Transcriptional Regulation in Cancers and Metabolic Diseases

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Dr. Gulshan Sunavala-Dossabhoy, BDS, MDS
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA 71130
Email: gsunav@lsuhsc.edu

Dr. Michael Blank
The Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Cancer Biology Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Email: michael.blank@biu.ac.il

Manuscript Topics
Cellular gene expression programs are dependent on transcriptional and chromatin regulators. Control gene expression is essential for cell identity and function, and dysregulation of gene expression can causes diseases. Mutations that alter gene expression can contribute to malignant transformation and metabolic diseases to name a few. Binding of transcription factors and co-factors to defined DNA sequence elements can be influenced by genetic changes in regulatory sequences, and genetic and epigenetic modifications of transcription factors and co-factors. In addition, chromatin regulators and non-coding RNAs influence gene expression programs. The global effects of some of mutations have highlighted the network of physiological processes regulated by them and provided insights into disease mechanisms.

The special issue, Transcriptional Regulation in Cancers and Metabolic Diseases, focuses on dysregulation of gene expression in disease. Original manuscripts, short communications, or reviews relevant to the subject are invited.

Keywords: transcription factors, chromatin, miRNA, lncRNA, p53, Wnt/β-catenin, nuclear receptors, cancer, diabetes, obesity, epigenetics, DNA methylation, histone modifications, protein ubiquitination

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All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed before their acceptance for publication.
The deadline for manuscript submission is 29th May 2016.

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Nádia C. M. Okuyama, Fernando Cezar dos Santos, Kleber Paiva Trugilo, Karen Brajão de Oliveira
AIMS Medical Science, 2016, 3(4): 417-440. doi: 10.3934/medsci.2016.4.417
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