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Special Issue "Zebrafish Screening 2021"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Medicinal Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2021) | Viewed by 569

Special Issue Editor

Department of Integrative Pharmacology, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine, Tsu, Mie, Japan
Interests: zebrafish; pharmacology; obesity; cancer; natural product; chemical screening
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Zebrafish is a well-established animal model used to adequately mimic various human pathophysiologies, including those involved in cancer (oncogenesis, tumorigenesis, neovascularization, and metastasis), metabolic diseases, congenital disorders, aging, and those related to the diseases of the cardiovascular system, central and peripheral nervous systems, blood cells (hematopoiesis and immune system), gastrointestinal system, and musculoskeletal systems. Phenotype-based assay using zebrafish, so-called “zebrafish screening”, has emerged as a powerful tool in drug discovery as it aids in the identification of potential therapeutic molecules and their underlying mechanisms and can be combined with several in vivo high-throughput technologies. This Special Issue provides a forum to discuss zebrafish screening from broader perspectives, ranging from the creation of human disease models, technologies harnessing zebrafish as a model organism, and their application in future therapeutics. Review articles by experts in this field are particularly welcome.

Dr. Yasuhito Shimada
Guest Editor

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  • Zebrafish testing 
  • Microbiome 
  • Transcriptome 
  • Xenograft/transgenic/mutant 
  • Bioinformatics 
  • Drug discovery 
  • Translational medicine 
  • Toxicology

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