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Volume 12 Supplement 3

Tenth International Conference on Bioinformatics. First ISCB Asia Joint Conference 2011 (InCoB/ISCB-Asia 2011): Computational Biology


Edited by Christian Schoenbach, Sheila Nathan, Tin Wee Tan and Shoba Ranganathan

Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Network (APBioNet) Tenth International Conference on Bioinformatics. First ISCB Asia Joint Conference 2011 (InCoB/ISCB-Asia 2011). Go to conference site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia30 November - 2 December 2011

  1. In 2009 the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) started to roll out regional bioinformatics conferences in Africa, Latin America and Asia. The open and competitive bid for the first meeting ...

    Authors: Christian Schönbach, Tin Wee Tan, Janet Kelso, Burkhard Rost, Sheila Nathan and Shoba Ranganathan
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12(Suppl 3):S1
  2. Detoxification proteins are a class of proteins for degradation and/or elimination of endogenous and exogenous toxins or medicines, as well as reactive oxygen species (ROS) produced by these materials. Most of...

    Authors: Zhen Yang, Ying Yu, Lei Yao, Guangui Li, Lin Wang, Yiyao Hu, Haibin Wei, Li Wang, Riadh Hammami, Roxanne Razavi, Yang Zhong and Xufang Liang
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12(Suppl 3):S2
  3. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most common cancer worldwide. A number of molecular profiling studies have investigated the changes in gene and protein expression that are associated with various c...

    Authors: Langho Lee, Kai Wang, Gang Li, Zhi Xie, Yuli Wang, Jiangchun Xu, Shaoxian Sun, David Pocalyko, Jong Bhak, Chulhong Kim, Kee-Ho Lee, Ye Jin Jang, Young Il Yeom, Hyang-Sook Yoo and Seungwoo Hwang
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12(Suppl 3):S3
  4. Taxonomic classification of metagenomic sequences is the first step in metagenomic analysis. Existing taxonomic classification approaches are of two types, similarity-based and composition-based. Similarity-ba...

    Authors: Monzoorul Haque Mohammed, Tarini Shankar Ghosh, Rachamalla Maheedhar Reddy, Chennareddy Venkata Siva Kumar Reddy, Nitin Kumar Singh and Sharmila S Mande
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12(Suppl 3):S4
  5. Identifying a regulatory module (RM), a bi-set of co-regulated genes and co-regulating conditions (or samples), has been an important challenge in functional genomics and bioinformatics. Given a microarray gen...

    Authors: Mingoo Kim, Hyunjung Shin, Tae Su Chung, Je-Gun Joung and Ju Han Kim
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12(Suppl 3):S5
  6. CpG islands are observed in mammals and other vertebrates, generally escape DNA methylation, and tend to occur in the promoters of widely expressed genes. Another class of promoter has lower G+C and CpG conten...

    Authors: Kohji Okamura, Riu Yamashita, Noriko Takimoto, Koki Nishitsuji, Yutaka Suzuki, Takehiro G Kusakabe and Kenta Nakai
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12(Suppl 3):S7
  7. With the advent of next-generation sequencers, the growing demands to map short DNA sequences to a genome have promoted the development of fast algorithms and tools. The tools commonly used today are based on ...

    Authors: Yoichi Takenaka, Shigeto Seno and Hideo Matsuda
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12(Suppl 3):S8
  8. SNP (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism), the most common genetic variations between human beings, is believed to be a promising way towards personalized medicine. As more and more research on SNPs are being condu...

    Authors: Danny C C Poo, Shaojiang Cai and James T L Mah
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12(Suppl 3):S9
  9. The phylogenetic profile is widely used to characterize functional linkage and conservation between proteins without amino acid sequence similarity. To survey the conservative regulatory properties of rate-lim...

    Authors: Min Zhao and Hong Qu
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12(Suppl 3):S10
  10. Granzyme B is a serine protease which cleaves at unique tetrapeptide sequences. It is involved in several signaling cross-talks with caspases and functions as a pivotal mediator in a broad range of cellular pr...

    Authors: Lawrence JK Wee, Esmond PS Er, Lisa FP Ng and JC Tong
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12(Suppl 3):S11
  11. Obtaining accurate estimates of microbial diversity using rDNA profiling is the first step in most metagenomics projects. Consequently, most metagenomic projects spend considerable amounts of time, money and m...

    Authors: Monzoorul Haque Mohammed, Tarini Shankar Ghosh, Sudha Chadaram and Sharmila S Mande
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12(Suppl 3):S12
  12. Lignin, after cellulose, is the second most abundant biopolymer accounting for approximately 15-35% of the dry weight of wood. As an important component during wood formation, lignin is indispensable for plant...

    Authors: Seong Siang Ong and Ratnam Wickneswari
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12(Suppl 3):S13
  13. Metagenomic studies, accelerated by the evolution of sequencing technologies and the rapid development of genomic analysis methods, can reveal genetic diversity and biodiversity in various samples including th...

    Authors: Atsushi Ogura, Mengjie Lin, Yuya Shigenobu, Atushi Fujiwara, Kazuho Ikeo and Satoshi Nagai
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12(Suppl 3):S15
  14. Metagenomics is a rapidly growing field of research aimed at studying assemblages of uncultured organisms using various sequencing technologies, with the hope of understanding the true diversity of microbes, t...

    Authors: Suparna Mitra, Mario Stärk and Daniel H Huson
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12(Suppl 3):S17
  15. Exosomes are nanoscale membrane vesicles released by most cells. They are postulated to be involved in cell–cell communication and genetic reprogramming of their target cells. In addition to proteins and lipid...

    Authors: Arsen O Batagov, Vladimir A Kuznetsov and Igor V Kurochkin
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12(Suppl 3):S18
  16. Gene co-expression, in the form of a correlation coefficient, has been valuable in the analysis, classification and prediction of protein-protein interactions. However, it is susceptible to bias from a few sam...

    Authors: Ashwini Patil, Kenta Nakai and Kengo Kinoshita
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12(Suppl 3):S19
  17. Many viruses contain genes that originate from their hosts. Some of these acquired genes give viruses the ability to interfere with host immune responses by various mechanisms. Genes of host origin that appear...

    Authors: Akira R Kinjo, Yutaro Kumagai, Huy Dinh, Osamu Takeuchi and Daron M Standley
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12(Suppl 3):S21
  18. Lysosomal β-D-mannosidase is a glycosyl hydrolase that breaks down the glycosidic bonds at the non-reducing end of N-linked glycoproteins. Hence, it is a crucial enzyme in polysaccharide degradation pathway. M...

    Authors: Thi Huynh, Javed Mohammed Khan and Shoba Ranganathan
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12(Suppl 3):S22
  19. Cardiovascular disease is the chief cause of death in Taiwan and many countries, of which myocardial infarction (MI) is the most serious condition. Hyperlipidemia appears to be a significant cause of myocardia...

    Authors: Wei-Chung Shia, Tien-Hsiung Ku, Yu-Ming Tsao, Chien-Hsun Hsia, Yung-Ming Chang, Ching-Hui Huang, Yeh-Ching Chung, Shih-Lan Hsu, Kae-Woei Liang and Fang-Rong Hsu
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12(Suppl 3):S23
  20. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the world. The most common type of lung cancer is lung adenocarcinoma (AC). The genetic mechanisms of the early stages and lung AC progression steps are poo...

    Authors: Swee Heng Toh, Philip Prathipati, Efthimios Motakis, Chee Keong Kwoh, Surya Pavan Yenamandra and Vladimir A Kuznetsov
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12(Suppl 3):S24

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