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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 26


Number 31

Perspective   Open Access

Advances in Forensic Toxicology

, 26(31): 3779 - 3780

Sara Malaca, Jeremy Carlier and Francesco P. Busardò*

DOI: 10.2174/138161282631200810123637

Editorial   Open Access

Review Article

Precision Medicine Approach in Prostate Cancer

, 26(31): 3783 - 3798

Majid Assadi, Narges Jokar, Mojtaba Ghasemi, Iraj Nabipour, Ali Gholamrezanezhad and Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200218104921

Review Article

Review Article

Bench-to-Bedside Theranostics in Nuclear Medicine

, 26(31): 3804 - 3811

Narges Jokar, Majid Assadi, Anna Yordanova and Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200218104313

Review Article   Open Access

Research Article

Utilizing ICG Spectroscopical Properties for Real-Time Nanoparticle Release Quantification In vitro and In vivo in Imaging Setups

, 26(31): 3828 - 3833

Tuula Peñate-Medina, Eike Kraas, Kunliang Luo, Jana Humbert, Hanwen Zhu, Fabian Mertens, Mirko Gerle, Arndt Rohwedder, Christabel Damoah, Olga Will, Yahya Acil, Kalevi Kairemo, Jörg Wiltfang, Claus-C. Glüer, Regina Scherließ, Susanne Sebens and Oula Peñate Peñate-Medina*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200318170849

Research Article

A Novel Sentinel Lymph Node Approach in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

, 26(31): 3834 - 3839

Åsa Kågedal, Gregori Margolin, Cornelia Held, Pedro F. N. da Silva, Krzysztof Piersiala, Eva Munck-Wikland, Hans Jacobsson, Valtteri Häyry* and Lars O. Cardell

DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200213100750

Current Pharmaceutical Design, Volume 26 (2020) - Number 36

This issue is in progress but contains articles that are final and fully citable.

Current Pharmaceutical Design, Volume 26 (2020) - Number 35

This issue is in progress but contains articles that are final and fully citable.

Current Pharmaceutical Design, Volume 26 (2020) - Number 34

This issue is in progress but contains articles that are final and fully citable.

Current Pharmaceutical Design, Volume 26 (2020) - Number 33

This issue is in progress but contains articles that are final and fully citable.

Current Pharmaceutical Design, Volume 26 (2020) - Number 32

This issue is in progress but contains articles that are final and fully citable.

Articles Ahead of Print

Reconnoitering the role of Endothelin in Obesity

Tapan Behl*, Priya Nijhawan, Monika Sachdeva, Arun Kumar, Md. Sahab Uddin, Anita Kotwani, Gokhan Zengin, Gaurav Khullar, Himankar Sharma, Ishnoor Kaur and Sandeep Arora

DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200918151139
View Abstract

Beneficiary and Adverse Effects of Phytoestrogens: A Potential Constituent of Plant Based Diet

Sridevi Vaadala, Naveen Ponneri, Venkat Shashank Karnam, Ramachandra Reddy Pamuru* and Mohammed Arifullah

DOI: 10.2174/1381612826999200917154747
View Abstract

Molecular hydrogen application in stroke: bench to bedside.

Lei Huang, Cameron Lenahan, Warren Boling, Jiping Tang and John H. Zhang*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200917152316
View Abstract

Oncogenic LncRNA CASC9 in Cancer Progression

Yuying Qi, Chaoying Song, Jiali Zhang, Chong Guo* and Chengfu Yuan

DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200917150130
View Abstract

Regulation of Electrolyte Permeability by Herbal Monomers in Edematous Disorders

Yong Cui, Yapeng Hou, Honglei Zhang, Yanhong Liu, Kejun Mao, Hongguang Nie and Yan Ding*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200917144655
View Abstract

Topical Ocular Delivery of Nanocarriers: A Feasible Choice for Glaucoma Management

Karthikeyan Kesavan*, Parasuraman Mohan, Nivedita Gautam and Val C. Sheffield

DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200916145609
View Abstract

The Effects of P75NTR on Learning Memory Mediated by Hippocampal Apoptosis and Synaptic Plasticity

Jun-Jie Tang, Shuang Feng, Xing-Dong Chen, Hua Huang, Min Mao, Hai-Yan Wang, Sen Li, Xiu-Min Lu and Yong-Tang Wang*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200916145142
View Abstract

Abstracts Ahead of Print

There are currently no Abstracts Ahead of Print available for this journal.

Published Contents

Editor's Choice

Precision Medicine Approach in Prostate Cancer

, 2020; 26(31): 3783 - 3798

Majid Assadi, Narges Jokar, Mojtaba Ghasemi, Iraj Nabipour, Ali Gholamrezanezhad and Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200218104921

Intranasal Lipid Particulate Drug Delivery Systems: An Update on Clinical Challenges and Biodistribution Studies of Cerebroactive Drugs in Alzheimer’s disease

, 2020; 26(27): 3281 - 3299

Deepshi Arora, Shailendra Bhatt , Manish Kumar, Hari D.C. Vattikonda, Yugam Taneja, Vishal Jain, Veenu Joshi and Chaitanya C. Gali*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200331085854

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: The Role of Gut Microbiota

, 2020; 26(25): 2951 - 2961

Cristiana De Musis, Lucia Granata, Marcello Dallio, Agnese Miranda, Antonietta G. Gravina and Marco Romano*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200420144128

Artemia species: An Important Tool to Screen General Toxicity Samples

, 2020; 26(24): 2892 - 2908

Epole Ntungwe N, Eva M. Domínguez-Martín, Amilcar Roberto, Joana Tavares, Vera M. S. Isca, Paula Pereira, Maria-João Cebola and Patrícia Rijo*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200406083035

Antithrombotic Therapy in Patients with Recent Stroke and Atrial Fibrillation

, 2020; 26(23): 2715 - 2724

Bunny Saberwal, Adam Ioannou, Wei Y. Lim, Anne-Marie Beirne, Anthony W. Chow, Dimitris Tousoulis, Syed Ahsan and Nikolaos Papageorgiou*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200407150307

The Influence of Vitamin D on Neurodegeneration and Neurological Disorders: A Rationale for its Physio-pathological Actions

, 2020; 26(21): 2475 - 2491

Maria Morello*, Massimo Pieri, Rossella Zenobi, Alessandra Talamo, Delphine Stephan, Verena Landel, François Féron and Pascal Millet

DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200316145725

Open Access Articles

Vaccinium myrtillus L. Fruits as a Novel Source of Phenolic Compounds with Health Benefits and Industrial Applications - A Review

, 2020; 26(16): 1917 - 1928

Tânia C. S. P. Pires , Cristina Caleja , Celestino Santos-Buelga , Lillian Barros* and Isabel C.F.R. Ferreira*

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*

Role of microRNA and Long Non-Coding RNA in Hepatocellular Carcinoma

, 2020; 26(4): 415 - 428

Meenakshi Gupta, Kumari Chandan and Maryam Sarwat*

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*

Most Cited Articles

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alginate nanoparticles for drug delivery and targeting

, 2019; 25(11): 1312-1334.

Patricia Severino, Classius F. da Silva, Luciana N. Andrade, Daniele de Lima Oliveira, Joana Campos and Eliana B. Souto*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666190425163424

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

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

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

Histone Modifications, Stem Cells and Prostate Cancer

, 2014; 20(11): 1687-1697.

Francesco Crea, Pier-Luc Clermont, Antonello Mai and Cheryl D. Helgason

DOI: 10.2174/13816128113199990522

The Clinical Applications of Curcumin: Current State and the Future

, 2013; 19(11): 2011-2031.

Xia Fan, Chun Zhang, Dong-bo Liu, Jun Yan and Hua-ping Liang

DOI: 10.2174/1381612811319110005

Therapeutic Potential of Agonists and Antagonists of A1, A2a, A2b and A3 Adenosine Receptors

, 2019; 25(26): 2892-2905.

Sumit Jamwal, Ashish Mittal, Puneet Kumar*, Dana M. Alhayani and Amal Al-Aboudi

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666190716112319

Epidemiology of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in North America

, 2020; 26(10): 993-997.

Tamoore Arshad, Pegah Golabi, Linda Henry and Zobair M. Younossi*

DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200303114934

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

The Therapeutic Target Hsp90 and Cancer Hallmarks

, 2013; 19(3): 347-365.

Yoshihiko Miyata, Hitoshi Nakamoto and Len Neckers

DOI: 10.2174/1381612811306030347

Executive Editor

Atta-ur-Rahman, FRS
(29381 citations)
Honorary Life Fellow
Kings College
University of Cambridge

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Nobel Laureate on Editorial Board

Andrew V. Schally

Journal History

Current Pharmaceutical Design was introduced in 1995 with the assistance of Dr. William A. Banks.
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