Special Issue "Molecular Dynamics in Drug Design"
A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019
Prof. Roberta Galeazzi
Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita e dell'Ambiente, Ancona, Italy
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Interests: computer aided drug design; molecular dynamics simulation of membrane receptors and lipid bilayers; rational drug design; bacterial efflux pumps' inhibitors; computational design of novel nanovectors for drug delivery
Computer simulation techniques have become a major tool in the analysis of biomolecules’ properties and their behavior dynamics. In the last decades, their applicability has improved, and, among all tools available, molecular dynamics (MD) simulations have gained increasingly extensive usage for structure-based drug design research. Initially, MD was developed to investigate molecular models with a limited number of atoms, but today’s computers now enable investigations of large macromolecular systems with a simulation time reaching the microsecond range.
In this Special Issue of Pharmaceuticals, expert researchers are invited to present original papers that consider any advances in “Molecular Dynamics in Drug Design”. Special emphasis is placed on the development of new protocols for successful lead discovery, rational drug design, application cases in all field of medicinal and bioorganic chemistry aimed to new drug discovery. In addition, all papers concerning the applicability of MD to obtain better free-energy values for protein ligand recognition will be considered.
Other select topics are: membrane transporters and macromolecular targets in cancer, membrane transporters and antimicrobial resistance, membrane receptors structure and drug design, and lipid bilayer structure and function. Submissions of manuscripts from various fields of research are strongly encouraged.
Prof. Roberta Galeazzi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Structure-based drug design
- in silico screening
- membrane receptor targeting drug design
- protein motions
- drug discovery
- docking studies
- sampling several protein conformations
- free-energy prediction