Peptide-Based Drug Discovery

A special issue of Scientia Pharmaceutica (ISSN 2218-0532).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2021) | Viewed by 420

Special Issue Editor

Department of Chemistry and Physics, Augusta University, Augusta, GA, USA
Interests: bioorganic & medicinal chemistry; computer-aided drug design and synthesis; green chemistry
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Synthetic and natural peptides are recognized for their diverse therapeutic properties. Because of their highly selective and relatively safe nature, peptides are gaining interest in pharmaceutical research and development. Peptide chemistry is explored for the preparation of therapeutic peptides, signaling peptides, penetrating peptides, peptide–drug conjugates, cyclic peptides, and peptidomimetics. Currently, more than 140 peptide-based drug candidates are in clinical trials.

This Special Issue “Peptide-Based Drug Discovery” of Scientia Pharmaceutica welcomes the submission of research and review articles on peptide-based drug development, peptide delivery systems, peptide conjugate chemistry, and peptide synthesis to bring together recent advances in the field.

Dr. Siva Panda
Guest Editor

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  • peptide chemistry
  • amino acids
  • drug conjugates
  • peptide synthesis
  • drug development
  • drug delivery
  • coupling reagents
  • peptidomimetics
  • cyclic peptides

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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