Special Issue "Newborn Screening for Disorders of Amino Acid Metabolism"
A special issue of International Journal of Neonatal Screening (ISSN 2409-515X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 304
Interests: inborn errors of metabolism; inherited metabolic disorders; biochemical genetics; newborn screening; tandem mass spectrometry; gene therapies
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Inborn metabolic disorders affecting amino acid metabolism are generally rare but are, by their nature, complex and challenging conditions. They comprise a very heterogeneous group of diseases with highly variable presentations. Clinical severity may range from occasional incidental findings in some cases to overwhelming illness, brain damage, or multiorgan involvement in others. Neonatal screening for amino acid-related diseases became feasible as a result of the pioneering work of Robert Guthrie who developed a method which was used to detect phenylketonuria (PKU) by means of a semi-quantitative microbiological bioassay. Tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) has emerged as a rapid analysis technology with high sensitivity and specificity, which can be used to test PKU and a variety of amino acid-related disorders. In the last decades we have acquired great knowledge of the most informative biomarkers and desirable cut-off points to detect these diseases with optimal analytical performance.
This Special Issue will focus on the key contemporary aspects surrounding newborn screening for amino acid-related disorders. These key issues include the various techniques and novel biomarkers available for this newborn screening, screening algorithms, second-tier testing, diagnosis, short-term and long-term follow-up, analytical performance, the cost effectiveness, challenges and controversies. We encourage the submission of original research articles, communications, and topical reviews on all these mentioned aspects related to amino acid metabolism disorders and newborn screening. Further ideas can also be considered and should be discussed with the Guest Editors.
Dr. Raquel Yahyaoui
Dr. Cristiano Rizzo
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