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Fish Models in Toxicologic and Environmental Pathology: The Cellular and Molecular Research

Submission deadline: 30 May 2024
Special Issue Editor
  • Maurizio Manera, PhD
    Department of Biosciences, Food and Environmental Technologies, University of Teramo, Teramo, Italy
    Interests: toxicologic pathology; environmental pathology; cellular pathology; fish pathology; ultrastructural pathology; image analysis; fish model; biomarker
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As fish are the most representative vertebrates, they are widely used in biomedical research as a reliable animal model. This is particularly true in toxicologic and environmental pathology in the study of water-borne pollutants. Despite the abundance of highly specific diagnostic tools from the “omics” disciplines, morphopathology, in its broadest definition, still represents the gold standard in diagnostic pathology, a robust, reliable, and affordable way to assess animal health. Meanwhile, more sensitive biomolecular methods may fail due to excess specificity. Traditionally, pathologists rely on lesions as the visible manifestation of disrupted function at the ultrastructural, microscopic or macroscopic levels.

This Special Issue will address the updated studies on fish models in toxicologic and environmental pathology, especially in the area of cellular and molecular research. Particular emphasis will be given to understanding the underlying pathogenesis, namely, the possible mechanistic explanation, rather than the mere description of alterations. Both original articles and review papers are welcome.

We hope the Special Issue will provide the most advanced knowledge on the topic.

Dr.  Maurizio Manera

Guest Editor

ultrastructural pathology
image analysis
morphological biomarker
Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts will be thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. Please visit the Instruction for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) in this open access journal is 2500 USD. Submitted manuscripts should be well formatted in good English.

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