Special Issue "Non-Coding RNA and Diabetes"
A special issue of Non-Coding RNA (ISSN 2311-553X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2018)
Diabetes mellitus is a heterogeneous collection of disorders associated with abnormal glucose homeostasis, pancreatic β-cell death and accelerated rates of micro- and macrovascular complications that increase morbidity and mortality. The role of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) in pathogenesis of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and related complications has only recently been recognized. Growing evidence implicates microRNAs (miRNAs) and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in the etiology of diabetes and related renal and retinal microvascular complications. Small ncRNAs including miRNAs and piwi-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) have been associated with disease progression and β-cell function. Hundreds of novel islet-specific lncRNAs have been identified and a few associated with β-cell failure, insulin secretion and increased β-cell apoptosis. There is a huge potential for ncRNAs to serve as therapeutic targets for drug development and diagnostic markers for clinical applications in the management of diabetes. In this Special Issue of “Non-Coding RNA and Diabetes”, we invite experts in the field of diabetes to submit original research, methods, and review manuscripts on the latest advances in the role of ncRNAs in relation to Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and related complications.
Prof. Dr. Flemming Pociot
Dr. Aashiq H. Mirza
Dr. Simranjeet Kaur
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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. Non-Coding RNA is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 350 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Non-coding RNAs
- Type 1 diabetes
- Type 2 diabetes
- Diabetic complications
- Long non-coding RNAs
- pancreatic islets
- microvascular dysfunction
- renal and retinal complications