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Special Issue "Tuberculosis Drug Discovery and Development"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Medicinal Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Luca Costantino

Universita degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Modena, Italy
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Phone: +390592055749
Interests: medicinal chemistry; synthesis; drug delivery; neglected diseases
Co-Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Fiorella Meneghetti

Università degli Studi di Milano, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Milan, Italy
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Interests: diffraction techniques; structure elucidation; conformation of bioactive compounds; antitubercular agents

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that submissions for the Molecules Special Issue “Tuberculosis in Drug Discovery and Development” are now open.

According to the World Health Organization, tuberculosis, caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is an infectious disease that causes the highest number of deaths worldwide. Standard treatments with antibiotics are long and complex, and drug resistance is growing rapidly: even for recently approved bedaquiline, delamanid, and linezolid, resistance has already emerged. Thus, there is a great unmet medical need and, consequently, a great interest in the opportunities and challenges associated with tackling tuberculosis, in order to develop effective and, possibly, cheap antimycobacterial agents endowed with new mechanisms of action.

This issue will cover multiple aspects of the search for new molecules starting both from natural and synthetic compounds and addressing different or multiple targets (multitarget drugs) in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Original research articles, as well as reviews, that are able to make substantial advances in this field are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Luca Costantino
Prof. Dr. Fiorella Meneghetti
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Small molecules
  • Peptides
  • Peptidomimetics
  • Mycobacterial target
  • Drug design
  • Computational tools
  • Resistance mechanisms
  • Crystallography
  • Structure-property relationships
  • Bioavailability
  • Pharmacokinetics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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