Special Issue "Zinc Signaling in Physiology and Pathogenesis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2017
The essential trace element zinc plays indispensable roles in multiple cellular processes. It regulates a great number of protein functions, including transcription factors, enzymes, adapters, and growth factors as a structural and/or catalytic factor. Recent studies have highlighted another function of zinc as an intra- and intercellular signaling mediator, which became recognized as the “zinc signal”. Indeed, zinc regulates cellular signaling pathways, which enable conversion of extracellular stimuli to intracellular signals, and controls various intracellular and extracellular events, and thus zinc mediates communication between cells. The zinc signal is essential for physiology, and its dysregulation causes a variety of diseases, such as diabetes, cancer, osteoarthritis, dermatitis, and dementia.
This Special Issue focuses on crucial roles of zinc signaling in biological processes in molecular and physiological basis, addressing the future directions and questions underlying this unique phenomenon. Because there is growing interest and attention in physiopathological contribution of zinc signal, we believe this Special Issue will provide very timely information on it and thus should appeal to a wide range of readers.
The International Society for Zinc Biology Conference 2017 (ISZB-2017, http://www.uclan.ac.uk/conference_events/iszb-meeting-zino-net.php) will be held at Cyprus in 18-22 June 2017. All attendees presenting a paper at this conference are welcome to submit a manuscript for publication (Deadline: 30 September 2017). For further information, please contact the Editorial Office (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com).
Prof. Dr. Toshiyuki Fukada (ISZB board member)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Taiho Kambe (ISZB Secretary)
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. International Journal of Molecular Sciences is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
- Zinc signal
- Zinc biology
- Zinc transporters
- receptors and channels