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Cell Biology

Section edited by Luca Pellegrini

The Cell Biology section considers articles and discovery notes that investigate fundamental cell biological processes. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to: autophagy, cell death, cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration, DNA repair, metabolism, organelles biology, proteolysis and quality control, signal transduction, stem cell biology and technology. It also welcomes reviews, hypotheses, and opinions that provide new ideas, analysis and interpretations on topical aspects of cell biology.

  1. CB2 (cannabinoid receptor 2) agonists have been shown to exert anti-tumor activities in different tumor types. However, there is no study exploring the role of MDA19 (a novel CB2 agonist) in tumors. In this study...

    Authors: Mei Rao, Dongfeng Chen, Peng Zhan and Jianqing Jiang

    Citation: Biology Direct 2019 14:9

    Content type: Research

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  2. Mutations in the gene encoding for the E3 ubiquitin ligase Parkin are associated to a rare form of familiar autosomal recessive Parkinsonism. Despite decades of research on the Parkin protein, whose structure ...

    Authors: Joy Chakraborty, Valentina Basso and Elena Ziviani

    Citation: Biology Direct 2017 12:6

    Content type: Review

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  3. The past decade has seen dramatic progress in our understanding of membrane contact sites (MCS). Important examples of these are endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-mitochondria contact sites. ER-mitochondria contacts ...

    Authors: Maria Sol Herrera-Cruz and Thomas Simmen

    Citation: Biology Direct 2017 12:3

    Content type: Review

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