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Special Issue "Nutritional and Inflammatory Biomarkers in Major Psychiatric Disorders"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Neurobiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Sung-Wan Kim
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Guest Editor
Department of Psychiatry, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea
Interests: schizophrenia; psychosis; psychopharmacology; fatty acids; cytokine; vitamin D; folic acids; nutrition

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Inflammation is a protective response against external damage or pathogens. However, changes in inflammatory cytokines and related biomarkers have been observed in patients with various psychiatric disorders including depression, dementia, schizophrenia spectrum disorder, and suicidal behavior disorder. Nutrition plays a critical role in proper functioning of the central nervous system and can influence mental health, as well as regulating inflammatory responses. Accordingly, the effects of supplementation with nutrients known to have anti-inflammatory properties, including vitamin E, folic acid, and n-3 fatty acids, on the prevention and treatment of psychiatric disorders have been investigated.

This Special Issue will provide a forum for authors to share molecular and translational research on inflammation and nutrition conducted in laboratory and psychiatric clinical settings. Contributions can be either original research papers or review articles that provide a comprehensive overview of up-to-date literature. This Special Issue will facilitate the understanding of inflammation and nutrition as biomarkers for pathophysiology and clinical outcomes of major psychiatric disorders and will discuss challenges in their translational application in the psychiatric field.

Dr. Sung-Wan Kim
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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. International Journal of Molecular Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • inflammation
  • nutrition
  • schizophrenia
  • depression
  • psychiatry
  • biomarker
  • cytokines
  • vitamin
  • fatty acids

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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