Special Issue "Frontiers in the Actin Cytoskeleton"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 November 2019) | Viewed by 60582
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 in Cells: Cell Biology: State-of-the-Art and Perspectives in the British Isles
Special Issue in Cells: Cytoskeletal Remodeling in Health and Disease
The actin cytoskeleton is of fundamental importance for eukaryotic cell homeostasis. It contributes to developing and maintaining cell shape and tissue integrity and is crucial for cell migration, movement of organelles, vesicle trafficking, and the completion of cell division. Elaborate structures like the sarcomere, the inner ear cell streocilia, and the brush border microvilli are built on actin filaments scaffolds. Dozens of actin-binding proteins orchestrate the dynamic remodeling of the actin cytoskeleton and integrate it with cell signaling machinery. Impressive advances have been made in recent years towards understanding the intricacies of the microfilament system’s organization and function. This Special Issue of IJMS will cover a broad range of cutting-edge aspects related to the actin cytoskeleton, like the dynamics of remodelling, actin-binding proteins, biomechanics, visualisation techniques, actin-specific drugs, and diseases related to components of the microfilament system.
Dr. Francisco Rivero
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- actin dynamics
- cell migration
- actin-specific drugs
- actin probes
- actin-binding proteins