Special Issue "Vitamin D and Vascular Health: Recent Developments"

A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Micronutrients and Human Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 26 May 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Pasquale Strazzullo
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Former Professor of Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Naples Federico II, Via S. Pansini 5, 80131 Naples, Italy
Interests: nutrition; cardiovascular prevention; cardiovascular diseases; mineral metabolism; electrolyte metabolism; nephrolithiasis; metabolic syndrome
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Dr. Domenico Rendina
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Guest Editor
Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, University of Naples Federico II, Via S. Pansini 5, 80131 Naples, Italy
Interests: vitamin D; bone health; nephrolithiasis; cardiovascular diseases; nutrition; obesity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to invite contributions of original research or reviews concerning the relationship between the vitamin D biological system and cardiovascular health. The pivotal role of vitamin D in bone and mineral metabolism has been well established for many years. More recently, however, the identification of the vitamin D receptor (VDR) and of the vitamin D metabolic pathway in the myocardial, endothelial, and vascular smooth muscle cells together with the demonstrated effects of vitamin D on the epigenome and transcriptome stimulated research on the role of the vitamin D biological system in the maintenance of cardiovascular health. This is a fascinating research field requiring adequate attention in consideration of the current epidemic of vitamin D insufficiency and of the impact of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) on individual and community health worldwide.

The aim of this Special Issue is to bring together the latest research findings on the role of the vitamin D biological system in cardiovascular function and cardiovascular health.

We invite you to submit the results of original research or systematic reviews  covering these important topics. The submission of original research on human and mechanistic work in animal models is particularly welcome.

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Dr. Pasquale Strazzullo
Dr. Domenico Rendina
Guest Editors

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  • VDR
  • Transcriptome
  • Vascular diseases
  • 25OHD3

Published Papers

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