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  1. After our work was published, we found that some of the terms in the equations were incorrect and that there were some typographical errors in the abbreviations.

    Authors: Hirotaka Ando, Shigeru Izawa, Wataru Hori and Ippei Nakagawa

    Citation: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2009 6:29

    Content type: Erratum

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    The original article was published in Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2008 5:19

  2. In silico techniques are highly suited for both the discovery of new and development of existing vaccines. Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 (EHEC) exhibits a pattern of localized adherence to host cells...

    Authors: Jafar Amani, S Latif Mousavi, Sima Rafati and Ali H Salmanian

    Citation: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2009 6:28

    Content type: Research

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  3. Mere possibility is not an adequate basis for asserting scientific plausibility. A precisely defined universal bound is needed beyond which the assertion of plausibility, particularly in life-origin models, can b...

    Authors: David L Abel

    Citation: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2009 6:27

    Content type: Research

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  4. The physiological fact that a stable level of brain glucose is more important than that of blood glucose suggests that the ultimate goal of the glucose-insulin-glucagon (GIG) regulatory system may be homeostas...

    Authors: Lu Gaohua and Hidenori Kimura

    Citation: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2009 6:26

    Content type: Research

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  5. Phytophthora infestans is a devastating oomycete pathogen of potato production worldwide. This review explores the use of computational models for studying the molecular interactions between P. infestans and one ...

    Authors: Andrés Pinzón, Emiliano Barreto, Adriana Bernal, Luke Achenie, Andres F González Barrios, Raúl Isea and Silvia Restrepo

    Citation: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2009 6:24

    Content type: Review

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  6. The formal kinetics of the H1N1 epidemic seems to take the form of an exponential curve. There is a good correlation between this theoretical model and epidemiological data on the number of H1N1-infected peopl...

    Authors: Konstantin G Gurevich

    Citation: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2009 6:23

    Content type: Commentary

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  7. The filamentous fungus Moniliophthora perniciosa (Stahel) Aime & Phillips-Mora is a hemibiotrophic Basidiomycota that causes witches' broom disease of cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.). This disease has resulted in a se...

    Authors: Bruno S Andrade, Alex G Taranto, Aristóteles Góes-Neto and Angelo A Duarte

    Citation: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2009 6:22

    Content type: Research

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  8. The scheme of the core vestibular membranes, consisting of serially connected utricle, ampulla and semicircular canal, first appeared hundreds of millions of years ago in primitive fish and has remained largel...

    Authors: Daniel J Pender

    Citation: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2009 6:19

    Content type: Research

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  9. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex but frequently occurring endocrine abnormality. PCOS has become one of the leading causes of oligo-ovulatory infertility among premenopausal women. The definition ...

    Authors: Zeti-Azura Mohamed-Hussein and Sarahani Harun

    Citation: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2009 6:18

    Content type: Research

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  10. Cardiac tamponade is a condition whereby fluid accumulation in the pericardial sac surrounding the heart causes elevation and equilibration of pericardial and cardiac chamber pressures, reduced cardiac output,...

    Authors: Deepa Ramachandran, Chuan Luo, Tony S Ma and John W Clark Jr

    Citation: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2009 6:15

    Content type: Research

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  11. Mosquitoes are the transmissive vectors for several infectious pathogens that affect man. However, the control of mosquitoes through insecticide and pesticide spraying has proved difficult in the past. We hypo...

    Authors: Wilson Byarugaba, Henry Kajumbula and Misaki Wayengera

    Citation: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2009 6:14

    Content type: Research

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  12. Recent experiments have explored effects of activities of kinases other than the well-studied GSK3β, in wnt pathway signaling, particularly at the level of β-catenin. It has also been found that the kinase PKA...

    Authors: Ying-Chieh Sun

    Citation: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2009 6:13

    Content type: Research

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  13. Rat models are frequently used to find genomic regions that contribute to complex diseases, so called quantitative trait loci (QTLs). In general, the genomic regions found to be associated with a quantitative ...

    Authors: Lars Andersson, Greta Petersen and Fredrik Ståhl

    Citation: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2009 6:12

    Content type: Research

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  14. When grown in three-dimensional (3D) cultures, epithelial cells typically form cystic organoids that recapitulate cardinal features of in vivo epithelial structures. Characterizing essential cell actions and t...

    Authors: Sean HJ Kim, Sunwoo Park, Keith Mostov, Jayanta Debnath and C Anthony Hunt

    Citation: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2009 6:8

    Content type: Research

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  15. In vitro culture of pathogens on growth media forms a "pillar" for both infectious disease diagnosis and drug sensitivity profiling. Conventional cultures of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) on Lowenstein Jensen...

    Authors: Misaki Wayengera

    Citation: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2009 6:4

    Content type: Database

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  16. The details of interaction in a complex between potent antagonists such as long chain α-neurotoxins and α-conotoxins with nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR), and conformational changes induced by these a...

    Authors: Adak Nasiripourdori, Bijan Ranjbar and Hossein Naderi-Manesh

    Citation: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2009 6:3

    Content type: Research

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  17. The expression and activity of P-glycoproteins due to genetic or environmental factors may have a significant impact on drug disposition, drug effectiveness or drug toxicity. Hence, characterization of drug di...

    Authors: Frédérique Fenneteau, Jacques Turgeon, Lucie Couture, Véronique Michaud, Jun LI and Fahima Nekka

    Citation: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2009 6:2

    Content type: Research

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  18. Midsegment duplication (dup) of chromatid arms may be symmetric or asymmetric. It can be argued that every dup should yield a discommensured RC with (a) loss of at least one duplicated unit to the template cou...

    Authors: Mark N Jabbour

    Citation: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2009 6:1

    Content type: Research

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  19. A key physiological mechanism employed by multicellular organisms is apoptosis, or programmed cell death. Apoptosis is triggered by the activation of caspases in response to both extracellular (extrinsic) and ...

    Authors: Heather A Harrington, Kenneth L Ho, Samik Ghosh and KC Tung

    Citation: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2008 5:26

    Content type: Research

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  20. Highly selective antiretroviral (ARV) regimens such as single dose nevirapine (NVP) used for prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) in resource-limited settings produce transient increases in other...

    Authors: Tinevimbo Shiri and Alex Welte

    Citation: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2008 5:25

    Content type: Research

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  21. Based on neurochemical and genetic evidence, we suggest that both prevention and treatment of multiple addictions, such as dependence to alcohol, nicotine and glucose, should involve a biphasic approach. Thus,...

    Authors: Kenneth Blum, Amanda LihChuan Chen, Thomas JH Chen, Eric R Braverman, Jeffrey Reinking, Seth H Blum, Kimberly Cassel, Bernard W Downs, Roger L Waite, Lonna Williams, Thomas J Prihoda, Mallory M Kerner, Tomas Palomo, David E Comings, Howard Tung, Patrick Rhoades…

    Citation: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2008 5:24

    Content type: Review

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  22. The high sensitivity of hematopoietic cells, especially stem cells, to radiation and to pro-oxidative and other leukemogenic agents is related to certain of their morphological and metabolic features. It is at...

    Authors: Boris N Lyu, Sanzhar B Ismailov, Bolat Ismailov and Marina B Lyu

    Citation: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2008 5:23

    Content type: Review

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  23. End-stage renal disease (ESRD) confers a large health-care burden for the United States, and the morbidity associated with vascular access failure has stimulated research into detection of vascular access sten...

    Authors: William F Weitzel, Casey L Cotant, Zhijie Wen, Rohan Biswas, Prashant Patel, Harsha Panduranga, Yogesh B Gianchandani and Jonathan M Rubin

    Citation: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2008 5:22

    Content type: Research

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  24. Quantification of the transmission dynamics of smallpox is crucial for optimizing intervention strategies in the event of a bioterrorist attack. This article reviews basic methods and findings in mathematical ...

    Authors: Hiroshi Nishiura, Stefan O Brockmann and Martin Eichner

    Citation: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2008 5:20

    Content type: Review

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  25. There are various methods for predicting human pharmacokinetics. Among these, a whole body physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (WBPBPK) model is useful because it gives a mechanistic description. However, WB...

    Authors: Hirotaka Ando, Shigeru Izawa, Wataru Hori and Ippei Nakagawa

    Citation: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2008 5:19

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2009 6:29

  26. Herpes Simplex virus types 1 and 2 are enveloped viruses with a linear dsDNA genome of ~120–200 kb. Genital infection with HSV-2 has been denoted as a major risk factor for acquisition and transmission of HIV-...

    Authors: Misaki Wayengera, Henry Kajumbula and Wilson Byarugaba

    Citation: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2008 5:18

    Content type: Research

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  27. Insulin, the principal regulating hormone of blood glucose, is released through the bursting of the pancreatic islets. Increasing evidence indicates the importance of islet morphostructure in its function, and...

    Authors: Aparna Nittala and Xujing Wang

    Citation: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2008 5:17

    Content type: Research

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  28. There is a 3-fold redundancy in the Genetic Code; most amino acids are encoded by more than one codon. These synonymous codons are not used equally; there is a Codon Usage Bias (CUB). This article will provide...

    Authors: Jan C Biro

    Citation: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2008 5:16

    Content type: Research

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  29. Carcinogenesis is commonly described as a multistage process, in which stem cells are transformed into cancer cells via a series of mutations. In this article, we consider extensions of the multistage carcinog...

    Authors: Sandro Gsteiger and Stephan Morgenthaler

    Citation: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2008 5:13

    Content type: Research

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  30. Several fractal and non-fractal parameters have been considered for the quantitative assessment of the vascular architecture, using a variety of test specimens and of computational tools. The fractal parameter...

    Authors: Daniele Mancardi, Gianfranco Varetto, Enrico Bucci, Fabrizio Maniero and Caterina Guiot

    Citation: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2008 5:12

    Content type: Commentary

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  31. Research in the last fifty years has shown that many autistic individuals have elevated serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) levels in blood platelets. This phenomenon, known as the platelet hyperserotonemia ...

    Authors: Skirmantas Janušonis

    Citation: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2008 5:10

    Content type: Research

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  32. The comprehension of the gene regulatory code in eukaryotes is one of the major challenges of systems biology, and is a requirement for the development of novel therapeutic strategies for multifactorial diseas...

    Authors: Annick Lesne and Arndt Benecke

    Citation: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2008 5:9

    Content type: Research

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  33. Glutathione (GSH) plays an important role in anti-oxidant defense and detoxification reactions. It is primarily synthesized in the liver by the transsulfuration pathway and exported to provide precursors for i...

    Authors: Michael C Reed, Rachel L Thomas, Jovana Pavisic, S Jill James, Cornelia M Ulrich and H Frederik Nijhout

    Citation: Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2008 5:8

    Content type: Research

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