Special Issue "Biomarkers in Animal Health and Disease"

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Fernando Capela e Silva
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Department of Biology, School of Sciences and Technology and MED-Mediterranean Institute for Agriculture, Environment and Development, University of Évora, Portugal
Interests: comparative animal histology and cytology Tissues homeostasis and biomarkers of tissue function; injury and repair; Oral biology
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Prof. Rita Payan-Carreira
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Department of Veterinary Medicine, School of Sciences and Technology and MED-Mediterranean Institute for Agriculture, Environment and Development, University of Évora, Portugal
Interests: Molecular determinants in animal fertility; Embryo-maternal interactions at implantation; Veterinary theriogenology
Dr. Elsa Lamy
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MED – Mediterranean Institute for Agriculture, Environment and Development, Institute for Advanced Studies and Research (IIFA), University of Évora, Portugal
Interests: biological factors influencing food choices; Saliva proteomics; Salivary glands regulation; Food perception; Oral biology
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Prof. Asta Tvarijonaviciute
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Interdisciplinary Laboratory of University of Murcia Interlab-UMU, University of Murcia, Spain
Interests: Clinical pathology; Non-invasive samples; One Health; Obesity. Saliva

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The identification and quantification of biomarkers are important for the evaluation of animal physiological and clinical responses, supporting therapeutic decisions, the definition of treatment and management programs, and the management of the determinants of changes observed in an individuals or the general population. Biomarkers should be obtained, whenever possible, from easily accessible, preferably noninvasive, or minimally invasive body fluids such as blood plasma, urine, milk, sweat, or saliva, or other materials, namely, hair and faeces. This Special Issue aims to bring together high-quality research, highlighting the importance of the use of biomarkers in animal health and disease. The submission of new and comparative methodologies and new analysis methods is welcomed. Review articles are also welcomed. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following: the characterization, applications, and validation of biomarkers; intake biomarkers and dietary preferences; stress biomarkers; prognostic biomarkers in cancer; toxicity biomarkers; biomarkers of inflammation; fertility-associated biomarkers; and acute and chronic disease biomarkers in companion animals. Preference will be given to works related to the study of biomarkers in farm and companion animals, as well as in wild and laboratory/model animals, which address issues related to their biology.

Prof. Fernando Capela e Silva
Prof. Rita Payan-Carreira
Dr. Elsa Lamy
Prof. Asta Tvarijonaviciute
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Animals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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