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Volume 17 Supplement 1

Selected articles from the Fourteenth Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Conference (APBC 2016): Bioinformatics


Publication of this supplement has not been supported by sponsorship. Information about the source of funding for publication charges can be found in the individual articles. Articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

San Francisco, CA, USA11 - 13 January 2016


Edited by Jijun Tang, Lu Tian and Yi-Ping Phoebe Chen.

Related articles have been published in supplements to BMC Genomics and BMC Systems Biology.

  1. Numerous publicly available biomedical databases derive data by curating from literatures. The curated data can be useful as training examples for information extraction, but curated data usually lack the exac...

    Authors: Suvir Jain, Kashyap R., Tsung-Ting Kuo, Shitij Bhargava, Gordon Lin and Chun-Nan Hsu
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2016 17(Suppl 1):S1

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Bioinformatics 2016 17:84

  2. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is one of the leading causes of death globally, and research into NSCLC has been accumulating steadily over several years. Drug repositioning is the current trend in the phar...

    Authors: Chien-Hung Huang, Peter Mu-Hsin Chang, Chia-Wei Hsu, Chi-Ying F. Huang and Ka-Lok Ng
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2016 17(Suppl 1):S2
  3. Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious infectious disease in that 90 % of those latently infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis present no symptoms, but possess a 10 % lifetime chance of developing active TB. To pre...

    Authors: Shih-Wei Lee, Lawrence Shih-Hsin Wu, Guan-Mau Huang, Kai-Yao Huang, Tzong-Yi Lee and Julia Tzu-Ya Weng
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2016 17(Suppl 1):S3
  4. Understanding the mechanisms by which transcription factors (TF) are recruited to their physiological target sites is crucial for understanding gene regulation. DNA sequence intrinsic features such as predicte...

    Authors: Sunil Kumar and Philipp Bucher
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2016 17(Suppl 1):S4
  5. Thyroid carcinomas are known to harbor oncogenic driver mutations and advances in sequencing technology now allow the detection of these in fine needle aspiration biopsies (FNA). Recent work by The Cancer Geno...

    Authors: Moraima Pagan, Richard T. Kloos, Chu-Fang Lin, Kevin J. Travers, Hajime Matsuzaki, Ed Y. Tom, Su Yeon Kim, Mei G. Wong, Andrew C. Stewart, Jing Huang, P. Sean Walsh, Robert J. Monroe and Giulia C. Kennedy
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2016 17(Suppl 1):S6
  6. DNA methylation is an epigenetic modification that plays important roles on gene regulation. Study of whole-genome bisulfite sequencing and reduced representation bisulfite sequencing brings the availability o...

    Authors: Henan Wang, Chong He, Garima Kushwaha, Dong Xu and Jing Qiu
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2016 17(Suppl 1):S7
  7. Protein solvent accessibility prediction is a pivotal intermediate step towards modeling protein tertiary structures directly from one-dimensional sequences. It also plays an important part in identifying prot...

    Authors: Chao Fan, Diwei Liu, Rui Huang, Zhigang Chen and Lei Deng
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2016 17(Suppl 1):S8
  8. A living cell has a complex, hierarchically organized signaling system that encodes and assimilates diverse environmental and intracellular signals, and it further transmits signals that control cellular respo...

    Authors: Lujia Chen, Chunhui Cai, Vicky Chen and Xinghua Lu
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2016 17(Suppl 1):S9

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