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Special Issue "Adipogenesis and Adipose Tissue Metabolism"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
Interests: adipogenesis; adipocytes; white adipose tissue; adipokines; lipid metabolism; oxidative stress; obesity; lipodistrophy; metabolic syndrome; comparative endocrinology
Adipocytes are the major cellular constituent of adipose tissue, which exhibit different morphology and functions depending on the main types of adipocytes that compose it (white, brown, and beige). Two possible growth mechanisms of adipose tissue include hypertrophy (lipid accumulation within existing adipocytes) and hyperplasia (increase in cell number) through the process of adipogenesis. As a major source of energy storage, white adipose tissue has been largely considered a key metabolic organ. Nonetheless, despite the traditional view as a rather passive storage organ, the adipose tissue has been later recognized as a multi-functional endocrine organ that plays a critical role in modulating not only whole-body energy metabolism and homeostasis, but also several other physiological processes, such as appetite and tissue inflammation responses. Henceforth, studies on the functional, developmental, and pathophysiological aspects of adipose tissue are of utmost importance. Thus, the aim of this Special Issue is to gather both reviews and research articles unraveling the mechanisms that underlie adipocyte differentiation as well as adipokines production and function to identify the major contributor(s) of obesity and lipid metabolism-related diseases, while works covering new insights on fundamental aspects of hormonal control of adipose tissue metabolism are also desirable.
Assoc. Prof. Encarnación Capilla
Assoc. Prof. Isabel Navarro
Manuscript Submission Information
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- white adipose tissue
- lipid metabolism
- oxidative stress
- metabolic syndrome
- comparative endocrinology