Special Issue "Advances in Delivering Protein and Peptide Therapeutics, 2nd Edition"

A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923). This special issue belongs to the section "Biologics and Biosimilars".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 150

Special Issue Editors

1. Fresenius Kabi iPSUM, 23 Via San Leonardo, 45010 Villadose, RO, Italy
2. Institute of Chemistry, Saint-Petersburg State University, 26 Universitetsky Pr., 198504 St. Petersburg, Russia
Interests: synthesis of peptides and polyaminoacids for physicochemical and biomedical applications; gold nanoparticle functionalization; nanoparticle based drug delivery systems
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1. Institute of Macromolecular Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences, 199004 Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2. Institute of Chemistry, Saint-Petersburg State University, Universitetsky pr. 26, 198504 St. Petersburg, Russia
Interests: amphiphilic polymers; self-assembling; nanoparticles; biodegradation; drug delivery systems; proteins; peptides; DNA/RNA
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recent achievements in peptide and protein synthesis and large-scale production have revealed the high potential of these compounds as selective and efficient drugs for the treatment of a number of diseases. Currently, proteins and peptides are widely considered as prospective biopharmaceutics or vaccines and many of them are already available in clinics as oral, intravenous, subcutaneous, transdermal, and intranasal formulations. In spite of the many advantages of peptides and proteins as drugs, their wide application is limited because of some crucial obstacles. Among these, opsonization and proteolytic degradation severely affect their therapeutic efficiency. In turn, more frequent administration may cause many complications and undesirable side-effects. Moreover, the intracellular action of some peptide and protein drugs can be limited because of their poor penetration into the cell. The abovementioned problems can be overcome by different approaches, such as conjugation of peptides/proteins with polymers, encapsulation/entrapment of biopharmaceutics into polymer particles, as well as application of special systems or/and vectors for intracellular delivery.

As Guest Editors, we invite researchers to submit to this Special Issue their valuable results and findings focused on conjugation, encapsulation, entrapment, preparation of novel formulations, or other modifications to enhance stability of peptides/proteins and improve their therapeutic efficacy or intracellular delivery. Articles prepared as research papers, reviews, or short communications are welcomed for publication.

Dr. Ivan Guryanov
Dr. Evgenia G. Korzhikova-Vlakh
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • peptides
  • proteins
  • delivery systems
  • conjugation
  • encapsulation
  • entrapment
  • novel formulations
  • intracellular delivery
  • oral delivery
  • parenteral delivery
  • nasal delivery
  • transdermal delivery
  • ocular delivery

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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