Cell Microenvironment

A section of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409).

Section Information

The “Cell Microenvironment” section of Cells aims to publish experimental findings and reviews that provide novel insights and/or conceptual advances to understand bidirectional interactions between diverse cell types and their microenvironment, which includes other cells, interstitial fluid, and the extracellular matrix (ECM) with associated signaling molecules. The focus is on the formation and remodeling of cell microenvironment under physiological and pathophysiological conditions, and its role in governing cell and tissue architecture and function through signaling pathways mediated by cell adhesion molecules, mechanosensitive channels, and receptors to ECM, growth factors, cytokines and neurotransmitters. Relevant research topics in this interdisciplinary field include, but not limited to, the ECM remodeling, mechanotransduction, stem-cell niche, tumor microenvironment, perineuronal nets and synaptic microenvironment, reconstitution and repair of cell microenvironments by injectable ECM scaffolds, gene therapy and pharmacological targeting, experimental modeling of microenvironment using micropatterning and microfluidics, and systems biology of cell microenvironment.

Editorial Board

Topical Advisory Panel

Papers Published

Back to TopTop