Special Issue "Muscle Contraction Mechanism, Motor Proteins Function and Molecular Aspects of Water"

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A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2008)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Mark L. Richter
Molecular Biosciences, Haworth Hall, Room 4031, 1200 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045-7534, USA
Website: http://www.molecularbiosciences.ku.edu/mark-richter
E-Mail: richter@ku.edu
Phone: 785 864 3334
Interests: ATP hydrolysis-driven motor proteins; biochemical and biophysical approaches to examining mechanisms by which protein-protein interactions lead to large conformational changes resulting in translational or rotational motion; structure and function of the photosynthetic F1-ATPase motor protein

Editorial Advisor
Prof. Dr. Julian Borejdo
Professor of Molecular Biology, Department of Molecular Biology, University of North Texas, Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA
Website: https://profile.hsc.unt.edu/profilesystem/viewprofile.php?pid=10049966&onlyview=1
E-Mail: Julian.Borejdo@unthsc.edu
Phone: +1 817 735 2106
Interests: muscles; interactions between actin and myosin; biochemical approach to determine the proximity of actin to myosin; physico-chemical approach to measure the orientation of myosin in vivo; molecular biology approach (cloning mutants of myosin) to establish the role of various amino acid residues in muscle functions

Editorial Advisor
Dr. Walter Herzog
Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada
E-Mail: walter@kin.ucalgary.ca
Phone: +1 403 220 8525
Fax: +1 403 284 3553
Interests: muscle contraction mechanisms; titin; myosin; actin; optical trapping; myofibrils; single fibres; isolated sarcomeres

Special Issue Information


Dear Colleagues,

Topics of special interest include, but are not strictly limited to, the following: muscle contraction mechanism, models, motor proteins, cell motility, actin-myosin ATPase, physical chemistry of water, water solitons, hydraulic compression, ATP hydrolysis, cytoplasm steaming, bioenergetics, proton-motive-force, Brownian motor, actin motors, microtubule motors, plant specific motors, transport of proteins and vesicles, RNA polymerase, topoisomerases, Fokker-Planck equation, Monte Carlo method, molecular dynamics, brownian motor, FRET, electrophysiology, optical tweezers, magnetic tweezers, locomotion.

Leading Papers and Reviews:

  1. Geeves, M.A.; Holmes, K.C. The molecular mechanism of muscle contraction. Fibrous Proteins: Muscle and Molecular Motors. Advances in Protein Chemistry 2005, 71, 161.
  2. Smith, N.P.; Barclay, C.J.; Loiselle, D.S. The efficiency of muscle contraction. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology 2005, 88, 1-58. (Download this paper)
  3. Widdas, W.F.; Baker, G.F. Biological energy sources: The surface energy and the physical chemistry of water. Examples from studies on muscle contraction. Cellular and Molecular Biology, 50, 591-608. Suppl. S 2004.
  4. Other useful references. ( E-Mail: holmes@mpimf-heidelberg.mpg.de)

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Keywords

  • muscle contraction mechanism
  • models
  • motor proteins
  • cell motility
  • actin-myosin ATPase
  • physical chemistry of water
  • water solitons
  • hydraulic compression
  • ATP hydrolysis
  • cytoplasm steaming
  • bioenergetics
  • proton-motive-force
  • Brownian motor
  • actin motors
  • microtubule motors
  • plant specific motors
  • transport of proteins and vesicles
  • RNA polymerase
  • topoisomerases
  • Fokker-Planck equation
  • Monte Carlo method
  • molecular dynamics
  • brownian motor
  • FRET
  • electrophysiology
  • optical tweezers
  • magnetic tweezers
  • locomotion

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Received: 23 May 2008; in revised form: 11 December 2008 / Accepted: 15 December 2008 / Published: 18 December 2008
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Received: 21 May 2008; in revised form: 8 October 2008 / Accepted: 10 October 2008 / Published: 13 October 2008
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2008, 9(9), 1863-1875; doi:10.3390/ijms9091863
Received: 6 June 2008; in revised form: 8 September 2008 / Accepted: 13 September 2008 / Published: 19 September 2008
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2008, 9(9), 1784-1840; doi:10.3390/ijms9091784
Received: 17 July 2008; in revised form: 18 August 2008 / Accepted: 2 September 2008 / Published: 17 September 2008
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2008, 9(9), 1730-1752; doi:10.3390/ijms9091730
Received: 26 July 2008; in revised form: 29 August 2008 / Accepted: 8 September 2008 / Published: 9 September 2008
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2008, 9(9), 1685-1703; doi:10.3390/ijms9091685
Received: 18 June 2008; in revised form: 8 August 2008 / Accepted: 27 August 2008 / Published: 4 September 2008
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2008, 9(9), 1595-1620; doi:10.3390/ijms9091595
Received: 23 May 2008; in revised form: 28 July 2008 / Accepted: 8 August 2008 / Published: 1 September 2008
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2008, 9(8), 1472-1488; doi:10.3390/ijms9081472
Received: 30 May 2008; in revised form: 11 July 2008 / Accepted: 4 August 2008 / Published: 20 August 2008
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2008, 9(8), 1435-1452; doi:10.3390/ijms9081435
Received: 4 June 2008; in revised form: 29 July 2008 / Accepted: 30 July 2008 / Published: 18 August 2008
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2008, 9(7), 1259-1275; doi:10.3390/ijms9071259
Received: 8 May 2008; in revised form: 23 May 2008 / Accepted: 12 June 2008 / Published: 16 July 2008
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2008, 9(5), 872-904; doi:10.3390/ijms9050872
Received: 14 November 2007; in revised form: 19 May 2008 / Accepted: 19 May 2008 / Published: 23 May 2008
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2008, 9(5), 751-767; doi:10.3390/ijms9050751
Received: 15 April 2008; in revised form: 8 May 2008 / Accepted: 8 May 2008 / Published: 9 May 2008
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2006, 7(9), 320-345; doi:10.3390/i7090320
Received: 11 July 2006; in revised form: 21 September 2006 / Accepted: 22 September 2006 / Published: 26 September 2006
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