Special Issue "Drug Repositioning"


A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Louis M. Mansky

Institute for Molecular Virology, University of Minnesota, 18-242 Moos Tower, 515 Delaware St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
Website: http://www.virology.umn.edu/investigators/mansky.html
Interests: antiretroviral; nucleoside; mutation; drug synergy; therapeutic indices

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A current way to decrease the cost and expedite the development of novel drugs is to use the strategy of drug repositioning (drug repurposing). This strategy involves the use of drugs that are clinically approved for one condition to treat a different condition. Drug repositioning can expedite drug development by making use of drugs whose toxicity and pharmacokinetic profiles have already been extensively characterized. Drug repositioning has been successfully used for the treatment of conditions such as cancer, obesity, and osteoporosis, as well as others. Much promise exists for the successful repositioning of other drugs.

Prof. Dr. Louis M. Mansky
Guest Editor


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  • drug repositioning
  • drug repurposing
  • indications discovery
  • drug re-profiling
  • therapeutic switching
  • drug re-tasking
  • indication expansion
  • lifecycle extension

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p. 46-57
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Pharmaceuticals 2014, 7(1), 46-57; doi:10.3390/ph7010046
Received: 15 November 2013 / Revised: 20 December 2013 / Accepted: 2 January 2014 / Published: 9 January 2014
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p. 1304-1321
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Pharmaceuticals 2013, 6(10), 1304-1321; doi:10.3390/ph6101304
Received: 17 September 2013 / Revised: 6 October 2013 / Accepted: 8 October 2013 / Published: 11 October 2013
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