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Cell Biology of Organelles in Unicellular Parasites

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Submission deadline: July 31, 2024

Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC)

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Dominique Soldati-Favre
University of Geneva

Isabelle Coppens
Johns Hopkins University

Ke Hu
Arizona State University


Unicellular eukaryotic parasites construct a variety of specialized organelles to achieve specific functions related to parasitism: swimming, gliding, attachment, penetration into host cells, envelopment into structures that shield from host assaults, nutrient scavenging, energy production, and cell division. Revealing the structure and function of these organelles has tremendous implications for understanding the evolution of parasitism as well as basic cellular processes. In this special issue of Molecular Biology of the Cell, focused on the exotic organelles in unicellular parasites, we aim to highlight research investigating molecular and cellular features of these fascinating organisms. Our goal is to draw attention to new vistas and inspire new research directions in the cell biology of eukaryotic organelles. 

Research Topics

Submissions are welcomed in a variety of areas including:

  • Host-parasite Interaction
  • Parasite motility and invasion
  • Host cell remodeling and adaptation
  • Nutrient uptake and catabolism
  • Metabolic pathways

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MBoC offers a superb venue for the publication of high-quality science in the fascinating field of Parasitology. The journal is welcoming multidisciplinary approaches that address the complexity of host-pathogen interplay.

– Dominique Soldati-Favre


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All submissions are through the online portal ASCB MBoC, and please choose the special issue during the submission process. Submissions will be reviewed as they are submitted. This special issue will be published as a digital collection, but papers will appear online as they are accepted. We look forward to seeing your manuscript!

If you have any queries about submissions, please contact: Eric Baker, Journals Manager, [email protected].