Stem Cells International

Stem Cells and Ion Channels


Publishing date
21 Jun 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Feb 2013

Lead Editor

1Institute for Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Ulm, Albert-Einstein-Allee 11, 89081 Ulm, Germany

2Department of Internal Medicine I, University of Ulm, Albert-Einstein-Allee 11, 89081 Ulm, Germany

3Tufts Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology, Biology Department, Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA

4Department of Anesthesiology, Emory University School of Medicine, 201 Dowman Drive, Atlanta, GA, USA


Stem Cells and Ion Channels

Description

Ion channels are key determinants for the function of excitable cells, but little is known about their role and involvement during embryonic development and cell fate determination. During recent years, it has become clear that ion channels are involved in a variety of biological processes which exceeds the generation and regulation of action potentials by far. Several studies have emerged now elucidating the role of distinction channel function in different stem cells, and subsequently numerous questions have been raised concerning ion channels as modulators of early, pluripotent stem cells as well as of adult stem cells, such as mesenchymal or neural stem cells. These functions include, for example, regulation of proliferation, modulation of the cytoskeleton, migration, and cell differentiation. Nevertheless, the molecular basis underlying these processes is only poorly understood.

In this special issue, we welcome review and original papers of how different types of stem cells are studied within the context of ion channel expression, their biological function, and underlying molecular mechanisms. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Distinct functionality of ion channels in stem cells
  • Stem cell-specific expression patterns of ion channels
  • Impact of ion channel activity on cell differentiation and function
  • Newly found expression of ion channels in stem cells

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 238635
  • - Editorial

Stem Cells and Ion Channels

Stefan Liebau | Alexander Kleger | ... | Shan Ping Yu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 496501
  • - Review Article

Modelling Human Channelopathies Using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: A Comprehensive Review

Martin Müller | Thomas Seufferlein | ... | Jörg Homann
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 360573
  • - Research Article

Definitive Endoderm Formation from Plucked Human Hair-Derived Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells and SK Channel Regulation

Anett Illing | Marianne Stockmann | ... | Alexander Kleger
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 784629
  • - Research Article

Microarray-Based Comparisons of Ion Channel Expression Patterns: Human Keratinocytes to Reprogrammed hiPSCs to Differentiated Neuronal and Cardiac Progeny

Leonhard Linta | Marianne Stockmann | ... | Stefan Liebau
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 353491
  • - Research Article

Neurally Derived Tissues in Xenopus laevis Embryos Exhibit a Consistent Bioelectrical Left-Right Asymmetry

Vaibhav P. Pai | Laura N. Vandenberg | ... | Michael Levin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 462161
  • - Review Article

Ion Flux Dependent and Independent Functions of Ion Channels in the Vertebrate Heart: Lessons Learned from Zebrafish

Mirjam Keßler | Steffen Just | Wolfgang Rottbauer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 167265
  • - Research Article

The Flatworm Macrostomum lignano Is a Powerful Model Organism for Ion Channel and Stem Cell Research

Daniil Simanov | Imre Mellaart-Straver | ... | Eugene Berezikov
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 816049
  • - Review Article

Bioelectric State and Cell Cycle Control of Mammalian Neural Stem Cells

Julieta Aprea | Federico Calegari
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 217910
  • - Review Article

Ion Channels in Hematopoietic and Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Serena Pillozzi | Andrea Becchetti
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 247670
  • - Review Article

Ion Channel Activities in Neural Stem Cells of the Neuroepithelium

Masayuki Yamashita
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