Studies in non-mammalian organisms have been essential to understanding nuclear receptor signaling in physiology and development. Genetic model systems such as zebrafish, fruit fly and C. elegans have provided novel mechanistic insights into nuclear receptor regulation of metabolism, reproduction, and organogenesis. Investigations in a variety of non-mammalian species have been essential in understanding nuclear receptor evolution and the role nuclear receptors play in mediating interactions with the environment, including responses to environmental toxicants.
In this thematic issue we are interested in original research and review articles that illustrate the importance of non-mammalian studies in enhancing our understanding of nuclear receptor signaling in human development, physiology, and disease. Additionally, we welcome submissions focused on the evolution, function, or biochemistry of nuclear receptors in any non-mammalian species. Suggested topics include but are not limited to:
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Chris R. Gissendanner, University of Louisiana Monroe, USA
William S. Baldwin, Clemson University, USA
Marcel J. M. Schaaf, Leiden University, The Netherlands