Special Call For Papers
American Journal of Physiology - Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology


Acute Lung Injury

Stem Cells in Lung Biology

Translational Physiology


Topic:Stem Cells in Lung Biology

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2003

The American Journal of Physiology Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology is soliciting the submission of original manuscripts in the field of Stem Cells in Lung Biology.  It is apparent that resident cells of lung have progenitor and/or stem cell capacity and participate in normal development and repair and differentiation after injury.  More recently, hematopoietic and mesenchyme-derived bone marrow cells have been shown to engraft in lung and appear to give rise to differentiated epithelium and/or endothelium.  Basic information in these complex processes is fundamental to our understanding of lung function in health and disease and is likely to contribute to rational approaches toward lung-directed cell-based therapies.  Accordingly, manuscripts may relate to aspects of any lung compartment with respect to: a) cellular components of repair, proliferation, and differentiation; b) signaling pathways and mechanisms contributing to epithelial maintenance and repair; c) progenitor:progeny lineage; d) mechanisms of homing and engraftment of bone marrow-derived stem cells; and/or e) potential for cell-based therapies.  All manuscripts with mechanistic information on the biology of progenitor and adult and embryonic stem cells including characterization, manipulation, and phenotypic behavior in vitro and in situ will be considered.

The responding authors should indicate in their cover letter that the submitted manuscript is in response to this special call for papers. The submitted manuscripts in this general area will be peer-reviewed, fast-tracked, and published collectively in one issue in AJP Lung. Resident cells within lung appear to have the capacity to act as progenitor or stem cells.

If you have any questions or already have a manuscript in this area submitted to AJP Lung  and would like to have it included in this issue, contact the Associate Editor, Dr. Bruce R. Pitt (Phone, 412-383-2073; Fax, 412-383-2123). Please submit the manuscript online via www.apscentral.org and indicate that you are responding to this special call.


Topic:  Acute Lung Injury

Submission Deadline:  August 1, 2003

The American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology is soliciting the submission of original manuscripts in the field of Clinical Acute Lung Injury. Recent progress has been made in understanding the pathogenesis and treatment of lung injury. This call will consider manuscripts from a clinical base (translational physiology) that provide new insights into the mechanisms, pathophysiology, resolution, or treatment of clinical lung injury. The studies should be based on patients with acute lung injury or on biological samples obtained from patients with acute lung injury.

The responding authors should indicate in their cover letter that the submitted manuscript is in response to this special call for papers. The submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed, fast tracked, and published collectively in one issue of AJP-Lung.

If you have any questions or already have a manuscript in this area submitted to AJP-Lung and would like to have it included in this issue, contact the Editor, Dr. Michael Matthay (Phone, 415-476-2807; Fax, 415-476-0222). Please submit the manuscript online via www.apscentral.org and indicate that you are responding to this special call.


Topic: Translational Physiology

The American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiologyis soliciting the submission of original manuscripts in the field of Translational Physiology, an area of research that bridges the gap between basic lung, molecular and cellular physiology and patient care. Papers in this field may transfer clinical insights into hypotheses that can be tested and validated in the basic research laboratory, or they may transfer knowledge gained from basic research to human physiology or even to improved methods of treating or preventing disease.

The responding authors should indicate in their cover letter that the submitted manuscript is in response to this special call for papers. The manuscript will undergo normal peer review. If published, the article will be highlighted as part of the Translational Physiology Series.

If you have any questions or already have a manuscript in this area submitted to the American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology and would like to have it included for this series, please contact the Editor, Dr. Asrar B. Malik (Phone, 312-996-5673; Fax, 312-355-3111).