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  1. Content type: Research article

    The leafcutter ant (Atta cephalotes) is associated with losses in the agricultural sector, due to its defoliating activity; for its control, biological, mechanical and chemical methods have been developed, the la...

    Authors: Fabian Felipe Fernandez Daza, Ginna Rodriguez Roman, Marino Valencia Rodriguez, Ivan Andres Gonzalez Vargas, Heiber Cardenas Heano, Marney Pascoli Cereda and Raul Alberto Cuervo Mulet

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:51

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Psoriasis is a common and intractable skin disease affecting the physical and mental health of patients. The accumulation of ROS is involved in the pathogenesis of psoriasis and antioxidants are believed to be...

    Authors: Wuyuntana Wang, Yuhai, Huan Wang, Chasuna and Bagenna

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:49

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Light exposure is a common stress factor in in vitro manipulation of embryos in the reproductive center. Many studies have shown the deleterious effects of high-intensity light exposure in different animal emb...

    Authors: Bo Lv, Chaojie Liu, Yu Chen, Lingbin Qi, Lu Wang, Yazhong Ji and Zhigang Xue

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:48

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  4. Content type: Review

    Rubella or German measles is an infection caused by rubella virus (RV). Infection of children and adults is usually characterized by a mild exanthematous febrile illness. However, RV is a major cause of birth ...

    Authors: Suji George, Rajlakshmi Viswanathan and Gajanan N. Sapkal

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:47

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  5. Content type: Research article

    One of the most extreme environments on our planet is the Maritime Antarctic territory, due to its low-water availability, which restricts the development of plants. Sanionia uncinata Hedw. (Amblystegiaceae), the...

    Authors: Marisol Pizarro, Rodrigo A. Contreras, Hans Köhler and Gustavo E. Zúñiga

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:46

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Resveratrol was reported to trigger the apoptosis of fibroblast-like synoviocytes in adjuvant arthritis rats but the subcellular mechanism remains unclear. Since ER stress, mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidat...

    Authors: Jinsen Lu, Jiazhao Yang, Yongshun Zheng, Shiyuan Fang and Xiaoyu Chen

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:45

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Free fatty acid receptor 1 (FFAR1) is G-protein coupled receptor predominantly expressed in pancreatic β-cells that is activated by a variety of free fatty acids (FFAs). Once activated, it promotes glucose-sti...

    Authors: Sulaiman K. Marafie, Eman M. Al-Shawaf, Jehad Abubaker and Hossein Arefanian

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:44

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Drought is one of the main serious problems for agriculture production which its intensity is increasing in many parts of the world, hence, improving water use efficiency is a main goal for sustainable agricul...

    Authors: Somayeh Faghih, Zabihollah Zamani, Reza Fatahi and Abdolmajid Liaghat

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:43

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Prognosis remains one of most crucial determinants of gastric cancer (GC) treatment, but current methods do not predict prognosis accurately. Identification of additional biomarkers is urgently required to ide...

    Authors: Wei Li, Yan Chen, Xuan Sun, Jupeng Yang, David Y. Zhang, Daguang Wang and Jian Suo

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:42

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Di-N-butyl-phthalate (DBP) is an endocrine disrupting substance. We investigated the adverse effect of DBP on testis of male rat and reveal its potential mechanism of MAPK signaling pathway involved this effect i...

    Authors: Hongyan Wang, Weipeng Zhou, Jing Zhang and Huan Li

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:41

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  11. Content type: Research article

    There are currently a number of barriers hindering the successful treatment of breast cancer, including the metastatic spread of cancer cells. In looking for new anticancer agents, we reported two novel hydraz...

    Authors: Soudeh Dehghani, Zahra Kooshafar, Ali Almasirad, Raheleh Tahmasvand, Fariborz Moayer, Ahad Muhammadnejad, Samira Shafiee and Mona Salimi

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:40

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer is the second common malignant cancer among females worldwide. Accumulating studies have indicated that deregulation of miRNA expression in breast cancer will contribute to tumorigenesis and form...

    Authors: Bao Zhang, Dattatrya Shetti, Conghui Fan and Kun Wei

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:38

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Berberine (BBR), a compound extracted from a variety of medicinal herbs, has been shown multiple pharmacological effects against cancer cells of different origins. Cisplatin (DDP) is known as an effective chem...

    Authors: Li Liu, Jingyan Fan, Guihai Ai, Jie Liu, Ning Luo, Caixia Li and Zhongping Cheng

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:37

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Recent evidences indicated that some local anaesthetic agents played a role in inhibiting the proliferation of cancer cells; Whether ropivacaine is able to promote apoptosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) c...

    Authors: Wenting Wang, Mingyue Zhu, Zhixin Xu, Wei Li, Xu Dong, Yi Chen, Bo Lin and Mengsen Li

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:36

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is one of the leading causes of death in the world. NSCLC diagnosed at an early stage can be highly curable with a positive prognosis, but biomarker limitations make it diffi...

    Authors: Hyunhee Do, Dain Kim, JiHoon Kang, Beomseok Son, Danbi Seo, HyeSook Youn, BuHyun Youn and Wanyeon Kim

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:35

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Psoralen is a coumarin-like and coumarin-related benzofuran glycoside, which is a commonly used traditional Chinese medicine to treat patients with kidney and spleen-yang deficiency symptom. Psoralen has been ...

    Authors: Xiaomin Wang, Peike Peng, Zhiqiang Pan, Zhaoqin Fang, Wenli Lu and Xiaomei Liu

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:34

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Studies have shown that cancer susceptibility candidate 11 (CASC11), a newly discovered long non-coding RNA (lncRNA), was aberrantly overexpressed in hepatic carcinoma, gastric cancer and colorectal cancer. Howev...

    Authors: Wenchan Hsu, Lifen Liu, Xin Chen, Ying Zhang and Weipei Zhu

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:33

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Chronic prostatitis has been supposed to be associated with preneoplastic lesions and cancer development. The objective of this study was to examine how chronic inflammation results in a prostatic microenviron...

    Authors: Yong Gao, Lijuan Wei, Chenbang Wang, Yuanjie Huang, Weidong Li, Tianyu Li, Chaohua Mo, Huali Qin, Xiaoge Zhong, Yun Wang, Aihua Tan, Zengnan Mo, Yonghua Jiang and Yanling Hu

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:30

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a common disease that occurs during the perinatal period. The primary cause of neonatal HIE is related to fetal intrauterine anoxia. Carbamylated erythropoietin (CEPO),...

    Authors: Min Diao, Yi Qu, Hui Liu, Yushan Ma and Xuemei Lin

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:28

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  20. Content type: Research article

    To assess the expression of T-box transcription factor 4 (TBX4) during the anorectal development in normal and ethylenethiourea (ETU)-induced anorectal malformations (ARM) rat embryos.

    Authors: Meng Li, Hailan Zhang, Huiying Liu, Hongzhong Tian, Xiaobing Tang, Yuzuo Bai and Weilin Wang

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:27

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is an aggressive and mostly incurable hematological malignancy with frequent relapses after an initial response to standard chemotherapy. Therefore, novel therapies are urgently re...

    Authors: Yubin Feng, Xiaoxiao Hua, Ruowen Niu, Yan Du, Congjian Shi, Renpeng Zhou and Fei-Hu Chen

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:26

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The morphological diversity of flower organs is closely related to functional divergence within the MADS-box gene family. Bryophytes and seedless vascular plants have MADS-box genes but do not have ABCDE or AGAMO...

    Authors: Gangxu Shen, Chih-Hui Yang, Chi-Yen Shen and Keng-Shiang Huang

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:25

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Conjunctival filtering bleb scar formation is the main reason for the failure of glaucoma filtration surgery. Cytoglobin (Cygb) has been reported to play an important role in extracellular matrix (ECM) remodel...

    Authors: Haiying Wei, Lili Lin, Xiaomei Zhang, Zhuolei Feng, Yeqing Wang, Yan You, Xiaodan Wang and Yongsheng Hou

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:23

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Tumor microenvironment (TME) plays a vital role in determining the outcomes of radiotherapy. As an important component of TME, vascular endothelial cells are involved in the perivascular resistance niche (PVRN...

    Authors: Qianwen Li, Yan Zong, Ke Li, Xiaohua Jie, Jiaxin Hong, Xiaoshu Zhou, Bian Wu, Zhenyu Li, Sheng Zhang, Gang Wu and Rui Meng

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:22

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  25. Content type: Research Article

    Defects in DNA methylation have been shown to be associated with metabolic diseases such as obesity, dyslipidemia, and hypercholesterolemia. To analyze the methylation profile of the ADRB3 gene and correlate it w...

    Authors: Raquel Patrícia Ataíde Lima, Marina Ramalho Ribeiro, Keylha Querino de Farias Lima, Elisama Araújo de Sena, Diego de Oliveira Costa, Rafaella Cristhine Pordeus Luna, Rayner Anderson Ferreira do Nascimento, Maria da Conceição Rodrigues Gonçalves, Rodrigo Pinheiro de Toledo Vianna, Ronei Marcos de Moraes, Naila Francis Paulo de Oliveira, Aléssio Tony Cavalcanti de Almeida and Maria José de Carvalho Costa

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:21

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Histone acetylation is an important epigenetic modification that regulates gene activity in response to stress. Histone acetylation levels are reversibly regulated by histone acetyltransferases (HATs) and histone...

    Authors: Fan Wei, Danfeng Tang, Zengqiang Li, Muhammad Haneef Kashif, Aziz Khan, Hai Lu, Ruixing Jia and Peng Chen

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:20

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Prunella vulgaris L. has been an important medicinal plant for the treatment of thyroid gland malfunction and mastitis in China for over 2000 years. There is an urgent need to select effective wavelengths for gre...

    Authors: Yuhang Chen, Xuerong Zhang, Qiaosheng Guo, Liping Cao, Qin Qin, Chen Li, Miao Zhao and Wenming Wang

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:17

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Sperm production is one of the most complex biological processes in the body. In vitro production of sperm is one of the most important goals of researches in the field of male infertility treatment, which is ...

    Authors: Mahdi Mohaqiq, Mansoureh Movahedin, Zohreh Mazaheri and Naser Amirjannati

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:16

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Tumourigenic cells modify metabolic pathways in order to facilitate increased proliferation and cell survival resulting in glucose- and glutamine addiction. Previous research indicated that glutamine deprivati...

    Authors: Mokgadi Violet Gwangwa, Anna Margaretha Joubert and Michelle Helen Visagie

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:15

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Drought is a major abiotic stress affecting global wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) production. Exploration of drought-tolerant genes is essential for the genetic improvement of drought tolerance in wheat. Previous s...

    Authors: Xinbo Wang, Yongzhe Ren, Jingjing Li, Zhiqiang Wang, Zeyu Xin and Tongbao Lin

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:14

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Ovarian cancer is a significant cancer-related cause of death in women worldwide. The most used chemotherapeutic regimen is based on carboplatin (CBDCA). However, CBDCA resistance is the main obstacle to a bet...

    Authors: Tamara Viscarra, Kurt Buchegger, Ignacio Jofre, Ismael Riquelme, Louise Zanella, Michel Abanto, Alyssa C. Parker, Stephen R. Piccolo, Juan Carlos Roa, Carmen Ili and Priscilla Brebi

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:13

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  32. Content type: Research Article

    Hypoxia microenvironment plays a crucial role during tumor progression and it tends to exhibit poor prognosis and make resistant to various conventional therapies. HIF-1α acts as an important transcriptional r...

    Authors: Nishant Kumar Rana, Priya Singh and Biplob Koch

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:12

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  33. Content type: Research Article

    The present study aimed to investigate the underlying role of interferon-regulatory factor 2 (IRF2)–inositol polyphosphate-4-phosphatase, type-II (INPP4B) axis in the regulation of autophagy in acute myeloid l...

    Authors: Feng Zhang, Jiajia Li, Junfeng Zhu, Lin Liu, Kai Zhu, Shuang Cheng, RuDi Lv and Pingping Zhang

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:11

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  34. Content type: Research Article

    Non-canonical Wnt pathways play important roles in liver fibrosis. Notum is a newly discovered inhibitor to Wnt proteins. This study was to investigate anti-fibrotic effects of Notum.

    Authors: Wenting Li, Xiaolan Yu, Chuanlong Zhu, Zheng Wang, Zonghao Zhao, Yi Li and Yonghong Zhang

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:10

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Fava beans (FBs) have long been used as food, and their principal disadvantage is derived from their haemotoxicity. We hypothesized that FB ingestion alters the intestinal gene expression pattern, thereby indu...

    Authors: Guankui Du, Man Xiao, Qiwei Zhu, Chen Zhou, Ao Wang and Wangwei Cai

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:9

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  36. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Cervical cancer (CC) ranks third in the morbidity and mortality of female cancer around the world. Derlin1 has been found to be overexpressed in several human cancers. However, it is still unclear about its ro...

    Authors: Ling Li, Ming Liu, Zhihu Zhang, Wei Zhang, Naifu Liu, Xiugui Sheng and Ping Wei

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:8

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  37. Content type: Research Article

    Currently, the prognosis of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains dismal; hence, it is critical to identify effective anti-NSCLC agents with limited side effects. This study aimed to evaluat...

    Authors: Xiaoli Liu, Qingfeng Jiang, Huaimin Liu and Suxia Luo

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:7

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Pollen development is an energy-consuming process that particularly occurs during meiosis. Low levels of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) may cause cell death, resulting in CMS (cytoplasmic male sterility). DNA se...

    Authors: Xiangjun Kong, Dongmei Liu, Jie Zheng, Aziz Khan, Bin Li, Yong Diao and Ruiyang Zhou

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:6

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  39. Content type: Research article

    A moderately thermophilic, slightly halophilic, aerobic, Gram-stain negative, bacterial strain, SLM16, was isolated from a mixed of seawater–sand-sediment sample collected from a coastal fumarole located in Wh...

    Authors: Sebastián L. Márquez and Jenny M. Blamey

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:5

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Epidermal growth factor receptor family members such as ErbB1 and ErbB3 are involved in tumor progression and metastasis. Although, there are various reports about the prognostic value of EGFR members separate...

    Authors: Meysam Moghbeli, Yasha Makhdoumi, Mehrdad Soltani Delgosha, Azadeh Aarabi, Ezzat Dadkhah, Bahram Memar, Abbas Abdollahi and Mohammad Reza Abbaszadegan

    Citation: Biological Research 2019 52:2

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