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Comparative physiology

This section aims to publish studies looking at the diversity of functional characteristics at the organismic, cellular or molecular levels of organization.

  1. Content type: Research article

    In preparation for migration from freshwater to marine habitats, Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) undergo smoltification, a transformation that includes the acquisition of hyposmoregulatory capacity. The growth h...

    Authors: Jason P. Breves, Chelsea K. Fujimoto, Silas K. Phipps-Costin, Ingibjörg E. Einarsdottir, Björn Thrandur Björnsson and Stephen D. McCormick

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2017 17:2

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The cell type, cell status and specific localization of Prothymosin α (PTMA) within cells seemingly determine its function. PTMA undergoes 2 types of protease proteolytic modifications that are useful in eluci...

    Authors: Caroline Mwendwa Kijogi, Christopher Khayeka-Wandabwa, Keita Sasaki, Yoshimasa Tanaka, Hiroshi Kurosu, Hayato Matsunaga and Hiroshi Ueda

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2016 16:2

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The Xenopus oocyte is a useful cell model to study Ca2+ homeostasis and cell cycle regulation, two highly interrelated processes. Here, we used antisense oligonucleotides to investigate the role in the oocyte of ...

    Authors: Barbara Serrano-Flores, Edith Garay, Francisco G Vázquez-Cuevas and Rogelio O Arellano

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2014 14:9

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  4. Content type: Research article

    KCNQx genes encode slowly activating-inactivating K+ channels, are linked to physiological signal transduction pathways, and mutations in them underlie diseases such as long QT syndrome (KCNQ 1), epilepsy in adul...

    Authors: Calvin Wu, Kanishk Sharma, Kyle Laster, Mohamed Hersi, Christina Torres, Thomas J Lukas and Ernest J Moore

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2014 14:1

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The alkaline version of the single-cell gel (comet) assay is a useful method for quantifying DNA damage. Although some studies on chronic and acute effects of exercise on DNA damage measured by the comet assay...

    Authors: Bruno Cesar Pereira, José Rodrigo Pauli, LusâniaMaria Greggi Antunes, Ellen Cristini de Freitas, Mara Ribeiro de Almeida, Vinícius de Paula Venâncio, Eduardo Rochete Ropelle, Claudio Teodoro de Souza, Dennys Esper Cintra, Marcelo Papoti and AdelinoSanchez Ramos da Silva

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2013 13:11

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Like humans, fish can be classified according to their athletic performance. Sustained exercise training of fish can improve growth and physical capacity, and recent results have documented improved disease re...

    Authors: Vicente Castro, Barbara Grisdale-Helland, Sven M Jørgensen, Jan Helgerud, Guy Claireaux, Anthony P Farrell, Aleksei Krasnov, Ståle J Helland and Harald Takle

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2013 13:1

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  7. Content type: Research article

    In Gallus gallus, eggshell formation takes place daily in the hen uterus and requires large amounts of the ionic precursors for calcium carbonate (CaCO3). Both elements (Ca2+, HCO3-) are supplied by the blood via...

    Authors: Vincent Jonchère, Aurélien Brionne, Joël Gautron and Yves Nys

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2012 12:10

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