Special Issue "Membrane Transport and Cytoskeleton Dynamics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: membrane trafficking; rab proteins; endocytosis; cell migration
Communication between different membrane-enclosed compartments, as well as with the extracellular environment, is ensured by a complex system of trafficking pathways that transport proteins and other molecules via carrier vesicles along the cytoskeleton. The dynamic cytoskeleton also provides shape, rigidity, and motility to eukaryotic cells and their membranes. More recently, it has also been demonstrated that membranes and membrane-associated proteins can in turn affect cytoskeleton dynamics to carry out several functions. This joint coordination of cytoskeletal dynamics and membrane transport is at the basis of a plethora of functions, including cell motility and cell division, which influence physiological and pathological processes such as development, wound healing, immunity, and cancer.
This Special Issue of Membranes, “Membrane Transport and Cytoskeleton Dynamics”, invites contributions in the form of either original research articles or reviews on different aspects related to the function and regulation of the cytoskeleton and membrane compartments, and how these systems function in concert to control various cellular processes in health and diseases.
Assoc. Prof. Cinzia Progida
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. Membranes 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 1400 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.
Please note that for papers submitted after 31 December 2019 an APC of 1200 CHF applies.
- Membrane trafficking
- Cell migration
- Small GTPases