Special Issue "CoA in Health and Disease"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2021).
Interests: physiology; endocrinology; metabolism; lipids; lipogenesis; lipolysis; stearoyl-CoA desaturase; angiogenesis; cardiovascular system; mitochondria; obesity; type 2 diabetes; transcription factors
CoA and its thioester derivatives are crucial components of numerous biosynthetic and degradative pathways of cellular metabolism (including synthesis and oxidation of fatty acids, the Krebs cycle, ketogenesis, biosynthesis of cholesterol and acetylcholine, degradation of amino acids), post-translational modifications of proteins, and the regulation of gene expression. Consequently, it is not surprising that abnormal biosynthesis of CoA/CoA derivatives are associated with numerous pathologies, including diabetes, neurodegeneration, Reye’s syndrome, vitamin B12 deficiency, cardiac hypertrophy, and cancer. This Special Issue of IJMS will showcase selected novel research articles covering the multiple roles of CoA and its derivatives on extracellular and intracellular signaling functions in physiology and pathology. Topics of interest to this Special Issue include but are not limited to:
• CoA synthesis and degradation;
• CoA transport and mitochondria;
• Extracellular functions of CoA/CoA thioesters;
• CoA/CoA thioesters as intracellular signaling molecules;
• Physiological and pathological changes in cellular CoA concentrations;
• Interconversion between CoA and its thioester derivatives in health and disease;
• The role of nutrients, hormones, and other factors in the regulation of CoA levels in cells;
• Acyl-CoA metabolism;
• Association of CoA/acyl-CoA with fatty acid metabolism.
In addition, critical reviews of the status and perspectives regarding the role of CoA in pathophysiology are welcomed.
Dr. Pawel Dobrzyn
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- energy production
- impaired metabolism
- acyl-CoA synthesis and function
- CoA analogues
- oxidative stress
- hereditary diseases