Special Issue "Molecular Research on Arteriosclerosis and Thrombosis"
A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Pathology, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.
Cardiovascular disease continues to be a major cause of death and disease. Over the last few decades, clinical and experimental research has identified key cellular players and molecular mediators involved in atherosclerotic lesion initiation, progression, and ultimately, plaque rupture and thrombosis. More recently, evidence is accumulating on the importance of the perivascular adipose tissue surrounding blood vessels as a modulator of disease severity and how this interaction is affected by metabolic stressors, such as obesity, diabetes or age. In addition to traditional risk factors, endogenous and environmental conditions have emerged that impact on cardiovascular risk and atherosclerosis progression, including the gut microbiome, dietary factors, and air or noise pollutants.
The Special Issue on “Molecular Research on Arteriosclerosis and Thrombosis” will comprise a selection of original research papers and reviews focusing on, but not limited to, novel findings and developments on the molecular mechanisms, cell-cell interactions, and internal or external stressors involved in pathophysiology of atherosclerosis and thrombosis. This will include experimental studies in animal models of atherosclerosis, thrombosis, and plaque rupture using transgenic mice with global or cell-specific genetic modifications or exposed to specific risk factors or therapeutic regimens. Molecular imaging studies on novel targets or cell culture work examining novel diagnostic or therapeutic candidates are also welcome.
Prof. Katrin Schäfer
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- Neointima formation
- Animal models
- Perivascular adipose tissue
- Endothelial cells
- Smooth muscle cells
- Plaque erosion
- Plaque rupture