Special Issue "Cell Adhesion in Fungal Life and Pathogenesis"
A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2018).
Interests: Role of functional amyloids in cell adhesion; Structure and function of cell adhesion proteins in eukaryotes; Role of fungal cell adhesion proteins in pathogenesis; Structure, evolution, and biosynthesis of fungal cell walls; Discovery of wall-targeted antifungal drugs
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Cell adhesion proteins and glycans in fungi mediate cell–cell binding, as well as attachment to abiotic surfaces, epithelia, and other microbes. However, there has not been any recent work that integrates all of these roles into a more comprehensive picture. We will be co-editing a Special Issue of the Journal of Fungi on the theme of adhesion in the lifestyle and pathogenesis of fungi. The areas we anticipate covering will include the structure and function of fungal adhesins, their activities in pathogenic and commensal host-fungal interactions, and the roles of microbial communities, such as biofilms in the ‘lifestyle’ and pathogenesis of fungi.
We hope you will participate by submitting a high-quality research paper or review article for inclusion in this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Peter N. Lipke
Prof. Dr. Clarissa J. Nobile
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Fungi is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Cell wall
- Cell-cell signalling
- Yeast-to-hyphal transition