Various immune cells contribute to the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases; however, although many important previous findings enabled us to understand the pathogenesis of various cardiovascular diseases, still its underlying mechanisms are incompletely understood. In this session, we have six speakers including four regular talks and two short talks, and will discuss about the roles of immune cells and immune signals in cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Ichiro Manabe from Chiba University, will talk about the function of cardiac macrophages and their phenotypic changes affected by the crosstalk between immune and nervous systems. Our second speaker, Dr. Slava Epelman from University of Toronto, will present about the dynamic reorganization and response of resident cardiac macrophages upon cardiac injury and their cardioprotective functions. Our third speaker, Dr. Edward B. Thorp from Northwestern University, will give us a talk about cell mechanisms of macrophage function that are relevant to cardiac inflammation and crosstalk with cardiomyocytes and cardiac vessels. Finally, Dr. Jae-Hoon Choi from Hanyang University will present about the transcriptomic landscapes of hyperlipidemic cardiovascular diseases. In addition, we will have two short talks selected from the abstracts. The first speaker of short talk, Dr. Masataka Majima from Kitasato University will talk about the roles of RAMP1 signaling in inflammation-related lymphangiogenesis. And Dr. Keehoon Jeong from Seoul National University, the last speaker of short talk, will present about the function of non-classical monocytes in anti-angiogenic therapy in colorectal cancer revealed by real-time intravital characterization.
Single Cell Landscapes of Hyperlipidemic Cardiovascular Diseases