Special Issue "Novel Targets and Mechanisms in Antimicrobial Drug Discovery"
A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020).
The spread of infections resistant to available anti-infective drugs is a serious menace to human, animal, and environmental safety. WHO predicts that, by 2050, microbial resistance will cause the death of 50 million people, thereby becoming the leading cause of death. In this context, the discovery of innovative bio-active molecules as well as the validation of new targets is impelling and could represent a valid solution to curb the continuing emergence and spreading of resistant infections.
In this perspective, the issue welcomes contributions from scientists working on antimicrobial resistance, with a special attention to novel targets, innovative strategies, and molecular entities targeting infectious diseases caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi.
With this Special Issue, Antibiotics means to give a glimpse into state-of-the-art work in medicinal chemistry research in the field. Both reviews and research articles are welcomed.
Dr. Donatella Tondi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Drug design
- small molecules
- antimicrobial resistance mechanisms
- new targets validation
- computational chemistry
- structural biology
- natural products
- drug repurposing