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Special Issue "Advances in Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and Apoptosis"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Biochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 211

Special Issue Editors

Department of Molecular Biology, Semmelweis University, 1094 Budapest, Hungary
Interests: endoplasmic reticulum stress; autophagy; cellular survival; systems biology
Department of Molecular Biology and Pathobiochemistry, Semmelweis University, 1094 Budapest, Hungary
Interests: endoplasmic reticulum stress; redox homeostasis of ER; ER membrane transporters

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) acts as an essential integrator of external and internal stimuli in order to preserve cellular homeostasis. This process is tightly regulated by a complex network of signalling pathways called the unfolded protein response (UPR). The accumulation of incorrectly folded proteins or metabolic imbalance in ER lumen leads to ER stress, which primarily triggers the adaptive functions of UPR to avoid cell damage. If readjustment efforts fail, unresolved ER stress can lead to cell death mechanisms including apoptosis and other newly described cell killing processes. Autophagy was also claimed to be initiated by ER stress as a protective pathway from cell damage. The role of ER stress is becoming increasingly important in a wide range of human diseases; it is always appropriate to update its effects as thoroughly as possible.

The goal of this Special Issue is to showcase both the development and the current challenges/benefits of studying ER stress and the related signalling pathways. This Special Issue will include both review articles and original research papers to address the diversity of pathways in cell death initiated by ER imbalance and their integration in various diseases.

Dr. Orsolya Kapuy
Dr. Beáta Lizák
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • ER stress
  • apoptosis initiated by ER stress
  • cellular survival
  • redox homeostasis of ER
  • autophagy initiated by ER stress
  • cell death pathways initiated by ER stress

Published Papers

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