Special Issue "Protein-Carbohydrate Interactions, and Beyond"

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A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Metabolites".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2015

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Els Van Damme
Ghent University, Belgium
Website: http://www.molecularbiotechnology.ugent.be/group-research-5.html
E-Mail: elsjm.vandamme@ugent.be
Interests: lectins; carbohydrate-binding proteins; protein-carbohydrate interactions; carbohydrate recognition; glycosylation; biological activity; ribosome inactivating proteins; toxin domain; physiological importance; defense and immunity; stress proteins; glycobiology

Guest Editor
Dr. Kristof De Schutter
Ghent University, Belgium
E-Mail: kristof.deschutter@ugent.be
Interests: lectins; carbohydrate-binding proteins; protein-carbohydrate interactions; carbohydrate recognition; glycosylation; glycosylation engineering; cellular localization; cell biological function; stress response; pharmaceutical protein production; yeast engineering, cell cycle; DNA stress; genomics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This special issue of Molecules is dedicated to Protein-Carbohydrate Interactions. In recent years, it has been clearly established that protein-carbohydrate interactions underlie many important biological events. Carbohydrate chains of glycoproteins, glycolipids, proteoglycans, and polysaccharides mediate a multitude of biological processes through their interactions with carbohydrate-recognizing and binding proteins. The importance of protein carbohydrate recognition has been validated with the consolidation of the field of glycobiology.

In animal systems, numerous regulatory programs have been deciphered, demonstrating that carbohydrate-binding proteins contribute to cellular signalling through interaction with specific N- and O-glycans present on their interacting partners. Although much less information is available with respect to the importance of protein-carbohydrate recognition in other kingdoms of life, these interactions are clearly of the utmost importance for defence reactions, stress signalling, growth, and development. The specific recognition between a protein and a carbohydrate is often only a first step in a sequence of events. This Special Issue will concentrate on protein-carbohydrate interactions and their biological significance. We encourage authors to submit research papers and comprehensive reviews for this Special Issue, and hope that the topics covered will enlighten the fascinating world of glycobiology.

Prof. Dr. Els Van Damme
Dr. Kristof De Schutter
Guest Editors

Prof. Dr. Els Van Damme Dr. Kristof De Schutter

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Molecules 2014, 19(12), 21085-21112; doi:10.3390/molecules191221085
Received: 22 October 2014; in revised form: 4 December 2014 / Accepted: 8 December 2014 / Published: 15 December 2014
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Inducible Lectins in Plant Defence and Animal Immunity
Authors: Dr. Kristof De Schutter and Prof. Els Van Damme
Affiliation: Ghent University, Dept Molecular Biotechnology, Coupure links 653, 9000 Gent, Belgium
Website: http://www.ucdavis.edu/search/directory_results.shtml?id=00004277

Title: Characterisation of the Interaction of the Mouse Macrophage Receptor Mincle with Synthetic Carbohydrate Ligands
Authors: Prof. Dr. Kurt Drickamer
Affiliation: Chair in Biochemistry, Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College, Sir Ernst Chain Building, Room 606, London SW7 2AZ, UK
Website:
http://www.imperial.ac.uk/AP/faces/pages/read/Home.jsp?person=k.drickamer&_adf.ctrl-state=aendomvr0_3&_afrRedirect=494224534759784

Title: Characterisation of the Interaction of the Mouse Macrophage Receptor Mincle with Synthetic Carbohydrate Ligands
Author: Prof. Kurt Drickamer
Affiliation: Imperial College, Department of Life Sciences, Sir Ernst Chain Building, Room 606, London SW7 2AZ, UK
Website: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/AP/faces/pages/read/Home.jsp?person=k.drickamer&_adf.ctrl-state=aendomvr0_3&_afrRedirect=494224534759784

Title: Glycans as Targets of Fungal Defense Effector Proteins
Author: Dr Markus Kuenzler
Affiliation: Institut für Mikrobiologie, ETH Zürich, Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 4, CH-8093 Zürich, Switzerland
Website: http://www.micro.biol.ethz.ch/people/mkuenzle

Title: The Crystal Structure of Sclerotium Rolfsii Lectin Variants with Fine Carbohydrate Specificity
Author: Dr. Demetres D. Leonidas
Affiliation:
Department of Biochemistry & Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, 26 Ploutonos Str., 41221 Larissa, Greece

Title: Lectin Engineering
Author: Dr. Jun Hirabayashi
Affiliation: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan

Title: Unique HIV-1 Resistance/Escape Mechanisms towards Peptidic Carbohydrate-Binding Agents (CBAs)
Author: Prof. Dominique Schols
Affiliation: Catholic University of Leuven, Rega Institute, Dept Microbiology and Immunology, Minderbroedersstraat 10, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Website: https://rega.kuleuven.be/cmt/cmt_ds/staff/00009441

Last update: 7 November 2014

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