Special Issue "Transition Metals in Catalysis: The Functional Relationship of Fe–S Clusters and Molybdenum or Tungsten Cofactor-Containing Enzyme Systems"

A special issue of Inorganics (ISSN 2304-6740). This special issue belongs to the section "Bioinorganic Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2020

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Silke Leimkühler

Department of Molecular Enzymology, Institute of Biochemistry and Biology, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany
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Interests: molybdenum cofactor; catalytic mechanism of molybdoenzymes; crosstalk of Fe–S cluster assembly and Moco biosynthesis; sulfur-containing cofactors
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Axel Magalon

Laboratoire de Chimie Bacterienne, Aix-Marseille University & CNRS, Marseille, France
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Interests: metabolism; metalloenzymes; molybdenum cofactor; membrane proteins; nitrogen cycle
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Oliver Einsle

Institute for Biochemistry, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
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Interests: structural biology; metalloenzymes; membrane proteins; biological nitrogen fixation; iron–sulfur enzymes; cofactor biogenesis; nitrogen cycle; metabolism
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Carola Schulzke

Institute for Biochemistry, University Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
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Interests: bioinorganic chemistry; molybdenum and tungsten cofactors; vanadium; model synthesis; X-ray diffraction; oxygen atom transfer; organometallic catalysis; pentathiepins; structure–function relationships

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Following the Molybdenum and Tungsten Enzyme conference “MoTEC” and the satellite meeting on “Iron-Sulfur for Life”, we kindly invite you to submit a research paper to this Special Issue of Inorganics entitled “Transition Metals in Catalysis: The Functional Relationship of Fe–S Clusters and Molybdenum or Tungsten Cofactor-Containing Enzyme Systems”. Contributions should study enzyme mechanisms, innovative model complexes, and biogenesis pathways that are interconnected by distinct metal ions, in particular, molybdenum, tungsten, and iron. The particular focus is on molybdenum and tungsten cofactor-containing enzyme systems, nitrogenase and Fe–S cluster assembly, and insertion into enzymes. We encourage everyone within these research fields to submit an article so that we can compile a comprehensive Special Issue that may inspire future research directions.

Prof. Dr. Silke Leimkühler
Prof. Dr. Axel Magalon
Prof. Dr. Oliver Einsle
Prof. Dr. Carola Schulzke
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Fe–S cluster assembly
  • molybdenum and tungsten cofactor biosynthesis
  • molybdoenzymes
  • tungstoenzymes
  • nitrogenase
  • bioinspired complexes
  • biomimetic catalysis
  • spectroscopy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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