Special Issue "Cigarette Smoke and Pulmonary Disease"

A special issue of Biology (ISSN 2079-7737). This special issue belongs to the section "Medical Biology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2022 | Viewed by 33

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Serena Di Vincenzo
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Guest Editor
Institute of Traslational Pharmacology (IFT) - National Research Council of Italy (CNR), 90153 Palermo, Italy
Interests: respiratory diseases; cigarette smoke; bronchial epithelial cells; inflammation; immune response; lung cancer; pathophysiology
Dr. Elisabetta Pace
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Guest Editor
Institute of Traslational Pharmacology (IFT) - National Research Council of Italy (CNR), 90153 Palermo, Italy
Interests: respiratory diseases; cigarette smoke; bronchial epithelial cells; inflammation; immune response; medical biology; pathophysiology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cigarette smoke is a mixture of gas, vapor, and solid particles, and contains thousands of molecules, most of which are severely harmful to humans. Once cigarette smoke is in the respiratory tree, the airway epithelium is the first line of defense and activates repair mechanisms. The continuous insult impairs these internal defense mechanisms and leads to DNA, protein, and organelle damage, as well as to structural and morphological changes of the cells with the activation of a chronic inflammatory process, associated with the recruitment of immune cells, which could lead to a transformation in cancer cells or to the activation of senescent mechanisms.

Several studies have shown the involvement of cigarette smoke in the pathogenesis of several respiratory diseases (COPD, lung cancer, fibrosis, etc.), and for this reason cigarette smoke is considered the main risk factor for them, but not everything is known yet.

This Special Issue, titled “Cigarette smoke and respiratory diseases”, aims to collect original research or review articles focused on exploring new insights into molecular signaling networks involved in the pathogenesis of respiratory diseases related to cigarette smoke exposure.

Dr. Serena Di Vincenzo
Dr. Elisabetta Pace
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • cigarette smoke
  • respiratory diseases
  • inflammation
  • immune response
  • cancer
  • senescence

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