International Journal of Inflammation

Cardiovascular Inflammation 2012: Reactive Oxygen Species, SUMOylation and Biomarkers in Cardiovascular Inflammation

Publishing date
21 Sep 2012
Submission deadline
04 May 2012

Lead Editor

1Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

2University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, USA

3The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

4Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

Cardiovascular Inflammation 2012: Reactive Oxygen Species, SUMOylation and Biomarkers in Cardiovascular Inflammation


Westernized countries face a growing burden of cardiovascular diseases including acute complications of coronary atherosclerosis. Such diseases are often associated with diabetes mellitus, obesity, and chronic renal disease. Emerging clinical and experimental studies suggest that inflammation is central to the development of these cardiometabolic disorders. A proinflammatory subset of monocytes/macrophages and T lymphocytes may importantly contribute to pathological processes in cardiometabolic organs. Crosstalks between cardiometabolic organs may enhance systemic and local inflammatory milieu. In addition, accumulating evidence supports a key role for inflammation in the pathogenesis of vascular mineral deposition and calcific aortic valve stenosis. Thus, further understanding of the inflammatory nature of cardiovascular diseases and their association with metabolic disorders will lead to new therapeutic insights and aid in the prevention and management of the cardiometabolic syndrome and its complications.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the role of inflammation in cardiovascular diseases. We are particularly interested in articles describing the the proinflammatory signaling mechanisms participating in cardiovascular diseases; novel imaging modalities for characterization of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques myocardial infarction, arterial and valvular calcification; new triggering mechanisms for inflammation; current concepts and future perspectives in the treatment of atherosclerosis and metabolic disorders. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Role of inflammation in atherosclerosis, obesity, diabetes, chronic renal disease, and metabolic syndrome
  • Identifying novel biomarkers of cardiovascular disease
  • Cardiovascular inflammation and innate immunity
  • Novel anti-inflammatory treatments of cardiovascular disease
  • MicroRNA epigenetics in cardiovascular inflammation
  • “Omics” in cardiovascular inflammation
  • Crosstalks between remote organs in chronic or acute inflammation
  • Novel signaling pathways in cardiovascular inflammation and ectopic calcification

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  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 953463
  • - Editorial

Cardiovascular Inflammation 2012: Reactive Oxygen Species, SUMOylation, and Biomarkers in Cardiovascular Inflammation

Jun-Ichi Abe | Ichiro Manabe | ... | Elena Aikawa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 141068
  • - Review Article

Gab Docking Proteins in Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, and Inflammation

Yoshikazu Nakaoka | Issei Komuro
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 678190
  • - Review Article

Reactive Oxygen Species, SUMOylation, and Endothelial Inflammation

Nhat-Tu Le | James P. Corsetti | ... | Jun-ichi Abe
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 189797
  • - Clinical Study

Serum Levels of Gelatinase Associated Lipocalin as Indicator of the Inflammatory Status in Coronary Artery Disease

Nikolaos Kafkas | Christos Demponeras | ... | Konstantinos Makris
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 253583
  • - Review Article

Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Interleukin-19 in Vascular Disease

Ross N. England | Michael V. Autieri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 932725
  • - Review Article

Proinflammatory Effects of C-Peptide in Different Tissues

Dusica Vasic | Daniel Walcher
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 360147
  • - Review Article

Biomarkers of Chronic Inflammatory State in Uremia and Cardiovascular Disease

Vincenzo Panichi | Alessia Scatena | ... | Sara Beati
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