Special Issue "Aging and Age-related Disorders: From Molecular Mechanisms to Therapies"
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 (31 March 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: aging; cancer; cell cycle; lipid metabolism; mitochondria; proteomics; lipidomics; metabolomics
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Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Mechanisms Linking Quiescence, Proliferation and Differentiation of Adult Stem Cells to Organismal Aging and Aging-Associated Diseases
Aging of unicellular and multicellular eukaryotic organisms is a convoluted biological phenomenon, which is manifested as an age-related functional decline caused by a progressive dysregulation of certain cellular and organismal processes. Many chronic diseases are associated with human aging. These aging-associated diseases include cardiovascular diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, sarcopenia, stroke, neurodegenerative diseases (including Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and Huntington's diseases), and many forms of cancer. Studies in yeast, roundworms, fruit flies, fishes, mice, primates and humans have provided evidence that the major aspects and basic mechanisms of aging and aging-associated pathology are conserved across phyla.
The focus of this International Journal of Molecular Sciences Special Issue is on molecular and cellular mechanisms, diagnostics and therapies of aging and age-related disorders. The Special Issue will highlight the strategies used by evolutionarily diverse organisms for coordinating various longevity-defining cellular processes in space and time, critically evaluate the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying such coordination, and outline the most important unanswered questions and directions for future research in this vibrant and rapidly-evolving field.
Dr. Vladimir Titorenko
Deadline of the First Round: 17 February 2019
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