Special Issue "Toxins - Organic and Analytical Chemistry"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2010).
Interests: Antimicrobial peptides; Antibacterial; Antibiotics; Structure-activity relationships; Bacteriocins; Drug design; Peptide engineering
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Toxins: Animal Venoms
Special Issue in Toxins: Ion Channel Neurotoxins
Special Issue in Molecules: Structure-Activity Relationship of Natural Products
Special Issue in Molecules: Natural Toxins/Molecules (and Derivatives) from Animal Venoms: From Basic Research to Therapeutic Applications
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Ion Channels as Marine Drug Targets
Special Issue in Molecules: Natural Toxins/Molecules (and Derivatives) from Animal Venoms: from Basic Research to Therapeutic Applications 2019
Special Issue in Antibiotics: Antibacterial Peptides
Special Issue in Antibiotics: Peptide Antibiotics from Microbes and Venomous Animals
Animal venoms are rich sources of potent bioactive molecules. A majority of these are peptides acting on ion channels, cellular receptors, or enzymes. During the last decade, serious efforts have been made to detail the pharmacology of toxins and venom peptides, highlighting their structural and functional diversities, as well as potential value as chemotherapeutic drugs to treat specific human diseases. This special issue of Molecules deals with the various aspects of toxins (and derivatives) from both marine and non-marine environments, including their potential applications in therapy.
Dr. Jean-Marc Sabatier
- animal venoms
- ion channel blockers
- toxin-derived drug
- drug design
- toxin engineering