Special Issue "Model Systems and Candidate Genes for Inherited Cardiomyopathies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 May 2024 | Viewed by 3896
Interests: zebrafish; heart disease; mitochondrial disease; endocrine disease; melanoma; neural development; pancreatic development and cancer
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Special Issue in Cells: Modeling Developmental Dynamics and Disorders in Zebrafish
Interests: cardiovascular genetics; microRNAs; cell culture; gene expression; biomarkers
Interests: cardiovascular genetics; DNA sequencing; protein modelling; bioinformatics; gene editing
Inherited cardiomyopathies are a group of heart diseases considered to be a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Over the past two decades, the genetic basis of these disorders has become increasingly clear. Currently, several genes are associated with cardiomyopathies, such as arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (AC), hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), Brugada syndrome (BrS), long QT syndrome (LQT), etc. Nevertheless, the incomplete inheritance of these diseases among families and missing genetic links in almost half of cases suggest that other genes as well as genetic modifiers could be involved. Furthermore, the specific pathological mechanisms of these disorders are still under investigation, supporting the importance of animal models, such as mouse and zebrafish, to elucidate pathological signalling pathways. In this way, this Special Issue aims to highlight new candidate genes associated with inherited cardiomyopathies and the use of animal models to discover new pathological mechanisms responsible for these diseases.
Dr. Natascia Tiso
Dr. Maria Bueno Marinas
Dr. Rudy Celeghin
Dr. Marco Cason
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- cardiovascular genetics
- animal model
- RNA expression