International Journal of Vascular Medicine

Inflammation and Vascular Remodeling


Publishing date
16 Nov 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
29 Jun 2012

Lead Editor

1Department of Medicine and Bioregulatory Sciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School of Health Biosciences, 3-18-15 Kuramoto-cho, Tokushima 770-8503, Japan

2Department of Molecular Cardiovascular Biology and Pharmacology, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, Shitsukawa, Tohon, Ehime 791-0295, Japan

3Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, 65 Tsurumai, Showa-Ku, Nagoya 466-8550, Japan

4Department of Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London EC1M6BQ, UK

5Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA


Inflammation and Vascular Remodeling

Description

Cardio- and cerebrovascular diseases are the major causes of death worldwide. Accumulating evidence has revealed that inflammation plays a pivotal role in the progression of vascular remodeling and atherosclerosis leading to cardiovascular events. In fact, several inflammatory markers such as a high-sensitivity C-reactive protein have been shown to predict cardiovascular events. In addition, metabolic disorders, including hyperglycemia, hyperinsulinemia, and dyslipidemia, injure the vascular wall and contribute to the development of vascular remodeling. Most of these metabolic stimuli initially impair homeostasis of the cardiovascular system through inflammation with recruitment of leukocytes and increased secretion of adhesion molecules, chemoattractant cytokines, and proinflammatory cytokines from endothelial cells, vascular smooth muscles, fibroblasts, and macrophages.

In this special issue, we are going to invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original research and review articles that explore the interactions between inflammation and vascular remodeling. Therefore, we are interested in articles that provide pivotal and/or novel evidence for understanding the pathophysiological relationships among the disorders and propose new strategies for treating these conditions on a clinical basis and a molecular basis. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Aberrant circadian rhythm and vascular inflammation
  • Adipocyte-secreted factors for interaction of inflammation and atherosclerosis
  • Role of inflammation and oxidative stress
  • Interactions of some remote organs and cardiovascular inflammation (central nervous system, digestive organs, cardiovascular system, fat tissue, etc.)
  • Vascular inflammation and renin-angiotensin system
  • Available biomarkers for linkage of inflammation and atherosclerosis
  • Pathophysiological roles of inflammation in angiogenesis

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijvm/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 596796
  • - Editorial

Inflammation and Vascular Remodeling

Ken-ichi Aihara | Masaki Mogi | ... | Muredach P. Reilly
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 641917
  • - Review Article

ABO Blood Groups and Cardiovascular Diseases

Hanrui Zhang | Ciarán J. Mooney | Muredach P. Reilly
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 794898
  • - Review Article

MicroRNAs in Vascular Biology

Munekazu Yamakuchi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 648167
  • - Review Article

Recent Advances in Pharmacotherapy Development for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Koichi Yoshimura | Hiroki Aoki
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 508416
  • - Review Article

Role of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor-γ in Vascular Inflammation

Kousei Ohshima | Masaki Mogi | Masatsugu Horiuchi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 246058
  • - Research Article

Chronic C-Type Natriuretic Peptide Infusion Attenuates Angiotensin II-Induced Myocardial Superoxide Production and Cardiac Remodeling

Yasuhiro Izumiya | Satoshi Araki | ... | Hisao Ogawa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 605101
  • - Review Article

Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Epoxyeicosatrienoic Acids

Scott J. Thomson | Ara Askari | David Bishop-Bailey
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 570297
  • - Research Article

A Model of Left Ventricular Dysfunction Complicated by CAWS Arteritis in DBA/2 Mice

Naoto Hirata | Ken-ichi Ishibashi | ... | Naohito Ohno
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 127149
  • - Clinical Study

Expression and Function of Ephrin-B1 and Its Cognate Receptor EphB2 in Human Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Aiji Sakamoto | Masaaki Kawashiri | ... | Masakazu Yamagishi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 162545
  • - Review Article

Effects of Statins on Cardiorenal Syndrome

Shusuke Yagi | Ken-ichi Aihara | ... | Toshio Matsumoto
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