Special Issue "Cell and Molecular Biology of Thyroid Disorders"
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: 25 February 2019
Prof. Dr. Daniela Gabriele Grimm
This Special Issue is the continuation of our previous special issue "Current Knowledge in Thyroid Cancer—From Bench to Bedside".
A great majority of cells of the human organism stay under the influence of thyroid hormones. They control cellular metabolism and protein synthesis. Therefore, a proper performance of the thyroid gland and its cells is of highest importance for the health of a human being. Very often, iodine deficiency causes malfunction of the thyroid and plays a role in thyroid cancer carcinogenesis. Both, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism have detrimental effects on our health.
The topic of this Special Issue is cell and molecular biology of thyroid disorders. There has been exciting progress in understanding the molecular mechanisms of thyroid diseases in recent years. Molecular alterations represent novel diagnostic and prognostic molecular markers and therapeutic targets for thyroid cancer. Specific biomarkers, as well as cancer-specific changes in gene expression patterns and alterations of the protein content had been identified.
Studies using animal or cell culture models to investigate molecular mechanisms or thyroid diseases will be published. This Special Issue will also cover reports on patients, providing novel mechanistic insights into the underlying pathogenesis or new aspects that may impact clinical therapy.
Prof. Dr. Daniela Gabriele Grimm
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Thyroid diseases
- Thyroid Cancer
- Cell Biology
- Cell Signaling
- Iodine deficiency