Special Issue "Vitamin K and Vitamin D in Health and Disease"

A special issue of Biomedicines (ISSN 2227-9059). This special issue belongs to the section "Endocrinology and Metabolism Research".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 43

Special Issue Editors

Department of Biochemistry, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iuliu Hatieanu Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Interests: bone metabolism; vitamin D; biomedical science; cartilage arthritis; rheumatoid arthritis; bone; osteoblasts; vitamin K; atherosclerosis; bone research; clinical chemistry; clinical trials; nutritional biochemistry; bone mineral density; osteoporosis; cardiovascular risk; hip fracture; bone mineralization; myocardial infarction; calcium; metabolic syndrome; lipids; lipoproteins; cardiovascular disease; diabetes; chronic inflammation; chronic intestinal disease; microbiota; short-chain fatty acids
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Department of Medical Biochemistry, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iuliu Hatieanu Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Interests: vitamin K-dependent proteins; atherosclerosis; clinical chemistry; ectopic calcifications; cardiovascular and renal diseases; metabolic syndrome; diabetes mellitus; chronic and acute inflammation; chronic bowel diseases; microbiota; short-chain fatty acids

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The liposoluble vitamins D and K are well known to play roles in multiple processes, from calcium metabolism to immunity, to energy metabolism and cancer prevention. This Special Issue will focus on the role of vitamin D- and K-dependent proteins in diseases associated with metabolic or endocrine disbalances. In addition to providing insights into the vitamin D and K status in healthy subjects and diseases, this Special Issue will pay special attention to the regulatory effects of short-chain fatty acids, as products of the gut microbiota, on serum vitamin K-dependent proteins. Researchers are invited to share their knowledge and expertise regarding their recent research observations in this field.

Prof. Dr. Alexandra M. Crăciun
Dr. Ciprian N. Silaghi
Guest Editors

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  • vitamin D
  • vitamin K
  • Gla proteins
  • cardiovascular and renal diseases
  • metabolic syndrome
  • diabetes mellitus
  • chronic and acute inflammation
  • chronic bowel diseases
  • cartilage arthritis
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • osteoblasts
  • bone research
  • atherosclerosis
  • lipids
  • lipoproteins
  • short-chain fatty acids.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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