CALL FOR PAPERS - SPECIAL ISSUE

The Genetics of early onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and diarrheal disorders

Early onset IBD and diarrheal disorders comprise a rare group of monogenic disorders with early childhood onset. To date, nearly 100 genes have been associated with IBD-like and other gastrointestinal manifestations, leading to syndromes such as immunodeficiencies, inflammatory disorders, epithelial-barrier dysfunction defects and others. Advances in sequencing technologies and biological platforms continuously contribute to our understanding of the molecular genetics and pathophysiology underlying early onset IBD and diarrheal disorders, making significant progress in both diagnostics and therapeutics.

We are excited to announce a Special Issue of Human Genetics edited by Prof. Hagit Baris Feldman and Dr. Alina Kurolap. The issue will focus on the many aspects of The Genetics of early onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and diarrheal disorders, including:

  • The immunological aspects of early onset IBD
  • Epithelial barrier defects
  • Non-IBD diarrheal disorders, such as protein-losing enteropathies
  • Novel methods to diagnose and study early onset IBD and diarrheal disorders
  • The genetics of non-monogenic IBD
  • The role of the microbiome in early onset IBD and diarrheal disorders

Human Genetics invites contributions of original investigations and studies for this Special Issue. Authors are encouraged to contact the Guest Editors for any inquiries or to discuss their potential submissions.

Timeline:

Submission deadline: March 1, 2022
Submit to Human Genetics
Expected publication: Summer of 2022

Guest Editors:
Hagit Baris Feldman, MD; Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and Tel Aviv University
hagitbf@tlvmc.gov.il

Alina Kurolap, RN PhD; Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
alinak@tlvmc.gov.il