Joel P Arrais

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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a new class of small RNAs of approximately 22 nucleotides in length that control eukaryotic gene expression by fine tuning mRNA translation. They regulate a wide variety of biological processes, namely developmental timing, cell differentiation, cell proliferation, immune response and infection. For this reason, their identification(More)
BACKGROUND Codon usage and codon-pair context are important gene primary structure features that influence mRNA decoding fidelity. In order to identify general rules that shape codon-pair context and minimize mRNA decoding error, we have carried out a large scale comparative codon-pair context analysis of 119 fully sequenced genomes. (More)
Advances in biotechnology and in high-throughput methods for gene analysis have contributed to an exponential increase in the number of scientific publications in these fields of study. While much of the data and results described in these articles are entered and annotated in the various existing biomedical databases, the scientific literature is still the(More)
Periodontal disease (PD) is characterized by a deregulated inflammatory response which fails to resolve, activating bone resorption. The identification of the proteomes associated with PD has fuelled biomarker proposals; nevertheless, many questions remain. Biomarker selection should favour molecules representing an event which occurs throughout the disease(More)
OBJECTIVES There have been several efforts to identify the protein components of saliva. Some of these studies were conducted in healthy individuals and other in individuals with different oral and systemic disorders. However, a resource compiling and reviewing all of the proteins identified in proteomic studies is still lacking. The aim of this project is(More)
The achievements coming from genome analysis depend greatly on the quality of computational and processing methods. Tools for functional mRNA profiling and for gene information integration have become essential to this task. We have developed GeneBrowser as a novel approach that combines the advantages of mRNA profiling tools, at genome-scale experiments,(More)
OBJECTIVES The molecular complexity of the human oral cavity can only be clarified through identification of components that participate within it. However current proteomic techniques produce high volumes of information that are dispersed over several online databases. Collecting all of this data and using an integrative approach capable of identifying(More)
The development of high-throughput laboratory techniques created a demand for computer-assisted result analysis tools. Many of these techniques return lists of genes whose interpretation requires finding relevant biological roles for the problem at hand. The required information is typically available in public databases, and usually, this information must(More)