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Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 25, 46 Issues, 2019
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.

Current Pharmaceutical Design


Volume 25


Number 35

Editorial   Open Access

Review Article

Effects of Aging and Diet on Cardioprotection and Cardiometabolic Risk Markers

, 25(35): 3704 - 3714

Andreea Corina, Maria B. Abrudan, Dragana Nikolic*, Adriana F. Cӑtoi, Roberta Chianetta, Giuseppa Castellino, Roberto Citarrella, Anca P. Stoian, Pablo Pérez-Martínez and Manfredi Rizzo

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191105111232

Review Article

Effects of IGF-1 on the Cardiovascular System

, 25(35): 3715 - 3725

Milan Obradovic, Sonja Zafirovic, Sanja Soskic, Julijana Stanimirovic, Andreja Trpkovic, Danimir Jevremovic and Esma R. Isenovic*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191106091507

Review Article

Review Article

New Applications of Oleanolic Acid and its Derivatives as Cardioprotective Agents: A Review of their Therapeutic Perspectives

, 25(35): 3740 - 3750

Ning Sun , Dongli Li , Xiaoqing Chen, Panpan Wu , Yu-Jing Lu , Ning Hou*, Wen-Hua Chen* and Wing-Leung Wong*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191105112802

Review Article

General Research Article

Gynura Segetum Related Hepatic Sinusoidal Obstruction Syndrome: A Liver Disease with High Mortality and Misdiagnosis Rate

, 25(35): 3762 - 3768

Pengcheng Ou, Xinyu Liu, Zhiqun Tang, Zhouhua Hou, Li Liu, Jun Liu, Shangchen Zhou, Zhixiong Fang, Kewei Sun, Yue Chen, Xiaobei Chen, Yi Li* and Jun Chen*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191007162024

General Research Article

Calcium Pattern Assessment in Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis Via the Chou’s 5-Steps Rule

, 25(35): 3769 - 3775

Agata Wiktorowicz, Adrian Wit, Artur Dziewierz, Lukasz Rzeszutko, Dariusz Dudek and Pawel Kleczynski*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666190930101258

Articles Ahead of Print

Neurophysiology and Treatment of Disorders of Consciousness Induced by Traumatic Brain Injury: Orexin Signaling as a Potential Therapeutic Target

Huiling Tang, Qiumei Zhu, Wei Li, Siru Qin, Yinan Gong, Hong Wang, Seiji Shioda, Shanshan Li, Jin Huang, Baohu Liu, Yuxin Fang, Yangyang Liu, Shenjun Wang, Yongming Guo, Qing Xia, Yi Guo and Zhifang Xu*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191029101830
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Wnt-β-catenin Signaling Pathway, the Achilles' Heels of Cancer Multidrug Resistance

Morteza Ghandadi*, Reza Valadan, Hamidreza Mohammadi, Javad Akhtari, Shaban Ali Khodashenas and Sorour Ashari

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191112142943
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Melatonin: Implications for Ocular Disease and Therapeutic Potential

Luca Scuderi, Sergio Davinelli, Clemente Maria Iodice, Silvia Bartollino, Giovanni Scapagnini, Ciro Costagliola and Gianluca Scuderi*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191113110225
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Aging Methotrexate and Vasculoprotection: Mechanistic Insights and Potential Therapeutic Applications in Old Age

Arduino A Mangoni*, Sara Tommasi, Angelo Zinellu, Salvatore Sotgia, Stefania Bassu, Matteo Piga, Gian Luca Erre and Ciriaco Carru

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191112091700
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Aging and Neuroinflammatory Disorders: New Biomarkers and Therapeutic Targets

Caterina Maria Gambino, Bruna Lo Sasso, Giulia Bivona, Luisa Agnello and Marcello Ciaccio*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191112093034
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Triggering of Toll-like Receptors in Old Individuals. Relevance for Vaccination

Nahid Zareian, Stefano Aprile, Laura Cristaldi, Mattia Emanuela Ligotti, Sonya Vasto and Farzin Farzaneh*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191111155800
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Circulating miRNAs in Successful and Unsuccessful Aging. A Mini-review

Giuseppe Cammarata, Giovanni Duro*, Tiziana Di Chiara, Alessia Lo Curto, Simona Taverna and Giuseppina Candore

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191119091644
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Individual DNA Methylation Profile Is Correlated with Age and Can Be Targeted to Modulate Healthy Aging and Longevity

Francesco Guarasci, Patrizia D’ Aquila, Alberto Montesanto, Andrea Corsonello, Dina Bellizzi and Giuseppe Passarino*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191112095655
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Genetic Signatures of Centenarians: Implications for Achieving Successful Aging

Calogero Caruso, Anna Aiello, Giulia Accardi, Elena Ciaglia, Monica Cattaneo and Annibale Puca*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191112094544
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Abstracts Ahead of Print

Methods for reducing contrast use and avoiding acute kidney injury during endovascular procedures

Chrysovalantis Vergadis*, Georgios Festas, Eleni Spathi, Paris Pappas and Stavros Spiliopoulos

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191211112800
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Long-Term Effects Of Hypoxia-Reoxygenation On Thioredoxins In Rat Central Nervous System

M Otero-Losada *, L Canepa , L Udovin , T Kobiec, N Toro-Urrego , RA Kolliker Frers and F Capani

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191211111926
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“Energy-sensing pathways in ischemia: The counterbalance between AMPK and mTORC”.

Angel Cespedes, Mario Villa, Irene Benito-Cuesta, Maria Jose Perez-Alvarez , Lara Ordoñez and Francisco Wandosell*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191210152156
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Epicardial fat: a new therapeutic target in psoriasis

Preetha Kamath, Gabrielle Benesh, Paolo Romanelli and Gianluca Iacobellis *

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191206091105
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Published Contents

Editor's Choice

Application of Three-dimensional (3D) Tumor Cell Culture Systems and Mechanism of Drug Resistance

, 2019; 25(34): 3599 - 3607

Adeeb Shehzad, Vijaya Ravinayagam, Hamad AlRumaih, Meneerah Aljafary, Dana Almohazey, Sarah Almofty, Noor A. Al-Rashid and Ebtesam A. Al-Suhaimi*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191014163923

TREX1 As a Potential Therapeutic Target for Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases

, 2019; 25(30): 3239 - 3247

Sha-Sha Tao*, Guo-Cui Wu, Qin Zhang, Tian-Ping Zhang, Rui-Xue Leng, Hai-Feng Pan and Dong-Qing Ye

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666190902113218

A Mitochondrial Approach to Cardiovascular Risk and Disease

, 2019; 25(29): 3175 - 3194

Caroline D. Veloso, Getachew D. Belew, Luciana L. Ferreira, Luís F. Grilo, John G. Jones, Piero Portincasa, Vilma A. Sardão and Paulo J. Oliveira*

DOI: 10.2174/1389203720666190830163735

Hyperferritinaemia: An Iron Sword of Autoimmunity

, 2019; 25(27): 2909 - 2918

Joanna Giemza-Stokłosa, Md. Asiful Islam and Przemysław J. Kotyla*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666190709202804

Adenosine Receptors in Modulation of Central Nervous System Disorders

, 2019; 25(26): 2808 - 2827

Hira Choudhury, Dinesh K. Chellappan, Pallav Sengupta, Manisha Pandey and Bapi Gorain*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666190712181955

Open Access Articles

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*

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

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

, 2019; 25: 1 - 7 (E-Pub Ahead of Print)

Yuan-qi Shi, Pan Fan, Guo-cui Zhang, Yu-hao Zhang, Ming-zhu Li, Fang Wang and Bao-xin Li*

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

Small Molecules as PD-1/PD-L1 Pathway Modulators for Cancer Immunotherapy

, 2018; 24(41): 4911 - 4920

Peifu Jiao, Qiaohong Geng*, Peng Jin, Gaoxing Su, Houyun Teng, Jinlong Dong and Bing Yan*

Novel Data on the Prevalence, Identification, Scouting, and Treatment of Familial Hypercholesterolaemia

, 2018; 24(31): 3597 - 3598

Michael Doumas, Konstantinos Imprialos, Konstantinos Stavropoulos and Vasilios G. Athyros

Modified LDL Particles Activate Inflammatory Pathways in Monocyte-derived Macrophages: Transcriptome Analysis

, 2018; 24(26): 3143 - 3151

Alexander N. Orekhov*, Yumiko Oishi , Nikita G. Nikiforov, Andrey V. Zhelankin, Larisa Dubrovsky, Igor A. Sobenin, Alexander Kel, Daria Stelmashenko, Vsevolod J. Makeev, Kathy Foxx, Xueting Jin, Howard S. Kruth and Michael Bukrinsky

Most Cited Articles

Research Article

PNitro-Tyr-PseAAC: Predict nitrotyrosine sites in proteins by incorporating five features into Chou’s general PseAAC

, 2018; 24(34): 4034-4043.

Ahmad W. Ghauri, Yaser D. Khan, Nouman Rasool, Sher A. Khan* and Kuo-Chen Chou

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666181127101039

Review Article

Rapid-acting antidepressants

, 2018; 24(22): 2556-2563.

Jeffrey M. Witkin*, Daniel E. Knutson, Gabriel J. Rodriguez and Samuel Shi

DOI: 10.2174/1381612824666180730104707

Review Article

Antibacterial metal oxide nanoparticles: Challenges in interpreting the literature

, 2018; 24(8): 896-903.

Usha Kadiyala, Nicholas A. Kotov and J. Scott VanEpps*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612824666180219130659

Review Article

Polyphenols: Potential use in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases

, 1 January 2018; 24(2): 239-258.

Rosaria Vincenza Giglio, Angelo Maria Patti, Arrigo F.G. Cicero, Giuseppe Lippi, Manfredi Rizzo*, Peter P. Toth and Maciej Banach

DOI: 10.2174/1381612824666180130112652

Review Article

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

Review Article

Curcumin: A natural pan-HDAC inhibitor in cancer

, 1 January 2018; 24(2): 123-129.

Sara Saffar Soflaei, Amir Abbas Momtazi-Borojeni, Muhammed Majeed, Giuseppe Derosa, Pamela Maffioli and Amirhossein Sahebkar*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612823666171114165051

Review Article

Colchicine pharmacokinetics and mechanism of action

, 2018; 24(6): 659-663.

Christos Angelidis*, Zoi Kotsialou, Charalampos Kossyvakis, Agathi-Rosa Vrettou, Achilleas Zacharoulis, Fotios Kolokathis, Vasilios Kekeris and Georgios Giannopoulos

DOI: 10.2174/1381612824666180123110042

Review Article

Recent findings in molecular basis of inflammation and anti-inflammatory plants

, 2018; 24(14): 1551-1562.

Sedigheh Kazemi, Hedayatollah Shirzad and Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612824666180403122003

Review Article

Curcumin as an adjunct therapy and microRNA modulator in breast cancer

, 1 January 2018; 24(2): 171-177.

Saeed Norouzi, Muhammed Majeed, Matteo Pirro, Daniele Generali and Amirhossein Sahebkar*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612824666171129203506

Review Article

Antibacterial coatings based on chitosan for pharmaceutical and biomedical applications

, 2018; 24(8): 866-885.

Juliana Miguel Vaz, Daniele Pezzoli, Pascale Chevallier, Clayton Souza Campelo, Gabriele Candiani and Diego Mantovani*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612824666180219143900

Review Article

Placental exosomes during gestation: Liquid biopsies carrying signals for the regulation of human parturition

, 2018; 24(9): 974-982.

Carlos Salomon*, Zarin Nuzhat, Christopher L. Dixon and Ramkumar Menon*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612824666180125164429

Review Article

Cytoprotective polyphenols against chronological skin aging and cutaneous photodamage

, 1 January 2018; 24(2): 99-105.

Sergio Davinelli*, Juan Carlos Bertoglio, Ascanio Polimeni and Giovanni Scapagnini

DOI: 10.2174/1381612823666171109102426

Review Article

Diet and brain health: Which role for polyphenols?

, 1 January 2018; 24(2): 227-238.

Vanessa Castelli, Davide Grassi, Raffaella Bocale, Michele d'Angelo, Andrea Antonosante, Annamaria Cimini, Claudio Ferri and Giovambattista Desideri*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612824666171213100449

Review Article

Simulated protein thermal detection (SPTD) for enzyme thermostability study and an application example for pullulanase from bacillus deramificans

, 2018; 24(34): 4023-4033.

Jian-Xiu Li, Shu-Qing Wang, Qi-Shi Du*, Hang Wei, Xiao-Ming Li, Jian-Zong Meng, Qing-Yan Wang, Neng-Zhong Xie*, Ri-Bo Huang* and Kuo-Chen Chou

DOI: 10.2174/1381612824666181113120948

Most Accessed Articles

Recent Advances in Cancer Therapy: An Overview

, 2010; 16(1): 3-10.

A. Urruticoechea, R. Alemany, J. Balart, A. Villanueva, F. Vinals and G. Capella

DOI: 10.2174/138161210789941847

The Microbial Quality Aspects and Decontamination Approaches for the Herbal Medicinal Plants and Products: An in-Depth Review

, 2016; 22(27): 4264-4287.

Daniela Dal Molim Ghisleni, Marina de Souza Braga, Irene Satiko Kikuchi, Mirela Braşoveanu, Monica R. Nemţanu, Kamal Dua and Terezinha de Jesus Andreoli Pinto

DOI: 10.2174/1381612822666160623070829

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

Inhibition of Heat Shock Protein 90 as a Novel Platform for the Treatment of Cancer

, 2019; 25(8): 849-855.

Chang Gao, Ya-Nan Peng, Hai-Zhou Wang, Shi-Lin Fang, Meng Zhang, Qiu Zhao and Jing Liu*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666190503145944

JAK Inhibition: The Most Promising Agents in the IBD Pipeline?

, 2019; 25(1): 32-40.

Agnès Fernández-Clotet, Jesús Castro-Poceiro and Julián Panés*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666190405141410


William A. Banks
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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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