Special Issue "Novel Natural-based Biomolecules Discovery for Tackling Chronic Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
Interests: Protease biochemistry; Toxins; Anti-cancer drug discovery; Antibody therapy; Venom-based peptides; Prognostic and diagnostic biomarkers; Proteomics
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Special Issue in Biology: Proteases—From Basic Structure to Function to Drug Design as Targeted Therapy
Natural-based biomolecules continuously play an important role in novel drug discovery for treatment of chronic diseases. The development of natural peptide/protein-based, toxin-based, and antibody-based drugs can significantly improve the biomedical efficiency of disease-specific therapy.
The focus of this Special Issue of Biomolecules will be on the most recent advances related to novel peptides/proteins, antibodies, and toxins as forms of medicinal therapy. Recent advances in the discovery and development of these natural biomolecules as targeted therapy and immunotherapy for tackling chronic diseases (e.g., cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and rheumatoid arthritis) will be addressed. The discussion on using novel disease-specific proteins/peptides/toxins/antibodies along with currently available FDA-approved drugs as combinatorial treatments will also be encouraged in this context. Finally, an overview of some selected promising natural biomolecules that are potentially able to address the forthcoming challenges in this field will be included. Both research (in particular) and review articles proposing novelties or overviews, respectively, are welcome.
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Biomolecules is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- antibody therapy
- peptide/protein drug
- natural toxins
- targeted therapy/immunotherapy for combinatorial treatment
- heart disease