Lipidology is dedicated to publishing and disseminating new significant knowledge on the genetics, physiology and metabolism of lipids and lipoproteins and their role in health and disease at the molecular, cellular, clinical, social and epidemiological levels.
This section is dedicated to publishing and disseminating new significant knowledge on the genetics, physiology and metabolism of lipids and lipoproteins and their role in health and disease at the molecular, cellular, clinical, social and epidemiological levels. Lipids (e.g. fatty acids, acylglycerol, cholesterol, phospholipids), apoproteins and lipoproteins are part of complex networks which cover a wide variety of key functions in mammalian homeostasis. The field of lipidology is rapidly evolving and represents a real challenge in personalized medicine and public health. In recent years, studies conducted in animal models and rare human lipid disorders have shed light on important biological and physiological pathways involving lipids and lipoproteins and have contributed to the development of new therapies and improved diagnosis and screening of diseases. The emergence of powerful analytic methods in -omics sciences, systems biology and imaging contribute to the conceptual understanding of lipid physiology and increase the needs of translation of scientific knowledge into health services and clinically useful and valid information.
The Lipidology section aims at providing a forum for broad discussion and rapid dissemination of new significant knowledge. The areas covered are:
- Genetic and epigenetic regulation of lipid metabolism
- Post-prandial lipid metabolism and physiology
- Lipoprotein receptors
- Lipoprotein production, metabolism and clearance
- Animal models of lipid disorders
- Physiology and genetics of rare genetic lipid diseases
- Diagnosis and screening of genetic lipid diseases
- Emerging therapies for lipid-related diseases
- Response to lipid lowering drugs and biodrugs
- Pharmacogenetics of lipid-related therapies
- Gene therapy and oligonucleotide-based treatments in lipidology
- Nutritional approach of lipid diseases
- Genetic epidemiology of lipid disorders
- Lipidology and public health
- Lipids, apoproteins and lipoproteins in neurosciences
The Specialty was renamed in March 2014 from "Fatty Acid and Lipid Physiology" to "Lipidology".