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Di Pisa and colleagues shows that SH3BGRL3 co-localizes with Myo1C and ErbB3 at plasma membranes and directly interacts with Myo1C in a Ca2+ dependent manner. Over expression increase cell motility and suggests that a role for SH3BRGRL3 in regulating cytoskeletal activity.
Chumpitaz-Diaz and colleagues use HT-SELEX data for 170 human transcription factors to identify and characterize non-canonical binding motifs. Their statistical pipeline identified non-canonical TF motifs for 19 TFs analyzed, expanding our understanding of functionally relevant DNA binding sites.
Nguyen and colleagues describe a novel ncRNA, snRNA:7SK:94F, in Drosophila melanogaster that shares many similar characteristics of 7SK RNAs and profile its expression during development.
Karunendiran and colleagues dissect the role of UNC45 during later stages of muscle development in Drosophila melanogaster. Using RNAi that allow pupal survival, they characterized sarcomere organization in third instar larvae, confirming the known role of UNC45 in myosin localization but also revealing its role in I-Z-I complex integrity.
BMC Series Focus Issues
With Stem Cell Awareness day on the 13th October this year we have compiled an article collection from across different BMC Series journals covering aspects of basic stem cell biology; in vitro differentiation studies; stem-cell based therapy studies for various conditions in animal models; technical advancements and ethical issues.
In recognition of World Patient Safety Awareness day on 17th September, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in research. We have collated free-to-read content from across our journals - showcasing patient perspectives, research into the study of PPI, and engaging public partners as co-authors in research.
Aims and scope
BMC Molecular and Cell Biology, formerly known as BMC Cell Biology, is an open access journal that considers articles on all aspects of cellular and molecular biology in both eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. The journal considers studies on functional cell biology, molecular mechanisms of transcription and translation, biochemistry, as well as research using both the experimental and theoretical aspects of physics to study biological processes and investigations into the structure of biological macromolecules.
- Nicola Stead, BMC, London
- Alexandria Latto, BMC, London
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We are currently looking for new Associate Editors to join our team of academic editors, assessing manuscripts in the field of molecular and cell biology. We are particularly interested in hearing from researchers specializing in archaeal and prokaryote biology, cell signalling, cell death, and membrane processes and transport, but all applications will be welcomed.
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Annual Journal Metrics
84 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
62 days to first decision for all manuscripts
162 days from submission to acceptance
22 days from acceptance to publication
For BMC Cell Biology (former title)
4.241 - 2-year Impact Factor
3.810 - 5-year Impact Factor
0.555 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
0.651 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
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