Special Issue "The Plasma Membrane-Cytoskeleton Interface"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.
Interests: cell physiology; molecular neurobiology; Ca2+ signaling; actin cytoskeleton; cell biology of oocytes; reproductive biology; signal transduction; transcriptome analysis
One of the common denominators of all cell types, spanning from oocytes to highly differentiated cells such as neurons, is the enormous plasticity of the cell surface. To take a few examples, drastically reorganizing microvilli of oocytes and immune cells help to capture the sperm and invading cells, respectively. Neurons utilize a similar strategy for path-finding and specific management of their synapses, while cells like oligodendrocytes manifest extreme remodeling of the cell surface to ensheathe axons. All this is made possible because the tight subplasmalemmal region is aptly modulated on demand. Indeed, the plasma membrane–cytoskeleton interface is the locus where receptors and signaling molecules (e.g., ion channels, G-proteins, and enzymes) are anchored to the membrane and intimately associated with the subjacent actin meshwork undergoing constant remodeling. In the current Special Issue, we invite reviews and research articles that address molecular events related to the dynamic changes of the plasma membrane-cytoskeleton interface. Any articles dealing with basic research, translational research, and clinical studies on the given topic are welcome.
Dr. Jong Tai Chun
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- Plasma membrane
- Actin cytoskeleton
- Signal transduction
- Ca2+ signaling
- Immune cells