Special Issue "Protein Kinase Inhibitors for Targeted Anticancer Therapies, 2nd Edition"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 163
Interests: anticancer activity; kinase inhibition; signalling cancer pathways; metal chelators; thiosemicarbazones; oxidative stress
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Special Issue in Pharmaceutics: Advanced Bio-Hybrid Materials for Drug Delivery Systems - New Trends and Perspectives, 2nd Edition
Protein kinase inhibitors are one of the most promising groups of drugs for targeted therapies. According to the latest data, 62 small-molecule protein kinase inhibitors have been approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) (37 in the last 5 years), while at least 150 are currently being investigated in clinical trials. This is primarily due to a better understanding of the complex signaling network formed by kinases and their mutual relationships in signal transduction cascades. Kinase activity controls many of the signaling pathways responsible for major processes associated with cell growth, proliferation, differentiation, and metabolism. However, despite the growing number of inhibitors, many limitations remain in this field. The development of resistance based on intrinsic and extrinsic pathways, genomic alterations of the primary target, and a short response to targeted therapies due to the activation of compensatory signaling pathways are among the main issues.
The aim of this Special Issue is to highlight original research papers and review articles that provide new insights into the discovery of novel protein kinase inhibitors, as well as their application in targeted cancer therapies. Contributions to this Special Issue may focus on exploring new therapeutic targets or identifying novel small molecules, relevant mechanisms, or effective combination therapies.
Dr. Katarzyna Malarz
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- drug discovery
- small molecules
- anticancer activity
- targeted cancer therapy
- tyrosine kinase inhibitors
- serine/threonine kinase inhibitors
- allosteric inhibitors
- signaling pathways
- combination therapy
- drug resistance
- Protein Kinase Inhibitors for Targeted Anticancer Therapies in Pharmaceutics (10 articles)