Special Issue "MAPKs in Skin Health and Disease"

A special issue of Biomolecules (ISSN 2218-273X). This special issue belongs to the section "Biochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Sang-Han Lee
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Guest Editor
School of Food Science & Biotechnology, Food & Bio-Industry Research Institute, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea
Interests: biochemical assays; assay development; signaling of polyphenolic nutrients; skin aging and melanogenesis, atopic and asthmatic inflammation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) are major signaling transduction proteins in human skin, which play key roles in skin protection against injurious damage due to factors such as ultraviolet exposure, chemical and physical contact, various antigens and pathogens, and water loss. Skin, which represents one-sixth of the total body weight, is the body’s largest organ, and therefore, the events controling its homeostasis are varied and complicated. Notably, these include the use of MAPKs and related transcription factors.

The objective of this Special Issue, “MAPKs in skin health and disease”, is to publish a collection of the latest review and research papers regarding the signaling events of MAPKs induced by biomocules as well as the molecular targets, biological pathways, and mechanisms of action potentially involved in MAPK signaling in various conditions such as skin cancer, aging, inflammation, and dermatitis. Articles reporting strategies on how to control the beneficial activities of biomolecules by MAPKs in human healthy/aged skin will also be considered. I strongly encourage you and/or your colleagues to submit manuscripts that match the objectives and topics of this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Sang-Han Lee
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • skin
  • health
  • disease
  • antioxidants
  • natural products
  • molecular targets
  • signaling pathways
  • mitogen-activated protein kinases

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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