Special Issue "The New Frontier of Therapies for Nuclear Envelope and Lamin-Related Diseases: Selected Papers from 2019 International Meeting on Laminopathies"

A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409). This special issue belongs to the section "Cell Nuclei: Function, Transport and Receptors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2019.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Giovanna Lattanzi
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Guest Editor
CNR Institute of Molecular Genetics, Unit of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Interests: laminopathies; cell biology of lamins, emerin- and lamin-linked proteins; Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy; Hutchinson–Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS); mandibuloacral dysplasia; familial partial lipodystrophy type 2
Dr. Thomas Dechat
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Guest Editor
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Osteology, 1st Medical Department of Hanusch Hospital, Heinrich Collin Str. 30, A-1140 Vienna, Austria
Interests: nuclear lamins; LAP2alpha; nuclear structure; nuclear envelope disassembly and assembly; chromatin organization; cell cycle regulation; premature aging; osteogenesis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will consist of selected papers from the 2019 International Meeting on Laminopathies on 2–5 September 2019 in London, UK. This is the 3rd edition of the International Meeting on Laminopathies, which is organized every other year in diverse European countries to gather scientists, clinicians, and patient organizations dealing with lamin research and laminopathies. This event is organized by the Italian Network for Laminopathies and by the French Network for Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy and other nuclear envelope-related diseases. Previous meetings took place in Marseille (France) in 2015 and Bologna (Italy) in 2017. The 2019 edition has been organized as a joint meeting with the UK Nuclear Envelope and Chromatin Organization Meeting, organized by Qiuping Zhang and Kathy Shanahan at King’s College in London in collaboration with Eric Schirmer from the University of Edinburgh. Moreover, a satellite meeting of the European Network for Laminopathies has been scheduled on 3–5 September 2019 to allow cross-fertilization among European researchers, clinicians, patients, and their associations and to foster collaborations. This Special Issue of Cells will be focused on “The New Frontier of Therapies for Nuclear Envelope- and Lamin-Related Diseases”.

In this Special Issue, we aim to highlight approaches that exploit experimental work to identify therapeutic targets and test new therapeutic strategies, which we hope can provide a cure for laminopathies. This Special Issue thus offers the opportunity for attendees of the meeting to contribute and publish research findings and perspectives in this area.

Selected papers from the 2019 International Meeting on Laminopathies reporting on “The New Frontier of Therapies for Nuclear Envelope- and Lamin-Related Diseases” will be considered for publication. The papers submitted and selected for this Special Issue should neither have been previously published nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere and will be subject to a very rigorous peer-review process.

Dr. Giovanna Lattanzi
Dr. Thomas Dechat
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • lamin
  • nuclear envelope
  • laminopathies
  • therapies for laminopathies

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