Special Issue "Role of Proteomics in Drug Development and Delivery"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 58

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Hao Yang
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Guest Editor
National Health Commission Key Lab of Transplant Engineering and Immunology, Frontiers Science Center for Disease-Related Molecular Network, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China
Interests: biomedical engineering; pharmacology; immunology; therapeutic proteins; proteomics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, proteomics has become a cutting-edge tool in biomedical research due to its high throughput and depth of protein coverage. Proteomics provides a comprehensive analysis of protein expression and post-translational modifications in specific tissues, cells, and cellular subfractions, enabling the identification and characterization of disease-specific proteins for drug development. Additionally, proteomics is used to study the mechanisms of drug action, evaluate drug efficacy, and identify potential adverse drug effects. Proteomics also plays a critical role in drug delivery by characterizing and optimizing cell or cell-derived drug carriers, such as stem cells and extracellular vesicles (EVs), as well as evaluating the safety and efficacy of various drug delivery strategies.

This Special Issue will accept manuscripts that report on the critical roles of proteomics in drug development and delivery, including, but not limited to, the following themes:

  • Identifying and validating the druggable proteome and critical drug targets;
  • Studying the mechanism of drug action;
  • Evaluating drug efficacy and identifying adverse drug effects;
  • Characterizing complex components of drugs or drug delivery systems, such as extracellular vesicles (EVs), stem cells, or the therapeutic secreted proteome from stem cells;
  • Developing cutting-edge proteomics technologies for application in drug development and delivery.

Dr. Hao Yang
Guest Editor

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  • mass spectrometry
  • proteomics
  • phosphoproteomics
  • target discovery and validation
  • drug delivery
  • drug efficacy
  • drug toxicity
  • drug resistance
  • extracellular vesicles
  • secreted proteome

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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