Biological Membranes as Targets for Natural and Synthetic Compounds—Second Edition

A special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2024 | Viewed by 57

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Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, Institute of Biosciences, Humanities and Exact Sciences, São Paulo State University, São José do Rio Preto 15054-000, Brazil
Interests: membrane as drug targets; membrane bioassays; drug discovery; natural products; medicinal chemistry
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Biological membranes are responsible for several types of regulation and compound transfer processes, as well as information flow between and within eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. Plasma membrane is also involved in both the generation and receipt of chemical and electrical signals; cell adhesion, which is responsible for tissue or biofilm information; and cell locomotion, metabolism, and reproduction. Internal membranes have similar properties that are often actively involved in organelle functions. In this context, membranes play a key role in maintaining cell integrity, and their involvement in cellular function makes these regions of cells potential targets for bioactive compounds with therapeutic potential.

The second edition of this Special Issue is also devoted to state-of-the-art research on topics concerning the discovery and development of natural and synthetic compounds that act on biological membranes, including their lipid, protein, and carbohydrate components. This covers all the aspects associated with the isolation of natural products, synthesis of compounds and bioassays that elucidate a mode action on membranes, and their components.

Prof. Dr. Luis Regasini
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • membrane
  • natural product
  • target
  • synthesis
  • bioassay
  • drug discovey
  • drug development
  • medicinal chemistry

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