Special Issue "Studies of Motor Molecules"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2011)
Prof. Dr. Catherine Krull
Biologic and Materials Sciences, University of Michigan, 5211 Dental, 1011 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
Phone: +1 734 764-5441
The advent of discussing motor molecules has made this special issue possible; not only WHAT they do but HOW they do it, whether it is forming specific groups of motor neurons or axon pathfinding. We will get down to the nitty-gritty, so to say, and figure out how these motor molecules influence other signaling molecules in the cell or the cytoskeleton. Using many animal models, we have assembled this special issue that focuses on the use of motor molecules. Perhaps most importantly, we will also focus on diseases of motor neurons and their axons. Overall, we expect this special issue on motor molecules to develop your critical insights into this important problem: how molecules are used to form groupings of motor neurons and how molecules influence axons of motor neurons as they are guided to their target regions!
Prof. Dr. Catherine Krull
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- motor neurons
- molecular cues
- animal models
- neurological disease
Review: Protein Misdirection Inside and Outside Motor Neurons in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS): A Possible Clue for Therapeutic Strategies
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(10), 6980-7003; doi:10.3390/ijms12106980
Received: 28 September 2011; in revised form: 9 October 2011 / Accepted: 11 October 2011 / Published: 19 October 2011| Download PDF Full-text (576 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Knockdown of Ephrin-A5 Expression by 40% Does not Affect Motor Axon Growth or Migration into the Chick Hindlimb
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(12), 8362-8371; doi:10.3390/ijms12128362
Received: 20 October 2011; in revised form: 9 November 2011 / Accepted: 11 November 2011 / Published: 29 November 2011| Download PDF Full-text (1453 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(12), 8539-8561; doi:10.3390/ijms12128539
Received: 17 October 2011; in revised form: 5 November 2011 / Accepted: 8 November 2011 / Published: 29 November 2011| Download PDF Full-text (1101 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(12), 9057-9082; doi:10.3390/ijms12129057
Received: 11 October 2011; in revised form: 28 November 2011 / Accepted: 30 November 2011 / Published: 7 December 2011| Download PDF Full-text (228 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Differential Motor Neuron Impairment and Axonal Regeneration in Sporadic and Familiar Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis with SOD-1 Mutations: Lessons from Neurophysiology
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(12), 9203-9215; doi:10.3390/ijms12129203
Received: 9 October 2011; in revised form: 11 November 2011 / Accepted: 29 November 2011 / Published: 9 December 2011| Download PDF Full-text (147 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(6), 6883-6901; doi:10.3390/ijms13066883
Received: 28 March 2012; in revised form: 8 May 2012 / Accepted: 23 May 2012 / Published: 7 June 2012| Download PDF Full-text (4043 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 26 September 2012