International Journal of Endocrinology

Regulation of Lipid Metabolism and Beyond

Publishing date
08 Apr 2016
Submission deadline
20 Nov 2015

Lead Editor

1University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA

2University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

3Inha University, Incheon, Republic of Korea

4Xiamen University, Xiamen, China

Regulation of Lipid Metabolism and Beyond


Lipid metabolism has long been investigated and the study has elucidated tremendous amount of information to improve human health and maintain healthy human beings. Transcriptional and translational controls of genes involved in lipid metabolism have explained many physiological processes. The transport mechanism of lipids from nutrients to body has revealed the importance of lipoproteins and variety of cellular proteins including enzymes. There are so many environmental, nutritional, or psychological challenges which can regulate the metabolism of lipids through the action of hormones in the body system.

Growing evidence suggests that the roles of lipids are not only limited to the store depot but also involved in the cellular homeostasis. Lipids are also utilized as signaling molecules, such as prostaglandins, steroids, and enzyme cofactors. Dysregulation of lipid metabolism causes variety of human diseases that depreciate the quality of human life such as obesity, diabetes, and atherosclerosis, the leading epidemic prevalence throughout the world. However there are still gaps and controversial observations which cannot explain complicated conditions of metabolic disorders. To further understand the pathophysiology of lipid metabolism, to report new studies, and to investigate novel therapeutic targets, this journal is inviting papers about this special issue.

We invite authors to submit original research papers and review articles that demonstrate the regulation of lipid metabolism, roles of lipids, related human diseases, and new findings in clinical studies that can improve human health.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Regulation of lipids synthesis, absorption, and digestion
  • Regulation of sterols and nonsterol isoprenoids synthesis and utilization
  • Transcriptional, translational, and posttranslational regulation of lipid metabolism
  • New functions of lipid droplets as a cellular organelle
  • Regulation of lipid metabolism by nutrients, stress, hypoxia, hormones, cytokines, lipid lowering drugs, carcinogen, and so forth
  • Insulin signaling and lipid and glucose metabolism
  • Regulation of lipid metabolism by gut microbes
  • Recent studies focusing on the intricate network of lipid, carbohydrate, and amino acids metabolism
  • Recent studies focusing on the lipoprotein levels and related human diseases
  • Alteration of lipid metabolism or lipidomics profile in human diseases including cancers
  • Roles of lipids in signaling and regulation of metabolic disorders and cancer
  • Region- or race-specific regulation of lipid metabolism including clinical mutations
  • Polymorphism in the enzymes or interacting proteins involved in lipid metabolism


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5415767
  • - Editorial

Regulation of Lipid Metabolism and Beyond

Youngah Jo | Hiroaki Okazaki | ... | TongJin Zhao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9545239
  • - Research Article

Obesity and Insulin Resistance Are the Main Determinants of Postprandial Lipoprotein Dysmetabolism in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Tommy Kyaw Tun | Anne McGowan | ... | James Gibney
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 281756
  • - Review Article

The Role of miR-378a in Metabolism, Angiogenesis, and Muscle Biology

Bart Krist | Urszula Florczyk | ... | Jozef Dulak
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 479157
  • - Research Article

Betatrophin Acts as a Diagnostic Biomarker in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Is Negatively Associated with HDL-Cholesterol

Min Yi | Rong-ping Chen | ... | Hong Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 521381
  • - Review Article

Role of FTO in Adipocyte Development and Function: Recent Insights

Myrte Merkestein | Dyan Sellayah
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 967698
  • - Review Article

The Intricate Network of Adipokines and Stroke

Ema Kantorová | Ľubica Jesenská | ... | Egon Kurča
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 915243
  • - Research Article

Paraoxonase 2 Induces a Phenotypic Switch in Macrophage Polarization Favoring an M2 Anti-Inflammatory State

Marie Koren-Gluzer | Mira Rosenblat | Tony Hayek
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