Post-translational Modifications, a Powerful Mechanism for Bacterial Life and Survival

A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817). This special issue belongs to the section "Bacterial Pathogens".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 245

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Laboratoire Polymères, Biopolymères, Surfaces (PBS), UMR 6270 CNRS, Université de Rouen, 76821 Mont-Saint-Aignan Cedex, France
Interests: post-translational modifications; bacteria; proteomics; mass spectrometry; lysine acylation
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Laboratoire Polymères, Biopolymères, Surfaces, UMR 6270 CNRS, Université Rouen Normandie, Rouen, France
Interests: post-translational modifications; proteomics; systems biology; bioinformatics; machine learning

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Post-translational modifications are key molecular events occurring in bacteria. Bacteria use them to respond rapidly and efficiently to external stresses and to survive in hostile environments. PTMs (phosphorylations, acetylations, glycosylations, etc.) and the enzymes involved in the protein modification mechanism have been shown to play an important role in virulence, biofilm formation, and antibiotic resistance. New PTMs are discovered regularly and their study is necessary to understand their role in bacterial physiology.

In this Pathogens Special Issue, we invite the submission of research articles or reviews that deal with the impact of bacterial co- and post-translational modifications on virulence, resistance, biofilm formation, stress response, or even host interaction. Advances and innovations in the methodologies used to study these PTMs are also of interest in this Special Issue (proteomics, bioinformatics, etc.). This Special Issue will be an opportunity to bring together the latest innovations and research in the field of bacterial PTMs. The participants of the 5th International Congress on Bacterial TMPs are especially encouraged to submit articles presenting their novel research. Articles from laboratories working on this topic that did not attend the congress will also be welcome.

Dr. Julie Hardouin
Dr. Nicolas Nalpas
Guest Editors

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  • post-translational modifications
  • bacteria
  • proteomics
  • virulence
  • resistance
  • biofilm
  • host interaction
  • stress response
  • bioinformatics

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