Special Issue "New Players in Adipocyte Biology"

A special issue of Biology (ISSN 2079-7737).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Jacqueline M. Stephens

Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, USA
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Interests: adipocytes; adipose tissue; STAT5; Type II diabetes
Guest Editor
Dr. Matthew J. Brady

The University of Chicago
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Interests: adipocyte; mammary cancer, sleep, insulin sensitivity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This issue will be devoted to more recent aspects of adipocyte biology, including the impact of sleep and exercise that are now known to regulate adipose tissue function and contribute to systemic metabolic function. The title “new players” also refers to the authors of the manuscripts. We have largely selected Assistant Professors who are just establishing their own laboratories after training in nationally recognized adipocyte biology laboratories. Given the global epidemic of obesity, there is increasing interest in adipocyte biology. Hence, we think these manuscripts will be of great interest to investigators in the fields of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic diseases.

Dr. Jacqueline M. Stephens
Dr. Matthew J. Brady
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • adipocyte
  • adipose tissue
  • metabolic health
  • sleep
  • exercise
  • metabolic flexibility
  • circadian regulation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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