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Special Issue "Growth Hormone: Therapeutic Possibilities"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2017).
Growth hormone (GH) actions as an endocrine are well established, particularly in post-natal growth and early development; however, its effects are not restricted to the early stages of life. In adults, endocrine GH actions were initially considered to be solely associated with metabolism and homeostasis, but it is now widely accepted that GH is also an important modulator in reproduction, immune function, renal function, neural communication, cognitive processes, and behavior. Recent evidence strongly suggests that GH administration might have positive effects in disease prevention, prognosis, progression and recovery. In different models, in both in vivo and in vitro, GH has demonstrated anti-apoptotic and pro-survival effects, which are involved in neuroprotection, neuro-regeneration, stem cell renewal, cell plasticity and tissue repair. In addition, GH has a pivotal role in oxidative stress, cancer and aging. Contributions to this Special Issue on “Growth Hormone: Therapeutic Possibilities” will provide evidence that justify the future consideration of GH as a possible treatment in different physio-pathologies. The aim of this Special Issue is to emphasize the molecular mechanisms underlying the use of GH in clinical practice.
Prof. Dr. Steve Harvey
Dr. Carlos G. Martinez-Moreno
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