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Special Issue "Molecular Mechanisms of Skin Aging"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 May 2020.
Interests: Photo-aging/Fibroblast Biology; Atopic Dermatitis/Sphingolipid Metabolism; Melanogenesis/Melanocyte Biology; Keratinization/Keratinocyte Biology
Despite the fact that anti-aging products in the cosmetic field are becoming more popular, little is known about the precise molecular mechanisms involved in skin aging, including photo-aging. Thus, major targets for skin aging are: (1) age-related xerosis, (2) wrinkle formation (including the loss of skin elasticity), (3) hyperpigmentation (such as solar lentigos), and (4) other age-related processes including carcinogenesis. There are many unresolved issues, such as: (1) how and why do ceramide deficiencies occur in age-related xerosis?, (2) what are essential factor(s) that attenuate skin elasticity (e.g. fibroblast elastase or neutrophil elastase and collagenase I or other matrix-metalloproteinases)?, (3) how and why do solar lentigos emerge in sun-exposed skin?, what kinds of mutations are involved in that, or novel mechanisms of developing those? And (4) what factors are involved in the mechanisms of photo-aging following exposure of the skin to UVA? This Special Issue on “Molecular Mechanisms of Skin Aging” aims to provide a summary of those emerging fields with emphasis on novel developments of anti-aging products and novel results about different types of skin aging. This Special Issue will publish original research articles as well as mini and full reviews, including perspectives in the field on the current understanding of molecular mechanisms involved in skin aging and in photo-aging. Manuscripts on the molecular mechanisms of new or old skin anti-aging products, introduction of ideas for new skin anti-aging agents and new techniques for measuring the level of skin aging are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Genji Imokawa
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