Special Issue "New Advances in Pharmacological Targets for Pain"
A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2018)
Prof. Dr. Jan Keppel Hesselink
Pain is the most common presenting physical symptom in medicine and accounts for a substantial burden to patients and healthcare. Current therapeutic approaches for pain, particularly chronic pain, often do not provide adequate relief and many therapeutic targets are often liable to various central side effects. As new ideas for analgesic drug design are urgently needed several potential targets for drug discovery with mechanisms, receptors, ion channels and enzymes, that are involved in the development and/or maintenance of pain have been identified and investigated in preclinical research. The range of proteins, cells and genetic changes involved in nociceptive signalling suggests targeting multiple events could help to determine the combination of drugs that yield effective analgesia for specific clinical conditions and diverse patients. Authors are invited to submit original and review articles of preclinical and clinical findings contributing to the understanding of novel drug targets and therapies for the treatment of pain to be published in this Special Issue of Pharmaceuticals.Dr. Kim Lawson
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- drug targets
- drug repurposing
- ion channels