Natural Alternatives and Their Synthetic Derivatives to Antibiotics

A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant-Derived Antibiotics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 499

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Department of Pharmacy, University “G. d'Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy
Interests: chemical modification of natural compounds; medicinal chemistry; food chemistry; antioxidants; antimicrobials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue aims to gather some of the most significant and recent contributions in the interdisciplinary area of medicinal chemistry, microbiology, pharmacology, pharmacognosy, and food chemistry, with a particular emphasis on the production/synthesis, isolation from complex extracts and full characterization, biological effects, uses, and toxicity of natural products and their semi-synthetic derivatives. The applications of natural active compounds must be strictly focused on bacterial infections, food contamination and preservation, in silico characterization, screening, inhibition of biofilm production and resistance development, herbal formulations, new mechanisms of action, structure–activity elucidation, chemically modified natural compounds with improved biological activity and their synergism with clinically approved drugs. Manuscripts on the biological activity of natural extracts without proper chemical characterization will not be considered.

Dr. Simone Carradori
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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.

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  • antibacterial agents
  • quorum sensing inhibitors
  • food contamination and preservation
  • innovative (micro)extraction procedures
  • synthetic derivatives inspired by natural scaffolds
  • uses of components from medicinal plants and fungi
  • biofilm and antimicrobial resistance

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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