Special Issue "Metal Homeostasis and Resistance in Microbes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2021).
Virtually all living organisms require essential trace metal elements, which are required to carry out diverse physiological functions in numerous living organisms including microorganisms. However, the acquisition and utilization of trace metals is strictly regulated because of their toxicity. Microorganisms live in diverse environments ranging from mild to harsh conditions, and their fast adaptation to harsh conditions is an advantage of microorganisms. Hence, microorganisms have developed various mechanisms to maintain cellular metal homeostasis under various conditions and to survive against to metal stresses. The regulatory mechanisms of metal homeostasis, as well as simultaneous stress responses and resistance mechanisms against metal toxicity, have been studied extensively in various microbial model systems. Furthermore, the interaction between different metals in microorganisms also has an important function in maintaining metal homeostasis. However, the detailed mechanisms of cellular metal homeostasis and resistance against metal toxicity at the molecular level remained unsolved. This Special Issue is aimed at identifying the exact mechanisms of metal homeostasis and mechanisms of resistance against metal toxicity in microorganisms at the molecular level.
Prof. Dr. Cheol-Won Yun
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