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


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.


The first issue of Protein and Peptide Letters (Vol 1 issue 1) was published in July 1994. Since then, this international journal has grown steadily to become widely recognized for publishing excellent work in the field of proteins and peptide research. The Aims and Scope of the journal include a range of topics, but the journal is firmly rooted in studies of the properties of the title molecules and their interactions. Over the years we have welcomed a truly international group of authors and provided a valuable service to many new scientists publishing their first papers in English.

As we have moved through the years, the popularity of the journal and its content has increased. Recently, an analysis was done of the citation record for the past few years for all published papers. From that listing we selected the the top 100 papers receiving the highest citation numbers. Those authors were invited to submit revised and updated manuscripts; the ones received were subjected to a new round of peer review, revisions were requested, and the final manuscripts were edited by the editor. The resulting top papers were selected to be included in this first volume of “Frontiers in Protein and Peptide Science”. Future volumes will follow based on a continuing analysis of citation history.

I would like to thank all contributors to this volume for their efforts to update their papers with new information and references and for their efforts to prepare the new manuscripts according to the format specified in the invitation to submit. I would also like to thank two managers at Bentham Science publishing, Dur-e- Shahnaz Shafi, who worked with me to initiate this book and Sara Yaser, who took over the book and saw it through to completion.

Ben M. Dunn
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Florida
College of Medicine


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