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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.

Current Pharmaceutical Design


Volume 25


Number 46

Editorial   Open Access

Review Article (Mini-Review)

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

, 25(46): 4836 - 4847

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

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191216150052

Review Article (Mini-Review)

Carbon Dots for Bacterial Detection and Antibacterial Applications-A Minireview

, 25(46): 4848 - 4860

Anisha Anand, Gopinathan Manavalan, Ranju Prasad Mandal, Huan-Tsung Chang, Yi-Ru Chiou and Chih-Ching Huang*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191216150948

Review Article

General Review Article

General Review Article

Enhancing the Therapeutic Efficacy of Bortezomib in Cancer Therapy Using Polymeric Nanostructures

, 25(46): 4883 - 4892

Mitra Korani, Shahla Korani, Elham Zendehdel, Amin Reza Nikpoor, Mahmoud Reza Jaafari*, Hossein M. Orafai, Thomas P. Johnston and Amirhossein Sahebkar*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191106150018

General Review Article

Review Article (Mini-Review)

Epicardial Fat: A New Therapeutic Target in Psoriasis

, 25(46): 4914 - 4918

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

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191206091105

Articles Ahead of Print

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

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

DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200116153912
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Recent Nano-based Therapeutic Intervention of Bioactive Sesquiterpenes: Prospects in Cancer Therapeutics

Mohammad Azam Ansari*, Khan Farheen Badrealam, Asrar Alam, Saba Tufail, Gulshan Khalique, Mohammad Javed Equbal, Mohammad A. Alzohairy, Ahmad Almatroudi, Mohammad N. Alomary and Faheem Hyder Pottoo

DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200116151522
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Polymer-Lipid Hybrid Nanoparticles: A Next-Generation Nanocarrier for Targeted Treatment of Solid Tumors

Md. Rizwanullah, Meraj Alam, Harshita, Showkat Rasool Mir, Mohd. Moshahid Alam Rizvi and Saima Amin*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200116150426
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Adhesion Molecules as Potential Novel Biomarkers for Opioid Dependence

Yu-Li Liu*, Hsiang-Wei Kuo, Chiu-Ping Fang, Jieh-Hen Tsung and Andrew C.H. Chen

DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200116144147
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Aptamers Which Target Proteins: What Proteotronics Suggests to Pharmaceutics

Rosella Cataldo, Giorgio De Nunzio*, Jean-Francois Millithaler and Eleonora Alfinito

DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200114095027
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Abstracts Ahead of Print

Formulations based on natural ingredients for treatment of nail diseases


DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200122150248
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DLEU1: A functional long noncoding RNA in tumorigenesis

Chaoying Song, Jiali Zhang, Zongyao Zhao, Yuxia Yang, Di Meng, Jing Wang, Chong Guo* and Chengfu Yuan

DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200122145305
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Pharmacological strategies for insulin sensitivity: thiazolidinediones and metformin

Luana A. Biondo, Alexandre A. S. Teixeira, Karen Cristine de Oliveira Santos Ferreira and Jose Cesar Rosa Neto*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200122124116
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The Biological Impact Of Ulipristal Acetate On Cellular Networks Regulating Uterine Leiomyoma Growth.

Andrea Tinelli*, Ioannis P Kosmas, Ospan A Mynbaev, Antonio Malvasi, Radmila Sparic and Daniele Vergara

DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200121141533
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Published Contents

Editor's Choice

Energy-Sensing Pathways in Ischemia: The Counterbalance Between AMPK and mTORC

, 2019; 25(45): 4763 - 4770

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

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191210152156

The effect of Endovascular Aneurysm Repair on Renal Function in Patients Treated for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

, 2019; 25(44): 4675 - 4685

Petroula Nana*, George Kouvelos, Alexandros Brotis, Konstantinos Spanos, Athanasios Giannoukas and Miltiadis Matsagkas

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191129094923

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

Neurotoxic and Neuroprotective Role of Exosomes in Parkinson’s Disease

, 2019; 25(42): 4510 - 4522

Biancamaria Longoni, Irene Fasciani, Shivakumar Kolachalam, Ilaria Pietrantoni, Francesco Marampon, Francesco Petragnano, Gabriella Aloisi, Maria F. Coppolino, Mario Rossi, Marco Scarselli and Roberto Maggio*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191113103537

microRNAs in Autism Spectrum Disorders

, 2019; 25(41): 4368 - 4378

Mahesh Mundalil Vasu*, Puthiripadath S. Sumitha, Parakkal Rahna, Ismail Thanseem and Ayyappan Anitha*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191105120901

Application of Genome-Wide Association Studies in Coronary Artery Disease

, 2019; 25(40): 4274 - 4286

Huilei Zheng, Zhiyu Zeng*, Hong Wen, Peng Wang, Chunxia Huang, Ping Huang, Qingyun Chen, Danping Gong and Xiaoling Qiu

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191105125148

Crosstalk between Platelet and Bacteria: A Therapeutic Prospect

, 2019; 25(38): 4041 - 4052

Vivek K. Yadav, Pradeep K. Singh, Vishnu Agarwal* and Sunil K. Singh*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666190925163347

Early Biomarkers for Severe Drug Hypersensitivity Reactions

, 2019; 25(36): 3829 - 3839

Adriana Ariza, Maria J. Torres*, Carmen Moreno-Aguilar, Rubén Fernández-Santamaría and Tahia D. Fernández

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191107105440

Open Access Articles

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

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

Most Cited Articles

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

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

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

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

Genotypic and phenotypic aspects of longevity: Results from a sicilian survey and implication for the prevention and treatment of age-related diseases

, 2019; 25(3): 228-235.

Giulia Accardi, Stefano Aprile, Giuseppina Candore, Calogero Caruso*, Rosanna Cusimano, Laura Cristaldi, Danilo Di Bona, Giovanni Duro, Damiano Galimberti, Caterina Maria Gambino, Mattia Emanuela Ligotti, Walter Mazzucco, Sonya Vasto and Anna Aiello

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666190313115233

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

Women’s beliefs about medicines and adherence to pharmacotherapy in pregnancy: Opportunities for community pharmacists

, 2019; 25(5): 469-482.

Michael Ceulemans*, Angela Lupattelli , Hedvig Nordeng , Marina Odalovic, Michael Twigg and Veerle Foulon

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666190321110420

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

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

Most Accessed Articles

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

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

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

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


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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