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Letters in Drug Design & Discovery

Volume 18, 12 Issues, 2021
ISSN: 1875-628X (Online)
ISSN: 1570-1808 (Print)
This journal supports open access

Aims & Scope

Letters in Drug Design & Discovery publishes letters, full-length/mini-reviews, research articles, highlights and guest edited thematic issues in all areas of rational drug design and discovery including medicinal chemistry, in-silico drug design, combinatorial chemistry, high-throughput screening, drug targets, and structure-activity relationships. The emphasis is on publishing quality papers very rapidly by taking full advantage of the latest Internet technology for both the submission and review of manuscripts. The journal is an essential reading to all pharmaceutical scientists involved in research in drug design and discovery.

Letters in Drug Design & Discovery

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Volume 18

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Review Article (Mini-Review)









Research Article

Modifications of Isoalantolactone Leading to Effective Anti-bacterial and Anti-viral Compounds

, 18(7): 686 - 700

Sergey S. Patrushev, Lyubov G. Burova, Anna A. Shtro, Tatyana V. Rybalova, Dmitry S. Baev, Il’ya V. Shirokikh, Alexander N. Evstropov and Elvira E. Shults*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180817999201211193151








Articles Ahead of Print





Rationale Design, Synthesis, and Pharmacological Evaluation of Isatin Analogues as Antiseizure Agents


Sandip Firke, Rameshwar Cheke , Vinod Ugale*, Saurabh Khadse , Manish Gagarani, Sanjay Bari * and Sanjay Surana


DOI: 10.2174/1570180818666210804145014
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Design of Oleanolic Acid-based Hybrid Compounds as Potential Pharmaceutical Scaffolds


Vuyolwethu Khwaza, Opeoluwa Oyehan Oyedeji, Blessing Atim Aderibigbe*, Eric Morifi, Youmbi Thierry Fonkui, Derek Tantoh Ndinteh, Margo Nell and Vanessa Steenkamp


DOI: 10.2174/1570180818666210604112451
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A Multi-target Approach for the Discovery of Anti Breast Cancer Agents from Plants Secondary Metabolites


Femi Olawale*, Opeyemi Iwaloye, Olushola Olalekan Elekofehinti, Babatomiwa Kikiowo, Emmanuel Ayo Oluwarotimi, Kayode Michael Ilesanmi, Isaac Damilola Akinropo, Oluwaseun Benedicta Akinlosotu, Abayomi Emmanuel Adegboyega and Taiwo Emmanuel Ologuntere


DOI: 10.2174/1570180818666210521111535
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Abstracts Ahead of Print






Anti-evolution Drugs: A New Paradigm to Combat Drug Resistance


Ramalingam Peraman, Santhivardhan Chinni*, Sathish Kumar Sure, Vinay Kumar Kutagulla, Muthukumaran Peraman, Azger VN and Padmanabha Reddy Y


DOI: 10.2174/1570180818666210804142612
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Published Contents

Editor's Choice

Drug Repurposing Using Similarity-based Target Prediction, Docking Studies and Scaffold Hopping of Lefamulin

, 2021; 18(7): 733 - 743

Shikha Sharma, Shweta Sharma, Vaishali Pathak, Parwinder Kaur and Rajesh Kumar Singh*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180817999201201113712




Chitosan: A Promising Protective Component Against SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza Virus

, 2021; 18(5): 418 - 421

Mohammad Reza Rahbar, Hadi Esmaeili Gouvarchin Galeh, Saeed Khalili and Abolfazl Jahangiri*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180817999201110114446




Expanding Opportunities in Treatment of Leukemia by Solid Lipid Nanoparticles

, 2021; 18(3): 212 - 221

Prarthna Yadav, Harshita Mishra, Manju Nagpal and Geeta Aggarwal*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180817999201001155508



Sulfonamides and Sulphonyl Ester of Quinolines as Non-Acidic, Non- Steroidal, Anti-inflammatory Agents

, 2021; 18(2): 112 - 120

Bilquees Bano, Kanwal, Khalid Mohammed Khan*, Almas Jabeen, Aisha Faheem, Muhammad Taha, Syed Moazzam Haider and Shahnaz Perveen


DOI: 10.2174/1570180817999201005201308




Novel Coronavirus 2019 Outbreak: A Global Epidemic

, 2020; 17(12): 1458 - 1464

Sweta Kamboj*, Rohit Kamboj, Shikha Kamboj, Kumar Guarve and Rohit Dutt


DOI: 10.2174/1570180817999200802033916



Evaluation of Kaempferol as AKT Dependent mTOR Regulator via Targeting FKBP-12 in Hepatocellular Carcinoma: An In silico Approach

, 2020; 17(11): 1401 - 1408

Pooja Siniprasad, Bhagyalakshmi Nair, Vaisali Balasubramaniam, Prashanth Sadanandan, Puliyapally Krishnan Namboori* and Lekshmi Reghu Nath*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180817999200623115703



Anti-inflammatory Augmentation Therapy in Obsessive-compulsive Disorder: A Review

, 2020; 17(10): 1198 - 1205

Hanie Ghasemi, Homa Nomani, Amirhossein Sahebkar* and Amir Hooshang Mohammadpour*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180817999200520122910



Open Access Articles




Comparison in the Glucose Response of Flexible Liposomes Loaded with Insulin with the Addition of Different Surfactants in an Experimental Diabetes Model

, 2020; 17(6): 787 - 798

Sara Melisa Arciniegas , Sergio Andres Saavedra , Danaé Balderas , Sara del Carmen Caballero, María Josefa Bernad, Julio Cesar Sánchez , María Isabel Gracia, Héctor Ariel Rico and Dinorah Vargas *




Identification of Phosphoinositide-3 Kinases Delta and Gamma Dual Inhibitors Based on the p110δ/γ Crystal Structure

, 2020; 17(6): 772 - 786

Wen-Qing Jia , Xiao-Yan Feng, Ya-Ya Liu , Zhen-Zhen Han , Zhi Jing, Wei-Ren Xu and Xian-Chao Cheng*




Synthesis of Spiro[cycloalkane-pyridazinones] with High Fsp3 Character

, 2020; 17(6): 731 - 744

Csilla Sepsey Für, Gergő Riszter, János Gerencsér, Áron Szigetvári, Miklós Dékány, László Hazai, György Keglevich and Hedvig Bölcskei*




Synthesis, Characterization, and Molecular Docking Studies of N-Acylated Butyro and Valerolactam Derivatives with Antiproliferative and Cytotoxic Activities

, 2020; 17(6): 725 - 730

Mark Tristan J. Quimque, Mark John P. Mandigma, Justin Allen K. Lim, Simon Budde, Hans-Martin Dahse, Oliver B. Villaflores, Arnold V. Hallare and Allan Patrick G. Macabeo*




Synthesis and Evaluation of Anticonvulsant Activities of 4-Phenylpiperidin- 2-one Derivatives

, 2020; 17(6): 713 - 724

Shi-Ben Wang*, Hui Liu, Guang-Yong Li, Kang Lei, Xiao-Jing Li, Zhe-Shan Quan and Xue-Kun Wang*




Mannitol Reduces Spinal Cord Edema in Rats with Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

, 2020; 17(6): 676 - 683

Chao Zhang, Anming Hu, Yingli Jing, Degang Yang* and Jianjun Li*




Azacyanines as Novel Topoisomerase II Alpha Inhibitors

, 2020; 17(5): 666 - 671

Sercan Guloglu, Fahriye Nur Kirmaci, Özgül Persil Çetinkol*, Mehrdad Forough and Aybuke Gulkaya




Microwave-assisted Synthesis and Docking Studies of Phenylureas as Candidates for the Drug Design Against the Biological Warfare Agent Yersinia Pestis

, 2020; 17(5): 633 - 639

Tanos Celmar Costa França*, Leonardo da Costa Bastos, Teobaldo Cuya, Mehdi Sirouspour, Franklin Chacón-Huete, David Bendahan and Pat Forgione*





Synthesis and Cytotoxicity of New Mannich Bases of 6-[3-(3,4,5-Trimetoxyphenyl)-2- propenoyl]-2(3H)-Benzoxazolone

, 2020; 17(4): 512 - 517

Ognyan Ivanov Petrov, Yordanka Borisova Ivanova*, Mariana Stefanova Gerova and Georgi Tsvetanov Momekov




New Hydrazone Derivatives of Pyrazole-4-carboxaldehydes Exhibited Anti-inflammatory Properties

, 2020; 17(4): 502 - 511

Mingxia Song, Bing Liu, Shengwang Yu, Shihui He, Yuqiu Liang, Sifan Li, Qiuyan Chen and Xianqing Deng*




In Silico Elucidation of the Molecular Recognition of Phenol Derivative Compounds and Hippuryl-histidyl-leucine as an Artificial Substrate with the Experimental Target: Angiotensin-converting Enzyme

, 2020; 17(4): 445 - 466

Víctor Hugo Vázquez-Valaldez*, Manuel Alejandro Hernández S, Ivonne Carrillo Cedillo, Ana María Velázquez Sanchez, Mildred Sauce Guevara, Rafael López Castañares and Enrique Ángeles





Most Cited Articles

Research Article

Novel trifluoromethylpyrazole acyl thiourea derivatives: Synthesis, antifungal activity and docking study

, 2019; 16(7): 785-791.

Han Wang, Zhi-Wen Zhai, Yan-Xia Shi, Cheng-Xia Tan, Jian-Quan Weng, Liang Han, Bao-Ju Li and Xing-Hai Liu*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180815666180704103047


Research Article

Novel 1,3,4-oxadiazole fused thiadiazole derivatives: Synthesis and study of anticancer activities

, 2019; 16(6): 656-662.

Zanjam Spandana, Reddymasu Sreenivasulu, Tadigiri MalathiRekha and Mandava Venkata Basaveswara Rao*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180816666181031125946



Research Article

Design, synthesis and anti-tuberculosis activity of hydrazones and N-acylhydrazones containing vitamin B<inf>6</inf> and different heteroaromatic nucleus

, 2019; 16(7): 792-798.

Thais Cristina Mendonça Nogueira, Lucas dos Santos Cruz, Maria Cristina Lourenço and Marcus Vinicius Nora de Souza*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180815666180627122055


Research Article

Synthesis, anti-proliferative evaluation, and molecular docking studies of 3-(Alkylthio)-5,6-diaryl-1,2,4-triazines as tubulin polymerization inhibitors

, 2019; 16(11): 1194-1201.

Farhad Saravani, Ebrahim Saeedian Moghadam, Hafezeh Salehabadi, Seyednasser Ostad, Morteza Pirali Hamedani, Massoud Amanlou, Mohammad Ali Faramarzi and Mohsen Amini*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180815666180727114216


Research Article

(Substituted)-benzo[b]thiophene-4-carboxamide synthesis and antiproliferative activity study

, 2020; 17(5): 563-573.

Chandrakant Dhondiram Pawar, Dattatraya Navnath Pansare and Devanand Baburao Shinde*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180815666181004114125


Research Article

Design, synthesis and cytotoxicity of novel coumarin-1,2,3-triazole-1,2,4-oxadiazole hybrids as potent anti-breast cancer agents

, 2019; 16(7): 818-824.

Maryam Mohammadi-Khanaposhtani, Kiana Fahimi, Elahe Karimpour-Razkenari, Maliheh Safavi, Mohammad Mahdavi, Mina Saeedi and Tahmineh Akbarzadeh*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180815666180627121006


Research Article

Synthesis, characterization, free-radical scavenging capacity and antioxidant activity of novel series of hydrazone, 1,3,4-oxadiazole and 1,2,4-triazole derived from 3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazole

, 2019; 16(7): 712-720.

Khalid Karrouchi*, Saad Fettach, Smaail Radi*, El bekkaye Yousfi, Jamal Taoufik, Yahia Nasser Mabkhot, Seham Alterary, My El Abbes Faouzi and Muhammed Ansar


DOI: 10.2174/1570180815666180516103050


Review Article

Potential of nanoparticles in combating Candida infections

, 2019; 16(5): 478-491.

Faizan Abul Qais, Mohd Sajjad Ahmad Khan, Iqbal Ahmad* and Abdullah Safar Althubiani


DOI: 10.2174/1570180815666181015145224


General Research Article

Novel tri-substituted thiazoles bearing piperazine ring: Synthesis and evaluation of their anticancer activity

, 2019; 16(5): 547-555.

Asaf Evrim Evren*, Leyla Yurttaş , Busra Eksellı and Gulsen Akalın-Cıftcı


DOI: 10.2174/1570180815666180731122118



Research Article

New 2-oxopyridine/2-thiopyridine derivatives tethered to a benzotriazole with cytotoxicity on MCF7 cell lines and with antiviral activities

, 2020; 17(2): 124-137.

Adel Mahmoud Attia, Ahmed Ibrahin Khodair*, Eman Abdelnasser Gendy, Mohammed Abu El-Magd and Yaseen Ali Mosa Mohamed Elshaier*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180816666190220123547



General Research Article

The development of tyrosyl-DNA phosphodyesterase 1 (TDP1) inhibitors based on the amines combining aromatic/heteroaromatic and monoterpenoid moieties

, 2019; 16(5): 597-605.

Evgenii Mozhaitsev, Evgenii Suslov*, Yuliya Demidova, Dina Korchagina, Konstantin Volcho, Alexandra Zakharenko, Inna Vasil'eva, Maksim Kupryushkin, Arina Chepanova, Daniel Moscoh Ayine-Tora, Jóhannes Reynisson, Nariman Salakhutdinov and Olga Lavrik


DOI: 10.2174/1570180816666181220121042


Research Article

Antimicrobial activity, antioxidant properties and phytochemical screening of aesculus hippocastanum mother tincture against food-borne bacteria

, 2020; 17(1): 48-56.

Maria Grazia Bonomo*, Caterina Cafaro, Daniela Russo, Luana Calabrone, Luigi Milella, Carmela Saturnino, Anna Capasso and Giovanni Salzano


DOI: 10.2174/1570180816666181108114115



Most Accessed Articles



In-silico Study to Identify Dietary Molecules as Potential SARS-CoV-2 Agents

, 2021; 18(6): 562-573.

Mohammad Faheem Khan*, Mohsin Ali Khan, Zaw Ali Khan, Tanveer Ahamad and Waseem Ahmad Ansari


DOI: 10.2174/1570180817999201209204153





Natural Chemical Entities as Bioactive Moiety from Weaver Ant, Oecophylla smaragdina: An In Vitro and In-silico Study

, 2021; 18(6): 620-634.

Suchismeeta Behera*, Priyanka Dash, Amulyaratna Behera, Chinmaya Chidananda Behera and Prafulla Kumar Mohanty


DOI: 10.2174/1570180817999201211191850


Glycolytic Inhibition and Antidiabetic Activity on Synthesized Flavanone Scaffolds with Computer Aided Drug Designing Tools

, 2021; 18(6): 574-592.

Natarajan Kiruthiga*, Govindaraj Saravanan*, Chellappa Selvinthanuja, Kulandaivel Srinivasan and Thangavel Sivakumar


DOI: 10.2174/1570180817999201209204523





Modifications of Isoalantolactone Leading to Effective Anti-bacterial and Anti-viral Compounds

, 2021; 18(7): 686-700.

Sergey S. Patrushev, Lyubov G. Burova, Anna A. Shtro, Tatyana V. Rybalova, Dmitry S. Baev, Il’ya V. Shirokikh, Alexander N. Evstropov and Elvira E. Shults*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180817999201211193151


New Viral Infection COVID-19: Current Status, Challenges and Possible Treatments

, 2021; 18(7): 635-649.

Vipan Kumar, Amruta Suryan, Jyoti Singh*, Sandeep Kumar, Pradeep Kamboj and Aakash Deep


DOI: 10.2174/1570180818999201224120233



Novel Carbamοyloxy Analogues of Tamoxifen: Synthesis, Molecular Docking and Bioactivity Evaluation

, 2021; 18(5): 422-428.

Konstantinos M. Kasiotis*, George Lambrinidis, Nikolas Fokialakis and Serkos A. Haroutounian


DOI: 10.2174/1570180817999201104125630




Editor-in-Chief

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Ivana Cacciatore
Department of Pharmacy
University "G. d'Annunzio" of Chieti-Pescara
Chieti Scalo
(Italy)
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Journal History

Letters in Drug Design & Discovery was introduced in 2004. Dr. Ivana Cacciatore serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal.

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