Special Issue "Stem Cell-Immune Function and Cardiac Regeneration"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020).
The development of stem-cell-based and regenerative therapies for cardiovascular and other diseases has faced an unexpected roadblock in clinical translation. Upcoming knowledge from clinical research points in the direction of bone marrow stem cell/immune progenitor cell senescence by epigenetic and somatic mutations is the potential cause. Moreover, not only is modification of tissue repair mechanisms the consequence of stem cell mutations and DNA-pathology, but these may also form the cause of disease mechanisms and progression. In order to identify responsible pathways and genotype/phenotype patterns and establish proof by modeling, a close interdisciplinary approach is needed crossing medical and nonmedical disciplines. First, there is a need for better individualized diagnostics (precision medicine) of underlying disease mechanisms using the new technologies of systems medicine. Second, validated precision T-cell targeted and (stem) cell therapies can be designed on the basis of diagnostic monitoring of molecular pathomechanisms altered by genetic or cellular repair strategies. A number of groups are underway to open the roadblock by precision medicine in clinical and experimental studies. A special focus is given in this issue to stem cell dysfunction in hematologic, cardiac, and neuronal disease based on immune and cardiovascular pathomechanisms.
The current Special Issue will accept original studies, reviews, and technical reports focusing on stem cell/immune cell biology, precision medicine, -omics, animal disease models, molecular diagnostics, biophysics, and imaging written by scientists active in the field of regenerative and precision medicine.
Prof. Dr. Gustav Steinhoff
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- Precision medicine
- Systems medicine
- Genotype/phenotype signature
- Hematological diseases
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Neuronal diseases
- Stem cells
- Immune progenitor cells
- Autologous cell therapy
- Disease modeling
- Cardiovascular repair
- T-Cell Targeting