Special Issue "10th Anniversary of Antibiotics–Recent Advances in Antimicrobial Peptides"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Interests: antimicrobial peptides; antibacterial; antibiotics; structure-activity relationships; bacteriocins; drug design; peptide engineering
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2. Hubei Province Engineering and Technology Research, Center for Fluorinated Pharmaceuticals, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
Interests: antimicrobial peptides; virus infection and prevention
The efficacy of antibiotics has been challenged in recent decades through the emergence of multidrug resistant bacteria and associated threat for humans and the other living organisms. Antibacterial peptides are part of the arsenal of host defense peptides that are present in a variety of more or less complex prokaryotic and eucaryotic life forms. Because of their particular antibacterial potential, they are currently emerging as candidate therapeutic drugs against both pathogenic Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, including those resistant to conventional antibiotics. This Special Issue commemorating the 10th anniversary of the journal Antibiotics deals with all aspects of antibacterial peptides (from natural or non-natural sources), from their discovery to their evolution, structural/functional characterization, as well as their evaluation in clinical trials. Potential contributors from all countries are strongly encouraged to submit their works in this important field of scientific research.
The topic of this Special Issue is devoted to antimicrobial peptides (AMP). Some AMPs might be the next generation of antibiotics.
Dr. Jean-Marc Sabatier
Prof. Dr. Zhijian Cao
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- Antimicrobial peptides
- Structure–activity relationships
- Drug design
- Peptide engineering
- Bacterial resistance