Molecular and Translational Vascular Medicine

  • Jonathon W. Homeister
  • Monte S. Willis

Part of the Molecular and Translational Medicine book series (MOLEMED)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Recent Advances in Understanding and Imaging the Molecular and Genetic Basis of Vascular Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Helena Kuivaniemi, Gerard Tromp, David J. Carey, James R. Elmore
      Pages 3-33
    3. Despina Eleftheriou, Paul A. Brogan
      Pages 35-70
    4. Peter K. Henke, Jose A. Diaz, Daniel D. Myers Jr., Thomas W. Wakefield
      Pages 71-102
  3. The Therapeutic Potential of Angiogenesis, Nanomedicine, and Endothelial Progenitor Cells in the Treatment of Vascular Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Vicente Andrés, José Javier Fuster, Carlos Silvestre-Roig, Rainer Wessely
      Pages 227-248
    3. Biana Godin, Ye Hu, Saverio La Francesca, Mauro Ferrari
      Pages 249-281
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 329-335

About this book


Molecular and Translational Vascular Medicine will serve as a state-of-the-art resource for physicians and translational medical researchers alike who are interested in the rapidly evolving field of vascular medicine.  The text provides new insight into the basic mechanisms of classic vascular pathophysiologic processes like angiogenesis, atherosclerosis, thrombosis, and vasculitis.  Furthermore, it covers new areas of investigation including the role of the ubiquitin proteasome system in vascular disease, endothelial progenitor cells for disease treatment, and the genetic basis of thoracic aortic aneurysms.  Lastly, this volume includes sections on the newly emerging field of therapeutic angiogenesis, and the developing technology of nanoparticle-based imaging and therapeutic treatment of the diseased vasculature. All chapters are written by established experts in their fields, including pathologists, cardiovascular surgeons, and internists as well as translational biomedical researchers in a wide range of disciplines. While comprehensive, the material is presented in a manner that simplifies the complex pathophysiologic mechanisms that underlie common vascular diseases.

Molecular and Translational Vascular Medicine will be of great value to a broad audience including internists, cardiovascular and vascular surgeons, pathologists, residents and fellows, as well as translational biomedical researchers.

Editors and affiliations

  • Jonathon W. Homeister
    • 1
  • Monte S. Willis
    • 2
  1. 1., The University of North CarolinaMcAllister Heart InstituteChapel HillUSA
  2. 2., The University of North CarolinaMcAllister Heart InstituteChapel HillUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-61779-905-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-61779-906-8
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