Special Issue "DNA Damage and Repair"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: quantum chemistry of the excited electronic state; DNA photochemistry; DNA photorepair; chemiexcitation; chemi/bioluminescence
Interests: DNA photochemistry; DNA photorepair; drug photosensitization, photoprotection; energy transfer processes
Interests: qm/mm simulations; reaction dynamics; enzymatic catalysis; computational biochemistry; free energy calculations
DNA is a molecule of paramount importance due to its fundamental biological role in carrying and storing genetic information. As such, its stability is key for safeguarding DNA integrity from external stress. This is achieved, inter alia, by means of specific repair mechanisms that ensure an efficient and prompt correction of the DNA defects. Nonetheless, some exogenous or endogenous chemical or physical agents may change this well-functioning scenario, provoking the formation of deleterious lesions that, if left unrepaired, threaten cell integrity.
This Special Issue represents an excellent opportunity for researchers of different areas to share their latest progresses and aims at developing a work in the “frontier of knowledge” with an interdisciplinary approach between chemistry (experimental and theoretical), biology, and medicine. The published original articles or reviews will open new paths toward the understanding of the generation and repair of DNA lesions, thus making it possible to advance knowledge of the processes that are at the origin of tumorigenesis.
Dr. Virginie L. Lhiaubet-Vallet
Dr. Daniel Roca-Sanjuán
Prof. Iñaki Tuñón
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- DNA damage
- DNA repair
- Oxidative damage
- Electron transfer
- Cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers
- (6-4) photoproducts
- Damaged oligonucleotides structure and dynamics
- Charge transfer states
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Planned paper 1:
Type of the paper: Review
Tentative title: Epigenetics and DNA damage repair
Authors: Theodoros Rampias
Affiliations: Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, 4 Soranou Efessiou St., Athens 11527, Greece
Planned paper 2:
Type of the paper: Article
Tentative title: Tracing the Photoaddition of Clinically Approved Psoralens to DNA
Authors: Janina Diekmann, Isabell Theves, Kristoffer Thom, and Peter Gilch