Special Issue "MicroRNA in Various Disease States as Biomarkers"
A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Pathology, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2016).
Interests: oxidative stress; cardiovascular disease; obesity; microRNA; biomarker; translational research; endometriosis; ovarian cancer
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MicroRNAs, which were discovered just a decade ago, have now revolutionized the biomedical field. Better understandings of their biogenesis, regulation, and function have evolved over time. The changes in microRNA profiles in diseased states have made microRNAs good diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers. Furthermore, the identifications of the targets of miRNAs have made microRNAs potential targets for therapies. The advent of premirs and antagomirs has helped us further understand the role of microRNAs in disease conditions. In addition, the discovery of circulating microRNAs and their tissue specificity has added to the value of microRNAs a biomarkers. With these exciting developments, this Special Issue focuses on “MicroRNAs in Various Disease States as Biomarkers”.
We invite investigators to submit both original research and review articles that explore the role of miRNAs in disease states and biomarkers. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
1. MicroRNAs as biomarkers: new tools and targets
2. Updates on microRNA regulation and editing
3. MicroRNAs as cancer biomarkers and drug resistance
4. Circulating microRNAs for type 2 diabetes
5. MicroRNA targets in cardiovascular disease
6. MicroRNAs in neurodegenerative diseases
7. MicroRNAs that are altered with aging
8. Mitochondrial associated microRNAs
Prof. Dr. Nalini Santanam
Dr. William Chi-shing Cho
Manuscript Submission Information
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- microRNA biogenesis
- microRNA editing
- premiR (precursor miRNA)
- cardiovascular microRNAs
- circulating microRNAs
- mitomiRs (mitochondrial microRNAs)
- cancer microRNAs
- diabetic microRNAs