Special Issue "Membrane Structure and Dynamics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2015)
Dr. Maikel Rheinstadter
Department of Physics & Astronomy, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4M1, Canada
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Interests: membrane dynamics; membrane structure; structure and dynamics of membrane embedded proteins; interactions between membrane inclusions; protein aggregation; neutron scattering; X-ray scattering; preparation of synthetic membranes; development of sample environment (humidity chambers) for neutron and X-ray experiments
Membranes are the most important biological interface and their interaction with molecules plays a key role in the pathology of many diseases. The determination of molecular structure and dynamics of biological membranes is one of the greatest challenges in modern biophysics. Biological materials, in particular under physiological conditions, are inherently disordered and highly dynamic in nature. Fluctuations on different length scales may lead to the formation of static or dynamic patches, so-called rafts, resulting in a heterogeneous state of matter. Modern experimental and theoretical techniques can access structural and dynamical properties down to the nanometer scale and resolve dynamics of lipids, membrane-active molecules, and proteins and peptides with unprecedented resolution.
This themed issue aims to collect key contributions to the field and give an overview about experiments and computer modeling, addressing fundamental aspects and applied research in model and native, biological membranes.
Dr. Maikel Rheinstadter
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Membrane structure
- membrane dynamics
- biological membranes
- model membranes
- lipid bilayers
- lipid rafts
- membrane–drug interactions
- membrane–protein interactions
- protein–protein interactions