Macrophages influence blood vessel development during growth or tissue repair, and also during tumorigenesis. They are of increasing interest to angiogenic researchers and thus the basis of a new thematic series in Vascular Cell.
The importance of macrophages due to their close physical association with blood vessels is highlighted in an introductory editorial, “Large eaters” meet blood vessels: a new thematic series on macrophages and angiogenesis.
Experts already working in this emerging field have published the following articles in the ‘Macrophages and Angiogenesis’ thematic series:
Macrophages and angiogenesis: A role for Wnt signaling
Myeloid cells in tumor inflammation
Deciphering the roles of macrophages in developmental and inflammation stimulated lymphangiogenesis
Researchers in this field are encouraged to submit their work …
Fibrogenesis & Tissue Repair has published its first articles in its Cardiovascular Diseases thematic series; a collection of both research and review papers relating to all aspects of cardiac fibroproliferative disorders.
In the series Editorial, Ian M.C. Dixon, Cardiovascular Section Editor for the journal and Editor of the thematic series, describes how the new series aims to address topics not generally associated with “textbook” knowledge of cardiac fibroblasts and will publish work in areas that represent novel concepts and new developments in heart disease and cardiac fibrosis. One topic that requires further investigation is the suggestion that fibroblasts exhibit distinct differentiated phenotypes in different tissues. The implications of these differences remain understudied – especially in cardiovascular …