Cell adhesion & migration (Cell Adhes Migrat )

Publisher: Landes Bioscience

Description

In January of 2007 we plan to launch Cell Adhesion & Migration, the first international peer-reviewed journal to focus exclusively on cell-cell and cell-extracellular matrix interactions and their biological consequence on adhesion and migration. Original papers will cover topics important in the field, including assembly of cell adhesion complexes, biological functions and molecular interactions of ECM molecules, cytoskeleton plasticity and related signalling cascades, cell fusion, immune synapse formation or axon growth and guidance both in physiological condition such as organogenesis and development (special attention will be paid to papers related to stem cells migration or cell intercalation) or pathological conditions such as cancer cell migration or degenerative diseases.

  • Impact factor
    2.34
  • 5-year impact
    2.30
  • Cited half-life
    3.00
  • Immediacy index
    0.54
  • Eigenfactor
    0.01
  • Article influence
    0.89
  • Website
    Cell Adhesion & Migration website
  • Other titles
    Cell adhesion & migration
  • ISSN
    1933-6926
  • OCLC
    71757501
  • Material type
    Document, Periodical, Internet resource
  • Document type
    Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

Landes Bioscience

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  • Post-print
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Most cells in the body secrete, or are in intimate contact with extracellular matrix (ECM), which provides structure to tissues and regulates various cellular phenotypes. Cells are well known to respond to biochemical signals from the ECM, but recent evidence has highlighted the mechanical properties of the matrix, including matrix elasticity and nanotopography, as fundamental instructive cues regulating signal transduction pathways and gene transcription. Recent observations also highlight the importance of matrix nanotopography as a regulator of cellular functions, but lack of facile experimental platforms has resulted in a continued negligence of this important microenvironmental cue in tissue culture experimentation. In this review, we present our opinion on the importance of nanotopography as a biological cue, contexts in which it plays a primary role influencing cell behavior, and detail advanced techniques to incorporate nanotopography into the design of experiments, or in cell culture environments. In addition, we highlight signal transduction pathways that are involved in conveying the extracellular matrix nanotopography information within the cells to influence cell behavior.
    Cell adhesion & migration 07/2014; 8(4).
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    ABSTRACT: Most cells in the body secrete, or are in intimate contact with extracellular matrix (ECM), which provides structure to tissues and regulates various cellular phenotypes. Cells are well known to respond to biochemical signals from the ECM, but recent evidence has highlighted the mechanical properties of the matrix, including matrix elasticity and nanotopography, as fundamental instructive cues regulating signal transduction pathways and gene transcription. Recent observations also highlight the importance of matrix nanotopography as a regulator of cellular functions, but lack of facile experimental platforms has resulted in a continued negligence of this important microenvironmental cue in tissue culture experimentation. In this review, we present our opinion on the importance of nanotopography as a biological cue, contexts in which it plays a primary role influencing cell behavior, and detail advanced techniques to incorporate nanotopography into the design of experiments, or in cell culture environments. In addition, we highlight signal transduction pathways that are involved in conveying the extracellular matrix nanotopography information within the cells to influence cell behavior.
    Cell adhesion & migration 07/2014; 8(4).
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    ABSTRACT: Fibrillin-1 is a microfibrillar extracellular matrix protein that was described to be a ligand for α8 integrin. α8 integrin is a matrix receptor specifically expressed in mesangial and smooth muscle cells of the kidney. In previous studies we detected glomerular expression of fibrillin-1. Moreover, fibrillin-1 promoted adhesion, migration, and proliferation of mesangial cells. We hypothesized that fibrillin-1 and α8 integrin might interact in the glomerulus, and thus, regulate mesangial cell properties. Our studies showed that fibrillin-1 and α8 integrin colocalize in the glomerular mesangium. Induction of experimental glomerulonephritis led to an increase of both fibrillin-1 and α8 integrin expression. In vitro studies revealed that mesangial cells deficient for α8 integrin adhere weaker to fibrillin-1 and migrate more easily on fibrillin-1 than wild-type mesangial cells. Baseline proliferation on fibrillin-1 is higher in α8 integrin-deficient mesangial cells, but the induction of proliferation is not different in α8 integrin-deficient and wild-type mesangial cells. We conclude that fibrillin-1 and α8 integrin interact, and thus, regulate mesangial cell adhesion and migration. The concomitant induction of both fibrillin-1 and α8 integrin in a self-limited model of glomerular injury point to a protective role of the interaction of fibrillin-1 with α8 integrin in the glomerulus resulting in reduced damage of the glomerular tuft as a consequence of firm adhesion of mesangial cells.
    Cell adhesion & migration 05/2014; 8(4).
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    ABSTRACT: The vasculature delivers vital support for all other tissues by supplying oxygen and nutrients for growth and by transporting the immune cells that protect and cure them. Therefore, the microvasculature developed a special barrier that is permissive for gasses like oxygen and carbon dioxide, while fluids are kept inside and pathogens are kept out. While maintaining this tight barrier, the vascular wall also allows immune cells to exit at sites of inflammation or damage, a process that is called transmigration. The endothelial cell layer that forms the inner lining of the vasculature is crucial for the vascular barrier function as well as the regulation of transmigration. Therefore, adhesions between vascular endothelial cells are both tight and dynamic and the mechanisms by which they are established, and the mechanisms by which they are controlled have been extensively studied over the past decades. Because of our fundamental strive to understand biology, but also because defects in vascular barrier control cause a variety of clinical problems and treatment strategies may evolve from our detailed understanding of its mechanisms. This special focus issue features a collection of articles that review key components of the development and control of the endothelial cell-cell junction that is central to endothelial barrier function.
    Cell adhesion & migration 05/2014; 8(2).
  • Cell adhesion & migration 04/2014; 8(3).
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    ABSTRACT: Basement membranes are thin sheets of self-assembled extracellular matrices that are essential for embryonic development and for the homeostasis of adult tissues. They play a role in structuring, protecting, polarizing, and compartmentalizing cells, as well as in supplying them with growth factors. All basement membranes are built from laminin and collagen IV networks stabilized by nidogen/perlecan bridges. The precise composition of basement membranes, however, varies between different tissues. Even though basement membranes represent physical barriers that delimit different tissues, they are breached in many physiological or pathological processes, including development, the immune response, and tumor invasion. Here, we provide a brief overview of the molecular composition of basement membranes and the process of their assembly. We will then illustrate the heterogeneity of basement membranes using two examples, the epithelial basement membrane in the gut and the vascular basement membrane. Finally, we examine the different strategies cells use to breach the basement membrane.
    Cell adhesion & migration 04/2014; 8(3).
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    ABSTRACT: Cell migration is a highly regulated multistep process that requires the coordinated regulation of cell adhesion, protrusion, and contraction. These processes require numerous protein-protein interactions and the activation of specific signaling pathways. The Rho family of GTPases plays a key role in virtually every aspect of the cell migration cycle. The activation of Rho GTPases is mediated by a large and diverse family of proteins; the guanine nucleotide exchange factors (RhoGEFs). GEFs work immediately upstream of Rho proteins to provide a direct link between Rho activation and cell-surface receptors for various cytokines, growth factors, adhesion molecules, and G protein-coupled receptors. The regulated targeting and activation of RhoGEFs is essential to coordinate the migratory process. In this review, we summarize the recent advances in our understanding of the role of RhoGEFs in the regulation of cell migration.
    Cell adhesion & migration 04/2014; 8(4).
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    ABSTRACT: The small GTPase Rab5 has been extensively studied in the context of endocytic trafficking because it is critical in the regulation of early endosome dynamics. In addition to this canonical role, evidence obtained in recent years implicates Rab5 in the regulation of cell migration. This novel role of Rab5 is based not only on an indirect relationship between cell migration and endosomal trafficking as separate processes, but also on the direct regulation of signaling proteins implicated in cell migration. However, the precise mechanisms underlying this connection have remained elusive. Recent studies have shown that the activation of Rab5 is a critical event for maintaining the dynamics of focal adhesions, which is fundamental in regulating not only cell migration but also tumor cell invasion.
    Cell adhesion & migration 04/2014; 8(2).
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    ABSTRACT: Invadosomes have two main functions represented by their actin-rich and adhesive components and their polarized secretory pathways controlling the delivery of metalloproteases necessary to degrade extracellular matrix (ECM). Invadosomes include invadopodia and podosomes, which have subtle differences in molecular composition, dynamics, and structure. These differences could reflect different stages of invadosome maturation. This review will outline current knowledge on the coupling between the acto-adhesive machinery and the ECM degradation activity in invadosome diversity. Multiple works support that these two functions are not automatically linked but seem to be finely regulated to allow different functions of invadosomes. We will explore the paradigmatic aspect of invadosomes, which are able to interact with ECM to degrade it so as to better control their own dynamics. Understanding the fine-tuning between these two functions could serve to understand the link between the different types of invadosomes from invadopodia to podosomes.
    Cell adhesion & migration 04/2014; 8(3).
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    ABSTRACT: It is well recognized that a number of proteins present within adhesion complexes perform discrete signaling functions outside these adhesion complexes, including transcriptional control. In this respect, β-catenin is a well-known example of an adhesion protein present both in cadherin complexes and in the nucleus where it regulates the TCF transcription factor. Here we discuss nuclear functions of adhesion complex proteins with a special focus on the CCM-1/KRIT-1 protein, which may turn out to be yet another adhesion complex protein with a second life.
    Cell adhesion & migration 03/2014; 8(2).
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    ABSTRACT: The homeostatic function of endothelial cells (EC) is critical for a number of physiological processes including vascular integrity, immunity, and wound healing. Indeed, vascular abnormalities resulting from EC dysfunction contribute to the development and spread of malignancies. The alternative SDF-1/CXCL12 receptor CXCR7 is frequently and specifically highly expressed in tumor-associated vessels. In this study, we investigate whether CXCR7 contributes to vascular dysfunction by specifically examining the effect of CXCR7 expression on EC barrier function and motility. We demonstrate that CXCR7 expression in EC results in redistribution of CD31/PECAM-1 and loss of contact inhibition. Moreover, CXCR7+ EC are deficient in barrier formation. We show that CXCR7-mediated motility has no influence on angiogenesis but contributes to another motile process, the invasion of CXCR7+ EC into ligand-rich niches. These results identify CXCR7 as a novel manipulator of EC barrier function via alteration of PECAM-1 homophilic junctions. As such, aberrant expression of CXCR7 in the vasculature has the potential to disrupt vascular homeostasis and could contribute to vascular dysfunction in cancer systems.
    Cell adhesion & migration 03/2014; 8(2).
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    ABSTRACT: Over 20 years ago, protrusive, F-actin-based membrane structures, termed invadopodia, were identified in highly metastatic cancer cell lines. Invadopodia penetrate artificial or explanted extracellular matrices in 2D culture conditions and have been hypothesized to facilitate the migration of cancer cells through basement membrane, a thin, dense, barrier-like matrix surrounding most tissues. Despite intensive study, the identification of invadopodia in vivo has remained elusive and until now their possible roles during invasion or even existence have remained unclear. Studies in remarkably different cellular contexts-mouse tumor models, zebrafish intestinal epithelia, and C. elegans organogenesis-have recently identified invadopodia structures associated with basement membrane invasion. These studies are providing the first in vivo insight into the regulation, function, and role of these fascinating subcellular devices with critical importance to both development and human disease.
    Cell adhesion & migration 03/2014; 8(3).
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    ABSTRACT: Systemic metastasis is the dissemination of cancer cells from the primary tumor to distant organs and is the primary cause of death in cancer patients. How do cancer cells leave the primary tumor mass? The ability of the tumor cells to form different types of actin-rich protrusions including invasive protrusions (invadopodia) and locomotory protrusions (lamellipodia [2D] or pseudopodia [3D]), facilitate the invasion and dissemination of the tumor cells. Rho-family of p21 small GTPases plays a direct role in regulating the actin dynamics in these intracellular compartments. Recent studies have shown that the signaling molecules including RhoC/p190RhoGEF/p190RhoGAP acts as a "molecular compass" in order to direct the spatial and temporal dynamics of the formation of these invasive and locomotory protrusions leading to efficient invasion.
    Cell adhesion & migration 03/2014; 8(2).
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    ABSTRACT: The tumor microenvironment consists of stromal cells, extracellular matrix (ECM), and signaling molecules that communicate with cancer cells. As tumors grow and develop, the tumor microenvironment changes. In addition, the tumor microenvironment is not only influenced by signals from tumor cells, but also stromal components contribute to tumor progression and metastasis by affecting cancer cell function. One of the mechanisms that cancer cells use to invade and metastasize is mediated by actin-rich, proteolytic structures called invadopodia. Here, we discuss how signals from the tumor environment, including growth factors, hypoxia, pH, metabolism, and stromal cell interactions, affect the formation and function of invadopodia to regulate cancer cell invasion and metastasis. Understanding how the tumor microenvironment affects invadopodia biology could aid in the development of effective therapeutics to target cancer cell invasion and metastasis.
    Cell adhesion & migration 03/2014; 8(3).
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    ABSTRACT: The successful transformation of uterine spiral arteries by invasion trophoblasts is critical for the formation of the human hemochorial placenta. Placental trophoblast migration and invasion are well regulated by various autocrine/paracrine factors at maternal-fetal interface. Human placental multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (hPMSCs) are a subpopulation of villous mesenchymal cells and have been shown to produce a wide array of soluble cytokines and growth factors including HGF (hepatocyte growth factor). The function of hPMSCs in placental villous microenvironment has not been explored. The interaction between hPMSCs and trophoblasts was proposed in vitro in a recent article. HGF produced by hPMSCs was able to engage c-Met receptor on trophoblast and induced the trophoblast cAMP expression. The cAMP activated PKA, which in turn, signaled to Rap1 and led to integrin β1 activation. The total integrin β1 protein expression by trophoblasts was not affected by HGF stimulation. Hypoxia downregulated HGF expression by hPMSCs. HGF and PKA activator 6-Bnz-cAMP increased trophoblast adhesion and migration that were inhibited by PKA inhibitor H89 or Rap1 siRNA. Thus, hPMSCs-derived paracrine HGF can regulate trophoblast migration during placentation. These findings provided insight revealing at least one mechanism by which hPMSCs implicated in the development of preeclampsia.
    Cell adhesion & migration 03/2014; 8(2).
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    ABSTRACT: Podosomes are small, circular adhesions formed by cells such as osteoclasts, macrophages, dendritic cells, and endothelial cells. They comprise a protrusive actin core module and an adhesive ring module composed of integrins and cytoskeletal adaptor proteins such as vinculin and talin. Furthermore, podosomes are associated with an actin network and often organize into large clusters. Recent results from our laboratory and others have shed new light on podosome structure and dynamics, suggesting a revision of the classical "core-ring" model. Also, these studies demonstrate that the adhesive and protrusive module are functionally linked by the actin network likely facilitating mechanotransduction as well as providing feedback between these two modules. In this commentary, we briefly summarize these recent advances with respect to the knowledge on podosome structure and discuss force distribution mechanisms within podosomes and their emerging role in mechanotransduction.
    Cell adhesion & migration 02/2014; 8(3).
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    ABSTRACT: Endothelial adherens junctions are critical for physiological and pathological processes such as differentiation, maintenance of entire monolayer integrity, and the remodeling. The endothelial-specific VE-cadherin/catenin complex provides the backbone of adherens junctions and acts in close interaction with actin filaments and actin/myosin-mediated contractility to fulfill the junction demands. The functional connection between the cadherin/catenin complex and actin filaments might be either directly through α-catenins, or indirectly e.g., via linker proteins such as vinculin, p120ctn, α-actinin, or EPLIN. However, both junction integrity and dynamic remodeling have to be contemporarily coordinated. The actin-related protein complex ARP2/3 and its activating molecules, such as N-WASP and WAVE, have been shown to regulate the lammellipodia-mediated formation of cell junctions in both epithelium and endothelium. Recent reports now demonstrate a novel aspect of the ARP2/3 complex and the nucleating-promoting factors in the maintenance of endothelial barrier function and junction remodeling of established endothelial cell junctions. Those mechanisms open novel possibilities; not only in fulfilling physiological demands but obtained information may be of critical importance in pathologies such as wound healing, angiogenesis, inflammation, and cell diapedesis.
    Cell adhesion & migration 02/2014; 8(2).

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