Special Issue "Cellular Pathogenesis of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension"

A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409). This special issue belongs to the section "Cellular Pathology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Rozenn Quarck
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Laboratory of Respiratory Diseases and Thoracic Surgery (BREATHE); Dept Chronic Diseases & Metabolism (CHROMETA), University of Leuven – KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Interests: pulmonary arterial hypertension; chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension; angiogenesis; inflammation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a rare and devastating condition, characterized by the remodeling and the obstruction of pulmonary microvessels and resulting in increased pulmonary vascular resistance, elevated pulmonary arterial pressures, and right ventricular failure. Despite the development of various drugs during the past 3 decades, the disease cannot be cured and the prognosis remains unacceptable, with currently available drugs displaying vasodilatory effects but failing to target the pulmonary vascular remodeling. Pulmonary arterial hypertension can be either idiopathic, heritable or associated with other conditions such as connective tissue diseases, congenital heart diseases, drug/toxin intake, portal hypertension, schistosomiasis, and human immunodeficiency virus. When PAH occurs in a hereditary context, germline mutations in various genes have been identified. The pathophysiological process of PAH is an intricate process that involves vasoconstriction, vascular remodeling, endothelial dysfunction, inflammation, and thrombosis.

This Special Issue aims to provide comprehensible knowledge regarding recently identified mechanisms of the cellular pathogenesis of pulmonary arterial hypertension, which could open future and innovative treatment options and strategies.

Consequently, we warmly invite the community to submit original articles or reviews covering the abovementioned field. Please make sure that the paper matches the scope of our journal. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/cells/about

We look forward to your contributions.

Dr. Rozenn Quarck
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • pulmonary arterial hypertension
  • inflammation
  • angiogenesis
  • endothelium
  • extra cellular matrix
  • vascular remodeling

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Iron Deficiency in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: A Deep Dive into the Mechanisms
Cells 2021, 10(2), 477; https://doi.org/10.3390/cells10020477 - 23 Feb 2021
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Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a severe cardiovascular disease that is caused by the progressive occlusion of the distal pulmonary arteries, eventually leading to right heart failure and death. Almost 40% of patients with PAH are iron deficient. Although widely studied, the mechanisms [...] Read more.
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a severe cardiovascular disease that is caused by the progressive occlusion of the distal pulmonary arteries, eventually leading to right heart failure and death. Almost 40% of patients with PAH are iron deficient. Although widely studied, the mechanisms linking between PAH and iron deficiency remain unclear. Here we review the mechanisms regulating iron homeostasis and the preclinical and clinical data available on iron deficiency in PAH. Then we discuss the potential implications of iron deficiency on the development and management of PAH. Full article
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

1. Author: Dr. Sophie Nadaud;
    Tentative title: Role of lung Stem/Progenitor Cells in the Pulmonary Vascular Remodeling

2. Author: Dr. Frederic Perros;
    Tentative title: Iron Deficiency in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: a Deep Dive into the Mechanisms

3. Author: Prof. Dr. Andrea Olschewski;
    Tentative title: GLP-1 Pathway in PAH

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