Special Issue "Molecular Machinery of Cell Growth Regulation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2015).
The reproduction of cells requires the coordinated regulation of many events, including the accumulation of mass, genome duplication, segregation of newly synthesized chromosomes into daughter cells, and finally, cell division. A variety of different complex molecular machines ensure that each stage of the cell cycle is properly ordered and precisely timed, with malfunctions leading to either cell death or cancer. Although dissection of these regulators remains a daunting task, significant progress has come from studies in a variety of organisms, and with a diverse range of experimental approaches. These approaches are now highly interdisciplinary and include high-resolution microscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, and single-molecule methods, as well as genetic and biochemical studies. We cordially invite you to contribute papers that further our understanding of growth regulation in normal cells, or in cells that no longer properly regulate their reproduction.
Alan C. Leonard
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- cell cycle
- cell growth
- chromosome replication
- chromosome segregation
- protein synthesis
- cell division
- cell size
- cell signaling
- nucleoprotein complexes