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Special Issue "Nature Inspired Peptides in Medical Sciences"
A special issue of Biomolecules (ISSN 2218-273X). This special issue belongs to the section "Cellular Biochemistry".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2022) | Viewed by 13742
Special Issue Editor
Interests: bioinspired peptide dendrimers, dendrimer chemistry; nanomolecular antioxidants and free radical scavengers; chiral coordination polymers
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Special Issue Information
Biomolecules invites submissions to a Special Issue focused on the chemistry, biology, and medical application of natural peptides and their mimetics in recognition of Nature’s remarkable inspiration for gaining new ideas for future medicine.
Cationic, often amphiphilic, peptides with antimicrobial, antifungal, anticancer, etc., properties have been discovered in all forms of life and demonstrated a prominent role in executing the functions of life. Inspired by Nature, antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) and their synthetic analogs, with a predominantly nonspecific mode of action, are rapidly gaining attention for their clinical potential as novel antibiotics that are much less prone to drug resistance. It has recently been discovered that, beyond their antimicrobial activity inherently supporting the innate immune system, AMPs display tumor suppressive effect and influence signaling cascades that stimulate activity of the adaptive immune system. Rationally designed variations in cell penetrating peptides (CPP) have demonstrated promising potentials for drug delivery.
Numerous recent studies point to an increasing role of peptides as potential therapeutics for the treatment of a broad range of diseases. Consequently, an increasing number of peptide drug candidates that were inspired by Nature have progressed to phase clinical trials.
For this Special Issue, we invite submissions of papers focusing on understanding the challenges and opportunities for clinical development with this emerging therapeutic class.
Prof. Zofia Urbanczyk-Lipkowska
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Biomolecules is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- methodology of natural peptides discovery, synthesis and characterization
- studies on molecular mechanism of action
- interactions with biological systems (proteins, DNA, RNA)
- bioinspired peptides as drug delivery systems
- clinical aspects of bioinspired peptides application