Cell Death & Differentiation is a journal devoted to the cell biology, molecular biology and biochemistry of cell death and differentiation, both in normal tissue regulation and in disease. To this end, Cell Death & Differentiation provides a unified forum for scientists as well as clinicians. It is committed to the rapid publication of high-quality original papers that relate to these subjects, together with topical, usually solicited, reviews, meeting reports, editorial correspondence and occasional commentaries on controversial and scientifically informative issues.

The journal's August issue has Special Content on "Non-Lethal Caspase Functions and tangential subjects".... Read more

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Volume 24, No 8
August 2017

ISSN: 1350-9047
EISSN: 1476-5403

2016 Impact Factor 8.339*
24/286 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
25/189 Cell Biology

Eric Baehrecke
G Melino

*2016 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)


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Dr. Hong Zhang is an Investigator in the Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and had his postdoc training in... Read more



Showcasing China: New web focus

Access the latest web focus which highlights some of the latest research from China covered by the three journals in the Cell Death portfolio. We are now witnessing the fastest development of biomedical research in China. This focus highlights the current progress in several important research areas, from mechanism-driven basic research to studies with translational potential.

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We are very proud that our Editors are some of the top and most cited scientists in the Cell Biology field. Read this article from Lab Times Online in full to learn more about their important contribution to the field and browse the table of the Top 25 Most Cited Authors.

17th International p53 Workshop

International scientists will join this workshop in Singapore from 8-12 July, 2017. Abstracts due 11 March, 2017. Please see the meeting website and flyer for more information.

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DeathBase is a database of proteins involved in cell death processes. Updated continuously by a team of expert curators whose areas of expertise cover all proteins involved in cell death in five model species, DeathBase provides a useful tool for anyone with an interest in apoptosis and cell death.



The Caspase Substrate database Homepage (CASBAH) provides a comprehensive list of caspase substrates as a searchable web resource containing information pertaining to all currently known caspase substrates.

The TP53 website

The p53 website

The p53 website is a reference for all scientists working on p53, including information on p53 structure and function, the description of all p53 monoclonal antibodies and the phylogenetic analysis of p53. The p53 web site also hosts the UMD p53 mutation database that can download for clinical or epidemiological analysis.

Bcl-2 family database

Bcl-2 family database

Bcl-2 family database holds a collection of sequence, structural and functional information about one of the most studied protein families in cell biology, enabling researchers to readily retrieve Bcl-2 family sequences and related data.

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RNAi Gateway

RNAi Gateway

The RNAi Gateway brings together research on every aspect of RNAi from journals throughout Springer Nature.

Nature Reports Stem Cells

Nature Reports Stem Cells

Nature Reports Stem Cells brings the science and news behind stem cell research to your desktop.

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