Special Issue "NMR of Proteins and Small Biomolecules"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2013)
Prof. Dr. Oliver Zerbe
Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland
Interests: interaction of biomolecules with membranes studied by NMR; structure and dynamics of membrane-associated hormones; structures of G-protein coupled receptors (or their fragments); synthetic models for loops of GPCRs; structure and folding of repeat proteins
NMR is increasingly being used for the study of structure, dynamics and interactions of biomolecules. Accordingly, NMR experiment are frequently used to study peptides, proteins, nuclei acids or carbohydrates. Such studies are frequently conducted in pharmaceutical sciences to optimize small molecules for binding to relevant receptors and begin to play a crucial role in the drug design process. Another particularly exciting field is that we start to understand the correlation of dynamics and function of biomolecules based on NMR studies of internal dynamics.
All previously unpublished manuscripts covering all topics of structure and dynamics including aspects of the drug design process are welcome for this special feature of Molecules. Applications may be from both the solution- or the solid-state NMR field.
Prof. Dr. Oliver Zerbe
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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- peptide or protein NMR
- protein structure
- RNA or DNA structure
- protein dynamics
- function-dynamics relationship