Special Issue "Membrane Channels: Mechanistic Insights"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2023 | Viewed by 2465
Interests: biophysics of membrane channels and voltage-gated channels in bacteria; ceramide channels; VDAC channels; the function of the mitochondrial outer membrane
Membrane channels are amazing biological machines that work in a very complex environment that includes: at least 2 phases of matter, surface potentials, dipole potentials, strong electric fields, lateral pressures/tension, unphysiological values of pH and ionic strength, etc. Many of these factors influence or control the states of the channels and thus the flux of matter through the pores. The mechanisms by which membrane channels are regulated vary widely perhaps far more than other biological machines. This special issue will focus on research that proves insight into the molecular mechanisms responsible for the regulation of membrane channels. The contributions could be either original research papers or reviews that bring together recent advances in understanding the molecular mechanism used in a specific membrane channel that underlies the observed phenomenology. Although new insights into well-studied channels are welcome, even more desirable are contributions that provide mechanistic insights into unusual channel-formers. We would like to include as much as possible of the entire spectrum of molecular mechanisms that are known to exist in nature.
Prof. Dr. Marco Colombini
Dr. Sergey M. Bezrukov
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- voltage gating mechanism
- chemical gating mechanism
- tension gating mechanism
- channel forming antibiotic
- pore forming mechanism
- cochlear channel mechanism
- sensory channel mechanism
- porin gating mechanism
- ion channel mechanism
- metabolite channel mechanism
- ATP channel mechanism
- calcium channel gating mechanism
- sodium channel gating mechanism
- potassium channel gating mechanism
- connexin gating mechanism
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