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Metallomics Themed Issue on Lead, Manganese and Mercury Neurochemistry

Graphical AbstractOur upcoming Themed Issue in Metallomics will aim to showcase the latest discoveries and developments in Lead, Manganese and Mercury Neurochemistry.

For your article to be considered for the themed issue, we must receive your manuscript by 31st October 2015

Guest Edited by Professor Rachel Austin, Jennifer Freeman and Tomas Guilarte, this upcoming themed issue will focus on making visible the molecular mechanisms by which Lead, Manganese and Mercury impact on the central nervous system.

This issue will highlight the connected chemical and biochemical interactions that occur as these metal ions enter the central nervous system and ultimately cause pathologies. Omics-based approaches offer tremendous potential to see connections between metal ions and key biomolecules but any article that offers insight into the neurochemistry of these ions will be welcomed. Given the state of the field, it is anticipated that many articles will include sections that highlight gaps in our knowledge.

Communicationsfull papers and review articles are welcomed, if you are interested in submitting to this themed issue please contact us to let us know.

Guidance on preparing your papers can be found here: http://www.rsc.org/journals-books-databases/journal-authors-reviewers/. Submissions can be made online here: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mt

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Zinc in the Biosciences Themed Issue – now available online

metal- and cyanate-binding site with His316 and Trp237 as potential H-bond donorsMetallomics is pleased to present its latest Themed Issue on the topic of  ‘Zinc in the Biosciences‘, showcasing some of the latest developments in zinc biology. Zinc is important for cellular functions in all organ systems. Its global roles are unlike those of any other transition metal ion and more similar to those of magnesium and calcium ions. With this Themed Issue, we provide a flavour of latest developments in zinc biology, and highlight the bright future of the field.

This collection comprises a selection of excellent Reviews, Communications and Papers and is accompanied by an Editorial by Metallomics Editorial Board Chair, Professor Wolfgang Maret.

Click here to view the collection in full. We hope you enjoy reading it!

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Call for papers: themed issue dedicated to the contribution of metals to infectious diseases and nutritional immunity

COver image of Metallomics issue 9You are invited to contribute to the upcoming Metallomics themed issue highlighting the contribution of metals to infectious diseases and nutritional immunity.

For your article to be considered for the themed issue we must receive your manuscript by December 15th 2014.

Guest Edited by Professors Eric Skaar and Manuela Raffatellu, this upcoming themed issue will highlight the significant progress and developments across the breadth of the subject area and welcomes communications, full papers and review articles.

Metals are required for all life on earth and microbial pathogens are no exception to this rule. Accordingly, vertebrates have evolved to sequester these essential nutrients in a process known as nutritional immunity. The struggle for nutrient metal between host and pathogen has emerged as one of the most critical determinants of the outcome of infection.

If you would like to know more about the issue, or are interested in submitting a research paper or review article, please contact us.

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Themed issue on Metals in Marine Biochemistry

Iron transport and storage in the coccolithophore: Emiliania huxleyi

Carrano et al., Metallomics, 2012, 4, 1160-1166

We would like to remind our readers about an upcoming themed issue of Metallomics focused on Metals in Marine BiochemistryMetallomics is a journal seeking to be a highly visible home for leading research directed at understanding the role of biometals in complex systems.  It is natural fit for work from the environmental bioinorganic chemistry community.

If you work in this area, why not submit your next paper to Metallomics?

Submission deadline:  31st January 2014

Guest Edited by Mak Saito, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Rachel Narehood Austin, Bates College.

All articles will be peer-reviewed and, to be suitable for publication, must meet the usual quality and significance standards of the journal. Please indicate in your covering letter that your article is to be considered for the Metals in Marine Biochemistry themed issue.

Email us at METALLOMICS-RSC@rsc.org for more information.

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Themed Issue on Zinc in the Biosciences: Submissions Open!

We are pleased to announce a new themed issue of Metallomics on Zinc in the Biosciences

Submission Deadline: 28th Feb, 2014

Zinc has a wide number of roles in biology, which is certainly reflected in the content we regularly publish in Metallomics. The aim of this themed issue is to bring together all recent activities in the field and highlight fundamental work and new developments in the emerging areas of research on the role of zinc in the biosciences.

If you work in the area of zinc biology and biochemistry, why not submit your next paper to Metallomics?

All articles will be peer-reviewed and, to be suitable for publication, must meet the usual quality and significance standards of the journal. Please indicate in your covering letter that your article is to be considered for the Zinc in the Biosciences themed issue.

Email us at METALLOMICS-RSC@rsc.org for more information.

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Themed Issue on Plant Metallomics now published

Peroza et al., Metallomics, 2013, 5, 1204-1214

The Themed issue of Metallomics on Plant metallomics has now been published!

Take a look at the Editorial of the issue, written by Guest Editor David Salt. This themed issue contains eight reviews and twelve research papers and provides a good overview of works on genes, small metabolites and proteins involved in the mineral nutrient and trace element homeostasis in plants. Papers highlighting some of the analytical techniques used to make such discoveries are also included.

Hermans et al., Metallomics, 2013, 5, 1170-1183

Below are the HOT articles of the issue, free to read for the next three weeks. To access the full articles, just click on the links:

An update on magnesium homeostasis mechanisms in plants
Christian Hermans, Simon J. Conn, Jiugeng Chen, Qiying Xiao and Nathalie Verbruggen
Metallomics, 2013,5, 1170-1183
DOI: 10.1039/C3MT20223B

Transition metals in plant photosynthesis
Inmaculada Yruela 
Metallomics, 2013,5, 1090-1109
DOI: 10.1039/C3MT00086A

Model of how plants sense zinc deficiency
Ana G. L. Assunção, Daniel P. Persson, Søren Husted, Jan K. Schjørring, Ross D. Alexander and Mark G. M. Aarts 
Metallomics, 2013,5, 1110-1116
DOI: 10.1039/C3MT00070B

Leszczyszyn et al., Metallomics, 2013, 5, 1146-1169

Diversity and distribution of plant metallothioneins: a review of structure, properties and functions
Oksana I. Leszczyszyn, Hasan T. Imam and Claudia A. Blindauer
Metallomics, 2013,5, 1146-1169
DOI: 10.1039/C3MT00072A

Metal ion release from metallothioneins: proteolysis as an alternative to oxidation
Estevão A. Peroza, Augusto dos Santos Cabral, Xiaoqiong Wan and Eva Freisinger
Metallomics, 2013,5, 1204-1214
DOI: 10.1039/C3MT00079F

Speciation and identification of tellurium-containing metabolites in garlic, Allium sativum
Yasumi Anan, Miyuki Yoshida, Saki Hasegawa, Ryota Katai, Maki Tokumoto, Laurent Ouerdane, Ryszard Łobińskib and Yasumitsu Ogra  
Metallomics, 2013,5, 1215-1224
DOI: 10.1039/C3MT00108C

Zinc export results in adaptive zinc tolerance in the ectomycorrhizal basidiomycete Suillus bovinus
Joske Ruytinx, Hoai Nguyen, May Van Hees, Michiel Op De Beeck, Jaco Vangronsveld, Robert Carleer, Jan V. Colpaert and Kristin Adriaensen
Metallomics, 2013,5, 1225-1233
DOI: 10.1039/C3MT00061C

Comparison of global responses to mild deficiency and excess copper levels in Arabidopsis seedlings
Nuria Andrés-Colás, Ana Perea-García, Sonia Mayo de Andrés, Antoni Garcia-Molina, Eavan Dorcey, Susana Rodríguez-Navarro, Miguel A. Pérez-Amador, Sergi Puig and Lola Peñarrubia 
Metallomics, 2013,5, 1234-1246
DOI: 10.1039/C3MT00025G

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Themed issue from Metallomics 2013!

Did you attend the International Symposium on Metallomics 2013?

If so, we would like to invite you to submit an article on your work presented at the conference, to a themed issue in Metallomics that will be dedicated to the conference.

Submission deadline: 30th September 2013

Delegates from Metallomics 2013 held in Ovideo, Spain

Delegates from Metallomics 2013 held in Oviedo, Spain

Please find a message from the organisers below

Dear participants of the Metallomics 2013,

We really acknowledge your participation in the conference and we hope that you enjoyed the meeting and your stay in Oviedo.

We are delighted to announce that Metallomics (Impact factor 2012: 4.099) will be publishing a themed issue from the 4th International Symposium on Metallomics 2013 with María Montes-Bayón and Jörg Bettmer as guest editors. We welcome the submission of communications, full papers and reviews for consideration in the issue, and all articles will be subject to the usual high standards of the journal through peer-review.

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the Author Guidelines available on the journal website.

We would really appreciate if you send a tentative title with the list of authors until 15th August 2013 to María (montesmaria@uniovi.es) or to Jörg (bettmerjorg@uniovi.es). Submission deadline of the papers is 30th September 2013. Accepted papers will be published on the RSC website as Advance Articles as soon as they are ready. The printed issue is provisionally scheduled to be published in February 2014.

Again, thanks a lot to all of you for your attendance and contributions and we are looking forward to meeting you, at the latest at the 5th International Symposium on Metallomics 2015 in Beijing.

Best regards,

María & Jörg

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Metallomics 2013 themed issue

4th International Symposium on Metallomics (Metallomics 2013)
Oviedo Cathedral squareCalatrava Congress Centre, Oviedo, Spain
8-11 July 2013

The 4th ISM will continue in the tradition of the outstanding previous meetings and will bring together scientists from all over the world to discuss the various aspects of metallomics. Scientists across the broad spectrum of metallomics (biology, biochemistry, chemistry, medicine, physiology, toxicology, etc.), including those from industry, government, and academia, are therefore encouraged to take part in this exciting series of conferences, aiming at a multidisciplinary encounter.

Further details about what we can look forward to can be found on the conference website.

Plenary speakers confirmed

There is already a great selection of Plenary speakers confirmed, including:

Tomas Ganz, University of California, Los Angeles, USA; Chris Orvig, University of British Columbia, Canada; Nigel Robinson, Durham University, UK; Scott D. Tanner, University of Toronto, Canada and Itamar Willner, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Themed issue in Metallomics

I am also delighted to annouce that Metallomics will be publishing a themed issue from the conference. We welcome the submission of communications, full papers and reviews for consideration in the issue, and all articles will be subject to the usual high standards of the journal through peer-review. Details of the submission deadline for the issue will follow.

We will also be offering a Metallomics Poster Prize of a personal electronic subscription to the journal, and one of the newly designed i-pod Nanos (so if you are presenting a poster, this could be yours!)

Take a look at previous Metallomics themed issues that have been published from the conference, the 2nd ISM 2009 in Cincinnati, USA, and 3rd ISM 2011 in Münster, Germany.

We look forward to seeing you in Oviedo!

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Cellular transport and homeostasis of essential and nonessential metals

The first article in our Metals in Genetics themed issue is now published online!  This themed issue will showcase work presented at the International Conference on Metals and Genetics (ICMG2011) held in Kobe, Japan in September last year.

This Minireview by Michael Aschner and colleagues from Vanderbilt University Medical Centre, Nashville, USA, provides an overview of essential (Cu, Fe, Mn and Zn) and nonessential (Al, As, Cd, Pb and Hg) metal transport and homeostatic processes in cells.  To find out more, click on the link below – you can access this article for free until the 9th March 2012!

Cellular transport and homeostasis of essential and nonessential metals, Ebany J. Martinez-Finley, Sudipta Chakraborty, Stephanie J. B. Fretham and Michael Aschner, Metallomics, 2012, DOI: 10.1039/C2MT00185C

Keep a look out for our themed issue on Metals in Genetics which will be published later this year…

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Themed issue on Metal Toxicity published

Metallomics 2011, Issue 11 covers

Metallomics, 2011, 3(11): 1083-1254

Our themed issue on Metal Toxicity is now online!  Guest Edited by Chris Rensing of the University of Arizona and Gregor Grass of the Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology, this issue contains a collection of reviews and research papers on an important and sometimes controversial topic.

Chris and Gregor introduce the issue in their Editorial:

Metal toxicity
Gregor Grass, Ludger Rensing and Christopher Rensing
DOI: 10.1039/C1MT90048J

The front cover of the issue features a Minireview from Oded Lewinson and Joshua Klein of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.  They look at bacterial ATP-driven transporters of transition metals and discuss how each system is adapted to perform its specific task from mechanistic and structural perspectives.  Despite the differences, there is one important commonality: in many clinically relevant bacterial pathogens, transporters of transition metals are essential for virulence.

Minireview: Bacterial ATP-driven transporters of transition metals: physiological roles, mechanisms of action, and roles in bacterial virulence
Joshua S. Klein and Oded Lewinson
DOI: 10.1039/C1MT00073J

Featured on the inside front cover is a Critical Review from Raymond Turner and colleagues from the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada which explains the ‘-omics’ approach of metabolomics and how it can be applied to study a physiological response to toxic metal exposure.  A frank evaluation of the approach is given to provide newcomers to the method a clear idea of the challenges and the rewards of applying metabolomics to their research.

Critical Review: Metabolomics and its application to studying metal toxicity
Sean C. Booth, Matthew L. Workentine, Aalim M. Weljie and Raymond J. Turner
DOI: 10.1039/C1MT00070E

The cover articles will be free for 6 weeks, and do take a look at the full themed issue.

We’d like to thank the Guest Editors and all the authors for their contribution to putting the issue together, and we hope that you enjoy reading it.

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