Special Issue "Protein Structure, Function and Interaction"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 15172
Interests: protein structure; X-ray crystallography; enzymes; invertebrates; structure–function
Protein structure is a fundamental tenet in biology and chemistry, where the structure provides hits about the function of the molecule. In addition to the biomolecules, whose structure could be obtained by physical techniques, computational models of prediction are being developed which can complement classical methods, such as X-ray diffraction or, more recently, cryo-electron microscopy. Interaction with other molecules, such as protein–carbohydrates, has long been recognized as key in cancer processes, whereas protein–lipid interactions are key for atherosclerosis. Protein–DNA interactions are described for gene expression regulation and chromatin structure and dynamics. Protein–RNA has been studied in ribosome structures and, more recently, as a component of CRISPR/Cas genome editing systems. In this Special Issue, we look forward to novel contributions where the protein structure and function question is addressed not only or exclusively via structural methods such as X-ray crystallography or electron microscopy, but also via in silico predictions with experimental evidence of protein–protein interactions or functions.
Prof. Dr. Rogerio R. Sotelo-Mundo
Prof. Dr. Claudener Souza Teixeira
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- protein structure
- electron microscopy
- nucleic acids