Special Issue "An Update on Pharmacogenomic and Pharmacogenetic Challenges in Cardiovascular Diseases and Psychiatric Disorders"

A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923). This special issue belongs to the section "Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2023 | Viewed by 213

Special Issue Editor

Ribeirao Preto College of Nursing – University of Sao Paulo, São Paulo 14040-902, Brazil
Interests: pharmacogenetics; pharmacogenomics; genetics of complex traits; epigenetics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The first draft of the human genome was published a little more than 20 years ago. One of the main promises was to make it possible to personalize drug therapy, increasing safety and clinical efficacy in many different clinical settings. After 20 years, the costs have lowered substantially, and there are several examples of the use of pharmacogenetics in clinics, but some areas show more advances than others. While cancer therapy is very advanced, showing even new treatments developed for specific mutations in tumoral tissue, there are few examples in cardiovascular and psychiatric areas that are of clinical importance today. However, there is huge potential to uncover new pharmacogenetic targets and, in doing so, help to shed light on new drug targets and pathogenesis mechanisms that are still poorly understood. It is very interesting that cardiovascular morbidity increases the risk of psychiatric disorders and the reverse is also true. So, it is possible that common mechanisms may be involved in both diseases.

We are pleased to invite you to contribute with manuscripts in cardiovascular or psychiatric pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics research. This special Issue aims to publish a collection of articles regarding new candidate genes, genome-wide analysis and pharmacogenetic and genomic data that may help to better understand the dynamics between altered pathways and predisposition to disease and the clinical failure of drug therapies in cardiovascular and psychiatric diseases.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but not limited to) the following: genomic-wide data, candidate genes as vascular endothelial growth factor, matrix metalloproteinases, adipokines, brain derived neurotrophic factor, or pathways involved in oxidative stress, blood–brain barrier dynamics (or other membrane barriers), neuroinflammation, corticoid signaling affecting cardiovascular disease or psychiatric disorders and drug therapy.

I look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Riccardo Lacchini
Guest Editor

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  • cardiovascular disease
  • psychiatric disorders
  • pharmacogenetics
  • gene polymorphisms
  • inflammation
  • oxidative stress
  • endocrine factors

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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