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Quantifying western blots: none more black

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, December 2016
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (83rd percentile)

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28 tweeters

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Title
Quantifying western blots: none more black
Published in
BMC Biology, December 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12915-016-0339-1
Pubmed ID
Authors

Graham Bell

Abstract

Western blotting is among the most common techniques used in molecular biology and a simple way of assessing the presence or absence of a protein. It is also commonly used to compare protein levels in different conditions or in different tissues. This article illustrates some of the easy ways to arrive at a false conclusion when trying to quantify protein levels from western blots.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Portugal 1 2%
Unknown 61 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 23 37%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 24%
Researcher 6 10%
Student > Master 5 8%
Professor 3 5%
Other 5 8%
Unknown 6 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 25 40%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 8%
Neuroscience 4 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 6%
Other 4 6%
Unknown 9 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 23. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 July 2020.
All research outputs
#1,107,644
of 18,286,759 outputs
Outputs from BMC Biology
#327
of 1,571 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#32,717
of 398,180 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Biology
#19
of 116 outputs
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