Special Issue "Molecular Interactions and Mechanisms of COVID-19 Inhibition"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Interests: antioxidants; natural products; docking; structure-activity relationship; antitumor metal compounds
The Covid-19 pandemic is taking a large toll on the health systems of all countries. Although vaccines are now becoming available, many unclarified items have yet to be answered. For instance, how long will the vaccine-acquired immunity last? How effective will the vaccines be for current UK, South African, and Brazilian variants, and, perhaps more importantly, for future variants? The scientific community is active in pursuing studies aimed at, at least, alleviating the suffering of Covid-19 patients. It is clear that better drugs are needed and the medical community is disclosing encouraging results. However, as chemists and biologists, we are also called to participate in solving this problem. This Special Issue of IJMS will contribute to the knowledge and clarification of processes that can address potential solutions towards Covid-19. More specifically, we focus on addressing the molecular mechanisms that can assist in finding useful treatments. Targets of Covid-19 include Spike and ACE2 proteins, main 3Cl protease, papain protease; RdRp; Helicase; Nsp13; TMPRSS-2, etc.
Prof. Dr. Francesco Caruso
Prof. Dr. Miriam Rossi
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- main protease 3CLpro
- papain protease PLpro