University of Zurich
Specialty Chief Editor
Red Blood Cell Physiology
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.
Please see the journal scope for further details on scope, article types (such as clinical trials, case reports and general commentaries) and cross-listed section specifics related to Frontiers in Physiology which may be relevant to your submission.
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Red Blood Cell Physiology welcomes submissions of the following article types: Brief Research Report, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, Erratum, Hypothesis & Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review, Systematic Review, Technology and Code.
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.
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