Analysis of changes in genes and protein profiles provides invaluable information to understand the activities and functions of proteins. However, their activities are further regulated by post-translational modifications, such as glycosylation and phosphorylation. Cell growth and apoptotic pathways are good examples of demonstrating the roles of phosphorylation in activation of protein cascades upon stimulation.
Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA.
Publication date: May 1, 2006
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Protein & Peptide Letters publishes short papers in all important aspects of protein and peptide research, including structural studies, recombinant expression, function, synthesis, enzymology, immunology, molecular modeling, drug design etc. Manuscripts must have a significant element of novelty, timeliness and urgency that merit rapid publication. Reports of crystallisation, and preliminary structure determinations of biologically important proteins are acceptable. Purely theoretical papers are also acceptable provided they provide new insight into the principles of protein/peptide structure and function.