Special Issue "Advances in Medicinal Chemistry of Antibiotics"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2012)
Prof. Dr. Françoise Van Bambeke
Pharmacologie cellulaire et moléculaire, Louvain Drug Research Institute, Université catholique de Louvain, Avenue Mounier 73 B1.73.05, 1200 Brussels, Belgium
Phone: +32 2 764 73 78
Fax: +32 2 764 73 73
Interests: new antibiotics; pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics; intracellular infection; efflux transporters
In a world of increasing resistance, we have to urgently come with new, potent, weapons. Discovery of novel antibiotic classes acting on still unexploited targets remains a challenge. Another approach that has been followed quite intensively and successfully over the last years consists in refining our knowledge of structure-activity relationships to come with molecules showing an increased intrinsic activity, a reduced susceptibility to resistance mechanisms, an improved safety profile, or a better pharmacokinetic profile.
This special issue is aimed at presenting up-to-date reviews or promising experimental data on structure-activity relationships, either for existing classes of antibiotics or for new classes of antibiotics (meaning for which there is still no drug on the market).
Prof. Dr. Françoise Van Bambeke
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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- structure-activity relationships
- new antibacterial targets
- activity towards multiresistant bacteria
Article: Synthesis and Antibacterial Activities of Amphiphilic Neomycin B-based Bilipid Conjugates and Fluorinated Neomycin B-based Lipids
Molecules 2012, 17(8), 9129-9141; doi:10.3390/molecules17089129
Received: 17 July 2012; in revised form: 25 July 2012 / Accepted: 26 July 2012 / Published: 2 August 2012| Download PDF Full-text (273 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Identification of Fungicidal 2,6-Disubstituted Quinolines with Activity against Candida Biofilms
Molecules 2012, 17(10), 12243-12251; doi:10.3390/molecules171012243
Received: 13 September 2012; in revised form: 27 September 2012 / Accepted: 15 October 2012 / Published: 18 October 2012| Download PDF Full-text (192 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Molecules 2012, 17(10), 12276-12286; doi:10.3390/molecules171012276
Received: 12 September 2012; in revised form: 8 October 2012 / Accepted: 17 October 2012 / Published: 18 October 2012| Download PDF Full-text (179 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Molecules 2012, 17(11), 12478-12505; doi:10.3390/molecules171112478
Received: 13 September 2012; in revised form: 5 October 2012 / Accepted: 17 October 2012 / Published: 24 October 2012| Download PDF Full-text (456 KB) | Download XML Full-text
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Last update: 26 September 2012