Special Issue "Magnesium in Human Health and Disease"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2021).
Interests: molecular and cellular biology;osteogenic and miogenic differentiation; magnesium; microgravity
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Interests: fluorescent biosensor; magnesium; cell proliferation; flow cytometry; nanoparticles
Magnesium is an essential mineral for human health. Beside its structural role in the apatite crystals of the bones, magnesium is essential to all living cells, since it is fundamental for energy production and is a cofactor of enzymes involved in practically all metabolism. Magnesium antagonizes calcium and functions as a signal transducer asd well.
Magnesium is naturally present in many foods, including green leafy vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, and milk. However, in western countries, the daily dietary intake of magnesium is frequently found to be below the recommended level. This magnesium deficiency impacts cell, tissue, and organ functions, leading to many disorders including cardiovascular, neuronal, age-related, and neoplastic diseases.
Hypermagnesemia is a rare but serious electrolytic disorder, which can be fatal if not recognized and treated promptly. Hypermagnesemia occurs primarily in patients with acute or chronic kidney disease, but other pathological conditions, such as hypothyroidism and especially cortico-adrenal insufficiency, and the effect of various drugs, especially in already compromised patients, can allow the establishment of this condition.
This Special Issue entitled “Magnesium in Human Health and Disease” aims to collect high quality up-to-date original and review articles on the role of magnesium in human pathophysiologic conditions.
Dr. Sara Castiglioni
Prof. Giovanna Farruggia
Dr. Concettina Cappadone
Manuscript Submission Information
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- magnesium homeostasis
- magnesium transporters
- magnesium channels
- cardiovascular diseases
- chronic diseases
- age-related diseases