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  1. Content type: Research article

    Ankyrin repeats and LEM domain containing protein 1 (Ankle1) belongs to the LEM protein family, whose members share a chromatin-interacting LEM motif. Unlike most other LEM proteins, Ankle1 is not an integral ...

    Authors: Livija Zlopasa, Andreas Brachner and Roland Foisner

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2016 17:23

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  2. Content type: Review

    Post-translational modifications of connexins play an important role in the regulation of gap junction and hemichannel permeability. The prerequisite for the formation of functional gap junction channels is th...

    Authors: Kristin Pogoda, Petra Kameritsch, Mauricio A. Retamal and José L. Vega

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2016 17(Suppl 1):11

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  3. Content type: Review

    Electrical synapses are an omnipresent feature of nervous systems, from the simple nerve nets of cnidarians to complex brains of mammals. Formed by gap junction channels between neurons, electrical synapses al...

    Authors: Sebastian Curti and John O’Brien

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2016 17(Suppl 1):13

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  4. Content type: Review

    Gap junctions mediate electrical synaptic transmission between neurons. While the actions of neurotransmitter modulators on the conductance of gap junctions have been extensively documented, increasing evidenc...

    Authors: Julie S. Haas, Corey M. Greenwald and Alberto E. Pereda

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2016 17(Suppl 1):14

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  5. Content type: Research

    Mutations in the gene encoding for dysferlin cause recessive autosomal muscular dystrophies called dysferlinopathies. These mutations induce several alterations in skeletal muscles, including, inflammation, in...

    Authors: Luis A. Cea, Jorge A. Bevilacqua, Christian Arriagada, Ana María Cárdenas, Anne Bigot, Vincent Mouly, Juan C. Sáez and Pablo Caviedes

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2016 17(Suppl 1):15

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  6. Content type: Review

    Communication among cells via direct cell-cell contact by connexin gap junctions, or between cell and extracellular environment via pannexin channels or connexin hemichannels, is a key factor in cell function ...

    Authors: Jean X. Jiang and Silvia Penuela

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2016 17(Suppl 1):S12

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  7. Content type: Review

    Internalization of gap junction plaques results in the formation of annular gap junction vesicles. The factors that regulate the coordinated internalization of the gap junction plaques to form annular gap junc...

    Authors: Matthias M. Falk, Cheryl L. Bell, Rachael M. Kells Andrews and Sandra A. Murray

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2016 17(Suppl 1):S22

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  8. Content type: Review

    Connexins and pannexins share very similar structures and functions; they also exhibit overlapping expression in many stages of neuronal development. Here, we review evidence implicating connexin- and pannexin...

    Authors: Leigh Anne Swayne and Steffany A. L. Bennett

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2016 17(Suppl 1):S10

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  9. Content type: Review

    Mutations in human connexin (Cx) genes have been related to diseases, which we termed connexinopathies. Such hereditary disorders include nonsyndromic or syndromic deafness (Cx26, Cx30), Charcot Marie Tooth di...

    Authors: Isaac E. García, Pavel Prado, Amaury Pupo, Oscar Jara, Diana Rojas-Gómez, Paula Mujica, Carolina Flores-Muñoz, Jorge González-Casanova, Carolina Soto-Riveros, Bernardo I. Pinto, Mauricio A. Retamal, Carlos González and Agustín D. Martínez

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2016 17(Suppl 1):S17

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  10. Content type: Review

    Connexins mediate intercellular communication by assembling into hexameric channel complexes that act as hemichannels and gap junction channels. Most connexins are characterized by a very rapid turn-over in a ...

    Authors: Jegan Iyyathurai, Jean-Paul Decuypere, Luc Leybaert, Catheleyne D’hondt and Geert Bultynck

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2016 17(Suppl 1):S20

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  11. Content type: Review

    Electron micrographs revealed the presence of gap junctions in osteoblastic cells over 40 years ago. These intercellular channels formed from connexins are present in bone forming osteoblasts, bone resorbing o...

    Authors: Lilian I. Plotkin, Dale W. Laird and Joelle Amedee

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2016 17(Suppl 1):S19

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  12. Content type: Research article

    Endothelial-mesenchymal transition (EndoMT) is a major source of myofibroblast formation in kidney fibrosis. Our previous study showed a profibrotic role for matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) in kidney fibros...

    Authors: Ye Zhao, Xi Qiao, Lihua Wang, Tian Kui Tan, Hong Zhao, Yun Zhang, Jianlin Zhang, Padmashree Rao, Qi Cao, Yiping Wang, Ya Wang, Yuan Min Wang, Vincent W. S. Lee, Stephen I. Alexander, David C. H. Harris and Guoping Zheng

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2016 17:21

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  13. Content type: Research article

    IL-27 is a multifunctional cytokine that has both pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory functions. Although IL-27 has been shown to potently inhibit lung fibrosis, the detailed mechanism of IL-27 in this proc...

    Authors: Zhaoxing Dong, Wenlin Tai, Wen Lei, Yin Wang, ZhenKun Li and Tao Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2016 17:7

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  14. Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

    The editors of BMC Cell Biology would like to thank all those who have contributed reviews to the journal in Volume 16 (2015).

    Authors: Timothy R. Sands

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2016 17:6

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Gap junctions facilitate exchange of small molecules between adjacent cells, serving a crucial function for the maintenance of cellular homeostasis. Mutations in connexins, the basic unit of gap junctions, are...

    Authors: Hande Aypek, Veysel Bay and Gülistan Meşe

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2016 17:5

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The intestinal cells of Caenorhabditis elegans are filled with heterogeneous granular organelles that are associated with specific organ functions. The best studied of these organelles are lipid droplets and acid...

    Authors: Takahiro Tanji, Kenji Nishikori, Syoko Haga, Yuki Kanno, Yusuke Kobayashi, Mai Takaya, Keiko Gengyo-Ando, Shohei Mitani, Hirohisa Shiraishi and Ayako Ohashi-Kobayashi

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2016 17:4

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Membranous tunneling tubes (TTs) are a recently discovered new form of communication between remote cells allowing their electrical synchronization, migration, and transfer of cellular materials. TTs have been...

    Authors: Lina Rimkutė, Vaidas Jotautis, Alina Marandykina, Renata Sveikatienė, Ieva Antanavičiūtė and Vytenis Arvydas Skeberdis

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2016 17:3

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The small G-protein Rap1 is an important regulator of cellular adhesion in Dictyostelium, however so far the downstream signalling pathways for cell adhesion are not completely characterized. In mammalian cells t...

    Authors: Katarzyna Plak, Henderikus Pots, Peter J. M. Van Haastert and Arjan Kortholt

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2016 17:1

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Seipin is required for the correct assembly of cytoplasmic lipid droplets. In the absence of the yeast seipin homolog Sei1p (formerly Fld1p), droplets are slow to bud from the endoplasmic reticulum, lack the n...

    Authors: Sungwon Han, Derk D. Binns, Yu-Fang Chang and Joel M. Goodman

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2015 16:29

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    2.405 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.768 - 5-year Impact Factor
    0.836 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    1.351 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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