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Cover Picture: Towards a Quantitative Understanding of Protein Hydration and Volumetric Properties / Intrinsic Volumetric Properties of Trialanine Isomers in Aqueous Solution / Temperature and Concentration Effects on the Solvophobic Solvation of Methane in Aqueous Salt Solutions / Salt Effects on the Structure of Water Probed by Attenuated Total Reflection Infrared Spectroscopy and Molecular Dynamics Simulations / Thermodynamic and Structural Characterization of the Transformation from a Metastable Low-Density to a Very High-Density Form of Supercooled TIP4P-Ew Model Water / The Solvent-Dependent Shift of the Amide I Band of a Fully Solvated Peptide as a Local Probe for the Solvent Composition in the Peptide/Solvent Interface / Multiple Phases of Liquid Water / Which Properties of a Spanning Network of Hydration Water Enable Biological Functions? / Effect of Osmolytes on Pressure-Induced Unfolding of Proteins: A High-Pressure SAXS Study / Spectral Signatures of the Pentagonal Water Cluster in Bacteriorhodopsin / Potential Proton-Release Channels in Bacteriorhodopsin / Conformational Dynamics of Minimal Elastin-Like Polypeptides: The Role of Proline Revealed by Molecular Dynamics and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance / Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering and Near-Infrared Vibrational Spectroscopy of Water Confined in Aerosol-OT Reverse Micelles / Hydration Dynamics of Water near an Amphiphilic Model Peptide at Low Hydration Levels: A Dielectric Relaxation Study (ChemPhysChem 18/2008)
The cover picture shows water molecules in different hydration shells at the surface of the model protein ubiquitin. The properties of proteins and the role of solvent in conformational dynamics is a central topic to the DFG-Foschergruppe (FOR 436) which forms the basis of this special issue. The polymorphism, dynamics and function of water at molecular interfaces is discussed with contributions from R. Winter (p. 2715, 2779), Ludwig (p. 2722, 2731), Geiger and Paschek (p. 2722, 2737, 2742), Brovchenko (p. 2660, 2695), Tolan (p. 2809), Marx (p. 2703, 2751, 2759), and Weingärtner (p. 2794, 2802).