About this Research Topic
Membrane traffic plays a key role in many basic cellular processes, such as growth, division, motility, differentiation, and signal transduction, among others. The great advancements in microscopy techniques have enabled the direct observation of these intracellular process in live cells, providing invaluable information on the mechanisms regulating these dynamic events, at extremely high resolutions both in space and time.
This article collection will publish high-quality scholarly papers that use advanced microscopy and imaging techniques to elucidate molecular mechanisms that regulate membrane traffic in vivo. We are aiming to highlight recent advances in the field, whilst emphasizing important directions and new possibilities for future inquiries. We encourage submissions from early-career researchers and emerging independent investigators.
Areas of interest include the application of cutting edge microscopy techniques that apply to the study of membrane dynamics, including but not limited to:
• live imaging of the key players of trafficking, such as organelles, vesicles, tubules, etc
• changes of membrane shapes and composition in trafficking events such as endocytosis and exocytosis
• the study of protein trafficking and membrane transport in relation to the processes of cell polarity establishment
• spatiotemporal coordination of actin cytoskeleton, cell signaling, and cellular metabolism
• regulatory mechanisms of membrane trafficking and their role in infection and human disease
The collection welcomes full-length or mini review papers as well as perspective, opinion, methods and hypothesis and theory articles. More information can be found at this link. New articles will be added to this collection as they are published.
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.