Special Issue "Metal Binding Proteins"
A special issue of Biomolecules (ISSN 2218-273X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2014)
Prof. Dr. Eugene Permyakov
Director of the Institute for Biological Instrumentation of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 7 Institutskaya str., Pushchino, Moscow region 142290, Russia
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Interests: metal binding proteins; calcium binding proteins; intrinsically disordered proteins; intrinsic protein fluorescence; parvalbumin; α-lactalbumin; S100 proteins; recoverin
Metal ions play very important role in functioning of all, without any exceptions, biological systems. From ten to twelve metals are very important for vital activity of living organisms: sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, manganese, iron, cobalt, zinc, nickel, vanadium, molybdenum and tungsten. Sometimes these metals are called “life metals”. Specific interactions of metal ions with proteins play very important role. Metal ions play several major roles in proteins: structural, regulatory, and enzymatic. The binding of some metal ions increase stability of proteins or protein domains. Some metal ions can regulate various cell processes being first, second or third messengers. Calcium is the most universal carrier of signals to cells. Calcium regulates all important aspects of cell activity, beginning with fertilization and ending with the apoptotic suicide at the end of the life cycle. Metal ions are an integral part of many enzymes and are indispensable in many catalytic reactions. In spite of the fact that many metal binding proteins are well studied, detailed study of structural, physico-chemical and functional properties of metal binding proteins and their interactions is still an important and actual task of modern metalloproteomics.
We cordially welcome you to join us in this endeavor. Comprehensive reviews or original research articles is most welcome. We look forward to reading your contributions.
Prof. Dr. Eugene Permyakov
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