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Topical Collection "Breakthroughs in Medicinal Chemistry: New Targets and Mechanisms, New Drugs, New Hopes"

A topical collection in Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This collection belongs to the section "Medicinal Chemistry".

Editor

Prof. Dr. Diego Muñoz-Torrero
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Collection Editor
Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences, and Institute of Biomedicine (IBUB), University of Barcelona, Av. Joan XXIII, 27-31, E-08028 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: multitarget anti-Alzheimer agents; hybrid compounds; cholinesterase inhibitors; amyloid anti-aggregating compounds; BACE-1 inhibitors; antiprotozoan compounds
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Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

In May 2017, the ‘’Medicinal Chemistry’’ section of Molecules launched the series of Editorials Breakthroughs in Medicinal Chemistry: New Targets and Mechanisms, New Drugs, New Hopes [1], which are published on a biannual basis. In these editorials, the section Editorial Board highlight in brief reports (of about one hundred words) selected recent articles from all publishers that describe groundbreaking findings, such as the discovery of novel drug targets and mechanisms of action or novel classes of drugs, which are expected to inspire future medicinal chemistry endeavors devoted to addressing prime unmet medical needs. Encouraged by the acceptance of this series of editorials, and in a further effort to improve our services for the medicinal chemistry community, we have decided to go beyond the brief highlights of the editorials by setting up a parallel topical collection, with the same name. The topical collection will consist of a series of Special Issues to be published annually, which will collect provoking Comments, Opinions, Perspectives, Reviews, and Original Research Articles that focus on the hot topics that have been highlighted in the two previously published editorials. These regular longer-form contributions will elaborate on the background of the hot topics selected in the editorials, to better outline the high potential of these works and shape future medicinal chemistry and drug discovery strategies. Thus, this topical collection will be a unique platform to increase awareness, in a timely manner, of the current greatest challenges and most promising discoveries in the medicinal chemistry and drug discovery field.

  1. Muñoz-Torrero, D.; Mangoni, A. A.; Guillou, C.; Collina, S.; Vanden Eynde, J. J.; Rautio, J.; Keseru, G. M.; Hulme, C.; Chibale, K.; Luque, F. J.; Karaman, R.; Gütschow, M.; Liu, H.; Ragno, R. Breakthroughs in Medicinal Chemistry: New targets and mechanisms, new drugs, new hopes. Molecules 2017, 22, 743.

Prof. Dr. Diego Muñoz-Torrero
Collection Editor

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Published Papers (5 papers)

2019

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Open AccessEditorial
Breakthroughs in Medicinal Chemistry: New Targets and Mechanisms, New Drugs, New Hopes–5
Molecules 2019, 24(13), 2415; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24132415 - 30 Jun 2019
Cited by 2
Abstract
Breakthroughs in Medicinal Chemistry: New Targets and Mechanisms, New Drugs, New Hopes is a series of Editorials which is published on a biannual basis by the Editorial Board of the Medicinal Chemistry section of the journal Molecules [...] Full article
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2018

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Open AccessEditorial
Breakthroughs in Medicinal Chemistry: New Targets and Mechanisms, New Drugs, New Hopes–4
Molecules 2019, 24(1), 130; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24010130 - 31 Dec 2018
Cited by 3
Abstract
Breakthroughs in Medicinal Chemistry: New Targets and Mechanisms, New Drugs, New Hopes is a series of Editorials, which is published on a biannual basis by the Editorial Board of the Medicinal Chemistry section of the journal Molecules. [...] Full article
Open AccessEditorial
Breakthroughs in Medicinal Chemistry: New Targets and Mechanisms, New Drugs, New Hopes-3
Molecules 2018, 23(7), 1596; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23071596 - 30 Jun 2018
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2017

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Open AccessEditorial
Breakthroughs in Medicinal Chemistry: New Targets and Mechanisms, New Drugs, New Hopes–2
Molecules 2018, 23(1), 65; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23010065 - 28 Dec 2017
Cited by 2
Abstract
Breakthroughs in Medicinal Chemistry: New Targets and Mechanisms, New Drugs, New Hopes is a series of Editorials, which are published on a biannual basis by the Editorial Board of the Medicinal Chemistry section of the journal Molecules [...]
Full article
Open AccessEditorial
Breakthroughs in Medicinal Chemistry: New Targets and Mechanisms, New Drugs, New Hopes
Molecules 2017, 22(5), 743; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules22050743 - 05 May 2017
Cited by 2
Abstract
The Editorial Board of the Medicinal Chemistry section of the journal Molecules publishes here its first Editorial, which has been prepared by highlighting, in sub-editorials of about one hundred words, some selected recently published articles that may have a profound impact on [...] Read more.
The Editorial Board of the Medicinal Chemistry section of the journal Molecules publishes here its first Editorial, which has been prepared by highlighting, in sub-editorials of about one hundred words, some selected recently published articles that may have a profound impact on drug discovery and therapy.[...] Full article
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