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Special Issue "Magnesium Intake and Human Health"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 June 2018).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
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Interests: magnesium homeostasis, magnesium transport, magnesium channels, oxidative stress, cancer cells, cellular aging, signal transduction, cell proliferation, death, and differentiation, magnesium balance, magnesium detection
Magnesium is universally recognized as an essential nutrient for human life and health. Indeed, magnesium plays an important physiologic role in every organ of the human body. Disturbances of Mg homeostasis have, therefore, been implicated in the pathophysiology of several diseases, and Mg supplementation has been evaluated in some large-scale clinical trials. The World Health Organization listed magnesium among those essential nutrients that are consumed in suboptimal amounts by the general population. In particular, this occurs in Western ("Westernized") countries, where a modest to mild Mg2+ deficiency is thought to be common. The consequences of suboptimal Mg intake are largely unknown. A deeper understanding of the link between magnesium intake, its systemic homeostasis, and human pathophysiology is therefore much needed and may foster the development of preventive and/or therapeutic measures.
Here, we invite the experts to contribute original research or review articles that illuminate the role of Mg in pathophysiologic conditions and may help to develop novel therapeutic strategies. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
Role of magnesium deficiency in cardiovascular, metabolic, neuronal and neoplastic disorders;
Role of magnesium transporters and channels in different tissues, cell signalling and disease;
In vitro and in vivo studies on the effects of Mg2+ deficiency and/or supplementation on relevant pathologies;
Novel formulations of magnesium supplements and/or magnesium absorption.
Prof. Federica I. Wolf
Dr. Valentina Trapani
Manuscript Submission Information
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