Special Issue "Biological Membrane Morphogenesis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2011)
Prof. Dr. Shiro Suetsugu (Website)
Graduate School of Biological Sciences, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 8916-5, Takayama, Ikoma, Nara, 630-0192, Japan
Fax: +81 3 5841 7862
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
- membrane binding proteins
- membrane curvature
- membrane morphology
- actin cytoskeleton
- protein-lipid interactions
- lipid asymmetry of membrane