Special Issue "Non Coding RNAs in the Cardiovascular System"
A special issue of Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease (ISSN 2308-3425).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
Assistant Guest Editor
Dr. Fernando Bonet
Stem Cells and Development. CEDOC-Centro de Estudios de Doenças Crónicas. NOVA Medical School / Faculdade de Ciências Médicas. Universidade Nova de Lisboa
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Interests: cardiovascular development; coronary vasculature; angiogenesis; gene regulation; post-transcriptional regulation; non-coding RNAs; microRNAs
JCDD is launching a Special Issue on “Non-Coding RNAs in the Cardiovascular System”. Over the last decades, we have witnessed a tremendous effort to understand the gene regulatory mechanisms underlying cardiovascular development and hence disease. Multiple growth factors and transcription factors have been identified as playing a pivotal role in the heart and vasculature formation, leading to the definition of distinct gene regulatory networks. Recently, a novel layer of complexity has emerged given that the vast majority of the genome is transcribed into non-coding RNAs and much evidence demonstrated a key regulatory role for these molecules. Short and long non-coding RNAs are differentially expressed during embryogenesis as well as in adulthood where they can represent novel biomarkers for distinct pathological conditions, including therein the cardiovascular system. The functional contribution of these ncRNAs, particularly microRNAs and lncRNAs, has emerged in cardiovascular development and disease. This Special Issue aims to cover studies on the functional role of non-coding RNAs in the cardiovascular system, spanning from the early stages of development to the adult heart, as well as in congenital and acquired cardiovascular physiopathological conditions.
Prof. Dr. Diego Franco
Dr. Estefanía Lozano-Velasco
Dr. Fernando Bonet
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Cardiovascular development
- Gene regulatory mechanisms
- Post-transcriptional regulation