Special Issue "Carbon Metabolism"
A special issue of Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2016)
Dr. Wolfgang Eisenreich
Life “as we know it” is based on carbon chemistry, and the (somewhat surprising) designation of carbon chemistry, in its entirety, as “organic chemistry” reflects that fact. Hence, carbon metabolism is fundamental to our understanding of microbial, plant, and animal physiology and has important ramifications for the applied life sciences, including, but not limited to biotechnology and human metabolic and infectious diseases. Recent advances in molecular and spectroscopic methods have enabled deeper insights into the metabolic networks of organisms. This Special Issue of Metabolites, "Carbon Metabolism", will be focused on cutting-edge technologies for metabolic analysis, both from a fundamental, as well as an applied point of view. The topics that shall be covered by this Special Issue include recent discoveries in metabolic pathways, 13C-Labeling methods on global and single cell levels, developments and applications in metabolic flux analyses, new insights into the metabolic crosstalk of microbes (including of pathogens with their environments and host organisms), biotechnological applications (via the reprogramming of carbon pathways and fluxes in microorganisms and plants), and highlights in the study of human disease. Manuscripts dealing with other challenging issues in the field of carbon metabolism are also highly welcome.
Dr. Wolfgang Eisenreich
Dr. Adelbert Bacher
Manuscript Submission Information
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- isotope labeling
- metabolic pathway
- metabolic flux
- plant metabolism
- bacterial metabolism
- metabolic adaptation