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Special Issue "Molecular Dynamics of Proteins and Photosynthetic Electrons"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Biochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 92

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Ilya B. Kovalenko
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Biology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 119234 Moscow, Russia
Interests: photosynthetic electrons

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Photosynthesis is one of the most complex biological processes, and enables the synthesis of organic compounds from carbon dioxide and water by using solar energy. Energy storage during photosynthesis is a result of the coordinated flow of the many molecular processes that occur in a broad time scale, from picoseconds to seconds and more. These include photophysical reactions in photosynthetic antennas and reaction centers, conformational rearrangements of proteins and redox reactions inside pigment–protein complexes, electron transfer between photosynthetic complexes and mobile electron carriers. The diffusion and formation of the binding complex is critical in order to ensure electron transfer between photosynthetic proteins.

Computer simulation techniques, such as molecular dynamics, enable the clarification of the fundamental aspects of protein activity that lay the basis for photosynthesis, and enable the prediction of the effects of making modifications to the protein structure on the formation of the complex. We invite authors to submit both original research and review papers on the molecular dynamics of proteins and the protein–protein interactions that are involved in primary photosynthetic processes. 

Dr. Ilya B. Kovalenko
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • photosynthesis
  • electron transport
  • molecular dynamics
  • proteins
  • protein-protein interaction
  • conformational changes
  • reaction center
  • mobile electron carrier

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