Special Issue "Polypeptides and Bioconjugates: Synthesis, Anticancer and/or Antimicrobial Activities"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (13 September 2023) | Viewed by 234
Interests: biologically active peptides; bioconjugates; the development of new methods for the determination of organic compounds in different matrices
Interests: biologically active peptides; unnatural amino acids; organic chemistry; synthesis and study of biologically active peptides
Many medicines on the pharmaceutical market are based on peptides or modified amino acids, such as enalapril (Vasotec), acetylcysteine (chemical name N-acetyl-L-cysteine), peptide antibiotics, as well as several analogues of the peptide hormone somatostatin, named octreotide, lanreotide, and vapreotide, which is used to fight different types of cancer. Therefore, peptides have been well proven as possible alternatives for other medical drugs in the treatment of different illnesses.
In recent years, many scientific groups have worked on the synthesis of bioconjugates between peptides and other chemical structures in their efforts to identify molecules with synergistic effects and improved pharmacodynamics.
Thus, this Special Issue aims to highlight and unite the scientific studies of different groups and the contemporary progress in the field of new peptide-based structures with anticancer and/or antimicrobial activities. Mathematical predictions may also be included, as well as investigations into prodrugs based on amino acids.
Prof. Dr. Dancho Danalev
Prof. Dr. Emilia Naydenova
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- peptides and bioconjugates with anticancer activity
- peptides and bioconjugates with antimicrobial activity
- peptides and bioconjugates with both anticancer and antimicrobial activity
- prodrugs based on amino acids and peptides
- mathematical modeling and prediction of properties of peptide molecules with anticancer/antimicrobial properties