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ACS Symposium Series     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.189, CiteScore: 0)
Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.79, CiteScore: 2)
Adaptation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, SJR: 2.196, CiteScore: 5)
Aesthetic Surgery J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.434, CiteScore: 1)
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63, SJR: 1.869, CiteScore: 2)
Age and Ageing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 87, SJR: 1.989, CiteScore: 4)
Alcohol and Alcoholism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.376, CiteScore: 3)
American Entomologist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
American Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 148, SJR: 0.467, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Agricultural Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 2.113, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Clinical Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 141, SJR: 3.438, CiteScore: 6)
American J. of Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 167, SJR: 2.713, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.322, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.281, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.116, CiteScore: 0)
American Law and Economics Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 1.053, CiteScore: 1)
American Literary History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.391, CiteScore: 0)
Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.038, CiteScore: 1)
Animal Frontiers     Hybrid Journal  
Annals of Behavioral Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.423, CiteScore: 3)
Annals of Botany     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 1.721, CiteScore: 4)
Annals of Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47, SJR: 5.599, CiteScore: 9)
Annals of the Entomological Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.722, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Work Exposures and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 0.728, CiteScore: 2)
AoB Plants     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.28, CiteScore: 3)
Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.858, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56, SJR: 2.987, CiteScore: 3)
Applied Mathematics Research eXpress     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.241, CiteScore: 1)
Arbitration Intl.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Arbitration Law Reports and Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.731, CiteScore: 2)
Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Arthropod Management Tests     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Astronomy & Geophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42, SJR: 0.146, CiteScore: 0)
Behavioral Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52, SJR: 1.871, CiteScore: 3)
Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 294, SJR: 6.14, CiteScore: 8)
Biology Methods and Protocols     Hybrid Journal  
Biology of Reproduction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.446, CiteScore: 3)
Biometrika     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 3.485, CiteScore: 2)
BioScience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 2.754, CiteScore: 4)
Bioscience Horizons : The National Undergraduate Research J.     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.146, CiteScore: 0)
Biostatistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.553, CiteScore: 2)
BJA : British J. of Anaesthesia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 160, SJR: 2.115, CiteScore: 3)
BJA Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
Brain     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68, SJR: 5.858, CiteScore: 7)
Briefings in Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 2.505, CiteScore: 5)
Briefings in Functional Genomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 2.15, CiteScore: 3)
British J. for the Philosophy of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 2.161, CiteScore: 2)
British J. of Aesthetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.508, CiteScore: 1)
British J. of Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 579, SJR: 1.828, CiteScore: 3)
British J. of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 87, SJR: 1.019, CiteScore: 2)
British Medical Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.355, CiteScore: 3)
British Yearbook of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.376, CiteScore: 1)
Cambridge J. of Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61, SJR: 0.764, CiteScore: 2)
Cambridge J. of Regions, Economy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 2.438, CiteScore: 4)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.104, CiteScore: 0)
Capital Markets Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.222, CiteScore: 0)
Carcinogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 2.135, CiteScore: 5)
Cardiovascular Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 3.002, CiteScore: 5)
Cerebral Cortex     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45, SJR: 3.892, CiteScore: 6)
CESifo Economic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.483, CiteScore: 1)
Chemical Senses     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.42, CiteScore: 3)
Children and Schools     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.246, CiteScore: 0)
Chinese J. of Comparative Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.412, CiteScore: 0)
Chinese J. of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.329, CiteScore: 0)
Chinese J. of Intl. Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.392, CiteScore: 2)
Christian Bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.183, CiteScore: 0)
Classical Receptions J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Clean Energy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clinical Infectious Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64, SJR: 5.051, CiteScore: 5)
Clinical Kidney J.     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.163, CiteScore: 2)
Communication Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 2.424, CiteScore: 3)
Communication, Culture & Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.222, CiteScore: 1)
Community Development J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.268, CiteScore: 1)
Computer J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.319, CiteScore: 1)
Conservation Physiology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.818, CiteScore: 3)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.121, CiteScore: 0)
Contributions to Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.906, CiteScore: 1)
Critical Values     Full-text available via subscription  
Current Developments in Nutrition     Open Access  
Current Legal Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Current Zoology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.164, CiteScore: 2)
Database : The J. of Biological Databases and Curation     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.791, CiteScore: 3)
Digital Scholarship in the Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.259, CiteScore: 1)
Diplomatic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.45, CiteScore: 1)
DNA Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 2.866, CiteScore: 6)
Dynamics and Statistics of the Climate System     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Early Music     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.139, CiteScore: 0)
Economic Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 3.584, CiteScore: 3)
ELT J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.942, CiteScore: 1)
English Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 0.612, CiteScore: 1)
English: J. of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Environmental Entomology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.818, CiteScore: 2)
Environmental Epigenetics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Environmental History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.408, CiteScore: 1)
EP-Europace     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 2.748, CiteScore: 4)
Epidemiologic Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 4.505, CiteScore: 8)
ESHRE Monographs     Hybrid Journal  
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
European Heart J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57, SJR: 9.315, CiteScore: 9)
European Heart J. - Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 3.625, CiteScore: 3)
European Heart J. - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
European Heart J. - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes     Hybrid Journal  
European Heart J. : Case Reports     Open Access  
European Heart J. Supplements     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.223, CiteScore: 0)
European J. of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.681, CiteScore: 2)
European J. of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 178, SJR: 0.694, CiteScore: 1)
European J. of Orthodontics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.279, CiteScore: 2)
European J. of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.36, CiteScore: 2)
European Review of Agricultural Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.172, CiteScore: 2)
European Review of Economic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.702, CiteScore: 1)
European Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 2.728, CiteScore: 3)
Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Family Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.018, CiteScore: 2)
Fems Microbiology Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.492, CiteScore: 4)
Fems Microbiology Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.79, CiteScore: 2)
Fems Microbiology Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 7.063, CiteScore: 13)
Fems Yeast Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.308, CiteScore: 3)
Food Quality and Safety     Open Access  
Foreign Policy Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.425, CiteScore: 1)
Forest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.89, CiteScore: 2)
Forestry: An Intl. J. of Forest Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.133, CiteScore: 3)
Forum for Modern Language Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.104, CiteScore: 0)
French History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
French Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.148, CiteScore: 0)
French Studies Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.152, CiteScore: 0)
Gastroenterology Report     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Genome Biology and Evolution     Open Access   (Followers: 12, SJR: 2.578, CiteScore: 4)
Geophysical J. Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 1.506, CiteScore: 3)
German History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.161, CiteScore: 0)
GigaScience     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 5.022, CiteScore: 7)
Global Summitry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Glycobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.493, CiteScore: 3)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55, SJR: 0.388, CiteScore: 1)
Health Education Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.854, CiteScore: 2)
Health Policy and Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.512, CiteScore: 2)
Health Promotion Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.812, CiteScore: 2)
History Workshop J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.278, CiteScore: 1)
Holocaust and Genocide Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.105, CiteScore: 0)
Human Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 2.146, CiteScore: 3)
Human Molecular Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 3.555, CiteScore: 5)
Human Reproduction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 71, SJR: 2.643, CiteScore: 5)
Human Reproduction Open     Open Access  
Human Reproduction Update     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 5.317, CiteScore: 10)
Human Rights Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60, SJR: 0.756, CiteScore: 1)
ICES J. of Marine Science: J. du Conseil     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50, SJR: 1.591, CiteScore: 3)
ICSID Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
ILAR J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.732, CiteScore: 4)
IMA J. of Applied Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.679, CiteScore: 1)
IMA J. of Management Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.538, CiteScore: 1)
IMA J. of Mathematical Control and Information     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.496, CiteScore: 1)
IMA J. of Numerical Analysis - advance access     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 1.987, CiteScore: 2)
Industrial and Corporate Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.792, CiteScore: 2)
Industrial Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 0.249, CiteScore: 1)
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, SJR: 2.511, CiteScore: 4)
Information and Inference     Free  
Integrative and Comparative Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.319, CiteScore: 2)
Interacting with Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.292, CiteScore: 1)
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.762, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58, SJR: 1.505, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. Data Privacy Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Intl. Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.851, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. Immunology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 2.167, CiteScore: 4)
Intl. J. for Quality in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 1.348, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Constitutional Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63, SJR: 0.601, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 210, SJR: 3.969, CiteScore: 5)
Intl. J. of Law and Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.202, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Law, Policy and the Family     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.223, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Lexicography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.285, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Low-Carbon Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.403, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Neuropsychopharmacology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.808, CiteScore: 4)
Intl. J. of Public Opinion Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.545, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Refugee Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 0.389, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Transitional Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.724, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. Mathematics Research Notices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 2.168, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. Political Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 1.465, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. Relations of the Asia-Pacific     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.401, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. Studies Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.983, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. Studies Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 2.581, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.201, CiteScore: 1)
ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.15, CiteScore: 0)
ITNOW     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.103, CiteScore: 0)
J. of African Economies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.533, CiteScore: 1)
J. of American History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45, SJR: 0.297, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Analytical Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.065, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 2.419, CiteScore: 4)
J. of Antitrust Enforcement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
J. of Applied Poultry Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.585, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Biochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42, SJR: 1.226, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Burn Care & Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.768, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Chromatographic Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.36, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Church and State     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.139, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50, SJR: 4.411, CiteScore: 5)
J. of Competition Law and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 0.33, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Complex Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.05, CiteScore: 4)
J. of Computer-Mediated Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 26, SJR: 2.961, CiteScore: 6)
J. of Conflict and Security Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.402, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Consumer Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 41, SJR: 5.856, CiteScore: 5)

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Cardiovascular Research
Journal Prestige (SJR): 3.002
Citation Impact (citeScore): 5
Number of Followers: 14  
  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
ISSN (Print) 0008-6363 - ISSN (Online) 1755-3245
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  • Circadian clock: each tissue has its own rhythm
    • Authors: Meli A.
      Abstract: Albano C. Meli received his PhD in Neurobiology at the Faculty of Pharmacy in Montpellier (France) in 2007. He then worked as a postdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City (USA) for 4 years where he got mainly trained in basic cardiology. He was granted a European Marie-Curie Fellowship (2011) and a European Society of Cardiology grant (2012) to build up a team on human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes at Masaryk University Faculty of Medicine in Brno (Czech Republic). Albano was recruited as a permanent researcher by the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM) in 2014. He has experience in basic cardiac physiology, calcium handling, ion channel biophysics as well as in human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes to model inherited cardiac arrhythmias. He is also a nucleus member of the Scientist of Tomorrow of the European Society of Cardiology.
      PubDate: Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/cvr/cvy098
      Issue No: Vol. 114, No. 8 (2018)
  • The ASPRE pre-eclampsia trial: implications for basic research and
           clinical practice
    • Authors: Thilaganathan B.
      Abstract: Basky Thilaganathan was appointed Director of Fetal Medicine at St George’s Hospital in 1999 and Professor of Fetal Medicine in 2008. His research interests are focused on Maternal-Fetal medicine, with a particular interest on maternal cardiac function, placental function, fetal growth, and pre-eclampsia (TED talk: He completed his post-graduate training at King’s College London and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals, culminating in his Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (1995), MD in Fetal Medicine (1996), and Certificate of Completion of Training (1998). He undertook his undergraduate training at King’s College London, where he obtained a BSc in Genetic Engineering (1995) and MBBS (1988). He was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRCOG) and an Honorary Doctorate (PhD) from Uppsala University in 2007. He has authored two undergraduate and five post-graduate text books in obstetrics and fetal medicine. He is the lead trainer for the Maternal-Fetal medicine sub-speciality training programme at St George’s Hospital and Editor-in Chief of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the medical journal affiliated to ISUOG. He has authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications in indexed journals. He is a Council Member on the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RCOG) and represents the RCOG on the UK National Screening Committee. He is also the Clinical Lead for the development of the first dedicated high-throughput NIPT lab in the UK NHS to undertake cfDNA aneuploidy screening in pregnancy (
      PubDate: Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/cvr/cvy107
      Issue No: Vol. 114, No. 8 (2018)
  • Teaching cardiovascular medicine to machines
    • Authors: Lamata P.
      Abstract: Dr. Pablo Lamata is a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow in Basical Biomedical Science and a Reader in Computational Cardiology at King's College of London. His research interest focuses in the combination of imaging and computational modelling technologies to improve the management of cardiovascular diseases. His team ( develops solutions to stratify subjects according to the remodelling of cardiac anatomy, to characterise the performance of the heart during diastole, and to assess non-invasively the pressure driving blood flow in the central circulatory system. He is the coordinator of the EU consortium “Personalised In-Silico Cardiology” that develops modelling methodologies to optimize clinical protocols, from data acquisition to device parameters and intervention choices. Dr. Lamata has more than 15 years of experience in the development and clinical adoption of image analysis, physiological modelling, and surgical simulation and navigation solutions. He was a Marie Curie Fellow at Siemens, he obtained his PhD from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, and he received his MSc degree from the Universidad de Zaragoza. You can follow him on twitter: @pablolamata.
      PubDate: Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/cvr/cvy127
      Issue No: Vol. 114, No. 8 (2018)
  • Prof Niels Voigt talks to Prof Stanley Nattel about advances in atrial
           fibrillation research and career insights
    • Authors: Voigt N; Nattel S.
      Abstract: Professor Nattel discusses the future of atrial fibrillation (AF) research and his career insights as one of the leading physician-scientists in AF research.
      PubDate: Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/cvr/cvy142
      Issue No: Vol. 114, No. 8 (2018)
  • Molecular events that lead to cardiomyocyte binucleation
    • Authors: Bassaneze V; Lee R.
      Pages: 1053 - 1054
      Abstract: This editorial refers to ‘Cardiomyocyte binucleation is associated with aberrant mitotic microtubule distribution, mislocalization of RhoA and IQGAP3, as well as defective actomyosin ring anchorage and cleavage furrow ingression’ by M. Leone et al., pp. 1115–1131.
      PubDate: Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/cvr/cvy114
      Issue No: Vol. 114, No. 8 (2018)
  • Fatty acids are the best fuel for overloaded hearts
    • Authors: Maffei A; Lembo G.
      Pages: 1055 - 1056
      Abstract: This editorial refers to ‘Glucose is preferentially utilized for biomass synthesis in pressure-overloaded hearts: evidence from fatty acid-binding protein-4 and -5 knockout mice’ by Y. Umbarawan et al., pp. 1132–1144.
      PubDate: Fri, 27 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/cvr/cvy106
      Issue No: Vol. 114, No. 8 (2018)
  • Urocortin 2: will a drug targeting both the vasculature and the right
           ventricle be the future of pulmonary hypertension therapy'
    • Authors: Stenmark K; Graham B.
      Pages: 1057 - 1059
      Abstract: This editorial refers to ‘Urocortin-2 improves right ventricular function and attenuates pulmonary arterial hypertension’ by R. Adão et al., pp. 1165–1177.
      PubDate: Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/cvr/cvy117
      Issue No: Vol. 114, No. 8 (2018)
  • Beyond longevity: novel roles of Sirtuin-3 in thrombosis
    • Authors: Ramos G; Frantz S.
      Pages: 1060 - 1062
      Abstract: This editorial refers to ‘Loss of Sirt3 accelerates arterial thrombosis by increasing formation of neutrophil extracellular traps and plasma tissue factor activity’ by D.S. Gaul et al., pp. 1178–1188.
      PubDate: Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/cvr/cvy116
      Issue No: Vol. 114, No. 8 (2018)
  • Biodegradable coronary scaffolds: their future and clinical and
           technological challenges
    • Authors: Hytönen J; Taavitsainen J, Tarvainen S, et al.
      Pages: 1063 - 1072
      Abstract: Angioplasty and stenting are standard treatment options for both stabile occlusive coronary artery disease and acute myocardial infarctions. Over the last years, several biodegradable stent systems have entered pre-clinical and clinical evaluation and into clinical practice. A strong supporting scaffold is necessary after angioplasty to prevent elastic recoil of the vessel but in the long term a permanent metallic stent will only impair normal physiology of the artery wall. Thus, the main advantage of a resorbable system is the potential for better vessel recovery and function in the long term. The new stent systems differ from traditional stents in size and biological responses and questions have risen regarding their mechanical strength and increased risk of stent thrombosis. Here, we present current treatment options with biodegradable scaffolds, discuss further key areas for improvements and review novel technological advances in the context of all up-to-date clinical trial information. New material choices are also covered as well as special considerations for pre-clinical testing.
      PubDate: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/cvr/cvy097
      Issue No: Vol. 114, No. 8 (2018)
  • Role of genetics in the prediction of statin-associated muscle symptoms
           and optimization of statin use and adherence
    • Authors: Brunham L; Baker S, Mammen A, et al.
      Pages: 1073 - 1081
      Abstract: Statin therapy reduces cardiovascular events in patients with, or at risk of, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. However, statins are underutilized in patients for whom they are indicated and are frequently discontinued. Discontinuation may be the result of statin-associated muscle symptoms (SAMS), which encompass a broad spectrum of clinical phenotypes from myalgia to severe myopathy. As with many adverse drug reactions (ADRs), inter-individual variability in susceptibility to SAMS is due, at least in part, to differences in host genetics. The genetic basis for SAMS has been investigated in candidate gene studies, genome-wide association studies, and, more recently, studies of multi-omic networks, including at the transcriptome level. In this article, we provide a systematic review of the pharmacogenetic basis of SAMS, focusing on how an understanding of the genetic and molecular determinants of SAMS can be considered in a personalized approach to reduce the incidence of this ADR, optimize statin adherence, and reduce the risk for cardiovascular events.
      PubDate: Tue, 05 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/cvr/cvy119
      Issue No: Vol. 114, No. 8 (2018)
  • Loss of cardiac Wnt/β-catenin signalling in desmoplakin-deficient AC8
    • Authors: Giuliodori A; Beffagna G, Marchetto G, et al.
      Pages: 1082 - 1097
      Abstract: AimsArrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (AC) is an inherited heart disease characterized by life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias and fibro-fatty replacement of the myocardium. More than 60% of AC patients show pathogenic mutations in genes encoding for desmosomal proteins. By focusing our attention on the AC8 form, linked to the junctional protein desmoplakin (DSP), we present here a zebrafish model of DSP deficiency, exploited to identify early changes of cell signalling in the cardiac region.Methods and resultsTo obtain an embryonic model of Dsp deficiency, we first confirmed the orthologous correspondence of zebrafish Dsp genes (dspa and dspb) to the human DSP counterpart. Then, we verified their cardiac expression, at embryonic and adult stages, and subsequently we targeted them by antisense morpholino strategy, confirming specific and disruptive effects on desmosomes, like those identified in AC patients. Finally, we exploited our Dsp-deficient models for an in vivo cell signalling screen, using pathway-specific reporter transgenes. Out of nine considered, three pathways (Wnt/β-catenin, TGFβ/Smad3, and Hippo/YAP-TAZ) were significantly altered, with Wnt as the most dramatically affected. Interestingly, under persistent Dsp deficiency, Wnt signalling is rescuable both by a genetic and a pharmacological approach.ConclusionOur data point to Wnt/β-catenin as the final common pathway underlying different desmosomal AC forms and support the zebrafish as a suitable model for detecting early signalling pathways involved in the pathogenesis of DSP-associated diseases, possibly responsive to pharmacological or genetic rescue.
      PubDate: Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/cvr/cvy057
      Issue No: Vol. 114, No. 8 (2018)
  • Reactivation of the Nkx2.5 cardiac enhancer after myocardial infarction
           does not presage myogenesis
    • Authors: Deutsch M; Doppler S, Li X, et al.
      Pages: 1098 - 1114
      Abstract: AimsThe contribution of resident stem or progenitor cells to cardiomyocyte renewal after injury in adult mammalian hearts remains a matter of considerable debate. We evaluated a cell population in the adult mouse heart induced by myocardial infarction (MI) and characterized by an activated Nkx2.5 enhancer element that is specific for multipotent cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs) during embryonic development. We hypothesized that these MI-induced cells (MICs) harbour cardiomyogenic properties similar to their embryonic counterparts.Methods and resultsMICs reside in the heart and mainly localize to the infarction area and border zone. Interestingly, gene expression profiling of purified MICs 1 week after infarction revealed increased expression of stem cell markers and embryonic cardiac transcription factors (TFs) in these cells as compared to the non-mycoyte cell fraction of adult hearts. A subsequent global transcriptome comparison with embryonic CPCs and fibroblasts and in vitro culture of MICs unveiled that (myo-)fibroblastic features predominated and that cardiac TFs were only expressed at background levels.ConclusionsAdult injury-induced reactivation of a cardiac-specific Nkx2.5 enhancer element known to specifically mark myocardial progenitor cells during embryonic development does not reflect hypothesized embryonic cardiomyogenic properties. Our data suggest a decreasing plasticity of cardiac progenitor (-like) cell populations with increasing age. A re-expression of embryonic, stem or progenitor cell features in the adult heart must be interpreted very carefully with respect to the definition of cardiac resident progenitor cells. Albeit, the abundance of scar formation after cardiac injury suggests a potential to target predestinated activated profibrotic cells to push them towards cardiomyogenic differentiation to improve regeneration.
      PubDate: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/cvr/cvy069
      Issue No: Vol. 114, No. 8 (2018)
  • Cardiomyocyte binucleation is associated with aberrant mitotic microtubule
           distribution, mislocalization of RhoA and IQGAP3, as well as defective
           actomyosin ring anchorage and cleavage furrow ingression
    • Authors: Leone M; Musa G, Engel F.
      Pages: 1115 - 1131
      Abstract: AimsAfter birth mammalian cardiomyocytes initiate a last cell cycle which results in binucleation due to cytokinesis failure. Despite its importance for cardiac regenerative therapies, this process is poorly understood. Here, we aimed at a better understanding of the difference between cardiomyocyte proliferation and binucleation and providing a new tool to distinguish these two processes.Methods and resultsMonitoring of cell division by time-lapse imaging revealed that rat cardiomyocyte binucleation stems from a failure to properly ingress the cleavage furrow. Astral microtubule required for actomyosin ring anchorage and thus furrow ingression were not symmetrically distributed at the periphery of the equatorial region during anaphase in binucleating cardiomyocytes. Consequently, RhoA, the master regulator of actomyosin ring formation and constriction, non-muscle myosin IIB, a central component of the actomyosin ring, as well as IQGAP3 were abnormally localized during cytokinesis. In agreement with improper furrow ingression, binucleation in vitro and in vivo was associated with a failure of RhoA and IQGAP3 to localize to the stembody of the midbody.ConclusionTaken together, these results indicate that naturally occurring cytokinesis failure in primary cardiomyocytes is due to an aberrant mitotic microtubule apparatus resulting in inefficient anchorage of the actomyosin ring to the plasma cell membrane. Thus, cardiomyocyte binucleation and division can be discriminated by the analysis of RhoA as well as IQGAP3 localization.
      PubDate: Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/cvr/cvy056
      Issue No: Vol. 114, No. 8 (2018)
  • Glucose is preferentially utilized for biomass synthesis in
           pressure-overloaded hearts: evidence from fatty acid-binding protein-4 and
           -5 knockout mice
    • Authors: Umbarawan Y; Syamsunarno M, Koitabashi N, et al.
      Pages: 1132 - 1144
      Abstract: AimsThe metabolism of the failing heart is characterized by an increase in glucose uptake with reduced fatty acid (FA) oxidation. We previously found that the genetic deletion of FA-binding protein-4 and -5 [double knockout (DKO)] induces an increased myocardial reliance on glucose with decreased FA uptake in mice. However, whether this fuel switch confers functional benefit during the hypertrophic response remains open to debate. To address this question, we investigated the contractile function and metabolic profile of DKO hearts subjected to pressure overload.Methods and resultsTransverse aortic constriction (TAC) significantly reduced cardiac contraction in DKO mice (DKO-TAC), although an increase in cardiac mass and interstitial fibrosis was comparable with wild-type TAC (WT-TAC). DKO-TAC hearts exhibited enhanced glucose uptake by 8-fold compared with WT-TAC. Metabolic profiling and isotopomer analysis revealed that the pool size in the TCA cycle and the level of phosphocreatine were significantly reduced in DKO-TAC hearts, despite a marked increase in glycolytic flux. The ingestion of a diet enriched in medium-chain FAs restored cardiac contractile dysfunction in DKO-TAC hearts. The de novo synthesis of amino acids as well as FA from glycolytic flux was unlikely to be suppressed, despite a reduction in each precursor. The pentose phosphate pathway was also facilitated, which led to the increased production of a coenzyme for lipogenesis and a precursor for nucleotide synthesis. These findings suggest that reduced FA utilization is not sufficiently compensated by a robust increase in glucose uptake when the energy demand is elevated. Glucose utilization for sustained biomass synthesis further enhances diminishment of the pool size in the TCA cycle.ConclusionsOur data suggest that glucose is preferentially utilized for biomass synthesis rather than ATP production during pressure-overload-induced cardiac hypertrophy and that the efficient supplementation of energy substrates may restore cardiac dysfunction caused by energy insufficiency.
      PubDate: Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/cvr/cvy063
      Issue No: Vol. 114, No. 8 (2018)
  • PCSK9 regulates expression of scavenger receptors and ox-LDL uptake in
    • Authors: Ding Z; Liu S, Wang X, et al.
      Pages: 1145 - 1153
      Abstract: AimsProprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) has been shown to influence macrophage biology and modulate atherogenesis. We conducted this study to examine the regulation of scavenger receptors (SRs) (LOX-1, SRA, and CD36) and oxidized liporoptein cholesterol (ox-LDL) uptake in macrophages by PCSK9.Methods and resultsTreatment of mouse peritoneal macrophages with tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) resulted in concentration-dependent modest, but significant, increase in PCSK9 expression. Importantly, treatment of TNF-α primed macrophages with recombinant murine PCSK9 increased the expression of LOX-1, SRA, and CD36 2-5 fold, and enhanced ox-LDL uptake by ≈five-fold. The increase in LOX-1 was much greater than in SRA or CD36. PCSK9 inhibition (by siRNA transfection or use of macrophages from PCSK9−/− mice) reduced the expression of SRs (LOX-1 ≫ SRA or CD36). Ox-LDL uptake in response to PCSK9 was also inhibited in macrophages from LOX-1−/− mice (P < 0.05 vs. macrophages from SRA−/− and CD36−/− mice). Upregulation of PCSK9 by cDNA transfection induced intense ox-LDL uptake which was inhibited by co-transfection of cells with siRNA LOX-1 (P < 0.05 vs. siRNA SRA or siRNA CD36). Further, TNF-α-mediated PCSK9 upregulation and subsequent expression of SRs and ox-LDL uptake were reduced in macrophages from gp91phox−/−, p47phox−/− and p22phox−/− mice (vs. macrophages from wild-type mice).ConclusionsThis study shows that in an inflammatory milieu, elevated levels of PCSK9 potently stimulate the expression of SRs (principally LOX-1) and ox-LDL uptake in macrophages, and thus contribute to the process of atherogenesis.
      PubDate: Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/cvr/cvy079
      Issue No: Vol. 114, No. 8 (2018)
  • Identification of miR-9-5p as direct regulator of ABCA1 and HDL-driven
           reverse cholesterol transport in circulating CD14+ cells of patients with
           metabolic syndrome
    • Authors: D’Amore S; Härdfeldt J, Cariello M, et al.
      Pages: 1154 - 1164
      Abstract: AimsMetabolic syndrome (MS) is a cluster of cardio-metabolic risk factors associated with atherosclerosis and low-grade inflammation. Using unbiased expression screenings in peripheral blood mononuclear cells, we depict here a novel expression chart of 678 genes and 84 microRNAs (miRNAs) controlling inflammatory, immune and metabolic responses. In order to further elucidate the link between inflammation and the HDL cholesterol pathway in MS, we focussed on the regulation of the ATP-binding cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1), a key player in cholesterol efflux (CE).Methods and resultsABCA1 mRNA levels are suppressed in CD14+ cells of MS patients and are negatively correlated to body mass index (BMI), insulin-resistance (HOMA-IR) and cardiovascular risk, and positively to HDL cholesterol and CE. miRNA target in silico prediction identified a putative modulatory role of ABCA1 for the nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cell (NF-κB) target miR-9-5p, whose expression pattern was up-regulated in CD14+ cells of MS patients, positively correlated to BMI, HOMA-IR, and triglycerides, and negatively to ABCA1 mRNA levels, HDL cholesterol and CE. Ectopic gain and loss of miR-9-5p function in macrophages modulated ABCA1 mRNA and protein levels, ABCA1 miRNA 3’-untranslated region target sequence reporter assay, and CE into HDL, thus confirming ABCA1 as a target of miR-9-5p.ConclusionsWe identified the NF-κB target miR-9-5p as a negative regulator of ABCA1 adding a novel target pathway in the relationship between inflammation and HDL-driven reverse cholesterol transport for prevention or treatment of atherosclerosis in MS.
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/cvr/cvy077
      Issue No: Vol. 114, No. 8 (2018)
  • Urocortin-2 improves right ventricular function and attenuates pulmonary
           arterial hypertension
    • Authors: Adão R; Mendes-Ferreira P, Santos-Ribeiro D, et al.
      Pages: 1165 - 1177
      Abstract: AimsPulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a devastating disease and treatment options are limited. Urocortin-2 (Ucn-2) has shown promising therapeutic effects in experimental and clinical left ventricular heart failure (HF). Our aim was to analyse the expression of Ucn-2 in human and experimental PAH, and to investigate the effects of human Ucn-2 (hUcn-2) administration in rats with monocrotaline (MCT)-induced pulmonary hypertension (PH).Methods and resultsTissue samples were collected from patients with and without PAH and from rats with MCT-induced PH. hUcn-2 (5 μg/kg, bi-daily, i.p., for 10 days) or vehicle was administered to male wistar rats subjected to MCT injection or to pulmonary artery banding (PAB) to induce right ventricular (RV) overload without PAH. Expression of Ucn-2 and its receptor was increased in the RV of patients and rats with PAH. hUcn-2 treatment reduced PAH in MCT rats, resulting in decreased morbidity, improved exercise capacity and attenuated pulmonary arterial and RV remodelling and dysfunction. Additionally, RV gene expression of hypertrophy and failure signalling pathways were attenuated. hUcn-2 treatment also attenuated PAB-induced RV hypertrophy.ConclusionsUcn-2 levels are altered in human and experimental PAH. hUcn-2 treatment attenuates PAH and RV dysfunction in MCT-induced PH, has direct anti-remodelling effects on the pressure-overloaded RV, and improves pulmonary vascular function.
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/cvr/cvy076
      Issue No: Vol. 114, No. 8 (2018)
  • Loss of Sirt3 accelerates arterial thrombosis by increasing formation of
           neutrophil extracellular traps and plasma tissue factor activity
    • Authors: Gaul D; Weber J, van Tits L, et al.
      Pages: 1178 - 1188
      Abstract: AimsSirtuin 3 (Sirt3) is a mitochondrial, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+)-dependent deacetylase that reduces oxidative stress by activation of superoxide dismutase 2 (SOD2). Oxidative stress enhances arterial thrombosis. This study investigated the effects of genetic Sirt3 deletion on arterial thrombosis in mice in an inflammatory setting and assessed the clinical relevance of these findings in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).Methods and resultsUsing a laser-induced carotid thrombosis model with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) challenge, in vivo time to thrombotic occlusion in Sirt3−/− mice (n = 6) was reduced by half compared to Sirt3+/+ wild-type (n = 8, P < 0.01) controls. Ex vivo analyses of whole blood using rotational thromboelastometry revealed accelerated clot formation and increased clot stability in Sirt3−/− compared to wild-type blood. rotational thromboelastometry of cell-depleted plasma showed accelerated clotting initiation in Sirt3−/− mice, whereas overall clot formation and firmness remained unaffected. Ex vivo LPS-induced neutrophil extracellular trap formation was increased in Sirt3−/− bone marrow-derived neutrophils. Plasma tissue factor (TF) levels and activity were elevated in Sirt3−/− mice, whereas plasma levels of other coagulation factors and TF expression in arterial walls remained unchanged. SOD2 expression in bone marrow -derived Sirt3−/− neutrophils was reduced. In STEMI patients, transcriptional levels of Sirt3 and its target SOD2 were lower in CD14+ leukocytes compared with healthy donors (n = 10 each, P < 0.01).ConclusionsSirt3 loss-of-function enhances experimental thrombosis in vivo via an increase of neutrophil extracellular traps and elevation of TF suggesting thrombo-protective effects of endogenous Sirt3. Acute coronary thrombosis in STEMI patients is associated with lower expression levels of SIRT3 and SOD2 in CD14+ leukocytes. Therefore, enhancing SIRT3 activity by pan-sirtuin activating NAD+-boosters may provide a novel therapeutic target to prevent or treat thrombotic arterial occlusion in myocardial infarction or stroke.
      PubDate: Sat, 10 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/cvr/cvy036
      Issue No: Vol. 114, No. 8 (2018)
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