Special Issue "The Fungal Cell Wall Integrity Pathway"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2022) | Viewed by 48887
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Interests: yeast cell wall; MAPK signaling; humanized yeast models
Adaptation to external changes is necessary for all cells to survive and thrive in diverse environments. Key to these responses are the MAPK-mediated signaling pathways, intracellular communication routes that sense stimuli at the cell surface, and are ubiquitous in all eukaryotic organisms. In the case of fungi, MAPKs mediate essential processes such as adaptation to environmental stresses, morphology regulation, or developmental processes. First studied in the early nineties in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the fungal cell wall integrity (CWI) pathway has proven to be a central MAPK-mediated signaling cascade conserved in the fungal kingdom. It is essential for cells to sense cell wall perturbing conditions and mount the appropriate salvage response. Understanding this CWI pathway-mediated compensatory mechanism is key for the development of cell wall-targeted antifungal therapies. Moreover, its functional roles go beyond the maintenance of this essential structure, reaching many other physiological aspects that have major implications in development or virulence.
The Journal of Fungi is aware of the importance of this topic and thus invites authors to propose original research articles or reviews related to the fungal CWI pathway.
Dr. María Molina
Dr. Humberto Martín
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