Journal of Allergy

Mechanistic Understanding of the Effect of Obesity on Asthma and Allergy


Publishing date
16 Aug 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
29 Mar 2013

Lead Editor

1Center for Translational Research in Asthma & Lung Disease, CSIR Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology, Delhi University, Mall Road, Delhi, India

2Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, 1 University of New Mexico, MSC 10 5550, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA

3Research Centre for Prevention and Health, Glostrup University Hospital, 57 Nordre Ringvej, Building 84/85, 2600 Glostrup, Denmark

4CSIR Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology, Delhi University, Mall Road, Delhi, India


Mechanistic Understanding of the Effect of Obesity on Asthma and Allergy

Description

Epidemiological associations between obesity, allergy, and asthma have provided insight into the twin epidemics of asthma and obesity, which are now spreading worldwide. Reaching a mechanistic understanding of this emerging interface is a complex problem and a challenging field for researchers due to a wide number of potential mechanisms by which obesity may lead to asthma or even vice versa. Yet, with increasing evidence that “obese-asthma” responds poorly to conventional asthma treatment, this is an essential prelude towards further innovation and development of new strategies. The aim of this special issue is to help researchers, clinicians, and decision makers to explore and understand the processes linking obesity, allergy, and asthma. It is intended that published contributions will provide either a synthesis of existing data that guides further research or original work that advances the field.

We therefore invite authors to submit original research and/or review articles that seek to provide a mechanistic understanding of obesity-associated asthma risk. We are particularly interested in articles that either use model systems to directly explore the consequences of body mass, adiposity, or the cardiometabolic syndrome on lung function and allergy or shed light on such links through human studies. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Obese-asthma phenotype
  • Body mass, adiposity, and metabolic syndrome as predictors of atopic sensitization and/or asthma risk
  • Altered lung mechanics and perception of breathlessness
  • Altered immune function in obesity or metabolic syndrome
  • Neurohormonal effectors such as adipokines
  • Metabolic consequences of obesity with reference to the lung
  • Cellular bioenergetics and airway function

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


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 598904
  • - Editorial

Mechanistic Understanding of the Effect of Obesity on Asthma and Allergy

Anurag Agrawal | Akshay Sood | ... | Balaram Ghosh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 785835
  • - Review Article

Adiponectin, Leptin, and Resistin in Asthma: Basic Mechanisms through Population Studies

Akshay Sood | Stephanie A. Shore
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 627384
  • - Review Article

Insulin and the Lung: Connecting Asthma and Metabolic Syndrome

Suchita Singh | Y. S. Prakash | ... | Anurag Agrawal
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 198068
  • - Review Article

Obesity and Asthma: Physiological Perspective

Bill Brashier | Sundeep Salvi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 602908
  • - Review Article

The Asthma Phenotype in the Obese: Distinct or Otherwise?

Sherry Farzan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 740973
  • - Research Article

Increased Expression of RhoA in Epithelium and Smooth Muscle of Obese Mouse Models: Implications for Isoprenoid Control of Airway Smooth Muscle and Fibroblasts

Kristie R. Ross | Rebecca J. Darrah | ... | Thomas J. Kelley
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 340476
  • - Review Article

Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Metabolic Syndrome and Asthma

Ulaganathan Mabalirajan | Balaram Ghosh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 349520
  • - Research Article

Impact of Adiponectin Overexpression on Allergic Airways Responses in Mice

Norah G. Verbout | Leandro Benedito | ... | Stephanie A. Shore
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 538642
  • - Review Article

Role of Obesity in Asthma Control, the Obesity-Asthma Phenotype

Shannon Novosad | Supriya Khan | ... | Akram Khan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 714595
  • - Review Article

Arginine and Nitric Oxide Pathways in Obesity-Associated Asthma

Fernando Holguin

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