Special Issue "Metabolic Syndrome: From Target Molecules to Therapeutic Approaches"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 1525
Interests: metabolic syndrome; diabetes; dyslipidemia; obesity; adipose tissue; cardiovascular risk; inflammation; bariatric surgery
Metabolic syndrome is a widespread medical condition characterized by a cluster of health issues that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Common risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome include abdominal obesity, high blood sugar, hypertension, elevated triglyceride levels and low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Diagnosis of metabolic syndrome requires the presence of at least three of these five metabolic abnormalities simultaneously, as proposed by major organizations involved in its study. Additional factors, such as chronic inflammation and blood clotting, have also been implicated in metabolic syndrome, highlighting its complex nature. While lifestyle changes are effective in the early stages of the condition, pharmacological treatments are often needed in advanced cases. Currently, pharmacological interventions target the individual components of metabolic syndrome separately, although new drugs are being studied. Furthermore, although the dysfunction of adipose tissue is recognized as a major contributor to metabolic dysregulation, it remains an area of limited research. The development of metabolic syndrome is influenced by the interactions between human microbiota, genetic factors and diet. Precision medicine based on an understanding of the molecular landscape of metabolic syndrome has emerged as a promising approach. Given the increasing prevalence of metabolic syndrome globally and the limited understanding of its underlying mechanisms, there is a need to explore the biological pathways involved in this condition and develop more effective treatment strategies.
The aim of this research topic is to provide new insights into metabolic pathways or molecular targets that could aid in understanding and treating metabolic syndrome and its complications. Understanding the pathways involved in metabolic dysregulation is crucial for developing interventions. Additionally, we are interested in studies that provide evidence on different treatment modalities for metabolic syndrome, including nutritional interventions, bariatric surgery, modulation of gut microbiota, anti-inflammatory drugs and pharmacological treatments that can improve metabolic dysfunction.
Dr. Silvia Paredes
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- metabolic syndrome
- glucose intolerance
- adipose tissue
- adypocite dysfunction
- oxidative stresse
- endothelial cell dysfunction
- bile acid signaling pathway
- gut microbiota