Special Issue "Cytoskeletal Remodeling in Health and Disease"

A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409). This special issue belongs to the section "Cell Motility and Adhesion".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 178

Special Issue Editors

Biomedical Center Munich, Cell Biology (Anatomy III), Ludwig Maximilian University, 82152 Planegg-Martinsried, Germany
Interests: actin cytoskeleton dynamics; cell migration; cytoskeletal proteins; live-cell imaging; reproductive medicine
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Reader in Biomedical Science, Hull York Medical School, University of Hull, Hull HU6 7RX, UK
Interests: actin cytoskeleton; actin-binding proteins; Rho GTPases; cyclase-associated protein; coronin; plastin; cell motility; platelet biology; endothelial cell biology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cytoskeleton remodeling, the dynamic process of modulating the cytoskeleton structure and organization, is essential for a variety of cellular functions, including modulation of the mechanical properties of cells, morphogenesis, cell migration, intracellular transport, cell division, gene expression, and metabolism. The regulation of the cytoskeleton is a complex process that involves a vast array of proteins, signaling pathways, and molecular motors. Despite its critical role in normal cellular function, cytoskeleton remodeling contributes to a range of diseases.

Understanding the mechanisms that trigger cytoskeletal remodeling is instrumental to understand the pathophysiology of numerous musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, immunological, and neurological disorders. Dysregulation of the cytoskeleton facilitates migration, invasion, and angiogenesis characteristic of cancer metastasis. The cytoskeleton remodeling machinery is also a target that pathogens manipulate to facilitate their own spread. Exciting recent advances have identified several new proteins and pathways involved in cytoskeletal regulation, and this knowledge will be key to developing new treatments for many diseases.

This Special Issue of Cells aims to collect the newest advances in the field of cytoskeletal remodeling, with an emphasis on studies that provide insight into molecular pathogenesis and potential therapeutic interventions of disorders with a strong cytoskeletal component. Studies on microfilament-, microtubule- and intermediate filament-associated proteins and on components involved in the organization of their remodeling are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Annette Müller-Taubenberger
Dr. Francisco Rivero
Guest Editors

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  • actin cytoskeleton
  • cellular mechanics
  • cancer
  • cytoskeletal proteins
  • immunity

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