Aims and scope
BioMetals is a well established, international, multidisciplinary journal solely devoted to the rapid publication of articles and reviews in this unique field. BioMetals features the fundamental advances in both basic and applied research which involve the role of metal ions in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, and medicine.
BioMetals topic areas include:
- structures of new metal binding ligands, their interaction with proteins and membrane receptors as well as the biosynthesis
- gene regulation and metabolic pathways of intra- and extracellular metal binding compounds
- Homeostasis of essential metals
- the protection against metal toxicity by metalloregulatory proteins and the prevention of reactive oxygen species caused by certain metal ions
- transport proteins, transcription factors and cellular sensors that play a pivotal role in the uptake, efflux and storage of metal ions like iron, zinc, copper and other metal ions
BioMetals provides a forum for new research and clinical results on the structure and function of metal ions, metal chelates, siderophores, metal-containing proteins and biominerals in all kinds of biosystems. Thus, metal ions in bacterial, fungal, plant, animal and other eukaryotic cells are all considered. Biosorption, bioremediation and environmental pollution studies may be submitted, provided that they give an insight into novel molecular mechanisms or important developments in practical applications.
BioMetals is the premier journal for the presentation of data on metals relevant to medicine, biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, microbiology, cell biology, chemistry and plant physiology.