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Sperm Biology and Reproductive Health
edited by and
submission deadline 20 Jul 2024 | 6 articles | Viewed by 10201 | Submission Open
Keywords: spermatogenesis; differentiation of spermatogonial stem cells in vitro; mitosis; meiosis; sperm formation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Reproductive Cells and Development)
Advances in Muscle Stem Cells and Development
edited by Xuesong Feng
submission deadline 20 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 250 | Submission Open
Keywords: muscle stem cells; development; myogenesis; regeneration; myopathies
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cell and Gene Therapy)
Freezing Cells for Conservation
edited by Richard Mollard
submission deadline 20 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 144 | Submission Open
Keywords: conservation; freezing cells; cryobanking; cell culture; cloning; stem cells; somatic cells; germ cells
Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
edited by
submission deadline 25 Jul 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2802 | Submission Open
Keywords: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; COPD; smoke; pharmacotherapy; toxicological; genomics; computational modeling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cellular Pathology)
The Highly Regulated Cellular System of Pancreatic β Cells: From Molecular Mechanisms to Physiology
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submission deadline 25 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 147 | Submission Open
Keywords: insulin secretion; cell signaling; receptor; pharmacology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cellular Pathology)
Recent Advances in Astrocyte Neuron Communication submission deadline 30 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 392 | Submission Open
Keywords: astrocytes; calcium signaling; ion channels; gliotransmitters; brain circuits; reactive astrogliosis; astrocyte heterogeneity; astrocyte– neuron networks; synaptic plasticity
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cells of the Nervous System)
Molecular Insights into Neurodegenerative Diseases
edited by
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 10 articles | Viewed by 20826 | Submission Open
Keywords: Alzheimer’ s disease; Parkinson’ s disease; Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; Huntington’ s disease; multiple system atrophy; Prion diseases; Synucleinopathies; Spinocerebellar ataxia; Frontotemporal Dementia
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cells of the Nervous System)
Recent Advances in Mammalian Reproductive Biology—a Focus on Development of Gametes and Embryos
edited by
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 6 articles | Viewed by 18498 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Reproductive Cells and Development)
Eye Development and Evolution: Cellular and Molecular Events submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 16074 | Submission Open
Keywords: Light-sensitive pigmented cells; Evolution of pigmented cells; Retina cells; Eye development; Eye evolution; Eye specification; Eye differentiation; Comparative-evolutionary analysis; Molecular and cellular mechanisms of eye formation and evolution.
(This special issue belongs to the Section Tissues and Organs)
Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Division and Chromosome Segregation: What Can Go Wrong? submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 7356 | Submission Open
Keywords: mitosis; cell division; genetic instability; aneuploidy; lagging chromosomes; chrosomomes misalignment; mitotic checkpoint; microtubules attachment; kinetochores; microtubules dynamics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cell Nuclei: Function, Transport and Receptors)
Stem Cell, Differentiation, Regeneration and Diseases
edited by , Guoqiang Sun and
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 6325 | Submission Open
Keywords: stem cell; development; differentiation; tissue regeneration; organoid; disease modeling; stem cell therapy; cancer
(This special issue belongs to the Section Stem Cells)
The Role of Intestinal Epithelial Cells in Health and Disease
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submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 6274 | Submission Open
Keywords: intestinal epithelial cells; enteroendocrine cells; gut– vascular barrier; gut– brain axis; inflammation; innate immune cells; microbiota; metabolic diseases; cancer
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cellular Pathology)
Cardiac Fibrosis: From Pathogenesis to Targeted Therapies
edited by and
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 5810 | Submission Open
Keywords: heart failure; cardiac fibroblasts; cardiac myocytes; fibrosis; remodeling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cellular Pathology)
Molecular and Cellular Underpinnings of Cancer Vulnerability
edited by Debabrata Mukhopadhyay and Sooryanarayana Varambally
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 5588 | Submission Open
Keywords: multi-omics; genomics; precision oncology; racial disparity
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cellular Pathology)
Oral Tissue Stem Cells in Regenerative Dentistry submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 4691 | Submission Open
Keywords: oral tissue stem cells; oral tissue regeneration; dental materials; stem cell-derived exosomes; stem cell engineering
(This special issue belongs to the Section Stem Cells)
Molecular Mechanisms and Biological Roles of Alternative Autophagy
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submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 4656 | Submission Open
Keywords: alternative autophagy; GOMED; Golgi; proteolysis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Autophagy)
Latest Breakthroughs in Tumor Immune Microenvironment: From Cellular Discovery to Cutting-Edge Technology submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 4517 | Submission Open
Keywords: tumor microenvironment; natural food extracts; molecular markers; abscopal effect; RT technology; prognosis; side effects and abscopal effects
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cell Microenvironment)
Phosphodiesterases (PDEs): Therapeutic Targets in Human Health and Disease
edited by , , Michy P. Kelly and Leila Gobejishvili
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 4072 | Submission Open
Keywords: cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase; PDE; cAMP; cGMP; signal transduction
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cell Microenvironment)
Therapeutic Potentials of Adipose-Derived Stem Cells
edited by
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 3431 | Submission Open
Keywords: adipose stem cells; tissue regeneration; clinical applications
(This special issue belongs to the Section Tissues and Organs)
Cellular Regulation of Pathological Proteins in Neurodegenerative Disease
edited by Sonia Sirisi
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 3117 | Submission Open
Keywords: protein aggregates; neurodegeneration; neurodegenerative diseases; regulation pathways; misfolded proteins; toxic proteins; homeostasis; autophagy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cells of the Nervous System)
Recent Advances in the Development and Progression of Kidney Diseases (Volume II)
edited by
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 3070 | Submission Open
Keywords: nephrology; biomarker; inflammation; fibrosis; aging
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cellular Pathology)
Tumorigenesis and Cell Proliferation
edited by
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2996 | Submission Open
Keywords: tumorigenesis; cell proliferation; protein modificatiion including protein ubiquitination and protein phosphorylation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cell Microenvironment)
Glutamatergic Transmission in Brain Development and Disease
edited by Miranda Nicole Reed, Subhrajit Bhattacharya and Vishnu Suppiramaniam
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2715 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Tissues and Organs)
Protein Misfolding Diseases: From Experimental Approaches to Therapeutic Opportunities submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2635 | Submission Open
Keywords: protein aggregation; amyloid; neurodegenerative diseases; cancer; diabetes
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cellular Pathology)
Immunopharmacology: Current Applications and Future Perspectives submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2527 | Submission Open
Keywords: drug discovery; immunotherapy; immunopharmacology; human diseases
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cellular Immunology)
Human Placenta and Trophoblast Cells in Pregnancy Development
edited by
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2359 | Submission Open
Keywords: placenta; trophoblast; pregnancy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Reproductive Cells and Development)
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: From Mechanisms to Therapeutics
edited by and Alessandra Scamporrino
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2191 | Submission Open
Keywords: NAFL; NASH; cirrhosis; molecular mechanisms; liver; gut; metabolic tissues
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cellular Metabolism)
The Role of PPARs in Disease - Volume III submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2106 | Submission Open
Keywords: PPAR; immune function; liver; adipose tissue; cardiovascular system; muscle; neurological and psychiatric diseases; cancer; transcriptional regulation; ligands; agonists/antagonists
Kinase Signaling and Kinase-Targeted Therapies on Cancer: Advances, Challenges, and Future Directions—Second Edition
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submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 674 | Submission Open
Keywords: cancer; oncogene; kinase inhibitors; tumor drug resistance; signal transduction; survival; cell reprogramming; target therapy; cancer heterogeneity; biomarkers
Cellular Homeostasis and Quality Control submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 558 | Submission Open
Keywords: cellular homeostasis; protein trafficking and quality control; mitochondrial dysfunction; lysosomal storage disorders; neurodegeration; aging
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cell Microenvironment)
Photodynamic Biology
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submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 545 | Submission Open
Keywords: photodynamic action; autophagy; singlet oxygen; cellular function; functional proteins; photosensitizers; phototoxicity; bioluminescent proteins as light sources
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cellular Biophysics)
New Developments in Rheumatoid Arthritis
edited by and Alf Kastbom
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 450 | Submission Open
Keywords: rheumatoid arthritis; autoimmunity; metabolism; risk factors; treatment
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cellular Immunology)
Novel Insights into the Biofilms
edited by and Pierre Cornelis
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 268 | Submission Open
Keywords: biofilms maturation; biofilm matrix; regulation; dispersion; eradication
Pulmonary Hypertension: From Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms to Therapeutic Opportunities
edited by
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 264 | Submission Open
Keywords: pulmonary hypertension; molecular mechanism; cellular responses; signaling mechanisms; novel diagnosis and treatments
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cells of the Cardiovascular System)
Molecular Genetics of Eye Development and Myopia
edited by Joanna Swierkowska, and
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 195 | Submission Open
Keywords: myopia; high myopia; refractive error; genetics of eye disorders; candidate genes; animal models; epigenetics; transcriptomics; retina; cell lines
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cell Nuclei: Function, Transport and Receptors)
Targeted Therapy for Metastatic Cancer
edited by Ila Pant
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 167 | Submission Open
Keywords: immunotherapy; monoclonal antibodies; DNA- or RNA-based targeted therapy; small molecule inhibitors; targeted nano-delivery systems; resistance to targeted therapies
Advanced Research on Retina: Recent Development of Genome Editing Strategies Aimed at Treating Inherited Retinal Diseases
edited by Lijin Dong
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 163 | Submission Open
Keywords: retina; RPE; neurodegeneration; retina neurodegeneration; retinitis pigmentosa; genome editing; CRISPR; DNA double strand break; DNA repair; homologous recombination; indel
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cell and Gene Therapy)
Novel Insights into Molecular Mechanisms and Therapy of Soft Tissue Sarcomas submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 119 | Submission Open
Keywords: soft tissue sarcoma; molecular genetics; epigenetics  ; gene expression  ; ncRNA  ; post-transcriptional regulations  ; post-translational modifications  ; targeted therapy  ; drug resistance  ; molecular biomarkers
(This special issue belongs to the Section Tissues and Organs)
Control of Gene Expression by Co-transcriptional Processes in Cell Homeostasis and Cell Fate Specification: Second Edition
edited by
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 109 | Submission Open
Keywords: gene transcription; transcription elongation; RNA processing; RNA modification; RNA transport; lncRNA; histone modification; biomolecular condensates; diseases associated with dysregulation of gene regulation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cell Nuclei: Function, Transport and Receptors)
The Involvement of T Cells and Their Cytokines in Scleroderma (Systemic Sclerosis)—Second Edition
edited by
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 80 | Submission Open
Keywords: cancer; oncogene; kinase inhibitors; tumor drug resistance; signal transduction; survival; cell reprogramming; target therapy; cancer heterogeneity; biomarkers
Alzheimer's Disease: Molecular Mechanisms and Novel Treatment Strategies submission deadline 1 Aug 2024 | 8 articles | Viewed by 17322 | Submission Open
Keywords: Alzheimer's disease; neurodegeneration; risk factors; therapy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cells of the Nervous System)
Primary Cilia in Health and Diseases
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submission deadline 1 Aug 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 5245 | Submission Open
Keywords: primary cilia; ciliogenesis; ciliopathy; development; signaling; sensory system; disease; screening
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cell Motility and Adhesion)
Signaling Pathways In Development and Ageing
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submission deadline 1 Aug 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 5066 | Submission Open
Keywords: autism; intellectual disability; developmental delays; schizophrenia; Alzheimer’ s disease; neurodegeneration; neuroprotection; cellular mechanisms
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cellular Aging)
Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
edited by Sujoy Bhattacharya
submission deadline 1 Aug 2024 | Viewed by 285 | Submission Open
Keywords: atrophic age-related macular degeneration; iPSC-derived RPE; animal models
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cellular Aging)
Pathophysiology of Signal Transduction in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease II
edited by and
submission deadline 1 Aug 2024 | Viewed by 200 | Submission Open
Keywords: cardiac arrhythmia; atrium; ventricle; pulmonary; vascular; signal transduction
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cellular Pathology)
Advances in Antithrombotic Research: From Pharmacological Mechanisms to Innovative Approaches submission deadline 10 Aug 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 18554 | Submission Open
Keywords: atherothrombosis; thromboembolic cardiac embolism; unusual site of thrombosis; venous thromboembolism; thrombophilia; acute antithrombotic treatment; chronic long-term antithrombotic treatment; antithrombotics; antiplatelets; anticoagulants; warfarin; heparins; low molecular weight heparins; direct oral anticoagulants; aspirin; ticagrelor; clopidogrel; statins; PCSK9 inhibitors; immunomodulant therapy; evolocumab; alirocumab; eltrombopag
Cell and Immune Therapeutics for Gliomas
edited by and
submission deadline 10 Aug 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 3551 | Submission Open
Keywords: immune modulation; T-cell activation; tumour-associated macrophages; tumour microenvironment; stem cells
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cell Microenvironment)
The Role of Inflammation in Atherosclerosis and Coronary Artery Disease—2nd Edition
edited by
submission deadline 10 Aug 2024 | Viewed by 158 | Submission Open
Keywords: atherosclerosis; coronary artery disease; inflammation; cytokines; white blood cells; monocyte; macrophage; adhesion molecule; chemokines; thrombosis; diabetes
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cells of the Cardiovascular System)
New Insights into Adipose-Derived Stem Cells (ADSCs)
edited by , and William D’Angelo
submission deadline 15 Aug 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 4757 | Submission Open
Keywords: adipose-derived stem cells; immunomodulation; exosomes; cell therapy; clinical translation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Stem Cells)
Non-coding RNAs: Multiple Players in Human Diseases
edited by
submission deadline 15 Aug 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2826 | Submission Open
Keywords: non-coding RNA; human disease; epigenetic marker; therapy; pathogenesis; transcriptome
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cell Nuclei: Function, Transport and Receptors)
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