Special Issue "Apoptosis"
A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2013)
Dr. Vladimir V. Didenko
Departments of Neurosurgery and Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
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Interests: neural cell injury and programmed cell death; mechanisms of age-related neural cell death; methods to detect and control programmed cell death in vivo; development and application of nucleic acid-based nanoprobes and molecular machines
Cellular suicide is a fundamental property of animal cells from worms to humans and is essential for the life of an organism. Every second at least one million cells die by apoptosis in the human body. These deaths play roles in a multitude of processes including embryogenesis, development, defense against cancer and infections, self-tolerance in the immune system, etc.
Since the inception of the term in 1972 by Kerr, Wyllie, and Currie, the field of apoptosis has witnessed an outburst of findings and had several paradigm shifts. Studies have revealed the origins of apoptotic machinery going back over a billion years and have uncovered a variety of ways which cells have developed to activate and suppress the apoptotic program.
As the field expanded further, the very concept of apoptotic cell elimination changed. Today apoptosis is no longer viewed as an individual cellular event, but includes the externally-controlled elimination of apoptotic cells by phagocytes in the waste-management phase. At present apoptosis enjoys a celebrity status in cell biology. As the number of publications in the field skyrockets, it is essential to maintain high visibility of individual research. This is the compelling advantage of Open Access journals, such as Cells. This special issue of Cells is dedicated to Apoptosis. We welcome contributions about its mechanisms, role in normal and pathological processes and new techniques for its detection and analysis. Reviews as well as original papers are invited.
Dr. Vladimir V. Didenko
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- programmed cell death
- cytochrome c
- death receptors
- mitochondria-mediated pathway
- DNA damage
- apoptotic cell clearance
- apoptotic nucleases