Special Issue "Novel Strategies for Cardiac Protection and Regeneration"
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: closed (25 August 2019).
The present Special Issue “Novel Strategies for Cardiac Protection and Regeneration” will cover a selection of the most recent scientific topics and current review articles in the field of basic and translational research dedicated to the improvement of the cardiac response to damage. Experimental papers, up-to-date review articles, and commentaries are all welcome.
Cardiovascular diseases are still one of the leading causes of death worldwide, as reported by the World Health Organization, and represent an enormous problem for modern society, and from an economic perspective, with a cost to the world healthcare system estimated to be about eight hundred and sixty billion dollars per year. Therefore, the development of novel, efficient, and cost-effective cardiac therapies is a fundamental worldwide goal.
Many efforts have been made in the past forty years to identify molecular mechanisms, which could be modulated in order reduce the negative consequences of cardiac injury. In particular, the most promising ones are based on the fine tuning of inflammatory and fibrotic cardiac responses, the regeneration of damaged cardiomyocytes, and the improvement of cardiac cells resistance to stress. Despite the fact that encouraging results have been obtained both in vitro and in vivo, a more in depth comprehension of the molecular aspects at the bases of cardiac protection and regeneration is mandatory before the clinical application of these strategies can be achieved.
Assoc. Prof. Luigi Anastasia
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- Heart dysfunction
- Myocardial injury
- Cardiac regeneration
- Drug discovery
- Stem cell therapies
- Cardiac protection
- Translational medicine
- Cardiac fibrosis
- Molecular mechanisms