Special Issue "Nucleic Acid Crystallography"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2017)
Dr. Jinwei Zhang
Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, 50 South Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
Interests: noncoding RNA; riboswitch; RNA structure; RNA-protein interaction; nucleic acid crystallography
In the past decade, significant strides have been made in the field of nucleic acids crystallography. To name just one statistic, the number of riboswitch entries in the PDB has grown from 1 in 2004 to 190 in late 2015. This flourish is in part propelled by an accelerated pace in the discovery and functional characterization of emerging noncoding RNA structures, such as ribozymes and riboswitches. It is also enabled by a number of technical innovations, such as artificial and modified nucleic acids, novel phasing methods of nucleic acid crystals, post-crystallization treatment strategies, Raman crystallography, and serial femtosecond crystallography, etc. Sufficient numbers of unique nucleic acid structures are now available to begin to reveal general principles that govern nucleic acid folding, assembly, architecture, and interaction with metabolites, proteins, and other nucleic acids.
This Special Issue is dedicated to providing a snapshot of the state of the art in the methods, applications, and trends of nucleic acids crystallography. We welcome research and review articles that cover any aspect of nucleic acid crystallography.
Dr. Jinwei Zhang
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Nucleic acids
- Noncoding RNA