Naturally Occurring Peptides and Proteins and Related Drugs

A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247). This special issue belongs to the section "Biopharmaceuticals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 132

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Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: gastrointestinal tract; cytoprotection; blood vessels; stable gastric pentadecapeptide BPC 157
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The purpose of this Special Issue is to illustrate the further importance of naturally occurring peptides and proteins and related drugs as leads for drug discovery and development. However, there is still a considerable gap between the acknowledged theory, their theoretical significance and practice, and practical implementation in the suited therapy. Therefore, sought-after papers should focus on these advantages being implemented in practice and novel approaches that will be used in the long term. These could include a large variety of important problems and disturbances that remain to be resolved. New vistas, naturally occurring peptides and related drugs as breakthroughs and novel insights could occupy many empty areas in pharmacotherapy and resolve many of currently insurmountable issues.  Hopefully, these will be taken as fully improved therapies in the near future.

Prof. Dr. Predrag Sikirić
Guest Editor

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  • naturally occurring peptides
  • proteins
  • drug

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