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Genetic and Molecular Susceptibility in Human Diseases: 2nd Edition

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: 20 July 2024 | Viewed by 867

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Dear Colleagues,

Genetic susceptibility refers to the tendency of different populations and individuals to be susceptible to polygenic diseases, such as tumors, under the influence of the external environment, and due to the presence of different genetic structures. Some environmental factors and personal living habits can affect tumor development. All environmental factors that alter cell cycle gene expression, apoptosis, and DNA damage repair are tumor-induced risk factors, including food, natural and artificial radiation, chemicals, and viruses.

This journal welcomes the publication of all findings pertaining to molecular susceptibility in human disease. Pure clinical studies are not within the scope of this Special Issue; however, clinical submissions with biomolecular experiments are welcome.

Dr. Roberto Madeddu
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  • genetic susceptibility
  • proteomics
  • gene expression
  • apoptosis

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Loss of the Y Chromosome: A Review of Molecular Mechanisms, Age Inference, and Implications for Men’s Health
by Itzae Adonai Gutiérrez-Hurtado, Astrid Desireé Sánchez-Méndez, Denisse Stephania Becerra-Loaiza, Héctor Rangel-Villalobos, Norma Torres-Carrillo, Martha Patricia Gallegos-Arreola and José Alonso Aguilar-Velázquez
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2024, 25(8), 4230; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms25084230 - 11 Apr 2024
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Until a few years ago, it was believed that the gradual mosaic loss of the Y chromosome (mLOY) was a normal age-related process. However, it is now known that mLOY is associated with a wide variety of pathologies in men, such as cardiovascular [...] Read more.
Until a few years ago, it was believed that the gradual mosaic loss of the Y chromosome (mLOY) was a normal age-related process. However, it is now known that mLOY is associated with a wide variety of pathologies in men, such as cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative disorders, and many types of cancer. Nevertheless, the mechanisms that generate mLOY in men have not been studied so far. This task is of great importance because it will allow focusing on possible methods of prophylaxis or therapy for diseases associated with mLOY. On the other hand, it would allow better understanding of mLOY as a possible marker for inferring the age of male samples in cases of human identification. Due to the above, in this work, a comprehensive review of the literature was conducted, presenting the most relevant information on the possible molecular mechanisms by which mLOY is generated, as well as its implications for men’s health and its possible use as a marker to infer age. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Genetic and Molecular Susceptibility in Human Diseases: 2nd Edition)
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