Biomolecule-Metal Ion Interaction
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 May 2023) | Viewed by 14198
Interests: thermodynamics of biomolecules and biomolecular interaction; non-B DNA structure; nucleic acid-metal ion interaction; nucleic acid-protein interaction; artificial regulation of gene expression; telomere regulation mechanism
Interests: bioinorganic; metallohydrolases; metalloantibiotics; metallodrugs; metallopolymers; paramagnetic NMR; kinetics; oxidation; oxidative stress; reactive oxygen species (ROS); metallo-beta-amyloid
The presence of metal ions in biomolecules is essential. They play very important roles in many biological processes, such as molecular interactions, folding, self-organisation and assembly, signalling, energy and material transport, recognition, etc. Specifically, metal ions play several major roles in proteins, and especially in enzymes. They are an integral part of many enzymes and are indispensable in many catalytic reactions. In addition, metal ions also play an important role in nucleic acid structure formation, repressing electrostatic repulsion among negative charges of phosphate backbones. Metal ions are often necessary for the catalytic activity of nucleic acids, such as ribozymes. Moreover, our understanding of the interaction between the metal ions and biomolecules is expanding rapidly thanks to studies using a variety of experimental approaches and model systems.
Our Special Issue welcomes comprehensive reviews or original research articles related to the interaction between metal ions and biomolecules, as well as the new methods of exploring the interaction between them. We look forward to reading your contributions.
Prof. Dr. Hidetaka Torigoe
Prof. Dr. Li-June Ming
Dr. Isabelle Michaud-Soret
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- metal ion
- nucleic acid