Special Issue "Pluripotent Stem Cells 2021"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: pluripotency; reprogramming; signaling; gene editing; disease modeling
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Thanks to the recent advances in stem cell research, there are emerging applications of pluripotent stem cells. As pluripotency, a unique feature of pluripotent stem cells, enables the production of all types of cells in the human body, a variety of cell types derived from pluripotent stem cells would be a promising cell source, not only for regenerative medicine, but also in the basic sciences for disease mechanisms and development. Besides, the substantial advancement in gene-editing technology even extends the application of pluripotent stem cells to enable “human disease modelling” and “ex vivo cell therapy” for genetic diseases. This Special Issue of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences covers the research interest in basic sciences of pluripotency, self-renewal, lineage differentiation, cellular reprogramming, and a wide range of applications of pluripotent stem cells to extend the future applications of pluripotent stem cells in a variety of scientific fields.
We encourage authors to submit original research and review articles that focus on the various biological features and applications of pluripotent stem cells. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- The basic mechanism of pluripotency maintenance and cellular reprogramming;
- The basic science of the unique properties of pluripotent stem cells;
- The therapeutic application and/or characterization of cells derived from pluripotent stem cells;
- Genome editing in pluripotent stem cells;
- Disease modeling with pluripotent stem cells;
- Other applications of pluripotent stem cells.
Dr. Hyuk-Jin Cha
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Molecular Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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- pluripotent stem cells
- cell therapy
- gene editing
- disease modeling