Biology of the Cell

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Edited By: René-Marc Mège, Paris, France

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 118/189 (Cell Biology)

Online ISSN: 1768-322X

Paper of the Month

The most downloaded research paper in this month's issue of Biology of the Cell is listed below each month:

December 2016
Subtypes of hypoxia-responsive cells differentiate into neurons in spinal cord of zebrafish embryos after hypoxic stress
Chih-Wei Zeng, Yasuhiro Kamei, Chih-Tien Wang and Huai-Jen Tsai

November 2016
Oligodendroglial deletion of ESCRT-I component TSG101 causes spongiform encephalopathy
Will P. Walker, Abby Oehler, Aimee L. Edinger, Kay-Uwe Wagner and Teresa M. Gunn

October 2016
Aquaglyceroporin function in the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae
Kun Liu, Hitoshi Tsujimoto, Yuzheng Huang, Jason L. Rasgon and Peter Agre

September 2016
Cell length growth patterns in fission yeast reveal a novel size control mechanism operating in late G2 phase
Anna Horváth, Anna Rácz-Mónus, Peter Buchwald and Ákos Sveiczer

August 2016
Effects of transplanted circulating endothelial progenitor cells and platelet microparticles in atherosclerosis development
Adriana Georgescu, Nicoleta Alexandru, Eugen Andrei, Emanuel Dragan, Daniel Cochior and Sérgio Dias

July 2016
Efferocytosis of apoptotic human papillomavirus-positive cervical cancer cells by human primary fibroblasts
François Hermetet, Elise Jacquin, Sophie Launay, Emilie Gaiffe, Mélanie Couturier, Fabienne Hirchaud, Patrick Sandoz, Jean-Luc Prétet and Christiane Mougin

June 2016
Extracellular matrix degradation via enolase/plasminogen interaction: Evidence for a mechanism conserved in Metazoa
Gerarda Grossi, Annalisa Grimaldi, Rosa A. Cardone, Magnus Monné, Stephan J. Reshkin, Rossana Girardello, Maria R. Greco, Elena Coviello, Simona Laurino and Patrizia Falabella

May 2016
Direct measurement of oscillatory RhoA activity in embryonic cortical neurons stimulated with the axon guidance cue netrin-1 using fluorescence resonance energy transfer
Judith Antoine-Bertrand, Min Fu and Nathalie Lamarche-Vane

April 2016
Hemin induces mitophagy in a leukemic erythroblast cell line
Claudio Marcelo Fader, Betiana Nebaí Salassa, Rubén Adrián Grosso, Agustín Nicolás Vergara and María Isabel Colombo

March 2016
Effects of the scaffold proteins liprin-α1, β1 and β2 on invasion by breast cancer cells
Sara Chiaretti, Veronica Astro, Elena Chiricozzi and Ivan de Curtis

February 2016
miR-490-5p suppresses tumour growth in renal cell carcinoma through targeting PIK3CA
Ke Chen, Jin Zeng, Kun Tang, Haibing Xiao, Junhui Hu, Chunhua Huang, Weimin Yao, Gan Yu, Wei Xiao, Wei Guan, Xiaolin Guo, Hua Xu and Zhangqun Ye

January 2016
Introduction of macarpine as a novel cell-permeant DNA dye for live cell imaging and flow cytometry sorting
Iva Slaninová, Noelia López-Sánchez, Kristýna Šebrlová, Ondřej Vymazal, José María Frade and Eva Táborská

December 2015
Distinct kinetics of DNA repair protein accumulation at DNA lesions and cell cycle-dependent formation of γH2AX- and NBS1-positive repair foci
Jana Suchánková, Stanislav Kozubek, Soňa Legartová, Petra Sehnalová, Thomas Küntziger and Eva Bártová

November 2015
Structural and functional analysis of tunneling nanotubes (TnTs) using gCW STED and gconfocal approaches
Magalie Bénard, Damien Schapman, Alexis Lebon, Baptiste Monterroso, Marine Bellenger, Frank Le Foll, Jennifer Pasquier, Hubert Vaudry, David Vaudry and Ludovic Galas

October 2015
Clearance of primary necrotic cells by non-professional phagocytes
Manuela Schwegler, Anna M. Wirsing, Alena J. Dollinger, Benjamin Abendroth, Florian Putz, Rainer Fietkau and Luitpold V. Distel

September 2015
Possible role of cortactin phosphorylation by protein kinase Cα in actin-bundle formation at growth cone
Hiroshi Yamada, Tatsuya Kikuchi, Toshio Masumoto, Fan-Yan Wei, Tadashi Abe, Tetsuya Takeda, Teiichi Nishiki, Kazuhito Tomizawa, Masami Watanabe, Hideki Matsui and Kohji Takei

August 2015
Crosstalk of EGFR signalling with Notch and Hippo pathways to regulate cell specification, migration and proliferation in cockroach panoistic ovaries
Nashwa Elshaer and Maria-Dolors Piulachs

July 2015
Evolving transcriptomic fingerprint based on genome-wide data as prognostic tools in prostate cancer
Mohammed Alshalalfa, Mark Schliekelman, Heesun Shin, Nicholas Erho and Elai Davicioni

June 2015
Interaction of platelets with endothelial progenitor cells in the experimental atherosclerosis: Role of transplanted endothelial progenitor cells and platelet microparticles
Nicoleta Alexandru, Eugen Andrei, Emanuel Dragan and Adriana Georgescu

May 2015
Inhibition of the GTPase dynamin or actin depolymerisation initiates outward plasma membrane tubulation/vesiculation (cytoneme formation) in neutrophils
Svetlana I. Galkina, Natalia V. Fedorova, Marina V. Serebryakova, Evgenii A. Arifulin, Vladimir I. Stadnichuk, Tatjana V. Gaponova, Ludmila A. Baratova and Galina F. Sudkina

April 2015
NKCC2 activity is inhibited by the Bartter's syndrome type 5 gain-of-function CaR-A843E mutant in renal cells
Monica Carmosino, Andrea Gerbino, Geoffrey N. Hendy, Silvia Torretta, Federica Rizzo, Lucantonio Debellis, Giuseppe Procino and Maria Svelto

March 2015
The amoeboidal Dictyostelium aquaporin AqpB is gated via Tyr216 and aqpB gene deletion affects random cell motility
Julia von Bülow, André Golldack, Tineke Albers and Eric Beitz

February 2015
Molecular cloning and functional characterisation of chicken Atonal homologue 1: A comparison with human Atoh1
Joanna F. Mulvaney, Yutaka Amemiya, Stephen D. Freeman, Raj K. Ladher and Alain Dabdoub

January 2015
TRIM family proteins: emerging class of RING E3 ligases as regulator of NF-κB pathway [Review]
Dhanendra Tomar and Rajesh Singh

December 2014
Cell death, cavitation and spontaneous multi-differentiation of dental pulp stem cells-derived spheroids in vitro: A journey to survival and organogenesis
Li Xiao, Yasuo Kumazawa and Hisashi Okamura

November 2014
Preliminary characterisation of nanotubes connecting T-cells and their use by HIV-1
Simon Lachambre, Christophe Chopard and Bruno Beaumelle

October 2014
Human RAD23 homolog A is required for the nuclear translocation of apoptosis-inducing factor during induction of cell death
Janaki N. Sudhakar and Kuan-Chih Chow

September 2014
Secretory Leukocyte Protease Inhibitor (SLPI) expression downregulates E-cadherin, induces β-catenin re-localisation and triggers apoptosis-related events in breast cancer cells
Marina Rosso, Lara Lapyckyj, Nicolás Amiano, María José Besso, Mercedes Sánchez, Eduardo Chuluyan and Mónica Hebe Vazquez-Levin

August 2014
Cep126 is required for pericentriolar satellite localisation to the centrosome and for primary cilium formation
Raffaella Bonavita, Dawid Walas, Anna K. Brown, Alberto Luini, David J. Stephens and Antonino Colanzi

July 2014
Revelation of fibroblast protein commonalities and differences and their possible roles in wound healing and tumourigenesis using co-culture models of cells
Karla Jarkovska, Barbora Dvorankova, Petr Halada, Ondrej Kodet, Pavol Szabo, Suresh Jivan Gadher, Jan Motlik, Hana Kovarova and Karel Smetana Jr.

June 2014
Dynamin 2 regulates actin-mediated spindle migration in mouse oocytes
Qiao-Chu Wang, Jun Liu, Zhen-Bo Wang, Yu Zhang, Xing Duan, Xiang-Shun Cui, Nam-Hyung Kim and Shao-Chen Sun

May 2014
Recruitment of HP1β to UVA-induced DNA lesions is independent of radiation-induced changes in A-type lamins
Petra Sehnalová, Soňa Legartová, Dušan Cmarko, Stanislav Kozubek and Eva Bártová

April 2014
H2B ubiquitylation modulates spliceosome assembly and function in budding yeast
Lucas Hérissant, Erica A. Moehle, Diego Bertaccini, Alain Van Dorsselaer, Christine Schaeffer-Reiss, Christine Guthrie and Catherine Dargemont

March 2014
A novel mitochondrial nuclease-associated protein: A major executor of the programmed nuclear death in Tetrahymena thermophila
Eriko Osada, Takahiko Akematsu, Tomoya Asano and Hiroshi Endoh

February 2014
Culturing muscle fibres in hanging drop: A novel approach to solve an old problem
Karolina Archacka, Michela Pozzobon, Andrea Repele, Carlo Alberto Rossi, Michelangelo Campanella and Paolo De Coppi

January 2014
Regulation of PKD1-mediated Golgi to cell surface trafficking by Gαq subunits
A. Soledad Coria, M. Luján Masseroni and Alberto M. Díaz Añel

December 2013
Cadmium disorganises the scaffolding of gap and tight junction proteins in the hepatic cell line WIF B9
Sylviane Boucherie, Catherine Decaens, Jean-Marc Verbavatz, Brigitte Grosse, Marie Erard, Fabienne Merola, Doris Cassio and Laurent Combettes

November 2013
Dynamics of Polycomb chromatin domains under conditions of increased molecular crowding
Jana Šmigová, Pavel Juda, Eva Bártová and Ivan Raška

October 2013
The mitogen-inducible gene-6 is involved in regulation of cellular senescence in normal diploid fibroblasts
Bushan Xie, Lin Zhao, Hao Chen, Bo Jin, Zebin Mao and Zhi Yao

September 2013
MED1101: A new dialdehydic compound regulating P2×7 receptor cell surface expression in U937 cells
Stefania Muzzachi, Antonella Blasi, Elena Ciani, Maria Favia, Rosa A. Cardone, Domenico Marzulli, Stephan J. Reshkin, Giulia Merizzi, Valeria Casavola, Antonio Soleti and Lorenzo Guerra

August 2013
Nuclear MMP-9 role in the regulation of rat skeletal myoblasts proliferation
Malgorzata Zimowska, Marta Swierczynska and Maria A. Ciemerych

July 2013
First identification of Ewing's sarcoma-derived extracellular vesicles and exploration of their biological and potential diagnostic implications
Isabella V. Miller, Graca Raposo, Ulrich Welsch, Olivia Prazeres da Costa, Uwe Thiel, Maria Lebar, Martina Maurer, Hans-Ulrich Bender, Irene von Luettichau, Günther H. S. Richter, Stefan Burdach and Thomas G. P. Grunewald

June 2013
Inflammatory environment induces gingival tissue-specific mesenchymal stem cells to differentiate towards a pro-fibrotic phenotype
Nan Li, Na Liu, Jun Zhou, Liang Tang, Bofu Ding, Yinzhong Duan and Yan Jin

May 2013
PNPLA3/adiponutrin functions in lipid droplet formation
Zeina Chamoun, Fabrizio Vacca, Robert G. Parton and Jean Gruenberg

April 2013
Interleukin-1β enhances cell migration through AP-1 and NF-κB pathway-dependent FGF2 expression in human corneal endothelial cells
Jeong Goo Lee and Martin Heur

March 2013
The Kin1 kinase and the calcineurin phosphatase cooperate to link actin ring assembly and septum synthesis in fission yeast
Angela Cadou, Anne Couturier, Cathy Le Goff, Linfeng Xie, James R. Paulson and Xavier Le Goff

February 2013
The tumour suppressor DiRas3 interacts with C-RAF and downregulates MEK activity to restrict cell migration
Mirko Klingauf, Matthias Beck, Ulrich Berge, Yagmur Turgay, Stephan Heinzer, Peter Horvath and Ruth Kroschewski

January 2013
Extracellular matrix rigidity controls podosome induction in microvascular endothelial cells
Amélie Juin, Emmanuelle Planus, Fabien Guillemot, Petra Horakova, Corinne Albiges-Rizo, Elisabeth Génot, Jean Rosenbaum, Violaine Moreau and Frédéric Saltel

December 2012
Upregulation of IL-6, IL-8 and CXCL-1 production in dermal fibroblasts by normal/malignant epithelial cells in vitro: Immunohistochemical and transcriptomic analyses
Michal Kolář et al.

November 2012
MicroRNA signature in various cell types of mouse spermatogenesis: Evidence for stage-specifically expressed miRNA-221, -203 and -34b-5p mediated spermatogenesis regulation
Lukasz Smorag, Ying Zheng, Jessica Nolte1, Ulrich Zechner, Wolfgang Engel, Dasaradha Venkata Krishna Pantakani

October 2012
Enhanced Wnt/β-catenin signalling during tooth morphogenesis impedes cell differentiation and leads to alterations in the structure and mineralisation of the adult tooth
Maitane Aurrekoetxea, Jon Lopez, Patricia García, Gaskon Ibarretxe, Fernando Unda

September 2012
Retinoic acid-dependent control of MAP kinase phosphatase-3 is necessary for early kidney development in Xenopus
Ronan Le Bouffant, Jian-Hong Wang, Mélinée Futel, Isabelle Buisson, Muriel Umbhauer and Jean-François Riou

August 2012
ROCK1 and ROCK2 regulate epithelial polarisation and geometric cell shape
Ruba Kalaji, Ann P. Wheeler, Jennifer C. Erasmus, Sang Y. Lee, Robert G. Endres, Louise P. Cramer, Vania M.M. Braga

July 2012
R-SNARE ykt6 resides in membrane-associated protease-resistant protein particles and modulates cell cycle progression when over-expressed
Nandhakumar Thayanidhi, Yingjian Liang, Haruki Hasegawa, Deborah C. Nycz, Viola Oorschot, Judith Klumperman, Jesse C. Hay

June 2012
Cell death, non-invasively assessed by intrinsic fluorescence intensity of NADH, is a predictive indicator of functional differentiation of embryonic stem cells
David G. Buschke, Jayne M. Squirrell, Jimmy J. Fong, Kevin W. Eliceiri, Brenda M. Ogle

May 2012
A role for microtubules in endothelial cell protrusion in three-dimensional matrices
Gabriel G. Martins, John Kolega

April 2012
Clathrin-mediated endocytosis regulates occludin, and not focal adhesion, distribution during epithelial wound healing
Sarah J. Fletcher, Natalie S. Poulter, Elizabeth J. Haining, Joshua Z. Rappoport

March 2012
Regulation of the nucleocytoplasmic trafficking of viral and cellular proteins by ubiquitin and small ubiquitin-related modifiers
Yao E. Wang, Olivier Pernet and Benhur Lee

February 2012
Rab30 is required for the morphological integrity of the Golgi apparatus
Eoin E. Kelly, Francesca Giordano, Conor P. Horgan, Florence Jollivet, Graça Raposo, Mary W. McCaffrey

January 2012
Intracellular trafficking of RNASET2, a novel component of P-bodies
Laura Vidalino, Laura Monti, Albrecht Haase, Albertomaria Moro, Francesco Acquati, Roberto Taramelli, Paolo Macchi

December 2011
The Golgi apparatus in the endomembrane-rich gastric parietal cells exist as functional stable mini-stacks dispersed throughout the cytoplasm
Priscilla A. Gunn, Briony L. Gliddon, Sarah L. Londrigan, Andrew M. Lew, Ian R. van Driel and Paul A. Gleeson

November 2011
The proteome of cytosolic lipid droplets isolated from differentiated Caco-2/TC7 enterocytes reveals cell-specific characteristics
Julien Bouchoux, Frauke Beilstein, Thomas Pauquai, I. Chiara Guerrera, Danielle Chateau, Nathalie Ly, Malik Alqub, Christophe Klein, Jean Chambaz, Monique Rousset, Jean-Marc Lacorte, Etienne Morel and Sylvie Demignot

October 2011
Intraflagellar transport proteins in ciliogenesis of photoreceptor cells
Tina Sedmak and Uwe Wolfrum

September 2011
The site of RanGTP generation can act as an organizational cue for mitotic microtubules
Julia Zonis and Andrew Wilde

August 2011
Acute changes in temperature or oxygen availability induce ROS fluctuations in Daphnia magna linked with fluctuations of reduced and oxidized glutathione, catalase activity and gene (haemoglobin) expression
Dörthe Becker, Benjamin F. Brinkmann, Bettina Zeis and Rüdiger J. Paul

July 2011
Syntaxin 17 cycles between the ER and ERGIC and is required to maintain the architecture of ERGIC and Golgi
Madhavi Muppirala, Vijay Gupta and Ghanshyam Swarup

June 2011
Agrin triggers the clustering of raft-associated acetylcholine receptors through actin cytoskeleton reorganization
Annie Cartaud, Françoise Stetzkowski-Marden, Agathe Maoui and Jean Cartaud

May 2011
Mouse 3T3 fibroblasts under the influence of fibroblasts isolated from stroma of human basal cell carcinoma acquire properties of multipotent stem cells
Pavol Szabó, Michal Kolář, Barbora Dvořánková, Lukáš Lacina, Jiří Štork, Čestmír Vlček, Hynek Strnad, Miroslav Tvrdek and Karel Smetana

April 2011
ARAP1 association with CIN85 affects epidermal growth factor receptor endocytic trafficking
Hye-Young Yoon, Stephen C. Kales, Ruibai Luo, Stanley Lipkowitz and Paul A. Randazzo

March 2011
Nuclear spectrin-like proteins are structural actin-binding proteins in plants
Clara Pérez-Munive and Susana Moreno Díaz de la Espina

February 2011
CDC25B associates with a centrin 2-containing complex and is involved in maintaining centrosome integrity
Rose Boutros, Corinne Lorenzo, Odile Mondesert, Alain Jauneau, Vanessa Oakes, Christine Dozier, Brian Gabrielli and Bernard Ducommun

January 2011
Expression of CtBP family protein isoforms in breast cancer and their role in chemoresistance
Charles N. Birts, Rachael Harding, Gehan Soosaipillai, Trisha Halder, Ali Azim-Araghi, Matthew Darley, Ramsey I. Cutress, Adrian C. Bateman and Jeremy P. Blaydes