Special Issue "Investigation of Existing Drugs for New Therapeutic Purpose"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 April 2023) | Viewed by 98

Special Issue Editor

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Tabuk, Tabuk 47512, Saudi Arabia
Interests: targeting underlying molecular pathogenic mechanisms of common diseases in Tabuk area such as cancer and diabetes mellitus; assessment of potential therapeutic and protective effects of recent strategies such as stem cells, exosomes and nano-formulated drugs for treatment of common disease in Tabuk area (Investigation of existing drugs for new therapeutic purpose); drug repurposing
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Drug repurposing is also called drug re-tasking, repositioning or reprofiling, and is defined as identifying new uses for existing drugs. The successful implementation of this strategy leads to shorter development timelines and lower overall development costs. Indeed, the process uses de-risked compounds with lower risk of failure. Repurposing of sildenafil citrate for erectile dysfunction and thalidomide for multiple myeloma are examples of drug repurposing based on serendipity. However, various modern experimental and computational approaches are currently being applied to assess repurposing opportunities systematically. This Special Issue welcomes submissions of studies in the field of drug repurposing. Reviews, bioinformatics, preclinical and clinical studies relevant to the field will be considered.

Dr. Nehal Mohsen Ahmed Elsherbiny
Guest Editor

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  • drug repurposing
  • common diseases
  • computational
  • experimental

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