Peptide and Metabolite Self-Assembly: Physiology, Pathology, Biomaterials and Their Biomedical Applications

A special issue of Biomolecules (ISSN 2218-273X). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules: Proteins".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 106

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
CAS Key Laboratory for Biological Effects of Nanomaterials and Nanosafety, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), Beijing 100190, China
Interests: peptide; self-assembly; anti-angiogenesis; peptide fibrillogenesis

Guest Editor
Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, 80055 Portici, Italy
Interests: antimicrobial peptide; self-assembling nanostructures based peptides; drug delivery
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to submit manuscripts to the Specials issue “Peptide and Metabolite Self-Assembly: Physiology, Pathology, Biomaterials and Their Biomedical Applications”. Peptides are a class of structures that could exhibit multiple functions in vivo. Due to their biocompatibility and biosafety, peptides are wildly used for disease theranostics. Self-assembled peptides may possess enhanced accumulation and retention ability, which attracts researchers’ attention.

This Special Issue aims to summarize the recent advances of self-assembled peptides and metabolites for their biomedical applications. The physiology and/or pathology of the self-assembly process of peptides or metabolites are critical for their applications, which should be paid more attention.

We would like to invite review articles as well as original research papers that involve the studies of the in vivo self-assembly behaviors of peptides and metabolites. Furthermore, studies related to physiological and/or pathological behaviors of self-assembled peptides and metabolites are also welcome.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Kuo Zhang
Dr. Annarita Falanga
Guest Editors

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  • peptide and metabolite
  • self-assembly
  • physiology and pathology
  • biomaterials
  • biomedicine

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