Special Issue "Metalloproteins 2017"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2017)
Prof. Dr. Masatoshi Maki
Department of Applied Molecular Biosciences, Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8601, Japan
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Interests: calcium-binding protein; calcium signaling; protein-protein interaction; transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation; protein structure; membrane trafficking
A variety of abundant and trace metals are taken up into cells and used for biological processes. Metals are incorporated into proteins in the form of simple ions or clusters, or with cofactors. Metalloproteins play important roles in living organisms by functioning as enzymatic catalysts, regulators, photosynthetic and respiration electron-transfer chain, metal ion transporters, signaling sensors, transcription factors, etc. Understanding of metalloproteins in animals, plants, protists, and microorganisms should expand, not only our knowledge of life on Earth, but also the origin of life and extraterrestrial life, if any exists. Detoxification of heavy metals is also of great concern in environmental pollution.
This Special Issue of Metalloproteins welcomes contributions in all areas of basic and application-oriented research associated with metalloproteins from the aspects of biochemistry, molecular biology, and biophysics.
Prof. Dr. Masatoshi Maki
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- Alkaline and alkaline-earth metals
- Artificial metalloproteins
- Binding motif
- Buffering action
- Cell signaling
- Dietary minerals
- Enzyme catalysis
- Heavy metal stress
- Metal affinity chromatography
- Metal-ion transporters
- Protein engineering
- Protein-protein interaction
- Sensor protein
- Trace elements
- Transcription factors
- Transition metals