Special Issue "IGFs in Health and Disease"
A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Pathology, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2018) | Viewed by 30662
Interests: neurobiology of insulin peptides; blood–brain barrier; neurodegeneration; energy homeostasis; regulation of mood and cognition
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The evolutionary ancient family of insulin peptides encompasses a relatively large number of hormones of which better-known representatives in vertebrates are insulin and IGF-1/2. Apart from the well-documented actions of insulin in energy balance and of IGFs as tissue remodelers, many aspects of the strikingly wide array of actions of insulin/IGFs, and their impact in physiology and disease, are under constant re-appraisal.
This Special Issue will focus on evolutionary aspects and context-dependent actions of insulin peptides in health and disease, as new functions arisen along evolution, together with contextual nuances (cell/tissue type, developmental stage, health and disease), demand an updating/revisiting of the field.
Prof. Dr. Ignacio Torres Aleman
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