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Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, May 2016
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Title
Relatively speaking
Published in
BMC Biology, May 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12915-016-0265-2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Graham Bell

Abstract

Protein X is a signalling molecule that stimulates apoptosis. Treatment of cells with Protein X results in five times higher levels of cell death than those seen in untreated cells (wild type), as measured by Caspase-positive cells. Based on previous work, the authors identify Protein Y as the putative receptor for Protein X and here try to test whether this is indeed the case. They claim that in a geneY mutant, where no receptor is expressed, treatment with Protein X no longer results in increased cell death, supporting the hypothesis that Protein Y is the receptor for signalling molecule X.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 4%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Colombia 1 2%
Ireland 1 2%
Unknown 42 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 23%
Student > Master 8 17%
Researcher 8 17%
Student > Bachelor 4 9%
Lecturer 3 6%
Other 7 15%
Unknown 6 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 15 32%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 7 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 9%
Mathematics 3 6%
Arts and Humanities 2 4%
Other 10 21%
Unknown 6 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 2016.
All research outputs
#3,475,514
of 8,085,102 outputs
Outputs from BMC Biology
#634
of 873 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#107,826
of 271,236 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Biology
#18
of 29 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 8,085,102 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 55th percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 873 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 14.8. This one is in the 25th percentile – i.e., 25% of its peers scored the same or lower than it.
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