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BMC Systems Biology

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

    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 Wan

    Citation: BMC Systems Biology 2018 12:2

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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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  4. 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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    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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  8. Content type: Research Article

    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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  11. 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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  13. 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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  14. Content type: Research Article

    Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) progresses uniquely in each patient. However, patients are typically treated with the same types of chemotherapy, despite biological differences that lead to differential respo...

    Authors: Joyatee M. Sarker, Serena M. Pearce, Robert P. Nelson Jr., Tamara L. Kinzer-Ursem, David M. Umulis and Ann E. Rundell

    Citation: BMC Systems Biology 2017 11:78

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    The high-dose hook effect (also called prozone effect) refers to the observation that if a multivalent protein acts as a linker between two parts of a protein complex, then increasing the amount of linker prot...

    Authors: Ranjita Dutta Roy, Christian Rosenmund and Melanie I. Stefan

    Citation: BMC Systems Biology 2017 11:74

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  16. Content type: Research Article

    Triple-negative breast cancer lacks estrogen, progesterone, and HER2 receptors and is thus not possible to treat with targeted therapies for these receptors. Therefore, a greater understanding of triple-negati...

    Authors: Kerri-Ann Norton, Travis Wallace, Niranjan B. Pandey and Aleksander S. Popel

    Citation: BMC Systems Biology 2017 11:68

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  17. Content type: Research Article

    α2-adrenoceptors are important regulators of vascular tone and blood pressure. Regulation of cell proliferation is a less well investigated consequence of α2-adrenoceptor activation. We have previously shown that...

    Authors: Anna Huhtinen, Vesa Hongisto, Asta Laiho, Eliisa Löyttyniemi, Dirk Pijnenburg and Mika Scheinin

    Citation: BMC Systems Biology 2017 11:65

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Type 2 diabetes is one of the leading non-infectious diseases worldwide and closely relates to excess adipose tissue accumulation as seen in obesity. Specifically, hypertrophic expansion of adipose tissues is ...

    Authors: Thierry Chénard, Frédéric Guénard, Marie-Claude Vohl, André Carpentier, André Tchernof and Rafael J. Najmanovich

    Citation: BMC Systems Biology 2017 11:60

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  19. Content type: Research Article

    The leading edge of the global problem of antibiotic resistance necessitates novel therapeutic strategies. This study develops a novel systems biology driven approach for killing antibiotic resistant pathogens...

    Authors: Deepanwita Banerjee, Dharmeshkumar Parmar, Nivedita Bhattacharya, Avinash D. Ghanate, Venkateswarlu Panchagnula and Anu Raghunathan

    Citation: BMC Systems Biology 2017 11:51

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