Special Issue "Tissue Regeneration and Fibrosis"
A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2019)
Dr. Dimitrios Karamichos
Department of Cell Biology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, 73104, USA; Department of Ophthalmology/Dean McGee Eye Institute, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, 73104, USA
Website | E-Mail
Interests: corneal wound healing; cornea trauma; keratoconus; bioengineering; bioprinting; diabetic keratopathy
The tissue/organ fibrosis is the formation of excess fibrous connective tissue that can be reactive, benign, or pathological. More often than not, fibrosis leads to devastating results altering the architecture and function of the underlying tissue/organ. The renewal and regeneration of the damaged tissue/organ has been a focal point for many in the basic sciences and translational researches alike for the past 30–40 years. To date, several strategies have been deployed to tackle this biological problem often focusing on cellular or extracellular matrix control/alterations. Powerful developments in this multidisciplinary field have yielded novel technologies and models; however, there are still major challenges ahead including the need for more complex functionality and biochemical stability.
In this Special Issue, we invite you to contribute original research articles, reviews, or shorter “Perspective” articles on all aspects related to the theme of “Tissue Regeneration and Fibrosis”. We hope to highlight current trends and novel models with functional insights from a cellular and molecular perspective.
Dr. Dimitrios Karamichos
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Cells is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- tissue engineering