spp.) provide 25 % of the food energy requirements for more than 100 million people in Africa. Plant parasitic nematodes cause severe losses to the crop due to lack of control options....

    Authors: Stephen O. Onyango, Hugh Roderick, Jaindra N. Tripathi, Richard Collins, Howard J. Atkinson, Richard O. Oduor and Leena Tripathi

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2016 23:4

    Content type: Research

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  34. Identification of microorganisms in positive blood cultures still relies on standard techniques such as Gram staining followed by culturing with definite microorganism identification. Alternatively, matrix-ass...

    Authors: Michael E. Dolch, Silke Janitza, Anne-Laure Boulesteix, Carola Graßmann-Lichtenauer, Siegfried Praun, Wolfgang Denzer, Gustav Schelling and Sören Schubert

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2016 23:3

    Content type: Research

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  35. Spatial heterogeneity can have serious effects on the precision of field experimentation in plant breeding. In the present study the capacity of the honeycomb design (HD) to sample huge spatial heterogeneity w...

    Authors: Anastasia Kargiotidou, Dimitrios N. Vlachostergios, Constantinos Tzantarmas, Ioannis Mylonas, Chrysanthi Foti, George Menexes, Alexios Polidoros and Ioannis S. Tokatlidis

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2016 23:2

    Content type: Research

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  36. Salix linearistipularis (syn. S. mongolica) is a woody halophyte, which is distributed naturally in saline-alkali soil of Songnen plain, Heilongjiang, China. It plays an important role...

    Authors: Guixian Nan, Yan Zhang, Song Li, Imshik Lee, Tetsuo Takano and Shenkui Liu

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2016 23:1

    Content type: Research

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  37. Epigenetic deregulation is a common feature in the pathogenesis of Epstein–Barr Virus (EBV)-related lymphomas and carcinomas. Previous studies have demonstrated a strong association between EBV latency in B-ce...

    Authors: Erasmia Rouka and Despoina Kyriakou

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2015 22:14

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  38. Anxiety is a common problem in dentistry which could affect the correct treatment and involve failure. Oral premedication is needed to treat several anxious patients. Many people are so highly anxious that or...

    Authors: Mercedes Perez-Heredia, Javier Clavero-González and Leticia Marchena-Rodríguez

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2015 22:13

    Content type: Review

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  39. The miR-17-5p was overexpressed in ovarian cancer cells, and those cells were treated with paclitaxel. The proliferation of ovarian cancer cells was assessed by MTT assay. The Caspase-Glo3/7 and TUNEL assay we...

    Authors: Ying Fang, Changyan Xu and Yan Fu

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2015 22:12

    Content type: Research

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  40. Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) is an important model system, which has been widely used in plant physiological studies and it is particularly useful as a bioreactor. Despite its importance, only limited molecular...

    Authors: Bingguang Xiao, Yuntao Tan, Ni Long, Xuejun Chen, Zhijun Tong, Yang Dong and Yongping Li

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2015 22:11

    Content type: Research

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  41. The present review attempted to emphasize on the microbiological quality of the commonly used cosmetics item by the majority of the Bangladeshi community. The abundance of contaminating microorganisms has been...

    Authors: Rashed Noor, Nagma Zerin, Kamal Kanta Das and Luthfun Naher Nitu

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2015 22:10

    Content type: Review

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  42. Data sharing, integration and annotation are essential to ensure the reproducibility of the analysis and interpretation of the experimental findings. Often these activities are perceived as a role that bioinfo...

    Authors: Vasileios Lapatas, Michalis Stefanidakis, Rafael C. Jimenez, Allegra Via and Maria Victoria Schneider

    Citation: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2015 22:9

    Content type: Review

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