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Frontiers in Physiology would like to extend a warm welcome to Professor Kaestner and Professor Bogdanova as Specialty Chief Editors for the section Red Blood Cell Physiology, wholly dedicated to publishing red blood cell research.Read More
The red blood cell research field has undergone an explosive burst for the past decade. These cells making up more than 65% of all cells in our body, and increasingly complex approaches like in vitro erythropoiesis systems and new technological developments enable us to look deep into their structure and function. We continue to learn about the mechanisms behind hereditary anemias and develop new personalized therapeutic strategies. Attempts are also being made to grow individual blood types in bioreactors and develop advanced red blood cell storage protocols to improve the efficacy of transfusions. This exciting area of basic and translational research is covered in this new section of Frontiers in Physiology, Red Blood Cell Physiology. The following topics will be addressed:
- Red cells production, maturation, senescence and clearance
- Red cell biochemistry and metabolism
- Red cell biophysics and mechanical properties of single cells
- Rheology and hydrodynamic properties of blood
- Molecular signaling, membrane transport and cell-cell interactions
- Transfusion medicine
- Red cell diseases: pathophysiology, diagnostics, drug development and therapy
- Adaptation of red cells to stress, including sport and exercise
- Technological approaches to study red blood cell turnover, structure and function
- Comparative physiology
The Red Blood Cell Physiology section encourages the submission of interdisciplinary studies.
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PMCID: all published articles receive a PMCID
Red Blood Cell Physiology welcomes submissions of the following article types: Book Review, Brief Research Report, Clinical Trial, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Protocols, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Systematic Review and Technology Report.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Red Blood Cell Physiology, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Red Blood Cell Physiology will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Physiology.
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