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Luiza Rusu

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

A medical scientist (MD, Ph.D.) from the University of Illinois at Chicago, best known for her studies on endothelial cell G protein signaling in hemostasis and thrombosis. A Member of the American Heart Association and holder of a registered patent.


Proteomics Secretome Secretory Pathways Signal Transduction Secretome Analysis Cargo Profiling Antibody Microarray Secretome Biomarkers Therapeutics Exosomes Pathological Implications of Exosomes Pharmacological Secretion Inhibition

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This book will provide an extensive overview of recent advances obtained from secretome analysis with regard to cardiovascular disease mechanisms, potential biomarkers, pathophysiological effects and therapeutical aspects of cell secretome. Secreted proteins are involved in a myriad of cell communication processes.

The aims of this book are following:1) This book will describe in detail the basics aspects of cell secretome. We will focus on the role of secretory protein-induced signal transduction in cell fate processes of proliferation, growth, migration, matrix remodeling, and invasion. It will be underlined that secretome involves protein (and not only) release via several distinct secretion pathways: either classical constitutive, basal or regulated secretion, secretion from unconventional pathways and/or exosome secretions. 2) Key aspects about methodology of identification of secretome proteins and novel technologic and bioinformatics advances of secretome analysis will be summarized. 3) We will focus on the biological significance of secretome proteins in vascular microenvironment in health and under different cardiovascular conditions. Secretome biomarkers in cardiovascular diseases will be overviewed, with focus on their roles on diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutics. 4) We will highlight important pathological effects of exosomes in cardiovascular disease. 5) Overall, the book will discuss current research directions characterizing vascular pathology conditioned secretomes, their regulation and therapeutic pursuit.

This book aims to be a reference for cell biology researchers and for medical health professionals.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: November 16th 2020

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Deadline for chapter proposals: December 14th 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: February 12th 2021

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Review results due: May 3rd 2021

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Expected publication date: July 2nd 2021

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Luiza Rusu

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Luiza Rusu is a visiting scientist at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Ohio State University. A medical doctor from Bucharest, Romania, she received her PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2013 and then worked as postdoctoral researcher at University of Illinois at Chicago and at Ohio State University. She is best known for her studies on endothelial cell G protein signaling in hemostasis and thrombosis. Her interests include understanding the pathophysiological role of endothelial cell vWF secretion in the severe endothelial dysfunction syndrome (SEDS). She was granted NIH and AHA awards during her graduate and postdoctoral studies. Dr Rusu published several peer-reviewed papers and served as guest reviewer for international journals, and she is the holder of a registered patent on the effects of a novel inhibitor of vWF secretion on thrombosis, organ failure, and survival.

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