Special Issue "Protein Crystallography"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 July 2020).
Interests: protein nucleation, crystallization; biological complexes; protein-DNA complex crystals; meso- quasi- or nano-crystals; biomineralization
Interests: protein crystals; biocrystals; crystal growth; protein crystallography; crystal chemistry; biomineralization; biomimetics; biological macromolecules
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Protein X-ray crystallography has played dominant roles and will continue to contribute greatly to structural biology despite the recent technical revolutions in cryo-EM and XFEL (X-ray free electron laser). Structural biology dissects bio-macromolecules and their complexes at the atomic resolution, thus giving the best mechanistic connections and understanding between physiochemical structures and biological phenomena. Structural biology does not only deal with the well-ordered bio-macromolecules, but also studies flexible and disordered proteins, and phase separation mechanisms caused by some of the disordered proteins. This Special Issue of “Protein Crystallography” will cover all aspects of structural biology relevant to X-ray and electron crystallography. Authors are encouraged to submit their manuscripts covering the topics in the keywords listed below.
Although the static crystal structures have been the major focus in structural biology in the past 60 years, scientists have been paying more and more attention to the dynamic and flexible aspects of bio-macromolecules and their complexes. Therefore, we particularly encourage the submission of manuscripts relevant to bio-macromolecules dynamics and interactions. The additional goals of this issue are to provide the growing community of biological scientists interested in structural biology with good reference material, historical background, and primer references. We will also like to invite manuscripts submissions in those areas.
Prof. Xiao-Dong Su
Prof. Abel Moreno
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. Crystals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Protein preparation and crystallization
- X-ray and electron diffraction
- Structural determination and analyses
- Structural biology
- Rational drug design
- Bio-macromolecule dynamics and interactions
- Bio-macromolecule design
- Disordered proteins and phase separation