Special Issue "Synaptic Transmission and Protein Interaction"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Interests: Synapse; Protein-protein interaction; Glutame receptosome; Synaptic transmission; Cell signaling; Plasticity; Neuronal networks; Autism Spectrum Disorder
This Special Issue is devoted to Synaptic Transmission and Protein Interaction.
Synaptic transmission between two neurons includes all the molecular processes allowing the release of neurotransmitters by the presynaptic element, the stimulation of post-synaptic receptors, and the initiation of signaling pathways to transmit the activation of the post-synaptic element. All these molecular mechanisms rely on the ability of proteins to interact, to form functional protein complexes. Protein–protein interactions within these complexes are regulated by environmental stimuli that multiply the number of functional signaling platforms generated from a limited number of proteins, which in turn finely control synaptic transmission. This Special Issue aims to bring together recent advances in our understanding of the dynamics and fundamental roles of protein–protein interactions in synaptic transmission.
Articles offering innovative insights into the multifaceted functions of proteins depending on their interactions are welcome. This Special Issue may include but is not limited to: original research articles focusing on nanodomain organization (receptors multimerization, scaffold interactions, signaling cascades, protein interactomes, etc.), dynamics of protein–protein interaction, further characterization of functional signaling platforms, studies using protein–protein interactions as therapeutic targets, and review articles which summarize and highlight recent advances in the field.
Dr. Julie Perroy
Dr. Enora Moutin
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Protein-protein interaction
- Scaffold complexes
- Synaptic transmission
- Cell signaling