Host genetics and diet, but not immunoglobulin A expression, converge to shape compositional features of the gut microbiome in an advanced intercross population of mice
Genome Biology 2014, 15:552 (17 December 2014)
Analysis of a mouse cross reveals host genes that alter the gut microbiome in addition to dietary factors that do
Prevalence and correlates of unhealthy weight control behaviors: findings from the national longitudinal study of adolescent health
Journal of Eating Disorders 2014, 2:16 (3 June 2014)
An examination of participants in Waves I-III of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) suggested that diet pill use, but not vomiting or laxative misuse, increases over time. Purging and diet pill use were significantly associated with higher body mass index, self-perception of being overweight, low self-esteem, depression, and delinquency.
Adolescent risk factors for purging in young women: findings from the national longitudinal study of adolescent health
Journal of Eating Disorders 2014, 2:1 (3 January 2014)
Prospective studies on risk factors for developing purging behaviors are often limited by small sample sizes and insufficient follow-up periods. This study used nationally representative data collected on adolescent women over eight years to identify risk factors for vomiting and laxative misuse. Parental poverty and low self-esteem at study origin predicted purging after one year, and BMI and delinquent behaviors at study origin predicted purging after eight years.
Test-retest reliability of the eating disorder examination-questionnaire (EDE-Q) in a college sample
Journal of Eating Disorders 2013, 1:42 (20 November 2013)
While it has been shown that the Eating Disorder Examination -Questionnaire (EDE-Q) is a reliable measure of eating disorder (ED) attitudes and behavior in women, very little is known about whether it is reliable for men. We examined EDE-Q test re-test reliability over a one week period for male and female undergraduate students. Test re-test reliability for ED attitudes was acceptable for both men and women, but lower for ED behaviors, especially for men. The EDE-Q appears to be a reliable instrument for assessing ED attitudes in both male and female undergraduate students, but is less reliable for assessing ED behaviors, particularly in men.
Asymptotic structural properties of quasi-random saturated structures of RNA
Algorithms for Molecular Biology 2013, 8:24 (25 October 2013)
Association between alkaline phosphatase and hypertension in a rural Japanese population: The Nagasaki Islands study
Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013, 32:10 (27 June 2013)
Alcohol is a potential confounder in studies of ALP and blood pressure. Stratification by drinking status was used to control for confounding in the analysis of ALP and hypertension.
Towards defining the chloroviruses: a genomic journey through a genus of large DNA viruses
BMC Genomics 2013, 14:158 (8 March 2013)
Can cycle day 7 FSH concentration during controlled ovarian stimulation be used to guide FSH dosing for in vitro fertilization?
Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2013, 11:12 (22 February 2013)
The adjacent positioning of co-regulated gene pairs is widely conserved across eukaryotes
BMC Genomics 2012, 13:546 (10 October 2012)
A pilot study of allostatic load among elderly Japanese living on Hizen-Oshima Island
Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012, 31:18 (25 June 2012)
A comparative study of allowable pesticide residue levels on produce in the United States
Globalization and Health 2012, 8:2 (31 January 2012)
Correlates of abortions and condom use among high risk women attending an std clinic in st Petersburg, Russia
Reproductive Health 2011, 8:28 (12 October 2011)
TRII: A Probabilistic Scoring of Drosophila melanogaster Translation Initiation Sites
EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology 2010, 2010:814127 (18 October 2010)
Dynamic evolution of V1R putative pheromone receptors between Mus musculus and Mus spretus
BMC Genomics 2009, 10:74 (9 February 2009)
Sequence comparison of V1R pheromone receptor genes between the sympatric mouse species Mus musculus and M. spretus shows evidence of gene loss and functional changes since their divergence, possibly contributing to mating barriers between the species.
Kindlin-2 is required for myocyte elongation and is essential for myogenesis
BMC Cell Biology 2008, 9:36 (8 July 2008)
Recognition of essential purines by the U1A protein
BMC Biochemistry 2007, 8:22 (2 November 2007)
Co-regulation of a large and rapidly evolving repertoire of odorant receptor genes
BMC Neuroscience 2007, 8(Suppl 3):S2 (18 September 2007)
V1R promoters are well conserved and exhibit common putative regulatory motifs
BMC Genomics 2007, 8:253 (25 July 2007)
Analysis of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae proteome with PeptideAtlas
Genome Biology 2006, 7:R106 (13 November 2006)
S. cerevisiae PeptideAtlas, composed from 47 diverse experiments and nearly 5 million tandem mass spectra, is described.
Challenging the spliceosome machine
Genome Biology 2006, 7:R3 (17 January 2006)
Analysis of a set of almost 25,000 donor and acceptor splice sites in
Drosophila shows that information content increases near splice sites flanking very long of very short introns and exons.
Rhodobacter capsulatus porphobilinogen synthase, a high activity metal ion independent hexamer
BMC Biochemistry 2004, 5:17 (22 November 2004)
Porphobilinogen synthase from Rhodobacter capsulatus is unusual in not requiring a metal ion for activity and in forming hexamers rather than the octamers formed by its counterparts in other organisms.
Odorant receptor expressed sequence tags demonstrate olfactory expression of over 400 genes, extensive alternate splicing and unequal expression levels
Genome Biology 2003, 4:R71 (7 October 2003)
Previous computational analyses have identified approximately 1,500 mouse olfactory receptors, but experimental evidence confirming olfactory function is available for very few receptors. A mouse olfactory epithelium cDNA library was screened to obtain olfactory receptor expressed sequence tags, providing evidence of olfactory function for many additional olfactory receptors, as well as identifying gene structure and putative promoter regions.