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    JCB is proud to serve as a home for exceptional advances in methods and resources that serve the full breadth of cell biology research. With our Tools format, authors convey t...
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    We are pleased to offer a collection of outstanding articles published in the last year in the Journal of Cell Biology. While no collection can capture the full breadth of the...

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    This collection covers the cell biology of neurons, glia, and neuronal development and function. The articles presented in this collection advance our understanding of axon br...
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    This collection features recent papers on chromatin organization and epigenetics. Readers will find transformative studies that link signaling events and cell state with the p...
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    This collection examines diverse mechanical descriptions and interactions integral to cell biology. Spanning spatial scales from protein complexes to multicellular collectives...
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    A collection of recent articles on stem cells, morphogenesis, and development. These articles encompass the many intersections of cell biology with biochemical and physical pr...
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    A collection of recent articles focused on immunity and immune cells. These articles address fundamental questions of cell biology underlying inflammatory signaling, and diver...
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    A collection with new insight into the regulation of cancer stem cell metabolism, tumor formation, cell invasion, and metastasis, as well as work elucidating the link between ...
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    A collection of outstanding research published over the last year in JCB. Although this collection cannot provide a comprehensive overview of the many exciting advances that h...
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    This collection explores the cell biological mechanisms of stem cell polarity and neural induction, vesicular and autophagosomal motility and fusion, mitochondrial anchoring, ...
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    This collection captures exciting advances in our understanding of the molecular and cellular control of stemness and differentiation, reprogramming, and development. These st...
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    A collection delving into the cell biology of immunity, including novel analyses of T cell development, NK cell and dendritic cell function, immune synapse dynamics, inflammat...
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    A selection examining molecular, cellular, clinical, and translational aspects of neurodegeneration. The collection features studies of genetic variants and plasma biomarkers ...
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    A collection encompassing novel studies of cancer cell responses to DNA replication and transcriptional stress upon transformation, as well as advances in our understanding of...
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    Every year, JCB features the papers that most captured our readers' interest in The Year in Cell Biology collection. This month, our staff editors share some of their other fa...
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    A collection exploring how novel structural information deepens our understanding of nuclear membrane organization after fertilization, cytoskeletal organization, autophagy ma...
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    This collection explores the cell biology of cortical development, neural stem cells, neuroinflammation, neuronal metabolism and trafficking, and neurodegeneration in the nerv...
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    A collection of the diverse research of the JCB community, from how cancer cells “reprogram” natural killer cells to facilitate metastasis to work that reveals a r...
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    A collection to highlight the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020 that was awarded jointly to Charles M. Rice of The Rockefeller University, Michael Houghton of the Uni...
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    This collection includes some of our most highly read papers and articles selected to reflect the breadth of stem cell research published in our journals, Journal of Cell Biol...
  • Rediscover some of JCB’s most-read recent reviews about mitochondria biology. Learn about mitochondria as hubs for intracellular signaling, and revisit articles discussing tra...
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    JCB is proud to publish exciting studies in immunology, microbiology, and virology. We are pleased to present this special collection of recent original research papers and re...
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    JCB publishes new cellular and molecular advances in any area of basic cell biology as well as studies that describe applied cell biology to translational fields like cancer b...
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    A collection to coincide with the 2020 Keystone Symposia conference on "Intra- and Intercellular Mechanisms of Aging." Interested in discussing your latest research ...
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    In the twelfth collection celebrating our 65th anniversary, we rediscover studies that shaped our understanding of the molecular principles of autophagy and its role in diseas...
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    In the eleventh collection celebrating our 65th anniversary, we revisit field-defining work informing cell biologists about organelle biogenesis and function, membrane traffic...
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    In the tenth collection celebrating our 65th anniversary, we explore studies defining membrane biogenesis, fission and fusion, lipid homeostasis and metabolism, signal transdu...
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    In the ninth collection celebrating our 65th anniversary, we explore studies ranging from RNA transcription, splicing, translation, and decay, as well as studies of stress gra...
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    In the eighth collection celebrating our 65th anniversary, we revisit studies of how features of chromosome structure are linked to nuclear function through the study of DNA r...
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    In the seventh collection celebrating our 65th anniversary, we revisit early studies of chromatin conformation and chromosome organization as well as the first studies detaili...
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    In the sixth collection celebrating our 65th anniversary, we revisit historical papers describing the metabolic functions of mitochondria such as initial studies demonstrating...
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    In the fifth collection celebrating our 65th anniversary, we revisit fundamental studies identifying different forms of cell death, including NETosis and anoikis. The collecti...
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    In the fourth collection celebrating our 65th anniversary, we retrace fundamental discoveries that shaped our understanding of cell–cell and cell–matrix interactio...
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    In the third collection celebrating our 65th anniversary, we explore studies laying the foundation of our understanding of cell polarity, such as the identification of Cdc42. ...
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    In the second collection celebrating our 65th anniversary, we highlight early studies of the network of tubules and proteins conferring shape and motility to the cell and its ...
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    In the first collection celebrating our 65th anniversary, we revisit classic methods that shaped cell biological research, including a fundamentally important technique for el...
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    A collection highlighting reviews discussing fundamental cell biological discoveries and how these latest advances can be harnessed therapeutically for translational developme...
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    A collection of exciting research published over the past year in the Journal of Cell Biology (JCB). Our goal with this collection is to feature papers from across the breadth...
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    Fundamental and translational studies examining the interactions between tumor cells and their microenvironment, including the immune system, and dissecting the metabolic, epi...
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    This collection explores the mechanisms of regeneration, neural stem cell biology, neuroinflammation, neurodegeneration, and mechanotransduction in the nervous system. We addi...
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    Throughout embryonic development and adult life, multicellular organisms depend upon the functioning and tight regulation of self-renewing stem cells that harbor different deg...
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    A collection providing a broad selection of cutting edge cell biology and the articles that most captured the attention and interest of JCB readers. We hope you enjoy this col...
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    A collection on mechanistic, structural, and cross-disciplinary studies of how the apparatus controlling division ensures accurate chromosome segregation as well as its interp...
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    A collection on RNA homeostasis and regulation, and their roles in various cell biological processes, throughout development, and disease. JCB Editorial Board member Alberto K...
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    A collection of reviews on stem cells, the topic of the 2018 ASCB Doorstep Meeting. Learn about the changes in DNA methylation, chromatin accessibility, and topological archit...
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    Throughout embryonic development and adult life, stem cells are crucial to the function of tissues and organs, and they are also implicated in tumor development and disease pa...
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    Thanks to recent developments in advanced microscopy and sequencing technologies, research at the interface of chromatin biology and epigenetics, nuclear organization, and chr...
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    A collection of reviews on nuclear biology, the topic of the 2018 4DN-ASCB Satellite Meeting. Read about the effect of metabolites on chromatin modifications and how they infl...
  • Thanks to recent developments in advanced microscopy and sequencing technologies, research at the interface of chromatin biology and epigenetics, nuclear organization, and chr...
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    Cellular neurobiology aims to elucidate the development, structure, and function of the numerous individual cell types which comprise the neural circuits controlling an animal...
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    A collection to coincide with the 2019 Keystone Symposia on “Neural Environment in Disease: Glial Responses and Neuroinflammation” and “Neurodegenerative Dis...
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    In addition to serving as the cellular entry point for nutrients, as well as the final degradative compartment in the cell, endosomes and lysosomes regulate signaling and meta...
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    A collection investigating organelle dynamics and function, membrane trafficking, organelle contacts and communication, protein sorting, and lipid homeostasis and trafficking ...
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    The adhesion machinery and interactions with the cellular microenvironment play essential roles in regulating cell function—including proliferation, migration, different...
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    Mechanical cues are increasingly appreciated to play essential roles regulating cellular processes, shaping organismal development and homeostasis, and contributing to disease...
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    Microbial pathogens have evolved diverse strategies to ensure their survival and replication, while host cells have complex mechanisms to detect infection and neutralize invad...
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    This collection delves into the cell biology of inflammation, immune cell migration, and lymphocyte activation, as well as the crosstalk between cellular metabolism and inflam...
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    The maintenance of genome stability throughout cell division is essential for cell survival, tissue homeostasis, and normal development. Disruptions in genome stability and nu...
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    The cellular microtubule and actin cytoskeletons and their associated molecular motors coordinate the spatio-temporal regulation and dynamics of cellular organelles and macrom...
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    Centrosomes are major microtubule organizing centers, and cilia are microtubule-based organelles functioning in cell motility and sensory signaling. Recently, important progre...
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    Mitosis and meiosis require the timely coordination of signaling cascades, membrane remodeling complexes, and cytoskeletal machineries to ensure the proper distribution and in...
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    Defining how cells malfunction in disease pathogenesis and pathology is foundational for clinical studies. To develop new therapeutic strategies against tumors, fundamental qu...
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    A collection on the fundamental molecular and cellular events shaping tumors, novel potential therapeutic avenues, including core mechanistic findings and translational studie...
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    A collection of cutting-edge research published over the past year in the Journal of Cell Biology. We selected articles based on reader requests for PDF and full-text HTML ver...
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    Mitochondria drive the cell's metabolic landscape and integrate signaling inputs and processes such as innate immunity and cell death. Selective autophagy has emerged as ...
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    Autophagy is an essential homeostatic process at the interface of membrane trafficking, quality control, the immune response, and metabolism. Fundamental analyses of the autop...
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