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Special Issue "MicroRNA, Insulin Resistance, and Metabolic Disorders"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Wan Lee
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Guest Editor
Department of Biochemistry, Dongguk University School of Medicine, Gyeongju, Korea
Interests: insulin resistance; diabetes; metabolism; glucose metabolism; lipid metabolism; metabolic diseases; energy metabolism
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,  

Insulin resistance, characterized as inadequate insulin signal transduction within cells, is a major global health issue linked to various diseases, including type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension, and atherosclerosis. Over the last few decades, microRNAs (miRNAs) are becoming a hot topic in molecular and cellular biology as "key modulators" of physiological and pathophysiological processes. They can orchestrate cell-to-cell communication and mediate cellular processes in numerous ways by controlling gene expression at the transcriptional, post-transcriptional, and translational levels. Despite growing evidence that miRNAs play a significant prognostic and therapeutic role in insulin resistance and metabolic diseases, the precise mechanisms by which miRNAs lead to insulin resistance and metabolic disorders are unclear.

This Special Issue will discover the novel function and mechanism of miRNAs in the pathogenesis of insulin resistance and metabolic disorders in various tissues and organs. Additionally, this issue will discuss recent advances in the development and potential application of miRNAs as novel biomarkers and therapeutic targets for metabolic diseases. We encourage contributions of original research and review articles on all aspects of miRNAs associated with insulin resistance and metabolic disorders.

Prof. Dr. Wan Lee
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • MicroRNA
  • Insulin resistance
  • Metabolic diseases
  • Insulin signaling
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity

Published Papers

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