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Suction sampling as a significant source of error in molecular analysis of predator diets (2011)
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King, R., Davey, J., Bell, J., Read, D., Bohan, D., & Symondson, W. (2012). Suction sampling as a significant source of error in molecular analysis of predator diets. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 102(3), 261 - 266. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007485311000575

The molecular detection of predation is a fast growing field, allowing highly specific and sensitive detection of prey DNA within the gut contents or faeces of a predator. Like all molecular methods, this technique is prone to potential sources of er... Read More about Suction sampling as a significant source of error in molecular analysis of predator diets.

Insect oral secretions suppress wound-induced responses in Arabidopsis. (2011)
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(2011). Insect oral secretions suppress wound-induced responses in Arabidopsis. Journal of Experimental Biology, 727 - 737. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/err308

The induction of plant defences and their subsequent suppression by insects is thought to be an important factor in the evolutionary arms race between plants and herbivores. Although insect oral secretions (OS) contain elicitors that trigger plant im... Read More about Insect oral secretions suppress wound-induced responses in Arabidopsis..

Generalist predators disrupt parasitoid aphid control by direct and coincidental intraguild predation (2011)
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Traugott, M., Bell, J., Raso, L., Sint, D., & Symondson, W. (2012). Generalist predators disrupt parasitoid aphid control by direct and coincidental intraguild predation. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 102(2), 239 - 247. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0007485311000551

Generalist predators and parasitoids are considered to be important regulators of aphids. The former not only feed on these pests, but might also consume parasitoids at all stages of development. This direct or coincidental interference affects the n... Read More about Generalist predators disrupt parasitoid aphid control by direct and coincidental intraguild predation.

How can microbial interactions with the blood-brain barrier modulate astroglial and neuronal function?: How can the blood-brain barrier endothelium influence the brain? (2011)
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Grab, D. J., Chakravorty, S. J., van der Heyde, H., & Stins, M. F. (2011). How can microbial interactions with the blood-brain barrier modulate astroglial and neuronal function?: How can the blood-brain barrier endothelium influence the brain?. Cellular Microbiology, 13(10), 1470-1478. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1462-5822.2011.01661.x

The vascular endothelium of the blood–brain barrier (BBB) is regarded as a part of the neurovascular unit (NVU). This emerging NVU concept emphasizes the need for homeostatic signalling among the neuronal, glial and vascular endothelial cellular comp... Read More about How can microbial interactions with the blood-brain barrier modulate astroglial and neuronal function?: How can the blood-brain barrier endothelium influence the brain?.

Not all songbirds calibrate their magnetic compass from twilight cues: a telemetry study (2011)
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Chernetsov, N., Kishkinev, D., Kosarev, V., & Bolshakov, C. V. (2011). Not all songbirds calibrate their magnetic compass from twilight cues: a telemetry study. Journal of Experimental Biology, 214(15), 2540-2543. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.057729

Migratory birds are able to use the sun and associated polarised light patterns, stellar cues and the geomagnetic field for orientation. No general agreement has been reached regarding the hierarchy of orientation cues. Recent data from naturally mig... Read More about Not all songbirds calibrate their magnetic compass from twilight cues: a telemetry study.

The trait and host plant ecology of aphids and their distribution and abundance in the United Kingdom (2011)
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Bell, J. R., Taylor, M. S., Shortall, C. R., Welham, S. J., & Harrington, R. (2012). The trait and host plant ecology of aphids and their distribution and abundance in the United Kingdom. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 21(4), 405-415. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1466-8238.2011.00685.x

Aim We characterized the annual populations of 170 aphid species by their log abundance, site occupancy and site continuity (i.e. the persistence of species in time) and used this information to make predictions about groups of species that displayed... Read More about The trait and host plant ecology of aphids and their distribution and abundance in the United Kingdom.

Candidate tumour suppressor Fau regulates apoptosis in human cells: An essential role for Bcl-G (2011)
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Pickard, M. R., Mourtada-Maarabouni, M., & Williams, G. T. (2011). Candidate tumour suppressor Fau regulates apoptosis in human cells: An essential role for Bcl-G. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular Basis of Disease, 1812(9), 1146-1153. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbadis.2011.04.009

FAU, which encodes a ubiquitin-like protein (termed FUBI) with ribosomal protein S30 as a carboxy-terminal extension, has recently been identified as a pro-apoptotic regulatory gene. This activity may be mediated by Bcl-G (a pro-apoptotic member of t... Read More about Candidate tumour suppressor Fau regulates apoptosis in human cells: An essential role for Bcl-G.

Mutations in protocadherin 15 and cadherin 23 affect tip links and mechanotransduction in mammalian sensory hair cells (2011)
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(2011). Mutations in protocadherin 15 and cadherin 23 affect tip links and mechanotransduction in mammalian sensory hair cells. PloS one, e19183 - ?. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0019183

Immunocytochemical studies have shown that protocadherin-15 (PCDH15) and cadherin-23 (CDH23) are associated with tip links, structures thought to gate the mechanotransducer channels of hair cells in the sensory epithelia of the inner ear. The present... Read More about Mutations in protocadherin 15 and cadherin 23 affect tip links and mechanotransduction in mammalian sensory hair cells.

Identification of novel proteins in Neospora caninum using an organelle purification and monoclonal antibody approach (2011)
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(2011). Identification of novel proteins in Neospora caninum using an organelle purification and monoclonal antibody approach. PloS one, e18383 -?. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0018383

Neospora caninum is an important veterinary pathogen that causes abortion in cattle and neuromuscular disease in dogs. Neospora has also generated substantial interest because it is an extremely close relative of the human pathogen Toxoplasma gondii,... Read More about Identification of novel proteins in Neospora caninum using an organelle purification and monoclonal antibody approach.

Eps8 regulates hair bundle length and functional maturation of mammalian auditory hair cells (2011)
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(2011). Eps8 regulates hair bundle length and functional maturation of mammalian auditory hair cells. PLoS Biology, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.1001048a

Hair cells of the mammalian cochlea are specialized for the dynamic coding of sound stimuli. The transduction of sound waves into electrical signals depends upon mechanosensitive hair bundles that project from the cell's apical surface. Each stereoci... Read More about Eps8 regulates hair bundle length and functional maturation of mammalian auditory hair cells.

A DIGE study on the effects of salbutamol on the rat muscle proteome - an exemplar of best practice for data sharing in proteomics. (2011)
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(2011). A DIGE study on the effects of salbutamol on the rat muscle proteome - an exemplar of best practice for data sharing in proteomics. BMC Research Notes, 86 -?. https://doi.org/10.1186/1756-0500-4-86

BACKGROUND: Proteomic techniques allow researchers to perform detailed analyses of cellular states and many studies are published each year, which highlight large numbers of proteins quantified in different samples. However, currently few data sets m... Read More about A DIGE study on the effects of salbutamol on the rat muscle proteome - an exemplar of best practice for data sharing in proteomics..

A critical role for non-coding RNA GAS5 in growth arrest and rapamycin inhibition in human T-lymphocytes (2011)
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Williams, G. T., Mourtada-Maarabouni, M., & Farzaneh, F. (2011). A critical role for non-coding RNA GAS5 in growth arrest and rapamycin inhibition in human T-lymphocytes. Biochemical Society Transactions, 39(2), 482–486. https://doi.org/10.1042/BST0390482

Non-coding RNA GAS5 (growth arrest-specific transcript 5) is a 5′-TOP (5′-terminal oligopyrimidine tract) RNA, whose translation, and consequently also stability, is controlled by the mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin) pathway. GAS5 was identified... Read More about A critical role for non-coding RNA GAS5 in growth arrest and rapamycin inhibition in human T-lymphocytes.

GNB2L1 (guanine nucleotide binding protein (G protein), beta polypeptide 2-like 1) (2011)
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Mourtada-Maarabouni, M. GNB2L1 (guanine nucleotide binding protein (G protein), beta polypeptide 2-like 1). Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology, https://doi.org/10.4267/2042/38501

GNB2L1 encodes a cytosolic protein with a molecular mass of approximatively 35 kDa (317 amino acids). The protein has seven internal Trp-Asp 40 (WD40 domain) repeats. The WD40 repeats of RACK1/GNB2L1 are predicted to form a seven-bladed propeller str... Read More about GNB2L1 (guanine nucleotide binding protein (G protein), beta polypeptide 2-like 1).

Site-specific integration and expression of an anti-malarial gene in transgenic Anopheles gambiae significantly reduces Plasmodium infections (2011)
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(2011). Site-specific integration and expression of an anti-malarial gene in transgenic Anopheles gambiae significantly reduces Plasmodium infections. PloS one, e14587 -?. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0014587

Diseases transmitted by mosquitoes have a devastating impact on global health and this is worsening due to difficulties with existing control measures and climate change. Genetically modified mosquitoes that are refractory to disease transmission are... Read More about Site-specific integration and expression of an anti-malarial gene in transgenic Anopheles gambiae significantly reduces Plasmodium infections.

Mosquito vectors survey in the AL-Ahsaa district of eastern Saudi Arabia (2011)
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(2011). Mosquito vectors survey in the AL-Ahsaa district of eastern Saudi Arabia. Journal of Insect Science, 176 -?. https://doi.org/10.1673/031.011.17601

The present study aimed to identify the mosquito vectors distributed throughout AL-Ahsaa district situated in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia. Mosquito larvae were collected seasonally for one year (October 2009 to September 2010) from different b... Read More about Mosquito vectors survey in the AL-Ahsaa district of eastern Saudi Arabia.