Special Issue "Zinc Biology 2019"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 November 2019
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Taiho Kambe
The essential trace element zinc plays indispensable roles in multiple cellular processes. It regulates a great number of protein functions, including transcription factors, enzymes, adapters, and growth factors as a structural and/or catalytic factor. Zinc homeostasis is regulated by metal transporters and cation channels, and recent studies have highlighted zinc as an intra- and intercellular signaling mediator, “zinc signal”, which can regulate cellular signaling pathways and biological processes.
This Special Issue focuses on crucial roles of zinc homeostasis and zinc signaling in biology as regards the molecular and physiological bases, addressing the future directions and questions. Because there is growing interest and attention in the physiopathological contribution of zinc homeostasis and zinc signaling, we believe this Special Issue will provide very timely information on it and thus should appeal to a wide range of readers.
The International Society for Zinc Biology Conference 2019 (ISZB-2019, http://www.iszb2019.com) will be held in Kyoto, Japan, 9–13 September, 2019. All attendees presenting a paper at this conference are welcome to submit a manuscript for publication (Deadline: 25 November 2019). For further information, please contact the Editorial Office ([email protected] or [email protected]).
Prof. Toshiyuki Fukada
Prof. Taiho Kambe
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Zinc biology
- Zinc transporters
- receptors and channels
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.
Editorial: Toshiyuki Fukada, Taiho Kambe
1 (Zinc sensor): Christoph Fahrni
2 (Neurology 1: neuron): Ashely Bush, Elias Aizenman
3 (Neurology 2: memory): Atsushi Takeda, Jae-Young Koh
4 (Immunology and inflammation): Lothar Rink, Daren Knoell
5 (Biochemistry): Wolfgang Maret, Dax Fu
6 (Cell biology and cancer): Kathy Taylor, Israel Sekler
7 (Diabetes): Hiroyuki Yasui, Liping Huang
8 (Zinc therapy): Hiroko Kodama, Mitsuhiko Moriyama
9 (Meeting report): Toshiyuki Fukada, Taiho Kambe