Special Issue "Supramolecular Anti-Infectives"
A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020) | Viewed by 3916
Interests: biomechanics; silver nanoparticle antibiotic action; metal ions in epigenetics; bioactive supramolecular systems; 3D printing and biofilms
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In world in which the types and nature of infective agents are changing rapidly and for which our definition of infective is being changed by concepts such as epigenetics and data mining, we are searching for new agents to combat infection and are now looking outside classical pharmaceutical agents. Thus, the time may have arrived to look at how supramolecular systems are emerging in the treatment of all types of infection.
For this Special Issue, it is best to first define the title. Regarding ‘’Supramolecular’’, we will consider any molecular assembly, other than colloidal systems, that is held together by non-covalent bonding as being supramolecular. Anti-infectives can be defined as Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients that act against invasive disease causing agents. Thus, we will be happy to see papers on anti-virals, anti-bacterials, and fungicidal and anti-parasitic agents, but also on epigenetic agents. Supramolecular systems can act as excipients; co-crystal formers; API transporters; or, more interestingly, as APIs themselves.
In terms of the study, all aspects of the subject are welcome, from structural studies of supramolecular API complexes through biochemical studies to clinical studies. Subjects at the edge of the definitions are particularly welcomed; these could include new technologies such as 3D printing as long as there is a supramolecular anti-infective involved.
Thus, the subject is wide open within the one above limits!
Prof. Dr. Anthony Coleman
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- Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients
- fungicidal agents
- anti-parasitic agents
- Epigenetic agents
- Supramolecular systems,excipients
- co-crystal formers
- API transporters
- Supramolecular APIs
- biochemical activity
- in-vivo activity