Special Issue "New Insights into Gut Hormones and Intestinal Diseases"

A special issue of Biomedicines (ISSN 2227-9059). This special issue belongs to the section "Cancer Biology and Therapeutics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Hannelouise Kissow
Guest Editor
University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Health Sciences, Copenhagen, Denmark

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It has been evident for some years now that the intestinotrophic hormone glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2) secreted from the entero-endocrine L cells, has therapeutic potential in treating intestinal diseases. Indeed, the GLP-2 analogue teduglutide is available for the treatment of short bowel syndrome. However, in recent years, it has been recognized that this is probably not the only hormone secreted from the gut implicated in either the pathogenesis or the adaptive and regenerating response in the intestines.

The anti-diabetic hormone glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) has been suggested both as a biomarker of intestinal damage and as a potential drug for the treatment of acute intestinal damage.

In this Special Issue, we wish to focus on all new aspects of the topic of gut hormones and intestinal diseases. Intestinal diseases in this setting include a wide range of conditions, such as short bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel diseases, cancer, inherited diseases, and intestinal toxicities from other treatments. Suggested topics could be how intestinal disease influences the secretion of gut hormones; if and how these hormones contribute to the pathophysiology, and if the manipulation of gut hormone secretion modifies disease control.

Dr. Hannelouise Kissow
Guest Editor

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  • GLP-1
  • GLP-2
  • L-cell
  • intestines
  • short bowel syndrome
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • mucositis
  • cancer

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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