Special Issue "Metabolomics and/or Biomarkers for Drug Discovery"
A special issue of Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2018)
Prof. Dr. Pollen K.F. Yeung
Metabolomics is the study of biological systems using an integrated approach, which generates unique chemical fingerprints characterizing specific cellular processes. It focuses mainly on profiling small-molecule metabolites (metabolic profiling), and differs from genomics and proteomics which characterize the profiles of genes and proteins, respectively. On the other hand, biomarkers are objectively and quantitatively measurable indicators of biological or pathogenic processes, which can include small molecular entities, as well as large molecular weight proteins and genetic material. Both metabolomics and biomarkers are increasingly used in drug discovery and development, managing disease progression and personalized medicine. This Special Issue is devoted to the application of metabolomics and/or biomarkers in drug discovery and development. Topics covered by this Special Issue will include (not exclusively): Identification of metabolites and/or biomarkers as targets for drugs and natural health products, validation of targets derived from metabolomics and/or biomarkers, metabolites and/or biomarkers as therapeutics, metabolomics and/or biomarkers for drug development, disease modeling and management, and personalized medicine.
Prof. Dr. Pollen K. Yeung
Manuscript Submission Information
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