Call for papers – The Epitranscriptome

 

RSC Chemical Biology is delighted to welcome papers for its latest online themed collection on ‘The Epitranscriptome’, guest edited by Ralph Kleiner (Princeton, USA), Claudia Höbartner (University of Würzburg, Germany) and Guifang Jia (Peking University, China).

Scope

Contributions are welcome which investigate structural and functional consequences of native RNA modifications in vitro and in living systems. New chemical and chemoenzymatic methods for detection, validation, and characterization of epitranscriptomic modifications and their functions are welcome for this themed collection on emerging topics in epitranscriptomic research.

The deadline for submissions is 30 November 2022.

Submit to the collection now!

Promotion of the collection is scheduled for spring 2023, with articles published online as soon as they’re accepted.

Authors are welcome to submit original research in the form of a Communication or Full Paper.  Articles can be submitted via our website: rsc.li/rsc-chembio. We would be grateful if upon submission you would be able to mention that your manuscript is intended for this themed collection in the “notes to the editor” box.

If you have any questions about the journal or the collection, I would be happy to answer them in reply to this email.

With kind regards,

Ralph Kleiner

Princeton, USA

Claudia Höbartner

University of Würzburg, Germany

Guifang Jia

Peking University, China

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About RSC Chemical Biology

Led by Hiroaki Suga (University of Tokyo), RSC Chemical Biology is dedicated to publishing and disseminating the most exceptionally significant, breakthrough findings of interest to the chemical biology community. All submissions are handled by our experienced and internationally recognised Associate Editors. For more information on the journal, please visit the journal homepage.

As a gold open access journal, there are no barriers to accessing content and your research article will reach an international audience. Please note that the article processing charges are waived until mid-2022, so the journal is currently free to publish in.

 

RSC Chemical Biology is now indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), PubMed Central, Scopus and Web of Science: Emerging Sources Citation Index.  Find out more about the journal and submit your work at rsc.li/rsc-chembio

 

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Cross-journal themed collection on “Multimolecular Crowding in Biosystems”

We’re excited to share with you our new cross-journal themed collection on “Multimolecular Crowding in Biosystems” for RSC Chemical Biology and ChemComm.

Living cells comprise a variety of molecules from small cations/anions, metabolites, lipids, peptides, to biopolymers such as peptides/proteins, polysaccharides, and nucleic acids. These biomolecules are highly condensed inside the live cells and their distribution and concentration are heterogeneously varied (in a controlled manner). Such multimolecular crowding conditions are sharply distinct from those of conventional biochemical study, should be crucial for elucidating structures and functions of biomolecules in live cells, as well as for developing functional artificial molecules useful in chemical biology study, drug discovery, and medical diagnosis.

In this cross-journal themed issue, explore research papers, reviews, and communications in ChemComm and RSC Chemical Biology concerning chemical, physical, theoretical, or biological characterization of various biomolecules under the multimolecular crowding conditions. Also discover the development of chemical tools and devices enabling the detection and imaging of key biomolecules and the relevant events in live cells, methods for the structural modification and functional switching/control of biomolecules, and analytical or physical chemistry approaches applicable to study of multimolecular crowding biosystems.

Explore some of the papers in the collection below, and see the full collection here: Cross-journal themed collection on ‘Multimolecular Crowding in Biosystems’

  

Highlight

Fluorescent probes for targeting endoplasmic reticulum: design strategies and their applications
Deepmala Singh, Deeksha Rajput and Sriram Kanvah
Chem. Commun., 2022, 58, 2413-2429
DOI: 10.1039/D1CC06944F

  

Feature Article

Cancer diagnosis and analysis devices based on multimolecular crowding
Daisuke Onoshima and Yoshinobu Baba
Chem. Commun., 2021, 57, 13655-13661
DOI: 10.1039/D1CC05556A

 

 Review

Chemogenetics of cell surface receptors: beyond genetic and pharmacological approaches
Yuta Miura, Akinobu Senoo, Tomohiro Doura and Shigeki Kiyonaka
RSC Chem. Biol., 2022, 3, 269-287
DOI: 10.1039/D1CB00195G

  

Paper

Versatile naphthalimide tetrazines for fluorogenic bioorthogonal labelling
Marcus E. Graziotto, Liam D. Adair, Amandeep Kaur, Pauline Vérité, Sarah R. Ball, Margaret Sunde, Denis Jacquemin and Elizabeth J. New
RSC Chem. Biol., 2021, 2, 1491-1498
DOI: 10.1039/D1CB00128K

 

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‘Exploring proteins and their interactions’ topical collection

We’re excited to share with you our new topical collection on “Exploring proteins and their interactions” for RSC Chemical Biology, highlighting the excellent work published so far in the journal in this exciting area of research.

The study of proteins, their structure and function, interactions and roles in disease is a vast topic encompassing a range of different approaches, techniques and tools. Work in this collection reflects the variety and scope of this area of chemical biology research, including studies on the mechanisms of aromatases, coronavirus host-cell interactions, the mapping of epitopes, and much more.

Explore some of the papers in the collection below, and see the full collection here:

Exploring proteins and their interactions’ topical collection

 

Review

Segmental and site-specific isotope labelling strategies for structural analysis of posttranslationally modified proteins
Dominik P. Vogl, Anne C. Conibear and Christian F. W. Becker
RSC Chem. Biol., 2021, 2, 1441-1461
DOI: 10.1039/D1CB00045D

 

Communication

Protein–protein interaction based substrate control in the E. coli octanoic acid transferase, LipB
Thomas G. Bartholow, Terra Sztain, Megan A. Young, Tony D. Davis, Ruben Abagyan and Michael D. Burkart
RSC Chem. Biol., 2021, 2, 1466-1473
DOI: 10.1039/D1CB00125F

 

Paper

The identification and characterization of an oxalyl-CoA synthetase from grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.)
Moshe Goldsmith, Shiri Barad, Yoav Peleg, Shira Albeck, Orly Dym, Alexander Brandis, Tevie Mehlman and Ziv Reich
RSC Chem. Biol., 2022, 3, 320-333
DOI: 10.1039/D1CB00202C

 

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Call for papers – Molecular Glues

 

RSC Chemical Biology is delighted to welcome papers for its latest online themed collection on ‘Molecular glues’, guest edited by Professor Michelle Arkin (UCSF, USA), Professor Luc Brunsveld (TU Eindhoven, Netherlands) and Dr Eric Fischer (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & Harvard Medical School, USA).

Scope

welcome broad studies on molecular glues, including studies on but not limited to protein degradation glues, protein binders and stabilizers. We also welcome studies at the intersection of molecular glues and bi-functional molecules for protein degradation and beyond with a particular interest on molecular recognition.

The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2022.

Submit to the collection now!

Promotion of the collection is scheduled for spring 2023, with articles published online as soon as they’re accepted.

Authors are welcome to submit original research in the form of a Communication or Full Paper.  Articles can be submitted via our website: rsc.li/rsc-chembio. We would be grateful if upon submission you would be able to mention that your manuscript is intended for this themed collection in the “notes to the editor” box.

Please note that before a final decision is made, all submissions are subject to an initial assessment to confirm the manuscript’s suitability for full peer review.

If you have any questions about the journal or the collection, I would be happy to answer them in reply to this email.

 

With kind regards,

Professor Michelle Arkin

UCSF, USA

Professor Luc Brunsveld

Tu Eindhoven, Netherlands

Dr Eric Fischer

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & Harvard Medical School, USA

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About RSC Chemical Biology

Led by Hiroaki Suga (University of Tokyo), RSC Chemical Biology is dedicated to publishing and disseminating the most exceptionally significant, breakthrough findings of interest to the chemical biology community. All submissions are handled by our experienced and internationally recognised Associate Editors. For more information on the journal, please visit the journal homepage.

As a gold open access journal, there are no barriers to accessing content and your research article will reach an international audience. Please note that the article processing charges are waived until mid-2022, so the journal is currently free to publish in.

 

RSC Chemical Biology is now indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), PubMed Central, Scopus and Web of Science: Emerging Sources Citation Index.  Find out more about the journal and submit your work at rsc.li/rsc-chembio

 

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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2022

Today at the RSC we are celebrating International Women’s Day 2022 and the fantastic women who have recently published in our journals.

We encourage you to explore some of the excellent work published in RSC Chemical Biology by women so far, and don’t forget to browse our whole collection of articles here.

  

Reviews

Professor Anne-Kathrin Duhme-Klair, University of York, UK:

Artificial imine reductases: developments and future directions
Rosalind L. Booth, Gideon Grogan, Keith S. Wilson and Anne-Kathrin Duhme-Klair
RSC Chem. Biol., 2020, 1, 369-378
DOI: 10.1039/D0CB00113A

 

Professor Rosa de Lederkremer, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina:

trans-Sialylation: a strategy used to incorporate sialic acid into oligosaccharides
Rosa M. de Lederkremer, María Eugenia Giorgi and Rosalía Agusti
RSC Chem. Biol., 2022, 3, 121-139
DOI: 10.1039/D1CB00176K

 

Professor Yan Zhang, University of Texas at Austin, USA:

What’s all the phos about? Insights into the phosphorylation state of the RNA polymerase II C-terminal domain via mass spectrometry
Blase M. LeBlanc, R. Yvette Moreno, Edwin E. Escobar, Mukesh Kumar Venkat Ramani, Jennifer S. Brodbelt and Yan Zhang
RSC Chem. Biol., 2021, 2, 1084-1095
DOI: 10.1039/D1CB00083G

 

Communications

Professor Franziska Thomas, University of Heidelberg, Germany:

The CSY-protecting group in the microwave-assisted synthesis of aggregation-prone peptides
Truc Lam Pham, Jennifer Zilke, Christine Charlotte Müller and Franziska Thomas
RSC Chem. Biol., 2022, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/D1CB00252J

 

Dr Katherine Davis, Emory University, USA:

Structural insights into inhibition of the drug target dihydroorotate dehydrogenase by bacterial hydroxyalkylquinolines
Samantha M. Horwitz, Tamra C. Blue, Joseph A. Ambarian, Shotaro Hoshino, Mohammad R. Seyedsayamdost and Katherine M. Davis
RSC Chem. Biol., 2022, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/D1CB00255D

 

Papers

Professor Andrea Rentmeister, University of Munster, Germany:

Computational design and experimental characterization of a photo-controlled mRNA-cap guanine-N7 methyltransferase
Dennis Reichert, Helena Schepers, Julian Simke, Horst Lechner, Wolfgang Dörner, Birte Höcker, Bart Jan Ravoo and Andrea Rentmeister
RSC Chem. Biol., 2021, 2, 1484-1490
DOI: 10.1039/D1CB00109D

 

Dr Anne Connibear, University of Queensland, Australia:

Site-specific modification and segmental isotope labelling of HMGN1 reveals long-range conformational perturbations caused by posttranslational modifications
Gerhard Niederacher, Debra Urwin, Yasmin Dijkwel, David J. Tremethick, K. Johan Rosengren, Christian F. W. Becker and Anne C. Conibear
RSC Chem. Biol., 2021, 2, 537-550
DOI: 10.1039/D0CB00175A

 

Dr Clarissa Czekster, University of St Andrews, UK:

Bypassing the requirement for aminoacyl-tRNA by a cyclodipeptide synthase enzyme
Christopher J. Harding, Emmajay Sutherland, Jane G. Hanna, Douglas R. Houston and Clarissa M. Czekster
RSC Chem. Biol., 2021, 2, 230-240
DOI: 10.1039/D0CB00142B

 

Professor Tia Keyes, Dublin City University, Ireland:

Ru(II)/BODIPY core co-encapsulated ratiometric nanotools for intracellular O2 sensing in live cancer cells
Karmel Sofia Gkika, Anna Kargaard, Christopher S. Burke, Ciaran Dolan, Andreas Heise and Tia E. Keyes
RSC Chem. Biol., 2021, 2, 1520-1533
DOI: 10.1039/D1CB00102G

 

We hope you enjoy reading these articles!


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Call for papers – Chemical Proteomics

RSC Chemical Biology is delighted to welcome papers for its latest online themed collection on ‘Chemical Proteomics’, guest edited by Dr Keriann Backus (UCLA, USA) and Dr Stephan Hacker (Leiden University, Netherlands).

Scope

RSC Chemical Biology is delighted to welcome submissions on applications of chemoproteomics to study the targets and off-targets of covalent and non-covalent inhibitors, to study the reactivity of amino acids in the proteome, to develop new reactive groups for photocrosslinkers, covalent inhibitors and protein labeling as well as to study post-translational modifications and cofactor binding proteome-wide.

The deadline for submissions is 30 June 2022.

Submit to the collection now!

Promotion of the collection is scheduled for winter 2022, but articles will be published online as soon as they’re accepted.

Authors are welcome to submit original research in the form of a Communication or Full Paper.  Articles can be submitted via our website: rsc.li/rsc-chembio. We would be grateful if upon submission you would be able to mention that your manuscript is intended for this themed collection in the “notes to the editor” box.

Please note that before a final decision is made, all submissions are subject to an initial assessment to confirm the manuscript’s suitability for full peer review.

 If you have any questions about the journal or the collection, please contact the editorial office via chembio-rsc@rsc.org.

With kind regards,

Dr Keriann Backus

UCLA, USA

Dr Stephan Hacker

Leiden University, Netherlands

 

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About RSC Chemical Biology

Led by Hiroaki Suga (University of Tokyo), RSC Chemical Biology is dedicated to publishing and disseminating the most exceptionally significant, breakthrough findings of interest to the chemical biology community. All submissions are handled by our experienced and internationally recognised Associate Editors. For more information on the journal, please visit the journal homepage.

As a gold open access journal, there are no barriers to accessing content and your research article will reach an international audience. Please note that the article processing charges are waived until mid-2022, so the journal is currently free to publish in.

 

RSC Chemical Biology is now indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), PubMed Central, Scopus and Web of Science: Emerging Sources Citation Index.  Find out more about the journal and submit your work at rsc.li/rsc-chembio

 

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RSC Chemical Biology Infographics

We have partnered with Editage Infographics and selected authors, to create a series of infographics based on the authors’ work published in RSC Chemical Biology.


Xanthine-based photoaffinity probes allow assessment of ligand engagement by TRPC5 channels

RSC Chem. Biol., 2020,1, 436-448
DOI: 10.1039/D0CB00126K

A self-labeling protein based on the small ultra-red fluorescent protein, smURFP

RSC Chem. Biol., 2021,2, 1221-1226
DOI: 10.1039/D1CB00127B

Versatile naphthalimide tetrazines for fluorogenic bioorthogonal labelling

RSC Chem. Biol., 2021,2, 1491-1498
DOI: 10.1039/D1CB00128K

 


 

‘Analytical methods in Chemical Biology’ topical collection

We’re excited to share with you our new topical collection on “Analytical methods in chemical biology” for RSC Chemical Biology, highlighting the excellent work published so far in the journal in this exciting area of research.

This collection seeks to highlight important advancements in fields such as imaging, spectroscopy, sensing and omics.  Analytical methods developed and utilized by chemical biologists encompass a wide range of techniques, including Raman probes for exploring uptake into plant cells, nanobodies for non-invasive imaging, single-cell multi-omics, single-molecule fluorescent sensors and much more.

Explore some of the papers in the collection below, and see the full collection here:

‘Analytical methods in chemical biology’ Topical Collection

  

Review

Nanobodies as in vivo, non-invasive, imaging agents
Thibault J. Harmand, Ashraful Islam, Novalia Pishesha and Hidde L. Ploegh
RSC Chem. Biol., 2021, 2, 685-701
DOI: 10.1039/D1CB00023C

 

Communication

Squaric acid as a new chemoselective moiety for mass spectrometry-based metabolomics analysis of amines
Weifeng Lin, Zhen Yang, Amanpreet Kaur, Annika Block, Miroslav Vujasinovic, J.-Matthias Löhr and Daniel Globisch
RSC Chem. Biol., 2021, 2, 1479-1483
DOI: 10.1039/D0CB00132A

 

Paper

Versatile naphthalimide tetrazines for fluorogenic bioorthogonal labelling
Marcus E. Graziotto, Liam D. Adair, Amandeep Kaur, Pauline Vérité, Sarah R. Ball, Margaret Sunde, Denis Jacquemin and Elizabeth J. New
RSC Chem. Biol., 2021, 2, 1491-1498
DOI: 10.1039/D1CB00128K

 

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‘Small molecules for Chemical Biology’ topical collection

We’re excited to share with you our new topical collection on “Small molecules for chemical biology” for RSC Chemical Biology, highlighting the excellent work published so far in the journal in this exciting area of research.

The use of small molecules in chemical biology encompasses a wide range of multidisciplinary research, including the use of chemical tools as probes for imaging and targetidentification, small molecule inhibitors of protein-protein interactions, signal inhibition and the assessment of ligand engagement among others.

Explore some of the papers in the collection below, and see the full collection here:  RSC Chemical Biology – Small molecules for chemical biology collection

  

Review

Targeting the RNA demethylase FTO for cancer therapy
Lin-Lin Zhou, Hongjiao Xu, Yue Huang and Cai-Guang Yang
RSC Chem. Biol., 2021, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/D1CB00075F

 

Communication

A two-step resin based approach to reveal survivin-selective fluorescent probes
Andrew J. Ambrose, Nhan T. Pham, Jared Sivinski, Larissa Guimarães, Niloufar Mollasalehi, Paula Jimenez, Maria A. Abad, A. Arockia Jeyaprakash, Steven Shave, Letícia V. Costa-Lotufo, James J. La Clair, Manfred Auer and Eli Chapman
RSC Chem. Biol., 2021, 2, 181-186
DOI: 10.1039/D0CB00122H

 

Paper

Phosphinate esters as novel warheads for activity-based probes targeting serine proteases
Jan Pascal Kahler and Steven H. L. Verhelst
RSC Chem. Biol., 2021, 2, 1285-1290
DOI: 10.1039/D1CB00117E

 

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‘The Chemical Biology of Peptides’ topical collection

 

We’re excited to share with you our new topical collection on “The Chemical Biology of Peptides” for RSC Chemical Biology, highlighting the excellent work published so far in the journal in this exciting area of research.

This collection features work where peptides are used to image immune checkpoints, where they are harnessed to develop novel GPCR ligands, and where they are used to inhibit protein-protein interactions, along with many more fascinating applications and studies.

Explore some of the papers in the collection below, and see the full collection here:  RSC Chemical Biology – The Chemical Biology of Peptides collection

  

Review

Matters of class: coming of age of class III and IV lanthipeptides
Julian D. Hegemann and Roderich D. Süssmuth
RSC Chem. Biol., 2020, 1, 110-127
DOI: 10.1039/D0CB00073F

 

Communication

Targeted disruption of PKC from AKAP signaling complexes
Ameya J. Limaye, George N. Bendzunas and Eileen J. Kennedy
RSC Chem. Biol., 2021, 2, 1227-1231
DOI: 10.1039/D1CB00106J

 

Paper

A peptidic inhibitor for PD-1 palmitoylation targets its expression and functions
Han Yao, Chushu Li, Fang He, Teng Song, Jean-Philippe Brosseau, Huanbin Wang, Haojie Lu, Caiyun Fang, Hubing Shi, Jiang Lan, Jing-Yuan Fang and Jie Xu
RSC Chem. Biol., 2021, 2, 192-205
DOI: 10.1039/D0CB00157K

 

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