Special Issue "Zebrafish Vascular Developmental Genetics"

A special issue of Cardiogenetics (ISSN 2035-8148). This special issue belongs to the section "Animal Models".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 April 2023 | Viewed by 94

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Longhou Fang
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Center for Cardiovascular Regeneration, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX, USA
Interests: lipid metabolism; APOA1 binding protein (AIBP); vascular development; zebrafish
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Dr. Pengchun Yu
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Guest Editor
Cardiovascular Biology Research Program, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Interests: endothelial cells; blood and lymphatic vessels; cardiovascular biology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Rapid embryonic development, easy genetics, facile pharmacological treatment in the early stage, and optical transparency make zebrafish a desired model for the study of vascular development and the related pathophysiologies. With the availability of state-of-the-art genetic editing tools and chemicals, we are at an unparalleled stage in our ability to explore fundamental mechanisms controlling vascular morphogenesis.

This Special Issue aims to provide up-to-date knowledge of the applications of these cutting-edge technologies to address the underlying mechanisms of vascular development, vascular disease and potential treatments. In this Special Issue, we aim to include an overview of the latest genetic editing technology, the development/usage of agonists/antagonists/inhibitors and their marriage with the preferential utility of the zebrafish model to investigate fundamental mechanisms orchestrating vascular development and function (note that mouse models are also welcome). We look forward to the contribution of manuscripts—including both reviews and original research papers—from the established scientists in the field.

You may choose our Joint Special Issue in Genes.

Dr. Longhou Fang
Dr. Pengchun Yu
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • gene editing
  • pharmacological treatment
  • vascular development
  • vascular disease
  • zebrafish

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