Special Issue "Urinary Metabolomic Profiling Analysis and Evaluation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 May 2022.
Improving lifestyle habits is central to preventing lifestyle-related diseases (i.e., metabolic syndrome); however, implementing behavioral changes is challenging. Voiding is the most basic human behavior for maintaining homeostasis, and it can be altered by changes in physical activity, such as body weight, blood pressure, among others. Voiding itself is also a social activity seen in urinary scent marking in male rodents. We have recently reported that voiding problems, such as nocturia, are related to metabolic syndrome and are improved in the early phase of metabolic syndrome onset or improvement. Urine pH, electrolytes (e.g., sodium), and metabolites may be surrogate markers of metabolic syndrome or the related lower urinary tract symptoms, such as overactive bladder. If we can use this urinary metabolomic profiling analysis for personalized care of individuals, we can monitor urine by home-based IoT devices (e.g., smartphone) with feedback advice. In this specific issue, voiding itself or urinary sensing materials related to metabolic syndrome or its related overactive bladder are encouraged for publication.
Prof. Dr. Minoru Miyazato
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- metabolic syndrome
- urine ph
- urine electrolytes
- urine sensing
- social communication
- behavior change