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Special Issue "New Research on Brown and White Adipose Tissue"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. María P. Portillo
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Guest Editor
Nutrition and Obesity Group, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Faculty of Pharmacy and Lucio Lascaray Research Center, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Vitoria, Spain CIBER Fisiopatología Obesidad y Nutrición, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain. BIOARABA Institute of Health, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Interests: obesity; liver steatosis; insulin resistance; bioactive compounds; mitochondria; autophagy
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Dr. Saioa Gómez-Zorita
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Nutrition and Obesity Group, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Faculty of Pharmacy and Lucio Lascaray Research Center, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Vitoria, Spain
CIBER Fisiopatología Obesidad y Nutrición, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
Interests: molecular nutrition; nutritional and metabolic diseases; adipocytes; hepatocytes; lipogenesis; fat; inflammatory biomarkers; obesity; non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; insulin signaling; insulin; glucose metabolism; lipid metabolism; insulin resistance; adipogenesis; adipose tissue; liver
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The existence of two types of adipose tissue has been described. An important role of white adipose tissue is the storage of triglycerides in the body. In addition, it is an important endocrine organ because it produces a great number of adipokines, which play autocrine, paracrine, and endocrine functions. By contrast, the main role of brown adipose tissue is thermogenesis, that is, energy dissipation as heat. It is also able to produce batokines. Thus, both tissues are relevant in obesity development and can be interesting targets for obesity prevention and treatment. Moreover, the browning process of white adipose tissue, described as the appearance of brite adipocytes in white adipose tissue, can be induced by several situations. In obese subjects, excess adiposity, low-grade chronic inflammation, altered adipokine production, and tissue dysfunction are described. Furthermore, alterations in brown adipose tissue activity can be observed.The aim of this Special Issue focusing on “New Research on Brown and White Adipose Tissue” is to provide an in-depth overview of recent research concerning new knowledge about adipose tissues, as well as the influence of adipose tissue on etiopathogenesis of several diseases and metabolic alterations, such as cancer, insulin resistance and diabetes, and non- alcoholic fatty liver disease, among others. Contributions are welcome in the form of research papers reporting original results or scientific reviews.

Prof. Dr. María P. Portillo
Dr. Saioa Gómez-Zorita
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • White adipose tissue
  • Brown adipose tissue
  • Brite adipocytes
  • Browning
  • Obesity
  • Cancer
  • Insulin resistance and diabetes
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Inflammation
  • Oxidative stress
  • Adipokines
  • Batokines

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