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Systems physiology, pharmacology and medicine

Section edited by Christina Chan

This section covers the analysis and modeling of complex systems to better understand humans and animal biology, in particular with regard to human health and disease.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Escherichia coli is considered a leading bacterial trigger of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). E. coli isolates from IBD patients primarily belong to phylogroup B2. Previous studies have focused on broad compara...

    Authors: Xin Fang, Jonathan M. Monk, Nathan Mih, Bin Du, Anand V. Sastry, Erol Kavvas, Yara Seif, Larry Smarr and Bernhard O. Palsson

    Citation: BMC Systems Biology 2018 12:66

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  2. Content type: Review

    Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) represent one of the most important causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Innovative approaches to increase the understanding of the underpinnings of CVD promise to enhance...

    Authors: Frank Kramer, Steffen Just and Tanja Zeller

    Citation: BMC Systems Biology 2018 12:57

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    Cell death as a result of ischemic injury triggers powerful mechanisms regulated by germline-encoded Pattern Recognition Receptors (PRRs) with shared specificity that recognize invading pathogens and endogenou...

    Authors: Elena Dimitrova, Leslie A. Caromile, Reinhard Laubenbacher and Linda H. Shapiro

    Citation: BMC Systems Biology 2018 12:50

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    Progesterone plays an essential role in mammalian ovulation. Although much is known about this process, the gene networks involved in ovulation have yet to be established. When analyze the mechanisms of ovulat...

    Authors: Fang Yang, Meng Wang, Baoyun Zhang, Wei Xiang, Ke Zhang, Mingxin Chu and Pingqing Wang

    Citation: BMC Systems Biology 2018 12:36

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  5. Content type: Review Article

    Blood transfusions are an important part of modern medicine, delivering approximately 85 million blood units to patients annually. Recently, the field of transfusion medicine has started to benefit from the “o...

    Authors: James T. Yurkovich, Aarash Bordbar, Ólafur E. Sigurjónsson and Bernhard O. Palsson

    Citation: BMC Systems Biology 2018 12:31

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  6. Content type: Research article

    With the global emergence of multi-drug resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, new strategies to treat tuberculosis are urgently needed such as therapeutics targeting potential human host factors.

    Authors: Zhang Wang, Seda Arat, Michal Magid-Slav and James R. Brown

    Citation: BMC Systems Biology 2018 12:3

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    Dengue virus (DENV) is an increasing global health threat and associated with induction of both a long-lived protective immune response and immune-suppression. So far, the potency of treatment of DENV via anti...

    Authors: Mohamed Shahen, Zihu Guo, Akhtar Hussain Shar, Reham Ebaid, Qin Tao, Wenjuan Zhang, Ziyin Wu, Yaofei Bai, Yingxue Fu, Chunli Zheng, He Wang, Piar Ali Shar, Jianling Liu, Zhenzhong Wang, Wei Xiao and Yonghua Wang

    Citation: BMC Systems Biology 2018 12:2

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Systems Biology 2018 12:21

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    Osmanthus fragrans has been used as folk medicine for thousands of years. The extracts of Osmanthus fragrans flowers were reported to have various bioactivities including free radical ...

    Authors: Le Wang, Nana Tan, Jiayao Hu, Huan Wang, Dongzhu Duan, Lin Ma, Jian Xiao and Xiaoling Wang

    Citation: BMC Systems Biology 2017 11:144

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  9. Content type: Review

    Systems healthcare is a holistic approach to health premised on systems biology and medicine. The approach integrates data from molecules, cells, organs, the individual, families, communities, and the natural ...

    Authors: Massimo S. Fiandaca, Mark Mapstone, Elenora Connors, Mireille Jacobson, Edwin S. Monuki, Shaista Malik, Fabio Macciardi and Howard J. Federoff

    Citation: BMC Systems Biology 2017 11:142

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    Estrogen is a vital hormone that regulates many biological functions within the body. These include roles in the development of the secondary sexual organs in both sexes, plus uterine angiogenesis and prolifer...

    Authors: Joanna H. Sier, Alfred E. Thumser and Nick J. Plant

    Citation: BMC Systems Biology 2017 11:141

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    Polygenic diseases are usually caused by the dysfunction of multiple genes. Unravelling such disease genes is crucial to fully understand the genetic landscape of diseases on molecular level. With the advent o...

    Authors: Limei Lin, Tinghong Yang, Ling Fang, Jian Yang, Fan Yang and Jing Zhao

    Citation: BMC Systems Biology 2017 11:121

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    Particle size is a key parameter for drug-delivery nanoparticle design. It is believed that the size of a nanoparticle may have important effects on its ability to overcome the transport barriers in biological...

    Authors: Mohammad Aminul Islam, Sutapa Barua and Dipak Barua

    Citation: BMC Systems Biology 2017 11:113

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    Helicobacter Pylori (HP) is the most common risk factor for gastric cancer. Nearly half the world’s population is infected with HP, but only a small percentage of those develop significant pathology. The bacte...

    Authors: Richard Ballweg, Frederick Schozer, Kelsey Elliott, Alexander Kuhn, Logan Spotts, Eitaro Aihara and Tongli Zhang

    Citation: BMC Systems Biology 2017 11:111

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    Up to date, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) remains as the worst intracellular killer pathogen. To establish infection, inside the granuloma, Mtb reprograms its metabolism to support both growth and survival, ke...

    Authors: Víctor A. López-Agudelo, Andres Baena, Howard Ramirez-Malule, Silvia Ochoa, Luis F. Barrera and Rigoberto Ríos-Estepa

    Citation: BMC Systems Biology 2017 11:107

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    Drug resistance mediated by P-glycoprotein (P-gp) renders many cancer therapies ineffective. One P-gp substrate is the widely used chemotherapy drug paclitaxel. Co-administration of paclitaxel and another drug...

    Authors: Joe Bender, Jianwen Fang and Richard Simon

    Citation: BMC Systems Biology 2017 11:108

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  16. Content type: Research Article

    Vitiligo is a long-term skin disease characterized by the loss of pigment in the skin. The current therapeutic approaches are limited. Although the anti-vitiligo mechanisms of Vernonia anthelmintica (L.) remain a...

    Authors: Ji Ye Wang, Hong Chen, Yin Yin Wang, Xiao Qin Wang, Han Ying Chen, Mei Zhang, Yun Tang and Bo Zhang

    Citation: BMC Systems Biology 2017 11:103

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    One goal of personalized medicine is leveraging the emerging tools of data science to guide medical decision-making. Achieving this using disparate data sources is most daunting for polygenic traits. To this e...

    Authors: Cihan Oguz, Shurjo K. Sen, Adam R. Davis, Yi-Ping Fu, Christopher J. O’Donnell and Gary H. Gibbons

    Citation: BMC Systems Biology 2017 11:99

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  18. Content type: Research Article

    Cells are able to communicate and coordinate their function within tissues via secreted factors. Aberrant secretion by cancer cells can modulate this intercellular communication, in particular in highly organi...

    Authors: Niklas Hartung, Uwe Benary, Jana Wolf and Bente Kofahl

    Citation: BMC Systems Biology 2017 11:98

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2016 Journal Metrics

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    2.526 - 5-year Impact Factor
    0.735 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    1.144 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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