Special Issue "Drug Transporters"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 October 2020).
The movement of many drugs and their metabolites, as well as endogenous molecules across cell membranes, is determined by protein transporters, providing both efflux and uptake functions. More than 400 transporters have been annotated in the human genome, but only few of them were defined for the biological role. Characterizing drug transporters, both structural and functional, is mandatory to improve efficacy and safety of drugs used in medicine.
Novel findings contributing to our understanding of all aspects of the solute carrier (SLC) and ATP-binding case (ABC) families’ functions in physiological and pathological conditions are encouraged for submission to this Special Issue. Original investigations, review articles, and short communications are all welcome.
Topics of this Special Issue include but are not limited to:
Structure-based computational biology
Expression and proteomic studies
In vitro models
In vivo models
Drug–endogenous substrate interactions
This Special Issue is jointly organized between the IJMS and Biomedicines journals. According to the Aims and Scope of these journals, articles showing basic studies in biochemistry, molecular biology, and molecular medicine can be submitted to IJMS, while articles presenting a more clinical content can be submitted to Biomedicines.
Prof. Marek Drozdzik
Manuscript Submission Information
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- solute carrier (SLC)
- ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter
- drug disposition
- drug targets