Special Issue "Regulation of Development and Abiotic Stress Response by Zinc Finger Proteins in Plants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2022) | Viewed by 15110
Interests: plant abiotic stress response; plant development regulation; Arabidopsis; non-tandem CCCH zinc finger genes; AP2/ERF transcription factors; osmotic stress; hypoxia stress
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Zinc fingers are small zinc-ligating domains that make up the largest and most diverse superfamily of nucleic-acid-binding proteins in eukaryotes. Zinc-finger proteins are classified into several different types, including C2H2, C2C2, C2HC, C2C2C2C2, C2HCC2C2, and CCCH, based on the number and order of the Cys and His residues.
Zinc-finger proteins play a critical role in many cellular functions, including transcriptional regulation, RNA binding, regulation of apoptosis, lipid binding, and protein folding and assembly. To date, the molecular and biological functions of zinc-finger proteins have been reported in various plant species, such as Arabidopsis, rice, cotton, chickpea, sweet potato, and poplar.
This Special Issue will focus on the most recent advances in the molecular and biological functions of plant zinc-finger proteins. The submission of works reporting the molecular functions of zinc-finger proteins in abiotic stress response and/or developmental regulation is especially encouraged. Notwithstanding, contributions on other related topics aimed at understanding the biological functions of zinc-finger proteins in plants are also welcomed, including reviews and original research articles.
Prof. Dr. Yong-Hwan Moon
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- zinc-finger proteins
- plant development
- abiotic stress response
- RNA binding
- DNA binding
- transcriptional regulation
- post-transcriptional regulation