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The immune system protects a host from foreign pathogens. In rare cases, the immune system can attack the cells of the host organism causing autoimmune diseases. We outline a computational framework that combines bioinformatics and network analysis with an emerging...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3217v3
383 downloads
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Pattern recognition is commonly used for identifying an unknown entity from a set of known objects curated in a database, and find use in various applications such as fingerprint matching and microbial identification. Mass spectrometry is increasingly used in identifying...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.580v3
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Ecological niche modeling (ENM) is increasingly being used in studying the relationship between species distributions and environmental conditions. The development of ENM software/algorithms is heading toward open-source programming, for the advantage of efficiency...

["Biogeography","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Zoology","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3346v1
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Current research posits that all multicellular organisms live in symbioses with associated microorganisms and form so-called metaorganisms or holobionts. Cnidarian metaorganisms are of specific interest given that stony corals provide the foundation of the globally...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Virology","Biosphere Interactions"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3343v1
4,223 downloads
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The website Sci-Hub provides access to scholarly literature via full text PDF downloads. The site enables users to access articles that would otherwise be paywalled. Since its creation in 2011, Sci-Hub has grown rapidly in popularity. However, until now, the extent...

["Bioinformatics","Legal Issues","Science and Medical Education","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3100v2
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Personalized medicine is in great part enabled by the progress in data acquisition technologies for modern biology, such as next-generation sequencing (NGS). Conventional NGS processing workflows are composed by independent tools implementing shared-memory parallelism...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Distributed and Parallel Computing"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3338v1
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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNA molecules mediating the translational repression and degradation of target mRNAs in the cell. Mature miRNAs are used as a template by the RNA-induced silencing complex (RISC) to recognize the complementary mRNAs to be...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3337v1
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Computational models in biology encode molecular and cell biological processes. These models often can be represented as biochemical reaction networks. Studying such networks, one is mostly interested in systems that share similar reactions and mechanisms. Typical...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1479v3
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As the costs of high-throughput measurement technologies continue to fall, experimental approaches in biomedicine are increasingly data intensive and the advent of big data is justifiably seen as holding the promise to transform medicine. However, as data volumes...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3328v1
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The methods proposed in the literature for RNA comparison focus mainly on pseudoknot free structures. The comparison of pseudoknotted structures is still a challenge. In this work, we propose a new algebraic representation of RNA secondary structures based on relations...

["Bioinformatics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3327v1
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The volume of collected genetic data has been growing exponentially in the past few years and we need to improve the way we store, analyze and visualize it in order to be able to draw relevant conclusions that could improve the life quality of people. Extracting...

["Bioinformatics","Databases","Software Engineering","Visual Analytics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3325v1
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Transglutaminases (TGases) are a class of enzyme widely spread in nature, and observed in plants, microorganisms, vertebrates and invertebrates. This enzyme catalyzes post-translational protein modification, by acyl transfer reactions, deamidation and crosslinking...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3320v1
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Celiac disease is a chronic condition, which can be described as inflammatory and autoimmune. The well-known treatment is a lifelong gluten-free diet, but it can be not totally effective for a high percentage of the patients. The aim of this work is to approach...

["Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Computational Biology","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3315v1
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Network Diffusion has been proposed in several applications, thanks to its ability of amplifying biological signals and prioritizing genes that may be associated with a disease. Not surprising, the success of Network Diffusion on a “single layer” led to the first...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3310v1
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Nowadays, a huge amount of biomedical data of different biological entities is provided by many online databases and services, each with its own data model, user interface and query language. However, typical bioinformatics scenarios require the use of more than...

["Bioinformatics","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3309v1
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