Special Issue "Essential Fatty Acids or Bioactive Lipids in Health and Disease"
A special issue of Medicina (ISSN 1010-660X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2020).
Traditionally, the roles of proteins, antibodies, cytokines, growth factors, and their receptors have been emphasized in health and disease. Very little interest or emphasis has been placed on lipids. In general, the word “lipids” means cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, and LDL for many. However, another group of lipids derived from the dietary essential fatty acids (linoleic acid and a-linolenic acid), such as g-linolenic acid, dihomo-g-linolenic acid, arachidonic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid, docosapentaenoic acid, and docosahexaenoic acid and their pro- and anti-inflammatory metabolites, such as prostaglandins and lipoxins, resolvins, protectins, and maresins (all can be called bioactive lipids), respectively, have received much less attention. In recent years, the role of these bioactive lipids in health and disease started receiving considerable notice. These bioactive lipids seem to play a fundamental role in inflammation and immune response regulation, which may explain their involvement in diseases such as obesity, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, insulin resistance, cancer, and autoimmune diseases, and several neurological conditions including Alzheimer’s disease. Hence, we think that a Special Issue devoted to bioactive lipids, essential fatty acids, and their metabolites is due. We call upon all those who are interested in this important subject to contribute to this Special Issue with emphasis on their clinical implications.
Prof. Dr. Undurti N Das, MD, DSc, FAMS, FRSC
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- essential fatty acids
- bioactive lipids
- linoleic acid
- arachidonic acid
- eicosapentaenoic acid
- docosahexaenoic acid
- immune response
- free radicals