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Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 26, 46 Issues, 2020
ISSN: 1873-4286 (Online)
ISSN: 1381-6128 (Print)
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Aims & Scope

Current Pharmaceutical Design publishes timely in-depth/mini reviews and research articles from leading pharmaceutical researchers in the field, covering all aspects of current research in rational drug design. Each issue is devoted to a single major therapeutic area guest edited by an acknowledged authority in the field.

Each thematic issue of Current Pharmaceutical Design covers all subject areas of major importance to modern drug design including: medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, drug targets and disease mechanism.

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Volume 26

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Review Article

An Overview of Structural Aspects and Health Beneficial Effects of Antioxidant Oligosaccharides

, 26(16): 1759 - 1777

Tatiane F. Vieira, Rúbia C. G. Corrêa, Rosely A. Peralta, Regina F. Peralta-Muniz-Moreira, Adelar Bracht and Rosane M. Peralta*


DOI: 10.2174/1381612824666180517120642


Review Article

Human Health Effects of Lactose Consumption as a Food and Drug Ingredient

, 26(16): 1778 - 1789

Rafael G. Seoane, Verónica Garcia-Recio, Manuel Garrosa, María Á. Rojo, Pilar Jiménez, Tomás Girbés, Manuel Cordoba-Diaz * and Damián Cordoba-Diaz*


DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200212114843


Review Article



Review Article

Plant Extracts and Isolated Compounds Reduce Parameters of Oxidative Stress Induced by Heavy Metals: An up-to-Date Review on Animal Studies

, 26(16): 1799 - 1815

Ivana Mirkov, Dejan Stojković, Aleksandra P. Aleksandrov, Marija Ivanov, Marina Kostić, Jasmina Glamočlija and Marina Soković*


DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200407163408


Review Article

Natural Antioxidants, Health Effects and Bioactive Properties of Wild Allium Species

, 26(16): 1816 - 1837

Spyridon A. Petropoulos*, Francesco Di Gioia, Nikos Polyzos and Nikos Tzortzakis


DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200203145851


Review Article

Bioactivity of the Geranium Genus: A Comprehensive Review

, 26(16): 1838 - 1865

Vânia C. Graça, Isabel C.F.R. Ferreira and Paulo F. Santos*


DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200114110323


Review Article



Current Pharmaceutical Design, Volume 26 (2020) - Number 21


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Current Pharmaceutical Design, Volume 26 (2020) - Number 20


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Current Pharmaceutical Design, Volume 26 (2020) - Number 19


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Current Pharmaceutical Design, Volume 26 (2020) - Number 18


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Current Pharmaceutical Design, Volume 26 (2020) - Number 17


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Articles Ahead of Print


Cardiovascular complications in patients with Turner’s syndrome


Eirini Kostopoulou*, Julia K. Bosdou, Panagiotis Anagnostis, John C. Stevenson and Dimitrios G. Goulis


DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200531152459
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The role of antithrombotic therapy in heart failure


Christina Chrysohoou, Nikolaos Magkas*, Christos-Konstantinos Antoniou, Panagiota Manolakou, Aggeliki Laina and Dimitrios Tousoulis


DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200531151823
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Exploring Potential of Alkaloidal Phytochemicals Targeting Neuroinflammatory Signaling of Alzheimer's Disease


Md. Sahab Uddin*, Md. Tanvir Kabir, Abdullah Al Mamun, Tapan Behl, Rasha A. Mansouri, Akram Ahmed Aloqbi, Asma Perveen, Abdul Hafeez and Ghulam Md Ashraf


DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200531151004
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A Review Of Analytical Methods For The Determination Of Hypericin In Foods, Herbal, Biological And Pharmaceutical Matrices


Patricia Rocha de Araújo, Bruno Fonseca-Santos, Ana Carolina Kogawa*, Hérida Regina Nunes Salgado and Marlus Chorilli


DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200531145624
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Risk models and scores in patients with peripheral artery disease and chronic limb threatening ischemia: a comprehensive review.


Damianos G Kokkinidis*, Adarsh Katamreddy, Stefanos Giannopoulos, Dimitrios Schizas, Sotirios Georgopoulos, Theodore Liakakos, Ehrin J Armstrong and Christos Bakoyiannis


DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200530214459
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Published Contents

Editor's Choice

Advances in Nanoparticles as Anticancer Drug Delivery Vector: Need of this Century

, 2020; 26(15): 1637 - 1649

Imran Ali*, Sofi D. Mukhtar, Heyam S. Ali, Marcus T. Scotti and Luciana Scotti*


DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200203124330



Setting New Routes for Antifungal Drug Discovery Against Pathogenic Fungi

, 2020; 26(14): 1509 - 1520

Kleber S. Freitas e Silva*, Lívia C. Silva, Relber A. Gonçales, Bruno J. Neves, Célia M.A. Soares and Maristela Pereira*


DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200317125956



Circulating MicroRNAs and Blood-Brain-Barrier Function in Breast Cancer Metastasis

, 2020; 26(13): 1417 - 1427

Carolin J. Curtaz, Constanze Schmitt, Kinga G. Blecharz-Lang, Norbert Roewer, Achim Wöckel and Malgorzata Burek*


DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200316151720




Current Nanoparticle Approaches in Nose to Brain Drug Delivery and Anticancer Therapy - A Review

, 2020; 26(11): 1128 - 1137

Mohammad A. Ansari, Ill-Min Chung, Govindasamy Rajakumar, Mohammad A. Alzohairy, Mohammad N. Alomary, Muthu Thiruvengadam*, Faheem H. Pottoo and Niyaz Ahmad


DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200116153912





Lipophilic Guanylhydrazone Analogues as Promising Trypanocidal Agents: An Extended SAR Study

, 2020; 26(8): 838 - 866

Vasiliki Pardali, Erofili Giannakopoulou, Dimitrios-Ilias Balourdas, Vassilios Myrianthopoulos, Martin C. Taylor, Marina Šekutor, Kata Mlinarić-Majerski, John M. Kelly and Grigoris Zoidis*


DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200210150127



Role of Prostaglandins in Multiple Sclerosis

, 2020; 26(7): 730 - 742

Surendra Gulla, Dakshayani Lomada, Anusha Lade, Reddanna Pallu and Madhava C. Reddy*


DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200107141328




Open Access Articles

Burden and Prevention of HPV. Knowledge, Practices and Attitude Assessment Among Pre-Adolescents and their Parents in Italy

, 2020; 26(3): 326 - 342

Giancarlo Icardi, Claudio Costantino, Marcello Guido, Antonella Zizza, Vincenzo Restivo, Daniela Amicizia, Federico Tassinari, Maria Francesca Piazza, Chiara Paganino, Alessandra Casuccio, Francesco Vitale, Filippo Ansaldi and Cecilia Trucchi*




Specificity and Continuity of Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder: Relation to Biomarkers

, 2020; 26(2): 191 - 200

Yuji Yamada, Madoka Matsumoto, Kazuki Iijima and Tomiki Sumiyoshi*




RHPN1-AS1 Drives the Progression of Hepatocellular Carcinoma via Regulating miR-596/IGF2BP2 Axis

, 2019; 25(43): 4630 - 4640

Hu Fen, Zheng Hongmin, Wei Wei, Yang Chao, Yao Yang, Liu Bei and Sun Zhihua*




Probucol-induced hERG Channel Reduction can be Rescued by Matrine and Oxymatrine in vitro

, 2019; 25(43): 4606 - 4612

Yuan-Qi Shi, Pan Fan, Guo-Cui Zhang, Yu-Hao Zhang, Ming-Zhu Li, Fang Wang and Bao-Xin Li*





Nanomedicines to Treat Skin Pathologies with Natural Molecules

, 2019; 25(21): 2323 - 2337

Elisabetta Esposito*, Claudio Nastruzzi, Maddalena Sguizzato and Rita Cortesi




The Role of Autophagy and Death Pathways in Dose-dependent Isoproterenolinduced Cardiotoxicity

, 2019; 25(19): 2192 - 2198

Alexandra Gyongyosi, Rita Zilinyi, Andras Czegledi, Agnes Tosaki, Arpad Tosaki and Istvan Lekli*




Impact of Antioxidant Natural Compounds on the Thyroid Gland and Implication of the Keap1/Nrf2 Signaling Pathway

, 2019; 25(16): 1828 - 1846

Ana Paunkov, Dionysios V. Chartoumpekis, Panos G. Ziros, Niki Chondrogianni, Thomas W. Kensler and Gerasimos P. Sykiotis*






Effects of As2O3 and Resveratrol on the Proliferation and Apoptosis of Colon Cancer Cells and the hERG-mediated Potential Mechanisms

, 2019; 25(12): 1385 - 1391

Caichuan Yan*, Fengmei Li*, Yuhao Zhang, Yang Li, Mingzhu Li, Fang Wang, Guocui Zhang, Yuexin Li, Baoxin Li and Xin Zhao





Emerging Therapeutic Targets in Oncologic Photodynamic Therapy

, 2018; 24(44): 5268 - 5295

Gina Manda*, Mihail E. Hinescu, Ionela V. Neagoe, Luis F.V. Ferreira, Rica Boscencu, Paul Vasos, Selma H. Basaga and Antonio Cuadrado







Most Cited Articles

Review Article

Synthesis of silver nanoparticles and their biomedical applications a comprehensive review

, 2019; 25(24): 2650-2660.

Rajasree Shanmuganathan, Indira Karuppusamy, Muthupandian Saravanan, Harshiny Muthukumar, Kumar Ponnuchamy, Vijayan Sri Ramkumar and Arivalagan Pugazhendhi*


DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666190708185506


Review Article

Cholinesterase inhibitors for Alzheimer's disease: Multitargeting strategy based on anti-Alzheimer's drugs repositioning

, 2019; 25(33): 3519-3535.

Md. Tanvir Kabir, Md. Sahab Uddin*, Mst. Marium Begum, Shanmugam Thangapandiyan, Md. Sohanur Rahman, Lotfi Aleya, Bijo Mathew, Muniruddin Ahmed, George E. Barreto and Ghulam Md. Ashraf


DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191008103141


Review Article

NMDA receptor antagonists: Repositioning of memantine as a multitargeting agent for Alzheimer's therapy

, 2019; 25(33): 3506-3518.

Md. Tanvir Kabir, Mohammad A. Sufian, Md. Sahab Uddin*, Mst. Marium Begum, Shammi Akhter, Ariful Islam, Bijo Mathew, Md. Siddiqul Islam, Md. Shah Amran and Ghulam Md. Ashraf*


DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191011102444



General Review Article

Long non-coding RNAs as epigenetic regulators in cancer

, 2019; 25(33): 3563-3577.

Asma Vafadar, Zahra Shabaninejad, Ahmad Movahedpour, Soheila Mohammadi, Sima Fathullahzadeh, Hamid R. Mirzaei, Afshin Namdar, Amir Savardashtaki* and Hamed Mirzaei*


DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666190830161528




Review Article

Recent advances of in-silico modeling of potent antagonists for the adenosine receptors

, 2019; 25(7): 750-773.

Pabitra Narayan Samanta, Supratik Kar* and Jerzy Leszczynski*


DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666190304123545


Review Article

Expression profile of MicroRNA: An emerging hallmark of cancer

, 2019; 25(6): 642-653.

Uzma Zaheer, Muhammed Faheem, Ishtiaq Qadri, Nargis Begum, Hadi M. Yassine, Asmaa A. Al Thani and Shilu Mathew*


DOI: 10.2174/1386207322666190325122821


Review Article

Emerging potential of naturally occurring autophagy modulators against neurodegeneration

, 2020; 26(7): 772-779.

Md. Ataur Rahman*, Md Rezanur Rahman, Toyfiquz Zaman, Md. Sahab Uddin, Rokibul Islam, Mohamed M. Abdel-Daim and Hyewhon Rhim*


DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200107142541


Review Article

Therapeutic potential of curcumin in the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme

, 2019; 25(3): 333-342.

Seyed Hossein Shahcheraghi, Mahtab Zangui, Marzieh Lotfi, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan, Ahmad Ghorbani, Hossein Zarei Jaliani, Hamid Reza Sadeghnia and Amirhossein Sahebkar*


DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666190313123704


Review Article

Novel pathways in the treatment of major depression: Focus on the glutamatergic system

, 2019; 25(4): 381-387.

Carmine Tomasetti , Chiara Montemitro, Annastasia L. C. Fiengo , Cristina Santone , Laura Orsolini , Alessandro Valchera, Alessandro Carano, Maurizio Pompili , Gianluca Serafini , Giampaolo Perna, Federica Vellante, Giovanni Martinotti, Massimo Di Giannantonio , Yong-Ku Kim, Marco D. Nicola , Antonello Bellomo, Antonio Ventriglio , Michele Fornaro and Domenico D. Berardis*


DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666190312102444


Review Article

Human placental vascular reactivity in health and disease: Implications for the treatment of pre-eclampsia

, 2019; 25(5): 505-527.

Emilie Hitzerd*, Michelle Broekhuizen, Rugina I. Neuman, Katrina M. Mirabito Colafella, Daphne Merkus, Sam Schoenmakers, Sinno H.P. Simons, Irwin K.M. Reiss and A. H. Jan Danser


DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666190405145228


General Review Article

Ethnobotany, phytochemistry and traditional uses of curcuma spp. and pharmacological profile of two important species (C. longa and C. zedoaria): A Review

, 2019; 25(8): 871-935.

Zahra Ayati, Mahin Ramezani , Mohammad Sadegh Amiri, Ali Tafazoli Moghadam, Hoda Rahimi, Aref Abdollahzade, Amirhossein Sahebkar * and Seyed Ahmad Emami *


DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666190402163940


Review Article

Extracellular vesicles as drug delivery systems - Methods of production and potential therapeutic applications

, 2019; 25(2): 132-154.

Magdalena Surman, Anna Drożdż, Ewa Stępień and Małgorzata Przybyło*


DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666190306153318



Most Accessed Articles

Signaling Pathways in Inflammation and Anti-inflammatory Therapies

, 2018; 24(14): 1449-1484.

Yiu To Yeung, Faisal Aziz, Angelica Guerrero-Castilla and Sandro Arguelles*


DOI: 10.2174/1381612824666180327165604




Neurofilament Proteins as Prognostic Biomarkers in Neurological Disorders

, 2019; 25(43): 4560-4569.

Yichen Lee, Bo H. Lee, William Yip, Pingchen Chou and Bak-Sau Yip*


DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191210154535


Clinical Phenotypes of Severe Cutaneous Drug Hypersensitivity Reactions

, 2019; 25(36): 3840-3854.

Hakan Guvenir, Tugba Arikoglu, Emine Vezir and Emine Dibek Misirlioglu*


DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191107162921



Nanomedicines to Treat Skin Pathologies with Natural Molecules

, 2019; 25(21): 2323-2337.

Elisabetta Esposito*, Claudio Nastruzzi, Maddalena Sguizzato and Rita Cortesi


DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666190709210703


The Transport Mechanism of Extracellular Vesicles at the Blood-Brain Barrier

, 2017; 23(40): 6206-6214.

Junichi Matsumoto, Tessandra Stewart, William A. Banks and Jing Zhang*


DOI: 10.2174/1381612823666170913164738


Gelatin as Biomaterial for Tissue Engineering

, 2017; 23(24): 3567-3584.

Mari C. Echave, Laura Saenz del Burgo , Jose L. Pedraz and Gorka Orive*


DOI: 10.2174/0929867324666170511123101


A Review on Cancer Therapy Based on the Photothermal Effect of Gold Nanorod

, 2019; 25(46): 4836-4847.

Weizhen Xu, Qinlu Lin, Yueqin Yin, Dong Xu*, Xiaohui Huang, Bucheng Xu and Guangwei Wang*


DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191216150052



Editor-in-Chief

William A. Banks
(45093 citations)
Seattle VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Room 810C, Building 1
1660 S. Columbian Way
Seattle, WA 98108
(USA)
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Nobel Laureate on Editorial Board

Andrew V. Schally
(USA)

Journal History

Current Pharmaceutical Design was introduced in 1995 with the assistance of Dr. William A. Banks, who is the current Editor-in-Chief serving since 1995.
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