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Special Issue "Feature Reviews in Bioorganic Chemistry"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Bioorganic Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2021) | Viewed by 4308

Special Issue Editor

Neurofarba Department, Section of Farmaceutical and Neutraceutical Sciences, University of Florence, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Florence, Italy
Interests: drug design; metalloenzymes; carbonic anhydrases; anticancer agents; antiinfectives; sulfonamides; coumarins
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The research on the interface between biology and chemistry is pivotal and brings more understanding of essential processes connected with metabolism, enzyme action and inhibition, ligand–receptor recognition, catalytic processes, drugs design and many other related fields. The importance of this Special Issue lays in deepening our knowledge of the fundamental phenomena governing bioorganic chemistry. Moreover, this Special Issue has the aim of bringing together recent data to illustrate the prominent advances in bioorganic chemistry.

We aim to gather only review papers covering all aspects of bioorganic chemistry, and colleagues active in all these fields are warmly invited to contribute. Additionally, we also encourage authors to send their abstracts for pre-evaluation to avoid overlaps in the reviewed subjects.

I look forward to receiving your reviews!

Prof. Dr. Claudiu T. Supuran
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • enzyme
  • receptor
  • drug design
  • enzyme inhibition
  • ligand–drug recognition
  • metabolism
  • catalysis
  • natural products

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Applications of Fruit Polyphenols and Their Functionalized Nanoparticles Against Foodborne Bacteria: A Mini Review
Molecules 2021, 26(11), 3447; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26113447 - 06 Jun 2021
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The ingestion of contaminated water and food is known to cause food illness. Moreover, on assessing the patients suffering from foodborne disease has revealed the role of microbes in such diseases. Concerning which different methods have been developed for protecting food from microbes, [...] Read more.
The ingestion of contaminated water and food is known to cause food illness. Moreover, on assessing the patients suffering from foodborne disease has revealed the role of microbes in such diseases. Concerning which different methods have been developed for protecting food from microbes, the treatment of food with chemicals has been reported to exhibit an unwanted organoleptic effect while also affecting the nutritional value of food. Owing to these challenges, the demand for natural food preservatives has substantially increased. Therefore, the interest of researchers and food industries has shifted towards fruit polyphenols as potent inhibitors of foodborne bacteria. Recently, numerous fruit polyphenols have been acclaimed for their ability to avert toxin production and biofilm formation. Furthermore, various studies have recommended using fruit polyphenols solely or in combination with chemical disinfectants and food preservatives. Currently, different nanoparticles have been synthesized using fruit polyphenols to curb the growth of pathogenic microbes. Hence, this review intends to summarize the current knowledge about fruit polyphenols as antibacterial agents against foodborne pathogens. Additionally, the application of different fruit extracts in synthesizing functionalized nanoparticles has also been discussed. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Feature Reviews in Bioorganic Chemistry)
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