Sepsis and Septic Shock: From Molecular Mechanism to Novel Therapies

A special issue of Biomedicines (ISSN 2227-9059). This special issue belongs to the section "Cell Biology and Pathology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2024 | Viewed by 204

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Laboratoire Experimental des Soins Intensifs, Department of Intensive Care, Hôpital Erasme, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), 1070 Brussels, Belgium
Interests: sepsis; cellular regulation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sepsis is defined as a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection (either suspected or confirmed) and is a serious health issue with high morbidity and mortality despite years of research. There is still a lack of effective therapies apart from antibiotics and fluid resuscitation.

A better understanding of molecular mechanisms involved in sepsis can help identify new and specific biomarkers and targets for the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis. For example, histone, a DAMP released by NETosis and other cell death processes such as apoptosis, necroptosis, and pyroptosis, has been identified as having harmful effects in sepsis, including inducing endothelial dysfunction, coagulopathy, and barrier damage. New therapies are thus being developed to block histone signalling pathways or histone release and to neutralize its effects. A histone neutralization compound, mCBS, has been recently shown to have beneficial effects including decreased vasopressor use, reduced inflammation, and improved tissue perfusion in translational studies and ongoing clinical phase II efficacy trials.

This is a perfect example to show the link between molecular mechanisms and the development of novel therapies for sepsis. To shed more light on this field, we are launching a Special Issue "Sepsis and Septic Shock: From Molecular Mechanism to Novel Therapies". All studies and reviews related to sepsis mechanisms and therapeutic strategies are welcome.

Dr. Fuhong Su
Guest Editor

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  • sepsis
  • septic shock
  • molecular mechanisms
  • specific biomarkers
  • histone

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