Special Issue "Physiological Sensors of Gases, Light, Redox State and Hypoxia"


A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. James D. Satterlee

Department of Chemistry, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-4630, USA
Website: http://www.wsu.edu/~hemeteam/
Fax: +1 509 335 8867
Interests: structure, function and dynamics of heme-enzyme small molecule sensors; PAS domain sensing and signaling proteins; globin-coupled sensor proteins; molecular engineering, NMR, X-ray crystallography, and mass spectrometry thereof

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The past dozen years have witnessed increasing awareness of, and appreciation for the role played by protein biosensors in regulating physiological processes of organisms ranging from bacteria to mammals. It is the goal of this special issue of Biosensors to provide a forum focusing on recent research in several important areas in which naturally occurring protein biosensors control physiological processes. The scope of this issue encompasses physiological processes in any living organism. Specifically, this issue will preferentially focus on those biosensors that sense molecular gases, light, redox status and hypoxia. These broad topics will be defined by review articles targeting specific topics like NO-sensing, CO-sensing, O2-Sensing, globin-coupled sensors, sensors of hypoxia, light sensing and redox sensing. It is expected that the review articles will provide succinct backgrounds and perhaps serve as fora for critical discussions of each topic. Submission of contributed manuscripts in any of these areas is enthusiastically encouraged. Original research articles are particularly welcome, but articles containing critical analyses of existing information are also acceptable.

Prof. Dr. James D. Satterlee
Guest Editor


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  • light-sensing
  • gas-sensing
  • NO-sensing
  • CO-sensing
  • O2-sensing
  • redox-sensing
  • hypoxia-sensing
  • protein biosensors
  • physiological sensors

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Biosensors 2013, 3(3), 259-282; doi:10.3390/bios3030259
Received: 21 May 2013 / Revised: 15 June 2013 / Accepted: 26 June 2013 / Published: 4 July 2013
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Biosensors 2013, 3(2), 211-237; doi:10.3390/bios3020211
Received: 24 April 2013 / Revised: 24 May 2013 / Accepted: 13 June 2013 / Published: 17 June 2013
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