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Protein Quality Control at Membranes

Guest Editors: Anne Bertolotti, Ramanujan Hegde, Peter Walter, Jonathan Weissman

Cells employ stringent quality control processes to ensure appropriate folding of proteins, which – if misfolded – could disrupt cell functions and lead to disease. Many of these strategies take place at cellular membranes, whose hydrophobic environment provides an additional challenge.

For this series we have invited Reviews and Q&As on how protein quality control is ensured at membranes, as well as why protein quality control is needed in the first place.

The series is open for submission of research articles that bring fresh insights into the causes and consequences of protein misfolding at membranes, as well as papers that report new methods or techniques of broad interest. 

To submit your paper please visit our website at:

  1. Content type: Review

    The efficient production, folding, and secretion of proteins is critical for cancer cell survival. However, cancer cells thrive under stress conditions that damage proteins, so many cancer cells overexpress mo...

    Authors: Sara Sannino and Jeffrey L. Brodsky

    Citation: BMC Biology 2017 15:109

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Many proteins of the mitochondrial intermembrane space (IMS) contain structural disulfide bonds formed by the mitochondrial disulfide relay. In fungi and animals, the sulfhydryl oxidase Erv1 ‘generates’ disulf...

    Authors: Valentina Peleh, Flavien Zannini, Sandra Backes, Nicolas Rouhier and Johannes M. Herrmann

    Citation: BMC Biology 2017 15:106

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