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Cell-cell contacts and adhesion

Cell-cell contacts and adhesion

Section edited by Matthias Falk

This section will consider submissions that focus on cell adhesion molecules, receptors and cellular junctions in the context of cell-cell and cell-matrix contact and adhesion.

  1. Content type: Research article

    Endothelial cells provide a barrier between blood and tissues, which is regulated to allow molecules and cells in out of tissues. Patients with cerebral cavernous malformations (CCM) have dilated leaky blood v...

    Authors: Narendra Suryavanshi, Joanna Furmston and Anne J. Ridley

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2018 19:26

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The gap junction protein, Connexin32 (Cx32), is expressed in various tissues including liver, exocrine pancreas, gastrointestinal epithelium, and the glia of the central and peripheral nervous system. Gap junc...

    Authors: Sarah R. Alaei, Charles K. Abrams, J. Chloë Bulinski, Elliot L. Hertzberg and Mona M. Freidin

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2018 19:22

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Eph signaling is known to induce contrasting cell behaviors such as promoting and inhibiting cell adhesion/spreading by altering F-actin organization and influencing integrin activities. We have previously dem...

    Authors: Midori Mukai, Norihiko Suruga, Noritaka Saeki and Kazushige Ogawa

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2017 18:28

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Gap junctions facilitate exchange of small molecules between adjacent cells, serving a crucial function for the maintenance of cellular homeostasis. Mutations in connexins, the basic unit of gap junctions, are...

    Authors: Hande Aypek, Veysel Bay and Gülistan Meşe

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2016 17:5

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Membranous tunneling tubes (TTs) are a recently discovered new form of communication between remote cells allowing their electrical synchronization, migration, and transfer of cellular materials. TTs have been...

    Authors: Lina Rimkutė, Vaidas Jotautis, Alina Marandykina, Renata Sveikatienė, Ieva Antanavičiūtė and Vytenis Arvydas Skeberdis

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2016 17:3

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  6. Content type: Methodology article

    Surface plasmon resonance imaging (SPRI) is a label-free technique that can image refractive index changes at an interface. We have previously used SPRI to study the dynamics of cell-substratum interactions. H...

    Authors: Alexander W Peterson, Michael Halter, Alessandro Tona and Anne L Plant

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2014 15:35

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The visceral musculature of Drosophila larvae comprises circular visceral muscles tightly interwoven with longitudinal visceral muscles. During myogenesis, the circular muscles arise by one-to-one fusion of a cir...

    Authors: Anja Rudolf, Detlev Buttgereit, Matthias Jacobs, Georg Wolfstetter, Dörthe Kesper, Michael Pütz, Susanne Berger, Renate Renkawitz-Pohl, Anne Holz and Susanne F Önel

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2014 15:27

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In vitro experiments on the functional roles of extracellular matrix (ECM) components usually involve the culture of cells on surfaces coated with purified ECM components. These experiments can seldom recupera...

    Authors: Sze Wing Tang, Wing Yin Tong, Wei Shen, Kelvin W K Yeung and Yun Wah Lam

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2014 15:10

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Epithelial tissues depend on intercellular homodimerization of E-cadherin and loss of E-cadherin is central to the epithelial to mesenchymal transition seen in multiple human diseases. Signaling pathways regul...

    Authors: Takashi Ohama, Lifu Wang, Erin M Griner and David L Brautigan

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2013 14:42

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Previous research indicates that the membrane ruffles and leading edge of lamellipodia of myogenic cells contain presumptive fusion sites. A micrometer-sized lipid raft (microraft) is organized at the presumpt...

    Authors: Atsushi Mukai and Naohiro Hashimoto

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2013 14:37

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The extracellular matrix (ECM) influences the structure, viability and functions of cells and tissues. Recent evidence indicates that tumor cells and stromal cells interact through direct cell-cell contact, th...

    Authors: Carolina Meloni Vicente, Ritchelli Ricci, Helena Bonciani Nader and Leny Toma

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2013 14:25

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Claudins are key integral proteins of the tight junction. Although they play an essential role in controlling paracellular diffusion in epithelia, increasing evidence supports a role for these proteins in non-...

    Authors: Patricia G Webb, Monique A Spillman and Heidi K Baumgartner

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2013 14:19

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Fibroblasts play a critical role in tumorigenesis, tumor progression and metastasis. However, their detailed molecular characteristics and clinical significance are still elusive. TAGLN is an actin-binding pro...

    Authors: Beiqin Yu, Xuehua Chen, Jianfang Li, Ying Qu, Liping Su, Yibing Peng, Jian Huang, Jun Yan, Yingyan Yu, Qinlong Gu, Zhenggang Zhu and Bingya Liu

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2013 14:17

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Disease manifestations of Staphylococcus aureus are connected to the fibronectin (Fn)-binding capacity of these Gram-positive pathogens. Fn deposition on the surface of S. aureus allows engagement of α5β1 integri...

    Authors: Marina Borisova, Yong Shi, Alexander Buntru, Susanne Wörner, Wolfgang H Ziegler and Christof R Hauck

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2013 14:2

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome (OHSS) is an iatrogenic complication associated with fertility drugs. It is characterized by increased vascular permeability and substantial fluid shift with accumulation in ...

    Authors: Pei-Yin Jin, Yong-Chao Lu, Ling Li and Qin-Fu Han

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2012 13:23

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Maintaining proper adhesion between neighboring cells depends on the ability of cells to mechanically respond to tension at cell-cell junctions through the actin cytoskeleton. Thus, identifying the molecules i...

    Authors: Grant M Sumida, Tyler M Tomita, Wenting Shih and Soichiro Yamada

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2011 12:48

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  17. Content type: Commentary

    The MDCK cell line provides a tractable model for studying protein trafficking, polarity and junctions (tight, adherens, desmosome and gap) in epithelial cells. However, there are many different strains of MDC...

    Authors: Joseph D Dukes, Paul Whitley and Andrew D Chalmers

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2011 12:43

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  18. Content type: Research article

    We previously reported that periplakin (PPL) is downregulated in human esophageal cancer tissues compared to the adjacent non-cancer epithelium. Thus PPL could be a useful marker for detection of early esophag...

    Authors: Yurie Tonoike, Kazuyuki Matsushita, Takeshi Tomonaga, Koji Katada, Nobuko Tanaka, Hideaki Shimada, Yukio Nakatani, Yoshitaka Okamoto and Fumio Nomura

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2011 12:41

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  19. Content type: Methodology article

    Activation by extracellular ligands of G protein-coupled (GPCRs) and tyrosine kinase receptors (RTKs), results in the generation of second messengers that in turn control specific cell functions. Further, modu...

    Authors: Carlotta Giorgi, Anna Romagnoli, Chiara Agnoletto, Leda Bergamelli, Giovanni Sorrentino, Marisa Brini, Tullio Pozzan, Jacopo Meldolesi, Paolo Pinton and Rosario Rizzuto

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2011 12:27

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  20. Content type: Research article

    In Drosophila, the transport regulator Klar displays tissue-specific localization: In photoreceptors, it is abundant on the nuclear envelope; in early embryos, it is absent from nuclei, but instead present on lip...

    Authors: Yanxun V Yu, Zhihuan Li, Nicholas P Rizzo, Jenifer Einstein and Michael A Welte

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2011 12:9

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2018 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact

    3.485 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.227 - 5-year Impact Factor
    0.857 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    1.403 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)