Special Issue "Neuroprotective Agents to Treat Dementias"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019
Prof. Dr. Simona Rapposelli
Department of Pharmacy, University of Pisa, Via Bonanno, 6, 56126 Pisa, Italy
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Interests: drug discovery; synthesis and structure–activity relationships of biologically active compounds; multitarget agents; hybrid compounds; kinase inhibitors; pro-autophagic molecules; neuroprotective agents; antioxidant molecules; medicinal chemistry
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive age-dependent and multi-factorial neurodegenerative pathology that leads to cognitive dysfunction and continues to have a significant impact on society as a whole. Given that the main drawback of AD therapy remains to be its limited effectiveness, the search for new potential drugs is heavily pursued. Several pathways are involved in AD’s etio-pathology, both in peripheral and central human districts that include aberrant lipid metabolism, oxidative stress, mitochondrial impairment, neuroinflammatory processes, impairment of autophagic flux, and blood–brain barrier (BBB) disruption.
This Special Issue “Neuroprotective Agents to Treat Dementias” welcomes the submission of review and research articles related to the design and synthesis of new molecules that could provide an innovative approach for the treatment of AD or other forms of dementia, including mechanisms and pharmacological characterization. Moreover, full research articles and/or reviews covering drugs repurposing approaches in neurodegenerative diseases are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Simona Rapposelli
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- autophagy inducers
- antioxidant agents
- anti-ageing agents
- multitarget drugs
- metabolic disorders
- NrF2-ARE pathway
- oxidative stress
- mitochondrial dysfunction
- metal chelating agents
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Repurposing drugs