Topical Collection "Breakthroughs in Medicinal Chemistry: New Targets and Mechanisms, New Drugs, New Hopes"
Interests: multitarget anti-Alzheimer agents; hybrid compounds; cholinesterase inhibitors; amyloid anti-aggregating compounds; BACE-1 inhibitors; antiprotozoan compounds
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Molecules: Multicomponent Reaction-Based Synthesis of Bioactive Molecules
Special Issue in Molecules: Emerging Drug Discovery Approaches against Infectious Diseases
Special Issue in Molecules: Present and Future of Medicinal Chemistry Research: A Young Researchers’ Perspective
Special Issue in Molecules: Molecules against Alzheimer II
Special Issue in Molecules: Facing Novel Challenges in Drug Discovery
Special Issue in Molecules: Breakthroughs in Medicinal Chemistry: New Targets and Mechanisms, New Drugs, New Hopes 2020
Special Issue in Molecules: Feature Papers to Celebrate Molecules Reaches 20,000 Articles Milestone
Special Issue in Molecules: 25th Anniversary of Molecules—Recent Advances in Medicinal Chemistry
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 , 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.
- 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
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