Special Issue "Organization and Function of Cellular Structural Networks"
A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.
Interests: cell nucleus; nucleolus; regulation of gene expression; epigenetics; nucleoskeleton; nuclear myosins; actin-related proteins and phospholipids; lamins; laminopathies; phase separation; microscopy
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Interests: glia biology of brain diseases; biology of glia and neural stem cells
Structural networks that connect the extracellular matrix and cell surfaces through the cytoskeleton with the nucleoskeleton govern cell, tissue, and organ integrity. Besides their structural roles, these networks participate in a multitude of fundamental functions, e.g., regulating signal- and mechano-transduction, cytoplasmic transport, sequestering biomolecules, maintaining genome organization, and promoting meiosis. Mutations in the building blocks of these networks frequently lead to devastating diseases. The pathogenesis of these diseases is far from being understood and requires a wide interdisciplinary approach that is distinct from the individual research schemes. Based on capacity building measures, coordinated networking and educative activities and interactions with business partners and European research infrastructures, the EuroCellNet COST Action aimed to develop an orchestrated multinational activity grid. This Special Issue collects manuscripts resulting from activities within the Eurocellnet and welcomes original or review contributions related especially to:
- Biophysics of cell and tissue structure;
- Structural analysis of biomolecules involved in mechanobiology;
- New methodologies to study mechanobiology of cells and tissues;
- Mechanobiological principles of rare and common diseases.
Prof. Dr. Pavel Hozák
Prof. Dr. Elly Hol
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- extracellular matrix
- signal transduction
- cellular transport
- genome organization
- cell biophysics
- structural biology