Cell-to-Cell Crosstalk as a Target of Therapies

A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 138

Special Issue Editors

Department of Molecular Physiology and Neurobiology, University of Wroclaw, ul. Sienkiewicza 21, 50-335 Wroclaw, Poland
Interests: multifunctional proteins; subcellular organization of energy metabolism; cell-to-cell crosstalk
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Department of Molecular Physiology and Neurobiology, University of Wroclaw, Sienkiewicza 21, 50-335 Wroclaw, Poland
Interests: astrocyte-neuron crosstalk; aging; energy metabolism; brain plasticity and memory formation; proteomics; metabolomics; behavioral tests; electrophysiology; enzymology; protein-protein interaction; immunology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In a multicellular organism, no cell is an isolated island. In an organ, tissue and the entire body, cells of different types and origins communicate with each other, sometimes over long distances, creating a healthy physiological environment. This complex set of interactions among cells is referred to as cell-to-cell crosstalk. It occurs through various mechanisms (e.g., paracrine signaling, extracellular vesicles, membrane nanotubes, and "classical" physical contacts between neighboring cells) and mediators (e.g., proteins, microRNA, and metabolites). The aim of this Special Issue is to disseminate and summarize the latest developments in our understanding of cell-to-cell crosstalk and its role in pathogenesis, and how our knowledge of this phenomenon can be used to create new therapies. We welcome original and review articles covering any aspects of this topic.

Dr. Agnieszka Gizak
Dr. Dominika Drulis-Fajdasz
Guest Editors

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  • cell-to-cell crosstalk
  • cellular communication
  • microenvironment
  • extracellular vesicles
  • diagnostic tools
  • membrane nanotubes
  • pathogenesis
  • therapy
  • cell metabolism
  • homeostasis

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