The aim of the special issue is to write bioinformatics papers about lipid transporter evolution, structure, and function. New data is not required but we are looking for original analyses using new approaches in fats bioinformatics. This can include simulation of infrared spectra of triglyceride-related compounds, cell line data, and compound library screening data relating to copy number variation and expression data, protein-protein interaction data, contact prediction, and functional prediction of unknown fatty acid derivatives transporter. The aim is not to accept articles on sterol containing metabolites and membrane protein structures, but the theme is more focused on bioinformatics approaches to discover more about lipids.
The special issue will be only open to research articles, review articles, and clinical studies. The scope of the special issue is limited to bioinformatics analysis of lipid-related membrane proteins and transporters.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Functional prediction of lipid-related proteins, especially membrane proteins and transport of high energy molecules used to modify lipids
- MD simulations of lipid bilayers with different sphingolipid compositions
- Docking lipids, such as cholesterol, to target proteins such as GABA(A)