Navigation Links
Closing the gap: Journal launch brings together wound-healing knowledge
Date:10/13/2008

Until now, controversy has existed as to the exact cell type that produces connective tissue growth factor (CTGF), a key protein in the wound healing process. This knowledge gap is closed in a paper featured in the first issue of Fibrogenesis & Tissue Repair, a new open access journal published by BioMed Central.

CTGF is normally induced during tissue repair while elevated, prolonged CTGF expression is the hallmark of fibrosis. In the paper Andrew Leask and his colleagues from the University of Western Ontario, Canada, show that CTGF expression in skin correlates with myofibroblast induction, and that CTGF-expressing pericytes are significant contributors to myofibroblast activity during cutaneous tissue repair. Commenting on the paper, the Editor in Chief of the new journal, Massimo Pinzani, said, "This is a good example of the type of high quality research Fibrogenesis & Tissue Repair will publish. The information provided by this paper is highly relevant to tissue repair and fibrosis in other organs and systems."

Fibroproliferative diseases affecting different organs and systems constitute the largest burden and challenge of modern medicine. Nearly 45% of all deaths in the developed world are caused by chronic inflammatory and fibrogenic disorders such as cardiovascular disease, pulmonary fibrosis, progressive kidney disease, systemic sclerosis, liver cirrhosis and inflammatory bowel disease. Fibrogenesis and Tissue Repair features high-quality studies providing novel insights into the mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of these and related diseases. It aims to help fill the gap in communication that exists between scientists working in different subspecialties of experimental and clinical medicine and to allow them to rapidly exchange ideas and work on common targets.

Pinzani said, "It is truly exciting to launch an online journal covering the extremely relevant area of tissue fibrosis and repair. The opportunity t
'/>"/>

Contact: Graeme Baldwin
graeme.baldwin@biomedcentral.com
44-020-707-94804
BioMed Central
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Closing the hydrogen economic loop
2. Closing the gap between fish and land animals
3. A new journal where molecular biology meets clinical research
4. Audience Selected as Silver Winner in This Years Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards and Winner of the Semiconductors Category
5. News from the October 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
6. SAGE-Hindawi launch Journal of Dental Biomechanics
7. The IMF says journal editorial documents dramatic increase in survival since the 1980s
8. AGU journal highlights -- Sept. 3, 2008
9. Highlights from the September 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
10. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging to be published by Springer
11. Bringing Martian samples to Earth -- preparations outlined in journal Astrobiology
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/28/2014)... MD FASEB MARC (Maximizing Access to Research ... for the Genetics Society of America,s 27th Annual ... October 3, 2014 in Pacific Grove, California. ... of students, post doctorates and scientists from underrepresented ... community and to encourage the participation of young ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... identified the developmental on-off switch for Streptomyces , ... two-thirds of the world,s naturally derived antibiotic medicines. ... it is possible to manipulate this switch to make ... appearing August 28 in Cell , found that ... and a larger protein called BldD ultimately controls whether ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... unique method for delivering compounds that could ... and AIDS may be possible, thanks to ... Sciences., A semi-soft vaginal suppository made from ... with the antiviral drug Tenofovir provides a ... the spread of sexually transmitted infections during ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Small molecule acts as on-off switch for nature's antibiotic factory 2Small molecule acts as on-off switch for nature's antibiotic factory 3Sensory-tested drug-delivery vehicle could limit spread of HIV, AIDS 2Sensory-tested drug-delivery vehicle could limit spread of HIV, AIDS 3
... LANSING, Mich. Michigan State University has been awarded ... the data coordinating center for the largest epidemiological study ... established in 2001 and now part of the university,s ... a repository for data from nearly 3,000 families as ...
... the winners of the 2009 SIB Best Graduate Paper and ... Basel Computational Biology Conference. **2009 SIB Young Bioinformatician ... Young Bioinformatician Award is SIB Member Lukas Burger, 29, who ... SIB in the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Group led by ...
... the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, Louisiana State University, and the ... the coast of Louisiana and Texas in the Gulf of ... record. The dead zone is an area in the Gulf ... support most life in bottom and near-bottom waters. Scientists ...
Cached Biology News:MSU lands $2.1 million grant to take part in national autism study 2The SIB recognizes the next generation of bioinformaticians 2The SIB recognizes the next generation of bioinformaticians 3NOAA forecast predicts large 'dead zone' for Gulf of Mexico this summer 2NOAA forecast predicts large 'dead zone' for Gulf of Mexico this summer 3
(Date:8/28/2014)... Ca. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Best ... rating for an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, asks food processors ... by comparing the hand sanitizer they’re currently using to ... . Hand hygiene is critical to fighting cross-contamination and ... Best Sanitizers believes there are key criteria that ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... 28, 2014 The ability for organizations ... that will allow individuals to perform at the highest ... for employers looking to compete in this post–recession era. ... this trend, as the sector increasingly focuses on the ... which will have real results on the organization's development ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Exciting new work by a Florida ... molecular system that can take your temperature, emit white ... , And, the molecule looks like a butterfly. , ... and Biomedical Engineering in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, ... ago, but has continued to discover that his creation ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 ... products, Pipette.com is offering a promotion for ... enables Pipette.com customers to purchase the highest quality ... Centrifuge Tubes are ideal for customers doing chemical, ... benefit lab technicians who are not regularly able ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Food Processors and Food Handlers are Encouraged to Prepare for Fall Harvest by Evaluating Their Current Hand Sanitizer Using Nine Key Criteria 2Food Processors and Food Handlers are Encouraged to Prepare for Fall Harvest by Evaluating Their Current Hand Sanitizer Using Nine Key Criteria 3Klein Hersh International Leads Philadelphia Area Life Science Industry in Company Culture 2Klein Hersh International Leads Philadelphia Area Life Science Industry in Company Culture 3Novel 'butterfly' molecule could build new sensors, photoenergy conversion devices 2Eppendorf Safe Lock Centrifuge Tube Promotion Now Available at Major Pipette Distributor Pipette.com 2Eppendorf Safe Lock Centrifuge Tube Promotion Now Available at Major Pipette Distributor Pipette.com 3
... the promising field of cell therapy, in which cells are ... and tissue defects, researchers at Brigham and Women,s Hospital (BWH) ... challenges associated with the procedure: control of the cells and ... the journal Biomaterials on January 26, the team ...
... Feb. 2, 2011 Forensic DNA profiling has become ... in the aftermath of mass violence and disaster, but ... identify and analyze the major ethical and policy challenges ... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO) The National Institutes ...
... Elixir Bio-Tech Inc. (EBT), a New Mexico Algae Biotech ... winners of the FundingPost,s 7th annual "Pitching Across America™" ... Biomass Feedstock project in Luna County, NM to demonstrate ... and Patent Pending Technology for Open and Closed Algae ...
Cached Biology Technology:Engineered cells could usher in programmable cell therapies 2Engineered cells could usher in programmable cell therapies 3CMU Receives $1.2 Million NIH Grant To Develop Ethics, Policy Recommendations for Post-Conflict, Post-Disaster DNA ID Practices 2CMU Receives $1.2 Million NIH Grant To Develop Ethics, Policy Recommendations for Post-Conflict, Post-Disaster DNA ID Practices 3CMU Receives $1.2 Million NIH Grant To Develop Ethics, Policy Recommendations for Post-Conflict, Post-Disaster DNA ID Practices 4Elixir Bio-Tech Inc. Elected One of Top 50 Emerging Companies by 100 Venture Capital Funds & Angel Investors 2
... The PhosphatidylEthanolamine-Binding Protein (PEBP) does not ... protease inhibitors. PEBP is expressed ... testis, ovary, muscle, and stomach. ... in is exerting inhibitory activity against ...
...
Highly sensive assay for detecting apoptosis in living cells. See detailed descriptions above in K250-25....
Request Info...
Biology Products: