Special Issue "Structure-Function Relationships and Biological Processes of Membrane Proteins"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 1142
Interests: model membranes; membrane biophysics; lipid–protein interaction; ion-channel-forming peptides and their biophysical characterization; natural bioactive compounds
Research on membrane proteins has always been a topic of great interest among researchers. In recent years, there has been an increased focus on this field of study thanks to modern investigation techniques. The biological processes involving membrane proteins are manifold—transport, signal transduction, cell recognition, intra- and extracellular adhesion, enzymatic activity—and consist of many biochemical reactions or other events that are essential for the life of an organism and for its ability to interact with the external environment. Both membrane proteins and those that interact with the lipid bilayer show a close relationship between the structure, function, and biological processes related to them. The amino acid sequence determines the protein folding, and the three-dimensional structure, in turn, determines the specific biological activity, which contributes to the correct realization of biological processes. Misfolded membrane proteins can cause instability and lead to various diseases.
The Special Issue, entitled "Structure–Function Relationships and Biological Processes of Membrane Proteins", aims to present the recent progress in the structure–function study of membrane proteins concerning the biological processes in which they are involved. Topics include, but are not limited to, new results in channel proteins, transporters, receptors, adhesion proteins, and membrane enzymes, obtained with different investigation techniques on both in vitro and in vivo systems.
Authors are invited to submit their latest findings; both original papers and reviews are welcome.
We are looking forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Daniela Meleleo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- structure and organization of membrane proteins
- structure-function relationship
- interaction of membrane proteins with bilayer lipids
- molecular mechanisms
- modeling and simulation