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Special Issue "Bacterial Cell Wall as Antimicrobial Target"
A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2016).
Interests: bacterial cell wall structure and architecture; molecular mechanism of peptidoglycan growth, peptidoglycan synthases and hydrolases; antibiotic inhibition of cell wall synthesis; penicillin-binding proteins; regulation of cell wall growth; bacterial morphogenesis and cell division.
This issue of Antibiotics is dedicated to the topic of bacterial cell wall as antimicrobial target. The cell wall is unique and essential to bacteria and a validated drug target whose synthesis is inhibited by some of our most successful classes of antibiotics. Primary research manuscripts and review articles dealing with the molecular mechanism of the various cytosolic and membrane steps in peptidoglycan synthesis, their regulation and inhibition by established drugs and novel inhibitors, as well as mechanisms for antibiotic resistance, are invited. Submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed to ensure that the issue contains high quality contributions. Collectively, this issue will summarize the current knowledge on bacterial cell wall synthesis and its inhibition by antimicrobials.
Dr. Waldemar Vollmer
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 quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- bacterial cell wall
- Mur enzymes
- penicillin-binding proteins
- lipid II