Special Issue "Sport and Exercise Genomics and Genetics"

A special issue of Cardiogenetics (ISSN 2035-8148).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Olga Scudiero
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Guest Editor
Department of Molecular Medicine and Medical Biotechnology, University of Naples Federico II, Via S. Pansini 5, 80121 Naples, Italy
Interests: physical activity; immune system; nutrition; diabetes; cardiovascular disorders; muscle injuries; infection; laboratory medicine; vitamins; athletic performance and defensins
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Prof. Dr. Giulia Frisso
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Guest Editor
1. Department of Molecular Medicine and Medical Biotechnology, Federico II University, Napoli, Italy
2. CEINGE, Biotecnologie Avanzate, Napoli, Italy
Interests: inherited cardiomyopathies; arrhythmias; sudden death; genetics; molecular biomarkers; physical activity; exercise; sport; laboratory medicine

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

There is a great deal of interest in the field of sports, exercise science, and medicine to dissect the relationship between genetic factors and health-related fitness, athletic performance, trainability, and susceptibility to exercise-related health risks (from musculoskeletal injury to sudden cardiac death). The identification of specific genes related to sport and exercise is expected to be used for precision sports medicine, to provide tailor-made training, to select optimal sports and/or other exercise activities for each individual, and to prevent cardiovascular diseases. The considerable interindividual differences in the response of cardiorespiratory fitness and other cardiometabolic traits to a given dose of exercise are partly dependent on genetic factors. Furthermore, cardiomyopathies and channelopathies (e.g., hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, congenital long-QT syndrome) are the major causes of sudden cardiac death in young athletes.

Here, we aim to gather contributions from basic scientists and clinical researchers to examine the issue of genetic and genomic background in sport and physical activity, hence promoting a translational and integrated approach to this issue.

Prof. Dr. Olga Scudiero
Prof. Dr. Giulia Frisso
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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. Cardiogenetics is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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  • cardiomyopathies 
  • arrhythmias 
  • molecular biomarkers 
  • physical activity 
  • muscle injuries 
  • infection 
  • laboratory medicine 
  • sport 
  • athletic performance

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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