BioMed Research International

Autophagy in Development, Cell Differentiation, and Homeodynamics: From Molecular Mechanisms to Diseases and Pathophysiology


Publishing date
22 Aug 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
04 Apr 2014

1School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK

2Institute for Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine(CONICET), School of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Buenos Aires, 1113 Buenos Aires, Argentina

3Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Monash University, Clayton Campus, Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Structural and Functional Microbial Genomics, Monash University, Clayton Campus,Clayton, VIC, Australia

4Department of Anatomy, Cell and Developmental Biology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest 1117, Hungary


Autophagy in Development, Cell Differentiation, and Homeodynamics: From Molecular Mechanisms to Diseases and Pathophysiology

Description

Autophagy is an evolutionarily conserved process and plays an essential role in both cellular and whole organism homeodynamics. During autophagy, cytoplasmic components are sequestered into double-membrane vesicles called autophagosomes, which then fuse with lysosomes and their content is degraded. Autophagy is capable of responding to environmental and hormonal cues, to regulate cellular processes necessary for proper differentiation and development, and to control cellular homeodynamics. Failure of autophagy to perform these functions underlies the pathogenesis of several diseases.

We invite authors to submit original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying the role of autophagy in development, cell differentiation, and homeodynamics during health and disease. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Autophagy during development in model organisms
  • Autophagy in cell differentiation
  • Autophagy and tissue homeostasis
  • Autophagy and proteostasis
  • Autophagy and ageing
  • Regulation of autophagy by hormonal, nutritional, and heterotypic signals

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/cell.biology/autod/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 349623
  • - Editorial

Autophagy in Development, Cell Differentiation, and Homeodynamics: From Molecular Mechanisms to Diseases and Pathophysiology

Ioannis P. Nezis | Maria I. Vaccaro | ... | Gábor Juhász
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 902315
  • - Review Article

A Molecular View of Autophagy in Lepidoptera

Davide Romanelli | Barbara Casati | ... | Gianluca Tettamanti
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 578698
  • - Research Article

A Simple Method to Estimate the Number of Autophagic Elements by Electron Microscopic Morphometry in Real Cellular Dimensions

Attila L. Kovács
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 832704
  • - Review Article

The Role of the Selective Adaptor p62 and Ubiquitin-Like Proteins in Autophagy

Mónika Lippai | Péter Lőw
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 851349
  • - Research Article

Atg6/UVRAG/Vps34-Containing Lipid Kinase Complex Is Required for Receptor Downregulation through Endolysosomal Degradation and Epithelial Polarity during Drosophila Wing Development

Péter Lőrincz | Zsolt Lakatos | ... | Miklós Sass
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 273473
  • - Review Article

Autophagy in Drosophila: From Historical Studies to Current Knowledge

Nitha C. Mulakkal | Peter Nagy | ... | Ioannis P. Nezis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 470482
  • - Research Article

The Putative HORMA Domain Protein Atg101 Dimerizes and Is Required for Starvation-Induced and Selective Autophagy in Drosophila

Krisztina Hegedűs | Péter Nagy | ... | Gábor Juhász
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 382653
  • - Research Article

Functional Interactions between 17β-Estradiol and Progesterone Regulate Autophagy during Acini Formation by Bovine Mammary Epithelial Cells in 3D Cultures

Katarzyna Zielniok | Tomasz Motyl | Malgorzata Gajewska
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 960803
  • - Review Article

How to Take Autophagy and Endocytosis Up a Notch

Julia M. I. Barth | Katja Köhler
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 974393
  • - Research Article

Association of CHMP4B and Autophagy with Micronuclei: Implications for Cataract Formation

Antonia P. Sagona | Ioannis P. Nezis | Harald Stenmark
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