Special Issue "Perspective of Metabolism: Potential Therapeutic Targets of Metabolic Diseases such as Obesity-Associated Diabetes, Atherosclerosis and Fatty Liver"

A special issue of Medicines (ISSN 2305-6320). This special issue belongs to the section "Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Abhishek Singh
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Guest Editor
Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Yale university, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Interests: lipid and glucose metabolism; atherosclerosis; diabetes; muscle atrophy; NAFLD; NASH; obesity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Preclinical and clinical studies have shown that elevated levels of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins (TRL) and their remnant particles are associated with the development of type 2 diabetes (T2D), coronary atherosclerosis, and fatty liver. Under normal physiological conditions, triacylglycerol (TAG) is transported through the bloodstream in circulating TRL, including chylomicrons and very-low-density lipoproteins (VLDL). TRL is hydrolyzed into free fatty acids (FFA) and glycerol by the lipoprotein lipase (LPL) in the capillary beds of many tissues, especially adipose, cardiac, and skeletal muscle where LPL releases the TAGs for intracellular storage or energy production.

The imbalance between dyslipidemia (high levels of circulating TAGs and cholesterol) and ectopic lipid accumulation is critical in metabolic homeostasis. While reducing circulating lipids could help to prevent cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis, excessive accumulation of lipids in tissues can lead to lipotoxicity and insulin resistance (IR). Therefore, the management of the serum lipoprotein profile could be an effective potential therapeutic target for the treatment of metabolic diseases. For this Special Issue, we invite articles related to a metabolic pathway based on lipid and glucose metabolism that reveal therapeutic targets against cardio-metabolic disease.

Dr. Abhishek Singh
Guest Editor

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  • obesity
  • diabetes
  • atherosclerosis
  • muscle atrophy
  • liver disease
  • nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
  • therapies
  • lipoprotein-lipid metabolism
  • glucose homeostasis
  • cardiometabolism

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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