Special Issue "Gut Hormone: Molecular Mechanism and Its Biological Functions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2023 | Viewed by 6129
Interests: gut hormone; thyroid disease; obesity; diabetes mellitus; nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
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Gut hormones are closely related to lifestyle and lifestyle-related disorders. Gut hormones affect appetite, gastrointestinal motility, digestion, absorption and metabolism, and hence abnormalities of gut hormones cause malnutrition, metabolic syndrome and GI disorders. Gastrin and insulin have cell proliferation activity, and therefore abnormality of these hormones or hormone receptors affects development or progression of several cancers, for example pancreatic cancer and colorectal cancer.
Understanding of the molecular basis of hormone binding and activation of receptors provides important insights into the active conformation of such receptors, providing critical information helpful for the design and refinement of receptor-active drugs. The family of guanine nucleotide-binding protein (G protein)-coupled receptors that includes receptors for many gut hormones are demonstrated as clinically useful pharmacological targets.
Papers related to any aspects of biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology, physiology, and pathology will be considered for this Special Issue. The pure clinical reports may not be accepted.
Prof. Dr. Bunzo Matsuura
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- cell proliferation
- neuroendocrine tumor (NET)
- functional dyspepsia
- irritable bowel syndrome
- metabolic/bariatric surgery