Special Issue "Biological Membrane Morphogenesis"
A special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2011)
Prof. Dr. Shiro Suetsugu
Laboratory of Membrane and Cytoskeleton Dynamics, Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, 113-0032, Japan
Interests: cellular membrane curvatures; cellular membrane structures; protein-lipid interactions; lipid signaling in cells; membrane morphology
The first issue of the journal Membrane is started in 2011. Besides those of chemical and industrial fields, Membranes also covers the biological membranes in medical and basic biology fields.
The membranes of living cells are composed of lipid bilayer, and have specific morphologies that are recognized as sub-cellular structures such as ER, golgi apparatus, coated pits, coated vesicles, filopodia, lamellipodia, and so on. However, reconstituted biological membranes from cells or tissues are unable to adapt to such specific morphology because of the fluidity of the membrane. The morphology of biological membranes is shaped and maintained by membrane binding proteins that bend the membrane or modify lipid composition of the membrane. This special issue will focus on the proteins that can shape the biological membranes.
We are seeking papers for this special issue of Membranes that reflect recent advances in the understanding the mechanism of sub-cellular morphogenesis of cellular membrane. Both review and original research articles are welcome to the special issue.
Prof. Dr. Shiro Suetsugu
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Membranes is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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- membrane binding proteins
- membrane curvature
- membrane morphology
- actin cytoskeleton
- protein-lipid interactions
- lipid asymmetry of membrane
Membranes 2011, 1(4), 265-274; doi:10.3390/membranes1040265
Received: 7 September 2011; in revised form: 20 September 2011 / Accepted: 21 September 2011 / Published: 26 September 2011| Download PDF Full-text (3107 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Membranes 2011, 1(4), 354-393; doi:10.3390/membranes1040354
Received: 26 October 2011; in revised form: 24 November 2011 / Accepted: 5 December 2011 / Published: 9 December 2011| Download PDF Full-text (576 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Membrane Compartment Occupied by Can1 (MCC) and Eisosome Subdomains of the Fungal Plasma Membrane
Membranes 2011, 1(4), 394-411; doi:10.3390/membranes1040394
Received: 31 October 2011; in revised form: 28 November 2011 / Accepted: 5 December 2011 / Published: 13 December 2011| Download PDF Full-text (379 KB) | Download XML Full-text |
Membranes 2012, 2(1), 91-117; doi:10.3390/membranes2010091
Received: 5 January 2012; in revised form: 7 February 2012 / Accepted: 15 February 2012 / Published: 27 February 2012| Download PDF Full-text (369 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Membranes 2012, 2(1), 118-133; doi:10.3390/membranes2010118
Received: 29 January 2012; in revised form: 20 February 2012 / Accepted: 21 February 2012 / Published: 29 February 2012| Download PDF Full-text (226 KB)
Last update: 12 October 2012