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IJMS special issue

November 30, 2023 - August 30, 2024

Drs. A Medrano-Soto, M Saier and G. Moreno-Hagelsieb are guest editors for an upcoming Special Issue  to be published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS). The special issue’s name is: (Meta)genomic, Functional, Structural and Evolutionary Analysis of Transport System.  We encourage everyone whose research is related to cellular transport to submit papers before the November 30, 2023, deadline. You can find here the Guide for Authors to prepare your submission.

Special Issue Information

Molecular transport systems are essential for life. They move molecules in and out of cells as well as organelles, thus playing critical roles in organismal physiology, homeostasis, and cell–cell communication. Transport proteins include channels, secondary carriers, primary active transporters, group translocators, and transmembrane electron carriers that selectively allow the passage of substrates through membranes. Whether transport is active or passive (depending on the energy requirements of the process), when transporters malfunction there can be catastrophic consequences for a cell. Due to their relevance to human health, more than 50% of all FDA-approved drugs target integral membrane proteins. This Special Issue presents a collection of papers conveying the state of the art in transport biology. These papers describe research ranging from experimental to bioinformatic approaches, contributing toward expanding our functional, evolutionary, and mechanistic understanding of transport systems in all domains of life. The scope of this Special Issue will cover (but is not limited to) the following areas:

  1. Gene mutation and regulatory mechanisms of transport systems.
  2. Bioinformatics approaches to the study of transport systems.
  3. Ecological impact of molecular transport systems.
  4. Genomic and metagenomic analyses of transport systems.
  5. Three-dimensional structural approaches to the study of transport systems.
  6. Evolutionary analyses of transport systems.


  • molecular transport
  • transport mechanisms
  • evolution
  • families and superfamilies
  • genomics
  • metagenomics
  • 3D structural insights
  • bioinformatics
Dr. Arturo Medrano-Soto
Dr. Milton Saier
Dr. Gabriel Moreno-Hagelsieb
Guest Editors


November 30, 2023
August 30
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