Special Issue "Zebrafish: The Key for Cancer Treatment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2017).
Interests: zebrafish; Danio rerio; animal models for human disease; xenograft of tumor cells; toxicity
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Zebrafish has been used since the early 1970s in Oregon as a model organism for vertebrate development and gene function. Over the past few years, zebrafish has emerged as a cancer model that complements the murine system. This model was discovered in cancer research with cancer currently being the second cause of death worldwide. It has been increasingly used in subsequent years due to the exponential growth of cancer, especially in developed countries. By virtue of its experimental swiftness, low cost maintenance and high-throughput advantages against the murine model, the zebrafish has had a high impact on research.
Covering areas ranging from biochemistry or genetics, to toxicology or xenotransplantation, zebrafish is a useful tool to discover some of the most important underlying mechanisms of cancer proliferation, migration and metastasis. Using this small fish, researchers from all over the world are able to gather information in a very efficient way to fight against this heterogeneous disease.
In this Special Issue, we would like to invite submissions of original research or review articles on any topic related to “Zebrafish: The Key for Cancer Treatment”. We thereby hope to gather knowledge to find critical steps for cancer treatment using this model organism. We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Laura Sánchez
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- model organism
- high throughput