Special Issue "Inhaled Pollutants Modulate Respiratory and Systemic Diseases"
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 September 2017)
Given its intimate apposition with the environment, the respiratory system provides a robust gateway through which particulates gain access to pulmonary and non-pulmonary tissues. The remarkable worldwide incidence of lung disease and diffuse systemic inflammatory diseases has given rise to novel perspectives that explore etiological overlap in an effort to slow current trends. Accordingly, recent research indicates a growing appreciation for inhaled pollutants that impact organismal health.
Of the myriad of molecules that are regularly inhaled, two broad classifications that appear to exacerbate physiological functions are those that stem from both vehicular traffic and cigarettes. Whether it is a result of the size or the shape of the molecule, various inhaled substances appear to effectively penetrate delicate lung structures and pulmonary inflammatory foci translate noxious stimuli into a systemic insult.
We invite authors to contribute original research articles, as well as review articles, that will illustrate and stimulate the blossoming effort to understand the role of inhaled personal (i.e., secondhand smoke) or environmental pollution in diverse disease settings. The accepted papers will highlight to readers the importance of environmental exposures and, thus, potentially provide a new paradigm on the treatment and prevention of related disorders.
Dr. Paul R. Reynolds
Dr. Benjamin T. Bikman
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- environmental tobacco
- oxidative stress
- lung disease
- systemic diseases
- respiratory system
- diffuse systemic inflammatory diseases
- inhaled pollutants
- environmental pollution