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Special Issue "Extracellular Matrix Biology and Cardiovascular Disease"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Bioactives and Nutraceuticals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Carlos Zaragoza
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Guest Editor
1. Head of Cardiovascular Unit, Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Ramón y Cajal, 28223 Madrid, Spain
2. Professor of Medicine, University Francisco de Vitoria, 28223 Madrid, Spain
Interests: acute myocardial Infarction; coronary ischemia/reperfusion; inflammation; matrix metalloproteinases; atherosclerosis; nitric oxide; nanotechnology; cardiovascular imagingi
Dr. Marta Saura
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Guest Editor
Department of Biology Systems, Physiology Unit, University of Alcalá, 28871 Alcalá de Henares, Spain
Interests: nitric oxide; bisphenol A; integrin linked kinase; vascular disease; cardiac remodeling; extracellular matrix
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleague,

International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067, IF 4.556) is currently running a Special Issue focused on "Extracellular Matrix Biology and Cardiovascular Disease". Prof. Carlos Zaragoza and Marta Saura are serving as Guest Editors for this issue. Based on your excellent expertise, we would be thrilled if you could submit a paper to this issue.

The concept of Extracellular Matrix (ECM) has changed from a group of scaffolding proteins providing cell homing and tensile strength, to nowadays, where it is considered an orchestrated, specific network of components that are absolutely required for correct organ function, tissue repair and remodeling in response to external pathophysiological stimuli. In the cardiovascular system, ECM plays a key role as a mechanotransducer and sensor of flow and is the source of many of the signals that provide plasticity and quick adaptation to changing environments. Factors that specifically affect at the composition and/or matrix organization are currently the source, and many times the consequence, of several cardiovascular diseases, including atherosclerosis, aneurysms, myocardial infarction and heart failure; hence, the study of factors that induce significant changes in the ECM properties and composition are of significant interest to finding new molecular targets to fight cardiovascular disease.

In this Special Issue, original research and review articles focused on the most recent advances in the field and, specifically, how extracellular matrix biology may have an impact on the onset, progression, and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, are welcome. The deadline for manuscript submissions is 20 September 2021.

We look forward to receiving your contributions at the earliest convenient time.

Prof. Dr. Carlos Zaragoza
Dr. Marta Saura
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Molecular Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. There is an Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal. For details about the APC please see here. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

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