Special Issue "Cardiac and Neuromuscular Channelopathies: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms"

A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409). This special issue belongs to the section "Cellular Pathology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 58

Special Issue Editor

Department of Medicine, Lab Cardiovascular Research Institute (SMD), University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA
Interests: ion channels; long QT; cell signaling; cardiac arrhythmias
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Ion channels control the electrical properties of all living cells. The dysfunction of ion channels, causing both gain and loss of function, is a major cause of inheritable and acquired diseases.

Mutations in voltage-gated sodium, chloride, potassium, and calcium channels, in addition to channel-associated proteins, are linked to a large number of inherited diseases that affect cardiac and skeletal muscle excitability as well as function. Despite the heterogenous nature of this group of rare genetic conditions, molecular mechanisms of disease are broadly conserved.

With the uncovering of an increasing number of genetic variants in genes that affect cardiac and skeletal muscle excitability, it is particularly important to understand that weather-specific variants are either benign or causative of disease. Thus, in this Special Issue, priority will be given to original manuscripts and reviews dealing with comprehensive studies on genetic variants in addition to investigations related to understudied and novel genes associated with disease, as well as studies that provide insight into novel mechanisms of disease.

Dr. Coeli Lopes
Guest Editor

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  • long QT syndrome
  • short QT syndrome
  • Brugada syndrome
  • myotonia
  • ALS
  • CMT
  • multiple sclerosis
  • myopathy
  • neuropathy
  • periodic paralysis
  • malignant hyperthermia

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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