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Aims and Scope

Cell Communication and Signaling (CCS) is an open access journal that encompasses all basic and translational aspects of cellular communications and signaling pathways in normal and pathological conditions.

Beginning in January of 2019, CCS is pleased to announce their affiliation with the International Cell Death Society

The journal encourages submissions in all aspects of cell death, that include apoptotic and non-apoptotic mechanisms of cell death, cell death in model systems, autophagy, clearance of dying cells, as well as the immunological and pathological consequences of dying cells in the tissue microenvironment. 

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Thematic Series
Biology of phosphatidylserine: basic physiology and implications in immunology, infectious disease, and cancer
Edited by Raymond Birge and David Calianese

Thematic Series
25th Anniversary of the ICDS Cell Death collection
Edited by Raymond Birge

Collaboration Series
Pluripotent Stem Cells: Research Review

Review Series
Tumor Cell-Microenvironment Communication
Edited by Silja Wessler

Review series
Short linear motifs - the unexplored frontier of the eukaryotic proteome
Edited by Norman Davey

Review series
Bacterial pathogen - host cell interactions
Edited by Silja Wessler

Review series
Systems Biology and Medicine
Edited by Stephan Feller and Fred Schaper

Thematic series
Interaction of Helicobacter pylori with its host cell
Edited by Silja Wessler

Thematic series
Cancer cell motility and microenvironment

Upcoming Meetings

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The 11th Annual Österreichische Gesellschaft für Molekulare Biowissenschaften und Biotechnologie (ÖGMBT) Meeting "Inside the World of Biomolecules" is taking place on 16th-18th September at the Wyndham Grand Salzburg Conference Centre in Salzburg.

The ÖGMBT Annual Meeting welcomes scientists from all research areas and all career levels and is an opportunity to connect with the brightest minds in life sciences.

Call for papers

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Biology of phosphatidylserine (PS): basic physiology and implications in immunology, infectious disease, and cancer

This collection aims to address the biological functions of PS as well as its pathological role in various diseases. This issue will highlight recently published research as well as reviews that cover all facets of PS research.

Video Bytes are here

At Cell Communication and Signaling, we are passionate about the dissemination of research.

We are pleased to announce that as of the 12th August 2019, all authors whose papers are accepted will receive a Video Byte.

Created by our partners, Research Square, a Video Byte is a 1-2 minute video summary of a paper that will be incorporated into the abstract of the paper and published on the journal website. Authors will also receive a shareable version of their Video Byte.

Featured Collection

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25th Anniversary of the International Cell Death Society Collection

Curated by Editor-in-Chief Raymond Birge, we're celebrating the 25th anniversary of the ICDS with a collection highlighting the most important Cell Death papers published in Cell Communication and Signaling in the last decade.

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New Content ItemPlasmodium infection inhibits the expansion and activation of MDSCs and Tregs in the tumor microenvironment in a murine Lewis lung cancer model

In this recent paper, Adah et al. sought to reveal the pathways by which the malaria causing parasite Plasmodium promotes lung cancer immunity in a murine model. They found that infection significantly reduced myeloid-derived suppressor cells and regulatory T cells owing to the downregulation of recruiting molecules and the blocking of cellular activation pathways. Notably, the infected cells contained high levels of perforin and granzyme B while inhibiting PD-1 expression.

Editor's profile

New Content Item (1)Raymond Birge, Editor-in-Chief

Raymond Birge, PhD., is a Professor at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and member of the New Jersey Medical School Cancer Center. Dr. Birge joined UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School in 2000 and currently holds a position of Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Dr. Birge also has joint appointments at the New Jersey Medical School Cancer Center (Newark) and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey (New Brunswick).  

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