Special Issue "Molecular Mechanisms of Skin Aging and Atopic Dermatitis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.
Interests: photo-aging/fibroblast biology; atopic dermatitis/sphingolipid metabolism; melanogenesis/melanocyte biology; keratinization/keratinocyte biology
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Skin symptoms frequently seen in the elderly, such as dry, roughened, dirty, pigmented, and less resilient skin, distinctly resemble those of atopic dermatitis patients. Although it is obvious that the molecular mechanisms underlying the respective pathophysiology of each are completely different, a comparative reseach approach would provide a deep insight into the better understanding of related molecular mechanisms. For instance, while it has been established that ceramide deficiency in the stratum corneum is manily responsible for dry skin, more precise molecular mechanisms involved in ceramide deficiency are distinct from each other between aged skin and atopic dry skin, and are not yet fully elucidated. This Special Issue on “Molecular Mechanisms of Skin Aging and Atopic Dermatitis” aims to provide a summary of those emerging fields, with an emphasis on novel developments in anti-aging and anti-atopic products, and novel results on different types of skin aging and pathophysiological molecular mechanisms of atopic dermatitis. This Special Issue will publish original research articles, as well as mini and full reviews, including perspectives in the field on the current understanding of molecular mechanisms involved in skin aging, photo-aging and atopic dermatitis. Manuscripts on the molecular mechanisms of new or old skin anti-aging products and anti-atopic agents, the introduction of ideas for new skin anti-aging or anti-atopic agents, and new techniques for measuring the level of skin aging and atopic dermatitis severity, are all welcome.
Prof. Dr. Genji Imokawa
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- skin aging
- atopic dermatitis
- dry skin