The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Health Consequences of Vitamin D Deficiency and Treatment - Call for papers
• 大类 : 生物 - 2区
• 小类 : 生化与分子生物学 - 2区
• 小类 : 内分泌学与代谢 - 2区
Vitamin D status has been linked to multiple diseases and disorders. For example, vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency have been associated with the increased risk of cancer, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, infectious and immune-mediated diseases, cardiovascular disease,etc. Maintaining optimal vitamin D status might be a promising approach to prevent several diseases. Moreover, vitamin D analogs may be used to trigger vitamin D-dependent cellular responses (e.g., intracellular Ca2+signals, apoptosis, immune response) that are mechanistically linked to the disease treatment.
The main purpose of this Special Issue is to provide an update on vitamin D mechanisms and function, including novel insights on mechanisms of action of 1,25(OH)2D3, as well as to discuss the role of new perspectives for vitamin D in maintaining optimal health and disease prevention. The Special Issue welcomes the submission of manuscripts describing either original research (epidemiological studies, clinical trials or experimental studies) or systematic reviews and meta-analyses that examine the contribution of vitamin D to health outcomes throughout the lifespan. All manuscripts will be subjected the same rigorous peer review process as regular papers submitted to the Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.