Special Issue "Contexts of Biosynthesis and Functions of the Antibiotics for the Producing Bacteria"
A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2020).
Interests: regulation of antibiotic biosynthesis; energetic metabolism; function of antibiotics for the producing bacteria; streptomyces
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Antibiotics are often seen as weapons conferring a selective advantage to their producers in a given ecological niche. This prevalent view has prevented the legitimate questioning of the function of the produced antibiotics for the producing bacteria. Therefore, this Special Issue constitutes an attempt to relate the context of antibiotic production to the function of these molecules for its producer, in the specific context of their production. A better understanding of such links is expected to lead to original strategies to enhance the expression of the numerous cryptic pathways present in the genome of the producing bacteria. In consequence, any manuscripts concerning the conditions of antibiotics production and their signaling, the function of the antibiotics produced in a specific environmental/physiological context as well as the reporting of original strategies of “decryptification” of silent pathways are welcome.
- Conditions of antibiotic production and their signaling;
- Different classes of antibiotics, their molecular targets, and their role in the physiology of the bacteria;
- Antibiotics as an adaptive response to specific stresses;
- Original “decryptification” strategies.
This Special Issue seeks manuscript submissions that will expand and renew our understanding of the triggering of antibiotic biosynthesis by nutritional limitation (crowding/quorum sensing, energetic stress, etc.), the role of antibiotics in programmed cell death, response to oxidative stress, and regulation of energetic metabolism, including the control of respiration and well known inhibition of ATP consuming anabolic processes.
Dr. Marie-Joëlle Virolle
Manuscript Submission Information
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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Antibiotics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Signaling molecules
- Energetic metabolism
- Oxydative stress
- Cryptic pathways