Special Issue "Telocytes and Other Interstitial Cells: From Structure to Function"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.
Interests: telocytes; interstitial cells; extracellular vesicles; miRNAs; microbiome
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A Special Issue on the hot topic of “Telocytes and Other Interstitial Cells: From Structure to Function” is being prepared for the journal IJMS.
Interstitial cells are seen as any of the many cells that lies in connective tissue, filling the spaces between the functional tissue of an organ (parenchyma). Cells that use the name interstitial are found in many locations, such as the seminiferous tubules of the testes, and ovaries, the medulla and cortex of the kidney, etc. Moreover, in this category, we also include the interstitial cells of Cajal.
In recent years, special attention has been given to the telocytes, formerly known as interstitial Cajal-like cells. Telocytes represent a particular type of interstitial cells, seen as “connecting devices” integrating the overall information from the vascular, nervous and immune system, interstitium, and stem cells.
This Special Issue is devoted to recent progress in research onto interstitial cells in general. It also aims to form an opinion on the controversial role of telocytes and especially to see them integrated in the context of the concept of interstitial cells.
Outstanding experts interested in this thematic issue are very welcome to send original manuscripts and reviews dealing with any of the abovementioned cells.
Dr. Sanda Cretoiu
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- interstitial cells
- interstitial cells of Cajal
- intercellular communication
- extracellular vesicles