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Advances in Molecular Research of Diabetes Mellitus

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Endocrinology and Metabolism".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 372

Special Issue Editor

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Faculty of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 11527 Athens, Greece
Interests: diabetes mellitus; nutrition; metabolism metabolic; syndrome

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the last few years, we have witnessed a dramatic increase in the incidence and prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM), one of the most common non-communicable diseases worldwide. Patients mostly suffer from the two major forms of DM, type 1, wherein autoimmunity-driven pancreatic β-cell death results in a lack of insulin, and type 2, characterized by malfunctioning cellular sensing and response to insulin and/or defective insulin secretion, eventually leading to hyperglycaemia. The less common forms, such as monogenic diabetes, mitochondrial diabetes, rare syndrome-associated diabetes, etc., are present in the rest of the patient population. Individuals who exhibit persistent hyperglycaemia may develop systemic complications such as microangiopathy and macroangiopathy, as well as peripheral neuropathy. Longstanding endeavours in this research field have focused on clarifying the pathophysiological mechanisms linked with DM manifestation and progression to explore the natural history of DM and to find targets able to halt its broad-spectrum comorbidities.

As an effort to provide new findings in this field, this Special Issue will be devoted to the molecular basis of diabetes mellitus. We seek high-quality research papers addressing the molecular aspects of every type of DM. Researchers from a wide range of professional backgrounds are welcome to contribute. Original research papers and state-of-the-art reviews will be considered.

Dr. Anastasia Thanopoulou
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • diabetes

  • insulin resistance
  • adiposity
  • complications
  • genes

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