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International Journal of Molecular Sciences — Section Editors

Section Board for 'Molecular Pharmacology' (40)

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Prof. Dr. Peter Illes
Section Editor-in-Chief
Rudolf-Boehm-Institut für Pharmakologie und Toxikologie, Universitaet Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
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Interests: neuropharmacology; neurotoxicology; purinergic mechanisms; modulation of synaptic transmission; glial cells; necrosis/apoptosis; analgesia; learning and memory; epileptic state
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Neurotoxicity
Topical Collection in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Feature Papers in Molecular Pharmacology
Prof. Dario Greco
Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology, Tampere University, Tampere, Finland
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Interests: toxicogenomics; pharmacogenomics; predictive pharmacology; bioinformatics; cheminformatics; nanosafety; multi-omics; gene networks; machine learning; biomarkers
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Special Issue in Nanomaterials: Toxicology of Carbon Nanomaterials
Prof. Dr. Sang-Bae Han
College of Pharmacy, Chungbuk National University, 194-21, Osongsaemgmyeong-1, Heungdeok, Cheongju, Chungbuk 28160, Korea
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Interests: Mesenchymal stem cells, Natural killer cells, Dendritic cells, Cytokine-induced killer cells, Cell therapy, Immunopharmacology
Assoc. Prof. Tomoaki Ishigami
Department of Medical Science and Cardio-Renal Medicine, Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine, Fukuura 3-9, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama, Japan
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Interests: hypertension; salt sensitivity; tubular transport; epithelial sodium channels; ubiquitination; Nedd4-2 and atherosclerosis
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Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Ubiquitination in Health and Diseases
Prof. Dr. Pietro Campiglia
Department of Pharmacy, University of Salerno, Italy
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Interests: voltage- and ligand-gated ion channels (particularly, TRP and Kv channels); nutraceuticals, medicinal chemistry
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Bioactive and Uremic Toxins in Chronic Kidney Disease
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Voltage-Gated and TRP Ion Channels: Molecular Basis for their Function, Misfunction, and Therapeutic Applications
Prof. Dr. Maurizio Memo
Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy
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Interests: neuropharmacology; molecular mechanism of neurodegeneration; neurodevelopmental disorders; drug discovery
Prof. Dr. Raffaele Capasso
Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy
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Interests: role of cannabinoid, vanilloid and kappa-opioid receptors in the gastrointestinal tract; ethnopharmacological studies on medicinal plants; clinical pharmacology of herbal products; nutritional pharmacology
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Medicines: Cannabinoids for Medical Use
Special Issue in Molecules: Role of PPAR Receptors in Human Health and Disease
Special Issue in Molecules: Plant Extracts: Biological and Pharmacological Activity
Special Issue in Molecules: Research on the Cannabinoid Receptors Pharmacology
Prof. Sergey Dikalov
Director of Free Radicals in Medicine Core, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
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Interests: oxidative Stress; mitochondria; superoxide Dismutase; vascular Dysfunction; hypertension
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Special Issue in Molecules: Biology of Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species: Redox Signaling, Metabolic Effects, Cellular Functions and Oxidative Damage
Assoc. Prof. Martin J. Stone
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria 3800, Australia
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Interests: chemokines; chemokine receptors; tyrosine sulfation; GPCR signaling; protein structure-function relationships
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Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Regulation of Chemokine-Receptor Interactions and Functions
Prof. Dr. Luciano Saso
Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Interests: pharmacology; therapeutic modulators of oxidative stress
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Chemistry and Pharmacology of Modulators of Oxidative Stress
Special Issue in Molecules: Chemistry and Pharmacology of Modulators of Oxidative Stress 2018
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Modulation of Oxidative Stress: Molecular and Pharmacological Aspects
Prof. Dr. Paolo Ruggerone
Department of Physics, University of Cagliari, Cittadella Universitaria, S.P. Monserrato-Sestu km 0.700, I-09042 MONSERRATO (CA), Italy
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Interests: multi-drug transporter in bacteria; molecular modelling; molecular dynamics simulations; viral proteins
Assoc. Prof. Eleni Efthimiadou
1) Department of Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and technology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Panepistimioupoli Zografou, 157 71 Athens, Greece
2) Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, N.C.S.R. Demokritos, Agia Paraskevi Attikis, P.O.Box 60037, 153 10 Athens, Greece
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Interests: drug delivery and pharmaceutical; breast cancer; prostate; magnetic nanoparticles; gold nanoparticles; inorganic nanoparticles; drug loaded and release; cytotoxicity; fluorescent microscopy studies; nanocontainers; liposomes
Prof. Dr. Diego Guidolin
Department of Neuroscience, Section of Anatomy, University of Padova, via Gabelli 65 35121 Padova, Italy
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Interests: G protein-coupled receptors; receptor-receptor interactions; non-synaptic forms of intercellular communication in the nervous system; neurobiology and neuroanatomy; Biology and pharmacology of hyaluronic acid; quantitative methods in microscopic anatomy with particular reference to image analysis methods
Prof. Dr. Godefridus J Peters
Department of Medical Oncology, Amsterdam University Medical Center, Location VUMC; CCA 1.52, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Interests: drug resistance; drug pharmacology; pharmacokinetics; pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenetics; drug metabolism; antimetabolites; cisplatin analogs; tyrosine kinase inhibitors; signal transduction
Prof. Marek Drozdzik
Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland
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Interests: molecular pharmacology; drug transporters; drug metabolizing enzymes; pharmacogenetics/pharmacogenomics; clinical pharmacology
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Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Drug Transporters
Special Issue in Biomedicines: Drug Transporters
Prof. Nam Deuk Kim
Department of Pharmacy College of Pharmacy Pusan National University 63beon-gil 2, Busandaehag-ro, Geumjeong-gu, Busan 46241, Republic of Korea
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Interests: cancer; cell death; cell cycle regulation; apoptosis; autophagy; anticancer drug development; chemoprevention; breast cancer; colon cancer; gastric cancer; hepatocellular carcinoma; AOM-DSS model; bile acid; hypoxia; stem cell; differentiation; nutraceuticals; myodifferentiation; sarcopenia
Prof. Dr. Arik Dahan
Department of Clinical Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva 8410501, Israel
Tel. +972-8-6479483; Fax: +972-8-6479303
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Interests: Oral drug absorption; Intestinal permeability; Drug solubility; Drug dissolution; Biopharmaceutics classification system (BCS); Drug delivery and targeting
Prof. George J. Kontoghiorghes
Postgraduate Research Institute of Science, Technology, Environment and Medicine, CY-3021 Limassol, Cyprus
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Interests: chelation therapy; chelation in medicine; chelating drugs; iron chelating drugs in thalassaemia and other diseases of iron overload or imbalance; chelator antioxidants in free radical pathology; chelators and antioxidants in cancer and neurodegenerative diseases; chelating drug design, development and clinical use
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Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Advances on Chelation in Medicine
Prof. Dr. Louis Premkumar
Department of Pharmacology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL, USA
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Interests: potential use of resiniferatoxin (RTX) in chronic pain conditions; role of TRP channels in diabetic peripheral neuropathy; modulation of synaptic transmission by TRP channels; role of TRP channels in insulin and GLP-1 secretion
Dr. Gerard Pujadas
Departament de Bioquímica i Biotecnologia, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain
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Interests: drug discovery; drug design
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Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Recent Advances in Virtual Screening
Assoc. Prof. Sabata Pierno
Section of Pharmacology, Dept. of Pharmacy & Drug Sciences, University of Bari "Aldo Moro" - Campus, Via Orabona, 4, 70125 Bari, Italy
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Interests: ion channels; chloride channel; skeletal muscle; rare diseases; iatrogenic diseases; statin; ALS; aging; disuse; pharmacology; biophysics; molecular biology
Dr. Nadia Zaffaroni
Department of Applied Research and Technological Development, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Via Amadeo 42, 20133 Milano, Italy
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Interests: molecular pharmacology of anticancer agents; preclinical development of innovative therapeutic approaches; development of tumor preclinical models (PDXs, 3D-coltures); identification and validation of new biomarkers and therapeutic targets; miRNA-based therapeutics c
Prof. Andrea Huwiler
Institute of Pharmacology, University of Bern, Inselspital, CH-3010 Bern, Switzerland
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Interests: sphingolipid signaling, prostaglandins, chronic inflammatory kidney diseases
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Topical Collection in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Sphingolipid Signaling in Health and Disease
Prof. Martina Schmidt
Department of Molecular Pharmacology, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
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Interests: signaling pathways, subcellular compartments, chronic inflammatory disorders
Dr. Yasusei Kudo
Department of Oral Molecular Pathology, Tokushima University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, 3-18-15 Kuramoto, Tokushima 770-8504, Japan
Tel. +81 88 633-7327
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Interests: Head and neck cancer, cell cycle, ubiquitin-proteasome pathway, invasion, metastasis, oral pathology
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Cancers: Targeting the Ubiquitin Pathway in Cancer
Prof. Dr. Robert Bucki
Department of Microbiological and Nanobiomedical Engineering, Medical University of Bialystok, Mickiewicza 2c, 15-222 Bialystok, Poland
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Interests: biochemistry of lipids; antimicrobial peptides; plasma gelsolin; ceragenis; biopolymers; inflammation; cystic fibrosis; cell cytoskeleton; cell rheology
Prof. Dr. Philippe Pourquier
INSERM U119, Montpellier Cancer research Institute, Montpellier, France
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Interests: drug resistance; chemotherapy; DNA topoisomerases; DNA damage; prostate cancer; colon cancer
Prof. Dr. Jose J.G. Marin
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Experimental Hepatology and Drug Targeting (HEVEFARM), University of Salamanca, Campus Miguel de Unamuno E.D. Lab231, 37007 Salamanca, Spain
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Interests: liver cancer; bile acids; chemoresistance; drug targeting; ABC protein
Dr. Gaetano Santulli
College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University Medical Center, 1150 St Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10032, USA
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Interests: cardiology; hypertension; restenosis; heart failure; myocardial infarction; endothelial dysfunction; mitochondria; diabetes; microRNAs; insulin resistance; atherosclerosis; thrombosis; cardiac hypertrophy; pancreatic beta cell function; insulin release
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Nutrients: Diet and Metabolic Dysfunction
Special Issue in Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease: Mitochondria and Endoplasmic Reticulum in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: GRKs and Arrestins in Human Health and Disease
Prof. Dr. Yoonkyung Park
Department of Biomedical Science and Research Center for Proteineous Materials, Chosun University, South Korea
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Interests: antimicrobial peptide; multidrug-resistant bacteria; drug-design; AMP mechanism
Dr. Kenneth A. Jacobson
Laboratory of Bioorganic Chemistry, Molecular Recognition Section, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK); National Institutes of Health (NIH); Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
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Interests: chemical biology; medicinal chemistry; receptor pharmacology; structural biology
Prof. Brian Blagg
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, United States
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Interests: drug design; medicinal chemistry; Hsp90; chaperone inhibitors/regulators; isoform-selective inhibitors; colon cancer; breast cancer; prostate cancer; neurodegenerative disease
Dr. Carlos Martínez-Campa
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain
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Interests: melatonin; breast cancer; chemotherapy; radiotherapy; apoptosis; angiogenesis; gene expression
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: New Strategies in Cancer Pharmacotherapy: Development of Hormonal Antineoplastic Drugs, Cytotoxic Drugs and Targeted Therapies
Assoc. Prof. Hak Soo Choi
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
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Interests: molecular imaging; bioimaging; nanomedicine; biodistribution
Prof. Dr. Francisco Ciruela
Departament de Patologia i Terapèutica Experimental, Facultat de Medicina i Ciències de la Salut, Campus Bellvitge, IDIBELL, Universitat de Barcelona. Av. Feixa Llarga, s/n, 08907 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
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Interests: G protein-coupled receptors; adenosine receptors; neuropharmacology; neurological diseases; allosteric modulation; receptor-receptor interactions; psychiatric diseases
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Adenosine Receptors
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: G Protein-Coupled Adenosine Receptors: Molecular Aspects and Beyond
Prof. Dr. Ahmad R. Safa
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Indiana University School of Medicine, 635 Barnhill Dr. MS 550, Indianapolis, IN, USA
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Interests: drug- and apoptosis-resistance; drug-induced apoptosis; cytotoxic anticancer drugs, cancer developmental therapeutics; glioblastoma, pancreatic cancer, and breast cancer targeted therapies; cancer stem cells
Prof. Seong-Wook Lee
Department of Integrated Life Sciences, Research Institute of Advanced Omics, Dankook University, 152, Jukjeon-ro, Suji-gu, Yongin 16890, Republic of Korea
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Interests: RNA-based therapeutics and diagnostics; gene therapy; cancer; genetic disease; immune disorder; virus, microRNAs; ribozyme; aptamer; genome editing
Prof. Dr. Fabio Altieri
Department of Biochemical Sciences “A. RossiFanelli”, La Sapienza University, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Interests: oxidative stress; cellular biochemistry; signal transduction; protein–ligand interaction; bioactive compounds
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Protein–Ligand Interactions: Deciphering the Molecular Targets and the Mechanisms of Action of Drugs and Natural Compounds
Prof. Dr. Anastasios Lymperopoulos
Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy, Director of the Laboratory for the Study of Neurohormonal Control of the Circulation, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328, USA
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Interests: cardiovascular G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs); heart failure; autonomic control of the circulation; adrenal physiology and pharmacology; adrenergic receptors; angiotensin receptors; signal transduction; gene therapy; aldosterone pharmacology; GPCR-Kinases; arrestins
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: GRKs and Arrestins in Human Health and Disease
Prof. Dr. William C. (Trey) Putnam
Departments of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 5920 Forest Park Avenue, Dallas TX, USA
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Interests: clinical pharmacology, drug discovery, drug development, drug regulatory affairs, biomarker discovery, altered metabolism of disease states, advanced analytical techniques
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Drug Discovery, Development and Regulatory Affairs
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