Special Issue "Structures of Bacterial Proteins"

A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382). This special issue belongs to the section "Structures of Bacterial Proteins".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 August 2021) | Viewed by 429

Special Issue Editor

School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia
Interests: crystallography; protein structure; structural biology; macromolecular structure

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The late CalTech physicist Richard Feynman said, “It is very easy to answer many fundamental biological questions; you just look at the thing!” If we look at proteins at a sufficient resolution, we can discern the catalytic machinery of enzymes, the binding modes of ligands to their receptors, and the modes of multimerization of structural proteins. One of the first bacterial protein structures determined was subtilisin—a protease that has been a model for understanding catalysis in serine protease and the starting point for the design of commercial proteases with cleaning and food processing applications. In the era of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, research into bacterial protein structure takes on new importance. Looking forward, there is an ongoing need for structural characterization of novel drug targets to advance antibacterial development efforts. Likewise, understanding the basis for antibacterial resistance is informed by the structural characterization of relevant actors. Therefore, the editors are interested in receiving papers that provide novelty and original insights and discoveries related to structures of bacterial proteins. If your paper is well prepared and approved for publication, you may be eligible for discounts for your publication.

Prof. Dr. Aaron J. Oakley
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Protein structure
  • structural biology
  • 3D structure
  • crystal structure
  • NMR structure
  • antimicrobial target
  • binding mechanism
  • catalytic mechanism
  • drug design

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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