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Special Issue "Emerging Role of Lipids in Metabolism and Disease"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 April 2020.
Interests: Cholesterol metabolism; HMG-CoA reductase; neurodegeneration; neurodevelopmental diseases
Although initially regarded as a passive method of energy storage, lipids are now considered molecules with pivotal structural and functional roles. Notably, they serve as integral components of cellular membranes and act as crucial messengers in the regulation of cell homeostasis. In recent years, the role of lipids in homeostasis maintenance, derived from both nutrition and endogenous biosynthesis, attracted the interest of several researchers because of its involvement in human health. Lipid disorders are at the root of several diseases characterized by altered lipid metabolism in different tissues. Metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease, for instance, are closely related to these metabolic dysfunctions. Moreover, connections with misbalances of cholesterol homeostasis in neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders have also been demonstrated. Thus, the aim of this Special Issue is to gather research papers focused on this topic and, therefore, bring to the forefront new insights into physiopathological aspects of lipid disorders. Papers from different experts in the field will provide an interdisciplinary approach that will identify how the manipulation of lipid metabolism can represent a very attractive target for designing novel therapeutic targets to counteract several pathologies.
Prof. Dr. Valentina Pallottini
Dr. Marco Segatto
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Fatty acids
- Metabolic diseases
- Neurodegeneration and lipids
- Neurodevelopment and lipids
- Lipid signaling
- Lipids and inflammation
- Lipids in cancer
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Lipid rafts
- Post-translational lipid modifications
- Polyunsaturated fatty acids
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.