Zebrafish as a Model for Assessing Chemical Toxicity
A special issue of Toxics (ISSN 2305-6304).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2016) | Viewed by 36178
Interests: zebrafish; developmental toxicology; systems toxicology; neurotoxicology; nanotoxicology
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The zebrafish model (Danio rerio) is now well-accepted for research in genetics, developmental biology, and drug discovery. The exponential rise in the use of the zebrafish model for biomedical related research is largely because of the experimental advantages intrinsic with this system. Advantages include a genome with high homology to the human genome, rapid external embryonic development, tractable genetics, and low overall husbandry costs. Over the past decade many additional advances in toxicology research have elevated zebrafish to a prominent in vivo vertebrate toxicological model. The development of powerful transgenic strains and diverse high data content phenotypic and neurobehavioral screening strategies offer tremendous promise to achieve the goals for toxicology for the 21st century which is to better protect human health by better predicting chemical toxicity. The use of early life stage and adult zebrafish to identify hazardous chemicals and to discover the underlying mechanism that produce adverse responses has increased the acceptance of zebrafish data. In this Special Issue we invite authors to submit manuscripts that further advance the field of toxicology using the zebrafish model. Manuscript focused on the development of new assays, endpoints, toxicity mechanisms, or instrumentation are of particular interest.
Prof. Dr. Robert Tanguay
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- chemical screening