Special Issue "Oxidative Stress in Cardiovascular Disease"
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 (30 May 2013)
Prof. Dr. Francis J. Miller Jr.
Dr. Gabor Csanyi
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Vascular Biology Center, Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA 30912, USA
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Interests: oxidative stress, reactive oxygen species, NADPH oxidase, cardiovascular disease, vascular tone dysfunction, thrombospondins, nitric oxide, prostanoids, and EDHF
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality and the most expensive health condition in the United States. Animal and human data implicate increased levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) associated with oxidative stress in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. Whereas ROS are essential for normal cellular processes, the molecular effects of increased ROS include the oxidation of DNA, RNA, lipids and proteins resulting in the dysregulation of ion channels, signaling pathways and transcription factors. However, we still do not have a complete understanding of the underlying mechanisms and consequences of increased ROS generation in cardiovascular tissue. Reducing oxidative stress represents a promising approach for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. However, in numerous clinical trials, antioxidant supplementation failed to reduce cardiovascular morbidity or mortality. Therefore, alternative strategies are to achieve targeted delivery of antioxidants or to inhibit specific enzymatic sources of ROS, which include the mitochondria, NADPH oxidases, xanthine oxidase, lipooxygenase, cyclooxygenase, and nitric oxide synthase. This special issue will focus on the causes and consequence of oxidative stress in cardiovascular disease and explore emerging treatment strategies.
Prof. Dr. Francis Miller, Jr.
Dr. Gabor Csanyi
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- oxidative stress, reactive oxygen species
- heart disease, myocardial infarction, ischemia/reperfusion, preconditioning
- vascular disease, atherosclerosis, hypertension, restenosis, stroke, thrombosis
- biomarkers of oxidative stress
- redox-mediated signaling
- transcription factors, antioxidant response elements
- antioxidant therapy