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Special Issue "Unconventional Proteins and Membranes Traffic"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2017).
Interests: endomembranes; compartmentalization in plant cells; organelle identity; traffic; ATPases; SNAREs; Rabs; transporters; in vitro culture
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Interests: cellular bioenergetics; mitochondria; extracellular vesicles; parkinson’s disease
Eukaryotic cells have an extensive and highly dynamic internal membrane system. Beyond the well-established mechanism of protein transport through the Golgi and endosome derived vesicles, several “non classical” membrane trafficking and protein transport mechanisms, with critical physiological functions are becoming apparent. These diverse and heterogeneous mechanisms are collectively named “unconventional protein secretion” and include trafficking to and from the plasma membrane, transport processes between organelles, as well as intercellular communication (between cells).
The impact of unconventional secretion on human pathologies (tumorigenesis, neurodegenerative diseases, inflammation and tissue remodeling) and plant stress and development is considerable. An expanded study to all cellular models appears desirable to discover the general mechanisms regulating structural characteristics of these traffic events.
This Special Issue of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS) is inspired by the forthcoming independent meeting “Unconventional Proteins and Membranes Traffic” (http://www.upmt.net) and aims to collect articles and reviews to provide a comprehensive overview of this fundamental area of biological and medical research to improve our understanding of eukaryotic cellular processes, pathogenicity and for the development of new biotechnological applications.
The current Special Issue is open to submissions of previously unpublished experimental, prospective, extended articles and review papers on the following and related topics:
- Unconventional Proteins and Membranes Traffic
- Endo-lysosomal/vacuolar system
- Host-pathogen interactions through membranes
- Extracellular vesicles
Prof. Dr. Gian-Pietro Di Sansebastian
Dr. Antonio Gaballo
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