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Systems biology approach to investigate biological phenomena seems to be very promising because it is capable to capture one of the fundamental properties of living organisms, i.e. their inherent complexity. It allows for analysis biological entities as complex systems of interacting objects. The first and necessary step of such an analysis is building a(More)
The aim of this study was to check if serum interleukin-18 (IL-18) predicts 2-year cardiovascular mortality in patients at various stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and history of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) within the previous year. Diabetes mellitus was one of the key factors of exclusion. It was found that an increase in serum concentration of(More)
Widespread adoption of database systems in many areas of human activity witnessed in recent years led to rapid increase in the volume of data gathered by computers. Common employment of bar code readers, automated call centers, Web application interfaces, and other facilities induces an unfaltering stream of raw data loaded continuously into databases. The(More)
The functioning of both normal and pathological tissues depends on an adequate supply of oxygen through the blood vessels. A process called angiogenesis, in which new endothelial cells and smooth muscles interact with each other, forming new blood vessels either from the existing ones or from a primary vascular plexus, is particularly important and(More)
The classical sequencing by hybridization takes into account a binary information about sequence composition. A given element from an oligonucleotide library is or is not a part of the target sequence. However, the DNA chip technology has been developed and it enables to receive a partial information about multiplicity of each oligonucleotide the analyzed(More)
Sequencing by hybridization allows the reconstruction of the DNA string of a given length from smaller fragments. These fragments are obtained in the hybridization experiment in which the DNA hybridizes to a DNA chip. In a classical approach, the chip consists of all oligonucleotides of a given length, with only one type of oligonucleotide for each probe of(More)
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