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Volume 18 Supplement 14

Proceedings of the 14th Annual MCBIOS conference


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. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

Little Rock, AR, USA23-25 March 2017

Conference website

Edited by Jonathan D. Wren, Mikhail Dozmorov, Inimary Toby, Bindu Nanduri, Ramin Homayouni, Prashanti Manda and Shraddha Thakkar 

  1. Content type: Research

    NCBI’s Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) is a rich community resource containing millions of gene expression experiments from human, mouse, rat, and other model organisms. However, information about each experimen...

    Authors: Cory B. Giles, Chase A. Brown, Michael Ripperger, Zane Dennis, Xiavan Roopnarinesingh, Hunter Porter, Aleksandra Perz and Jonathan D. Wren

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2017 18(Suppl 14):509

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  2. Content type: Research

    Much effort has been devoted to the discovery of specific mechanisms between drugs and single targets to date. However, as biological systems maintain homeostasis at the level of functional networks robustly c...

    Authors: Zongliang Yue, Itika Arora, Eric Y. Zhang, Vincent Laufer, S. Louis Bridges and Jake Y. Chen

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2017 18(Suppl 14):532

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  3. Content type: RESEARCH

    Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are involved in diverse biological processes and play an essential role in various human diseases. The number of lncRNAs identified has increased rapidly in recent years owing to ...

    Authors: Dan Li and Mary Qu Yang

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2017 18(Suppl 14):489

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Bioinformatics 2018 19:181

  4. Content type: Research

    Endometrial cancers (ECs) are one of the most common types of malignant tumor in females. Substantial efforts had been made to identify significantly mutated genes (SMGs) in ECs and use them as biomarkers for ...

    Authors: Keqin Liu, Li He, Zhichao Liu, Junmei Xu, Yuan Liu, Qifan Kuang, Zhining Wen and Menglong Li

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2017 18(Suppl 14):472

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  5. Content type: Research

    Abruptness of pigment patterns at the periphery of a skin lesion is one of the most important dermoscopic features for detection of malignancy. In current clinical setting, abrupt cutoff of a skin lesion deter...

    Authors: Recep Erol, Mustafa Bayraktar, Sinan Kockara, Sertan Kaya and Tansel Halic

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2017 18(Suppl 14):484

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  6. Content type: Research

    Phenotypic classification is problematic because small samples are ubiquitous; and, for these, use of prior knowledge is critical. If knowledge concerning the feature-label distribution – for instance, genetic...

    Authors: Shahin Boluki, Mohammad Shahrokh Esfahani, Xiaoning Qian and Edward R Dougherty

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2017 18(Suppl 14):552

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  7. Content type: Research

    Zika virus (ZIKV) is an emerging human pathogen. Since its arrival in the Western hemisphere, from Africa via Asia, it has become a serious threat to pregnant women, causing microcephaly and other neuropathies...

    Authors: Se-Ran Jun, Trudy M. Wassenaar, Visanu Wanchai, Preecha Patumcharoenpol, Intawat Nookaew and David W. Ussery

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2017 18(Suppl 14):471

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  8. Content type: Research

    Blockage of some ion channels and in particular, the hERG (human Ether-a’-go-go-Related Gene) cardiac potassium channel delays cardiac repolarization and can induce arrhythmia. In some cases it leads to a pote...

    Authors: Mohsen Sharifi, Dan Buzatu, Stephen Harris and Jon Wilkes

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2017 18(Suppl 14):497

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  9. Content type: Research

    Small noncoding regulatory RNAs (sRNAs) are post-transcriptional regulators, regulating mRNAs, proteins, and DNA in bacteria. One class of sRNAs, trans-acting sRNAs, are the most abundant sRNAs transcribed from t...

    Authors: Ethan C. Rath, Stephanie Pitman, Kyu Hong Cho and Yongsheng Bai

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2017 18(Suppl 14):540

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  10. Content type: Research

    Multi-label classification of data remains to be a challenging problem. Because of the complexity of the data, it is sometimes difficult to infer information about classes that are not mutually exclusive. For ...

    Authors: Andrew Maxwell, Runzhi Li, Bei Yang, Heng Weng, Aihua Ou, Huixiao Hong, Zhaoxian Zhou, Ping Gong and Chaoyang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2017 18(Suppl 14):523

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  11. Content type: Database

    It is well-known that genome sequencing technologies are becoming significantly cheaper and faster. As a result of this, the exponential growth in sequencing data in public databases allows us to explore ever ...

    Authors: Visanu Wanchai, Preecha Patumcharoenpol, Intawat Nookaew and David Ussery

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2017 18(Suppl 14):483

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  12. Content type: Research

    Recent breakthroughs in molecular biology and next generation sequencing technologies have led to the expenential growh of the sequence databases. Researchrs use BLAST for processing these sequences. However t...

    Authors: Mike Mikailov, Fu-Jyh Luo, Stuart Barkley, Lohit Valleru, Stephen Whitney, Zhichao Liu, Shraddha Thakkar, Weida Tong and Nicholas Petrick

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2017 18(Suppl 14):501

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2018 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    2.511 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.970 - 5-year Impact Factor
    0.855 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    1.374 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)


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