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Special Issue "Multifunctional Fungal Proteins"
A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X). This special issue belongs to the section "Fungal Genomics, Genetics and Molecular Biology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2023 | Viewed by 2977
Special Issue Editors
Interests: biochemistry; protein purification; proteins; fungi
Special Issue Information
Fungi produce and secrete a variety of proteins at different stages of their life cycle, and this process may also be influenced by changing external conditions, reflecting the great adaptability of these microorganisms. An interesting phenomenon is the performance of several substantially different functions by one particular protein depending on its location, availability of ligands, ions or regulatory molecules, as well as oligomerization state or the ability to form complexes with other proteins.
Multifunctional proteins are often involved in regulatory processes, response to environmental conditions, interactions with other microorganisms that coexist in the same ecological niche, and in the pathogenesis of fungal infections. One interesting group of such proteins are the so-called moonlighting proteins, represented by the evolutionarily conserved intracellular enzymes from the basic metabolic cycles, which are also often secreted or displayed at the cell surface, where they play a completely different role, including being involved in the interactions with host tissues or proteins during infection. In addition, typical fungal cell wall proteins, which perform specific functions on the cell surface and take part in fungal adhesion, may also exhibit other functions, for instance by playing the role of invasins, sensors, and regulators.
This special issue will include studies on various aspects of fungal protein multifunctionality and is intended to cover the state of research on the different roles of intracellular and extracellular proteins produced by various fungal species, as well as mechanisms for acquiring new functions by protein or identifying a protein as a moonlighting protein. Original research articles or reviews exploring the variety of fungal protein activities or the characteristics of one particular protein involved in different pathways and activities are welcome.
Dr. Justyna Karkowska-Kuleta
Dr. Sunil K Shaw
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- moonlighting proteins
- cell wall