Special Issue "Metallodrugs: Mechanisms of Action, Molecular Targets and Biological Activity"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.
Interests: protein-metal based drug adducts; X-Ray crystallography; protein metalation; protein-ligand interactions
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Since the serendipitous discovery of the cytotoxic activity of cisplatin at the end of the 1960s, Pt- and non-Pt-based compounds have been extensively studied as potential anticancer agents. Metal compounds also play an important role in clinics as antimicrobial, antiviral or antiarthritic agents. A deep knowledge of their mode of action and of their biological targets may help in the design of new molecules with improved biological activities and limited side effects.
This Special Issue of International Journal of Molecular Science on “Metallodrugs: mechanisms of action, molecular targets and biological activity” aims to collect original contributions, letters or review articles describing recent advances in this field.
Topics include, but are not limited to, the synthesis and characterization, including structures and applications, of novel metal compounds with biological activities, insights into stability and reactivity of these compounds, insights into the mechanism of action, potential targets, and biological activity of metallodrugs. The Issue will also collect articles describing the interaction of metallodrugs with biological macromolecules, based on experimental techniques (NMR, X-ray crystallography, mass spectrometry etc.) or using computational approaches.
Prof. Dr. Antonello Merlino
Dr. Giarita Ferraro
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Metal-based drugs
- Protein metalation
- Coordination chemistry
- Metal binding sites
- Organometallic compounds