Special Issue "Advances in Amylases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2023) | Viewed by 16390
Interests: amylolytic enzymes; starch/glycogen-binding domains; glycoside hydrolases; in-silico protein structure analysis; protein bioinformatics
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The international symposia on the ALpha-AMYlase family (ALAMYs— http://imb.savba.sk/~janecek/Alamys/) was established in 2001. From the beginning, being organized once every three years, each ALAMY has been held at Smolenice Castle in Slovakia, the Congress Centre of the Slovak Academy of Sciences. The castle is situated on a hill above the small city of Smolenice, which lies at the foot of Small Carpathian Mountains, 60 km north-east from Bratislava. The beautiful natural surroundings and attractive interiors of the castle create a special atmosphere for scientific discussions, relaxation and meeting friends.
This Special Issue of Molecules (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/molecules/special_issues/G7C8D1F97U), entitled “Advances in Amylases”, has been arranged to collect contributions presented during the 8th edition of this series of conferences, The Eighth Symposium on the Alpha-Amylase Family (ALAMY_8—http://imb.savba.sk/~janecek/Alamys/Alamy_8/), due to be held October 9-13, 2022.
This Special Issue welcomes manuscripts dealing with the cloning, sequencing, expression, biochemical characterization, tertiary structure determination, structure/function relationships, and protein design and evolution of starch hydrolases and related alpha-glucan active enzymes. Topics of interest include, but are not necessarily limited to, various aspects of the main alpha-amylase enzyme clan GH-H (i.e., families GH13, GH70 and GH77), as well as of the smaller alpha-amylase families—mainly GH57, but also GH119 and even GH126. Starch-active LPMOs from the family AA13 are equally welcome. Last but not least, any aspects of starch and glycogen (in general, an alpha-glucan) binding, representing distinct CBMs and/or surface-binding sites, are also within the scope of this Special Issue. In addition to basic research-oriented studies, emphasis may also be given to potential applications, especially in biotechnology and medicine.
Three types of contributions will be considered: (i) articles; (ii) reviews; and (iii) perspectives.
Finally, this Special Issue is open not only for participants of the ALAMY_8 Symposium; all “amylase-positive” people are welcome to contribute!
Prof. Dr. Stefan Janecek
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