Special Issue "Peptides-Based Antiviral Agents"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2023 | Viewed by 117

Special Issue Editors

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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Department of Pharmacy, University of Salerno, Via Giovanni Paolo II 132, 84084 Fisciano, Italy
Interests: synthesis and characterization of biologically active compounds and the study of peptide–protein interactions; synthesis of peptides and peptidomimetics through the application of innovative synthesis methods, such as the use of microwaves, continuous flow systems and combinatorial synthesis for the creation of small libraries of biologically active compounds; application of biophysical and biochemical techniques to evaluate interactions between biological macromolecules, such as surface plasmon resonance, microscale thermophoresis, nanodifferential scanning fluorimetry, and time-resolved fluorescence energy transfer

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to submit a manuscript to the Special Issue “Peptide-Based Antiviral Agents”. Viral infections represent one of the most important health issues worldwide. 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 viral resistance, offering perspectives on the future directions of antiviral agents. This Special Issue will pay attention to antiviral peptides that can be considered ‘new’ antiviral drugs. Original research articles and reviews are welcome for submission.

I look forward to receiving your contributions. 

Dr. Marina Sala
Dr. Maria Carmina Scala
Guest Editors

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  • peptide synthesis
  • antiviral agent
  • viral resistance
  • drug discovery
  • synthetic compounds

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