The Special Issue "Prenatal Exposure to Toxics and Risks in Infants", edited by Anna M. Lavezzi and Hui Chen, has been launched by Toxics (ISSN 2305-6304).
The aim of this Special Issue is to collect innovative approaches that can highlight:
- which exogenous risk factors are able to alter so seriously the intrauterine environment to cause troubles in infancy
- which diseases in the first years of life can be recognized as being of intrauterine origin as a consequence of prenatal exposure to toxics. The advantages deriving from a better understanding of the pathogenetic mechanism leading to these pathologies are certainly significant and useful for planning specific prevention strategies.
Authors are encouraged to submit original research articles aimed to widen the current knowledge on this field. Submissions of commentaries, hypotheses and opinions and are also welcome.
Manuscript Submission Information are available at Toxics
Deadline for submissions: 31 July 2018.
The contributions published in the Research Topic "New approaches to the pathogenesis of
Sudden Intrauterine Unexplained Death and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome", edited by Anna M.
Lavezzi and Conrad E. Johanson in collaboration with Frontiers in Neurology, now appear in a
special eBook available for download on Frontiers.
The articles have been subdivided in two sections: 1) Original hypotheses; 2) Guidelines.
- Pathobiological expression of the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in cerebellar cortex of sudden fetal and infant death victims.
- Detoxification genes polymorphisms in SIDS exposed to tobacco smoke.
- EBook: “New Approaches to the Pathogenesis of Sudden Intrauterine Unexplained Death and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome”.
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