Membrane nanodomains are barely mentioned in textbooks despite their established role in, for instance, cell signalling, protein sorting and vesicular trafficking. To fully appreciate the formation and function of membrane nanodomains, insights are required from many different research disciplines, from theoretical physics to experimental biology. The present volume of Essays in Biochemistry provides a comprehensive overview of the topic, by major contributors to the field, including Ingela Parmryd, Gerald Feigenson and Anne Kenworthy.
The Gateways are representative of the themes of the Biochemical Society's Conference Programme ensuring that, regardless of whether speakers present their research as an Award Lecture, at an Independent Meeting, a Focused Meeting or at the Society's Annual Symposium, the resulting mini-review article fits seamlessly into one of the journal's six new online subject area collections.
The Signal Transduction Gateway is a collection of papers which include cytokines, endocrine systems, geotropism, G-proteins, inositol signalling, integrins, lipid mediators, neurotransmitters, nuclear interactions, nuclear receptors, photoreception, pre- and post-synaptic signalling, protein phosphorylation, receptors, scaffolds, second messengers and sphingolipids.
This latest Themed Collection from Portland Press highlights a selection of recent high-quality papers concerning various aspects of signalling that have been published in our family of journals (Biochemical Journal
, Biochemical Society Transactions
, Bioscience Reports
and Clinical Science
One of the key areas of biochemistry is signalling, both within the cell, across the cell membrane and between cells. The selected papers here cover a wide range of topics including receptors, redox signalling, signalling pathways involved in cancer, responses and regulation of signalling pathways, and the clinical impact of neurological signalling pathway interference.
This diverse collection of papers emphasizes the importance of signalling systems in a wide array of scientific disciplines, and we welcome the submission of research articles on all aspects of signalling to the Portland Press family of journals. These papers are freely available for 3 months.