Special Issue "Lipids, Health, and Diseases: The Interplay"
A special issue of Diseases (ISSN 2079-9721).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2021).
Interests: cardiovascular diseases; inflammation; circadian rhythms; dietary supplements; nutraceuticals; aging; preventative medicine
Interests: inflammation; polar lipids; nutritional status; functional foods
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Lipids are an incredibly diverse group of organic compounds that are structurally and biochemically involved in many physiological and cellular processes. They act as messengers in inflammation and immunity and are crucial in apoptosis, autophagy, and cell division. Over the last few decades, research has demonstrated that the role of lipids in health and diseases is of major importance and requires further research to advance therapeutics. The purpose of this Special Issue is to present current research that tackles the role of lipids in disease development and/or treatment. Current challenges to treat diseases such as cancer, neurological diseases, and cardiovascular diseases involve potent lipid mediators including eicosanoids and platelet-activating factors or changes of cellular lipid compositions. With the advances in ‘omics’ technologies and research, there is potential to discover novel lipid biomarkers and lipid mediators with pro-resolving effects, such as resolvins and protectins, and design new treatments.
This Special Issue will provide an open access opportunity to publish research work and review articles related to recent advances in understanding the role of lipids in health and disease and will hopefully present new molecular insights for developing potential therapeutic treatments as well as better patient diagnostic and disease prevention strategies.Dr. Ronan Lordan
Dr. Ioannis Zabetakis
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Cardiovascular diseases
- Lipid mediators
- Neurological diseases
- Novel lipids
- Pro-resolving lipid mediators