Cellular and Developmental Biology of Lipid Metabolism
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 October 2023) | Viewed by 19262
Interests: gut hormones; glucose and lipid metabolism
Interests: adipocyte; lipogenesis; fatty acid signaling; lipid metabolism; obesity; diabetes; metabolic syndrome
Lipid metabolism is a dynamic process that has critical roles in maintaining energy homeostasis throughout various tissues of the body, including adipose depots, liver, muscle, heart, and cancer cells. Energy storage processes include de novo lipogenesis, lipid uptake, fatty acid desaturation and processing, whereas utilization pathways include intracellular signaling activation, lipolysis, b-oxidation, and other catabolic mechanisms. Synthesized lipid products can then be utilized by the cell or released to the immediate environment and circulation, thereby integrating local and whole-body metabolism. Tight regulation of these lipid metabolism processes occurs at the transcriptional, translational, and post-translational levels and emerging genetic evidence is revealing mechanisms by which disruption of these key pathways results in metabolic disease and its secondary consequences. In this Special Issue, we endeavor to gain deeper insights into topics such as the regulation of lipid synthesis, uptake, and utilization; transport and signaling between diverse cell types and tissues; the contribution of changes in lipid metabolism to whole-body energy homeostasis; and the genetic regulation underlying these processes in both physiologic and pathologic states. We welcome submissions of both original research articles and literature reviews.
Dr. Ziru Li
Dr. Devika Bagchi
Dr. Xi Fang
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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. Genes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- lipid metabolism
- energy homeostasis
- fatty acid signaling
- metabolic syndrome
- genetic basis of disease