- Best Paper Award 2019 :
The award was presented to Dr. Akio Kuroda, corresponding author of the article "Live-cell imaging of macrophage phagocytosis of asbestos fibers under fluorescence microscopy”.
- Genes and Environment received its first official impact factor of 1.872 in the 2019 Journal Citation Report.
- new article collection "Meeting Reports Collection" is released.
[Pick Up]Mutagenic, Genotoxic and Immunomodulatory Effects of Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine: a review to evaluate its potential to use as a prophylactic drug against COVID-19
Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and Chloroquine (CQ) are two anti-malarial drugs that are now being extensively used by healthcare workers and common people as a prophylactic drug against the Corona Virus Disease -19 (COVID-19) in several parts of the world. There are no clinical studies that have established any clinical efficacy of these drugs as a prophylactic against COVID-19. In this review, the authors elucidated the mechanism of immunomodulation by both HCQ and CQ and highlighted the mutagenic and genotoxic effects from the available literature. This article is written with the sole objective that the reader will be able to recognize the adverse effects of these drugs when consumed by healthy individuals as a prophylactic. Current evidence cumulatively demonstrates that CQ is a mutagenic and genotoxic drug and both HCQ and CQ are not effective against the COVID-19 infection either as post-exposure prophylaxis or as a curative drug. The authors concluded that healthy individuals should refrain from the use of these drugs as prophylactics until further investigation.
Read this article: Volume 41, Article number: 25 (2020)
Low-dose radiation from A-bombs elongated lifespan and reduced cancer mortality relative to un-irradiated individuals
Article collection: Meeting Reports: collection of various meeting reports published in G&E
Collection published 23 March 2020
Article collection: Genotoxicity Tests
Collection published 28 June 2019
JEMS Open Symposia 2017&2018: “Challenges of Young Scientists”
Collection published 14 February 2019
10th Anniversary Special Issue
Collection published 1 July 2016
JEMS Open Symposium 2015: “Life Style and Cancer”
Collection published: 22 January 2016
Asian Conference on Environmental Mutagens (ACEM2014)
Collection published: 1 August 2015
Aims and scope
Genes and Environment is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that aims to accelerate communications among global scientists working in the field of genes and environment. The journal publishes articles across a broad range of topics including environmental mutagenesis and carcinogenesis, health and biological sciences, environmental genomics and epigenetics, molecular epidemiology, genetic toxicology and regulatory sciences.
About the Editor
Masami Yamada studied bacterial genetics and got a PhD degree from Osaka University. Since 1990, using genetic engineering techniques, she has constructed many strains from standard tester strains for the Ames test at the National Institute of Health Sciences, Tokyo. Such strains are useful for research fields on environmental mutagens.
Strain requests come to her every year from domestic, Asia, Europe, North America, South America, and other countries. Currently, she teaches Biology and Genetic Engineering at National Defense Academy of Japan.
Acknowledgement and information
-Publication of Genes and Environment is partly supported by the Japan Society of Promotion of Science Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Results, aka KAKENHI. (Grant Number 17HP2002).
-Genes and Environment archive of papers published before 2015 are available at: https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/browse/jemsge
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