Focus on Gastrointestinal Diseases 3.0: Inflammation
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 166
Interests: short stay unit; infection, sepsis; trauma; syncope; pulmonary embolism; inflammatory bowel disease; gastroenteritis; gastrointestinal bleeding; diverticulitis
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Gastrointestinal diseases are common, multifactorial pathologies related to specific genetic, infectious, environmental, and host factors. Understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the interaction between these factors is critical to understanding the pathophysiology of gastrointestinal diseases and developing new therapies. These are extremely common diseases in the general population that impose high costs on healthcare systems around the world. The emerging role of the intestinal microbiome and local and general immune factors is transforming our understanding of gastrointestinal diseases. The identification of the molecular mechanisms involved in their development has also led to significant advances in the therapeutic field over the past 20 years. The use of biologic drugs that have altered the natural history of inflammatory bowel disease is a clear example. The molecular characterization of the interactions between external pathogens such as Helicobacter pylori and the host may also help to unravel the mechanisms that trigger inflammatory processes in the mucosa, as well as mutations that may predispose an individual to the occurrence of gastrointestinal cancer.
Since the first and second volumes of the Special Issue "Focus on Gastrointestinal Diseases" were successful, we are reopening this Issue in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067, IF 6.208, JCR Category Q1). For this third Special Issue, we invite all interested researchers to contribute original research articles or literature reviews on all aspects related to the molecular mechanisms involved in the pathologies of the gastrointestinal system, with a particular focus on, but not limited to, inflammatory intestinal, pancreatic, and gastric diseases. Furthermore, manuscripts with a particular focus on inflammation will be highly welcomed.
Dr. Marcello Candelli
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- receptor signaling
- infection and inflammation
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- growth factors
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