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Physiological genomics

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The section aims to publish studies looking at the relationship of genes to complex physiological functions in both human and model systems. The section encourages the submission of experimental and computational studies linking genes and pathways to physiological functions including systems biology approaches.


  1. Content type: Research article

    The multi-meric calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) is the main CaMK in skeletal muscle and its expression increases with endurance training. CaMK family members are implicated in contracti...

    Authors: Wouter Eilers, Richard T Jaspers, Arnold de Haan, Céline Ferrié, Paola Valdivieso and Martin Flück

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2014 14:7

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    Multiple cell types including trophoblasts, osteoclasts and myoblasts require somatic cell fusion events as part of their physiological functions. In Drosophila Melanogaster the paralogus type 1 transmembrane ...

    Authors: Peter Joseph Durcan, Johannes D Conradie, Mari Van deVyver and Kathryn Helen Myburgh

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2014 14:11

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Genes that decline in expression with age and are thought to coordinate growth cessation have been identified in various organs, but their expression in skeletal muscle is unknown. Therefore, our objective was...

    Authors: Jennifer C Jones, Kellie A Kroscher and Anna C Dilger

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2014 14:3

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  4. Content type: Research article

    MiRNAs are essential mediators of many biological processes. The aim of this study was to investigate the dynamics of miRNA-mRNA regulatory networks during exercise and the subsequent recovery period.

    Authors: Alexander G Tonevitsky, Diana V Maltseva, Asghar Abbasi, Timur R Samatov, Dmitry A Sakharov, Maxim U Shkurnikov, Alexey E Lebedev, Vladimir V Galatenko, Anatoly I Grigoriev and Hinnak Northoff

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2013 13:9

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The acute response to genotoxic carcinogens in rats is an important model for researching cancer initiation events. In this report we define the normal rat colonic epithelium by describing transcriptional even...

    Authors: Caroline A Kerr, Barney M Hines, Janet M Shaw, Robert Dunne, Lauren M Bragg, Julie Clarke, Trevor Lockett and Richard Head

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2013 13:2

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