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Special Issue "New Insights on Translational Machinery in Protein Synthesis and Beyond"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2020.
Translation machinery is vital for all living organisms. Basically, translation machinery is composed of mRNA, tRNA, aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase, ribosomes, and their related components for biosynthesis and processing. Although prokaryotic and eukaryotic translation machinery shares fundamental mechanisms for protein biosynthesis, the detailed modes of action for each aspect of the translation machinery are quite diverse, which provides niches to characterize their identities and to discriminate one from another. This characteristic allowed for the development of antibiotics. In addition, eukaryotic translation machinery often contains domains not only for translational purposes but for additional/auxiliary/non-translational functions with unexpected physiological effects. In particular, aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases have been well known to play crucial roles in diverse cellular processes, such as cancer development, the immune system, and metabolism. For this Special Issue we are calling for research articles focusing on new insights of translation machinery in protein biosynthesis and beyond. This topic includes but is not limited to mRNA processing, tRNA processing, aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase, and ribosome biology.Dr. Byung Woo Han
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Translation machinery in health and disease
- Non-translational functions of translational machinery
- Structure determination of translation machinery components
- Complex structure determination of translation machinery components
- mRNA processing
- tRNA processing
- Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase biology
- Ribosome biology