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Special Issue "Structure and Function of Membrane Proteins"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.
While we now have much information on the human genome, we still know little about the structure and function of many proteins, or how they function in health and disease. Genome sequencing projects show that, in humans, up to 45% of all proteins are embedded in or cross a membrane. The involvement of membrane proteins in disease is unquestionable, and includes relatively common diseases such as muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis. Until relatively recently, only a small fraction of the proteins that have been analyzed in any detail, or had their structure elucidated, are membrane proteins. Recent advances in technology including cryo-electron microscopy, protein production and other techniques, have greatly improved our understanding of membrane proteins.
This Special Issue on “Structure and Function of Membrane Proteins” aims to provide a summary of the emerging field with emphasis on novel developments in the field and novel results with different types of membrane proteins. The Special Issue calls for original research, mini and full reviews, including perspectives in the field of the current standing of membrane protein biology. Papers on structure and function of membrane proteins, mechanisms of transport and the role of structural and functional changes in disease are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Larry Fliegel
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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