Special Issue "Channels and Transporters in Cells and Tissues 2.0"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: water and solute transport; transporter; channel; metabolism; diseases
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Channels and transporters are membrane proteins that mediate the traffic of water, ions, and solutes across biological membranes, and are crucial to maintaining homeostasis assuring cell survival upon intracellular or environmental stress. The absence or dysfunction of channels and transporters may have dramatic consequences for cellular and tissue function and cause disease. Thus, the mechanisms of physiological regulation and chemical modulation of membrane proteins are an emergent topic in the fields of biology, agriculture, and medicine that present opportunities for drug discovery and new therapies.
This Special Issue “Channels and Transporters in Cells and Tissues 2.0” will still focus on the function and regulation of membrane transport proteins across all living organisms, including their potential use as drug targets. Authors are invited to submit original research and review papers addressing the topic of this Special Issue.
Prof. Graça Soveral
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Membrane transport and regulation;
- Structure–function relationship;
- Water, ions, and solutes transportation;
- Membrane permeability;
- Chemical modulation;
- Therapeutic applications;
- Drug discovery;
- Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.