Special Issue "Cilia and Flagella: Biogenesis and Function"
A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 May 2015)
Dr. William Tsang
Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM) Research Unit Director, Cell Division and Centrosome Biology, 110 avenue des Pins Ouest Montréal, Québec, Canada
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Interests: centrosome, cilia, cancer, ciliopathy, cell cycle, cell division, microtubule, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics
First discovered by Anton van Leeuwenhoek in the 17th century, cilia and flagella are fascinating, tiny hair-like structures found on the surface of many eukaryotic cells. Although well-known for their role in cell motility and locomotion, they can also act as cellular antennae to sense the surrounding environment and regulate signalling pathways critical for vertebrate development. Consequently, cilia and flagella dysfunction are associated with a myriad of human diseases including respiratory problems, infertility, kidney cysts, retinal degeneration and neurological disorders. Despite functional diversity and differences in length and number, cilia and flagella share a common structural arrangement of stabilized microtubules arranged in a circular fashion. This Special Issue focuses on different aspects pertinent to the biogenesis and function of cilia and flagella. Contributions include studies of cilia and flagella in diverse experimental systems, structural and functional investigation of cilia and flagella, cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying their assembly, as well as consequences of their dysfunction. Submitted articles will be peer reviewed in accordance with the journal's policy. The Guest Editor declares no competing interests.
Dr. Gang Dong
Dr. William Tsang
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- basal bodies
- intraflagellar transport
- cell signalling