Objective Pteridines is an open acess international quarterly journal dealing with all aspects of pteridine research. Pteridines are heterocyclic fused ring compounds involved in a wide range of biological functions from the color on butterfly wings to cofactors in enzyme catalysis to essential vitamins. Of the pteridines, 5,6,7,8-tetrahydrobiopterin is the necessary cofactor of several aromatic amino acid monoxygenases, the nitric oxide synthases and glyceryl ether monoxygenase (GEMO). Neopterin plays an essential role in the immune system and is an important biomarker in laboratory medicine for diseases such as HIV, cardiovascular disease, malignant tumors, among others.
Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Dietmar Fuchs (Division of Biological Chemistry, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria)
Editorial Board Prof. Dr. Terken Baydar (Department of Toxicology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey) Prof. Dr. Nenad Blau (Department of General Pediatrics, University Children's Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany) Prof. Dr. Keith Channon (John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK) Prof. Dr. Basak Engin (Department of Toxicology, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey) Prof. Dr. Steven P. Gieseg (Free Radical Biochemistry Laboratory, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand) Dr. Viola Groehn (API Synthesis & Development, Schaffhausen, Switzerland) Prof. Dr. Steven S. Gross (Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical School, Cornell University, New York, USA) Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Ichinose (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Fujita Health University School of Medicine, Yokohama, Japan) Prof. Dr. Greg Kapatos (Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, USA) Dr. Piotr Koslinski (Department of Toxicology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland) Dr. Katharina Kurz (Department of Internal Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria) Prof. Dr. Aurora Martinez (Department of Biomedicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway) Prof. Dr. Bohuslav Melichar (Department of Oncology, Palacký University Medical School, Olomouc, Czech Republic) Dr. Vojtech Parrak (NsP sv Cyrila a Metoda, Petrzalka, Bratislava, Slovakia) Prof. Dr. Godefridus Peters (VU University Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Prof. Dr. Gilbert Reibnegger (Institute of Physiological Chemistry, Graz Medical University, Graz, Austria) Prof. Dr. Haruro Shintaku (Department of Pediatrics, Osaka City Medical School, Osaka, Japan) Prof. Dr. Knut Teigen (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway) Prof. Dr. Anders H. Thomas (Department of Chemistry, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina) Prof. Dr. Aristidis Michael Tsatsakis (Department of Forensic Sciences and Toxicology, University of Crete Medical School, Heraklion, Greece) Prof. Dr. Guenter Weiss (Department of Internal Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria) Prof. Dr. Ernst R. Werner (Division of Biological Chemistry, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria) Prof. Dr. Jeongbin Yim (Department of Microbiology, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea)
Language Editors Eileen ABLONDI, Harvard Medical School, USA Dr Kate Grayson (University of Bristol, UK) Dr Laura McVeigh (University of New South Wales, Australia) Dr Morgan Milton (RTI International, USA) Zandile Nare (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Associate Editor Qian (Kevin) Liu M.D. (Tianjin Lung Cancer Institute, Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, Tianjin, China)
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