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Volume 20 Supplement 6

Towards computational modeling on immune system function


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Madrid, Spain3-6 December 2018

Edited by Francesco Pappalardo, Giulia Russo, Pedro Reche and Marzio Pennisi

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  1. The 2nd Computational Methods for the Immune System function Workshop has been held in Madrid in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM 2018) in Madrid, Spai...

    Authors: Francesco Pappalardo, Marzio Pennisi, Pedro A. Reche and Giulia Russo
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 6):622
  2. Tuberculosis (TB) represents a worldwide cause of mortality (it infects one third of the world’s population) affecting mostly developing countries, including India, and recently also developed ones due to the ...

    Authors: Marzio Pennisi, Giulia Russo, Giuseppe Sgroi, Angela Bonaccorso, Giuseppe Alessandro Parasiliti Palumbo, Epifanio Fichera, Dipendra Kumar Mitra, Kenneth B. Walker, Pere-Joan Cardona, Merce Amat, Marco Viceconti and Francesco Pappalardo
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 6):504
  3. In recent years, the study of immune response behaviour using bottom up approach, Agent Based Modeling (ABM), has attracted considerable efforts. The ABM approach is a very common technique in the biological d...

    Authors: Mozhgan Kabiri Chimeh, Peter Heywood, Marzio Pennisi, Francesco Pappalardo and Paul Richmond
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 6):579
  4. Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a ubiquitous herpesvirus affecting approximately 90% of the world population. HCMV causes disease in immunologically naive and immunosuppressed patients. The prevention, diagnos...

    Authors: Monica J. Quinzo, Esther M. Lafuente, Pilar Zuluaga, Darren R. Flower and Pedro A. Reche
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 6):476

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Bioinformatics 2020 21:116

  5. Neutrophils are one of the key players in the human innate immune system (HIIS). In the event of an insult where the body is exposed to inflammation triggering moieties (ITMs), neutrophils are mobilized toward...

    Authors: Alva Presbitero, Emiliano Mancini, Filippo Castiglione, Valeria V. Krzhizhanovskaya and Rick Quax
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 6):475
  6. Myocarditis is defined as the inflammation of the myocardium, i.e. the cardiac muscle. Among the reasons that lead to this disease, we may include infections caused by a virus, bacteria, protozoa, fungus, and ...

    Authors: Ruy Freitas Reis, Juliano Lara Fernandes, Thaiz Ruberti Schmal, Bernardo Martins Rocha, Rodrigo Weber dos Santos and Marcelo Lobosco
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 6):532
  7. Principal components analysis (PCA) is often used to find characteristic patterns associated with certain diseases by reducing variable numbers before a predictive model is built, particularly when some variab...

    Authors: Ping Zhang, Nicholas P. West, Pin-Yen Chen, Mike W. C. Thang, Gareth Price, Allan W. Cripps and Amanda J. Cox
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 6):413
  8. Obesity is associated with chronic activation of the immune system and an altered gut microbiome, leading to increased risk of chronic disease development. As yet, no biomarker profile has been found to distin...

    Authors: Pin-Yen Chen, Allan W. Cripps, Nicholas P. West, Amanda J. Cox and Ping Zhang
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 6):477
  9. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an immune-mediated inflammatory disease of the Central Nervous System (CNS) which damages the myelin sheath enveloping nerve cells thus causing severe physical disability in patients...

    Authors: Simone Pernice, Marzio Pennisi, Greta Romano, Alessandro Maglione, Santina Cutrupi, Francesco Pappalardo, Gianfranco Balbo, Marco Beccuti, Francesca Cordero and Raffaele A. Calogero
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 6):623

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