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 to address key issues in this area of biology and medicine with a sound inter-disciplinary philosophy will certainly lead to a better communication and, hopefully constructive collaborative efforts, between basic scientists and clinicians involved in the study and the cure of chronic fibrogenic disorders."

The journal's open access nature can only help it in these aims. According to Pinzani "Open access means that high quality research will be freely available to all, without charge, worldwide, and this is definitely a step forward towards a fast and global spread of knowledge."


'/>"/>

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

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:6/22/2016)...  The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics was ... as one of the fastest-growing trade shows during the Fastest ... in Las Vegas . ... in each of the following categories: net square feet of ... attendees. The 2015 ACMG Annual Meeting was ranked 23 out ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... , June 22, 2016   ... management and verification solutions, has partnered with ... software solutions for Visitor Management, Self-Service Kiosks ... provides products that add functional enhancements to ... provides corporations and venues with an automated ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... -- On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ... for the Biometric Exit Program. The Request for Information ... explains that CBP intends to add biometrics to confirm ... States , in order to deter visa overstays, ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160622/382209LOGO ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 On Wednesday, June 22, ... down 0.22%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.27% lower ... 2,085.45, down 0.17%. Stock-Callers.com has initiated coverage on the following ... Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR ), Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ... BIND ). Learn more about these stocks by accessing ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 22, 2016  Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ... QB3@953 life sciences incubator to accelerate the ... shared laboratory space at QB3@953 was created to help ... obstacle for many early stage organizations - access to ... sponsorship, Amgen launched two "Amgen Golden Ticket" awards, providing ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... 22, 2016  According to Kalorama Information, the ... (NGS) market include significant efforts in automation as ... accessible and affordable sequencers, say the healthcare market ... consumables including sample prep materials.  The healthcare market ... Preparation for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) , highlights ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... ... June 21, 2016 , ... New light-based technologies that facilitate ... tissue — promise to enable both compact, wearable devices for point-of-care diagnostics as well ... the skin. , Recent work and visionary future directions are detailed in a new ...
Breaking Biology Technology: