Special Issue "Symmetry in Structural Biology"
A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2017) | Viewed by 17385
For many of us, fascination with structural biology was triggered by the promise of describing biological macromolecules as microscopic machines. Others were attracted by the potential for understanding cellular function at the atomic level, or the undeniable beauty of proteins and nucleic acids when viewed in 3D space. Whether seeking to resolve mechanisms or for aesthetic reasons, we all appreciate that the symmetry inherent in many biological systems is a key parameter of our investigations. This Special Issue intends to celebrate symmetry in structural biology by bringing together selected papers on the many ways this phenomenon contributes in molecular and cellular mechanisms, and in our investigations of these systems. Themes for submission may include (but are not limited to):
Symmetry in biological macromolecules
- Symmetric molecules
- Repetitive units
- Symmetry in molecular function
Symmetry in macromolecular assemblies
- Homo- and hetero-oligomers
- Symmetry at the sub-cellular level
- Symmetry in viruses
Symmetry in structural methods
- Symmetry in data handling
- Symmetry in structural restraints
Prof. John Vakonakis
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Symmetry is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Protein and nucleic acid structures
- Macromolecular assemblies
- Repetitive units
- Symmetry versus pseudo-symmetry
- Molecular and cellular function
- Structural biology methods