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Special Issue "Antifreeze Protein: New Insight from Different Approaches"
A special issue of Biomolecules (ISSN 2218-273X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (2 July 2019).
Interests: structural biology, industrial protein, antifreeze protein, industrial enzyme
Interests: antifreeze proteins (fish AFPI~III, fish AFGP, fungal beta-helical AFPs)
Antifreeze proteins (AFPs) or ice-binding proteins (IBPs) are polypeptides discovered from vertebrates, plants, fungi, and bacteria that survive in cold environments. Increasing evidence has shown that AFPs can bind to a set of waters constructing ice crystals to inhibit their growth and recrystallization at higher subzero temperatures. AFPs are also known to interact with membranes to elongate the life time of various cells near 0°C. Since these functions are related with various research fields and that is worth to be considered intensively, this Special Issue focuses on both basics and technological insights of AFPs. The issue welcomes articles on this unique category and its many different approaches, which may include AFP, IBP, antifreeze glycoprotein (AFGP), ice-binding, ice-plane affinity, thermal hysteresis, crystal growth, ice recrystallization, ice nucleation, AFP-mimetics, tandem repeats, structure, dynamics, water, hydration, molecular dynamics (MD) simulation, chemical synthesis, mass-preparation, evolution, lateral gene transfer, and cell and tissue preservation.
Prof. Dr. Sakae Tsuda
Prof. Dr. Hidemasa Kondo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- antifreeze glycoprotein (AFGP)
- ice-plane affinity
- thermal hysteresis
- crystal growth
- ice recrystallization
- ice nucleation
- tandem repeats
- molecular dynamics (MD) simulation
- chemical synthesis
- lateral gene transfer
- and cell and tissue preservation