Special Issue "Sphingolipid Metabolism and Signaling in Health and Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2023) | Viewed by 5442
Interests: gangliosides; GM1 ganglioside; neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders; mitochondria
Interests: glycosphingolipids; gangliosides; GM1; GM1 oligosaccharide; plasma membrane signaling; neuronal disease; Parkinson’s disease
Interests: sphingolipids; neurodegenerative disorders; GM1 ganglioside; lysosomes
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Sphingolipids are a class of lipids highly expressed in eukaryotic cells, where they represent key components of membranes. In addition to their structural role, they act as bioactive molecules capable of modulating intracellular signaling and, accordingly, several cell functions, including cell proliferation, differentiation, migration and apoptosis. Consequently, alterations in sphingolipid metabolism and signaling have been associated with several pathological conditions, spanning from neurodegeneration to cancer and diabetes. However, a complete comprehension of the molecular mechanism by which sphingolipids regulate cell homeostasis is still lacking. Providing new information about sphingolipid signaling and metabolism is pivotal for addressing their role both in health and in diseases.
In this Special Issue “Sphingolipid Metabolism and Signaling in Health and Disease”, we aim to collect original research and review articles regarding the role of sphingolipids in modulating cellular functions in different physiopathological conditions.
Dr. Maria Fazzari
Dr. Elena Chiricozzi
Dr. Giulia Lunghi
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- cell homeostasis
- cystic fibrosis