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Special Issue "Bioactive Lipids in Health and Disease"
A special issue of Biomolecules (ISSN 2218-273X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2019).
Interests: bioactive lipids; endocannabinoids; inflammation; microgravity; nutraceuticals
Interests: endocannabinoids; neurodegeneration; fertility
Interests: bioactive amides of long chain fatty acids; functional lipidomics
Although the primordial concept of lipids is associated with the role they play as essential components of the cell membrane, growing research in the field of bioactive lipids and lipidomic technologies proves the prominent role of these molecules in other biological functions. Nowadays, over 100,000 bioactive lipids, including many different classes of this family (i.e., sphingolipids, fatty acids, and sterols), have been identified as signalling molecules in the regulation of complex pathways and molecular mechanisms implicated in both physiologic homeostasis and disease pathology, such as arthritis, cancer, heart disease, obesity, and neurodegenerative disorders. Therefore, a deeper comprehension of the existing link between bioactive lipids and cellular functions, from cell signaling to intercellular communication, and metabolic and gene regulation is required to likely unveil the role of these lipids as diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers of disease. Thus, we invite investigators to contribute high-quality original research and review articles focused on the role of bioactive lipids as new targets for future therapeutic intervention in different pathologies.
Prof. Natalia Battista
Dr. Monica Bari
Dr. Tiziana Bisogno
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Bioactive Lipids
- Therapeutic molecules