The aim of the Repository for Biological Sciences Information including its’ new Cells Binding and Cells Gene resources is to provide reliable information on various areas of scientific interest in a format that can be digested easily. The information is presented in the simplest words and terms possible and that can be easily searched for within the website.
The Cells Section contains scientific information on the basic structural and functional unit of all living organisms. The term “cell” comes from the Latin word “cellula,” which means “a small room” and was coined by Hooke in a book he published in the same year (1665) of his momentous discovery. Cell count can be used as a classification for living organisms. Unicellular organisms have a single cell (most bacteria are included in this category), while multicellular organisms are made up of up to trillions of cells. After inclusion of the two new categories, this section contains ten categories including Cell Binding, Cell Gene, Cell Growth, Cell Membrane, Cell Receptor, Tissue Cells, Cell Treatment, Tumor Cells, In Vitro and In Vivo. This section currently contains over 59,000 articles. Users can receive alerts for newly published content in this section by subscribing to the Cells Section RSS feed.
The newly published category Cells Binding contains scientific information on cell binding or adhesion, which is a process that initiates “communication” between different cells. Cell adhesion is the binding of a cell to a specific surface, extracellular matrix, or another cell. The cell attaches itself to one of the aforementioned places by using cell adhesion molecules such as integrins, cadherins, and selectins. The process typically involves adhesion molecules that are first hydrolyzed by a couple of extracellular enzymes, and because of this, the cellular adhesion process is directly related to protein adsorption. The category currently contains over 3,950 articles including one on 4E-Binding protein 1 A key molecular Funnel factor in human cancer with clinical implications, 5 UTR of the neurogenic bHLH Nex1/MARH-2/NeuroD6 gene is regulated by two distinct promoters through CRE and C/EBP binding sites, and one on 7,7 -Dihydroxy bursehernin inhibits the expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase through NF-kappa B DNA binding suppression. Users can receive alerts for newly published content in this category by subscribing to the Cells Binding RSS feed.
The new Cells Gene category contains scientific information on the gene, which is the basic molecular unit of heredity of a cell. It is a term used to describe and define some stretches of deoxyribonucleic acid and ribonucleic acid (DNA and RNA, respectively), which has very specific functions in cells. The category currently contains over 150 articles including one on the address of the president of the American Society of Naturalists, concerned primarily with a review of work done in the laboratory, and presenting a working hypothesis regarding the mutability and structure of genes. Another article covers investigations on the origin during S-R variation of T antigens in Salmonella cultures and another one on membrane discontinuities and secretory granule formation in rabbit pancreatic acinar cells. Website users can receive alerts for newly published content in this category by subscribing to the Cells Gene RSS feed.
The repository groups information in the natural sciences according to interrelated sections and categories that will help readers understand the context of whatever topic is searched information on. It is composed of eleven sections which are subdivided into up to ten categories. Each unit contains a definition composed in an understandable way. Each item in these sections and categories contains up to twenty clickable tags. All content is also delivered through RSS feeds.