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Special Issue "Protein Structural Dynamics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018).
Interests: protein structure; protein structural dynamics; intrinsically disordered protein; protein aggregation; nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
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Protein structural dynamics intimately relate to protein functions. High-resolution protein structure, per se, sometimes fails to give a comprehensive view regarding its functional mechanism: crystal structure provides details of the spatial arrangement of the residues engaged in functions, but it does not reveal how they cooperate to carry out their functions due to the lack of insight into the structural dynamics that cause the time-dependent spatial rearrangement of the regulatory residues. Recent progress in the experimental and theoretical approaches has significantly facilitated the research of protein structural dynamics to give newer concepts. The technical advances also expanded the research targets from folded proteins to intrinsically disordered proteins that travel much wider conformational spaces over the folded proteins, which enhances our understanding of protein structural dynamics and function relationships.
The Special Issue “Protein Structural Dynamics” aims to present the contemporary research on protein structural dynamics, which may include original articles covering technical development; experimental reports on some particular proteins, and theoretical researches; and review papers relating to the subjects.Prof. Dr. Shin-ichi Tate
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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- Protein strutural dynamics
- Enzyme functions
- Intrinsically disordered proteins
- Single molecular FRET (fluorecense resonance energy transfer)
- Molecular dynamics simulation
- Coarse grained molecular dynamics simulation