Special Issue "Recent Advances in Biology of Ultraviolet Radiation (UVR) and Vitamin D"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2021).
2. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service, VA Medical Center, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
Interests: dermatopathology; skin pigmentation; neuroendocrinology of the skin; photobiology; melanoma; steroidogenesis; vitamin D; sterols; melatonin; stress response mechanisms
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UVR in addition of inducing skin pathology including cancer and aging also exert positive homeostatic effects. The latter includes UVB induced production of vitamin D, which after enzymatic activation exert pleiotropic effects involving regulation of barrier function, of immune and endocrine activities with anticancer actions, aside of regulating body calcium homeostasis. New mechanisms of activation and action of vitamin D have been discovered and a role for UVB in health has been proposed. These advances open new possibilities for improving health or treatment of different diseases.
The Special Issue on “Recent advances in biology of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) and vitamin D and its role in health and diseases prevention” will publish the latest findings on broad range of actions of UVR that include negative or positive impact on health, on the role of vitamin D in regulation of local and global homeostasis and on the anti-cancer and/or chemopreventive functions of its metabolites. We welcome experimental research, review and perspective articles dealing with the biological action of UVR, its role in skin physiology and pathology and systemic regulation of body homeostasis. We also welcome articles on the role of vitamin D and its metabolites in the preventive healthcare and diseases treatment including cancer as well as on mechanism(s) of action of these molecules.
As our journal mainly focuses on the molecular mechanisms or pathophysiology implications including basic studies in biochemistry, molecular biology, and molecular medicine, it is necessary that each manuscript focuses on molecular research.
Prof. Andrzej Slominski
Dr. Frank De Gruijl
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- ultraviolet radiation
- vitamin D
- vitamin D receptors