Special Issue "The Application of Metabolomics in Clinical Practice: Challenges and Opportunities"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2021).
Interests: hypertension; infection; sepsis; neonatology; clinical nephrology
Interests: applications of metabolomics in biomedical field; Identification of disease markers
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Currently, patient care is switching from a reductionist approach to precision medicine, characterized by the collection of individual longitudinal clinical data and multi-omics profiling along with tailored therapeutic treatments. Diseases are no longer seen as the sum of structural and functional multiorgan damage and complications; rather, they should be evaluated as the full spectrum of associated phenotypic abnormalities due to multiple factors, such as genetic and epigenetic changes, the pathogenesis of the disease, the host immune response, the gut microbiota, the microenvironment, and both the beneficial and adverse effects of the therapeutic interventions. In this context, metabolomics plays a strategic role in depicting the individual molecular phenotype and discovering insights into cellular metabolic processes that are not identifiable when each component is investigated individually. The challenge of this Special Issue of Metabolites is to promote the transition of metabolomics from research to clinical settings with the contribution of timely reviews discussing current applications of metabolomics in clinical practice and research articles presenting results related with the introduction of metabolomics and new biomarkers in specific human diseases and in clinical testing; original data on metabolomics for the monitoring of drug efficacy and toxicity are within the scope of this Special Issue.
Dr. Michele Mussap
Dr. Luigi Atzori
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Metabolites is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- precision medicine
- brain–gut axis
- clinical testing