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Integrative physiology to internal stimuli

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The section aims to publish articles studying the physiological response elicited by an internal agent, action, or condition and the consequences of these stressors on all aspects of integrative physiology including neurobiological, immunological, endocrine, cardiovascular and circadian. Internal stimuli include development, ageing, stress and pathophysiological conditions. The section will also welcome neuro-immunology and integrative immunology submissions.


  1. Content type: Methodology article

    Iodine-based solutions have long been known to be effective in aiding the differentiation among soft tissues in both fundamental anatomical research and for clinical diagnoses. Recently the combination of this...

    Authors: Zhiheng Li, Julia A. Clarke, Richard A. Ketcham, Matthew W. Colbert and Fei Yan

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2015 15:5

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Neurogenic pulmonary edema (NPE) is a non-cardiogenic form of pulmonary edema that can occur consequent to central neurologic insults including stroke, traumatic brain injury, and seizure. NPE is a public heal...

    Authors: Shadi Khademi, Melinda A. Frye, Kimberly M. Jeckel, Thies Schroeder, Eric Monnet, Dave C. Irwin, Patricia A. Cole, Christopher Bell, Benjamin F. Miller and Karyn L. Hamilton

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2015 15:4

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Estrogen-related receptors (ERRs) are orphan nuclear hormone receptors expressed in metabolically active tissues and modulate numerous homeostatic processes. ERRs do not bind the ligand estrogen, but they are ...

    Authors: Mardi S Byerly, Roy D Swanson, G William Wong and Seth Blackshaw

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2013 13:10

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) is produced in various tissues to stimulate protein synthesis under different conditions. It is however, difficult to distinguish effects by locally produced IGF-1 compared...

    Authors: Britt-Marie Iresjö, Johan Svensson, Claes Ohlsson and Kent Lundholm

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2013 13:7

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The vestibular system controls the ion composition of its luminal fluid through several epithelial cell transport mechanisms under hormonal regulation. The semicircular canal duct (SCCD) epithelium has been sh...

    Authors: Satyanarayana R Pondugula, Suresh B Kampalli, Tao Wu, Robert C De Lisle, Nithya N Raveendran, Donald G Harbidge and Daniel C Marcus

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2013 13:6

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  6. Content type: Research article

    This work tests the hypothesis that bladder instillation with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) modulates sensory and motor nerve plasticity, and, consequently, bladder function and visceral sensitivity.

    Authors: Anna P Malykhina, Qi Lei, Chris S Erickson, Miles L Epstein, Marcia R Saban, Carole A Davis and Ricardo Saban

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2012 12:15

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