Special Issue "Regulation of Membrane Trafficking and Its Potential Implications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2013)
Prof. Dr. Jeremy C. Simpson
University College Dublin, School of Biology and Environmental Science, Science Center - West, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Interests: organisation and regulation of eukaryotic membrane traffic pathways
Membrane trafficking pathways play a vital role in cells, providing critical communication links throughout the endomembrane system, ensuring that protein and lipid cargo are distributed in a timely manner. Following the pioneering work of Porter, Claude and Palade, the recent decades have witnessed a truly extensive array of techniques being applied to the study of membrane traffic, revealing an enormous variety and complexity of regulatory machinery. Furthermore, it is becoming increasingly clear that membrane traffic is also highly interconnected with other cellular processes allowing cells to respond to stimuli and insult in remarkable and dynamic ways. In this special issue entitled "Regulation of Membrane Trafficking and Its Potential Implications", we are seeking novel research or review articles highlighting the variety of machinery and regulatory mechanisms used in membrane traffic, the importance of how membrane traffic is interlinked to other cellular events and processes, and also how dysfunctional trafficking machinery has implications in disease and infection. We look forward to receiving your contributions to this exciting special issue.
Prof. Dr. Jeremy C. Simpson
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- membrane traffic
- secretory pathway
- endocytosis and internalisation pathways
- coat proteins
- small GTPases
- lipids, phosphoinositides and membrane traffic
- cytoskeleton and membrane traffic
- signalling pathways and membrane traffic
- disease, infection and membrane traffic