Cell Biology: State-of-the-Art and Perspectives in France 2022

A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409).

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This Special Issue aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the state of the art of cell biology in France. We invite research papers that will consolidate our understanding in this area. The Special Issue will publish full research articles and comprehensive reviews. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following research areas:

  • OMICS: transcriptomics, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, glycomics, lipidomics, interactomics, fluxomics, and biomics;
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  • Apoptosis;
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  • Cancer stem cells;
  • Genetic disorders;
  • CAR-T cell research.

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Merkel Cells Are Multimodal Sensory Cells: A Review of Study Methods
by Adeline Bataille, Christelle Le Gall, Laurent Misery and Matthieu Talagas
Cells 2022, 11(23), 3827; https://doi.org/10.3390/cells11233827 - 29 Nov 2022
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Abstract
Merkel cells (MCs) are rare multimodal epidermal sensory cells. Due to their interactions with slowly adapting type 1 (SA1) Aβ low-threshold mechanoreceptor (Aβ-LTMRs) afferents neurons to form Merkel complexes, they are considered to be part of the main tactile terminal organ involved in [...] Read more.
Merkel cells (MCs) are rare multimodal epidermal sensory cells. Due to their interactions with slowly adapting type 1 (SA1) Aβ low-threshold mechanoreceptor (Aβ-LTMRs) afferents neurons to form Merkel complexes, they are considered to be part of the main tactile terminal organ involved in the light touch sensation. This function has been explored over time by ex vivo, in vivo, in vitro, and in silico approaches. Ex vivo studies have made it possible to characterize the topography, morphology, and cellular environment of these cells. The interactions of MCs with surrounding cells continue to be studied by ex vivo but also in vitro approaches. Indeed, in vitro models have improved the understanding of communication of MCs with other cells present in the skin at the cellular and molecular levels. As for in vivo methods, the sensory role of MC complexes can be demonstrated by observing physiological or pathological behavior after genetic modification in mouse models. In silico models are emerging and aim to elucidate the sensory coding mechanisms of these complexes. The different methods to study MC complexes presented in this review may allow the investigation of their involvement in other physiological and pathophysiological mechanisms, despite the difficulties in exploring these cells, in particular due to their rarity. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cell Biology: State-of-the-Art and Perspectives in France 2022)
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