Special Issue "Hormone Signaling in Human Health and Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Cell signaling is part of any communication process that regulates the basic activities of cells and coordinates all cellular actions. The ability of cells to perceive and respond correctly to their microenvironment underlies the development, repair of tissues, immunity, and homeostasis of normal tissues. Errors in signaling interactions and cellular information processing are responsible for three large classes of non-infectious diseases—cancers, neurodegenerative disorders, and metabolic syndromes (such as type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis). These diseases are remarkably complex and difficult to treat, primarily because when the cellular signaling pathways responsible for homeostasis and health of the body become dysregulated, they generate similarly stable disease states.
Health- and disease-related conditions are dynamic and positively and negatively regulated by different feedback loops acting between pathways. Understanding cell signaling, especially for the hormone signaling, and describing regulatory networks in healthy and diseased states will show which molecular components might be prime targets for drug interventions to better deal with these diseases. This is accomplished by studying models that explain in mechanistic, molecular detail how a detailed part of the cellular signaling pathway acts properly in health and wrong in disease.
Prof. Dr. Antonella Muscella
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- cell receptor
- endocrine signaling
- thyroid hormone