Special Issue "Metabolomics and Chronic Obstructive Lung Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2020).
Interests: Genetic epidemiology; asthma; GWAS genetics; metabolomics, COPD
The generation of metabolomic data in large epidemiological cohorts is now a reality, enabling the use of metabolomics to study the pathogenesis of many high impact diseases. Chronic obstructive lung diseases (COLDs), such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and bronchitis, represent a group of common respiratory illnesses with a high public health impact. COLDs are complex in nature, with influences from both genetics and the environment. While genetic variants have been identified for several COLDs, to date, much remains to be understood about the ways in which these variants impact disease. Metabolomics represents an area of research that has the potential to contribute substantially to the understanding of disease etiology, and in particular providing insight into how identified genetic variants may impact disease. This Special Issue highlights the use of metabolomics in COLDs. Specific areas include, but are not limited to, using metabolomics to study the etiology of COLDs; the generation of metabolic biomarkers for COLDs; the integration of multi-omic data for COLDs, bioinformatics, statistical, network, and analytic approaches that are relevant for COLDs, study design for the metabolomics of COLDs, and tissue-specific metabolomics for respiratory disease.
Assoc. Prof. Jessica Lasky-Su, Sc.D.
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- Chronic obstructive lung disease
- Integrative omics
- Exhaled breath condensate