New themed collection on ‘Chemical biology of metals’

We’re pleased to announce that a new themed collection from RSC Chemical Biology has now been published online!

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This themed collection, guest edited by Angela Casini (Technical University of Munich, Germany), Hui Chao (Sun Yat-Sen University, China), Hongzhe Sun (University of Hong Kong, China), and Christopher J. Chang (University of California, Berkeley, United States), offers articles showcasing the ongoing interest in the chemical biology of metals.

This themed collection offers articles showcasing the ongoing interest in the chemical biology of metals. Recent years have witnessed significant advances in the development of new imaging probes that can probe the physiological and pathological roles of metals in biology and/or leverage unique properties of metal coordination chemistry and metal-based medicines. In addition, significant progress has been made in understanding metallo-medicines and studying metal-based catalysis and signaling in living systems. We therefore have collected contributions that are representative of the tremendous promise and pace of growth in this area.

A small selection of the articles is shared below – please visit the above link for the full collection. All articles in RSC Chemical Biology are open access and free to read.


Introduction to ‘Chemical biology of metals’
Angela Casini, Hui Chao, Hongzhe Sun and Christopher J. Chang
RSC. Chem. Biol., 2024, 5, DOI: 10.1039/D4CB90017K

Opinions and Reviews

Copper binding and protein aggregation: a journey from the brain to the human lens
Yanahi Posadas, Carolina Sánchez-López and Liliana Quintanar
RSC. Chem. Biol., 2023, 4, 974–985 DOI: 10.1039/D3CB00145H

Unlocking the potential of platinum drugs: organelle-targeted small-molecule platinum complexes for improved anticancer performance
Zhiqin Deng, Shu Chen, Gongyuan Liu and Guangyu Zhu
RSC. Chem. Biol., 2023, 4, 1003–1013, DOI: 10.1039/D3CB00087G

Communications and Papers

Discovery of cisplatin-binding proteins by competitive cysteinome profiling
Xianghe Wang, Yihai Zhang and Chu Wang
RSC. Chem. Biol., 2023, 4, 670–674 DOI: 10.1039/D3CB00042G

The effect of metalation on antimicrobial piscidins imbedded in normal and oxidized lipid bilayers
Ana Dreab and Craig A. Bayse
RSC. Chem. Biol., 2023, 4, 573–586 DOI: 10.1039/D3CB00035D

We hope you enjoy this new themed collection from RSC Chemical Biology.