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Special Issue "Physiology, Biochemistry, and Pharmacology of Transporters for Organic Cations 2.0"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Biochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Giuliano Ciarimboli
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Guest Editor
Medicine Clinic D, Experimental Nephrology, University Hospital of Münster, 48149 Münster, Germany
Interests: organic cation transporters; regulation; interaction with drugs; interaction partners
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The formation of a plasma membrane was an evolutionary important achievement to attain a controlled and protected cellular milieu. However, at the same time, the presence of a plasma membrane constituted a problem because it is impermeable to charged substances and impedes free exchange of molecules, such as nutrients and metabolites. The evolution of transport systems allowed overcoming this difficulty. This Special Issue of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences is dedicated to a special class of membrane transporters: the transporters for organic cations. Organic cations are endogenous and exogenous substances, which bear a positive charge at physiological pH. Important neurotransmitters, such as acetylcholine, dopamine, histamine, and serotonin, and metabolic products, such as creatinine, are substrates of these transporters. On the other hand, since many drugs and xenobiotics are of cationic nature, transporters for organic cations can have an important pharmacological and toxicological impact. Peculiar aspects of these transporters with important structure/function correlations are their polyspecificity, the presence of several polymorphisms, and a complex regulation. This Special Issue aims to collect the newest knowledge on physiological, biochemical, pharmacological, toxicological, and pharmacogenomic aspects of transporters for organic cations.

Prof. Dr. Giuliano Ciarimboli
Guest Editor

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Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Transport Turnover Rates for Human OCT2 and MATE1 Expressed in Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells
Xiaohong Zhang and Stephen H. Wright
Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA

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