BioMed Research International

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


Publishing date
02 Jan 2015
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Aug 2014

Lead Editor

1Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan

2Departments of Molecular Cell Physiology and Bio-Ionomics, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan

3Department of Physiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA

4Department of Physiology, Sydney Medical School University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia


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

Description

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:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 581626
  • - Editorial

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

Akio Tomoda | Yoshinori Marunaka | ... | Anuwat Dinudom
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 487256
  • - Review Article

Ouabain-Induced Cytoplasmic Vesicles and Their Role in Cell Volume Maintenance

M. A. Russo | E. Morgante | ... | M. Tafani
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 537136
  • - Research Article

Inactivation of Src-to-Ezrin Pathway: A Possible Mechanism in the Ouabain-Mediated Inhibition of A549 Cell Migration

Hye Kyoung Shin | Byung Jun Ryu | ... | Kyunglim Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 750203
  • - Review Article

Placing Ion Channels into a Signaling Network of T Cells: From Maturing Thymocytes to Healthy T Lymphocytes or Leukemic T Lymphoblasts

Oxana Dobrovinskaya | Iván Delgado-Enciso | ... | Igor Pottosin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 318935
  • - Review Article

New Insights into Glomerular Parietal Epithelial Cell Activation and Its Signaling Pathways in Glomerular Diseases

Hua Su | Shan Chen | ... | Chun Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 168427
  • - Review Article

Thyroid Hormone and P-Glycoprotein in Tumor Cells

Paul J. Davis | Sandra Incerpi | ... | Shaker A. Mousa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 320941
  • - Review Article

Blood Brain Barrier: A Challenge for Effectual Therapy of Brain Tumors

Arijit Bhowmik | Rajni Khan | Mrinal Kanti Ghosh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 403919
  • - Review Article

Involvement of the Gut Chemosensory System in the Regulation of Colonic Anion Secretion

A. Kuwahara
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 598986
  • - Review Article

Importance of pH Homeostasis in Metabolic Health and Diseases: Crucial Role of Membrane Proton Transport

Wataru Aoi | Yoshinori Marunaka
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 741024
  • - Research Article

High Guanidinium Permeability Reveals Dehydration-Dependent Ion Selectivity in the Plasmodial Surface Anion Channel

Abdullah A. B. Bokhari | Neida K. Mita-Mendoza | ... | Sanjay A. Desai
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