Vacancy: Respiratory Research Editors-in-Chief

Respiratory Research is recruiting two new Editors-in-Chief. 

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Featured blog post: When sampling techniques matters

New Content ItemInduced and spontaneous sputum sampling are techniques used to study lung inflammation and microbes and are less invasive alternatives to a bronchoscopy. But can choice between these two sampling techniques impact researchers’ conclusions when examining a patient’s lungs? Solveig Tangedal, lead author of new research published in Respiratory Research exploring this issue, tells us more.

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Aims and scope

Respiratory Research publishes high-quality clinical and basic research, review and commentary articles on all aspects of respiratory medicine and related diseases.

As the leading fully open access journal in the field, Respiratory Research provides an essential resource for pulmonologists, allergists, immunologists and other physicians, researchers, healthcare workers and medical students with worldwide dissemination of articles resulting in high visibility and generating international discussion.

Editorial board

Jan Lötvall, Göteborg University, Sweden
Reynold A Panettieri. Jr, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA

Associate Editors
Alaina Ammit,  University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Robert Bals, Saarland University, Germany
Francesco Blasi, University of Milan, Italy
Arnaud Bourdin, University of Montpellier, France
Mario Cazzola, Antonio Cardarelli Hospital, Italy
Bruno Crestani, Bichat Hospital, France
Jeanine D'Armiento, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, USA
Massimo Di Maio, University of Turin, Italy
Louise Donnelly, Imperial College London, UK
Hiromasa Inoue, Kagoshima University, Japan
Victor Kim, Temple University School of Medicine, USA
Victor Laubach, University of Virginia, USA
Stylianos Orfanos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Stephen Peters, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, USA
YS Prakash, Mayo Clinic, USA
Sundeep Salvi, Chest Research Foundation, India
Dale D Tang, Albany Medical College, USA
Johan Verbraecken, Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium

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Featured review: The roles and regulation of the actin cytoskeleton, intermediate filaments and microtubules in smooth muscle cell migration

© iStockThe dynamic actin cytoskeleton spatially and temporally regulates protrusion, adhesions, contraction, and retraction from the cell front to the rear. Recent studies suggest that intermediate filaments undergo reorganization during migration, which coordinates focal adhesion dynamics, cell contraction, and nucleus rigidity. This review recapitulates our current knowledge how the three cytoskeletal systems spatially and temporally modulate the migratory properties of cells.

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Editors profiles

Jan Lötvall
Professor at the Department of Internal Medicine, and Chairman of the Krefting Research Centre at the University of Gothenburg.

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Respiratory Research welcomes review articles on a variety of different topics relating to the scope of the journal. Submit your review today.

For further queries or to discuss the limited funds which may be available to cover the article-processing charge, please contact the editorial team.

Reynold Panettieri
Professor and Vice Chancellor for Translational Medicine and Science at The State University of New Jersey.

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