Special Issue "Rho family of GTPases in Model Organisms and Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021).
Interests: cell migration; cytoskeleton dynamics; bioimaging; cell biophysics; small GTPase signaling
Since the discovery of their role in the regulation of actin cytoskeleton almost 30 years ago, Rho GTPases have taken the center stage in cell motility research. Over time, it has become clear that these “molecular switches” are also involved in the regulation of other cellular processes, such as cell polarization, cell differentiation and growth, membrane trafficking, and transcriptional regulation. The biological importance of Rho GTPases is exemplified by the fact that mammalian cells invest more than 150 genes that encode their direct regulators. It should be pointed out that Rho GTPases are essential signaling molecules not only in mammals but also across the whole eukaryotic domain.
This Special Issue of Cells therefore invites contributions of review articles and original research papers covering Rho GTPases in model organisms and cell culture systems. For review articles, we encourage authors to include an evolutionary perspective on the subject and to discuss and compare the functional roles of Rho GTPases from different organisms.
Prof. Igor Weber
Dr. Vedrana Filić
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- Rho GTPase regulation
- actin cytoskeleton
- cell motility
- cell polarity