Special Issue "Islet Inflammation and Metabolic Homeostasis"

A special issue of Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989). This special issue belongs to the section "Endocrinology and Clinical Metabolic Research".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Jason Collier
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Guest Editor
Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, USA
Interests: Diabetes; Glucocorticoid; Insulin Resistance; Inflammation; Metabolic Flexibility; Obesity; Transcription
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Dr. Susan Burke
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Guest Editor
Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, USA
Interests: autoimmunity, immunogenetics, lipotoxicity, obesity, pancreatic islet
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the past decade, progress has been considerable toward understanding the role of inflammation and traditional inflammatory signaling pathways in altering both mass and function of endocrine cells within the pancreatic islets. Based on the complex network of signals required for pancreatic islet development, maturity, and maintenance of adult function in situations of metabolic health and disease, this Special Issue of Metabolites, "Islet Inflammation and Metabolic Homeostasis", is dedicated to signalling-based changes in islet endocrine cell function that alters metabolic homeostasis. The topics that will be covered by this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the identification of cytokines, chemokines, and metabolites with biological and/or clinical relevance in autoimmunity, obesity, and diabetes. It also focuses on innate and adaptive immune cell types, secretory products of immune cells that influence signalling pathways in pancreatic islets, and corresponding changes in islet health and function as a result of activating or deactivating such pathways. These contributions will provide novel insights into innate and adaptive immunity, cytokine signalling, and their relationship with the control of the mass and function of the endocrine cells within the pancreatic islets.

Dr. Jason Collier
Dr. Susan Burke
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Metabolites is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • Autoimmunity
  • Cytokine
  • Diabetes
  • ER stress
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatic Islet
  • Oxidative stress
  • Transcription

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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