Special Issue "MicroRNAs in Cardiovascular Biology and Disease"
A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 May 2014)
Since the initial discovery of microRNAs’ specific biological functions in the late 1990s, our understanding of these unique RNA molecules in both health and disease has grown exponentially. The impact of miRNA biology continues to be wide-reaching and often surprising—particularly in the field of cardiovascular physiology. Beyond the canonical functions of individual microRNAs that affect their isolated gene targets and downstream pathophenotypes, developing concepts in cardiovascular biology include the study of paracrine or endocrine functions of extracellular forms of microRNAs, an increasing appreciation for the complexity of regulation of microRNAs via other non-coding RNA molecules, and a growing interest in understanding the "network-based" pleiotropy of microRNAs through a combination of computational and experimental methods.
This special issue will provide an open access opportunity for publishing research work and review articles related to cardiovascular biology and disease, and to offer comprehensive new insights into the current and future directions of this exciting and important research field.
Dr. Stephen Y. Chan
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- cardiovascular biology and disease
- network biology
- circulating microRNA
- vascular biology