BioMed Research International

Contribution of Yeast and Plant Research for Improving Human Health


Publishing date
06 Jul 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
17 Feb 2012

1Centro de Estudios Fotosintéticos y Bioquímicos (CEFOBI-CONICET), Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Rosario, Argentina

2Instituto de Investigaciones Biotecnológicas (IIB-INTECH), Buenos Aires, Argentina

3Laboratory of Transcriptional Networks, Centre for Integrative Biology, University of Trento, Mattarello, Italy

4Department of Biology, Laboratory of Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal


Contribution of Yeast and Plant Research for Improving Human Health

Description

The use of nonhuman model organisms with the purpose of improving human health has increased in recent years. In many organisms, the presence of several genes homologous to human genes, whose deficiency causes different diseases, has been described. Moreover, many of these organisms are being used for the production of recombinant proteins. These proteins offer therapeutic benefits for many health disorders and have less adverse reactions than proteins isolated from other species. Finally, plants and yeasts have also been used for the biotechnological production of enzymes and other products that are used in human nutrition.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that explore different aspects on the use of yeast and plants for the study of human diseases, drug discovery, and biotechnological products development to improve human health. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Identification of uncharacterized disease genes
  • Linking target pathways to therapies
  • High throughput screening for identifying bioactive molecules
  • Functional analysis of polymorphic human genes
  • In vivo drug target validation
  • Molecular mechanisms contributing to drug resistance
  • Production of vaccines for humans
  • Plant and yeasts as bioreactors for the biosynthesis of products of biotechnological interest (pharmaceuticals and nutritional products)

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 738436
  • - Editorial

Contribution of Yeast and Plant Research for Improving Human Health

Diego F. Gomez-Casati | Marina Clemente | ... | Claudia P. Spampinato
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 206918
  • - Review Article

Overview of Plant-Made Vaccine Antigens against Malaria

Marina Clemente | Mariana G. Corigliano
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 941232
  • - Review Article

Contribution of Yeast Models to Neurodegeneration Research

Clara Pereira | Cláudia Bessa | ... | Lucília Saraiva
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 549020
  • - Review Article

Yeast and the AIDS Virus: The Odd Couple

Marie-Line Andréola | Simon Litvak
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 836196
  • - Review Article

Research on Plants for the Understanding of Diseases of Nuclear and Mitochondrial Origin

Claudia P. Spampinato | Diego F. Gomez-Casati
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 271485
  • - Research Article

Difference between Pb and Cd Accumulation in 19 Elite Maize Inbred Lines and Application Prospects

Zhiming Zhang | Feng Jin | ... | Guangtang Pan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 579089
  • - Review Article

Metabolic Engineering of Yeast and Plants for the Production of the Biologically Active Hydroxystilbene, Resveratrol

Philippe Jeandet | Bertrand Delaunois | ... | Eric Courot
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