Special Issue "Amphiphilic Compounds and Biomolecules: A Platform for New Challenges"
A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2020).
Interests: drug delivery systems; colloids; hydrogels; thermogelling systems; mucoadhesion; surfactants; rheology
Interests: surfactants; self-assembling; liposomes; nanoparticles; calorimetric techniques, ultrasound spectroscopy
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Amphiphiles are a class of compounds comprising a large variety of structures of different natures, including synthetic surfactants and amphiphilic copolymers or peptides. The interaction of amphiphiles with biomolecules as proteins, peptides, nucleic acids, lipids, and sugars has represented a flourishing field of research in several areas including surface biophysics, biochemistry, and drug delivery. Despite the never-ending interest in some ”traditional” issues (e.g., surfactants interactions with biomembranes), new aspects relating to this subject have been emerging (e.g., stabilizing effect of surfactants on biomolecules). These advances could change the scenario of the field and open new avenues for the development of the interdisciplinary research. The purpose of this Special Issue is to collect the recent findings to support the formation of a platform for new challenges in this field.
The subtopics to be covered within this Issue include the investigation of the interaction of amphiphilic compounds at the biointerfaces and biomembrane, the effect of amphiphiles on biomacromolecules self-assembling, the chemical-physical characterization of amphiphile-based or mixed colloidal systems, the development of new amphiphilic compounds, and the investigation of amphiphilic compounds as drug carriers for therapeutic proteins or peptides.
We invite experts from academia or industry to contribute to this Special Issue with original research articles, reviews, or commentaries.
Dr. Giulia Bonacucina
Dr. Diego Romano Perinelli
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- Amphiphilic polymers
- Amphiphilic peptides Biointerfaces
- Drug delivery
- Membrane interactions