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Cell division and cell cycle control

Section edited by Andrew Koff

This section will consider submissions that focus on the cell cycle, including mitosis, meiosis, cytokinesis and cell cycle control.

  1. Content type: Research article

    The conserved NDR-family kinase Sid2p localizes to the contractile ring during fission yeast cytokinesis to promote ring constriction, septation, and completion of cell division. Previous studies have found th...

    Authors: Lois Kwon, Emma M. Magee, Alexis Crayton and John W. Goss

    Citation: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 2019 20:1

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Elevated levels of environmental ionizing radiation can be a selective pressure for wildlife by producing reactive oxygen species and DNA damage. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms that are affected ...

    Authors: Venla Mustonen, Jenni Kesäniemi, Anton Lavrinienko, Eugene Tukalenko, Tapio Mappes, Phillip C. Watts and Jaana Jurvansuu

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2018 19:17

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  3. Content type: Research article

    TP53 gene mutations occur in more than 50% of human cancers and the vast majority of these mutations in human cancers are missense mutations, which broadly occur in DNA binding domain (DBD) (Amino acids 102–292) ...

    Authors: Nan Kang, Yu Wang, Shichao Guo, Yunwei Ou, Guangchao Wang, Jie Chen, Dan Li and Qimin Zhan

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2018 19:16

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Altered expression of mRNA splicing factors occurs with ageing in vivo and is thought to be an ageing mechanism. The accumulation of senescent cells also occurs in vivo with advancing age and causes much degen...

    Authors: Eva Latorre, Vishal C. Birar, Angela N. Sheerin, J. Charles C. Jeynes, Amy Hooper, Helen R. Dawe, David Melzer, Lynne S. Cox, Richard G. A. Faragher, Elizabeth L. Ostler and Lorna W. Harries

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2017 18:31

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Staufen2 (STAU2) is an RNA-binding protein involved in the post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression. This protein was shown to be required for organ formation and cell differentiation. Although STAU2...

    Authors: Rémy Beaujois, Elizabeth Ottoni, Xin Zhang, Christina Gagnon, Sami HSine, Stéphanie Mollet, Wildriss Viranaicken and Luc DesGroseillers

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2017 18:25

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Cell Biology 2018 19:20

  6. Content type: Research article

    To analyze the ways and methods of signaling pathways in regulating cell cycle progression of NIH3T3 at transcriptional level, we modeled cell cycle of NIH3T3 and found that G1 phase of NIH3T3 cell cycle was a...

    Authors: Cuifang Chang, Zhipeng Niu, Ningning Gu, Weiming Zhao, Gaiping Wang, Yifeng Jia, Deming Li and Cunshuan Xu

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2015 16:25

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Nuclear Dbf-related/large tumor suppressor (NDR/LATS) kinases have been shown recently to control pathways that regulate mitotic exit, cytokinesis, cell growth, morphological changes and apoptosis. LATS kinase...

    Authors: Annette Müller-Taubenberger, Peter M Kastner, Michael Schleicher, Parvin Bolourani and Gerald Weeks

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2014 15:25

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Characterizing the nuclear orientation of chromosomes in the three-dimensional (3D) nucleus by multicolor banding (mBANDing) is a new approach towards understanding nuclear organization of chromosome territori...

    Authors: Ann-Kristin Schmälter, Alexandra Kuzyk, Christiaan H Righolt, Michaela Neusser, Ortrud K Steinlein, Stefan Müller and Sabine Mai

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2014 15:22

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Telomeres have crucial meiosis-specific roles in the orderly reduction of chromosome numbers and in ensuring the integrity of the genome during meiosis. One such role is the attachment of telomeres to trans-nu...

    Authors: Katrin Daniel, Daniel Tränkner, Lukasz Wojtasz, Hiroki Shibuya, Yoshinori Watanabe, Manfred Alsheimer and Attila Tóth

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2014 15:17

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Autophagy is a conserved cellular process that degrades and recycles cytoplasmic components via a lysosomal pathway. The phosphatidylethanolamine (PE)-conjugation of the Atg8 protein plays an important role in...

    Authors: Chao Liu, Haijie Ma, Jiaxue Wu, Qiang Huang, Jun O Liu and Long Yu

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2013 14:27

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is involved in the development of many human malignant tumors and plays an important role in tumor growth and metastasis. Antagonists of EGFR can suppress the growth of ...

    Authors: Yi Huang, Tao Yu, Xiaoyue Fu, Jiao Chen, Ying Liu, Chunjie Li, Yichao Xia, Zhuoyuan Zhang and Longjiang Li

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2013 14:13

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  12. Content type: Research article

    In several species with external fertilization, including frogs, laid unfertilized eggs were found to die by apoptosis outside of the animal body. However, there is no apparent reason for the externally laid e...

    Authors: Sho Iguchi, Tetsushi Iwasaki, Yasuo Fukami and Alexander A Tokmakov

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2013 14:11

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The goal of this study was to investigate the anti-angiogenic activity of a novel peptide H-RN, derived from the hepatocyte growth factor kringle 1 domain (HGF K1), in a mouse model of corneal neovascularizati...

    Authors: Ye Sun, Li Su, Zhongxiao Wang, Yi Xu and Xun Xu

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2013 14:8

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Telomeres are essential for the maintenance of genomic stability, and telomere dysfunction leads to cellular senescence, carcinogenesis, aging, and age-related diseases in humans. Pigs have become increasingly...

    Authors: Guangzhen Ji, Kai Liu, Maja Okuka, Na Liu and Lin Liu

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2012 13:36

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  15. Content type: Research article

    As many invertebrate species have multipotent cells that undergo cell growth and differentiation during regeneration and budding, many unique and interesting homeostatic factors are expected to exist in those ...

    Authors: Kaz Kawamura, Kohki Takakura, Daigo Mori, Kohki Ikeda, Akio Nakamura and Tomohiko Suzuki

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2012 13:3

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The human homologue of the Drosophila Discs-large tumor suppressor protein, hDlg, is a multi-domain cytoplasmic protein that localizes to the membrane at intercellular junction sites. At both synaptic junctions a...

    Authors: Suzanne Gaudet, Marie-Josée Langlois, Robert A Lue, Nathalie Rivard and Alain Viel

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2011 12:55

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Phosphorylation of non-muscle myosin II regulatory light chain (RLC) at Thr18/Ser19 is well established as a key regulatory event that controls myosin II assembly and activation, both in vitro and in living ce...

    Authors: Jordan R Beach, Lucila S Licate, James F Crish and Thomas T Egelhoff

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2011 12:52

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Cell Biology 2012 13:11

  18. Content type: Research article

    Aurora kinases and loss of p53 function are implicated in the carcinogenesis of aneuploid esophageal cancers. Their association with occurrence of multipolar mitoses in the two main histotypes of aneuploid eso...

    Authors: Christiane D Fichter, Corinna Herz, Claudia Münch, Oliver G Opitz, Martin Werner and Silke Lassmann

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2011 12:13

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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)