Special Issue "Research Progress in RNA-Binding Proteins"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.
CNRS, Strasbourg, FranceUniversity of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study, Strasbourg, France
Interests: RNA-binding proteins; noncoding RNA; ribonucleoproteins; interactomics; ribosome biogenesis; bacteria; mitochondria
RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) are omnipresent in biology. Makers, breakers, modifiers, and sensors of RNAs, they unavoidably shift into the research focus in fields as different as molecular and cell biology, molecular genetics, infection and immunity, synthetic biology and molecular medicine. They are also fascinating molecular objects with a stunning diversity of structures, RNA recognition modes, and activities. Stand-alone players or members of exuberant ribonucleoproteins, RBPs secure key housekeeping functions while also featuring in a number of accessory and regulatory roles. The last decade has seen a flurry of studies unravelling the genuine scope of RBP-mediated processes and molecular mechanisms. This Special Issue focuses on emerging molecular aspects of RBP biology and the new methods to approach them. This includes, but is not limited to, the recent progress in the prediction, identification, structural characterisation, and measurement of RNA-protein interactions, the biochemical behaviour and activities of RBPs, novel and classical RBP classes, phase-separation and formation of biocondensates, RBP evolution and design.
Dr. Alexandre Smirnov
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- RNA-binding protein
- RNA-protein interaction
- RNA-protein complex
- RNA metabolism
- molecular evolution
- protein design