Special Issue "Advances in Molecular Modeling, Docking and Simulations of Protein Structure"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 2402
Interests: molecular modeling; peptide design; protein structure; transmembrane channel and protein; oncogenic proteins; potential of mean force
Molecular modeling has been used for decades as a support for or in combination with experimental results. Most in silico experiments in this area have cover the nano-, micro-, and recently meso-scale events/phenomena/mechanisms of interest.
This Special Issue of IJMS aims to compile original research articles or novel communications that address the use of molecular modeling, molecular docking and computer simulations in the context of their predictive power/essential contribution in: (i) identifying novel aspects of molecular mechanisms/structure–activity relationships within protein complexes (e.g. looking into protein associations); (ii) analyses/predictions of protein/peptide structures (e.g. peptides’ structural transitions/pathways); (iii) understanding interactions in protein complexes (e.g. determining ligand/protein–protein binding sites/affinities); (iv) designing novel protein-binding ligands/peptides (e.g. design of novel anti-microbial/anti-cancer peptides), etc.
Works should utilize computational tools such as molecular dynamics simulations (in all their varieties), molecular docking, Monte Carlo methods, molecular modeling methods, QM/MM, etc. Researchers are encouraged to develop symbiotic relationships with experimental results.
Systems simulated/analyzed should include amino acid-based proteins or peptides. The study of complexes with DNA/RNA/lipids/ligands, etc., is also encouraged.
Dr. Lorant Janosi
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- molecular modeling
- protein structure
- molecular mechanisms
- protein interactomics
- ligand design
- molecular dynamics
- molecular docking