Special Issue "Lipoprotein Metabolism and Atherosclerosis"


A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Gloria Lena Vega
Center for Human Nutrition, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75390-9052, USA
Website: http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/labs/vega/
E-Mail: Gloria.Vega@utsouthwestern.edu
Phone: +1 214 648 2869
Fax: +1 214 648 4839
Interests: lipid and lipoprotein metabolism in atherosclerosis, diabetes mellitus, obesity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries is a multifactorial disease that accounts for the majority of deaths in adult men and women in the industrialized world. Key physiologic risk factors for atherosclerosis include gender, age, plasma levels of Low Density Lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL C), its precursors (VLDL and IDL), and HDL, and increased blood pressure. Susceptibility for risk is also imparted by genetic pre-disposition to the disease. The major environmental risk factors include smoking, high intake of pro-atherogenic saturated fat in diet, and a sedentary lifestyle.

This supplemental issue of Nutrients focuses on advances in "Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism as a Risk for Atherosclerosis". The scope of topics of interest extends to intracellular and extracellular aspects of lipid and lipoprotein metabolism that have been identified to date as being causally related to atherosclerosis.  Investigations conducted on the regulation of lipid and lipoproteins metabolism in the liver, intestine, adipose tissue, arterial wall, macrophages, and central nervous system are welcomed. Of equal importance is the evolving understanding of the genetic architecture of lipid and lipoprotein metabolism and the allelic variations that modulate lipid metabolism. Authors are encouraged to submit reviews or original research in lipid and lipoprotein physiology and on the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis.

Prof. Dr. Gloria Lena Vega
Guest Editor


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Last update: 23 May 2014

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