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Targeting senescence improves angiogenic potential of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells in patients with preeclampsia

In this article, which is part of the Hypertension, preeclampsia, renal and cardiovascular disease in pregnancy series, the authors postulate that senescence of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC), multipotent cells with pro-angiogenic activities, is one of the mechanisms by which systemic inflammation exerts inhibitory effects on angiogenesis in preeclampsia.

Aims and scope

Biology of Sex Differences considers manuscripts on all aspects of the effects of sex on biology and disease. Sex has profound effects on physiology and the susceptibility to disease. The function of cells and organs depends on their sex, determined by the interplay among the genome and biological and social environments. The study of sex differences is a discipline in itself, with its own concepts and methods that apply across tissues.

Biology of Sex Differences is the official journal of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences, and a publication of the Society for Women's Health Research.


Calls for Papers

Below are all the current thematic series open for submissions at the journal.

Sex Differences in Response to Androgens: Physiological and Pathophysiological
Guest Editor: Licy Yanes Cardozo, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Hypertension, preeclampsia, renal and cardiovascular disease in pregnancy

Authors may ask about the suitability of a manuscript for inclusion in any of the above series by submitting an pre-submission enquiry. These should be sent to our Editorial Office by using the Contact Us link on the Submission site

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Submit an article to the series.

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Do you have an idea for a thematic series? Submit your suggestion here. 


Jane Reckelhoff, University of Mississippi Medical Center, USA

Associate Editors
Barbara Alexander, University of Mississippi Medical Center, USA
Kate Denton, Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash University, Australia
Vesna Garovic, Mayo Clinic Rochester, USA
Radu Iliescu, Grigore T. Popa University, Romania
Georgios Kararigas, Charité University, Germany

Founding Editor
Arthur P Arnold, University of California, Los Angeles, USA


As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

New special collection now publishing

Our special series on the topic of sex differences in obesity, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and the microbiome is now publishing. Read the collection of review and research articles here

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Message from the OSSD President

Sabra Klein, OSSD PresidentSabra Klein, President of OSSD

Sabra Klein, PhD, is the current President of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Women’s Health, Sex, and Gender Research.


‘The Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD) is the only scientific research society dedicated to the study of sex as a biological variable. Through our annual meeting and publications from our members, we seek to promote knowledge that sex impacts every cell, pathway, organ, and disease state in the body. As the biomedical sciences continue to appreciate that the progression, prognosis, pathogenesis, and outcome of diverse diseases differ between the sexes, OSSD and the Biology of Sex Differences are at the forefront, serving as experts in this scientific endeavor.’


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