Special Issue "Sensors and Analytics for Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering"
A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2013
Prof. Dr. Nathaniel C. Cady
College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering, University at Albany, 257 Fuller Road, Albany, NY 12203, USA
Interests: biosensors; bacteria; biofilms; nanotechnology; microfluidics
Cell biology has benefited from recent advances in growth substrates, scaffold materials, three-dimensional culturing techniques, two and three-dimensional patterning methods, and unique culturing conditions. In parallel with these advances, biosensing and bioanalytical technologies are needed for measurement of cellular behavior, analytes, biomarkers, chemical properties, and even mechanical properties. This special issue will focus on novel biosensing and analytical technologies for use in this field. A strong emphasis will be placed on technologies that advance measurement capabilities for small-scale cell growth systems, tissue engineering, 3D culture, as well as those used for unique cellular assays/systems. Sensors and analytics for both eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell biology will be considered.
Prof. Dr. Nathaniel C. Cady
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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- cell biology
- tissue engineering
- 3D culture
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Type of Paper: Review
Title: Sensing a Sensor: Identifying the Mechanosensory Function of Primary Cilia
Author: Surya Nauli
Affiliation: Department of Pharmacology, The University of Toledo, Health Science Campus, Toledo, OH 43614, USA; E-Mail: Surya.Nauli@utoledo.edu
Abstract: Over the past decade, primary cilia have emerged as the premier means in which cells sense and transduce mechanical stimuli. Primary cilia are sensory organelles that have been shown to be vitally involved in the mechanosensation of urine in the renal nephron, bile in the hepatic biliary system, digestive fluid in the pancreatic duct, dentin in dental pulp, lacunocanalicular fluid in bone and cartilage, and blood in vasculature. The prevalence of primary cilia among mammalian cell types is matched by the tremendously varied disease states caused by both structural and functional defects in cilia, collectively referred to as ciliopathies. In the process of delineating the mechanisms behind ciliopathies, calcium fluorimetry has been widely utilized as a means of quantifying ciliary function to both fluid flow and pharmacological agents. In this review, we will discuss the approaches used in associating calcium levels to cilia function, the widespread physiological applications of this system, as well as a comprehensive overview of ciliopathies.
Last update: 27 November 2013