BIOPHYSICS OF ION TRANSPORT IN PLANTS

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University of Colima, Mexico;

Prof. Sergey Shabala
University of Tasmania, Australia.

Manuscript Topics BIOPHYSICS OF ION TRANSPORT IN PLANTS
Spontaneous formation of a lipid bilayer at the interface of the cytosol of a living cell and its environment is a prerequisite for the cell survival and function. In more complex eukaryotic cells (such as in plants) there is a broad range of intracellular membranes surrounding various cellular compartments and organelles. As the lipid bilayer is not permeable to small inorganic ions, ion transport and communication between cell compartments and between the cell and its environment is mediated by membrane-bound ion-permeable transporters. This issue of AIMS Biophysics explores the mechanisms of how these transporters operate and co-operate in plants.

The range of topics covered involves but is not restricted to
• Structure-function relations in ion channels, transporters and pumps
• Kinetic modeling of the transporter function and its regulation
• Nutrition and long-distance transport, ion compartmentalization
• Excitability
• Calcium signaling
• Operation of energy-coupling membranes (mitochondria and chloroplasts)
• Vacuole as a dynamic store

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The deadline for manuscript submission is 15 Aug 2016.

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