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Advances in cellular and integrative control of oxygen and carbon dioxide homeostasis

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Advances in cellular and integrative control of oxygen and carbon dioxide homeostasis call for papers

The Journal of Physiology is delighted to announce that it will be publishing a special issue dedicated to recent advances in cellular and integrative control of oxygen and carbon dioxide homeostasis.

This call for papers is linked to the XXth Meeting of the International Society of Arterial Chemoreception (ISAC) (July 23-27, 2017, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA. This conference brings together researchers from PhD students to established investigators with common interests ranging from molecular chemosensory mechanisms of neural excitation and cellular events to their integrative functional importance in health and disease. The field also embraces a variety of clinical-related issues including hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea and heart failure and the translational connection between laboratory science and clinical application.

We are seeking submissions that are related to oxygen and carbon dioxide homeostasis from the cellular level to the whole organism.  Examples may include but are not exclusive to the following topics:

  • Molecular responses to hypoxia and hypercapnia
  • O2/CO2 sensing in the carotid body
  • O2/CO2 sensing in the brain
  • Polymodal properties of arterial chemoreceptors
  • Adaptive and maladaptive responses to chronic or intermittent hypoxia
  • Role of chemoreception in disease

The following speakers from the meeting have agreed to contribute to the special issue:

  • Cormac Taylor, University College, Dublin - Hypercapnia Interaction with HIF Adaptive Responses to Hypoxia
  • Christopher Wyatt, Wright State University - Oxygen Sensing: A Rattlebag of Molecular Mechanisms
  • Jay Nanduri, University of Chicago - Epigenetics Regulation of Carotid Body Oxygen Sensing:Physiological Consequences from Fetus to Adult
  • Rodrigo Iturriaga, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile - Translating Carotid Body Function in Clinical Medicine
  • Michael Joyner, Mayo Clinic - What Else Do the Carotid Bodies Do?
  • Andrea Pozionato, University of Padova, Italy - Peripheral Chemoreceptors and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  • Camillo Di Giulio, University of Chieti, Italy - The Carotid Body with Aging and Inflammation
  • Patrice Guyenet, University of Virginia - : Homeostatic Regulation of Arterial PCO2: Neural Circuits and Molecular Mechanisms of CO2 Sensing
  • Nino Ramirez, Seattle Children’s Hospital - Oxygen Sensing in the Pre-Botzinger Complex: Relevance to Disordered Breathing During Development

The Journal of Physiology is seeking the submission of original articles covering the full scope of oxygen and carbon dioxide homeostasis. All papers will be published 'In Press' as soon as they are accepted and will be fully citable. There are no publication charges no page limitations for regular research articles

Submissions should be made online via The Journal of Physiology submission site:

During submission please indicate when prompted and in the Comments box that you wish your paper to be considered for the ‘Advances in cellular and integrative control of oxygen and carbon dioxide homeostasis’ special issue.

Submission deadline: 30 September 2017

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