Special Issue "Structural Biology of Proteins and Peptides"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: Antimicrobial peptides; chemokines; anti-infectious drug design; anti-cancer drug design; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance; structural biology of proteins and peptides
Interests: Structural biology of chemokines and chemokin-binding receptors; protein engineering and enzyme mechanism; NMR spectroscopy
Interests: Structure biology of protein ubiquitination; protein misfolding and degradation; X-ray crystallography; Cryo-electron microscopy
Interests: Structural biology of AAA ATPases; protein phase separation; regulation of microtubules; X-ray crystallography
Interests: protein dynamics; structural biology; DNA/RNA quadruplexes; NMR spectroscopy; biophysical chemistry
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Proteins and peptides fold into specific three-dimensional structures to carry out their biological functions. These biological functions can be regulated by interactions with other biological ligands, and/or post-translational modifications. The conformational and chemical spaces of polypeptides can be further expanded by the introduction of non-natural amino acids, leading to novel functions that can be exploited in biotechnology and biomedicine. Understanding the molecular basis of structure–function relationships forms the foundation of structural biology, which has benefitted from contemporary method developments that increase the spatial and temporal resolutions pertinent to the understanding of biological functions. This Special Issue invites contributions describing advances in our understanding of protein structures and functions, and folding and misfolding using experimental and theoretical approaches. Original research articles and reviews are both welcome.
Prof. Jya-Wei Cheng
Dr. Shih-Che Sue
Dr. Kuen-Phon Wu
Dr. Hui-Chun Cheng
Dr. Shang-Te Hsu
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- Protein structures
- Protein folding
- X-ray crystallography
- NMR spectroscopy
- Cryo-electron microscopy
- Expanding genetic codes
- Peptide-based chemical probes
- Antimicrobial peptides
- Protein engineering
- Protein dynamics
- Protein modification
- Enzyme mechanis