Special Issue "Nutritional Control of Metabolism"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 January 2014)
Prof. Dr. J. Alfredo Martínez
Department of Nutrition, Food Sciences and Physiology, University of Navarra, Pamplona 31008, Spain
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Interests: nutritional control of metabolism; the nutritional utilization of functional foods; the evaluation of nutritional status in different populations; nutrition and inflammation; and cell, animal and human .experimental. interventional and epidemiological studies in obesity
Dr. Pedro Gonzalez-Muniesa
Department of Nutrition, Food Sciences and Physiology. University of Navarra, Pamplona 31008, Spain
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Interests: UCPs (uncoupling proteins), gene therapy, ANGPTL4, endocannabinoid system, antioxidant defenses and mitochondria, stress, inflammation, obesity and adipose tissue; and specifically the relation of oxygen with inflammation and weight.
Nutrients provide substrates, energy and specific regulatory elements influencing all metabolic pathways in the organism. Cell structures and functions are strictly regulated by different mechanisms, where nutritional factors, food components as well as a number of endogenous and environmental factors have an impact. Genetically and phenotypically molecular dependent processes involving biochemical reactions, hormones and endocrine mediators, enzymes, transcription factors, etc are affected by feeding and fasting.
In this context, the aim of this issue of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences is specifically focused in providing novel concepts and updated critical views about the nutritional control of metabolism considering some of the following scopes and scientific perspectives, but not limited to:
Role of dietary carbohydrates/fibre on glucose metabolism;
Role of specific amino acids on energy homeostasis;
Omega 3 and other fatty acids and inflammation;
New roles of Vitamins in regulating metabolic disturbances;
Antioxidants and mitochondrial functions;
Vitamin D and metabolic syndrome features;
Genetic programming associated to perinatal nutrition;
Endocrine control of nutritional pathways: New hormones and adipokines;
Chrononutrition and nutrient metabolism;
Nutritional control of the oxidative status;
Nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics aspects of the nutritional control of metabolism;
Role of Hypoxia and Hyperoxia on cell metabolism.
Prof. Dr. J. Alfredo Martínez Hernández
Dr. Pedro González-Muniesa
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- oxidative status
- hypoxia and hyperoxia
- hormones and adipokines
- perinatal nutrition
- omega 3
- amino acids