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. Review

    Post translational modification of Parkin

    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 ...

    Joy Chakraborty, Valentina Basso and Elena Ziviani

    Biology Direct 2017 12:6

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  2. Review

    Of yeast, mice and men: MAMs come in two flavors

    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 ...

    Maria Sol Herrera-Cruz and Thomas Simmen

    Biology Direct 2017 12:3

    Published on: 25 January 2017

  3. Review

    Stem-like features of cancer cells on their way to metastasis

    More than 90 % of cancer-related deaths are due to the development of a systemic metastatic disease. Clearly, much remains to be understood about the biological principles that govern human cancer metastasis, ...

    Sofia Gkountela and Nicola Aceto

    Biology Direct 2016 11:33

    Published on: 26 July 2016