Special Issue "Lipid Biomarkers of Infectious Diseases"

A special issue of Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989). This special issue belongs to the section "Lipid Metabolism".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 May 2023 | Viewed by 140

Special Issue Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Molecular diagnostics are essential tools of precision medicine which provide early, rapid, and accurate detection of infectious agents. Early detection is critical for the treatment of rapidly progressing infections such as sepsis and for containing potential epidemics. Molecular diagnostics also are useful in monitoring clinical treatments for patient stratification and identifying new therapeutic targets. This Special Issue will provide detailed information regarding lipidomics analyses of bacteria and fungi, which have demonstrated that they possess a number of unique lipids not present in humans or livestock, making them potential biomarkers for the presence and density (i.e., bacterial burden) of active bacterial populations. The roles of bacterial and fungal infections in disease pathology are complex and remain under intensive investigations as a result of their negative impacts on human longevity/quality of life and on agricultural productivity. Lipidomics is one technology platform that offers the specificity and sensitivity to monitor active bacterial and fungal infections and their sequalae. Infectious disease lipidomics represents a new facet in the development of novel molecular biomarkers and has the potential to be utilized both for individualized medicine and for the early detection and control of epidemics. Manuscripts addressing these diverse issues are encouraged for submission.

Prof. Dr. Paul Wood
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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