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Special Issue "Capsaicin II"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Natural Products Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Pin Ju Chueh

Institute of Biomedical Sciences, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan
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Interests: apoptosis; autophagy; capsaicin; cell migration; metastasis; protein acetylation; biological role of NADH oxidase; redox signaling in cancer; evaluation of nanomaterial-mediated cytotoxicity and their underlying mechanisms

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Capsaicin has been long considered a chemopreventive agent that exhibits anti-growth activity against various lines of cancer cell lines, often associated with its apoptotic activity. However, numerous reports have demonstrated that capsaicin possesses paradoxical effects on cellular functions and is differentially cytotoxic toward cancer cells and non-cancerous cells. The specific target(s) of capsaicin and the resulting mechanisms underlying those differences are not yet fully understood, and remain to be discovered.

This Special Issue is devoted to recent developments in this very important and emerging area of research. The scope is broad, and includes, but is not limited to, the effect of capsaicin on cellular-signaling events in the functioning, growth and differentiation of cells in normal and pathological states; the effect of capsaicin on the regulation of protein expression in different states; the effect of capsaicin on gene expression; bioinformatic studies related to the mechanisms of signaling events and gene regulation; and studies of capsaicin agonists and antagonists.

Prof. Dr. Pin Ju Chueh
Guest Editor

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  • bioinformatics
  • cell growth
  • cell death
  • cell migration
  • cellular function
  • cellular signaling
  • gene expression
  • protein expression
  • protein function
  • capsaicin agonists
  • capsaicin antagonists

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