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  • Editor-in-Chief: Brian W. Matthews
  • ISSN: 1469-896X
  • Channels: Electrophoresis / Proteomics & Genomics / X-ray Spectrometry / Proteomics / Infrared Spectroscopy / Base Peak / NMR Knowledge Base

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Protein Science, the flagship journal of The Protein Society, serves an international forum for publishing original reports on all scientific aspects of protein molecules. The Journal publishes papers by leading scientists from all over the world that report on advances in the understanding of proteins in the broadest sense. Protein Science aims to unify this field by cutting across established disciplinary lines and focusing on “protein-centered” science.

The Journal encompasses the structure, function, and biochemical significance of proteins, their role in molecular and cell biology, genetics, and evolution, and their regulation and mechanisms of action. Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Structure of proteins and strategies of determining protein structure by chemical, biophysical, and recombinant methods
  • Peptides
  • Protein domains
  • Protein folding and molecular dynamics
  • Novel isolation procedures
  • Enzyme action and regulation
  • Interactions of proteins with nucleic acids, lipids, ligands, and other proteins
  • Receptor-mediated signal transduction and other trans-membrane phenomena
  • The functions of proteins in replication, supramolecular assembly, immune reactions, development, and other biological processes
  • Protein trafficking, synthesis and sorting
  • Recognition, localization and signaling of proteins

In addition to the investigative techniques aforementioned, the Journal will publish results of protein-centered work involving:

  • Sequencing, modification, and mass spectrometry
  • cDNA, mutagenesis and cloning
  • Computational analysis
  • Isolation and characterization
  • Thermodynamics and hydrodynamics
  • Kinetics
  • Equilibrium phenomena

Protein Science publishes full-length original research papers as well as reviews and book reviews. Recollections (by invitation only) are historical reviews that are intended to give an overview of how a particular topic in the science of proteins has developed. A special section, For the Record, features brief refereed reports of recent developments in the field (i.e.; this section may highlight a new protein sequence or report a new protein structure and/or function). Reviews (by invitation only) are intended to familiarize the general reader with the current status and future trends of rapidly evolving topics of current interest.

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