Nanoparticles-Based Antimicrobials, 2nd Edition

A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382). This special issue belongs to the section "Novel Antimicrobial Agents".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2024 | Viewed by 87

Special Issue Editor

1. Prolepsis-Institute of Preventive Medicines Environment and Occupational, Health, Athens, Greece
2. National School of Professional Training, Volos, Greece
Interests: pharmaceutical nanotechnology; aliphatic polyesters; biopolymers; biodegradable polymers; nanotechnology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We have published one successful volume of the Special Issue “Nanoparticles-Based Antimicrobials”, and this encourages us to open a second volume focused on the same topic.

As a continuation of the Special Issue published in 2021, this second volume will further seek new advances through the use of nanotechnology—and therefore new materials—in the detection and treatment of antibiotic-resistant pathogenic organisms. This will be achieved either via the targeted delivery of the drug or through the use of specific functionalized nanoparticles as a method of dealing with pathogens or targeting virulent factors.

Dr. Sofia A. Papadimitriou
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • biopolymers
  • nanoparticles
  • drug delivery
  • antimicrobials
  • targeted delivery
  • antimicrobial Resistance

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Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

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Title: Lipid Nanoparticle-Based Formulations of Antimicrobial Peptides Studied by NMR
Authors: Soo-Yeon Lee; Ki-Young Lee
Affiliation: College of Pharmacy, CHA university, Republic of Korea
Abstract: Lipid nanoparticles have increasingly received attention as nano-formulation and nanocarrier platforms for antimicrobial peptides (AMPs). Here, we present recent studies on the mechanism and structural basis of lipid nanoparticle-AMP formulations using NMR. Lipid nanoparticles mimic cellular membranes and have many biological advantages including rapid cellular internalization, high biocompatibility, and excellent buffer stability, compared to other nanoparticles. NMR is an excellent tool to probe the structure and dynamics of nanoparticle-bound AMPs and the AMP assembly in or on nanoparticles, which will aid in design of stable nanoparticle-AMP formulations.

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