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Special Issue "Neuro-Centric Applications of Zebrafish: Models and Risk Factors"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Jeong-Soo Lee
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Guest Editor
Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Bioresource Building 2025, Gwahak-ro 125, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Korea
Interests: zebrafish; neuro-centric; neurodevelopmental; neurophysiological; neuropathological; neurodegenerative diseases

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since introduced as a genetic animal model, zebrafish has been successfully employed to understand a plethora of neurodevelopmental, neurophysiological, neuropathological processes due to its unique advantages including its transparency of the nervous system, amenable genetics, live imaging, and behavioral paradigms. Thus, zebrafish becomes an indispensable vertebrate model for human neuro-related diseases and mechanical studies, and provides a valuable in vivo platform to assess risk factors that affect neuro-function/pathology. This special issue aims to cover the most up-to-date zebrafish models to study neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) as well as neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, peripheral neuropathy). In addition, this issue will also cover the contribution of non-neural and environmental risk factors, such as microbiome, infection, metabolism, and chemicals/nanomaterials, to neuro-related physiology and pathological conditions using zebrafish.

Dr. Jeong-Soo Lee
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • zebrafish
  • neuro-centric
  • neurodevelopmental
  • neurophysiological
  • neuropathological
  • neurodegenerative diseases
  • risk factors
  • microbiome
  • infection
  • chemicals
  • nanomaterials
  • metabolism

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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