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.
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.
Higher sensitivity of female cells to ethanol: Methylation of DNA lowers Cyp2e1, generating more ROS.
In a recent paper, Penaloza et al demonstrated that the higher sensitivity of female cells to ethanol, present even before sex differentiation, derives from sex-differential methylation of detoxifying enzymes. Females, with less methylation of CpG islands for Cyp2e1, produce more message for this gene, part of a subsidiary pathway producing more reactive oxygen species, while males produce more glutathione to reduce these oxidants. The combination renders the ethanol more toxic to female cells.