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Current Practice and New Developments in the Use of In Vivo Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy for the Assessment of Key Metabolites Implicated in the Pathophysiology of Schizophrenia open Access plus

Volume: 18   Issue: 21
Pp: 1908-1924
Gerard E. Dwyer*, Kenneth Hugdahl, Karsten Specht and Renate Grüner
DOI:10.2174/1568026619666181130103559

Proteolysis Targeting Chimera (PROTAC): A Paradigm-Shifting Approach in Small Molecule Drug Discovery open Access plus

Volume: 18   Issue: 16
Pp: 1354-1356
Pingyuan Wang and Jia Zhou*
DOI:10.2174/1568026618666181010101922

Treatment of Toxoplasmosis and Neosporosis in Farm Ruminants: State of Knowledge and Future Trends open Access plus

Volume: 18   Issue: 15
Pp: 1304-1323
Roberto Sánchez-Sánchez, Patricia Vázquez, Ignacio Ferre and Luis Miguel Ortega-Mora*
DOI:10.2174/1568026618666181002113617

Mechanical Properties of Composite Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering open Access plus

Volume: 18   Issue: 14
Pp: 1214-1223
Ramon Rial, J.F. Armando Soltero, Pedro V. Verdes, Zhen Liu and Juan M. Ruso*
DOI:10.2174/1568026618666180810151539

Role of Biomacromolecules in Biomedical Engineering open Access plus

Volume: 18   Issue: 14
Pp: 1171-1187
Juan M. Ruso and Natalia Hassan*
DOI:10.2174/1568026618666180816155917

Analyzing of Molecular Networks for Human Diseases and Drug Discovery open Access plus

Volume: 18   Issue: 12
Pp: 1007-1014
Tong Hao, Qian Wang, Lingxuan Zhao, Dan Wu, Edwin Wang* and Jinsheng Sun*
DOI:10.2174/1568026618666180813143408

Toward Reproducible Results from Targeted Metabolomic Studies: Perspectives for Data Pre-processing and a Basis for Analytic Pipeline Development open Access plus

Volume: 18   Issue: 11
Pp: 883-895
Thomas Gross, Mark Mapstone, Ricardo Miramontes, Robert Padilla, Amrita K. Cheema, Fabio Macciardi, Howard J. Federoff* and Massimo S. Fiandaca*
DOI:10.2174/1568026618666180711144323

Inhibition of Glycolysis and Glutaminolysis: An Emerging Drug Discovery Approach to Combat Cancer open Access plus

Volume: 18   Issue: 6
Pp: 494-504
Nicholas S. Akins, Tanner C. Nielson and Hoang V. Le*
DOI:10.2174/1568026618666180523111351

Ubiquitin Proteasome System as a Potential Drug Target for Malaria open Access plus

Volume: 18   Issue: 5
Pp: 315-320
Pedro H. Scarpelli Pereira, Chiara Curra and Celia R.S. Garcia*
DOI:10.2174/1568026618666180427145308

Metabolomics Applications in Precision Medicine: An Oncological Perspective open Access plus

Volume: 17   Issue: 24
Pp: 2740-2751
Leonor Puchades-Carrasco and Antonio Pineda- Lucena*
DOI:10.2174/1568026617666170707120034

InsP3 Signaling in Apicomplexan Parasites open Access plus

Volume: 17   Issue: 19
Pp: 2158-2165
Celia R.S. Garcia*, Eduardo Alves, Pedro H. S. Pereira, Paula J. Bartlett, Andrew P. Thomas, Katsuhiko Mikoshiba, Helmut Plattner and L. David Sibley
DOI:10.2174/1568026617666170130121042

LncRNA as a Therapeutic Target for Angiogenesis open Access plus

Volume: 17   Issue: 15
Pp: 1750-1757
Mohan M. Kumar and Ravi Goyal*
DOI:10.2174/1568026617666161116144744

Bioinformatics and Drug Discovery open Access plus

Volume: 17   Issue: 15
Pp: 1709-1726
Xuhua Xia*
DOI:10.2174/1568026617666161116143440

A Comprehensive Docking and MM/GBSA Rescoring Study of Ligand Recognition upon Binding Antithrombin open Access plus

Volume: 17   Issue: 14
Pp: 1631-1639
Xiaohua Zhang, Horacio Perez-Sanchez* and Felice C. Lightstone*
DOI:10.2174/1568026616666161117112604

Dopamine Targeting Drugs for the Treatment of Schizophrenia: Past, Present and Future open Access plus

Volume: 16   Issue: 29
Pp: 3385-3403
Peng Li, Gretchen L. Snyder and Kimberly E. Vanover
DOI:10.2174/1568026616666160608084834

Copper Homeostasis for the Developmental Progression of Intraerythrocytic Malarial Parasite open Access plus

Volume: 16   Issue: 27
Pp: 3048-3057
Hiroko Asahi, Fumie Kobayashi, Shin-Ichi Inoue, Mamoru Niikura, Kenji Yagita and Mohammed Essa Marghany Tolba
DOI:10.2174/1568026616999160215151704

Telomerase as a Cancer Target. Development of New Molecules open Access plus

Volume: 16   Issue: 22
Pp: 2432-2440
D.L. Mengual Gomez, R.G. Armando, C.S. Cerrudo, P.D. Ghiringhelli and D.E. Gomez
DOI:10.2174/1568026616666160212122425

The Unexpected Advantages of Using D-Amino Acids for Peptide Self- Assembly into Nanostructured Hydrogels for Medicine open Access plus

Volume: 16   Issue: 18
Pp: 2009-2018
Michele Melchionna, Katie E. Styan and Silvia Marchesan
DOI:10.2174/1568026616999160212120302

HCN Channels Modulators: The Need for Selectivity open Access plus

Volume: 16   Issue: 16
Pp: 1764-1791
Maria Novella Romanelli, Laura Sartiani, Alessio Masi, Guido Mannaioni, Dina Manetti, Alessandro Mugelli and Elisabetta Cerbai
DOI:10.2174/1568026616999160315130832

Linking Biosynthetic Gene Clusters to their Metabolites via Pathway- Targeted Molecular Networking open Access plus

Volume: 16   Issue: 15
Pp: 1705-1716
Eric P. Trautman and Jason M. Crawford
DOI:10.2174/1568026616666151012111046

Biomarkers in the Management of Difficult Asthma open Access plus

Volume: 16   Issue: 14
Pp: 1561-1573
Florence Schleich, Sophie Demarche and Renaud Louis
DOI:10.2174/1568026616666151015093406

Cellular Selenoprotein mRNA Tethering via Antisense Interactions with Ebola and HIV-1 mRNAs May Impact Host Selenium Biochemistry open Access plus

Volume: 16   Issue: 13
Pp: 1530-1535
Ethan Will Taylor, Jan A. Ruzicka, Lakmini Premadasa and Lijun Zhao
DOI:10.2174/1568026615666150915121633

Inhibition of Shikimate Kinase and Type II Dehydroquinase for Antibiotic Discovery: Structure-Based Design and Simulation Studies open Access plus

Volume: 16   Issue: 9
Pp: 960-977
Concepcion Gonzalez-Bello
DOI:10.2174/1568026615666150825142527

αvβ3 Integrin-Targeted Peptide/Peptidomimetic-Drug Conjugates: In-Depth Analysis of the Linker Technology open Access plus

Volume: 16   Issue: 3
Pp: 314-329
Alberto Dal Corso, Luca Pignataro, Laura Belvisi and Cesare Gennari
DOI:10.2174/1568026615666150701114343

Telomere G-Quadruplex as a Potential Target to Accelerate Telomere Shortening by Expanding the Incomplete End-Replication of Telomere DNA open Access plus

Volume: 15   Issue: 19
Pp: 1940-1946
Zheng Tan, Jun Tang, Zhong-Yuan Kan and Yu-Hua Hao
DOI:10.2174/1568026615666150515145552

Toxicity of 11 Metal Oxide Nanoparticles to Three Mammalian Cell Types In Vitro open Access plus

Volume: 15   Issue: 18
Pp: 1914-1929
Angela Ivask, Tiina Titma, Meeri Visnapuu, Heiki Vija, Aleksandr Kakinen, Mariliis Sihtmae, Suman Pokhrel, Lutz Madler, Margit Heinlaan, Vambola Kisand, Ruth Shimmo and Anne Kahru
DOI:10.2174/1568026615666150506150109

Computer-Aided Drug Design of Bioactive Natural Products open Access plus

Volume: 15   Issue: 18
Pp: 1780-1800
Veda Prachayasittikul, Apilak Worachartcheewan, Watshara Shoombuatong, Napat Songtawee, Saw Simeon, Virapong Prachayasittikul and Chanin Nantasenamat
DOI:10.2174/1568026615666150506151101

Active Targeted Drug Delivery for Microbes Using Nano-Carriers open Access plus

Volume: 15   Issue: 15
Pp: 1525-1531
Yung-Sheng Lin, Ming-Yuan Lee, Chih-Hui Yang and Keng-Shiang Huang
DOI:10.2174/1568026615666150414123157

Drug Delivery Systems and Combination Therapy by Using Vinca Alkaloids open Access plus

Volume: 15   Issue: 15
Pp: 1491-1500
Chun-Ting Lee, Yen-Wei Huang, Chih-Hui Yang and Keng-Shiang Huang
DOI:10.2174/1568026615666150414120547

Computational Studies of Free Radical-Scavenging Properties of Phenolic Compounds open Access plus

Volume: 15   Issue: 2
Pp: 85-104
Petko Alov, Ivanka Tsakovska and Ilza Pajeva
DOI:10.2174/1568026615666141209143702

Intracellular Redox State as Target for Anti-Influenza Therapy: Are Antioxidants Always Effective? open Access plus

Volume: 14   Issue: 22
Pp: 2529-2541
Rossella Sgarbanti, Donatella Amatore, Ignacio Celestino, Maria Elena Marcocci, Alessandra Fraternale, Maria Rosa Ciriolo, Mauro Magnani, Raffaele Saladino, Enrico Garaci, Anna Teresa Palamara and Lucia Nencioni
DOI:10.2174/1568026614666141203125211

Structure-Based Virtual Screening for Drug Discovery: Principles, Applications and Recent Advances open Access plus

Volume: 14   Issue: 16
Pp: 1923-1938
Evanthia Lionta, George Spyrou, Demetrios K. Vassilatis and Zoe Cournia
DOI:10.2174/1568026614666140929124445

Seeding Collaborations to Advance Kinase Science with the GSK Published Kinase Inhibitor Set (PKIS) open Access plus

Volume: 14   Issue: 3
Pp: 340-342
David H. Drewry, Timothy M. Willson and William J. Zuercher
DOI:10.2174/1568026613666131127160819

Open Innovation Drug Discovery (OIDD): A Potential Path to Novel Therapeutic Chemical Space open Access plus

Volume: 14   Issue: 3
Pp: 294-303
Maria Alvim-Gaston, Timothy Grese, Abdelaziz Mahoui, Alan D. Palkowitz, Marta Pineiro-Nunez and Ian Watson
DOI:10.2174/1568026613666131127125858

Reviewing Colchicaceae Alkaloids – Perspectives of Evolution on Medicinal Chemistry open Access plus

Volume: 14   Issue: 2
Pp: 274-289
Sonny Larsson and Nina Ronsted
DOI:10.2174/1568026613666131216110417

A Brief Overview of Antimicrobial Peptides Containing Unnatural Amino Acids and Ligand-Based Approaches for Peptide Ligands open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 24
Pp: 3205-3224
Jayendra B. Bhonsle, Tiffany Clark, Libero Bartolotti and Rickey P. Hicks
DOI:10.2174/15680266113136660226

Native Brazilian Plants Against Nosocomial Infections: A Critical Review on their Potential and the Antimicrobial Methodology open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 24
Pp: 3040-3078
Paulo Roberto H. Moreno, Fabiana da Costa-Issa, Agnieszka K. Rajca-Ferreira, Marcos A. A. Pereira and Telma M. Kaneko
DOI:10.2174/15680266113136660219

From Polypharmacology to Target Specificity: The Case of PARP Inhibitors open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 23
Pp: 2939-2954
Paride Liscio, Emidio Camaioni, Andrea Carotti, Roberto Pellicciari and Antonio Macchiarulo
DOI:10.2174/15680266113136660209

NAD Biosynthesis in Humans - Enzymes, Metabolites and Therapeutic Aspects open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 23
Pp: 2907-2917
Christian Dölle, Renate Hvidsten Skoge, Magali R. VanLinden and Mathias Ziegler
DOI:10.2174/15680266113136660206

Recent Advances in the Synthesis of New Antimycobacterial Agents Based on the 1H-1,2,3-Triazoles open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 22
Pp: 2850-2865
Daniel Tadeu G. Gonzaga, David R. da Rocha, Fernando de C. da Silva and Vitor F. Ferreira
DOI:10.2174/15680266113136660202

An Update on the Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry of Novel Antimycobacterial Compounds open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 22
Pp: 2808-2849
Frederico Silva Castelo Branco, Angelo C. Pinto and Núbia Boechat
DOI:10.2174/15680266113136660201

Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Potent Antifungal Agents open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 21
Pp: 2684-2733
Athina Geronikaki, Maria Fesatidou, Victor Kartsev and Fliur Macaev
DOI:10.2174/15680266113136660195

A Review on Antifungal Activity of Mushroom (Basidiomycetes) Extracts and Isolated Compounds open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 21
Pp: 2648-2659
Maria Jose Alves, Isabel C.F.R. Ferreira, Joana Dias, Vania Teixeira, Anabela Martins and Manuela Pintado
DOI:10.2174/15680266113136660191

Mucosal Vaccines: Where Do We Stand? open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 20
Pp: 2609-2628
Jean-Pierre Kraehenbuhl and Marian R. Neutra
DOI:10.2174/15680266113136660186

Vaccine Adjuvants: Key Tools for Innovative Vaccine Design open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 20
Pp: 2562-2580
Peggy Riese, Kai Schulze, Thomas Ebensen, Blair Prochnow and Carlos A. Guzmán
DOI:10.2174/15680266113136660183

Challenges and Opportunities for Cancer Vaccines in the Current NSCLC Clinical Scenario open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 20
Pp: 2551-2561
Pedro C. Rodriguez and Belinda Sanchez
DOI:10.2174/15680266113136660182

Therapy in Prion Diseases open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 19
Pp: 2465-2476
Gianluigi Forloni, Vladimiro Artuso, Ignazio Roiter, Michela Morbin and Fabrizio Tagliavini
DOI:10.2174/15680266113136660173

Prion Chemical Biology: On the Road to Therapeutics? open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 19
Pp: 2441-2464
Beining Chen, Mark Thompson, Jennifer Louth and Kai Guo
DOI:10.2174/15680266113136660172

Drug Repurposing: Translational Pharmacology, Chemistry, Computers and the Clinic open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 18
Pp: 2328-2336
Naiem T. Issa, Stephen W. Byers and Sivanesan Dakshanamurthy
DOI:10.2174/15680266113136660163

Overview on Theoretical Studies Discriminating the Two-Oxidant Versus Two-State-Reactivity Models for Substrate Monoxygenation by Cytochrome P450 Enzymes open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 18
Pp: 2218-2232
Sam P. de Visser, Cristina S. Porro, Matthew G. Quesne, Mala A. Sainna and Andrew W. Munro
DOI:10.2174/15680266113136660155

Mitochondria: A Promising Target for Anticancer Alkaloids open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 17
Pp: 2171-2183
Félix A. Urra, Miguel Cordova-Delgado, Hernan Pessoa-Mahana, Oney Ramírez-Rodríguez, Boris Weiss-Lopez, Jorge Ferreira and Ramiro Araya-Maturana
DOI:10.2174/15680266113139990150

Alkaloid-Metal Based Anticancer Agents open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 17
Pp: 2104-2115
Zhen-Feng Chen, Yan-Cheng Liu, Ke-Bin Huang and Hong Liang
DOI:10.2174/15680266113139990146

Retrospection on Polymorphism and Cocrystallization of Anti-Retrovirals open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 16
Pp: 1933-1962
Renu Chadha, Madhu Bala, Dimpy Rani and Poonam Arora
DOI:10.2174/15680266113139990129

Targeting Host Store-Operated Ca2+ Release to Attenuate Viral Infections open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 16
Pp: 1916-1932
Kevin B. Clark and E. M. Eisenstein
DOI:10.2174/15680266113139990128

Emerging Targets in Neurodegeneration: New Opportunities for Alzheimer's Disease Treatment? open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 15
Pp: 1879-1904
Angela Rampa, Silvia Gobbi, Federica Belluti and Alessandra Bisi
DOI:10.2174/15680266113139990143

The Multifactorial Nature of Alzheimer's Disease for Developing Potential Therapeutics open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 15
Pp: 1745-1770
M. Carmo Carreiras, Eduarda Mendes, M. Jesus Perry, Ana Paula Francisco and J. Marco-Contelles
DOI:10.2174/15680266113139990135

Simultaneous Modeling of Antimycobacterial Activities and ADMET Profiles: A Chemoinformatic Approach to Medicinal Chemistry open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 14
Pp: 1656-1665
Alejandro Speck-Planche and M. N.D.S. Cordeiro
DOI:10.2174/15680266113139990116

Recent Advances in Predicting Protein Classification and Their Applications to Drug Development open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 14
Pp: 1622-1635
Xuan Xiao, Wei-Zhong Lin and Kuo-Chen Chou
DOI:10.2174/15680266113139990113

The Emerging Role of microRNA in Stroke open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 13
Pp: 1573-1588
Georgios Koutsis, Gerasimos Siasos and Konstantinos Spengos
DOI:10.2174/15680266113139990106

Insights in microRNAs Biology open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 13
Pp: 1493-1502
Antonios N. Gargalionis and Efthimia K. Basdra
DOI:10.2174/15680266113139990098

Extra-Hepatic Isozymes from the CYP1 and CYP2 Families as Potential Chemotherapeutic Targets open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 12
Pp: 1441-1453
Brianne S. Raccor and Rudiger Kaspera
DOI:10.2174/1568026611313120006

CYP17A1: A Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Clinical Review open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 12
Pp: 1364-1384
David Porubek
DOI:10.2174/1568026611313120002

Pharmacophore Modeling for ADME open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 11
Pp: 1327-1342
Osman F. Guner and J. Phillip Bowen
DOI:10.2174/15680266113139990037

Permeability Diagnosis Model in Drug Discovery: A Diagnostic Tool to Identify the Most Influencing Properties for Gastrointestinal Permeability open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 11
Pp: 1308-1316
Jianling Wang and Suzanne Skolnik
DOI:10.2174/15680266113139990035

Metallo-β-Lactamases: Structural Features, Antibiotic Recognition, Inhibition, and Inhibitor Design open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 10
Pp: 1242-1253
Jing-Fang Wang and Kuo-Chen Chou
DOI:10.2174/15680266113139990011

Open Source Software and Web Services for Designing Therapeutic Molecules open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 10
Pp: 1172-1191
Deepak Singla, Sandeep Kumar Dhanda, Jagat Singh Chauhan, Anshu Bhardwaj, Samir K. Brahmachari, Open Source Drug Discovery Consortium and Gajendra P.S. Raghava
DOI:10.2174/1568026611313100005

Protein Interface Pharmacophore Mapping Tools for Small Molecule Protein: Protein Interaction Inhibitor Discovery open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 9
Pp: 989-1001
Arnout Voet, Eleanor F. Banwell, Kamlesh K. Sahu, Jonathan G. Heddle and Kam Y. J. Zhang
DOI:10.2174/1568026611313090003

A Novel Integrated Framework and Improved Methodology of Computer-Aided Drug Design open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 9
Pp: 965-988
Calvin Yu-Chian Chen
DOI:10.2174/1568026611313090002

Fluorine-18 Radiolabeled Heterocycles as PET Tracers for Imaging β - Amyloid Plaques in Alzheimer’s Disease open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 8
Pp: 909-919
Fanxing Zeng and Mark M. Goodman
DOI:10.2174/1568026611313080004

Fluorine-18 Labeled Amino Acids for Oncologic Imaging with Positron Emission Tomography open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 8
Pp: 871-891
Chaofeng Huang and Jonathan McConathy
DOI:10.2174/1568026611313080002

Medicinal Chemistry Design Principles for Liver Targeting Through OATP Transporters open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 7
Pp: 857-866
Meihua Tu, Alan M. Mathiowetz, Jeffrey A. Pfefferkorn, Kimberly O. Cameron, Robert L. Dow, John Litchfield, Li Di, Bo Feng and Spiros Liras
DOI:10.2174/1568026611313070008

Intestinal Targeting of Drugs: Rational Design Approaches and Challenges open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 7
Pp: 776-802
Kevin J. Filipski, Manthena V. Varma, Ayman F. El-Kattan, Catherine M. Ambler, Roger B. Ruggeri, Theunis C. Goosen and Kimberly O. Cameron
DOI:10.2174/1568026611313070002

Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 6
Pp: 760-773
Jose A. Gomez-Puerta and Attila Mocsai
DOI:10.2174/15680266113139990094

The Genetic Architecture of Rheumatoid Arthritis: From Susceptibility to Clinical Subphenotype Associations open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 6
Pp: 720-731
Antonio Julia and Sara Marsal
DOI:10.2174/1568026611313060005

Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Clinical Overview of New Diagnostic and Treatment Approaches open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 6
Pp: 698-704
Raimon Sanmarti, Virginia Ruiz-Esquide and Maria Victoria Hernandez
DOI:10.2174/15680266113139990092

From Protein-Protein Interactions to Rational Drug Design: Are Computational Methods Up to the Challenge? open Access plus

Volume: 13   Issue: 5
Pp: 602-618
Edgar D. Coelho, Joel P. Arrais and Jose Luis Oliveira