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Light is Life

Aba Losi and Stefania Abbruzzetti  (Dept. of Physics and Earth Sciences, University of Parma) guest-editor of  “Photofunctional proteins“ a themed issue of Photochemical and Photobiological sciences: the journal´s opening for the  International Year of Light3

"Light is Life: this should always be the slogan of humanity, but it is presently particularly true. 2015 has in fact been proclaimed the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies by the United Nations General Assembly[..]“ (1)

With these words begins the editorial for Photofunctional proteins, a themed issue of Photochemical and Photobiological sciences (PPS)* guest edited by two of our researchers, Aba Losi and Stefania Abbruzzetti. The issue hosts eight original papers and two perspectives dealing with photofunctional proteins, i.e. proteins whose functional properties are changed by illumination. From novel plant photoreceptors sensing UVA light to advanced applications with photoswitchable proteins, natural or engineered. The issue is focused on biophysical aspects of these fascinating biological macromolecules, originally engineered by nature and now increasingly part of lab  toolkits.
*PPS is owned by ESP (European Society for Photobiology ) and published by the Royal Society of Chemistry. A link to the themed issue, a nice opening for the the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies, can be found here.

(1) A. Losi and S. Abbruzzetti, Photofunctional proteins:how nature keeps the
laboratories updated about light and life, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2015, 14, 198-199

Pubblicato Mercoledì, 4 Marzo, 2015 - 11:40 | ultima modifica Mercoledì, 4 Marzo, 2015 - 11:42