Special Issue "Membrane Domains on Protein-Lipid Interaction"

A special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375). This special issue belongs to the section "Membranes in Life Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Agnieszka Polit

Guest Editor
Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, ul. Gronostajowa 7, 30-387 Kraków, Poland
Interests: cellular membrane structures; protein-lipid interactions; molecular recognition; lipid domains; membrane protein targeting; signalling pathways; G protein-coupled receptors, biological spectroscopy
Dr. Paweł Mystek

Guest Editor
Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, ul. Gronostajowa 7, 30-387 Kraków, Poland
Interests: lipid-anchored proteins; membrane protein lateral diffusion; cellular membrane structures; protein-lipid interactions; signaling in cells; fluorescence microscopy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Our knowledge on biological membranes has substantially changed over the past several years, from the fluid mosaic idea to the current concept of lipids and proteins separating into microdomains that differ in their protein and lipid compositions. The role of lipids and membrane proteins is not limited to constituting the cell barrier. They are also involved in a wide range of processes including intracellular and extracellular transport, communication, cell migration, forming cell shape and participation in the mechanisms of signal transduction that regulate cell function and homeostasis. Investigation of the world of membrane domains and the function of specific protein-lipid complexes has become possible thanks to the novel advanced tools used to study functions of diverse lipid classes in membranes with structural analysis and simulations at the atomic resolution. This Special Issue will highlight the importance of the membrane domains on protein-lipid interactions and its implications for our understanding of the overall organization and functioning of cell membranes and its relation to myriad cellular outcomes. We seek submissions of experimental and computational approaches concentrated on protein-lipid interactions on molecular and membrane levels. The reviews on promising methods or techniques to study membrane organization and molecular interactions are also highly welcome.

Dr. Agnieszka Polit
Dr. Paweł Mystek
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • biological membranes
  • lipid domains
  • membrane organization
  • model membranes
  • lipid-protein interactions
  • lipid rafts
  • molecular recognition
  • membrane regulation of signal transduction
  • membrane protein clustering
  • protein-enriched domains
  • membrane protein diffusion
  • membrane domain targeting
  • plasma membrane compartmentalization
  • molecular dynamics simulation
  • lipid binding motifs

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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