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Special Issue "New Insights into Cytochrome P450s"
A special issue of Biomolecules (ISSN 2218-273X). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemical Biology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 March 2023 | Viewed by 7926
Special Issue Editor
Interests: enzymology; chemical biology; protein structure and dynamics; cytochrome P450; AlphaFold2
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Special Issue Information
A Special Issue on “New Insights into Cytochrome P450s” is being prepared for the journal Biomolecules. Cytochrome P450s form one of the most populated superfamilies of enzymes in nature. A recent search in the PDB with P450 as a keyword retrieved 1,382 entries and 502,254 (highly redundant) entries in the UniProtKB database. Since their discovery in the late 1950s, these heme–thiolate proteins have been found in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes with a few exceptions such as E. coli. Recently, cytochrome P450s have also been spotted in viruses. Identification and functional studies have shown that some P450s are specific to one substrate while others are able to accommodate a vast array of organic molecules while still differentiating a methyl from an ethyl group. In humans, some cytochrome P450s are involved in the critical metabolism of drug metabolism and pollutant detoxification. Others are involved in steroid and eicosanoid biosynthesis. In plants, most of the secondary metabolism pathways include one or several cytochrome P450s. Eukaryotic P450s, being membrane-bound, are difficult to crystallize. Most of them lack a known experimental 3D structure. The very recent advent of the deep-learning artificial intelligence AlphaFold2 has opened fast access to the 3D structures of all membrane-bound P50s. Original manuscripts and reviews dealing with any aspect of cytochrome P450s and related aspects are very welcome.
Dr. Philippe Urban
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- cytochrome P450 (P450)
- cytochrome b5
- NADPH-P450 oxidoreductase (CPR)
- P450 structure
- P450 catalytic activities
- prokaryotic P450
- eukaryotic P450
- viral P450
- drug metabolism
- plant secondary metabolisms
- membrane protein–protein complex
- regulation of P450 transcription
- catalytic cavities
- substrate access channels
- prediction of protein–protein complex
- P450 interaction on P450–CPR complex
- tripartite P450–CPR–cytochrome b5 complex
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.
Authors: Andrew W. Munro; et al
Affiliation: Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, University of Manchester, 131 Princess Street, Manchester M1 7DN, UK
Title: Failure and Success in industrial bioprocesses based on yeast-expressed P450 enzymes
Authors: Philippe Urban; et al.