Special Issue "Inflammasome as a Promising Therapeutic Target"

A special issue of Biomedicines (ISSN 2227-9059). This special issue belongs to the section "Immunology and Immunotherapy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 198

Special Issue Editor

Department of Medical Sciences, Section of Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
Interests: cancer; cancer biology; inflammation; mitochondria; endoplasmic reticulum; NLRP3 inflammasome; signal transduction; cell signaling
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The term “inflammasome” was coined to describe a cytoplasmic multiprotein complex that recognizes signals of host cellular distress and regulates the activation of proinflammatory caspases, which drive subsequent immune responses and inflammation. Inflammasomes can be either friend or foe, depending on the cell type and context. The activation of inflammasomes in acute diseases helps to remove dead cells and initiate tissue repair. However, the persistent activation of inflammasomes in chronic diseases is detrimental because it damages tissues. In fact, inflammasomes have been associated with the pathogenesis of multiple diseases, including neurodegenerative diseases (multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease), autoimmune diseases, metabolic disorders, and cancer.

Thus, considering the substantial role of inflammasomes in different inflammatory pathologies, it is not surprising that strategies targeting inflammasomes are a hot topic of research.

The aim of this Special Issue is to collect the latest reports on the role of inflammasomes in several human pathologies, with particular emphasis on the possible therapeutic values in targeting these inflammasomes for the prevention and treatment of these diseases. A greater understanding of the signaling molecules mediating the beneficial and detrimental effects of their activation is needed. This Special Issue will provide insights regarding the clinical relevance of inflammasomes in human diseases, highlighting their therapeutic promise as molecular targets.

We cordially invite authors and investigators to submit their original research articles, communications, and review articles to this Special Issue.

Dr. Sonia Missiroli
Guest Editor

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  • inflammasome
  • autoimmune disease
  • cancer
  • neurodegenerative disease
  • target-therapy
  • inflammasome inhibitor
  • metabolic disorders

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