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Special Issue "Molecular Mechanisms of Trace Elements Metabolism"

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: 31 August 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Dariusz Chlubek
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Guest Editor
Department of Biochemistry and Medical Chemistry, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland
Interests: metabolism of trace elements; toxic elements; ecotoxicology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Trace elements are involved in a number of metabolic processes (regulation of enzyme activity, neurotransmission, erythropoiesis, growth, tissue and cell differentiation, immune response, oxidative stress etc.). Despite many decades of intensive research, numerous mechanisms of their action have not yet been fully identified, while the others have been insufficiently studied. The subject of a special interest are molecular mechanisms of trace elements action, as their explanation would allow to develop activities leading to elimination of the effects of their deficiency or toxicity. Thus, it will be possible to treat more effectively many diseases caused by impaired metabolism of trace elements. 

Taking the above into account, I have a pleasure to invite all who are interested in trace element research to submit valuable articles. Original papers, communications and review articles are welcome. They should focus on molecular mechanisms, as this is a profile of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 

Prof. Dariusz Chlubek
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • molecular mechanisms of trace elements metabolism in health
  • molecular mechanisms of trace elements metabolism in disease
  • synergistic and antagonistic actions of trace elements
  • interactions between trace elements and macroelements
  • interactions between trace elements and toxic elements
  • interactions between trace elements and vitamins
  • methodology applied in studies on trace elements metabolism

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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