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Special Issue "The Century-Long Journey of Peptide-Based Drugs"
A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382). This special issue belongs to the section "Antimicrobial Peptides".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 3376
Special Issue Editor
Interests: peptides; venomics; machine learning; toxins; anti-infective agents
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Special Issue Information
Peptides are low-molecular-weight bioactive molecules with multidimensional biological properties. The first injection of insulin in 1922 marked the beginning of the era of therapeutic peptides. Developing peptide-based drugs is challenging and characterized by several obstacles, such as low oral bioavailability and a short half-life. In contrast, the current landscape of peptides in the pharmaceutical industry has shown many applications of these molecules, leading to increased FDA drug approval and generating billions in revenue. The development of technologies for the rational design and screening of the biological and toxic potential of these small molecules has garnered significant interest among biotechnology-based and medical companies. This Special Issue seeks to bring together a collection of therapeutic and biotechnological applications of natural and synthetic peptides to showcase the latest advances in this field. We invite you to submit an original article, short communication, or review article to this Special Issue, focusing on the whole spectrum of therapeutic peptides.
Dr. José Rafael De Almeida
Manuscript Submission Information
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. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Antibiotics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.