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Special Issue "Roles of Erythrocytes in Human Health and Disease"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Francesco Misiti
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Guest Editor
Dipartimento di Scienze Umane, Sociali e della Salute, Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale , Cassino (FR), 03043 Campus Folcara, Italy
Interests: erythrocytes; nitric oxide; metabolism; hemoglobin; oxidative stress; cell signaling; alzheimer; amyloid beta peptide; vascular; caffeine; nutrients

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recently, there has been a rapid expansion of knowledge in both health and the clinical approach to erythrocyte-related diseases. Long assumed to be inert oxygen carriers, red blood cells (RBCs) are emerging as important modulators of the innate immune response. Furthermore, novel red blood cell functions, blood bank storage methods, and RBC-based therapies are in development. We are pleased to invite you to contribute original articles, communications, and reviews covering the entire field of RBC research, including (but not limited to):

Red blood cell (RBC) aging;

Pathological RBCs;

Immunological aspects of RBCs;

Blood bank storage;

RBC and vascular function;

The use of RBCs as drug carriers or biomarkers.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Francesco Misiti
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • erythrocytes
  • red blood cells
  • red blood functions
  • vascular function
  • blood bank storage

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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