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Front Physiol. 2013 Jul 10;4:172. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2013.00172. eCollection 2013.

Systems approaches to computational modeling of the oral microbiome.

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Diavita Ltd. Varna, Bulgaria.


Current microbiome research has generated tremendous amounts of data providing snapshots of molecular activity in a variety of organisms, environments, and cell types. However, turning this knowledge into whole system level of understanding on pathways and processes has proven to be a challenging task. In this review we highlight the applicability of bioinformatics and visualization techniques to large collections of data in order to better understand the information that contains related diet-oral microbiome-host mucosal transcriptome interactions. In particular, we focus on systems biology of Porphyromonas gingivalis in the context of high throughput computational methods tightly integrated with translational systems medicine. Those approaches have applications for both basic research, where we can direct specific laboratory experiments in model organisms and cell cultures, and human disease, where we can validate new mechanisms and biomarkers for prevention and treatment of chronic disorders.


Porphyromonas gingivalis; biomarkers; in silico modeling; oral microbiome; probiotics; systems biology; systems medicine; vaccines

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