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C-terminally encoded peptide (CEP) family
Spring 2014
02 March 2014

A recently published Special Issue presents papers giving a current view of the emergent field of Peptide Signalling. Although this field is expanding there are only a small number of peptide ligands that have been identified and a biological role demonstrated. In this issue, three papers present data on the C-terminally encoded peptide (CEP) family:

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Effects of tourists giving food to endangered Iguanas
Spring 2014
02 March 2014

The paper examined the physiological consequences of tourists giving food to endangered iguanas in The Bahamas. The authors revealed that the tourists’ propensity to feed grapes to iguanas resulted in nutritional deficiencies which could influence the health and survival of the long-lived Bahamian rock iguanas.

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Bioinformatics: Feel the fear and do it anyway
Spring 2014
28 February 2014

Have you ever run a BLAST search, performed a sequence alignment, trawled gene and protein sequence databases or used tools to predict the structure of your favourite protein? Chances are you have done at least one of these things and are therefore part of the bioinformatics revolution that is changing biological research with pace.