Special Issue "Signaling Pathways in Cell Generation and Reprogramming"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 August 2021).
Waddington’s epigenetic concept is widely supported as the cause of hierarchical restrictions and robustness of cell differentiation during normal development. However, pluripotency can be achieved artificially by transplanting the nuclei of frog somatic cells into eggs, suggesting the presence of molecule(s) that reprogram the intrinsic epigenetic information of the egg.
In this Special Issue, the focus will be on the creation of multipotent cells using extrinsic materials. To date, generated using several different kinds of methods, including forced expression of specific transcription factors, incorporating ribosomes into fibroblasts, infection of leprosy bacilli into adult Schwann cells, and applying a cocktail of small-molecule compounds or cell-penetrating peptides to fibroblasts. Though these cells have both advantages or disadvantages regarding their use in either basic research or clinical application, we realize that even terminally differentiated cells possess the potential to be reprogrammed by extrinsic materials. Therefore, precise knowledge of the specific cellular and molecular signaling behind such reprogramming is a priority of the scientific community.
The aim of this Special Issue is to provide an overview of the signaling pathways and molecules involved in the process of cell generation and reprogramming by extrinsic materials.
Dr. Kunimasa Ohta
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- stem cell
- somatic cell
- embryonic stem cell
- induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells
- Muse cells