OBM Genetics

(ISSN 2577-5790)

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 research articles, reviews, communications and technical notes, 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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Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 15.0 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2021, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period).

Current Issue: 2022  Archive: 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017

Special Issue

Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics Alterations II

Submission Deadline: February 28, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Lunawati L Bennett, MS, PhD, PharmD, FACN

Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Union University College of Pharmacy, Jackson, Tennessee, USA

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Research Interests: role of antioxidants and nutraceuticals in cancer, pharmacogenomics, treatment of rare diseases, cancer genetics, leukemia, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer, and brain cancer

About This Topic

Upcoming insight into understanding cancer genetics and epigenetic aberration of different type of cancers. Cancer is heterogeneous disease arise from defects in the structures of cells, aberration of genes, or alteration in key cellular pathways that regulate proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis of normal cells. The mutations in cancer are usually due to gain-of-function of proto-oncogenes becomes oncogenes and/or loss function of tumor suppressor genes. Epigenetic mechanism also plays critical role in altering the patterns and levels of protein expression of certain genes, chromatin modifying protein, DNA methylation and patterns of gene expression in cancer cells. Although diverse mutations and gene expression changes have been implicated in cancer pathogenesis, the defects appear to limited number of gene alterations such as RAS, EGFR, PTEN, p53, Akt, PTEN and others; however, the accumulated multiple genetics and epigenetics defects play fundamental role in cancer initiation and progression.

This issue primary aims is to understand how persons genetics, chemical carcinogenesis, environment, gut microbes, dietary factors, and epigenetic alterations play important role in cancer initiation and progression.

Keywords

genetic defects; cancer alter signaling pathways; genomic integrity, oncogene mutations; tumor suppressor; proto oncogene; epigenetic alterations; chromatin regulator; histone hyper-methylation; histone hypo-methylation

Publication

Open Access Review

Novel Insights into Epigenetic Control of Autophagy in Cancer

Received: 28 June 2022;  Published: 08 November 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2204170

Abstract

The autophagy mechanism recycles the damaged and long-standing macromolecular substrates and thus maintains cellular homeostatic and proteostatic conditions. Autophagy can be an unavoidable target in cancer therapy because its deregulation leads to cancer formation and progression. Cancer can be controlled by regulating autophagy at different [...]
Open Access Research Article

Correlation of Mutational Signatures in Cancer Genes with General Signatures

Received: 07 December 2021;  Published: 13 February 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2201147

Abstract

The occurrence of various mutation patterns, such as changes in the DNA sequence and the loss of some sequences, is called a “mutational signature,” and they represent the molecular fingerprints that exist for the type of mutation occurring in a specific gene. Our study elucidates the correlations of mutational signatures in [...]
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