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Volume 9 Supplement 12

Seventh International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB2008)


Edited by Shoba Ranganathan, Wen-Lian Hsu, Ueng-Cheng Yang and Tin Wee Tan

Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Network (APBioNet) Seventh International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB2008). Go to conference site.

Taipei, Taiwan20-23 October 2008

  1. The 2008 annual conference of the Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Network (APBioNet), Asia's oldest bioinformatics organisation set up in 1998, was organized as the 7th International Conference on Bioinformatics (InC...

    Authors: Shoba Ranganathan, Wen-Lian Hsu, Ueng-Cheng Yang and Tin Wee Tan
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2008 9(Suppl 12):S1
  2. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short non-coding RNA molecules participating in post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression. There have been many efforts to discover miRNA precursors (pre-miRNAs) over the years....

    Authors: Darby Tien-Hao Chang, Chih-Ching Wang and Jian-Wei Chen
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2008 9(Suppl 12):S2
  3. RNA-protein interaction plays an essential role in several biological processes, such as protein synthesis, gene expression, posttranscriptional regulation and viral infectivity. Identification of RNA-binding ...

    Authors: Cheng-Wei Cheng, Emily Chia-Yu Su, Jenn-Kang Hwang, Ting-Yi Sung and Wen-Lian Hsu
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2008 9(Suppl 12):S6
  4. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are the most commonly studied units of genetic variation. The discovery of such variation may help to identify causative gene mutations in monogenic diseases and SNPs ass...

    Authors: Chumpol Ngamphiw, Supasak Kulawonganunchai, Anunchai Assawamakin, Ekachai Jenwitheesuk and Sissades Tongsima
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2008 9(Suppl 12):S9
  5. With the flood of information generated by the new generation of sequencing technologies, more efficient bioinformatics tools are needed for in-depth impact analysis of novel genomic variations. FANS (Function...

    Authors: Chuan-Kun Liu, Yan-Hau Chen, Cheng-Yang Tang, Shu-Chuan Chang, Yi-Jung Lin, Ming-Fang Tsai, Yuan-Tsong Chen and Adam Yao
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2008 9(Suppl 12):S10
  6. The rapid growth of protein-protein interaction (PPI) data has led to the emergence of PPI network analysis. Despite advances in high-throughput techniques, the interactomes of several model organisms are stil...

    Authors: Sheng-An Lee, Cheng-hsiung Chan, Chi-Hung Tsai, Jin-Mei Lai, Feng-Sheng Wang, Cheng-Yan Kao and Chi-Ying F Huang
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2008 9(Suppl 12):S11
  7. Prediction of protein solvent accessibility, also called accessible surface area (ASA) prediction, is an important step for tertiary structure prediction directly from one-dimensional sequences. Traditionally,...

    Authors: Darby Tien-Hao Chang, Hsuan-Yu Huang, Yu-Tang Syu and Chih-Peng Wu
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2008 9(Suppl 12):S12
  8. In the study of adaptive evolution, it is important to detect the protein coding sites where natural selection is acting. In general, the ratio of the rate of non-synonymous substitutions (Ka) to the rate of s...

    Authors: Yong Seok Lee, Tae-Hyung Kim, Tae-Wook Kang, Won-Hyong Chung and Gwang-Sik Shin
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2008 9(Suppl 12):S13
  9. Entry of HIV-1 into human lymphoid requires activities of viral envelope glycoproteins gp120 and gp41, and two host-cell proteins, the primary receptor CD4 and a chemokine co-receptor. In addition, a third cel...

    Authors: Uthaman Gowthaman, Mannu Jayakanthan and Durai Sundar
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2008 9(Suppl 12):S14
  10. The import of most intraperoxisomal proteins is mediated by peroxisome targeting signals at their C-termini (PTS1) or N-terminal regions (PTS2). Both signals have been integrated in subcellular location predic...

    Authors: Yumi Mizuno, Igor V Kurochkin, Marlis Herberth, Yasushi Okazaki and Christian Schönbach
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2008 9(Suppl 12):S16
  11. A mathematical model to understand, predict, control, or even design a real biological system is a central theme in systems biology. A dynamic biological system is always modeled as a nonlinear ordinary differ...

    Authors: Wu Hsiung Wu, Feng Sheng Wang and Maw Shang Chang
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2008 9(Suppl 12):S17
  12. Studies on the relationship between disease and genetic variations such as single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are important. Genetic variations can cause disease by influencing important biological regulat...

    Authors: Jin Ok Yang, Sohyun Hwang, Jeongsu Oh, Jong Bhak and Tae-Kwon Sohn
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2008 9(Suppl 12):S19
  13. In the adaptive immune system, variable regions of immunoglobulin (IG) are encoded by random recombination of variable (V), diversity (D), and joining (J) gene segments in the germline. Partitioning the functi...

    Authors: Xiaojing Wang, Di Wu, Siyuan Zheng, Jing Sun, Lin Tao, Yixue Li and Zhiwei Cao
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2008 9(Suppl 12):S20
  14. Bioinformatics tools are commonly used for assessing potential protein allergenicity. While these methods have achieved good accuracies for highly conserved sequences, they are less effective when the overall ...

    Authors: Shen Jean Lim, Joo Chuan Tong, Fook Tim Chew and Martti T Tammi
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2008 9(Suppl 12):S21
  15. Initiation and regulation of immune responses in humans involves recognition of peptides presented by human leukocyte antigen class II (HLA-II) molecules. These peptides (HLA-II T-cell epitopes) are increasing...

    Authors: Hong Huang Lin, Guang Lan Zhang, Songsak Tongchusak, Ellis L Reinherz and Vladimir Brusic
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2008 9(Suppl 12):S22
  16. Schizophrenia is a complex disease with multiple factors contributing to its pathogenesis. In addition to environmental factors, genetic factors may also increase susceptibility. In other words, schizophrenia ...

    Authors: Pei-Chun Hsu, Ueng-Cheng Yang, Kuan-Hui Shih, Chih-Min Liu, Yu-Li Liu and Hai-Gwo Hwu
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2008 9(Suppl 12):S23
  17. On-line biodiversity information databases are growing quickly and being integrated into general bioinformatics systems due to the advances of fast gene sequencing technologies and the Internet. These can redu...

    Authors: Jeongheui Lim, Jong Bhak, Hee-Mock Oh, Chang-Bae Kim, Yong-Ha Park and Woon Kee Paek
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2008 9(Suppl 12):S24
  18. The customary medicinal plant knowledge possessed by the Australian Aboriginal people is a significant resource. Published information on it is scattered throughout the literature, in heterogeneous data format...

    Authors: Jitendra Gaikwad, Varun Khanna, Subramanyam Vemulpad, Joanne Jamie, Jim Kohen and Shoba Ranganathan
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2008 9(Suppl 12):S25

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