Special Issue "Lipids in Health and Disease"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020).
Interests: food chemistry; antioxidants; bioactive lipids; cancer; inflammation; phenolipids
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Over the past several decades, our perception of lipids has dramatically changed. They are no longer considered as mere energy sources or constituents of cell membranes but rather, it is now clear that they play an essential role in physiology and pathophysiology. Lipids act as messengers in inflammation and immunity and are crucial in migration, apoptosis, autophagy, and cell division. Some of them have become extremely popular to the majority of people, as in the case of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) or phytosterols whose beneficial properties are recognized for certain (patho)physiological conditions. This Special Issue is aimed to cover new advances in lipid action in health and disease, with particular focus on: (a) lipid effects and underlying mechanisms in cardiovascular, neurological, and metabolic diseases, as well as in aging, immunity, inflammation, and cancer; (b) synthesis and properties of structured lipids and phenolipids; (c) new approaches in the metabolic profiling of lipids; (d) lipid peroxidation in biological systems.
Dr. Pierluigi Plastina
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- Essential fatty acids
- Lipid peroxidation
- Omega-3 PUFAs
- Structured lipids
- Vitamins and provitamins