Genetics of Metabolic Syndrome

Call for Papers: Genetics of Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome encompasses a group of traits that raise your risk factor for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. These traits include increased abdominal adiposity, increased triglycerides, decreased HDL cholesterol, increased blood pressure, and increased fasting glucose levels. Metabolic Syndrome itself and each of the components that play a role in the disease are complex traits, with both a genetic and an environmental component. This Call for Papers welcomes original and review articles that investigate any aspects of the genetics of metabolic syndrome in either animal models or human subjects or both. We welcome quantitative trait loci (QTL) and genome-wide association studies (GWAS), as well as cellular and single gene analyses related to this disease. Studies that investigate gene-gene and gene-environment interactions are also of interest.
Manuscripts should be submitted at the PG website by June 30, 2017. Articles accepted for publication will be cataloged under the Call for Papers: Genetics of Metabolic Syndrome. Please note that manuscripts accepted for publication by the end of 2016, with pre- or postdoctoral trainees as first authors, will be eligible for competing for the PG Editors’ Best Article Award to be presented at the Experimental Biology Meeting in April 2017. Please direct all enquiries regarding this Call for Papers to the Associate Editor, Dr. Leah Solberg Woods, PhD (e-mail: