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Metabolomic Profiling in Prenatal Health Research

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 64

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Corewell Health William Beaumont University Hospital, Royal Oak, MI 48073, USA
Interests: obstetrics; biomarkers; metabolomics; epigenomics
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Dear Colleagues,

In the past decade, metabolomics science has become a powerful analytical tool for elucidating disease pathogenesis. Furthermore, it has led to the discovery of early and accurate biomarkers for many human diseases. These advancements have earned metabolomics science the title of the “stethoscope for the 21st century”. Pregnant women are at significant risk of morbidity and mortality, which has a significant impact on fetal health. Additionally, pregnancy disorders are characterized by enormous pathogenic complexity, which makes them ideally suited for metabolomic interrogation. The deployment of metabolomic tools to address the challenges in diagnosing common disorders such as premature cervical shortening, fetal growth restriction, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, prematurity, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, and fetal congenital anomalies is warranted.

In this Special Issue, titled “Metabolomic Profiling in Prenatal Health Research”, the International Journal of Molecular Sciences issues a call for contributions that use metabolomic approaches to probe and answer pressing questions in prenatal medicine. Reviews and perspectives as well as original research studies are welcome. We hope that this Special Issue will build on preexisting pioneering work in this consequential scientific area, and serve to heighten interest and energize both new and established researchers working in the fields of obstetrics and metabolomics.

Dr. Onur Turkoglu
Guest Editor

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  • metabolomics
  • biomarker
  • obstetrics
  • prenatal health
  • maternal health
  • fetal health
  • perinatology
  • high risk
  • pregnancy

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