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Pulmonary Vascular Function in Health and Disease

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Please do not hesitate to contact me with any queries.

Best wishes,

Sally Howells
Managing Editor
The Journal of Physiology

Pulmonary Vascular Function in Health and Disease

The Journal of Physiology is delighted to announce that it will be publishing a special issue dedicated to recent advances in pulmonary vascular function.

The special issue, directed by guest editor, Dr. Larissa Shimoda from the John Hopkins School of Medicine, will provide an overview of molecular, cellular and integrative mechanisms underlying normal function and pathophysiology, highlighting major areas of recent advancement and controversy.

The issue will include several invited reviews, covering the areas of:

  • oxygen sensing and hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction
  • molecular mechanisms of pulmonary arterial hypertension
  • angiogenesis
  • pulmonary vascular function in metabolic syndrome
  • mechanisms regulating endothelial permeability
  • miRNAs and pulmonary vascular disease
  • fetal/neonatal origins of adult pulmonary vascular disease

We are seeking the submission of original research articles for this issue covering the full scope of pulmonary vascular function including advances, challenges, and controversies in both fetal and neonatal physiology and the translation from basic biomedical physiology to the clinic.  Examples may include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • The genetic and molecular basis of pulmonary vascular diseases (i.e., pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary edema formation, thrombosis)
  • The role of mitochondria and cellular metabolism in controlling pulmonary vascular cell function
  • Emerging effects of epigenetic regulation in the pulmonary circulation both in health and disease
  • Differential phenotypes arising in various injury and preclinical models
  • Novel imaging approaches to visualize in vivo changes in the pulmonary circulation
  • Bioinformatic approaches to provide an integrated view of genetic and proteomic data being generated in the field 

All manuscripts will undergo the standard peer-review process and following acceptance, will appear in the special issue of The Journal of Physiology in 2018. Papers will be published 'In Press' as soon as they are accepted and will be fully citable. There are no publication charges and no page limitations for  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 ‘Pulmonary Vascular Function in Health and Disease’ special issue.

The submission deadline for this call for papers has been extended to 1 March 2018. We are expecting review contributions from the following authors:

  • Paul Schumacker
  • Wolfgang Kuebler
  • Stephen Chan
  • Ayako Makino
  • Kurt Stenmark
  • Mark Gladwin
  • Kara Goss
  • Elizabeth Wagner
Submission deadline extension: 1 March 2018

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Joint Virtual Issue - Experimental Biology 2017

Reflecting the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of life science research, this collection brings together articles published in the journals of the Biochemical Society, the British Pharmacological Society, ASPET and The Physiological Society. Key topics highlighted include neurobiology, gastrointestinal biology, obesity, nutrition, and epigenetics.

All articles are free to read until 31 May. We hope you enjoy our collection!


The repair Schwann cell and its function in regenerating nerves
The Journal of Physiology | K. R. Jessen & R. Mirsky | 10.1113/JP270874

What do we really know about newborn infant pain?
Experimental Physiology | Maria Fitzgerald | 10.1113/EP085134

Retrograde apoptotic signaling by the p75 neurotrophin receptor
Neuronal Signaling | Amrita Pathak & Bruce D. Carter  | 10.1042/NS20160007

Extracellular matrix inflammation in vascular cognitive impairment and dementia
Clinical Science | Gary A. Rosenberg | 10.1042/CS20160604

Ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase L1 (UCH-L1): structure, distribution and roles in brain function and dysfunction
Biochemical Journal | Paul Bishop et al | 10.1042/BCJ20160082

Relaxin’ the brain: a case for targeting the nucleus incertus network and relaxin-3/RXFP3 system in neuropsychiatric disorders
British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology | Jigna Rajesh Kumar et al | 10.1111/bph.13564

Pharmacological comparison of a nonhuman primate and a rat model of oxaliplatin-induced neuropathic cold hypersensitivity
Pharmacology Research & Perspectives |Yuka Shidahara et al | 10.1002/prp2.216

Gastrointestinal biology

Endogenous and exogenous control of gastrointestinal epithelial function: building on the legacy of Bayliss and Starling
The Journal of Physiology | Kim E. Barrett | 10.1113/JP272227

Leptin modifies the prosecretory and prokinetic effects of the inflammatory cytokine interleukin-6 on colonic function in Sprague–Dawley rats
Experimental Physiology | Maria M. Buckleyet al | 10.1113/EP085917

Gastrointestinal transport of calcium and glucose in lactating ewes
Physiological Reports | Stefanie Klinger et al | 10.14814/phy2.12817

Foxa2 and Hif1ab regulate maturation of intestinal goblet cells by modulating agr2 expression in zebrafish embryos
Biochemical Journal | Yun-Ren Lai et al| 10.1042/BCJ20160392

Age-associated modifications of intestinal permeability and innate immunity in human small intestine
Clinical Science | Angela L. Mani et al|10.1042/CS20150046

Prescription behavior for gastroprotective drugs in new users as a result of communications regarding clopidogrel – proton pump inhibitor interaction
Pharmacology Research & Perspectives | Willemien J. Kruik-Kollöffel et al| 10.1002/prp2.242

Octreotide s.c. depot provides sustained octreotide bioavailability and similar IGF-1 suppression to octreotide LAR in healthy volunteers
British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology | F Tiberg et al| 10.1111/bcp.12698

Hydrogen sulphide protects against NSAID-enteropathy through modulation of bile and the microbiota
British Journal of Pharmocology |RW Blackler et al| 10.1111/bph.12961


Resveratrol supplementation of high-fat diet-fed pregnant mice promotes brown and beige adipocyte development and prevents obesity in male offspring
The Journal of Physiology | Tiande Zou et al | 10.1113/JP273478

Oxidative stress and immunosenescence in spleen of obese mice can be reversed by 2-hydroxyoleic acid
Experimental Physiology | Alina Gheorghe et al | 10.1113/EP086157

Similar degrees of obesity induced by diet or aging cause strikingly different immunologic and metabolic outcomes
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Energy balalance, body composition, sedentariness and appetite regulation: pathways to obesity
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New insight on obesity and adipose-derived stem cells using comprehensive metabolomics
Biochemical Journal |Annalaura Mastrangelo at al | 10.1042/BCJ20160241

A selective GPR40 (FFAR1) agonist LY2881835 provides immediate and durable glucose control in rodent models of type 2 diabetes
Pharmacology Research & Perspectives | Yanyun Chen et al | 10.1002/prp2.278

The effectiveness of pharmaceutical interventions for obesity: weight loss with orlistat and sibutramine in a United Kingdom population-based cohort
British Journal of Clinical Pharmocology | IJ Douglas et al | 10.1111/bcp.12578

Sodium butyrate epigenetically modulates high-fat diet-induced skeletal muscle mitochondrial adaptation, obesity and insulin resistance through nucleosome positioning
British Journal of Pharmocology | TM Henagan at al | 10.1111/bph.13058


Low carbohydrate, high fat diet impairs exercise economy and negates the performance benefit from intensified training in elite race walkers
The Journal of Physiology | Louise M. Burke et al | 10.1113/JP273230

Long term dietary quercetin enrichment as a cardioprotective countermeasure in mdx mice
Experimental Physiology | Christopher Ballmannl et al | 10.1113/EP086091

Undernutrition in pregnancy in mice leads to dysfunctional cardiac muscle respiration in adult offspring
Bioscience Reports |Brittany Beauchamp et al | 10.1042/BSR20150007

Blood triacylglycerols: a lipidomic window on diet and disease
Biochemical Society Transactions | Francis Saunders et al | 10.1042/BST20150235

The potential health effects of dietary phytoestrogens
British Journal of Pharmocology | Ivonne M C M Rietjens at al | 10.1111/bph.13622

Mediterranean diet, dietary polyphenols and low grade inflammation: results from the MOLI-SANI study
British Journal of Clinical Pharmocology |Marialaura Bonaccio at al | 10.1111/bcp.12924


Late gestational intermittent hypoxia induces metabolic and epigenetic changes in male adult offspring mice
The Journal of Physiology |Abdelnaby Khalyfa et al | 10.1113/JP273570

Multigenerational effects of fetal-neonatal iron deficiency on hippocampal BDNF signaling
Physiological Reports | Mariah B. Blegen et al | 10.1002/phy2.96

Epigenetic inheritance of proteostasis and ageing
Essays in Biochemistry | Cheryl Li & Olivia Casanueva | 10.1042/EBC20160025

Epigenetic regulation of skeletal muscle metabolism
Clinical Science | Kirsten F Howlet &, Sean L McGee | 10.1042/CS20160115

A saga of cancer epigenetics: linking epigenetics to alternative splicing
Biochemical Journal| Sathiya Pandi Narayanan et al | 10.1042/BCJ20160147

Downregulation of the Ca2+-activated K+ channel KCa3.1 by histone deacetylase inhibition in human breast cancer cells
Pharmacology Research & Perspectivesl | Susumu Ohya et al | 10.1002/prp2.228

Therapeutic perspectives of epigenetically active nutrients
British Journal of Pharmocology | M Remely et al | 10.1111/bph.12854