Special Issue "Signal Transduction"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2013)
Intracellular signaling is mediated by few highly conserved pathways which mediate elemental processes during embryonic development and in tissue homeostasis. Mutations of signal components within these transduction pathways are implicated in human disease such as cancer. Therefore the precise analysis of signal components and their interactions between different pathways has emerged as a challenging issue to understand tissue morphogenesis, regeneration and disease onset. Many functions have been elucidated from work in Drosophila, Xenopus and zebra fish and were re-evaluated for higher vertebrates during embryogenesis and in disease models.
This Special Issue of “Genes” welcomes reviews and original papers covering recent research on signal transduction to provide a link between different model organisms and their specific functions for signal transduction. Special interest will be given to reports on intracellular signaling using in vitro and in vivo models for development, stem cell control or disease.
Prof. Dr. Felix H. Brembeck
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- signal transduction
- tissue homeostasis
- embryonic stem cells
- cancer stem cells
- animal models