Special Issue "Current Research on Chromatin Structure and Function"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2023) | Viewed by 2140
2. Laboratory of Optical Microscopy and Spectroscopy of Biomolecules, Shemyakin and Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, 117997 Moscow, Russia
Interests: nucleosome structure; nucleosome-protein interactions; single molecule; spFRET microscopy
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Chromatin is a complex dynamic system formed by DNA and proteins providing compact storage of genetic material and regulated access to it. Despite the progress in understanding the canonical principles of the structural organization of chromatin, a wide variety of possible structural states and their impact on genome functioning demands further thorough research and analysis. This variety is formed by specialized enzymes, architectural and regulatory proteins, non-canonical DNA structures, histone variants and histone modifications.
We invite researchers to present their studies, discuss their data and opinions on the structural states of chromatin and nucleosomes, the dynamics of chromatin at different levels of its structural organization and the mechanisms of regulation of the structure of chromatin and nucleosomes, using the International Journal of Molecular Sciences as a platform for this.
Dr. Alexey V. Feofanov
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- histone modifications
- histone variants
- architectural proteins
- non-canonical DNA structures
- X-ray crystallography
- force microscopy
- molecular dynamics
- molecular modelling