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Special Issue "Enzymology of Respiration and Photosynthesis Processes"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Biochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 July 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Vitaliy Borisov
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Guest Editor
Belozersky Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory, Moscow 119991, Russian Federation
Prof. Dr. Sergey Siletsky
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Guest Editor
Belozersky Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory, Moscow 119991, Russian Federation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Energy transduction is a key metabolic process in biological systems. Organisms that harvest free energy from light are of major interest for biotechnology. They may serve as prototypes for gadgets that can harvest electric free energy directly from solar illumination. For instance, the pigment–protein complex of Photosystem II is a key component of the most successful solar energy converting machinery on Earth. The study of the proton pump mechanisms of heme–copper oxidases and retinal proteins at the molecular level can clarify the features of the device and the design of artificial membranes and nanosystems that can efficiently convert different forms of energy. The investigation of respiratory chain enzymes is extremely important and promising from a biomedical point of view. In particular, a comparative study of the heme–copper oxidases and the bd-type oxidases may contribute to the development of new generation antibiotics.

We will appreciate new insights into the molecular mechanisms and structure of respiratory chain and light-transducing enzymes and proteins, their physiological roles, assembly pathways, biotechnological applications, and utility as drug targets. Original research articles and up-to-date reviews on these and related topics are welcome in this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Vitaliy Borisov
Prof. Dr. Sergey Siletsky
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • enzyme
  • function
  • physiological role
  • inhibition
  • terminal oxidase
  • cytochrome
  • respiratory chain
  • photosystem
  • retinal
  • proton pump

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