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Special Issue "Magnesium in Development and Aging"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Biochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Sara Castiglioni
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Department of Biomedical and Clinal Sciences L. Sacco, Università di Milano,Milan, Italy
Interests: molecular and cellular biology;osteogenic and miogenic differentiation; magnesium; microgravity
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Dr. Alessandra Cazzaniga
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Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Cliniche L. Sacco, Università di Milano, I-20157 Milano, Italy
Interests: magnesium; organoids; iPS; mesenchymal stem cells; endothelium
Dr. Laura Locatelli
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Guest Editor
Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Cliniche L. Sacco, Università di Milano, I-20157 Milano, Italy
Interests: magnesium; endothelium; microfluidics; glucose; metabolism; mitochondria

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Development and aging represent the two extremes of life, both driven by programmed molecular mechanisms and environmental conditions, including nutrition. Network analyses highlight a link between the genetics of aging and development in mammals.

Albeit it is the forgotten cation, magnesium is indispensable for metabolism, stabilization of macromolecules, and many physiological processes, including growth and differentiation. In reflecting on the centrality of magnesium, it should be recalled that it plays a number of important roles: in inflammation, in the complex process involved in aging, as well as in forming the embryonic stem cell niche and the maternal–fetal interface. Moreover, the impairment of magnesium homeostasis contributes to several diseases, some of which are associated with aging.

This Special Issue calls for papers that, in particular, report novel findings associated with magnesium, development, metabolism and aging

Prof. Sara Castiglioni
Dr. Alessandra Cazzaniga
Dr. Laura Locatelli
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • magnesium
  • development
  • differentiation
  • aging
  • senescence
  • organoids
  • pregnancy
  • placenta
  • stem cells
  • metabolism

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