Special Issue "Obesity, Genes, and Obesity-Related Disorders"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: biochemistry and molecular medicine; molecular and cellular mechanisms of disease pathogenesis; biomarkers in disease diagnosis; assessment of therapy effectiveness; pharmacogenomics and nutrigenomics; diet related disorders; atherosclerosis; obesity; obesity associated metabolic disorders; cancers
Obesity is one of the biggest health issues in today’s society. It is well accepted that increased adiposity is associated with metabolic disturbances, the development of low grade inflammatory processes, hypertension, diabetes, an enhanced risk of coronary heart disease, and certain cancers. In addition to the obvious environmental influences, there is considerable evidence to support the roles of genetic factors and epigenetic mechanisms in different pathways involved in obesity development. Excessive accumulation of adipose tissue drives disturbances in adipocyte metabolism and cross-talk between adipocytes and other cells, resulting in the development of obesity-associted diseases. In addition, eating behavior, a major factor in the development of obesity, involves a complex interplay of physiological, psychological, social and genetic factors.
For this Special Issue, we seek papers focused on mechanisms associated with the development of obesity and obesity-related diseases, including cell-to cell metabolic cross-talk as well as cross-talk among the brain, gastrointestinal tract, microbiome, and adipose tissue and the molecular mechanisms underlying these processes. New insights into molecular mechanisms related to changes in eating behaviors leading to obesity are also of importance. There is no doubt that further knowledge is required for the future development of clinically relevant guidelines and strategies to enhance obesity prevention and treatment.
Prof. Dr. Grażyna Nowicka
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- adipose tissue
- genetic variants
- gene expression
- DNA damage
- appetite control
- food craving
- metabolic disorders