Special Issue "Symmetry in Aging and Age-Related Diseases"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Life Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 January 2024 | Viewed by 210

Special Issue Editors

Indian Scientific Education and Technology (ISET) Foundation, Lucknow 226002, India
Interests: neuroscience; Alzheimer's disease; natural products; therapeutic; drug discovery; oxidative stress; nutraceuticals
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School of Bioengineering and Biosciences, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara 144402, Punjab, India
Interests: protein biochemistry; neurodegeneration; hepatotoxicity; nutraceuticals; cancer; cell signaling; environmental toxicology; nutritional biochemistry; chromatin biology
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Department of Physiology, Johann-Friedrich-Blumenbach-Institute for Zoology and Anthropology, Faculty of Biology Georg August University Göttingen, Göttingen and Goettingen Research Campus, Göttingen, Am Türmchen 3, D-33332 Gütersloh, Germany
Interests: aging; amino acids; antioxidants; inflammaging; melatonin; product development; tryptophan
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Department of STAPS, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, ZA Bastillac Sud, 11 rue Morane Saulnier, 65000 Tarbes, France
Interests: neurophysiology; electrophysiology; neurosciences; plasticity of the motor function; plasticity of the postural function
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Symmetry in the context of aging and age-related diseases refers to the idea that many aspects of the aging process and associated diseases often exhibit symmetrical patterns in the human body. Symmetry is observed in various physiological, pathological and molecular aspects of aging. Many organs and structures are present in pairs on the left and right sides. As individuals age, changes and deterioration often occur symmetrically in these paired structures. For instance, osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease, typically affects both knees. Wrinkles, sagging skin and loss of volume tend to occur symmetrically on both sides of the face. Several age-related neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson disease show symmetrical patterns of brain involvement. In these conditions, specific regions of the brain degenerate symmetrically, leading to characteristic symptoms. Additionally, certain age-related cardiovascular diseases can exhibit symmetry. Age-related changes in bone and structure often follow symmetrical patterns. It is important to note that while symmetry is observed in many aspects of aging and age-related diseases, there are also instances where asymmetrical patterns are evident. Each individual’s aging process and disease progression can vary, influenced by genetics, lifestyle and environmental factors. Therefore, while symmetry can be a helpful pattern to recognize, it is not universally applicable to all cases of aging and age-related diseases.

Dr. Sandeep Singh
Dr. Mahendra P. Singh
Dr. Burkhard Poeggeler
Prof. Dr. Thierry Paillard
Guest Editors

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  • aging
  • human body
  • molecular aspects of aging
  • neurodegenerative diseases
  • cardiovascular diseases
  • drug discovery and drug development
  • healthcare
  • nutrients
  • nutraceuticals
  • pharmaceuticals

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