Special Issue "Oxidized LDL Lipids"

A special issue of Antioxidants (ISSN 2076-3921).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Markku Ahotupa

Research Centre of Applied and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
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Interests: atherosclerosis; lipid oxidation products; lipoprotein transport; physiology of oxidative stress; physical activity; dietary effects

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Several studies during the past few decades have provided evidence of the role of oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL) in atherosclerosis and, more recently, in other pathological conditions. Only a small part of the studies on “oxidized LDL” have investigated the effects of oxidized lipids in LDL, even though lipid oxidation products are known as the ultimate species capable of activating and stimulating various atherosclerotic processes. Recent studies support the view that that the transport of lipid oxidation products by lipoproteins is lipoprotein-specific; LDL directing the movement of lipid oxidation products towards peripheral tissues. The fact that LDL may act as a carrier for food-derived toxic lipid oxidation products, in fact, means that LDL has a pro-oxidant role in the body. It is evident that, despite the potential importance, knowledge concerning the biological significance oxidized LDL lipids is still limited. With this Special Issue we wish to gather together new significant information, and hope that this would further boost the research in this field.

The Special Issue “Oxidized LDL Lipids” welcomes submissions of original research or reviews on a broad range of topics including, but not limited to, those listed below:

  • Role of oxidized LDL lipids in atherosclerosis and other pathophysiological conditions
  • Pathophysiological mechanisms related to oxidized LDL lipids
  • Chemistry of oxidized LDL lipids
  • Prevention of oxidation/elimination of oxidized lipids in LDL
  • Dietary and endogenous sources of oxidized lipids in LDL
  • LDL transport function

Prof. Dr. Markku Ahotupa
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Antioxidants is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • LDL
  • Oxidized lipids
  • Lipoproteins
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Oxidative stress
  • Antioxidative functions
  • Health effects
  • Lipoprotein transport

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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