Volume 6 Supplement 4

Italian Society of Bioinformatics (BITS): Annual Meeting 2005

Research articles

Edited by Rita Casadio, Alessandro Guffanti, Manuela Helmer-Citterich, Giancarlo Mauri, Luciano Milanesi, Graziano Pesole, Cecilia Saccone and Giorgio Valle

Italian Society of Bioinformatics (BITS): Annual Meeting 2005. Go to conference site.

Milan, Italy

17-19 March 2005

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  1. Introduction

    Overview of BITS2005, the Second Annual Meeting of the Italian Bioinformatics Society

    The BITS2005 Conference brought together about 200 Italian scientists working in the field of Bioinformatics, students in Biology, Computer Science and Bioinformatics on March 17–19 2005, in Milan. This Editor...

    Manuela Helmer-Citterich, Rita Casadio, Alessandro Guffanti, Giancarlo Mauri, Luciano Milanesi, Graziano Pesole, Giorgio Valle and Cecilia Saccone

    BMC Bioinformatics 2005 6(Suppl 4):S1

    Published on: 1 December 2005

  2. Research article

    Regularized Least Squares Cancer Classifiers from DNA microarray data

    The advent of the technology of DNA microarrays constitutes an epochal change in the classification and discovery of different types of cancer because the information provided by DNA microarrays allows an appr...

    Nicola Ancona, Rosalia Maglietta, Annarita D'Addabbo, Sabino Liuni and Graziano Pesole

    BMC Bioinformatics 2005 6(Suppl 4):S2

    Published on: 1 December 2005

  3. Research article

    A Hybrid Genetic-Neural System for Predicting Protein Secondary Structure

    Due to the strict relation between protein function and structure, the prediction of protein 3D-structure has become one of the most important tasks in bioinformatics and proteomics. In fact, notwithstanding t...

    Giuliano Armano, Gianmaria Mancosu, Luciano Milanesi, Alessandro Orro, Massimiliano Saba and Eloisa Vargiu

    BMC Bioinformatics 2005 6(Suppl 4):S3

    Published on: 1 December 2005

  4. Research article

    HmtDB, a Human Mitochondrial Genomic Resource Based on Variability Studies Supporting Population Genetics and Biomedical Research

    Population genetics studies based on the analysis of mtDNA and mitochondrial disease studies have produced a huge quantity of sequence data and related information. These data are at present worldwide distribu...

    Marcella Attimonelli, Matteo Accetturo, Monica Santamaria, Daniela Lascaro, Gaetano Scioscia, Graziano Pappadà, Luigi Russo, Luigi Zanchetta and Mila Tommaseo-Ponzetta

    BMC Bioinformatics 2005 6(Suppl 4):S4

    Published on: 1 December 2005

  5. Research article

    An integrated approach of immunogenomics and bioinformatics to identify new Tumor Associated Antigens (TAA) for mammary cancer immunological prevention

    Neoplastic transformation is a multistep process in which distinct gene products of specific cell regulatory pathways are involved at each stage. Identification of overexpressed genes provides an unprecedented...

    Federica Cavallo, Annalisa Astolfi, Manuela Iezzi, Francesca Cordero, Pier-Luigi Lollini, Guido Forni and Raffaele Calogero

    BMC Bioinformatics 2005 6(Suppl 4):S7

    Published on: 1 December 2005

  6. Research article

    ParPEST: a pipeline for EST data analysis based on parallel computing

    Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs) are short and error-prone DNA sequences generated from the 5' and 3' ends of randomly selected cDNA clones. They provide an important resource for comparative and functional geno...

    Nunzio D'Agostino, Mario Aversano and Maria Luisa Chiusano

    BMC Bioinformatics 2005 6(Suppl 4):S9

    Published on: 1 December 2005

  7. Research article

    Modelling the interaction of steroid receptors with endocrine disrupting chemicals

    The organic polychlorinated compounds like dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane with its metabolites and polychlorinated biphenyls are a class of highly persistent environmental contaminants. They have been recogni...

    Pasqualina D'Ursi, Erika Salvi, Paola Fossa, Luciano Milanesi and Ermanna Rovida

    BMC Bioinformatics 2005 6(Suppl 4):S10

    Published on: 1 December 2005

  8. Research article

    A quantization method based on threshold optimization for microarray short time series

    Reconstructing regulatory networks from gene expression profiles is a challenging problem of functional genomics. In microarray studies the number of samples is often very limited compared to the number of gen...

    Barbara Di Camillo, Fatima Sanchez-Cabo, Gianna Toffolo, Sreekumaran K Nair, Zlatko Trajanoski and Claudio Cobelli

    BMC Bioinformatics 2005 6(Suppl 4):S11

    Published on: 1 December 2005

  9. Research article

    A neural strategy for the inference of SH3 domain-peptide interaction specificity

    The SH3 domain family is one of the most representative and widely studied cases of so-called Peptide Recognition Modules (PRM). The polyproline II motif PxxP that generally characterizes its ligands does not ...

    Enrico Ferraro, Allegra Via, Gabriele Ausiello and Manuela Helmer-Citterich

    BMC Bioinformatics 2005 6(Suppl 4):S13

    Published on: 1 December 2005

  10. Research article

    Mining published lists of cancer related microarray experiments: Identification of a gene expression signature having a critical role in cell-cycle control

    Routine application of gene expression microarray technology is rapidly producing large amounts of data that necessitate new approaches of analysis. The analysis of a specific microarray experiment profits eno...

    Giacomo Finocchiaro, Francesco Mancuso and Heiko Muller

    BMC Bioinformatics 2005 6(Suppl 4):S14

    Published on: 1 December 2005

  11. Research article

    Browsing Isolated Population Data

    In our studies of genetically isolated populations in a remote mountain area in the center of Sardinia (Italy), we found that 80–85% of the inhabitants of each village belong to a single huge pedigree with fam...

    Gianmaria Mancosu, Massimiliano Cosso, Francesca Marras, Cesare Cappio Borlino, Giuseppe Ledda, Teresa Manias, Mauro Adamo, Donatella Serra, Paola Melis and Mario Pirastu

    BMC Bioinformatics 2005 6(Suppl 4):S17

    Published on: 1 December 2005

  12. Research article

    Inherited disorder phenotypes: controlled annotation and statistical analysis for knowledge mining from gene lists

    Analysis of inherited diseases and their associated phenotypes is of great importance to gain knowledge of underlying genetic interactions and could ultimately give clinically useful insights into disease proc...

    Marco Masseroli, Osvaldo Galati, Mauro Manzotti, Karina Gibert and Francesco Pinciroli

    BMC Bioinformatics 2005 6(Suppl 4):S18

    Published on: 1 December 2005

  13. Research article

    Systematic analysis of human kinase genes: a large number of genes and alternative splicing events result in functional and structural diversity

    Protein kinases are a well defined family of proteins, characterized by the presence of a common kinase catalytic domain and playing a significant role in many important cellular processes, such as proliferati...

    Luciano Milanesi, Mauro Petrillo, Leandra Sepe, Angelo Boccia, Nunzio D'Agostino, Myriam Passamano, Salvatore Di Nardo, Gianluca Tasco, Rita Casadio and Giovanni Paolella

    BMC Bioinformatics 2005 6(Suppl 4):S20

    Published on: 1 December 2005

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