Special Issue "Zebrafish Animal Models"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2021).
Interests: zebrafish; Danio rerio; animal models for human disease; xenograft of tumor cells; toxicity
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The use of animal models has improved our understanding of many biological processes.
The importance of these models has grown in the last decade, especially those involving zebrafish (Danio rerio)—an emerging star in this group. Zebrafish were the last animal incorporated into the vertebrates, mainly due to their special characteristics. This species has a short generation time, its embryos are very robust and transparent, the number of descendants is very high, and maintenance is not expensive. Zebrafish have been extensively used in toxicological studies, drug screening, cancer research, and in the generation of animal models. Transgenesis and mutagenesis have been the most popular techniques for modeling, and with advances in genetics, the possibilities in this area have increased greatly. The use of CRISPR has created mutated lines that are being used as models for the study of rare and complex diseases. The comparison between morphants, obtained by the use of morpholines, and mutant phenotypes, generated by CRISPR, is contributing to our understanding of the function of genes related to diseases.
For this Special Issue in Genes, we invite the submission of both reviews and original research articles that use Zebrafish as a model in the study of human diseases.
Prof. Laura Sánchez
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- Danio rerio
- animal models for human diseases