Biochemistry Research International

Lipid Metabolism as a Therapeutic Target


Publishing date
01 Oct 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Apr 2011

Lead Editor

1CBMS, University of St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9ST, UK

2Department of Microbiology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA

3Biophysical Sciences Institute, School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences and Department of Chemistry, University Science Laboratories, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE, UK


Lipid Metabolism as a Therapeutic Target

Description

The prospect of targeting lipid metabolism with new therapeutics has gained much momentum in recent times. The key to realizing this goal will be an improved understanding of lipid metabolism (biosynthesis and catabolism), both in the response to disease and of pathogenic organisms. Such information will aid the potential development of effective novel therapeutics.

We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that seek to improve the understanding of lipid metabolism in diseases or pathogens.

We are especially interested in articles that explore the possibility of exploiting this knowledge of lipid metabolism for future translational purposes, that is, diagnosis or treatment. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Lipid metabolism (biosynthesis and catabolism) as it pertains to infectious, genetic, or cancerous diseases. This includes fatty acids, phospholipids, sphingolipids, neutral lipids, glycolipids, lipid signaling molecules, and sterols
  • Diseases that relate to humans (i.e., cancer, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diseases of the brain), animals, or plants
  • Infectious agents, including viruses, pathogenic bacteria, pathogenic fungi, eukaryotic parasites, and other pathogens and pests
  • Lipidomic studies of pathogens
  • Genetic and/or chemical validation of enzymes directly or indirectly involved in lipid metabolism and disease

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bcri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 158139
  • - Editorial

Lipid Metabolism as a Therapeutic Target

Terry K. Smith | Todd B. Reynolds | Paul W. Denny
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 248135
  • - Review Article

Sphingolipid and Ceramide Homeostasis: Potential Therapeutic Targets

Simon A. Young | John G. Mina | ... | Terry K. Smith
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 603501
  • - Research Article

Hypolipidemic Activity of Eryngium carlinae on Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats

Ruth Noriega-Cisneros | Omar Ortiz-Ávila | ... | Alfredo Saavedra-Molina
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 398697
  • - Review Article

Lipoprotein Lipase as a Candidate Target for Cancer Prevention/Therapy

Shinji Takasu | Michihiro Mutoh | ... | Hitoshi Nakagama
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 691363
  • - Research Article

Endocytosis and Sphingolipid Scavenging in Leishmania mexicana Amastigotes

Hayder Z. Ali | Clare R. Harding | Paul W. Denny
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 261736
  • - Review Article

Behaviour of Human Erythrocyte Aggregation in Presence of Autologous Lipoproteins

C. Saldanha | J. Loureiro | ... | J. Martins e Silva
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 714074
  • - Research Article

Overexpression of PGC-1α Increases Fatty Acid Oxidative Capacity of Human Skeletal Muscle Cells

Nataša Nikolić | Magdalena Rhedin | ... | Maria Strömstedt
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 135723
  • - Research Article

The Increased Activity of Liver Lysosomal Lipase in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Contributes to the Development of Hepatic Insulin Resistance

Monika Cahova | Helena Dankova | ... | Ludmila Kazdova
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