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BMC Series Focus Issue

October: Animal Models

With World Animal Day falling on October 4th, the BMC series has decided to dedicate this month’s focus issue to animal models. Browse our titles for insight into recent research in the field, including growth regulation, lifespan variation,  nephrotoxicity,   cancer, lipid metabolism, autism, temperature-dependent development,  drug resistance, inflammatory responses,  disease resistance, sperm dynamics and antimicrobial residues in fish.

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Efficient CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing in a salmonid fish cell line using a lentivirus delivery system
Remi L. Gratacap, Tim Regan, Carola E. Dehler, Samuel A. M. Martin, Pierre Boudinot, Bertrand Collet & Ross D. Houston
BMC Biotechnology 20: 35 (2020)
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Multiple functions of the scaffold protein Discs large 5 in the control of growth, cell polarity and cell adhesion in Drosophila melanogaster
Parvathy Venugopal, Hugo Veyssière, Jean-Louis Couderc, Graziella Richard, Caroline Vachias & Vincent Mirouse
BMC Developmental Biology 20: 10 (2020)
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Stagewise resolution of temperature-dependent embryonic and postembryonic development in the cowpea seed beetle Callosobruchus maculatus (F.)
Dmitry Kutcherov
BMC Ecology 20:50(2020)
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Genetic analysis of variation in lifespan using a multiparental advanced intercross Drosophila mapping population
Chad A. Highfill, G. Adam Reeves & Stuart J. Macdonald
BMC Genetics  17:113 (2016)
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Comparative genomics and functional study of lipid metabolic genes in Caenorhabditis elegans
Yuru Zhang, Xiaoju Zou, Yihong Ding, Haizhen Wang, Xiaoyun Wu & Bin Liang
BMC Genomics  14:164 (2013)
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Efficacy of phage cocktail AB-SA01 therapy in diabetic mouse wound infections caused by multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Legesse Garedew Kifelew, Morgyn S. Warner, Sandra Morales, Lewis Vaughan, Richard Woodman, Robert Fitridge, James G. Mitchell & Peter Speck
BMC Microbiology volume 20:204 (2020)
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3D printed spermathecae as experimental models to understand sperm dynamics in leaf beetles
Yoko Matsumura, Sinje Gürke, Halvor T. Tramsen & Stanislav N. Gorb
BMC Zoology 5: 9 (2020)
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Imiquimod does not elicit inflammatory responses in the skin of the naked mole rat (Heterocephalus glaber)
Mosiany Letura Kisipan, Rodi Omondi Ojoo, Titus I. Kanui & Klas S. P. Abelson
BMC Research Notes  13: 416 (2020)
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Neonatal diet impacts liver mitochondrial bioenergetics in piglets fed formula or human milk
Eugenia Carvalho, Sean H. Adams, Elisabet Børsheim, Michael L. Blackburn, Kikumi D. Ono-Moore, Matthew Cotter, Anne K. Bowlin & Laxmi Yeruva
BMC Nutrition 6: 13 (2020)
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Animal model integration to AutDB, a genetic database for autism
Ajay Kumar, Rachna Wadhawan, Catherine Croft Swanwick, Ravi Kollu, Saumyendra N Basu & Sharmila Banerjee-Basu
BMC Medical Genomics 4: 15 (2011)
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Dehydroxymethylepoxyquinomicin, a novel nuclear factor-κB inhibitor, prevents the development of cyclosporine A nephrotoxicity in a rat model
Shinya Morita, Kazunobu Shinoda, Tadashi Yoshida, Masayuki Shimoda, Yoshihiko Kanno, Ryuichi Mizuno, Hidaka Kono, Hiroshi Asanuma, Ken Nakagawa, Kazuo Umezawa & Mototsugu Oya
BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology 21: 60 (2020)
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Sentinel lymph node mapping using ICG fluorescence and cone beam CT – a feasibility study in a rabbit model of oral cancer
Nidal Muhanna, Harley H. L. Chan, Catriona M. Douglas, Michael J. Daly, Atul Jaidka, Donovan Eu, Jonathan Bernstein, Jason L. Townson & Jonathan C. Irish
BMC Medical Imaging  20: 106 (2020)
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The design, analysis and application of mouse clinical trials in oncology drug development
Sheng Guo, Xiaoqian Jiang, Binchen Mao & Qi-Xiang Li
BMC Cancer 19: 718 (2019)
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Primary validation of Charm II tests for the detection of antimicrobial residues in a range of aquaculture fish
Aziz Kimera Mukota, Melanie Flore Kamini Gondam, Julie Judith Takadong Tsafack, James Sasanya, Wim Reybroeck, Muhammad Ntale, Steven Allan Nyanzi & Emmanuel Tebandeke
BMC Chemistry 14: 32 (2020)
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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    83 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    66 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    282 days from submission to acceptance
    22 days from acceptance to publication

    Citation Impact
    2.773 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.022 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.185 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    1.011 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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