OBM Genetics is an international Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. It accepts papers addressing basic and medical aspects of genetics and epigenetics and also ethical, legal and social issues. Coverage includes clinical, developmental, diagnostic, evolutionary, genomic, mitochondrial, molecular, oncological, population and reproductive aspects. It publishes a variety of article types (Original Research, Review, Communication, Opinion, Comment, Conference Report, Technical Note, Book Review, etc.). There is no restriction on the length of the papers and we encourage scientists to publish their results in as much detail as possible.

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Special Issue

Aging, Dementia and Age-related Comorbidities

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Shin Murakami, PhD, FGSA, Professor

Department of Basic Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Touro University California, USA

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Research Interests: aging; stress resistance; cognitive functions; Alzheimer’s disease; genetics; geriatrics; genetics and epigenetics of aging; role of metabolism genes in AMI (age-related memory impairment) and dementia; midlife crisis theory of aging

About this Topic

The scope of this special issue includes age-related changes, diseases and comorbidities that links to aging. Recent advancement of genetic and epigenetic studies opens a new door to the understanding of aging. Human genome project has shifted from the public project to personal genome projects that produce results readily available to the consumer. This trend of direct-to-consumer (DTC) is expected to revolutionize the whole picture of medicine. Studies of aging have been shifting from the understanding the mechanisms of single-gene mutations to that of genetic and epigenetic variations. The variations presumably result in the diversity of longevity at individual levels. The genetic and epigenetic implications must be validated that will be a significant limit for human studies. The model systems are advantageous for functional analysis. The scope of this special issue includes but not limited to the studies of model systems, readily applicable implications to each individual, such as genetic variations and risk assessments, nutritional and pharmacological implications, and age-related diseases and damage (e.g., oxidative stress and age-related glycations) and theories. I hope to collect a heritable knowledge toward the transition from young to old, which is explained by the middle-life crisis theory of aging.

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office (genetics@lidsen.com) for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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