Special Issue "Molecular Psychiatry"
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 March 2019) | Viewed by 59477
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Interests: biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology; medicine; neuroscience
Interests: epigenetics; bipolar disorder; aging; stress; DNA methylation; microRNAs; biomarkers
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Understanding the molecular underpinnings of the pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders remains a challenging task. Nevertheless, the field of molecular psychiatry has greatly benefitted from the rapid technological advancements over the last few years. Moreover, the need for translational approaches combining expertise from different fields (such as molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, chemical biology, genetics, epigenetics, psychology, psychiatry, neurology, electrophysiology, pharmacology, and bioinformatics including advanced machine learning techniques) is increasingly recognized and implemented. As a result, significant progress has been made in deciphering the genetic and epigenetic basis of psychiatric disorders at unprecedented resolution. This is complemented by mechanistic work in cellular and animal models, imaging studies, the identification of additional markers at the level of RNA and protein, as well as functional insight from animal models. A more comprehensive molecular understanding of psychiatric diseases also is a prerequisite for the rational development of new drugs and treatment strategies.
We invite researchers to submit high quality manuscripts presenting original research or expert review articles on the scientific advances in the area of molecular psychiatry. We encourage submissions addressing the role of molecular, genetic, epigenetic and biochemical mechanisms on all aspects related to pathophysiology, vulnerability and resilience, response to treatment, prognosis, pharmacology and progression of psychiatric disorders. Both human and preclinical studies will be considered.
Dr. Theo Rein
Dr. Gabriel R. Fries
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- Biological psychiatry
- Molecular biology
- Cell biology
- Animal models
- Signal transduction
- Treatment response