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Special Issue "Structure, Interaction, Reaction, and Function of Biomolecules in Multimolecular Crowding Biosystems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019.
The inside of living cells are surprisingly enriched with a great variety of biomolecules, from small ions, metabolites, and osmolytes, to macromolecular proteins, nucleic acids, and polysaccharides. These biomolecules occupy up to 40 % of the cellular volume, and constitute a multimolecular crowding biosysytem of cells. Biomolecule evolution has been done in order to optimize and maximize their structure, interaction, reaction, and function in the multimolecular crowding biosystems. Therefore, it is obvious that multimolecular crowding is critical, not only in order to unveil the property of biomolecules inside cells, but also to develop a functional molecule that maintains activity, even inside of the cells.
The aim of this Special Issue is to collect research papers, reviews, and communications concerning the physical, chemical, biological, and computational characterization of biomolecules; the detection and imaging of a target molecule; the modification and regulation of biomolecules; and the development of a functional molecule and a device, under molecular crowding, multimolecular crowding, and cellular environments. Moreover, studies on biological roles of multimolecular crowding and on the utilization of multimolecular crowding for applications are invited.
Dr. Daisuke Miyoshi
Dr. Akio Ojida
Dr. Kazuhito Tabata
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Chemical biology
- Synthetic biology
- Cell imaging
- Computational chemistry
- Bioorganic chemistry
- Systems biology
- Biomolecular chemistry
- Molecular crowding
- Gene expression
- Enzyme activity
- Single molecular analysis