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Cardiovascular, Metabolic and Lipoprotein Translation

Section edited by Nehal N. Mehta and Tommaso Angelone
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This section aims to speed mechanistic understanding, development of novel diagnostics and potential therapeutic targets within cardiovascular, metabolic diseases and lipoprotein diseases. The section is open to experiments involving cellular models, animal models, observational studies and clinical trials that are distinguished for their novelty in approach, design or indication, timeliness, and unique ability to translate laboratory concepts from the bench to the bedside.

Highest priority will be given to those manuscripts which are specifically focused on cardiovascular, metabolic and lipid disorders which enrich understanding of disease mechanism, novel therapeutics and state-of-the-art scientific technique.

Featured articles


Immune cell phenotyping in low blood volumes for assessment of cardiovascular disease risk, development, and progression: a pilot study

Research | Yvonne Baumer et al


Comprehensive analysis of differential immunocyte infiltration and the potential ceRNA networks during epicardial adipose tissue development in congenital heart disease

Research | Li Ma et al


Extracellular vesicles in diabetes mellitus induce alterations in endothelial cell morphology and migration​​​​​​​

Research | Sharon F Wu et al

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  1. Insulin resistance (IR) is frequently associated with endothelial dysfunction and has been proposed to play a major role in cardiovascular disease (CVD). On the other hand, obesity has long been related to IR ...

    Authors: Mariam El Assar, Juan Carlos Ruiz de Adana, Javier Angulo, María Luz Pindado Martínez, Alberto Hernández Matías and Leocadio Rodríguez-Mañas
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:263
  2. Notch signaling is known to be activated following myocardial ischemia, but its role in cardioprotection provided by ischemic preconditioning (IPC) and ischemic postconditioning (IPost) remains unclear.

    Authors: Xue-liang Zhou, Li Wan, Qi-rong Xu, Yong Zhao and Ji-chun Liu
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:251
  3. Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), a monocarboxypeptidase which metabolizes angiotensin II (Ang II) to generate Ang-(1–7), has been shown to prevent cardiac hypertrophy and injury but the mechanism remain...

    Authors: Zhen-Zhou Zhang, Qian-Hui Shang, Hai-Yan Jin, Bei Song, Gavin Y Oudit, Lin Lu, Tong Zhou, Ying-Le Xu, Ping-Jin Gao, Ding-Liang Zhu, Josef M Penninger and Jiu-Chang Zhong
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:229
  4. The presence of endothelial dysfunction (ED) constitutes an early risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in children. Nitric oxide (NO) and endothelin (EDN) are generated in endothelial cells and are cri...

    Authors: Siriporn Chatsuriyawong, David Gozal, Leila Kheirandish-Gozal, Rakesh Bhattacharjee, Ahamed A Khalyfa, Yang Wang, Hakon Hakonarson, Brendan Keating, Wasana Sukhumsirichart and Abdelnaby Khalyfa
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:227
  5. Clinical studies have shown that radiotherapy increases the risk of cardiovascular disease at irradiated sites years after exposure. However, there is a lack of biological explanations in humans. We therefore ...

    Authors: Tinna Christersdottir Björklund, Sarah-Jayne Reilly, Caroline Gahm, Barbara Bottazzi, Alberto Mantovani, Per Tornvall and Martin Halle
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:223
  6. Previous study demonstrated that miR-133a was released into blood from injured myocardium in cardiovascular diseases. However, the dynamic change of circulating miR-133a level in the early phase of acute myoca...

    Authors: Feng Wang, Guangwen Long, Chunxia Zhao, Huaping Li, Sandip Chaugai, Yan Wang, Chen Chen and Dao Wen Wang
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:222
  7. M3 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor (M3-mAChR) is stably expressed in the myocardium, but its pathophysiological role remains largely undefined. This study aimed to investigate the role of M3-mAChR in cardiac hy...

    Authors: Yan Liu, Shu Wang, Chao Wang, Haoxin Song, Hongmei Han, Pengzhou Hang, Yanan Jiang, Lanlan Wei, Rong Huo, Lihua Sun, Xu Gao, Yanjie Lu and Zhimin Du
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:209
  8. Vascular smooth muscle cells (SMC) are central to arterial structure and function yet their involvement in the progression of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) disease is not well studied. The progressive and si...

    Authors: Kirsten Riches, Timothy G Angelini, Gurprit S Mudhar, Jean Kaye, Emily Clark, Marc A Bailey, Soroush Sohrabi, Sotirios Korossis, Peter G Walker, D Julian A Scott and Karen E Porter
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:208
  9. Wall stress is a useful concept to understand the progression of ventricular remodeling. We measured cumulative LV wall stress throughout the cardiac cycle over unit time and tested whether this “integrated wa...

    Authors: Hailong Dong, Heather Mosca, Erhe Gao, Robert E Akins, Samuel S Gidding and Takeshi Tsuda
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:183
  10. The adipokine leptin and its receptor are expressed in the heart, and leptin has been shown to promote cardiomyocyte hypertrophy in vitro. Obesity is associated with hyperleptinemia and hypothalamic leptin resist...

    Authors: Maren Leifheit-Nestler, Nana-Maria Wagner, Rajinikanth Gogiraju, Michael Didié, Stavros Konstantinides, Gerd Hasenfuss and Katrin Schäfer
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:170
  11. There is a significant clinical overlap between patients with hepatocyte nuclear factor (HNF)-1A and HNF4A maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY), two forms of monogenic diabetes. HNF1A and HNF4A are tran...

    Authors: Ma P Kyithar, Caroline Bonner, Siobhan Bacon, Seán M Kilbride, Jasmin Schmid, Rolf Graf, Jochen HM Prehn and Maria M Byrne
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:156
  12. MicroRNAs were enrolled in various cardiovascular disease especially ischemic heart diseases, but the microRNA changes during myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury underwent cardiopulmonary bypass are still u...

    Authors: Han Qin, Guang-xian Chen, Meng-ya Liang, Jian Rong, Jian-ping Yao, Hai Liu and Zhong-kai Wu
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:154
  13. The present study aimed at using a proteomics based approach to: a) analyze and contrast the proteome of the healthy and isoproterenol induced hypertrophied hearts and b) identify potential biomarkers for diag...

    Authors: Debabrata Chowdhury, Anjana Devi Tangutur, Tarak Nath Khatua, Priyanka Saxena, Sanjay K Banerjee and Manika Pal Bhadra
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:130
  14. Mild therapeutic hypothermia (HT) has been implemented in the management of post cardiac arrest (CA) syndrome after the publication of clinical trials comparing HT with common practice (ie, usually hyperthermi...

    Authors: Petr Ostadal, Mikulas Mlcek, Andreas Kruger, Svatava Horakova, Marcela Skabradova, Frantisek Holy, Tomas Svoboda, Jan Belohlavek, Vladimir Hrachovina, Ludek Taborsky, Vlasta Dudkova, Hana Psotova, Otomar Kittnar and Petr Neuzil
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:124
  15. Whilst advances in reperfusion therapies have reduced early mortality from acute myocardial infarction, heart failure remains a common complication, and may develop very early or long after the acute event. Re...

    Authors: Nishat Siddiqi, Margaret Bruce, Christopher J Neil, Baljit Jagpal, Graeme Maclennon, Seonaidh C Cotton, Sofia A Papadopoulo, Nicholas Bunce, Pitt Lim, Konstantin Schwarz, Satnam Singh, David Hildick-Smith, John D Horowitz, Melanie Madhani, Nicholas Boon, Juan-Carlos Kaski…
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:116
  16. Catalase (CAT) breaks down H2O2 into H2O and O2 to protects cells from oxidative damage. However, its translational potential is limited because exogenous CAT cannot enter living cells automatically. This study i...

    Authors: Lei Zhang, Shuang Wei, Jun-Ming Tang, Ling-Yun Guo, Fei Zheng, Jian-Ye Yang, Xia Kong, Yong-Zhang Huang, Shi-You Chen and Jia-Ning Wang
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:113
  17. Endothelium-dependent flow mediated dilation (FMD) and pulse-wave velocity (PWV), are used as measures of vascular health and predictors of cardiovascular risk in clinical studies, and both are age-dependent. ...

    Authors: Delvin R Knight Jr, Andrew H Smith, Richard L Schroeder, Chunli Huang, David A Beebe, Sharon A Sokolowski and Miao Wang
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:101
  18. Serum thiols have shown associations with surrogate markers of cardiovascular disease. However, little information is available on their combined association with validated cardiovascular risk scores for prima...

    Authors: Arduino A Mangoni, Angelo Zinellu, Ciriaco Carru, John R Attia and Marc McEvoy
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:99
  19. Sevoflurane is an anesthetic agent which also participates in protective mechanisms in sepsis, likely due to anti-inflammatory properties. A key tissue in sepsis is the endothelium, which expresses TLR2 and TL...

    Authors: Raquel Rodríguez-González, Aurora Baluja, Sonia Veiras Del Río, Alfonso Rodríguez, Jaime Rodríguez, Manuel Taboada, David Brea and Julián Álvarez
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:87
  20. Lixisenatide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 analog which stimulates insulin secretion and inhibits glucagon secretion and gastric emptying. We investigated cardioprotective effects of lixisenatide in rodent mode...

    Authors: Paulus Wohlfart, Wolfgang Linz, Thomas Hübschle, Dominik Linz, Jochen Huber, Sibylle Hess, Daniel Crowther, Ulrich Werner and Hartmut Ruetten
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:84
  21. Ritonavir is a HIV protease inhibitor. In addition to its antiviral effect, Ritonavir directly inhibits the insulin-regulated glucose transporter GLUT4 and blocks glucose entry into fat and muscle cells. Howev...

    Authors: Prachi Gupta, Abhinav Kanwal, Uday Kumar Putcha, Yogesh Bulani, Bhavesh Sojitra, Tarak Nath Khatua, Madhusudana Kuncha and Sanjay Kumar Banerjee
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:80
  22. Race- and gender-variation in innate immunity may contribute to demographic differences in inflammatory and cardiometabolic disease; yet their influence on dynamic responses during inflammatory stress is poorl...

    Authors: Jane F Ferguson, Parth N Patel, Rhia Y Shah, Claire K Mulvey, Ram Gadi, Prabhjot S Nijjar, Haris M Usman, Nehal N Mehta, Rachana Shah, Stephen R Master, Kathleen J Propert and Muredach P Reilly
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:63
  23. This pilot study investigated the association between heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) and anti-HSP70 antibodies as well as their changes and rhythm outcome after atrial fibrillation (AF) catheter ablation.

    Authors: Jelena Kornej, Claudia Reinhardt, Jedrzej Kosiuk, Arash Arya, Gerhard Hindricks, Volker Adams, Daniela Husser and Andreas Bollmann
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:49
  24. Left ventricular (LV) remodeling following large transmural myocardial infarction (MI) remains a pivotal clinical issue despite the advance of medical treatment over the past few decades. Identification of new...

    Authors: Yue-Feng Chen, Nathan Y Weltman, Xiang Li, Steven Youmans, David Krause and Anthony Martin Gerdes
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:40
  25. Recently, the high-mobility group A1 gene (HMGA1) variant IVS5-13insC has been associated with type 2 diabetes, but reported associations are inconsistent and data are lacking in Hispanic and African American pop...

    Authors: Jason H Karnes, Taimour Y Langaee, Caitrin W McDonough, Shin-Wen Chang, Miguel Ramos, James R Catlin Jr, Octavio E Casanova, Yan Gong, Carl J Pepine, Julie A Johnson and Rhonda M Cooper-DeHoff
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:12
  26. Increasing evidences have suggested that autoantibodies against muscarinic-2 acetylcholine receptor (anti-M2-R) may play an important role in the development of atrial fibrillation (AF). Predictive value of pre-p...

    Authors: Changhong Zou, Zhiyong Zhang, Wenmin Zhao, Guang Li, Guiling Ma, Xinchun Yang, Jianjun Zhang and Lin Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:7
  27. Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory process of the arterial walls and is initiated by endothelial dysfunction accompanied by an imbalance in the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and nitric oxide (NO)...

    Authors: Camille M Balarini, Marcos A Leal, Isabele B S Gomes, Thiago M C Pereira, Agata L Gava, Silvana S Meyrelles and Elisardo C Vasquez
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2013 11:3
  28. The additive effects of obesity and metabolic syndrome on left ventricular (LV) maladaptive remodeling and function in hypertension are not characterized.

    Authors: Dominik Linz, Mathias Hohl, Felix Mahfoud, Jan-Christian Reil, Wolfgang Linz, Thomas Hübschle, Hans-Paul Juretschke, Claudia Neumann-Häflin, Hartmut Rütten and Michael Böhm
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2012 10:187

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