Systems Biology and Prenatal Exposure

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Dr. Rebecca Fry
Associate Professor
UNC-Chapel Hill
Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

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Invitation to submit an original research article, opinion paper or review article for a special issue of AIMS Environmental Science:
Theme: Systems Biology and Prenatal Exposure 
The in utero period is critical for proper fetal development and perturbations of cell signaling may have long lasting consequences for health. Increasing reports suggest that environmental exposures that occur during the prenatal period can have great influence on the biological development of the fetus and potentially underlie later life health effects. In addition to apical health endpoints, various forms of biological impacts are currently measurable using various high throughput technologies. For example, measurements that assess the genomic, epigenomic, proteomic and metabolomic impacts of prenatal exposures are valuable for increasing mechanistic understanding of the health effects of the environmental exposures.

This special issue on Systems Biology and Prenatal Exposure solicits articles that examine relationship between prenatal exposure to environmental contaminants and systems wide effects. The articles should highlight specific environmental contaminants of concern to human health in humans; especially those with known exposures during pregnancy and with known health effects in newborns and children, Articles describing progress in analytical methods and data interpretation of systems biology related to human health effects are also welcome.

Paper submission
 All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed before their acceptance for publication.
The deadline for manuscript submission is 31 Oct 2014.

Instructions for authors

Kayla L. Penta, Diego Altomare, Devon L. Shirley, Jennifer F. Nyland
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Nicholas Woodward, Caleb E. Finch, Todd E. Morgan
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Hyunok Choi, Mark T. McAuley, David A. Lawrence
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Gavin W. ten Tusscher, Marike M. Leijs, Kees Olie, Adri Ilsen, Tom Vulsma, Janna G. Koppe
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