Special Issue "UV-Induced Cell Death"

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A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Toxicology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Terrence Piva
School of Medical Sciences RMIT University PO Box 71 Bundoora Victoria 3083 Australia
Website: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kn6c15nk6ilu
E-Mail: terry.piva@rmit.edu.au
Phone: Office +61 3 9925 6503; Lab 9925 7278
Fax: +61 3 9925 7063
Interests: cell death; photobiology; photoimmunology; skin cancer; enzymology; cell metabolism; oxidative stress; cancer metabolism; cell signalling; cytokines; inflammation; enzyme kinetics; metal oxide nanoparticles; sunscreens

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

When we think of UV radiation we imagine getting a suntan, and sometimes when we are in the sun too long we end up getting sunburnt.  Sunburnt skin cells are those, which undergo apoptosis as a result of UV exposure.  Other cells in the skin can undergo necrosis.  The mechanisms by which UVA, UVB and UVC trigger cell death in different cells differs depending on the cell line examined and the dose and type of UV that is used.  This issue will look at the effects UV radiation has on cell death, looking at but not restricted to changes in the activity of intracellular signalling pathways, caspase activation, membrane damage, production of ROS or via direct nuclear damage and the effect this has on the cell as it dies.  An often asked question is “does a cell undergoing apoptosis release molecules which may influence those around it”, hopefully this issue may help shed light on this question.  For instance does a dying cell release enzymes of growth factors, which may stimulate adjacent cells to undergo cell division to replace lost cells?  It is unclear if this occurs in the skin when cells are exposed to too much sunlight.  I encourage you to submit a manuscript to this issue and help shed further “light” on the lethal effects UV radiation have on cells.

Prof. Dr. Terrence Piva
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • ultraviolet light
  • apoptosis
  • necrosis
  • cell membrane
  • caspases
  • nucleus
  • signalling pathways
  • enzyme activation
  • autophagy
  • sunburnt cell

Published Papers (6 papers)

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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(11), 8063-8085; doi:10.3390/ijms12118063
Received: 14 September 2011; in revised form: 5 October 2011 / Accepted: 31 October 2011 / Published: 17 November 2011
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(11), 8302-8315; doi:10.3390/ijms12118302
Received: 23 August 2011; in revised form: 8 October 2011 / Accepted: 21 November 2011 / Published: 24 November 2011
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(12), 8513-8529; doi:10.3390/ijms12128513
Received: 16 September 2011; in revised form: 8 November 2011 / Accepted: 17 November 2011 / Published: 29 November 2011
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(12), 8947-8960; doi:10.3390/ijms12128947
Received: 11 October 2011; in revised form: 15 November 2011 / Accepted: 30 November 2011 / Published: 6 December 2011
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(1), 142-172; doi:10.3390/ijms13010142
Received: 20 November 2011; in revised form: 14 December 2011 / Accepted: 16 December 2011 / Published: 23 December 2011
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by , , ,  and
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(4), 4351-4366; doi:10.3390/ijms13044351
Received: 1 February 2012; in revised form: 5 March 2012 / Accepted: 16 March 2012 / Published: 5 April 2012
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Last update: 26 February 2014

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