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Membrane Transport: Ionic Environments, Signal Transduction, and Development of Targets for Therapies

Call for Papers

Membrane transport including epithelial ion transport plays important roles in the regulation of body fluid volume, blood pressure, ion homeostasis, water secretion across airway epithelial cells preventing bacterial/viral infection, and so on. Current studies in this field have led us to the recognition of ion channels and transporters as pharmacological targets for the treatment of hypertension, lung edema, infection, and diseases with metabolic disorder such as diabetes mellitus.

We invite authors to submit original research and review articles providing recent understandings of the importance of membrane transport or cell membrane itself in regulating transport of inorganic and organic ions across the cell membrane. In addition, new findings on pharmacological and pathophysiological aspects in membrane transport are welcome to be published in this special issue. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Regulation of ion channels including epithelial Na+ channel (ENaC), K+ channels, Cl- channels such as cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR), and transient receptor potential channels (TRP channels)
  • Pharmacological and therapeutic aspects in membrane transport

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/pharmacology/mtie/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 15 August 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 7 November 2014
Publication DateFriday, 2 January 2015

Lead Guest Editor

Guest Editors

  • Yoshinori Marunaka, Departments of Molecular Cell Physiology and Bio-Ionomics, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
  • Douglas C. Eaton, Department of Physiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Anuwat Dinudom, Department of Physiology, Sydney Medical School University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia