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Madhu Khullar

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research

After completing her Post Doctorate in hypertension research at the Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit, USA), Dr. Madhu Kullar carried on her research in the genetics of hypertension, resulting in an h-index 30. She is also an editor and reviewer of several international journals, and a fellow and member of several cardiovascular research societies, like the Internationational Society of Heart Research.


Hypertension Essential Hypertension MicroRNA Long Non-coding RNA Cardiorenal Disease Cardiovascular Remodelling Nutritional Epigenetics Blood Pressure Hypertension Gene Genetic Marker Cardiorenal Syndrome Gut Microbiome

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This book aims to include contemporary topics in hypertension and associated diseases, such as recent emerging role of genomics, recently identified genes, loci in essential hypertension, genetic studies, whole genome wide studies, SNPs, etc. and their functional implications in disease etiology and pathology. Also, the book aims to include discussion on the emerging role of non coding RNAs (microRNAs and long non coding RNAs) in essential hypertension and associated vascular diseases, molecular mechanisms and epigenetics of cardiovascular remodeling in hypertension, the role of nutrition on epigenomics, DNA methylation, acetylation and histone modifications, the role of nutrition and other factors on gut microbiome, and its effect on hypertension pathophysiology. Since cardiorenal syndrome is an important implication in hypertension, encouraged topics also include molecular and epigenetic mechanisms involving non coding RNAs in pathogenesis of cardiorenal syndrome.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: September 30th 2021

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Deadline for chapter proposals: October 28th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: December 27th 2021

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Review results due: March 17th 2022

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Expected publication date: May 16th 2022

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About the editor

Madhu Khullar

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research

Dr. Madhu Khullar is a Professor of Experimental Medicine and Biotechnology at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India. She completed her Post Doctorate in hypertension research at the Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, USA in 1985. She is an editor and reviewer of several international journals, and a fellow and member of several cardiovascular research societies. Dr. Khullar has a keen research interest in genetics of hypertension, and is currently studying pharmacogenetics of hypertension.

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