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Synthesis and Function of Mycolic Acids and the Mycomembrane

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Microbiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 67

Special Issue Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Within the Actinobacteria phylum, mycolic acid-containing members of the genera Corynebacterium, Mycobacterium, Nocardia, and Rhodococcus comprise an exceptional cell envelope structure characterized by the outer membrane-like mycomembrane. The main constituents are mycolic acids linked to sugar moieties, with the mycobacterial cord factor being the most prominent and best investigated example.

This Special Issue aims to focus on all the molecular aspects of mycolic acids and mycomembrane synthesis and function. Commentaries, research articles, and reviews dealing with the evolution and distribution of biosynthesis genes, effects on antimicrobial resistance, and host–pathogen interactions, as well as other aspects, are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Burkovski
Guest Editor

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  • actinobacteria
  • Corynebacterium
  • host–pathogen interaction
  • Mycobacterium
  • mycolic acids
  • mycomembrane
  • Nocardia
  • phagolysosome maturation
  • Rhodococcus
  • trehalosyldimycolate

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