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Special Issue "Chloride Channels and Transporters in Health and Disease"
A special issue of Biomolecules (ISSN 2218-273X). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemical Biology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2023 | Viewed by 2506
Special Issue Editors
2. Department of Neurosciences, Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Genetics, Maternal and Child Health (DINOGMI), Università degli Studi di Genova, 16132 Genova, Italy
Interests: cystic fibrosis; epithelial physiology; airway physiology; TMEM16 genes; ion channel; phospholipid scramblases; in vitro models; neurodevelopmental disorders; induced pluripotent stem cells; brain organoids; therapeutic development; high content imaging; high throughput screening
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Interests: Rare genetic diseases; neurodevelopmental disorders; cystic fibrosis; epithelial physiology; ion channels; metabotropic receptors; phospholipid scramblases; in vitro models; induced pluripotent stem cells; neuronal culture; brain organoids
Special Issue Information
Chloride is the most abundant anion in animal cells and chloride channels have fundamental role in physiology and disease. Chloride channels are indeed involved in a variety of biological functions, including trans-epithelial fluid secretion, cell volume regulation, cellular signaling, and vesicular trafficking and acidification. Different types of chloride channels have been identified, and many of them are implicated in severe human diseases. For example, CFTR (a cAMP-dependent anion channel) and CLC-1 (a voltage-gated chloride channel), which are the first two human chloride channels that have been cloned, are involved, as causative genes, in cystic fibrosis and myotonia congenita, respectively. In the last decade, many other chloride channels, regulated by calcium (for example TMEM16A), cell volume (LRRC8) or pH (TMEM206) have been identified and are now under deeply investigation to highlight their contributions to physiology, pathogenesis and as potential therapeutic targets in genetic diseases and cancer.
This Special Issue calls for original research, reviews, and perspectives that address the current knowledge in the field of chloride channels and transporters involved in human physiology and disease.
Dr. Paolo Scudieri
Dr. Ilaria Musante
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- chloride channels
- anionic transporters
- calcium signaling
- volume regulation
- pH regulation
- intracellular channels
- in vitro models