Special Issue "Novel Structural Studies of Coronavirus Proteins"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2021.
Interests: chemistry; crystallography; time resolved diffraction; free electron lasers; synchrotron radiation
Interests: serial crystallography; time-resolved dynamics; metalloenzymes; crystallography methods; room temperature crystallography
Interests: serial crystallography; X-ray free-electron lasers; time-resolved serial crystallography; protein structure and dynamics; structure-based drug discovery
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Special Issue in Crystals: Macromolecular Serial Crystallography (Volume II)
During the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic’s severity refocused many scientific efforts to research related to SARS-CoV-2. Large facilities worldwide, such as synchrotrons and XFELs, dedicated overwhelming time and energy to this exceptional and ongoing story. The focused timeline and scope of COVID-19 related research will certainly be remembered as an historic effort across many scientific fields, including that of structural biology. Structural studies have shown to be critical in identifying important features for COVID-19 research, and highlighting these studies is a particular motivation for this Special Issue of Crystals. We hope that this serves as a celebration of the contributions from crystallographers worldwide to COVID-19-related research.
Thus, the main goal of this Special Issue, “Novel Structural Studies of Coronavirus Proteins”, will be to gather both research and review articles from experts in the field (chemists, biologists, physicists, and structural biologists), with the ultimate goal of creating an international platform that provides with rich and reference information on the latest advances and exciting discoveries in the field of X-ray crystallography at synchrotrons and XFELs towards understanding the functioning of SARS-CoV-2 to advance develop new drug treatments and vaccines against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Prof. Dr. Marc Messerschmidt
Dr. Jeney Wierman
Dr. José Manuel Martín-García
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- Novel structures
- Time resolved structures
- X-ray crystallography
- Structure-based drug discovery
- X-ray free electron lasers
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.
Title: New X-ray Crystallographic Approaches for Studying Cysteine-Dependent Enzymes
Authors: Nathan Smith; Mark A. Wilson
Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry/Redox Biology Center, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588, USA