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Special Issue "Nitric and Nitrous Oxides: Biological and Environmental Significance"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Conrado Moreno-Vivián
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Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular, Edificio Severo Ochoa, 1ª Planta, Campus de Rabanales, Universidad de Córdoba, 14071 Córdoba, Spain
Interests: denitrification; nitrate reductase; nitrous oxide emissions; nitrous oxide reductase; Paracoccus; quantitative proteomics
Prof. Dr. María Dolores Roldán
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Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular, Edificio Severo Ochoa, 1ª Planta, Campus de Rabanales, Universidad de Córdoba, 14071 Córdoba, Spain
Interests: denitrification; nitrate reductase; nitrous oxide emissions; nitrous oxide reductase; Paracoccus; quantitative proteomics
Prof. Dr. David J. Richardson
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School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
Interests: denitrification; nitrate reductase; nitrous oxide emissions; nitrous oxide reductase; Paracoccus; quantitative proteomics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nitric oxide (NO) and nitrous oxide (N2O) are nitrogen cycle intermediates that play very important roles in nature, with environmental and biological relevance. NO is small size, membrane-diffusible and highly reactive molecule that participates in cell signaling and nitrosative stress, affecting multiple biological processes, from bacteria to humans. At biochemical level, NO reacts with the superoxide anion radical to produce peroxynitrites, and it may also react with thiol groups causing S-nitrosylation of proteins. In eukaryotes, NO is a signaling molecule that exerts a vast number of functions at the level of cells, tissues and organs. Thus, in mammals NO participates in vasodilatation, hypoxia signaling, energy metabolism and bacterial pathogenesis, among other processes, and in higher plants it is involved in many functions related with plant growth and stress defense mechanisms. Prokaryotes also generate nitrogen oxides with a great impact in agriculture, environment, and biotechnology. In general, NO is produced from arginine by nitric oxide synthases or from nitrite by nitrite reductases that participate in denitrification, a process that significantly contributes to the production of NO and N2O gasses, which may accumulate in the atmosphere, particularly the potent greenhouse gas N2O.

Prof. Dr. Conrado Moreno-Vivián
Prof. Dr. María Dolores Roldán
Prof. Dr. David J. Richardson
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Nitric oxide
  • Nitrous oxide
  • Denitrification
  • Cell signaling and regulation

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