Special Issue "Natural Products against Viral Infections II"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020).
Interests: natural product drug discovery; essential oils; chemical ecology; molecular modeling
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Although immunization against viral infections has reduced or eradicated several viral diseases, including smallpox, polio, and measles, viral infections continue to be a source of human morbidity and mortality. Antiviral drug resistance has been emerging, and viral mutations present new problems for treatment of viral infections. Thus, for example, acyclovir- and penciclovir-resistant strains of HSV-1 and HSV-2 are emerging, several HIV mutants have shown resistance to reverse transcriptase inhibitors, and there are constant mutations in influenza viruses. In addition, emerging viral infectious diseases, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Chikungunya virus, West Nile virus, and Zika virus, are presenting new challenges. Natural products have been and will continue to be excellent sources of medicinal agents. This Special Issue is directed at natural product drug discovery of antiviral agents. We welcome contributions directed at in vitro and in vivo screening of extracts and natural products against viruses, as well as in silico efforts at antiviral drug discovery. Both original research papers and timely reviews are welcome.
Prof. Dr. William N. Setzer
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Natural products
- Drug discovery
- Antiviral agents
- In vitro screening
- In vivo screening
- In silico screening
- Antiviral drug targets
- Emerging viral diseases