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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. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Methodology article

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  17. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  19. 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

    Content type: Methodology article

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research article

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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)

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