What is the impact of total body ischemia and reperfusion on coagulation, inflammation, and endothelial function?
Endothelial cells derive from cells in the bone marrow. Circulating precursor endothelial cells contribute to newly forming vessels.
Do Alk 1 and/or Endogln mutations affect the functions of these cells once they incorporate into growing vessels. These vessels then go on to form arteriovenous malformations
Unravel the cellular & molecular mechanisms related to the vascular biology of sepsis and related cardiovascular collapse. The goal is to develop a new scientific framework for the prevention of sepsis related morbidity and mortality by applying novel approaches to discover new targets for biomarkers and therapy by promoting multidisciplinary research required for scientific cross-talk between complementary research disciplines... more »
Increased vascular stiffness has been identified as an important cardiovascular event that accompanies aging and cardiovascular disease. Although multiple vascular changes have been identified and suggested to cause increased vascular stiffness, our understanding of the underlying mechanisms needs to be refined in order to develop useful therapeutic strategies to prevent or reverse these changes. An example of critical... more »
Vascular malformations and vascular tumors, together referred to as vascular anomalies, comprise a complex and wide array of diseases in which there is a fundamental disruption in blood and lymphatic vasculature. The lesions disrupt organ function, destroy tissue, cause bleeding, increase infections and can threaten life. At present, there are some medical therapies but none are specifically targeted to an underlying... more »