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Special Issue "Design, Synthesis, and Application of Antimicrobial Peptides"
A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382). This special issue belongs to the section "Antimicrobial Peptides".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2023 | Viewed by 2127
Special Issue Editor
Interests: peptides; peptide mimics; antimicrobials; organic synthesis; multi-drug resistance
Special Issue Information
The search for efficient antimicrobial therapies to treat infections caused by resistant bacteria is in higher demand than ever before. The prolonged use of existing antibiotics has contributed to the development and spread of drug-resistant microorganisms that add a significant and increasing burden to healthcare and society. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) found in the innate immune system of different organisms present a promising class of bioactive compounds that offers a potential solution to the antibiotic resistance problem due to their mode of action on microbial membranes. Bacterial failure to develop resistance against most antimicrobial peptides has made them an efficient tool which can impact the new era of antimicrobials. However, natural AMPs that are present in living organisms are not stable and can display elevated toxicity and hemolytic profiles. Therefore, it is necessary to implement rational design strategies to synthetic AMPs to overcome these disadvantages and further modify the chemical and physical properties of existing peptides. Hence, this Special Issue seeks manuscript submissions that further our understanding of the correlation between the design of peptides and their therapeutic profiles.
Dr. Natalia Molchanova
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.
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- antimicrobial peptides
- antimicrobial resistance
- peptide interaction with bacteria
- peptide diversity
- synthetic peptides