Special Issue "Oxidative Stress in Cardiovascular Disease"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 May 2013
Dr. Francis J. Miller Jr.
Departments of Internal Medicine and Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Iowa, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
Interests: atherosclerosis; reactive oxygen species; oxidative stress; smooth muscle cells; NADPH oxidases; restenosis; redox signaling
Dr. Gabor Csanyi
Vascular Medicine Institute, E1228-1B BST, University of Pittsburgh, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
Interests: oxidative stress, reactive oxygen species, NADPH oxidase, cardiovascular disease, vascular tone dysfunction, thrombospondins, nitric oxide, prostanoids, and EDHF
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality and the most expensive health condition in the United States. Animal and human data implicate increased levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) associated with oxidative stress in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. Whereas ROS are essential for normal cellular processes, the molecular effects of increased ROS include the oxidation of DNA, RNA, lipids and proteins resulting in the dysregulation of ion channels, signaling pathways and transcription factors. However, we still do not have a complete understanding of the underlying mechanisms and consequences of increased ROS generation in cardiovascular tissue. Reducing oxidative stress represents a promising approach for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. However, in numerous clinical trials, antioxidant supplementation failed to reduce cardiovascular morbidity or mortality. Therefore, alternative strategies are to achieve targeted delivery of antioxidants or to inhibit specific enzymatic sources of ROS, which include the mitochondria, NADPH oxidases, xanthine oxidase, lipooxygenase, cyclooxygenase, and nitric oxide synthase. This special issue will focus on the causes and consequence of oxidative stress in cardiovascular disease and explore emerging treatment strategies.
Prof. Dr. Francis Miller, Jr.
Dr. Gabor Csanyi
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- Oxidative stress, reactive oxygen species
- Heart disease, myocardial infarction, ischemia/reperfusion, preconditioning
- Vascular disease, atherosclerosis, hypertension, restenosis, stroke, thrombosis
- Biomarkers of oxidative stress
- Redox-mediated signaling
- Transcription factors, antioxidant response elements
- Antioxidant therapy
Article: The Protective Effects of α-Lipoic Acid on Kidneys in Type 2 Diabetic Goto-Kakisaki Rats via Reducing Oxidative Stress
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(4), 6746-6756; doi:10.3390/ijms14046746
Received: 9 December 2012; in revised form: 2 March 2013 / Accepted: 16 March 2013 / Published: 26 March 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1757 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Beneficial Effects of the RESMENA Dietary Pattern on Oxidative Stress in Patients Suffering from Metabolic Syndrome with Hyperglycemia Are Associated to Dietary TAC and Fruit Consumption
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(4), 6903-6919; doi:10.3390/ijms14046903
Received: 30 January 2013; in revised form: 8 March 2013 / Accepted: 19 March 2013 / Published: 27 March 2013| Download PDF Full-text (347 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Impact of High Salt Independent of Blood Pressure on PRMT/ADMA/DDAH Pathway in the Aorta of Dahl Salt-Sensitive Rats
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(4), 8062-8072; doi:10.3390/ijms14048062
Received: 20 January 2013; in revised form: 1 April 2013 / Accepted: 1 April 2013 / Published: 12 April 2013| Download PDF Full-text (373 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Senescence Marker Protein-30 (SMP30) Deficiency Impairs Myocardium-Induced Dilation of Coronary Arterioles Associated with Reactive Oxygen Species
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(5), 9408-9423; doi:10.3390/ijms14059408
Received: 19 March 2013; in revised form: 15 April 2013 / Accepted: 16 April 2013 / Published: 29 April 2013| Download PDF Full-text (466 KB)
Article: Native High Density Lipoproteins (HDL) Interfere with Platelet Activation Induced by Oxidized Low Density Lipoproteins (OxLDL)
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(5), 10107-10121; doi:10.3390/ijms140510107
Received: 11 March 2013; in revised form: 16 April 2013 / Accepted: 29 April 2013 / Published: 10 May 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1430 KB) |
Article: The Role of Sulfur Dioxide in the Regulation of Mitochondrion-Related Cardiomyocyte Apoptosis in Rats with Isopropylarterenol-Induced Myocardial Injury
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(5), 10465-10482; doi:10.3390/ijms140510465
Received: 5 March 2013; in revised form: 24 April 2013 / Accepted: 9 May 2013 / Published: 21 May 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1774 KB)
Last update: 30 November 2012