Special Issue "Novel Approaches in the Search for Active Compounds in Drug Discovery and Development"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 April 2024 | Viewed by 134

Special Issue Editors

Department of Technology and Biotechnology of Drugs, Faculty of Pharmacy, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Medyczna 9, 30-688 Kraków, Poland
Interests: ADMETox; pharmacology; anticancer research; multidrug resistance; efflux pumps; cytotoxicity; apoptosis; antibacterial assays; pharmaceutical biotechnology; drug discovery & development; selenocompounds; small molecules; probiotics
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Instituto de Química Orgánica General (IQOG), CSIC, Juan de la Cierva 3, 28006 Madrid, Spain
Interests: selenium; anticancer research; antibacterial activity; cancer multidrug resistance; bacterial multidrug resistance; efflux pumps; medicinal chemistry; organic synthesis; selenium chemistry; antifungal activity
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Department of Technology and Biotechnology of Drugs, Faculty of Pharmacy, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Medyczna 9, 30-688 Kraków, Poland
Interests: medicinal chemistry; synthesis; CADD; multidrug resistance; memory disorders; depression; Alzheimer’s disease; arrhythmia; ADMET; imidazolone; hydantoin; thiohydantoin; piperazine; selenium; chalcogen
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to submit your research work results or review articles to our latest Special Issue. We especially encourage authors who work with novel approaches in the search for active small compounds in drug discovery and development. Authors can submit their works regarding both synthetic or natural compounds, with potential applications in multiple fields including cancer, microbiology, immunology and many other areas.

This Special Issue aims to provide an overview of the current findings regarding novel approaches in the search for active compounds with potential applications as novel drug candidates or adjuvants. In particular, we welcome research articles comprising aspects related to the synthesis, biological evaluation, and physico-chemistry of potential drug hits or the development of new methods in the drug discovery and development field.

In this Special Issue, both original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following topics: bioorganic chemistry, organic synthesis, biosynthesis, multidrug resistance, ADMETox aspects, novel compounds, drug candidates, and pharmaceutical biotechnology. Additionally, we are eager to publish studies with use in expounding the synthesis of future drug candidates or adjuvants in the fight against multidrug-resistant conditions, as well as works regarding the use of non-usual elements in organic compounds, such as transition metals and rare earth elements or heavy semimetals like selenium, tellurium, arsenic and iodine.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Małgorzata Anna Marć
Dr. Enrique Domínguez-Álvarez
Prof. Dr. Jadwiga Handzlik
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • drug candidates
  • adjuvants
  • multidrug resistance
  • organic synthesis
  • ADMETox
  • cancer research
  • antimicrobial agents
  • immunology
  • novel approaches
  • drug discovery & development
  • transition metals
  • rare earth elements
  • selenium
  • tellurium
  • arsenic

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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