Special Issue "Functional Genomics in Metabolic Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2020.
Interests: functional genomics; liver; NAFLD; HCC; systems biology
Constant technological advancements in omics technologies generate vast amounts of data in medicine. Functional genomics aims to integrate these data to improve our understanding of the function of genes, RNAs, proteins or metabolites in different physiological processes. Many advancements have been made in the approaches and tools used for analyses and interpretations of such data in recent years. However, understanding the interconnections between many factors and identification of cause-and-effect in the development of human diseases is still challenging. Imbalance in metabolic homeostasis can manifest in different metabolic diseases, such as fatty liver disease, cardiovascular diseases, etc. The complex interactions between different risk factors, genetic background, lifestyle, sex, and race play a role in development, progression, and treatment success. The incidence of these diseases is increasing and so is the metabolic disease-related death rate.
This Special Issue aims to provide recent novel insights in the understanding of complex interactions between risk factors and key molecular players in the development and progression of different metabolic diseases, such as non-alcoholic fatty-liver disease and cardiovascular diseases, using different functional genomics approaches. Research and review papers bringing new insight into molecular mechanisms, diagnosis, and therapeutic approaches are welcomed.Dr. Tadeja Režen
Prof. Dr. Damjana Rozman
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Functional genomics
- Metabolic syndrome
- Fatty liver disease
- Cardiovascular diseases