Special Issue "Gene Networks That Control Cell Proliferation and Differentiation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: developmental genetics; molecular biology; molecular genetics; genomics; disease models; cell signaling; organ formation; neurobiology; gene networks; cell proliferation and differentiation; evolution of developmental mechanisms
Cell proliferation and differentiation are fundamental processes in multicellular eukaryotes. The regulation of these events is not only crucial to generate the desired number and diversity of cells during development, but also throughout life for processes such as tissue repair. Research in animal models has led to the discovery of a large number of genes that function to control cell division, and these cells ultimately differentiate to form different parts of the body. Many of the identified genes are shown to form regulatory networks and encode components of evolutionarily conserved signal transduction pathways. Functional studies have revealed that alterations in gene regulation and pathway activities can affect the ability of cells to divide and differentiate, which could cause diseases and lead to premature death of the animal. Hence, a comprehensive understanding of gene interactions and regulatory networks is needed to advance biomedical discoveries to treat illnesses. The Special Issue “Gene Networks That Control Cell Proliferation and Differentiation” of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences will include original research articles and reviews describing molecular mechanisms of processes in both normal and disease contexts. Studies using a wide range of genetic, cell biological, molecular, genome-wide, and bioinformatic approaches are encouraged.
Prof. Dr. Bhagwati Gupta
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- Cell proliferation
- Cell differentiation
- Gene function
- Gene network