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Letters in Drug Design & Discovery

Volume 19, 12 Issues, 2022
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 19

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Number 12




Research Article

Investigation of the Anticancer Potential of 2-alkoxycarbonylallyl Esters Against Metastatic Murine Breast Cancer Line 4T1 Targeting the EGFR: A Combined Molecular Docking, QSAR, and Machine Learning Approach

, 19(12): 1068 - 1085

Babatunde Samuel Obadawo, Oluwatoba Emmanuel Oyeneyin*, Taoreed Olakunle Owolabi, Damilohun Samuel Metibemu, Nureni Ipinloju, Kehinde Henry Fagbohungbe, Helen Omonipo Modamori and Victor Olanrewaju Olatoye


DOI: 10.2174/1570180819666220512111613




Research Article

Piperazine-based Semicarbazone Derivatives as Potent Urease Inhibitors: Design, Synthesis, and Bioactivity Screening

, 19(12): 1111 - 1120

Ebrahim Saeedian Moghadam, Abdullah Mohammed Al-Sadi, Meysam Talebi, Massoud Amanlou, Musa Shongwe, Mohsen Amini* and Raid Abdel-Jalil*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180819666220405234009




Articles Ahead of Print


An Insight into Osmotic Drug Delivery Systems


Pankaj Bhateja, Rajesh Asija, Yogendra Singh and Mona Piplani*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180819666220430010228
View Abstract



A Study of Ungernia trisphaera Bunge and Thymus transcaspicus Cytotoxicity in Cancer Cell Lines


Roghayeh Rashidi, Amir R. Afshari, Shirin Ghasemian, Mohammad Soukhtanloo, Mohammad Sadegh Amiri and Seyed Hadi Mousavi*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180819666220513144047
View Abstract


Diagnosis and Clinical Aspects of Lung Cancer: A Special Emphasis on Drug Targeting to Cancer Cells through Nanoparticles


Rajendra Awasthi*, Anurag Kumar Singh, Gaurav Mishra, Anand Maurya, Neerupma Dhiman, Harsha Kharkwal, Bhupesh Sharma, Niraj Kumar Jha, Harish Dureja, Kamal Dua, Terezinha de Jesus Andreoli Pinto and Giriraj T. Kulkarni


DOI: 10.2174/1570180819666220510133408
View Abstract



Aminoquinoline-triazine Conjugates: Design, Synthesis, Antibacterial Activity, and SAR Analysis


Sajidul Hoque Ansari, Supriya Sahu, Anshul Shakya, Surajit Kumar Ghosh, Udaya Pratap Singh and Hans Raj Bhat*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180819666220420084401
View Abstract


Acenaphthotriazine Thio-triazole Derivatives as Anti-cancer Agents Triggering Cell Cycle Arrest in Breast Cancer Cells


Aida Iraji, Nasim Shahrokh, Omidreza Firuzi, Maryam Mohabbati, Ramin Miri, Hossein Sadeghpour, Mehdi Khoshneviszadeh* and Najmeh Edraki*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180819666220425123016
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Abstracts Ahead of Print




Antimicrobial activities of substituted 4-N-alkylated-2-trifluoromethylquinoline analogs against nontuberculous mycobacteria


Emerson Teixeira da Silva, Gabriel Fernandes de Andrade, Maria Cristina Silva Lourenço and Marcus Vinícius Nor a de Souza*


DOI: 10.2174/1570180819666220704113825
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Vasorelaxant and Antihypertensive Effects of (3β)-ursen-12-en-3,28-diol by NO/cGMP System


Ricardo Guzmán-Ávila, Samuel Estrada-Soto*, Luis Arias-Durán, César Millán-Pacheco, Jaime Escalante-García, Maria Yolanda Rios, Virginia Flores-Morales, Rafael Villalobos-Molina and Gabriela Pérez-Barrón


DOI: 10.2174/1570180819666220704111424
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Potential in-vitro antiviral activity of MV1035 on SARS-CoV-2 wild type viruses


Linda Benincasa, Eleonora Molesti, Alessandro Manenti, Emanuele Montomoli, Alessio Malacrida, Valentina Zuliani, Mirko Rivara*, Gabriella Nicolini and Alessandro Di Domizio


DOI: 10.2174/1570180819666220701105250
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The Role of Aquatic Plants in Natural Products and Drug Discovery.


Surjeet Verma*, Motebang D.V. Nakin, Zesipho Makhosayafana and Namrita Lall


DOI: 10.2174/1570180819666220701103553
View Abstract


Published Contents

Editor's Choice

Synthesis of Chrysin, Quercetin and Naringin Nitroderivatives: Antiproliferative, Anti-inflammatory and Antioxidant Activity

, 2021; 18(8): 795 - 805

Rosario Tavera-Hernández, Manuel Jiménez-Estrada*, Jesús J. Alvarado-Sansininea, Antonio Nieto-Camacho, Hugo López-Muñoz, Luis Sánchez-Sánchez and María L. Escobar


DOI: 10.2174/1570180818666210122162313



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



Open Access Articles





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 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*




Challenges in the Discovery and Optimization of mGlu2/4 Heterodimer Positive Allosteric Modulators

, 2019; 16(12): 1387 - 1394

Mark Gallant Fulton, Matthew Thomas Loch, Caroline Anne Cuoco, Alice Lambert Rodriguez, Emily Days, Paige Newton Vinson, Krystian Andrezej Kozek, Charles David Weaver, Anna Louise Blobaum, Peter Jeffrey Conn, Colleen Marie Niswender* and Craig William Lindsley*





Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Some Novel Thiophene-bearing Quinazoline Derivatives as EGFR Inhibitors

, 2019; 16(2): 102 - 110

Min Zou, Bo Jin, Yanrong Liu, Huiping Chen, Zhuangli Zhang, Changzheng Zhang, Zhihong Zhao and Liyun Zheng*




L-carnitine Supplementation Improves Self-rating Depression Scale Scores in Uremic Male Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis

, 2017; 14(6): 737 - 742

Kyoko Tashiro, Yusuke Kaida, Sho-ichi Yamagishi, Hideharu Tanaka, Miyuki Yokoro, Junko Yano, Kazuko Sakai, Yuka Kurokawa, Kensei Taguchi, Yosuke Nakayama, Takahiro Inokuchi and Kei Fukami*




In Vitro and In Vivo Investigations into the Carbene Gold Chloride and Thioglucoside Anticancer Drug Candidates NHC-AuCl and NHC-AuSR

, 2017; 14(2): 125 - 134

Wolfgang Walther, Oyinlola Dada, Cillian O’Beirne, Ingo Ott, Goar Sánchez-Sanz, Claudia Schmidt, Carsta Werner, Xiangming Zhu and Matthias Tacke




Efficient Synthesis of Pamidronic Acid Using an Ionic Liquid Additive

, 2016; 13(6): 475 - 478

Alajos Grun, Dávid Illés Nagy, Sándor Garadnay, István Greiner and Gyorgy Keglevich






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

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


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




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

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


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



Most Accessed Articles


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.

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


DOI: 10.2174/1570180816666190220123547




Design, Synthesis, and Anticancer Potential of the Enzyme (PARP-1) Inhibitor with Computational Studies of New Triazole, Thiazolidinone, - Thieno [2, 3-d] Pyrimidinones

, 2020; 17(6): 799-817.

Abu-Hashem, Ameen Ali; Abu-Zied, Khadiga Mohamed; Zaki, Magdi Elsayed AbdelSalam; El-Shehry, Mohamed Fathy; Awad, Hanem Mohamed; Khedr, Mohammed Abdou


DOI: 10.2174/1570180817666200117114716


Current Strategies and Approaches in Combating SARS-CoV-2 Virus that Causes COVID-19

, 2020; 17(5): 672-674.

Sivaraman, D.; Pradeep, P.S.; Manoharan, S. Sundar; Bhat, C. Ramachandra; Leela, K.V.; Venugopal, V.


DOI: 10.2174/157018081705200403092546


Bioactive Isolates of Morus Species as Antibacterial Agents and their In Silico Profiling

, 2021; 18(5): 445-453.

Janakirama Rao, Aditya Shimoga; Mudduraj Urs, Venugopal Thegur; Devanna, Jayanna Nayakarahatty; Mahadevappa, Paramesha; Kumaran, Ramesh Chapeyil


DOI: 10.2174/1570180817999201104120815




Anti-Trypanosoma cruzi Activity and Molecular Docking Studies of 1H-pyrazolo[3, 4-b]pyridine Derivatives

, 2020; 17(2): 184-191.

da Silva Lima, Camilo Henrique; de Araujo Vanelis Soares, Júlio César; de Sousa Ribeiro, Joana Lucius; Muri, Estela Maris Freitas; de Albuquerque, Sérgio; Dias, Luiza Rosaria Sousa


DOI: 10.2174/1570180816666190305141733


(Substituted)-benzo[b]thiophene-4-carboxamide Synthesis and Anti-proliferative Activity Study

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

Pawar, Chandrakant Dhondiram; Pansare, Dattatraya Navnath; Shinde, Devanand Baburao


DOI: 10.2174/1570180815666181004114125




Synthesis and Biological Activity Evaluation of Polyfunctionalized Anthraquinonehydrazones

, 2021; 18(2): 199-209.

Lozynskyi, Andrii; Holota, Serhii; Yushyn, Ihor; Sabadakh, Oksana; Karpenko, Olexandr; Novikov, Volodymyr; Lesyk, Roman


DOI: 10.2174/1570180817999200802032844





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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