Editor: Ben M. Dunn

Frontiers in Protein and Peptide Sciences

Volume 1

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ISSN: 2589-2924 (Print)
ISSN: 2213-9877 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-863-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-862-4 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2014
DOI: 10.2174/97816080586241140101

Introduction

Frontiers in Protein and Peptide Sciences is a book series focused on leading-edge research on the structure, physical properties, and functions of proteins and peptides. Authors of contributions in this series have updated their work with new experimental data and references following their initial research. Each volume highlights a number of important topics in current research in the field of protein and peptide chemistry and molecular biology, including membrane proteins and their interactions with ligands, computational methods, and proteins in disease and biotechnology. The series is essential reading for protein chemists and researchers seeking the latest information about protein and peptide research.

Foreword

This year, Protein and Peptide Letters is in its 20th anniversary. Over the years, this journal played an important role not only in the illumination of protein and peptide science, but also in the development of several generations of protein and peptide scientists around the globe. As of June 12, 2014, WEB of Science listed 2,265 papers published in Protein and Peptide Letters that were cited 12,405 times. Curiously, although the number of annually published papers reached a plateau in 2005-2006, the number of annual citations of the papers published in Protein and Peptide Letters keeps its steady growth.

The first volume of “Frontiers in Protein and Peptide Science” edited by Prof. Ben Dunn represents an exciting collection of 11 papers which are the revised and updated versions of the manuscripts originally published in Protein and Peptide Letters. Papers for this volume were selected based on the number of citations that the original articles received. Therefore, the resulting volume represents a set of “the best of the best of the best” studies extracted from the Protein and Peptide Protein and Peptide Letters and covers a broad variety of topics ranging from protein function, to protein folding, and to computational methods for prediction of protein structural and functional properties.

Curiously, some authors of the best performing publications are frequent guests in Protein and Peptide Letters, whereas others published just one “hit”. Papers included in this volume talk about structure and functional properties of hemoglobins from snakes, discuss major enzymes of the endocannabinoid metabolism, represent anti-apoptotic and oncogenic functions of Hsp27, show the results of the molecular modeling of CYP2C19 SNPs, represent new updates related to understanding of the folding rates and folding nuclei of globular proteins, discuss the roles of heat shock response agents in diseases, talk about prediction of protein secondary structure content, provide analysis of sequence divergence in metabolic proteins of Plasmodium falciparum, and show how computational tools can be used to predict protein subcellular locations, types of membrane proteins, and types of Golgi-resident protein. The volume will be particularly useful to basic investigators, applied scientists, and clinicians interested in the latest advances in the field of protein and peptide research.

Vladimir N. Uversky
University of South Florida
USA


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