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Animal Models of Diabetes and Its Associated Complications 2014

Call for Papers

Diabetes is a major threat to global public health. According to the latest data from International Diabetes Federation (IDF), at least 366 million people are living with diabetes and this number is projected to be 552 million by 2030. At least 50% of people with diabetes are suffering from one or two major diabetic complications such as diabetic cardiomyopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy, retinopathy, and diabetic foot diseases. Development of an authentic model of each type of diabetes and its associated complications, which exactly mimic the human pathogenesis, is very crucial not only for a better understanding of the core causes of the diseases but also for the development and routine pharmacological screening of novel antidiabetic drugs. A number of genetic and nongenetic animal models of the different types of diabetes and their associated complications have been developed in the last three decades, but none of them are without limitations.

We invite investigators to contribute original research and review articles in the area of the development of a better and more authentic animal model of the different types of diabetes and their associated complications, which may be more suitable to understand the major causes of the disease and its complications and may be easier to induce, widely available, and cost effective, as well as being suitable for the development and routine pharmacological screening of antidiabetic drugs, functional and medicinal foods, and natural products. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Genetic or spontaneously-induced animal models of type 1 or type 2 diabetes
  • Nongenetic or experimentally-induced animal models of type 1 or type 2 diabetes
  • Animal models of gestational diabetes
  • Animal models of diabetic complications such as:
    • Diabetic cardiomyopathy
    • Diabetic retinopathy
    • Diabetic nephropathy
    • Diabetic retinopathy
    • Diabetic foot diseases

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jdr/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/jdr/amd14/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 2 May 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 25 July 2014
Publication DateFriday, 19 September 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Shahidul Islam, Department of Biochemistry, School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal (Westville Campus), Durban 4000, South Africa

Guest Editors

  • Daisuke Koya, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Kanazawa Medical University, Kahoku-gun, Ishikawa 920-0293, Japan
  • Bernard Portha, Laboratory of Developmental Physiology, University of Paris, Paris, France