Special Issue "Recent Advances in Antibacterial Drugs: Focus on Peptides and Their Compounds"

A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923). This special issue belongs to the section "Drug Targeting and Design".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 May 2023) | Viewed by 121

Special Issue Editor

Department of Pharmacy, University of Salerno, Via Giovanni Paolo II 132, 84084 Fisciano, Italy
Interests: organic peptide and peptidomimetic synthesis; biologically active compounds; synthesis and characterization of biologically active products and the study of peptide-protein interactions
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to submit manuscript in the Special Issue of Pharmaceutics “Recent Advances in Antibacterial Drugs: Focus on Peptides and Their compounds”. Infections caused by diverse bacteria represent a major problem that threatens the health of humans as well as poses an increased risk of antimicrobial resistance. This Special Issue is focused on the search for new chemical entities, starting from both natural and synthetic compounds, and addressing different targets. This Special Issue of Pharmaceutics will also cover research on the mechanisms of drug susceptibility and antibiotic resistance, offering perspectives on the future directions of antibacterial agents. This Special Issue will pay particular attention to antimicrobial peptides that can be considered as ‘new’ anti-infective drugs. Original research articles and reviews are welcome for submission.

I look forward to receiving your contributions. 

Dr. Marina Sala
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • peptide synthesis
  • antibacterial agents
  • drug discovery
  • synthetic compounds
  • antibiotic resistance

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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