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Vascular Biology

Selection of Mechanisms and Clinical Applications

Edited by Marcelo González

University of Concepción

The two main causes of death in the world are directly related to cardiovascular system disorders, ischemic heart disease, and stroke. These pathological conditions are caused by complex molecular mechanisms related to endothelial dysfunction and, finally, structural and functional alterations of blood vessels. Clinical evidence demonstrates the relevance of knowledge about vascular biology, from molecular mechanisms to clinical applications, especially for students of medical sciences or basic sciences. This book is an international effort of collaboration, with the purpose to create an academic tool for students or people interested in learning about vascular biology. I invite the readers to check the chapters and explore the topics developed by experts in the field.

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Vascular BiologySelection of Mechanisms and Clinical ApplicationsEdited by Marcelo González

Published: November 11th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78429

ISBN: 978-1-83969-036-5

Print ISBN: 978-1-83969-035-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83969-037-2

Copyright year: 2020

Books open for chapter submissions

2550 Total Chapter Downloads

2 Dimensions Citations


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1. Nitric Oxide and Oxidative Stress-Mediated Cardiovascular Functionality: From Molecular Mechanism to Cardiovascular Disease

By Weilue He, Maria Paula Kwesiga, Eyerusalem Gebreyesus and Sijia Liu


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2. Potassium Channels in the Vascular Diseases

By Yan-Rong Zhu, Xiao-Xin Jiang, Peng Ye, Shao-liang Chen and Dai-Min Zhang


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3. L-Arginine/Nitric Oxide Pathway and KCa Channels in Endothelial Cells: A Mini-Review

By Marcelo González and José Carlos Rivas


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4. The Role of Physical Activity on Insulin Resistance-Associated Endothelial Dysfunction

By Shruti M. Gandhi, Eric S. Nylen and Sabyasachi Sen


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5. Therapeutic Applications and Mechanisms of YC-1: A Soluble Guanylate Cyclase Stimulator

By Chieh-Hsi Wu, Chun-Hsu Pan and Ming-Jyh Sheu


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6. Giant Cell Arteritis: Current Advances in Pathogenesis and Treatment

By Marília A. Dagostin and Rosa M.R. Pereira


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7. Anomalous Origin of Coronary Arteries

By Xhevdet Krasniqi and Hajdin Çitaku


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8. Systemic Sclerosis

By Murat Borlu and Eda Öksüm Solak


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9. Vasculitis and Vasculopathies

By Ana Paula Urzedo, Mariane Martins Manso and Thaisa Macarini de Faria


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10. Treatment of Vasculitis: Beyond the Basics

By Muhammad Ishaq Ghauri and Muhammad Shariq Mukarram


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11. The Impact of Nailfold Capillaroscopy in the Approach of Microcirculation

By Vera Bernardino, Ana Rodrigues, Ana Lladó, Melissa Fernandes and António Panarra


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12. Nailfold Capillaroscopy in Rheumatic Diseases

By Abhishek Patil and Isha Sood


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13. Basic Principles in Microvascular Anastomosis and Free Tissue Transfer

By Ignacio Vila, Iván Couto-González and Beatriz Brea-García


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