Mechanisms of Inflammation and Hyperplasia in the Prostate

The American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology is seeking submission of manuscripts relating to studies on mechanisms of inflammation and hyperplasia in the prostate.  Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) become highly prevalent with age, and hyperplastic changes in the prostate affect approximately 80% of men in their 70s. The causes are thought to be multifactorial and triggers include genetics, hormones, growth factors, environmental pollutants, metabolic syndrome and inflammation.  While some remain asymptomatic, for others outlet obstruction and associated complications dramatically affect quality of life. Therefore AJP-Renal encourages submissions related to all aspects of the prostate milieu which result in, or cause tissue remodeling either with or without inflammatory involvement.  

Authors should indicate in their letter to the editor and in the online submission form under “Manuscript Type” that the submitted manuscript is in response to a Special Call for Papers. Accepted manuscripts will be published under a distinct heading and will receive special attention and handling. Only those papers not requiring extensive revision will be published under this call. If you currently have a manuscript on this topic that has already been submitted and would like it to be included in this Special Call, please contact Dr. Darwin Bell, Editor-in-Chief via e-mail at amcever@emory.eduDeadline June 30, 2018