Yung Hou Wong, Head of the Section of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Division of Life Science, at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, has recently joined Journal of Molecular Signaling as co-Editor-in-Chief alongside Danny Dhanasekaran. Professor Wong is a leading expert in the molecular pharmacology of G protein-coupled receptors, signal transduction and integration.
Journal of Molecular Signaling was launched in 2006 and encompasses different molecular aspects of cell signaling underlying normal and pathological conditions. The focus of the journal is on the normal or aberrant molecular mechanisms involving receptors, G-proteins, kinases, phosphatases, and transcription factors in regulating cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, and oncogenesis in mammalian cells. This area also covers the genetic and epigenetic changes that modulate the signaling properties of cells and the resultant physiological conditions. A most highly accessed recent article in the journal determines the molecular effect of sulforaphane (SFN, found in cruciferous vegetables) in growth arrest of pancreatic cancer cells.
We would like to welcome Yung Hou Wong to his new role with this growing journal. He says that “Journal of Molecular Signaling is a significant avenue for researchers in the area of cell signaling to share their discoveries and innovations, and contribute towards the advancement of the field. I am excited to be a part of the team and look forward to working with the editorial board to increase its impact as well as its value to the growing readership across the scientific community and around the world.”