Special Issue "Interaction between Metal Compounds and Proteins"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2019
The binding of metal compounds to proteins plays a major role in many different fields of chemistry, from drug delivery to catalysis, from the biotechnological applications of natural and synthetic metalloenzymes to the definition of the pharmacological profiles of drugs. Here, we plan to collect original research articles, short communications, or review articles describing recent advances in the field of the characterization of the interactions between proteins and metal compounds, including metal nanoparticles.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Mechanistic studies of the protein metalation process
Analytical advances in the identification of protein targets for metallodrugs
Analytical advances in the determination of protein–metal recognition binding sites
Structural data on the formation of protein–metal adducts and protein–metal complexes
Identification of metal binding sites on protein structures
Biophysical studies of the interactions between proteins and metal nanoclusters/nanoparticles
Prof. Antonello Merlino
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Protein–metal adducts
- Protein metalation
- Protein–metal nanoparticle interactions
- Metal binding sites
- Organometallic compounds
- Metal-based drugs