Special Issue "Assembly and Reactivity of Iron–Sulfur Clusters"

A special issue of Inorganics (ISSN 2304-6740). This special issue belongs to the section "Bioinorganic Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2021).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Sandrine Ollagnier de Choudens
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Guest Editor
Laboratoire de Chimie et Biologie des Métaux - UMR 5249, Département des Interfaces pour l’Energie, la Santé et l’Environnement, Institut de Recherche Interdisciplinaire de Grenoble, 38054 Grenoble Cedex, France
Interests: metalloenzymes; iron–sulfur clusters; mechanisms; antibacterials; biocatalysis; bioinorganic chemistry; biochemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Clusters of nonheme iron and inorganic sulfide (Fe–S clusters) are one of the most ubiquitous and functionally versatile prosthetic groups in nature. Since the discovery of ferredoxins (1960s), the number of Fe–S proteins has proliferated, and new functions have emerged, revealing remarkable functional and structural diversity of these inorganic cofactors. The formation of intracellular Fe–S clusters does not occur spontaneously; specialized multiprotein machineries present in all types of organisms are required to support their biosynthesis.

This Special Issue aims to collect research and review contributions focused on recent advances in molecular mechanisms underlying the maturation of Fe–S proteins and in chemical mechanisms of Fe–S proteins/enzymes involved in fundamental biological processes. A preference will be given to novel function/reactivity of iron–sulfur clusters and on recent and original outcomes concerning Fe–S biogenesis in humans and bacteria. We invite you to contribute your research or review articles concerning the assembly and reactivity of Fe–S clusters, which we expect will make an important impact in the bio-inorganic chemistry field (metalloproteins/metalloenzymes).

Dr. Sandrine Ollagnier de Choudens
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Iron
  • Sulfur
  • Iron–sulfur clusters (Fe–S)
  • Reactivity of Fe–S
  • Biogenesis of Fe–S
  • Biocatalysis of Fe–S
  • Chemical mechanisms
  • Inorganic cofactors
  • Fe–S metalloproteins/metalloenzymes

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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