Special Issue "Ion Channel and Ion-Related Signaling 2020"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: molecular pharmacological study of ion channel related diseases
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This Special Issue is a continuation of our 2019 Special Issue, “Ion Channel and Ion-Related Signaling 2019”.
Ion channels play important roles in cellular functions in various organ systems, such as nervous, cardiovascular, immune, and endocrine systems, and are potential therapeutic targets for the treatment of their dysfunction, “Channelopathy”. Ion channels modulate the diverse intracellular signaling pathways involved in neuronal activity, muscle contraction, cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, and transcription. In addition, ion channel regulatory proteins alter the electrophysiological characteristics, cellular localization/membrane trafficking, and drug sensitivity of ion channels, and contribute to the functional diversity and cell-specific responses. Organellar ion channels in the endoplasmic/sarcoplasmic reticulum and mitochondrial inner membrane are also focused on the new therapeutic targets in cellular function and dysfunction.
In this Special Issue, original studies on all aspects of ion channel and ion-related signaling are welcome and, in particular, molecular analyses of the ion channels and their related intracellular signaling in multiple body systems are favorable. It will also cover reports providing new insights into the molecular mechanisms of “Channelopathies”, including the transcriptional, spliceosomal, epigenetic, and post-translational regulation of ion channels and the impact of novel screening technologies on ion-channel drug discovery.
Prof. Dr. Susumu Ohya
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- ion channel
- Ca2+ signaling
- mitochondria ion channel
- lipid raft
- cardiovascular disease
- immune disease
- membrane trafficking
- post-translational regulation