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The Molecular Medicine Specialty Section includes basic, translational and clinical research articles focusing on the cellular and developmental basis of human diseases including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular, inflammatory, and neurological diseases. Molecular Medicine is committed to understanding the molecular cell biology of all disease stages (onset, progression, and reversal). In addition to understanding disease mechanisms, the application of this understanding in the form of new diagnostic and therapeutic tools is a goal of Molecular Medicine.
As the name Molecular Medicine implies, this section addresses the relationship between molecules and disease phenotype. This may involve processes at the 1) molecular level (receptor tyrosine kinases, G-proteins, etc.), 2) supramolecular complexes (signaling molecule assemblies, mitochondrial protein complexes, chromatin, etc.), 3) biochemical pathways, and 4) organelle level (endosome, plasma membrane, nucleus, mitochondria). Molecular Medicine is particularly interested in the application of new “Omics” approaches, as they can accelerate the analysis of multiple pathways affected by disease. Molecular medicine is interested in understanding the molecular mechanism of disease as well as downstream changes in cell function and biological outputs. This may include, for example, aberrant cell adhesion, cell polarity, molecular and organelle trafficking, oxidant release and DNA damage.
Molecular Medicine will facilitate the rapid publication of studies contributing to the understanding of the molecular basis of medicine, and to its clinical application to all diseases.
The section welcomes the following article types: Original Research, Review, Mini-Review, Methods, Perspective, Opinion, Book Review, Editorial, General Commentary, Case Report, Data Report, Hypothesis and Theory, Protocols, Technology Report
Indexed in: PubMed, PubMed Central, Google Scholar, DOAJ, CrossRef, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
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Molecular Medicine welcomes submissions of the following article types: Book Review, Case Report, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis & Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Protocols, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge and Technology Report.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Molecular Medicine, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Molecular Medicine will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Cell and Developmental Biology.