Special Issue "Advances on Chelation in Medicine"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020) | Viewed by 13862
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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This Special Issue aims to present the current state of knowledge and new developments in the clinical use, application and effects of chelating drugs. Many areas are covered, including the use of chelating drugs for metal detoxification, as antioxidants, anticancer and anti-infective agents, and as modulators of protein function or pathways associated with disease. In addition, we will cover the use of chelator–metal complexes for increasing essential metal absorption; in clinical diagnosis, e.g., Tc and Gd complexes; as anticancer agents, e.g., Pt, Cu and Ga complexes. Important areas also include recent advances on the molecular, pharmacological, toxicological and other properties of chelating drugs, as well as new mechanisms of action, posology and interactions with other drugs. Such information is pivotal for designing therapeutic strategies for the effective treatment of millions of patients with many diseases such as thalassaemia, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. It is envisaged that chelation in multifactorial diseases can play a major role and be used as a main, alternative or adjuvant therapy. In this context, improved therapeutic strategies could be developed and adopted based on combination therapies, target-specific and prodrug design methods and other aspects that can fulfil personalised medicine characteristics.
Prof. George J. Kontoghiorghes
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- chelation therapy
- metal detoxification
- chelator antioxidants
- chelator–metal complex applications
- chelating drug effects
- maltol iron treatments
- iron overload treatment
- thalassaemia treatment
- iron deficiency treatment
- iron metabolic disorders treatment
- copper overload treatment
- heavy metal detoxification
- cancer treatment
- neurodegenerative disease treatment
- tissue damage treatment
- kidney disease treatment
- ischaemia/reperfusion injury treatment
- antimicrobial treatments
- mitochondrial disease treatment
- ageing treatment