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Official Journal of the International Society of Pteridinology

Editor In Chief: Dietmar Fuchs

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  • Unique interdisciplinary forum devoted to conjugated and unconjugated pteridines
  • Basic and clinical approach to the topic combining the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, clinical chemistry, and laboratory medicine
  • International, authoritative editors and reviewers boosting the prestige of published papers
  • Free language-correction services for authors from non-English speaking regions
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Pteridines is the official journal of the International Society of Pteridinology (ISP).

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.

  • Neopterin, dihydroneopterin, monapterin
  • Biopterin, tetrahydrobiopterin
  • Folates, antifolates, riboflavin
  • Phenylalanine, tyrosine, phenylketonuria, serotonin, adrenalin, noradrenalin, L-DOPA, dopamine, related biogenic amines
  • Phenylalanine hydroxylase, tyrosine hydroxylase, tryptophan hydroxylase, nitric oxide synthases (iNOS), alkylglycerol monooxygenase (AGMO), dihydropterin reductase, sepiapterin reductase
  • Homocysteine, mediators of inflammation, redox systems, iron

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Original articles, reviews, mini reviews, commentaries, opinions on controversial subjects

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Pteridines was founded in 1989 and has been continued at De Gruyter since 2013.

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Volume 31 (2020): Issue 1 (Jan 2020)

Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via online submission system Editorial Manager available for this journal at http://www.editorialmanager.com/pteridines. In case of problems, please contact the Editorial Office of this journal at jedrzej.daszkiewicz@degruyter.com

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)

Editorial Office
Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
01-811 Warsaw, Poland
T: +48 22 701 50 15

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Jędrzej Daszkiewicz, Managing Editor



Audience: Researchers in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, clinical biochemistry, metabolic disorders, clinical chemistry, clinical immunology, immunology, laboratory medicine, biology, molecular biology, molecular medicine, nutrition, phytomedicine